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Where to Stay and Eat Outside of Paris

Our choice of fabulous hotels and restaurants in the region around Paris. Related article: Day Trips from Paris: From Champagne Country to Artist Villages Accommodation Airelles Le...

American Friends Musée d’Orsay Celebrates 10+ Years

American Friends Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) is a non-public charitable organisation whose mission is to raise public awareness and financial support for the Musée d’Orsay...

Buried Treasure: An Alternative Look at the Loire Valley

Chloe Govan discovers there’s more to the region than royal residences, delving deeper underground to explore the cave culture the tourist brochures don’t tell...

Those Magnificent Men: France and Aviation History

In 1909, businessman Louis Blériot astonished the world by flying across the Channel France soared into aviation history on July 25, 1909, when Louis Blériot...

A Cup of the Strong Stuff: Honoré de Balzac’s Coffee Habit

The prolific author’s 50-cup a day caffeine habit fuelled night-long writing jags It’s no wonder Honoré de Balzac was so prolific, publishing scores of novels...

Roc of Ages: The History of an Icon on the Riviera

Guy Hibbert reviews an exquisite new book celebrating 150 years of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. In 1865, Hippolyte de Villemessant, the publisher who made Le Figaro...

Coco Chanel, The Life and Times of an Icon

In the first of this two-part series, Chloe Govan explores Coco Chanel’s journey from an orphanage childhood of abject poverty to the founder of...

12 Essential Visits in Brittany in 2021

Our choice of must-see towns, natural wonders and other places of interest. Related articles: The Littoral Charms of Brittany SAINT-MALO Home of 17th-century privateers, the ‘Intra Muros’...

Les Franciscaines: The New Cultural Centre in Deauville

Deauville, Normandy, considered by many Paris’s 21st district, is famous for its beaches, horse races, and cinema festival, but now, thanks to newcomer Les...

Must-See Marvels of the Dordogne Valley

Our choice of the sights you won’t want to miss off your itinerary... Related articles: Hollywood sur Dordogne, What’s New for Visitors in 2021 What to...