Top Four Favourite Villages in France

Every year, France 3 TV network holds a public vote on the Village préféré des Français. Here are the most recent winners... HUNSPACH (2020) In contrast to the bright colours of its neighbours on the Upper...

Hidden Gems of the Provence Coastline Unearthed

Jennifer Ladonne breaks away from the tourist trail and finds some unspoilt beauties along the French Riviera Provence is a many splendoured thing, and one of its many great splendours is its coastline. Stretching from...

Where to Stay and Eat in Vaucluse

Our selection of the best accommodation and dining in the département Related articles: Vaucluse, The Beating Heart of Provence What to See and Do in Vaucluse 12 Villages to Visit in Vaucluse TO STAY & EAT AVIGNON La Mirande This historic...

12 Villages to Visit in Vaucluse

Bustling markets, medieval squares and spectacular views await you in this most beautiful corner of France Related articles: Vaucluse, The Beating Heart of Provence What to See and Do in Vaucluse APT This old Roman town’s Sunday market...

Château de Valençay: The Most Picturesque Park and Princely Palace

The French novelist George Sand noted that “no king has owned a more picturesque park.” While no king owned Château de Valençay, one of its famous owners was indeed a prince. Situated on 53 hectares...

Out and About in Clermont-Ferrand

Gateway to the Massif Central and strategically situated in the centre of France, the historic capital of Auvergne makes a good base for exploring the villages. Originally it was two separate towns. On the top...

Vaucluse: The Beating Heart of Provence

The enduring charm of the southern département of Vaucluse will have you coming back time and again, writes Jennifer Ladonne about this favorite corner of Provence The Vaucluse encompasses all that travellers have come to...

In the Footsteps of Gentleman Thief Arsène Lupin

This quiet Normandy seaside town once played host to a Belle-Époque burglar and a wily young detective. Chloe Govan introduces us to France’s answer to Sherlock Holmes... It’s the land that time forgot. Étretat, all...

The Art of Survival: The Transformation of Montmartre

Chloe Govan reveals how the poverty-stricken and persecuted in France’s past found the silver lining in their suffering, transforming it into what would one day become a world-famous art legacy Bang! The hammer crashes down...

Hit the Road Again! Exploring Northeastern France

Eyeing a tour of northeastern France for your next visit? Why not explore the towns, villages, landscapes, museums and key war sites of the four départements of Meuse, Aisne, Somme and Pas-de-Calais – with...