CATEGORIES

Paindemic In Paris

For American actor and writer Alexander Burnett, a shortage of bread at his local boulangerie was one of the biggest challenges of lockdown in his adopted home city

5 mins read
France
December 2020

VEULES-LES-ROSES

Between the white cliffs of the Côte d’Albâtre and the bucolic landscapes of the Pays de Caux, discover a village that combines coast and country,

4 mins read
France
December 2020

Taking the BISCUIT

France is known for its exquisite pâtisserie and extravagant gâteaux but the not-so-humble biscuit deserves recognition too

5 mins read
France
December 2020

PICTURE PERFECT PISTE

After a decade away from the slopes Janet Brice finds her ski legs in val d'arly, a hidden gem in the shadow of Mount Blanc

8 mins read
France
December 2020

Let there BE LIGHT

Lyon’s annual Fête des Lumières brightens up the darkest of December nights in spectacular fashion, finds David Atkinson on a winter visit to the Rhône capital

4 mins read
France
December 2020

Shop ‘til YOU DROP

In the first of our new Insight guides, Helen Parkinson delights in the French shopping experience

4 mins read
France
December 2020

Floating YOUR BOAT

Spending a day on the River Seine in Paris, Heidi Fuller-love samples some of the city’s top entertainment that can be enjoyed afloat

6 mins read
France
December 2020

Creamy Dijon Chicken With Bacon And Spinach

Enjoy this hearty dish from Bisous & Brioche, a cookbook shot on location in Burgundy

2 mins read
France
November 2020

A Moveable Feast

Philip Sweeney embarks on a voyage gourmand along the Vallée de la Gastronomie travelling from Dijon to Marseille

4 mins read
France
November 2020

BOND RETOUR 7

To celebrate the return of everyone’s favourite globe-trotting British intelligence officer in No Time to Die, Helen Parkinson rounds up five of James Bond’s top cross-Channel escapades

2 mins read
France
November 2020

SAINT-PAUL DE VENCE

Loved by generations of artists, this hilltop gem in Alpes Maritimes is just a short bus journey from the bustle of Nice and perfect for a day of exploring, as Lara Dunn discovers

3 mins read
France
November 2020

LE CHAT NOIR

Find out how a striking black cat became synonymous with Montmartre’s golden age, says Helen Parkinson

2 mins read
France
November 2020

Another shade of ALSACE

In the shadow of the Vosges Mountains, Dominic Rippon finds a lot to love about Alsace’s lesser-known red wines

2 mins read
France
November 2020

Hidden HIGHS

Thrills and spills for all the family await in the peaceful mountains of Haute Maurienne Vanoise, as Ben Moore discovers

6 mins read
France
November 2020

French CONNECTION

A bond over a common enemy cemented a centuries-long deal between Scotland and France, writes Helen Parkinson

2 mins read
France
November 2020

BESANÇON

Time is of the essence in the Doubs capital, as Lara Dunn discovers while keeping an eye on the clock

4 mins read
France
November 2020

Fairytale FRANCE

Lucy Parford whisked her family away to Tarn-et-Garonne in the south-west for a magical half-term break

7 mins read
France
November 2020

BIRD IS THE WORD

Take to the skies with a unique ornithologist in Cantal

2 mins read
France
November 2020

Smooth Crusing

For a really special way to explore Burgundy, a luxury barge cruise through the tranquil countryside is hard to beat, writes

8 mins read
France
October 2020

Fat Of The Land

Few countries hold butter in such high regard as France, as Lara Dunn explains

5 mins read
France
October 2020

Toil and TROUBLE

Discover the spellbinding, tragic history of witches in France with Helen Parkinson

4 mins read
France
October 2020

ORLÉANS

Paola Westbeek follows in the footsteps of Joan of Arc in the city she saved from English siege nearly 600 years ago

5 mins read
France
October 2020

Northern STAR

Just over an hour from Paris, France’s ‘Venice of the north’ Amiens is the perfect destination for a day trip, finds Vicky Leigh

3 mins read
France
October 2020

MADELEINES

The humble madeleine is a vessel for a myriad of flavours, meanings and memories, writes Brigitte Nicolas

4 mins read
France
October 2020

LAROQUEBROU

Cantal charm abounds in the dancing queen of the Auvergne, as Mark Sampson finds out

5 mins read
France
October 2020

HAUTE-VIENNE

Steeped in tradition, this unspoiled département offers an authentic taste of rural life, says Helen Parkinson

3 mins read
France
October 2020

GOING SOLO

Travelling alone in France can make for an incredibly rewarding holiday experience. Helen Parkinson has a handy guide to make the most of your solo adventure

8 mins read
France
October 2020

CHILL OUT ZONE

Alpine resorts have long been known for their restorative properties, catering to both body and soul. Lara Dunn enjoys some active relaxation in Annecy Mountains

6 mins read
France
October 2020

Stars In Your Eyes

From secret beaches to celebrity boules or supping on cocktails, Heidi Fuller-love takes a whirlwind tour of the places where the stars flee from the paparazzi during Cannes’ hottest festival

6 mins read
France
September 2020

NATURAL Wonder

With its bountiful sands, surf and seafood, the Bassin d’Arcachon provides the perfect off-season escape, as Alison Weeks discovers

8 mins read
France
September 2020

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