Dijon, the capital of the bountiful Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of France, has an abundance of historic landmarks and cultural attractions, as well as its exceptional gastronomy. With so much to see, this guide will help you make the best of a short break to this flourishing city, one of the best-kept travel secrets in France.
Though the days are shorter and there’s a tinge of winter in the air, France events in November will be gathering steam. It may be chilly but you can bundle up and enjoy a thrilling day trip to Champagne, Loire Valley or even Mont Saint Michel.
Nantes is a wonderland for weekenders. The city, on the river Loire, has seen a cultural reinvention in the past 10 years and there’s easily enough to do to fill a week – or a few days en route south, as many people tend to do. Here’s how.
Looking for something to do in France this month? The start of autumn brings lovely hues of red, orange and yellow to France along with a crisp chill to the air. Here are some of the top events you might want to attend on your October trip to France.
Lille is very colourful, welcoming and dynamic. It’s a far cry from the grey and rainy clichés of the Nord Pas de Calais region. The city is nestled close to the Belgium border and is the main city in France’s Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, which like Lille does not really have a reputation for pulling in the […]
Despite longing for it since September, the honeymoon phase of warm weather in the city tends to fade rather quickly. While baking hot days and long summer evenings are wonderful in theory, if you’re stuck in an office, the Métro or anywhere indoors you may as well be staring at a Caribbean screensaver for all […]
Apart from visiting museums, monuments and wandering around a city, it is fascinating to discover the culture and the habits of French people. You will notice that markets are an integral part of French life.
More than three million people visit Corsica each year, drawn by the mild climate and some of the most diverse landscapes in all Europe. Nowhere in the Mediterranean there are beaches finer than the island’s perfect half-moon bays of white sand and transparent water, or seascapes more dramatic than the red porphyry Calanches of the […]
For most of its life, the Pyrenees-Orientales region (formerly called Roussillon) of Languedoc was Spanish, only reverting to France in 1659. Since then it has retained a distinctively Catalan flavour, with Catalan spoken widely, and the Sardana dance, Bullfights and Paschal rituals still performed. The food too has a Spanish flavour, with spicy chorizzo and […]
Statistics and surveys all agree upon one thing: France is the perfect holiday destination. Known for its incredible cultural riches and relentless pursuit of the good life, France has captured the imagination of the world.