Tuesday, January 10 2012

Vence—A village of art and azure

dome of VenceOn a hot day in Vence, there is nothing like sitting on the edge of the beautiful fountain in the Place Peyra and listening to the music of its cool cascade. Enjoy the good life, you are in Vence.


Sunday, May 15 2011

La Bastide Clairence, one of the most beautiful villages in France

Bastide Clairence in the Basque CountryYou couldn’t dream up a more adorable vacation setting than La Bastide Clairence, in the Aquitaine region.


Thursday, February 24 2011

Provins, Mysterious and Exceptional—A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Provins in the Paris regionProvins is a town in Ile de France that makes us wonder. This unusual site rises out of the immense checkerboard of farms that is the Brie countryside.


Friday, November 12 2010

Sarlat, Bergerac, Brantôme and Périgueux

chateau in the Dorgogne ValleyMuch has been written about these hospitable provinces, famous for their beautiful unspoiled countryside, rich artistic heritage and their subtle art of easy living.


Monday, November 8 2010

Reims, Epernay, Châlons-en-Champagne

House in the Champagne regionTo pronounce the word Champagne anywhere in the world is to evoke that divine, sparkling beverage.


Dijon, Beaune, Chalon-sur-Saône, Auxerre

vineyards in BurgundyBurgundy occupies a special position between the Paris basin and the Saône and Rhone valley, between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean lands.


Sunday, June 27 2010

Initials BB: the Brigitte Bardot Exhibit at Saint-Tropez

Brigitte BardotA major exhibit on a glamorous icon of French cinema:  Brigitte Bardot.


Friday, June 25 2010

The Perche: Ecological awareness and respect for nature in the heart of a regional park

the Perche region, in low Normandy, FranceThe Perche region, located between Paris and Normandy, has become the chosen weekend destination for Parisians in the know.


Thursday, May 27 2010

An exceptional line up for the 13th Nuits du Sud de Vence music festival

festival nuits du sud de VenceThe 13th annual Nuits du Sud de Vence Festival-which will run from July 8 to August 7, 2010 has announced a fantastic line up of international artists.


Thursday, November 12 2009

Toulouse, Lourdes, Albi, Rocamadour, Millau, Cahors, Figeac and Souillac

Midi PyreneesThis vast region has been geographically carved out by the Garonne, the great river into which many well-known rivers flow:


Amboise, Tours and Blois

the Loire ValleyThe Loire is a queen and many kings have loved her". These words accurately evoke the originality of this region of the Loire Valley and its chateaux.


Nantes, La Baule, Le Mans, Angers and Saumur

pays de la Loire in FranceSince early times, the legendary mildness of the climate and the splendour of reflected light on the waters of the Loire river charmed the French kings, who chose this region to build a series of magnificent castles.


Limoges, Aubusson, Guéret, Pompadour and Peyrat-le-Château

Limousin and BerryTwo central regions in France, located between the Armoricain Massif, which borders the Auvergne region, and the Massif Central, bordering the Loire Valley.


Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Narbonne and Béziers

Languedoc RoussillonThe Languedoc-Roussillon region stretches from the Pyrenees mountain range to the Aubrac and Margeride Mountains, which flank the massif des Cévennes and the Languedoc plain.


Wednesday, November 12 2008

Lyon, Valence, Montélimar, Drôme and the Rhône Valley

Rhone ValleyThe geographical location of this region, between Northern and Southern France, has made this land a major passage way, a trading zone between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean basin.


Marseille, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Orange and Saintes-Marie de la Mer

lavender fields in the ProvenceProvence, a name that tinkles musically in the ears, like the accent of its people. The quintessence of the Mediterranean region.


La Rochelle, Island of Ré, Poitiers, Royan and Cognac

landscape of the Poitou-CharentesLand of passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains of the Massif Central, between the North and the South, between the Paris and Aquitania basins, between the "langue d'oc" and the "langue d'oil", Poitou-Charentes is a region of subtle balances and diversity


Lille, Calais and Dunkerque

Chateau in the North of FranceTo travel in the Nord region is first of all to free oneself of the clichés about a dark, cold region, where life is hard.