France

Aube: Champagne and Templar

Aube, in the south of the Champagne region, the largest Cistercian monastery was founded in 1115 by an abbot, later canonised as Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Not only was he instrumental in the founding of the Knights Templars, he also brought Pinot Noir grapes from Burgundy, an essential ingredient in Champagne

Read the full story here

Winter fun in the Three Valleys

The Three Valleys in south east France offers up some of the best skiing in Europe. Andy Mossack explores what lies beyond it’s hallowed slopes.

Read the full story here

Le Château de Candie

Le Château de Candie is a perfect example of a classic French château transformed into a luxury hotel brimming with style, elegance and histoy.

Read the full story here

Truffle Hunting in Uzès, South of France

If there’s one reason to visit the South of France in winter, when despite the brilliant sunshine, it’s freezing cold from the Camargue to the Cote d’Azur, it’s truffles

Read the full story here

Benard Magrez Luxury Wine Experience

Classic French châteaux are by nature impressive beasts, but when you stay in one that was once the Bordeaux home of Pope Clement V in 1306, well that is another thing entirely. Such is the divine experience that accompanies a stay at Château Pape Clément with the Benard Magrez Luxury Wine Experience

Read the full story here

Calais five must-see places

It’s easy to forget just how easy it is to get to Calais, whether by ferry, tunnel or train but most people just drive straight through on the way to somewhere else. That’s a shame because it makes a great weekend destination, perfect for stocking up on wine and other foods and enjoying excellent meals. The presence of the Jungle refugee camp certainly hasn’t helped but, in Calais, there’s no evidence of any trouble. Indeed the town centre seems completely unchanged since I first visited it thirty years ago. Here are my Calais five must-see places to visit.

Read the full story here

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinrsstumblrinstagramFacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinrsstumblrinstagram

Poll