Photo by Ivan J. Long on Pexels.com The humble French stick (la baguette) is an iconic feature of France, and its importance and significance has now been recognised:- ... Unesco…

In December the Champagne capital Epernay puts on spectacular sound and light shows, Held on the Avenue de Champagne there are Champagne tastings ,cookery demonstrations and entertainment for children. 13…

In 1982, the  Royal Saltworks (Saline Royale) at Arc-et-Senans (25 Doubs, BCF) was included on the UNESCO world heritage list. Designed by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806), a visionary architect in the…

The Site Le Corbusier (Le Corbusier architecture) is an international site of Modern Architecture at Firminy (43 Loire, ARA) and is being considered for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage…

Building work at Le Mont St Michel (50 Manche, Normandie) has been completed and President Francois Hollande on 31 October 2015 opened a bridge which restores the Abbey's island status…

Champagne's historic vineyards and wine cellars and the vineyards of Burgundy have been listed as world heritage sites by UNESCO. In Champagne there is special mention of the Avenue de…

The Normandy Tourist Board has published some stunning video of the magical Mont Saint Michel: an Island once more at the recent high tides: See more on Le Mont Saint-Michel…

Abbaye Royal de Fontevraud The quite exceptional Fontevrault Abbey (49 Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire) is not just the burial place of Richard the Lionheart, this exceptional abbey offers the…

EU citizens under the age of 26 get free entry into most of France’s national monuments and museums, and many museums are free for the first Sunday of each month.…

The city of Bordeaux has been voted European Best Destination 2015. Combined with its UNESCO World Heritage status and some great improvements to the City in recent years this all…

Chartres Cathedral The Guardian (20 December 2014) reports on a controversial restoration of the UNESCO listed Chartres Cathedral's interior which is being cleansed of centuries of dirt and grime (28…

In Autumn Mende (48 Lozère, Occitanie) hosts its Mushroom Festival (Toqués du Cèpe) 6 - 7 October 2023 Mushroom lovers assemble in the town to take part in this great…

Nancy Christmas Market Nancy (54 Meurthe-et-Moselle, Grand Est) is the star attraction in Eastern France with its history, culture and art-deco heritage. In October there is a Jazz Festival Nancy Jazz…

Every year Le Thoureil (49 Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire) holds an annual Loire boat festival, Fête du Thoureil which takes place on 27 -28 April 2024 The Loire is…