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Editor’s Letter (2 mn)

Sometimes a magazine will get away from you. You’ll know which elements you want to include cheese and châteaux for example yet certain unforeseen themes keep popping up. Scenes and angles re-appea...


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Maison Troisgros (2 mn)

A lesson in the wonders of simplicity, reinvention and remarkably fine fare. A hungry travellers journey beyond the chic metropolis of Paris and head south, bound for the eclectic terrain of cent...


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Floral Magic (3 mn)

The chic and delicate world of jasmine a hidden harvest in the south of France. Grasse is a quaint,provincial town straight out of Beauty and the Beast, all terracotta roofs and faded wooden shutte...


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Brandy Snaps (2 mn)

Our shells clacked on the plates. My tongue was a filling estuary, My palate hung with starlight I was born and raised in France but as an adult moved away, which means I’m always keen to introduce...


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Infinite Pleasure (2 mn)

The food of the French has a certain romance. While Paris may dominate with its sheer volume of eateries and gourmet stores, the south of France quietly hosts an abundance of delicacies just waitin...


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Summer Wonderland (2 mn)

The ten alpine villages of La Plagne have long been adored for all they offer in winter from ski runs down crisp white slopes to the chance to zip along the only bobsleigh track in Europe. It is an...


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Le Tour (5 mn)

Cycling, cider and chanterelles gearing up for a gourmet turn. Legs pumping,gradient rising,I drop through the gears. HGVs thunder past, up the hill, away from the port,towards the heart of the co...


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The Coastal Route (4 mn)

A Riviera road trip. The Côte d’Azur has long tempted travellers of the royal, literary and glamorous variety, offering an array of waterside enticements from Marseille’s laid-back aura to the gli...


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Travels in Terroir (7 mn)

Exploring the wine, personalities and pioneers found between the Vosges and the Rhine. When I lived in Paris in my early twenties I started to drink wine. My friends and I chose bottles from the s...


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In Quiet Shadows (5 mn)

"You must not expect to hear from me for the next two weeks; for i am starting. Donkey purchased: a love: price, 65 francs and a glass of brandy. My route is all pretty well laid out." Letter from ...


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Regional Flavour (1 mn)

As I drove past the plains of central France towards the steep, narrow roads leading through the Auvergne mountains, it was hard to contain my excitement. I was heading for the village of Saint-Nec...


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Bordeaux Superieur (11 mn)

City of wine - house of light. Part I Bordeaux The first thing we did was run for a boat, so I initially saw Bordeaux as a blur. It seemed certain that we’d missed it but we ran nonetheless, spur...


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Mountain Fare (8 mn)

In a country synonymous with fine food it comes as little surprise that the wild offers culinary delights aplenty. Iron studded wooden doors, gnarled and black with age, stand open, beckoning us in...


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Corsican Craft (5 mn)

Conversations with the artisans and creatives safeguarding tradition and island life. It was October when we arrived in Bastia, Corsica’s northernmost city. The summer had already left on its annu...


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Wine Country (7 mn)

A long weekend in Burgundy: Grands Cru, deep sleeps and ambles through history. I always knew this magazine would pay homage to wine, for the notion that France and its vineyards are intrinsically ...


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The Debutantes (6 mn)

Drama, croissants and flamingos - meeting with the unexpected upon the Canal du Midi. Slowly, slowly with a windy behind," encouraged our boating instructor, his voice carrying only the slightest...


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Chasing Landscapes (10 mn)

Seeking beauty, soliloquies and great heights in Savoie Mont Blanc. Think of the Alps and your mind might conjure up pale peaks and wooden chalets puffing merry little smoke plumes from their chim...


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Once Upon A Time In Mont Saint-Michel (5 mn)

Bringing fairy tales to life in an island city fit for slumbering princesses, booted cats and fairy godmothers with the best of intentions. The first time I saw Mont Saint-Michel, although I didn’...


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Taking The Waters (2 mn)

Indulging in the healing power of water in a setting where luxury and wellness will be forever in vogue. At the Cachat spring tourists jostle, empty bottles in hand, against locals who come with la...


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Parisian Style (2 mn)

In the French capital, luxury accommodation comes with a fondness for aviation, a touch of history and an artistic eye for detail. I was blissfully unaware of the City of Light’s bustle beyond my s...


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By The Sea (3 mn)

Valéry Grégo is the debonaire gent behind Les Hôtels d’En Haut, a group known for their collection of hotels in the French Alps, one of which began life as an inn for the engineers constructing Cou...


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Taking Flight (3 mn)

Gabrielle van der Steen belongs in the mountains; climbing, skiing and lying around snow-covered peaks which we mere mortals must settle for admiring from a great, grounded distance. She is a speed...


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Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (1 mn)

Looked at from above, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s life seems transcendent. Heroic aviator,aristocrat,writer,philosopher, artist - he defies convention and classification. When he vanished in 1944, ...


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Lara Kiosses (1 mn)

Lara Kiosses takes photographs to lose yourself within. Focusing on the feminine and melancholic, her dream-like palette and mastery of lighting allow her images to be seen for what they are poigna...


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Michaël Cailloux (1 mn)

Intricate and bewitching, Michaël Cailloux’s wall jewellery, etchings and wallpaper come with hidden meanings. Seemingly dedicated to enriching the everyday, Cailloux has found commercial success (...


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Zoé Ouvrier (1 mn)

Engraving twisting branches and ancient trunks into wall panels and folding screens, Zoé Ouvrier is an artist with a purpose, for her refined, hypnotically beautiful works help draw attention to th...


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La Venise Verte (1 mn)

The word marshland doesn’t really conjure up images of holiday idyll. A victim of semantics, France’s Marais Poitevin is arguably one of the country’s most unspoilt, least explored regions; a glori...


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Hôtels Barrière Les Neiges (1 mn)

Those who believe skiing holidays benefit from a liberal sprinkling of the ultra luxe should sample the welcoming decadence of Courchevel’s Hôtels Barrière Les Neiges. Opened in late 2016, the des...


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Domaine Les Crayeres (1 mn)

If you’re looking to experience the Champagne region in style, then give serious consideration to Domaine Les Crayeres. Situated in Reims, and surrounded by the crème de la crème of Champagne house...


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Hotel Auberge Du Jeu De Paume Chantilly (1 mn)

Only a short train ride from Paris, Chantilly remains a relatively unexplored treasure trove of delights. Domaine de Chantilly alone, hovering above its moat like the grandest of grande dames, cont...


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Hotel Du Petit Moulin (1 mn)

Hotel du Petit Moulin stands on a crossroads in the historic Le Marais district of Paris, close to the Picasso Museum. A former boulangerie , the gold ghost foil signage of its understated facade t...


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Cazaudehore La Forestière (1 mn)

Relais & Chateaux’s Cazaudehore la Forestiere stands in the vast Forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, former hunting grounds of the Kings of France who resided at the imposing Château de Saint-Germain-...


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Pavillon Des Lettres (1 mn)

An elegant hotel in the heart of Paris’ 8th arrondissement celebrating the written word, Pavillon des Lettres is a literary treat. Each of its 26 rooms is dedicated to a European author and thinker...


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Dijon & Hotel Vertigo (1 mn)

Dijon’s modern glory is largely thanks to the far-sighted Dukes of Burgundy, who ruled the region back when it stretched into Flanders and Holland. As their capital, the city became synonymous with...


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Château De Chambord (1 mn)

The first time I visited the Loire Valley I was travelling with my parents, intrepid folks keen for their daughter to experience UNESCO grandeur and French Renaissance architecture at its absolute ...


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Battlefields (1 mn)

What moves me most when travelling are the reminders, everywhere, that history is never far from where we tread. Sometimes it sneaks up on you - a site you thought to be more fiction than reality -...


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Rocamadour (1 mn)

To climb the 216 monumental steps of the Grand Escalier on ones’ knees sounds arduous in the extreme yet this is how pilgrims piously descended from the edge of Rocamadour to the religious building...


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Giverny (1 mn)

In 1883 Claude Monet rented a house in Giverny and set about transforming the grounds into a floral wonderland and his home into a riotous celebration of vibrant creativity. Despite being firmly r...