A to Z Of French Food

France is one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. Cuisine from France is highly regarded for its finesse and flavour, as well as its diversity across the country. From dishes of humble and historic origin, to modern and elegant masterpieces, or even dishes borrowed from abroad, French food is a cuisine everyone can enjoy. … More A to Z Of French Food

Which Loire Valley Castle To Visit?

The Châteaux of France’s Loire Valley are some of the country’s most opulent and dramatic sights to visit. This collection of castles contains some legendary names – Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Amboise. For centuries, the castles along the Loire Valley south of Paris were the homes of French royalty and nobility, with magnificent gardens and estates. … More Which Loire Valley Castle To Visit?

French Cheeses By Region – The Illustrated Guide to France’s Cheeses

To say that the French nation loves cheese is an understatement. France is the home to some of the most beloved cheeses in the world, and their names are legendary – Rochefort, Brie, Camembert, Comté. While opinion differs about how many varieties of cheese there are in France, there are at least 400 (with some … More French Cheeses By Region – The Illustrated Guide to France’s Cheeses

Urban Sketching On The Streets Of Paris

Paris is the perfect place for urban sketching. Often admired as one of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic cities, or argued as an overrated and overcrowded urban jungle, there’s no denying that the streets of Paris make for compelling artistic subject matter. The cobblestone alleys, street lamps, quays, Haussmannian buildings, and grand monuments make for … More Urban Sketching On The Streets Of Paris

Brittany Region of France – City Walls, Wild Coastlines, and Breton Culture

Occupying a hilly peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean is the French region of Brittany, France’s most north-westerly region. It is a region of dramatic rocky coastlines, charming medieval cities with city walls and cobblestone streets, and locally brewed cider served with Brittany’s most beloved dish – crêpes. Its capital is Rennes, a … More Brittany Region of France – City Walls, Wild Coastlines, and Breton Culture

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region of France – Lavender, Skiing, and the French Riviera

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azure in the south of France is a region of glamorous sunny beaches, vast fields of colourful lavender, sensational alpine peaks, and a rich historical heritage. It borders Italy to the east, and surrounds the city-state of Monaco. Its prefecture is the vibrant city of Marseille, an important port city since ancient Greek times, … More Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region of France – Lavender, Skiing, and the French Riviera

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region of France – Ski Resorts, Volcanoes, And Fine Gastronomy

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is France’s alpine region, bordering Switzerland and Italy on its eastern border, and includes the northern part of the French Alps. Named for the former Auvergne region, the wide Rhône River, and the French Alps mountains, it’s a region renowned for its diverse landscapes and stunning natural beauty, including some of France’s most iconic … More Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region of France – Ski Resorts, Volcanoes, And Fine Gastronomy

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region of France – Burgundy Wine and Hilltop Castles

A large rural region in the east of France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is most famous for its prestigious Burgundy wine country, and is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Burgundy. The prefecture is Dijon, a historic town of grand palaces, perhaps best known for producing the mustard of the same name. Meanwhile, cities such as Beaune … More Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region of France – Burgundy Wine and Hilltop Castles

Normandy Region Of France – Rugged Beaches, Romantic Châteaux And Camembert Cheese

Located west of Paris and stretching along the coast of the English Channel, the region of Normandy is one of France’s most important historical regions. It is the region of the majestic fortified island of Mont Saint-Michel, one of France’s most iconic sights. It is home to the white cliffs of Étretat and Atlantic resort … More Normandy Region Of France – Rugged Beaches, Romantic Châteaux And Camembert Cheese