Marché Rungis – The World’s Largest Fresh Produce Market

Cheese at the Marché Rungis, wholesale market

Marché Rungis (Rungis Market) is the World’s Largest Fresh Produce Wholesale Market: For the foodie, Paris has always offered the opportunity to visit lively neighbourhood food markets where all kinds of wonderful foods are on display.  If, like me, you enjoy visiting Paris markets and finding out about the seasonal food in Paris, there is […]

Reblochon – The Cheese Name With Quite a Story

Reblochon Cheese

Reblochon Cheese is From the Haute-Savoie Region and is AOC Accredited: We first came across Reblochon cheese when we were travelling in Annecy. This soft washed-rind and smear-ripened French cheese is a specialty of the Haute-Savoie region and so as cheese lovers we had some of this delicious cheese. Reblochon was first produced in the […]

A New “Palace” Classification for French Hotels

Le Bristol, Paris Hotel

Your French Hotel Could be A “Palace” Under a New Hotel Classification: If your holiday fantasies include staying in a palace during your French holidays, perhaps this is not so out of reach with the new French hotel classification. Eight amongst the very best 5-star hotels in France have been awarded the distinction of “Palace”. […]

Sainte Chapelle Paris Concerts at Easter

Sainte Chapelle Paris Concerts

Enjoy Classical Concerts in the Amazing Setting of Sainte Chapelle: This Easter, enjoy classical concerts in the amazing Sainte Chapelle church, one of the most breathtaking sights in Paris and a hidden treasure of Parisian architecture. Easter at La Sainte Chapelle: Pergolesi, Händel, Vivaldi – This special Easter weekend concert at Sainte Chapelle features works […]

Eglise St Sulpice – A Place of History and Fiction

St Sulpice Gnomon by Daniele Raffo/Wiki

St Sulpice – Brought into the Limelight by The Da Vinci Code: The visit of Silas, the scary albino monk and assassin, to St Sulpice in search of the Holy Grail is a scene that endures in my memory.  And, since The Da Vinci Code, a visit to Eglise St Sulpice will probably never be […]

Opéra de Baugé – Opera in the French Countryside

Les Capucin, Baugé

Opéra de Baugé is Held at the Historic 16th Century Les Capucins: Paris has opera houses that are fit for emperors, but for those who enjoy opera and love the French countryside, Opéra de Baugé combines opera and the ability to meet up with friends for a picnic in the countryside. Baugé is a canton […]

Tour de France – Le Tour 2011

Tour de France 2011

Tour de France 2011 – From Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts to Paris Champs-Élysées: The 98th Tour de France starts from Passage du Gois La Barre-de-Monts on Saturday July 2nd and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 24th, 2011. This year’s race is made up of 21 stages covering a distance of 3,471 kilometres, 129 […]

Beaune – Capital of Burgundy Wines

Hospice de Beaune

The Varnished-Tile Roofs of Beaune’s Hôtel-Dieu is the Symbol of Burgundy Abroad: Unlike Chablis and Dijon, Beaune is not a town that bears the name of a famous wine or a Burgundian product. The varnished-tile roofs of the Hospices de Beaune is the most recognisable symbol of Burgundy abroad, but that Beaune is the Capital […]

Cycling Holidays in France: Burgundy by Bike

Cycling holidays in France © Atout France / Michel Laurent

With 580 Kms of Cycle Routes, Seeing Burgundy by Bike is a Travel Option: Very few travellers can do Le Tour de France, but Le Tour de Bourgogne is a real possibility. With its 580 kms of ‘voies vertes’ (tracks reserved strictly for non-motorised traffic) and ‘véloroutes’ (long-distance cycling trails), Burgundy is a haven for […]

See Burgundy Vineyards on the Grands Crus Wine Route

Côte d'Or Wine Route

The Grands Crus Wine Route is the ‘Champs-Elysées’ of the Burgundy Wine Route: Burgundy is one of France’s main wine producing areas and its vineyards, stretching some 250 kms from north to south, are the source of some of the most prestigious wines in the world. Naturally many visitors come to Burgundy in search of […]