The alternative city guide to Paris
Although Paris nurtures its archetypal grand avenues, bistros, pavement cafes and boulangeries, its urban character continues to evolve. Major arts projects propel the city as a catalyst of culture, exciting international chefs join iconic restaurateurs here, and time-honoured landmarks neighbour the visionary architecture of more recent years. Hannah Frances is a freelance writer and creative […]
The World’s Most Romantic Restaurants
Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate - Alan D. Wolfelt
9 Ways To Celebrate Carnival In Europe
Carnival fever takes hold of the globe around February and March. But if the vibrant colours and glittering sequins of Rio de Janeiro feel a bit too far away, there are lots of alternative ways to celebrate – thanks to a selection of lively carnivals scattered across Europe. Each of these pre-Lent events puts its own […]
The New Regions Of France: Where To Go & Why?
The redrawn regions of mainland France are now very much in official use – here’s a rundown of each area’s highlights. When the powers-that-be decided to reduce the number of official regions in mainland France from 21 down to 12, traditionalists baulked. It was au revoir to familiar names such as Midi-Pyrénées and Alsace and […]