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  • The sun-drenched exterior of the villa at St. Saturnin with blues shutters and plants growing up the walls.

    The Best Family Friendly Villas in the South of France

    The South of France with its charming villages, gorgeous scenery, and delicious Provençal cuisine entices visitors from the world over. This selection of family, and friend, friendly villas in Provence and la Côte d’Azur will let you settle in and live like a local.

  • An imposing view of Domaine de le Primard next to the river with blue skies. A decoratively laid table with a vase of wild flowers.

    Unique Castle Hotels and Rentals in France

    France has a range of wonderful accommodation options, however, there’s something especially magical about staying in a castle. Whether you’re looking for a whole castle to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic setting for a couple’s getaway, here are some of our favorite unique castle hotels and rentals in France.

  • 7 Best Hip Boutique Hotels in Paris

    In Paris few hotels break the mold. Enjoy a chic home away from home at these ultra-hip boutique hotels in Paris.

  • The Most Romantic Apartment Rentals in Paris

    It’s Valentine’s Day, and many of us dream of an intimate getaway with our partner. Enjoy privacy, local living and the ideal setting in these charming, romantic Paris apartments.

  • The Best Boutique Hotels in Paris: Hidden Addresses

    Here are some wonderful “hidden” boutique hotels—unique, cool, or chic bases tucked away in discreet spots around Paris.

  • People gathered outside Recho, and archway of Recho

    Eco-Friendly & Zero-Waste Dining in Paris

    Here are some of the best ethical and environmentally friendly Parisian restaurants.

  • Best Waterside Bars Near Paris

    Terraces abound in Paris right now. And the growing number of waterside bars are especially appealing, with their spacious, airy, festive, and beach-like vibes. This new wave of waterside bars are worth the journey out of the city center to experience.

  • The 7 Best Paris Terraces For Summer

    After months of shuttered closure, terrace mania has taken over Paris. Here’s a selection to help you choose the best terrace for you.

  • Left: A street in Paris leading up to the Sacre Coeur Basilica. There are three people walking down the street including a couple walking towards the camera and a man playing with his dog. It is sunny and the cobblestoned street is lined with buildings. Right: a woman reading in a Parisian apartment in front of a window. There are white curtains on the window and the woman is wearing glasses and dark clothing. There is an orange cat sitting to the left of the woman.

    To Lockdown in Paris or Not?

    In the midst of a national lockdown, one adopted Parisian shares some insight as to why she chose not to flee to the countryside.

  • Two people standing outside a villa with the lights on inside overlooking a mountain vista with a sunset

    The Best Hidden Hilltop Villages of Provence

    Provence is famous the world over for its postcard-worthy villages. Get off the beaten path and savor a real taste of Provence at these lesser-known, but equally beautiful hilltop villages across the region!

  • Left: A plate of meaty pasta sits atop a marble table, next to grated parmesan and an aperol spritz at Court Circus in Marseille, Right: The popular Canebière in the middle of Marseille at sunset

    A Weekend in Marseille

    Sitting on a natural harbor on France’s Mediterranean coast, Marseille has been attracting travelers since ancient times. Here’s how to spend the perfect weekend in Marseille.

  • Left: A cake, freshly baked and cooled, sits on a tray with a pile of frosting on top, ready to be spread on the cake, Right: The view of the front of the top few stories of a Parisian apartment building on a bright day.

    French Cooking Classes Online

    Every year, thousands of people come to France with the objective of sampling its amazing cuisine. Many go a step further by learning to make French food themselves, taking hands-on cooking classes in Paris and around the country. The Covid-19 crisis is preventing many from being able to do this, or at least, in person. But the pandemic has actually expanded the possibilities of learning how to cook French food online, with a range of virtual classes bringing the best of French cuisine into your kitchen!

  • Exploring a Different Side of Provence: Arles, Camargue & Les Alpilles

    For many, Provence equals rolling fields of lavender and quaint villages. But this southern French region also has a rich history and immense natural diversity. You can discover these lesser-known facets in the city of Arles and its surroundings, home to impressive Roman vestiges, France’s largest wetlands, otherworldly rocky mountains, and sites linked to artist Vincent van Gogh.

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