Many cities can claim the title 'Europe's other Venice'. And you can reach them all on an outstanding train journey.
Kerry van der Jagt cruises the Rhone and Saone rivers on a journey through Burgundy and Provence to Paris.
The traditionally conservative and insular wine capital of the world is opening itself to ever-increasing numbers of visitors.
Champagne's cultural heritage is bubbling over after a UNESCO listing.
Bustling markets, amazing food, historic castles and prehistoric cave paintings – the Dordogne has something for everyone.
It's big, it's crowded and it's chaotic. Here's the best way to tackle a day at the Louvre.
Kerry van der Jagt still feels van Gogh in modern-day Arles.
Ancient villages, chateaux and vineyards line the rivers on this river cruise in the famous Bordeaux wine region.
A portal into absolute charm, France is an ultimate European experience for lovers of food, wine, culture and sophistication. Take a step back and enjoy the warm hospitality of the south; experience the world's beautiful wine country in Bordeaux; get the Mediterranean vibe flowing in Marseille; swim on pebbled beaches in Nice; and enter the "gateway to the European Cascades" in Chamonix.