Vercingetorix has become, more than 2000 years after his death, the focus of a debate about French identity.
A Star Clippers cruise through small ports in Italy and France highlights some true Mediterranean beauties.
From calf heads in vinaigrette to a simple pastry: these delicacies are one-off wonders.
Michelin-starred restaurants in sumptuously decorated hotels, what's not to love?
Forget the obvious, and head to where the locals linger.
It's one of the last corners of the French Riviera where you can like a 1950s movie star.
Fancy some frivolous feeding and serious scholarship? After writing a book on his travels, David Dale offers an itinerary.
For a Europe experience with a difference, avoid the hotspots.
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.