It's hard to fathom the guillotine once dominated Paris' Place de la Concorde.
The last time I stayed in one of the city's grand hotels, they'd embroidered my initials on the bed linen.
Champagné in north-eastern France has a host of new offerings including a luxury hotel, new tasting experiences and Michelin-star restaurants.
You can taste Bordeaux wine anywhere, of course, but I reckon it's at its best sipped on the spot.
Reflecting on the D-Day landings is a highlight of this Seine River cruise.
The snooty Frenchman. The rude Frenchman. The Gallic snob who refuses to speak English even though he or she clearly can.
French women always look so groomed and glossy, I figured their beauty salons must be the best in the world.
Cycling in the Dordogne is like gliding into an impressionists' masterpiece, especially on an e-bike.
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.