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Exploring the Limousin Region: The Original “Plus Beaux Villages de France”

Far from the touristed crowds, discover the beautiful gems of this "undiscovered region."

Château du Maréchal de Saxe: Where to Stay Near the Paris Orly Airport

We wanted one last memorable stay to end our French vacation. What I found near Orly airport were numerous chain hotels but nothing special. Searching farther out I came across Château du Maréchal de...

Château des Comtes de Challes: Where to Stay near Chambéry in the Alps

We were driving in the Alps, about twelve miles south of Chambéry, looking for a quiet place to spend the night. Having left autoroute A41, we passed through several small busy towns with convenience...

A Slice of Château Life in Nice

Eyebrows are raised when I tell people that my parents live in a château in Nice. Incredible as it may seem, their inner-city apartment is in a manor house built in 1850, in the...

Summertime, and the living in France is easy!

1. Faire la fête The south of France is blessed with a glorious summer climate and the locals make the most of it, at festivals which are spread throughout the season. Arts and theatre aficionados are...

Najac castle in the Aveyron

If the word château conjures up epic battles and soaring ramparts in your imagination, Najac Castle in the Aveyron is a must-visit site. Situated in the west of the department, the fortified castle of...

Hot-Air Balloon Rides over the Loire Valley Chateaux

A breathtaking way to experience the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Loire Valley.
Château de Tanlay

Château de Tanlay: A Renaissance Jewel in Burgundy

A trip to the renowned wine region of Burgundy isn’t complete without a stop at the magnificent chateau de Tanlay. This is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Burgundy, a rare...

Want to Buy a French Chateau? Read this First

Owning a castle remains a popular dream for overseas buyers, and there are plenty of bargains now.

Chateau de Berne: Sleep on a Wine Estate in Provence

This chateau-hotel captures the art de vivre of Provence.