Places in Atlantic Coast
Known as La Ville Blanche (the White City), La Rochelle's luminous limestone facades glow in the bright coastal sunlight. One of France's foremost seaports from the 14th to 17th centuries, the city has arcaded walkways, half-timbered houses (protected from the salt air by slate tiles) and ghoulish gargoyles, rich reminders of its seafaring past.
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Tips and articles
Paris by pastry: five patisserie icons and where to find them
Even the mildest sweet tooth will be unable to resist the allure of Paris’ patisseries...
Six sublime historic buildings in France's Auvergne
The Auvergne wins admirers for its brooding scenery, a jigsaw of valleys, lakes and craters sculpted by ancient volcanoes...
Bière de garde: a traveller’s guide to beer in France
Beer. It’s not the first thing most people think of sampling on a trip to France. But France, like many places, is on the cusp of a beer moment...
A gourmet road trip through France's Auvergne region
Even by French standards, the Auvergne bulges with gastronomic flair. The region produces five protected-status cheeses, cured meats prized around France, plus an arsenal of wines and heady herbal liqueurs...