Nîmes’ stunning new Roman museum dazzles in a glass ‘toga’

As the French city bids for Unesco heritage status, the stylish Musée de la Romanité shows off the extensive treasures of Roman Nîmes

Travels through History : France

This is a book about travelling in the south-eastern parts of France.
I recently made a journey through Carcassonne, Niaux, Rennes-le Chateau, Montsegur, Payrepertuse, Fanjeaux, Mirepoix, and Perpignan. I travelled by train between these places.
The problem visitors have in France is where to go and how long to spend there, because there are so many places to choose from. However, I can help you as travelling by train is straightforward.
If you need some up-to-date information about which places to go to, read this book to discover some useful tips. The sights are extraordinary and the history is far ranging. The book combines history and sights in one small volume.
I provide descriptions of the places that interest me and some are in the guidebooks, some are not. This is a short introduction to south-eastern France told with humour and irony.
From the Niaux Cave paintings to the Roman theatres of Arles and Orange to the Cathar castles in the foothills of The Pyrenees there is much to see and remember. All of these places are in this book.

Dordogne holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotels

The food, wine and idyllic lifestyle of this region’s villages have always appealed to Brits – and with Brexit looming they’re settling in record numbers – but that has not dimmed its thoroughly French allure.

Creche course: a family skiing holiday in France

With round-the-clock childcare on hand in the quiet, family-friendly village of Ardent, mum and dad get to snowboard some of the best slopes in the French Alps while the kids are entertained back at base

Villaroger, Les Arcs’ poor relation, set to reinvent itself as ‘green resort’

Referred to as ‘the dark side’ by locals for its north-facing slopes and lack of bright lights, the village of Villaroger wants to raise its game without becoming brash

Smoke on the water: a boating holiday adventure in France

On a family break along the Canal du Rhône au Rhin, Emma Cook and Co are out of their comfort zone, especially when their new boat breaks down. Still, there’s always Strasbourg to savour

Why electric bikes are making France’s Vercors Massif even more fun

Mountain bikes with batteries may not look hip but they bring wondrous landscapes within reach of many, and this region next to Grenoble is a great place to try them