I sneaked in a visit to Lyon just before the arrival of the summer heat wave – or la canicule as the French call it, when temperatures approach 40C degrees, and the locals seek the...

PRaiRiaL, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Lyon's Presqu'île district, is named after the ninth month in the French Republic calendar – the month of prairial, which ran from 20 May to 18 June and took its...

For the first time ever, I joined everyone who is anyone in photography in Arles for Les Rencontres d’Arles 2022 – an annual July event on the edge of the Camargue, in the south of...

I spent a weekend in Nantes this June as part of my quest to find a city where the energies are right and the prices not too high.  A dream place to escape to from...

At times, we need to get away from dense, city centres to find more intimate neighbourhoods. Hani Belasen opened Bonjour Jacob concept store near Canal Saint-Martin in Paris because the neighbourhood was a place...

There's a small crossroads in the 11th arrondissement in Paris, a five-minute walk east of Bastille, where there's a Michelin-starred restaurant, a seafood restaurant, a patisserie, a natural wine bar...

A mere two hours south west of Paris by train, Bordeaux is a cool contender for a weekend break by the water. Even the city's very name reflects ‘au bord de l’eau’ –...

I've been to Cannes more times than any other town (not city) in Europe. It's always for work, for an event, whether the Cannes Film Festival, the International Luxury Travel Market, MAPIC (retail) or...