Henri Loyrette, the pioneering boss of the Louvre for over a decade, will quit the world’s biggest museum at the end of his current term of office in April, he told AFP on Monday. Loyrette, 60, has been at the helm of the Paris institution since 2001, having previously been in charge of the world’s […]
Wine lovers, this one is for you: the people at the Château de la Mothe du Barry, a Bed and Breakfast in the Entre-deux-Mer area of Aquitaine, have transformed 2 original wine vats into confortable, modern and stylish rooms. We’ve recently seen igloos and prisons transformed into contemporary hotel accommodations, but never before has this […]
Imagine that you have found the perfect castle to spend the rest of your life with your loved ones. The Château Bellevue is a beautiful 18th Century castle that has seen better days, and it lies near Bordeaux, in the small town of Yvrac, close to the world’s most voluptuous wines. You have enough money […]
From the very beginning, water has played a central role in the building of the castle and gardens of Versailles. As you prepare your trip to visit the Sun King’s royal residence, don’t forget to include some time to see the musical water shows and witness the numerous fountains create a new landscape when jets […]
The third Thursday of November is the official date for the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau, the light, fruity drink produced in Beaujolais (Burgundy). A mix of regulations — the wine cannot legally be sold prior to that date– and some successful marketing has made the yearly introduction of “Beaujolais Nouveau” one of the francophile […]
If your travels bring you near Montpellier, or if you’re wanting to visit Camargue, do not miss the incredibly charming fortified city of Aigues-Mortes. It’s a great place to stay overnight or for a couple of nights.
Austin, TX. October 22, 2012. France.com was awarded the prize for the Most Diverse And Extensive Offer for travel websites to France during the 2012 edition of French Affairs. Organized by the French Government Tourist Office, this award was he fourth one won by France.com over the years. We’re honored that our rich and varied […]
It’s a love-it or hate-it proposition: not for everyone, but oh, so Parisian! OK, you need to be young, and hip, and wanting a place that reeks of fun, and that French “je ne sais quoi”. The hotel Amour is an exercise in style: Monsieur Andre is the appointed designer (decorator seems too bashful a […]