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Recipe of the month - Salade niçoise

 30th Apr 2018

Salade niçoise When you're looking for the perfect summer salad, there's only really one possible choice: the famous salade niçoise, fi...

Burgundy: Blackcurrants and history

 15th Mar 2018

If there's one thing that Burgundy is known for, it is its prized wines; its dry Pinot noir reds and Chardonnay whites. But while Burgundy is most f...

Languedoc and Provence: The Pont du Gard

 21st Feb 2018

The Roman Empire changed the face of the world with its innovations in the realm of the military, civics and engineering. One of those innovations was...

Strange but true - France's Nutella riots

 30th Jan 2018

Last week saw a bizarre set of riots and scenes of fighting throughout France... not over sports or politics, but over Nutella. Though the hazelnut ch...

A tribute to Peter Mayle

 22nd Jan 2018

On Thursday, Peter Mayle - writer of the best-selling memoir A Year in Provence - died in hospital near his home in Vaugines, a village in the Luberon...