Sophisticated. Gastronomic. Cultural. France’s bon viveur is irresistible.
Beaches, mountains, valleys and vineyards: France offers a continent in one country. But its true beauty lies in the details: the perfect breakfast croissant, the nonchalant Parisian style, the buzzing local market or the warm welcome at the tiny Provençal bistro. The French way of life quickly gets under your skin.
Discover the world's most renowned vineyards with the owner; brave the tree-lined black runs of the Alps with an Olympic skier; explore the hip ‘bistronomique’ scene in Paris; soak up Provence’s endless summer light over a long lunch; visit charming local markets; take a hair-raising drive along the Riviera’s famous corniche; tour the most exclusive perfume studios in Grasse; enjoy private tours of the Louvre, Giverny and Versailles; experience the landscapes that inspired Monet and Cézanne; charter a yacht and discover the quintessential French Riviera; get dressed up and celebrate with friends in a French château and live up the life of Louis XIV; join the fashion set for Couture Week and secure front row seats for the best shows of the season.
Where to Stay
Historic chateaux; exclusive farmhouses; cosy Alpine chalets; Paris’ finest private apartments and the riviera’s grand dame hotels.
When to Go
December to March for the snow. Parisians desert their city in July and August – follow their lead and head south, preferably on a yacht. Spring and autumn for wine country.