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Top seven French destinations to explore on a boating holiday

From strolling around quaint medieval towns and dining on the exquisite local cuisine, to exploring verdant waterside valleys, here are the best places for a boat trip in France.

Gallic charmers: we reveal France's prettiest ski villages

Tired of brutalist French resorts? We reveal the ski destinations with mountains of Gallic charm.

On the milky way: discovering dairy in France's Jura Mountains

In a region rich in produce and tradition, there’s one particular cheese that takes pride of place: comté, the culinary gold in a gloriously green landscape.

A taste of the Camargue, France

Shaped by its location in France’s Rhône delta, the Camargue’s food scene is driven by a thriving community of passionate artisans.
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How to spend 72 hours in France's Champagne region

Just two-and-a-half hours by car from Calais, Champagne is the perfect place for a weekend of fun and fizz.

How to spend a weekend in Finistère, France

Brittany’s extreme west is a land of plenty, offering grand lighthouse landmarks and beachside restaurants celebrating some of France’s finest seafood. 

France: The accidental rebirth of Occitania

An ancient region in the South of France has risen from the ashes. Occitania is an area doused in heritage, its name long entwined with the old hamlets, towns and cities that stud its hills, and the intriguing language marking out many of its inhabitants.

Like a local: a guide to exploring Biarritz

Beloved by surfers and fashionistas alike, the French resort is also a gastronomic gold mine, full of seafood, chocolate and Basque delicacies.

CLOSED: Win a seven-night escape to South West France

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Summer France to offer seven nights in Moliets, on the unspoiled coastline of the southern Landes region