In Pictures: 17,000 turn out for the poshest picnic in Paris


Photo: AFP From: The Local France This year’s “Dinner in white” – a chic, pop-up style picnic drew a record 17,000 diners all dressed in white. Here are some pictures of the impressive spectacle. The annual “diner en blanc” picnic took place in Paris on  at the Esplanade des Invalides and drew a record 17,000 … More In Pictures: 17,000 turn out for the poshest picnic in Paris

Snow pics: France’s most famed sites like you’ve never seen them before


The stunning Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley. All pictures AFP Have you ever seen the Iron Lady dressed in white or the Chateau de Chambord and Versailles Palace under a blanket of snow? The famous tourist sites in and around Paris are photogenic enough but under a rare covering of snow they look … More Snow pics: France’s most famed sites like you’ve never seen them before

The dos and don’ts of taking your clothes off on French beaches


France is world famous for its nudist beaches and its topless sunbathers but there are some rules or customs you need to abide by when it comes to taking your clothes off this summer. Here’s what you need to know about dropping your top (or bottoms) on French beaches.   Like all things French, getting … More The dos and don’ts of taking your clothes off on French beaches

Travel: Seven reasons to leave Paris for Lyon


The old town of Lyon. Photo: Michael Muraz/Flickr The city of Lyon is often, in fact pretty much always, overlooked by France’s most popular attraction – Paris. Yes we all know about the beauty of the French capital, its historic monuments, dining scene, spectacular river banks… and the list goes on. But what about the … More Travel: Seven reasons to leave Paris for Lyon