Issue 197 – Remembrance Guide

Whether you are currently making plans to travel to France this autumn or next spring/summer, we can provide lots of inspiration. For the coming months there’s plenty to explore, from Nord to Vaucluse: our in-depth guide to French remembrance sites is perfect for a late autumn/winter visit to pay one’s respects, while the ever-eye-pleasing Mont Saint-Michel (1,000 years old this year) is probably best marvelled at during the off-season when it’s quieter. 

Cognac, our city focus destination, is ideal for the cooler months, while the wide array of towns and villages in Les Deux Charentes – the adjoining departments of Charente-Maritime and Charente – hold year-round attraction both seaside and inland. Those already eyeing a summer 2024 sojourn will love our guide to swanky new places to stay in Provence, while the Canal du Midi is the ultimate boating destination.

All this plus your favourite regulars: language learning pages, best reader photos, prize crossword, recipes, What’s on Guide, restaurant reviews and much more.