Issue 198 (December/January 2024)

This twinkling Christmas and New Year edition of France Today sees our team of writers provide a varied, inspirational selection of travel ideas to assist plans for your next trip to la belle France…  all from the comfort of your favourite armchair with a glass of vin chaud nearby! Join us for a restful, luxurious tour of the most divine Parisian spa destinations; our restaurant critic Alec Lobrano revisits an eatery fit for royalty while still providing a sublime dining experience; if you love top-quality French wine but are a little unsure about how to invest, we have top tips from the most knowledgeable auction house brains. And why not rustle up the simple yet stunning regional gastronomy of Périgord as showcased by author Martin Walker in his new ‘Bruno, Chief of Police’ cookbook? Travel-wise, there’s much to fire the imagination: Auvergne’s verdant expanses and pretty villages; Corsica’s iconic GR20 hiking route; a Limoges city break to remember; plus our Winter Guide featuring the very best festive fun, ski breaks and dazzling Christmas markets.

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