The Côte d’Azur: a sailor’s guide to the French Riviera

From Villefranche to St Tropez, sailing from port to port gives you a new perspective on this much loved stretch of French coast

French President Emmanuel Macron visiting Amiens during the election campaign

Amiens: The city that made Macron

The French president’s quiet hometown is a wonderful destination for a weekend break

The perfect white wines for winter

When it’s really cold, there is nothing better than a glass (or two) of white

The immersive theatre show that put me off my dinner

An ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dining experience comes with big clichés and tiny portions

Forget claret and California, Rhône is the ruler of the reds

Uncorking a bottle of rouge from the Rhône is the perfect way to celebrate International Grenache Day

Hard loch story

A Scottish surprise turned into a king-size calamity for Kate Morris

The best champagne is worth sitting down to

How to appreciate the true sparkle of a good vintage