Southern France


Must-See Roman Sites in Gard, France

The visual and cultural imprint of Rome is omnipresent in Gard. Besides Arenes de Nimes and the Musee de la Romanite, here are four other sites worth seeing.

Three Charming Villages in France

Barjac, Montclus and La Roque-sur-Ceze are three Gard villages rich in history and charm. Rather miraculously, they are also free of tourists.

Languedoc-Roussillon: Provence Without the Crowds

Languedoc-Roussillon, in the department of Gard, offers much of what travelers love about Provence, with the added allure of being unspoiled and uncrowded.

Gard: The Best Restaurant Scene Outside Paris

Gard's restaurant scene has quietly developed into one of the best and most reasonably priced in France. Here are nine places we recommend.

Travel Takeaways: Shopping in Gard

From open-air markets to covered food markets, Gard has no shortage of places in which to shop. It's a great place to buy lavender, linens, baskets and more.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc Celebrates a Birthday

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc marks its 150th birthday this year. In celebration, its three restaurants will be redesigned and undergo a "gastronomic renewal."

The Best Restaurants in Languedoc, the Other South of France

Languedoc-Roussillon is one of France's most unspoiled destinations. Here is a sampling of the best restaurants, where chefs use the best from land and sea.

Annecy: The Venice of the Alps

Quaint canals and storybook bridges thread under and over the cobbled streets, calling to mind Italy's floating city of Venice.

Best Travel Experiences of the Year

A Norway cruise, a train ride in Peru, kayaking in Washington State: These were just a few of our best experiences traveling this year.

5 Secret Islands in the South of France

The Mediterranean islands of France are some of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in the world. Here are 5 undiscovered gems.

South of France Restaurant Finds

In addition to some notable hotel restaurants, these were our favorite dining discoveries in Provence and on the Cote d'Azur.

Newly Recommended Hotels: South of France

The November Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to France, where he finds eight new hotels to recommend.

Rediscovering the Riviera

The natural beauty that spurred the development of France’s Mediterranean coastline can still be found today, on the Var.

Dining in the Capital of the Côte d'Azur

Charming bistros serving traditional Niçoise cuisine and haute Michelin-starred houses make a visit to Nice, France, worth a visit.

South of France Video

A video of our trip to the South of France as reviewed in the March 2014 issue of the Hideaway Report.

Southern France & Beyond: By Air, Canal & River

Beaches and bistros. Movie stars and modern art. Wine and wonder. The mystique of southern France lures millions of visitors each year.