This week saw 99 articles about France. Here is a selection of some articles which appeared in National publications from 16th to 22nd April.
France, the wine-lovers’ destination – The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times offers a special guide to France’s best vineyards. This 16-page supplement visits several regions: Champagne-Ardenne, the home of bubbly; Rhone Valley, best place to combine cycling and wine-tasting; Beaujolais, dominated by family-based artisan producers; Burgundy, that will broaden your mind and open your palate to a new world of wine appreciation; Loire Valley, the land of dreamy castles that also makes wine; Savoie, whose wines score as much as winter sports; Corsica, making wine in the spirit of mountain people; and finally Provence, that is feeling in the pink.
How on earth did you get a table? – The Sunday Times
Robert Ryan went to some of those exclusive restaurants that really are worth the weekend away. Le Meurice in Paris, within the eponymous hotel, is a mix of high Versailles and playful Philippe Starck, although the former wins out. Sit and enjoy haute cuisine from the famous French chef Yannick Alléno.
Mouse party – The Sun
Antonella Lazzeri heads to Disneyland Paris to celebrate the theme park’s 20th anniversary. New parades and new rides to be discovered in this magical place.
The Loire Valley – The Sunday Telegraph
A regional guide to the Loire Valley region, with recommendations and travel advice from Telegraph readers: a nice way to get interesting tips about the region, from the fairy-tale castles to the golden wines.
Top 10 continental festivals – The Times
A list of the hottest summer festivals in Europe, with a special highlight on Worldwide Sète’s festival in early July. The 6 music DJ Gilles Peterson curates this exquisite little festival on the Languedoc-Roussillon coast, featuring everything from world music to jazz, from techno to broken beat, and progressive soul.