Lyon’s delights include the Musee des Beaux-Arts, the chocolate-maker Bernachon, bouchons, and the Croix-Rousse silk weaver district.
The best things to do in Toulouse include Europe’s biggest space museum, the Place du Capitole, Basilica Saint-Sernin and museums like the Musee des Augustins.
Mike Gerrard meets David Ridgway, the Englishman in charge of the best wine cellar in Paris – in fact the best cellar of French wine in the world – at the Tour d’Argent restaurant.
Lyon has a unique kind of eating place known as a bouchon. They’re known for serving inexpensive, traditional cooking in a convivial atmosphere.
Travel writer Mike Gerrard visits St Paul de Vence in Provence in the south of France and learns how to play petanque.
Mike Gerrard follows the Painters’ Trail on the Cote d’Azur in Provence, France, and meets Renoir’s great-grandson.
Mike Gerrard visits the king of chocolate, Bernachon in Lyon, France