The November issue of FRANCE Magazine is out now!

The November issue of FRANCE Magazine is out now!

In the November 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine, we visit a lesser known French château that rivals Versailles, go in search of Breton culture in the western region of Finistère, suss out great vegetarian restaurants in Paris and reveal our favourite places to stay on a budget

Vaux-le-Vicomte: A château full of secrets

Peter Stewart visits the impressive Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 16th-century château 60 kilometres southeast of Paris which serves as a rival to – and actually predates – Versailles. On his tour of this stunning property, Peter explores a number of rooms, each one offering fascinating insight into the world of Nicholas Fouquet – the man who commissioned the château back in the 17th century.

Bonnets and box-beds

Carolyn Boyd takes her family to the western corner of Brittany to discover the Breton culture of the towns and villages of the Pays Bigouden. Her tour of this beguiling corner of Brittany sees her visit one of the last canned sardine factories in the country, take a hike along the wild and windy Pointe du Raz – France’s equivalent to Land’s End – as well as the obligatory stops at the area’s many crêperies.

Where to stay on a budget

This month we offer a round-up of places for people on a budget. Our line-up of great places to stay includes everything from attractive villa properties in the Languedoc to charming B&Bs just a stone’s throw from the port of Calais that are perfect for year-round getaways.

Vegetarian Paris

After years of slim pickings Caroline Harrap is delighted that vegetarian restaurants in Paris are growing by the day. In this foodie piece she nominates her favourite places, where veggies can enjoy dishes as varied as raw seaweed caviar and potato gnocchi with butternut squash.

Plus, we go on a ski adventure in the Jura, take a stroll around the port of Sète, and learn how to make an indulgent crème brûlée without mishap. Buy the November 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine here.

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