By Anthony.Peregrine

Is this the best restaurant in France?

Over two decades of living in France I’ve eaten perhaps 10 restaurant meals that were worth talking about. This isn’t because all the others were indifferent.

Lyon's share of good times

It is evening-tide in Lyon and I am in a bouchon neighbourhood restaurant. I am the right side of herring salad, black pudding and too much Beaujolais wine. And I am singing.

Aix-en-Provence vs Avignon

Step into Avignon or Aix-en-Provence and you’re stepping onto ground pre-hallowed by history and reputation.