By Natasha.Edwards

Quirkily historic hotels in Paris

Why build a hotel when you can convert one from a bakery, tennis court or brewery? In Paris, the new Banke Hotel (think mahogany cash desks) is only the latest example of accommodation with a history

Paris: dining in the great outdoors

In summer, every Paris restaurant sprouts an outdoor table or two – but some have turned al fresco eating into an art. For a spot of people-watching in gardens and on terraces, here are my top five

Child-friendly Paris: a gourmet guide

Forget chicken nuggets; in Paris, children’s palates are educated young. Here are eight restaurants geared towards toddlers and teenagers, a junior cookery school and two child-friendly French hotels

A perfect day in Paris: the Latin Quarter

With its monuments, Gothic churches and bookshops, the old university district of Paris is a tourist trap. Delve deeper, and find a place where Parisians actually live. Here’s how to enjoy it in a day

Six perfect romantic hideaways in Paris

We all associate Paris with romance – and on a short break, its small, individual hotels offer a mix of urban glamour and villagey charm, comfort and privacy. Here are six of my favourites

Best of Paris: living beside the Louvre

The Louvre is one of the world's great cultural destinations but the surrounding area also makes a perfect base for shopping and nightlife or simply lapping up chic Parisian life

Bargain beds on the Côte d'Azur

Much as it likes to perpetuate its jetset reputation, bargains do exist on the Côte d'Azur. Here are five stylish budget hotels, whether you're after summer beach or the French Riviera's winter sun

France - The Paris Bistro Experience

The quintessential Parisian restaurant has been going through a remarkable renewal. A selection of the good, good-value places where Parisians themselves go out for a meal