North East France

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in north-east France, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Bresse chickens in the fields

“Les Glorieuses” de Bresse

“Les Glorieuses” de Bresse. It’s the taste of the finest chicken in the world whose memories of Bourg en Bresse will stay with you – Glorieuse, indeed.

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Aube: Champagne and Templar

Aube, in the south of the Champagne region, the largest Cistercian monastery was founded in 1115 by an abbot, later canonised as Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Not only was he instrumental in the founding of the Knights Templars, he also brought Pinot Noir grapes from Burgundy, an essential ingredient in Champagne

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