Alain Baraton is the head gardener at the Grand Trianon and the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. It was after closely studying this painting that he decided to restore the gardens to how they would have looked in the 18th century.
More and more wildlife parks in France are now proposing lodge stays. This unusual way to see animals is the latest in a series of unusual places to stay such as yurts, or tree houses. It's a concept that has enjoyed huge success in recent years.
Fifteen top name chefs such as Joël Robuchon and Alain Ducasse have launched the “quality restaurant” distinction. They wish to promote establishments serving only fresh products, cooked in-house by real chefs.
Customised art work is the new must-have for your interiors. Painters, graffiti artists, illustrators, graphic designers: more and more people are now commissioning such artists to personalise their homes.