Worlds top 20 places for the good life! Telegraphby Caroline Bray on 02/08/15
Forget over-subscribed Provence. Many lovers of the French way have always had a soft spot for Gascony, in the south-west of the country. You won’t find many symphony orchestras, but lovers of food and drink will be in paradise. It is a relatively unspoilt region, where the local specialities range from foie gras to Armagnac. “Gascony is home to an army of brilliant artisans who fill the local fields and markets with colours, flavours and textures,” says Mark Wilkins of property specialist Champions of Gascony.