France based travel writers

Tristan and Kathryn live in the Port of Nice. Their 19th-century apartment is a short walk from the Corsica Ferry, the Monaco heliport and the train to Cannes. 

 

From Nice they travel by direct train to travel journalism assignments in Paris, Avignon, Bordeaux and Marseille. See their latest travel stories from Kinfolk, The Times and France Magazine below. 

Camper & Nicholsons, Oct 2019

Camper & Nicholsons, Oct 2019

Contemporary art on the timeless Riviear

Sunday Times Travel, Sep 2019

Sunday Times Travel, Sep 2019

Porquerolles, tropically French

Kinfolk, Aug 2019

Kinfolk, Aug 2019

Le Corbusier's campus utopia

The Times, April 2019

The Times, April 2019

France's lost Channel Islands

Kinfolk, Dec 2018

Kinfolk, Dec 2018

Oops, I just brought a Château

Norwegian, Nov 2018

Norwegian, Nov 2018

Housing crisis: Monaco style

Camper & Nicholsons, Feb 2019

Camper & Nicholsons, Feb 2019

History of the Monte-Carlo Rallye

Sunday Times Travel, Oct 2018

Sunday Times Travel, Oct 2018

Instant Escapes in Nice

Food + Travel, Oct 2018

Food + Travel, Oct 2018

Eat Nice in 48 hrs

Delicious, Nov 2018

Delicious, Nov 2018

Marseille's new culinary stars

The Times, July 2018

The Times, July 2018

Porquerolles: France's modern art islands

Kinfolk, July 2018

Kinfolk, July 2018

Matisse's studio in Nice

Aramco Magazine, Apr 2018

Aramco Magazine, Apr 2018

Marseille's migrant cuisine

Kinfolk, Feb 2018

Kinfolk, Feb 2018

Françoise Hardy, French icon

Korean Air, Mar 2018

Korean Air, Mar 2018

Breton chefs and shallots

B.Inspired, Mar 2018

B.Inspired, Mar 2018

Bubble troubles in Marseille soapland

France Magazine, Dec 2017

France Magazine, Dec 2017

Secret gardens of the Cote d'Azur

South China Morning Post, Jan 2018

South China Morning Post, Jan 2018

Marseille Bouillabaisse modernism

Iberia First, Feb 2018

Iberia First, Feb 2018

Bordeaux's contemporary vintage

Boat International, Oct 2017

Boat International, Oct 2017

Cote d'Azur, a century of glamour

Sunday Times, Sep 2017

Sunday Times, Sep 2017

Champagne: Fizzical attraction

France Mag, May 2017

France Mag, May 2017

Champagne by train

easyJet, May 2017

easyJet, May 2017

Jay Z's €800-a-bottle Champagne

The Times, March 2017

The Times, March 2017

Bordeaux's black cab wine tours

easyJet, March 2017

easyJet, March 2017

Why the world loves France

Sunday Times Travel, March 2017

Sunday Times Travel, March 2017

Marseille Foodie Escape

Spear's, Jan 2017

Spear's, Jan 2017

Chinese billionaires buying Bordeaux

Iberia, Feb 2017

Iberia, Feb 2017

Woodsmen of the Vosges

France Today, Jan 2017

France Today, Jan 2017

The lost islands of France

Daily Telegraph, Jan 2017

Daily Telegraph, Jan 2017

Five star reviews from the French Riviera

Boat International, Oct 2016

Boat International, Oct 2016

Secret South of France Islands

France Today, Nov 2016

France Today, Nov 2016

Winter on the Riviera

South China Morning Post, Oct 2016

South China Morning Post, Oct 2016

French Riviera footsteps of MFK Fisher

Sunday Times Travel, Oct 2016

Sunday Times Travel, Oct 2016

South of France endless summer

Etihad Magazine, Jan 2017

Etihad Magazine, Jan 2017

Marseille's Michelin star migrant flavours

Korean Air, Oct 2016

Korean Air, Oct 2016

Southern French lentils

France Magazine, Oct 2016

France Magazine, Oct 2016

Menton for all seasons

Kinfolk, Sep 2016

Kinfolk, Sep 2016

Cocteau's home: Villa Santo Sospir

BInspired, Aug 2016

BInspired, Aug 2016

Route des Cretes: the daredevil highway

The Times, July 2016

The Times, July 2016

Ab Fab on the Riviera

The Independent, July 2016

The Independent, July 2016

Nice's brand new bubble car

World Travel, Spring 2016

World Travel, Spring 2016

Top 10 luxury sights on the French Riviera

easyJet, June 2016

easyJet, June 2016

UEFA1960: the Soviet invasion of Paris

The Times, April 2016

The Times, April 2016

Where the Parisians holiday

The Times, March 2016

The Times, March 2016

Cote d'Azur à la carte

SCMP, Jan 2016

SCMP, Jan 2016

Nine Michelin stars, three days

France Magazine, Jan 2016

France Magazine, Jan 2016

Take a stroll…in Villefranche-sur-Mer

France Magazine, Jan 2016

France Magazine, Jan 2016

Football crazy for EURO2016

Privatair Magazine, Winter 2016

Privatair Magazine, Winter 2016

Solex, the Riviera rebirth of Steve McQueen's favourite bike

Korean Air, September 2015

Korean Air, September 2015

Corsica, island of beaches and bays

The Guardian, August 2015

The Guardian, August 2015

Top 10 hotels on the French Riviera

The Times, May 2015

The Times, May 2015

The Cap d’Antibes without breaking the bank

JetAway, September 2015

JetAway, September 2015

Secret corners of the Cap d'Antibes

Privatair Magazine, Autumn 2015

Privatair Magazine, Autumn 2015

Le Corbusier's futuristic holiday home

France Magazine, May 2015

France Magazine, May 2015

Cap to Cap with Le Corbusier

The Times, November 2014

The Times, November 2014

Winter on the French Riviera

The Guardian, May 2015

The Guardian, May 2015

In love with Avignon

Binspired, January 2015

Binspired, January 2015

My whizzy Twizzy Monaco Grand Prix

The Times, October 2014

The Times, October 2014

Ski the Nice way... breakfast by the beach, lunch on the piste

Privatair Magazine, Autumn 2014

Privatair Magazine, Autumn 2014

Monaco, the global superyacht centre

World Travel, October 2014

World Travel, October 2014

Provence's all new rosé trail

Signature Travel, June 2013

Signature Travel, June 2013

Le Grand Tour de Luxe

The Times, May 2014

The Times, May 2014

The Calanques, France's watery Grand Canyon

Emirates, September 2013

Emirates, September 2013

Nice unpacked and unwrapped

World Travel, May 2013

World Travel, May 2013

Picasso on the French Riviera

Binspired, April 2013

Binspired, April 2013

True love in Nice

The Times, March 2013

The Times, March 2013

The seven secret islands of the French Riviera

The Times, September 2013

The Times, September 2013

Provence without the crowds

Qatar Airways, June 2012

Qatar Airways, June 2012

Sailing the French Riviera

Sunday Times, June 2012

Sunday Times, June 2012

The Cote d'Azur without the crowds

Financial Times, May 2012

Financial Times, May 2012

Look out for the Riviera's young Michelin stars

France Magazine, April 2012

France Magazine, April 2012

Corsica, my blue heaven

Ryanair Magazine, September 2011

Ryanair Magazine, September 2011

The Corsican scooter safari

The Independent, August 2011

The Independent, August 2011

Beach bliss: Corsica's wild side

The Times, July 2011

The Times, July 2011

Hold the Krug! Cheap'n'chic South of France

Jet2 Magazine, June 2011

Jet2 Magazine, June 2011

Va Va Voom: Best drives in the South of France

easyJet Magazine, July 2011

easyJet Magazine, July 2011

Monaco Reborn

Voyager, Spring 2011

Voyager, Spring 2011

Locally yours in Nice

The Observer, April 2011

The Observer, April 2011

Off the rails on the French Riviera

The Independent, March 2011

The Independent, March 2011

Raise the bar in The Var

The Guardian, March 2011

The Guardian, March 2011

Top 10 beaches in France: The experts' choice

Voyager, Summer 2010

Voyager, Summer 2010

Locals' guide to Nice

BMI Magazine, December 2008

BMI Magazine, December 2008

Michelin Star Wars in Paris

Lux Magazine, May 2008

Lux Magazine, May 2008

24hrs on the French Riviera

Time Out, November 2008

Time Out, November 2008

idTGV from Paris to Nice

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