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Snoring and shooting on the Côte-d'Azur

They think it’s all over. It is now – and thank the Lord for that.

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Friday evenings in Amsterdam with Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum is quite simply one of the world's most enjoyable premier league art galleries.

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Buon compleanno, Roma!

Few cities have birthdays as precise as Rome’s. According to tradition, Rome was founded by Romulus on 21 April 753 BC.

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Getting round London just got easier

NEWS UPDATE (23 May 2010): The ELL is now also running at weekends and has been extended all the way round from Dalston in north-east London to West Croydon in the south of the city.

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Cy’s Sky at the Louvre in Paris

I went off to the Louvre to take a look at the new ceiling created by Cy Twombly for the Salle des Bronzes (1st floor, Sully Wing) – great proof that this vast palace and mus

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A new look at London’s past – the opening of Discover Greenwich

I see a lot of openings in the course of my day job, but Discover Greenwich, the new attract

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Côte-d’Azur gossip

VOLCANIC ASH LATEST: I was out this Monday morning on the coast. I bumped into a British couple stranded by the presence of unwanted bits of Iceland above our heads.

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The beautiful game in Barcelona

I’m not really one for the beautiful game, but I understand quite a few of you are, and even I have to admit that the buzz surrounding a Barça match at times like this (when, they tell

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Venice of the mind

Any regular visitor to Venice creates their own special places in this city full of magical hidden corners. One of mine has always been Palazzo Fortuny.

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The Colosseum: Access All Areas

Mark 1 July 2010 in your diaries.

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