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#1/156
Rating:
4.9
(12 comments)
There is no better way to buy French wine than direct from the maker’s vineyard. Here’s how to swill, sniff, spit and talk like an expert, and the best hotels to stay in... read more »
#2/156
Rating:
5
(8 comments)
Destination: Lodeve
It's spring, and sleepy Lodeve is stirring, as visitors head for this corner of Southern France. Billed as the gateway to the Mediterranean, it's quite unique, and definitely worth stopping by... read more »
#3/156
Rating:
4.833335
(7 comments)
The Canal du Midi meanders gently through Languedoc, picking up and dropping off boat passengers en route. For landlubbers, equally gentle options lie beyond: the wines and slow inclines of Minervois... read more »
#4/156
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
You need a break, and you want it in the French south – for the heat, the verve and the adrenaline. Low-cost airlines offer a choice of off-beat cities, but which should you go for?... read more »
#5/156
Rating:
5
(4 comments)
Destination: Paris
Hanging out in grand cafes, browsing bookshelves and knocking back mean martinis - here’s how to combine a trip to Paris with a tour round the haunts of Hemingway and other 20th-century cultural icons... read more »
#6/156
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Destination: Val d'Isere
Trip type: Winter Sports
Boasting one of the most reliable snow records in Europe, pistes to suit all standards and a partying scene, Val d’Isère is, in my opinion, a contender for the best ski resort in the world... read more »
#7/156
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Beaune
At the heart of Burgundy's famous Cote d'Or wine region is the pretty and historic town of Beaune – the perfect base for a French food and wine break, and easily accessible from the UK by train... read more »
#8/156
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Hours to wait for a ferry or tunnel shuttle, or just want a short-break in France? There are plenty of attractions in and around Calais. Here are the best sights, hotels and restaurants... read more »
#9/156
Rating:
4.75
(4 comments)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Activity, Short Break
It may be a bit off the wall - and it's definitely not what you'd call fragrant - but a tour of the Paris sewers is one of the least known and best adventures the city has to offer... read more »
#10/156
Rating:
4.666665
(9 comments)
Destination: Paris
On a recent trip to Paris I faced one short break with one very long to-do list. Here's how I managed to see it all and still have a stress-free weekend...... read more »
#11/156
Rating:
4.666665
(3 comments)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Romance, Short Break
Over the years, I must have visited nearly 100 hotels in Paris. Here are some of my favourites, hand-picked for people who want somewhere quiet and characterful – but who don't want to spend too much... read more »
#12/156
Rating:
4.666665
(5 comments)
Destination: Chamonix
Argentiere is famed for its steep slopes and challenging off-piste at the Grands Montets ski area. Here are some insider tips to help you get the most out of your stay... read more »
#13/156
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Left Bank... read more »
#14/156
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Much as it likes to perpetuate its jetset reputation, bargains do exist on the Côte d'Azur. Here are five stylish budget hotels, whether you're after summer beach or the French Riviera's winter sun... read more »
#15/156
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
With its monuments, Gothic churches and bookshops, the old university district of Paris is a tourist trap. Delve deeper, and find a place where Parisians actually live. Here’s how to enjoy it in a day... read more »
#16/156
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Short Break
Happily for these credit-crunched times, much that is wonderful about Paris is free, from strolling along its leafy boulevards to chilling out beside the Seine... read more »
#17/156
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Paris has always inspired artists and attracted art-lovers with its museums and galleries. Now, a new generation of themed hotels gives guests the chance to live and sleep among the artworks ... read more »
#18/156
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Activity, Cultural, Family
From mummies and knights in armour to rooftop encounters with gargoyles, here's how to make the most of the French capital en famille ... read more »
#19/156
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Most Parisians define themselves as Left Bank or Right Bank – but what about the islands in-between? Steeped in history, the Ile de la Cité and Ile St-Louis are great places to explore, eat and stay... read more »
#20/156
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Right Bank... read more »
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