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#1/127
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 »
#2/127
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 »
#3/127
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 »
#4/127
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 »
#5/127
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Skiing, off piste, apres ski, paraponting, heli-skiing, downhill racing - Val d'Isere has it all and more. Here's my guide to making the most of a winter sports break in the French resort ... read more »
#6/127
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 »
#7/127
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 »
#8/127
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Destination: St-Tropez
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
Fancy joining the jetset in St Tropez? Here's the lowdown on the best places to stay and where to play. Just be prepared to pay...... read more »
#9/127
Rating:
4.57143
(17 comments)
Destination: Nice
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Nice is a city of contrasts with ultra-modern touches and a fascinating history. You can easily spend money in the city's tempting shops and restaurants but read my guide to make your money go further... read more »
#10/127
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 »
#11/127
Rating:
4.666665
(3 comments)
Destination: Juan-les-Pins
Trip type: Beach, Food and Drink, Spa
With a swanky boutique hotel just opened on the Cap d'Antibes, and lots of great new beach restaurants down the road in Juan-les-Pins, there's never been a better time to head to the south of France... read more »
#12/127
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Head to Millau and Nimes in the south of France to visit two world-class bridges that are two hours and a couple of thousand years apart - and sample some very fine food along the way. Here's how...... read more »
#13/127
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Left Bank... read more »
#14/127
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Europe is bejewelled with famous, historic hotels, but which ones really deserve their reputation for winning style, undiminished elegance and exceptional service? Here are six still worth the journey... read more »
#15/127
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 »
#16/127
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 »
#17/127
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 »
#18/127
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 »
#19/127
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Right Bank... read more »
#20/127
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Sete
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
The lively French Mediterranean port of Sete is the perfect place to indulge a passion for seafood and long sandy beaches... read more »
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