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5
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Eurostar has brought Lille within 100 minutes of London. A French city reborn and buzzing with prosperity, it would be silly not to take advantage... read more »
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5
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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 »
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5
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Follow in the footsteps of Renoir and Picasso to rediscover the French Riviera when the light is magic, the atmosphere friendly and the beaches (almost) empty... read more »
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4.5
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Destination: Nice
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
A must-read guide to the hottest spots in Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera... read more »
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4.5
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Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and F Scott Fitzgerald were among the writers who lived in Paris. Their spirit lives on in the bookshops, cafés and streets of the Left Bank... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Destination: Marseille
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
The people of Marseille are justly proud of their city. On a sweeping bay facing the setting sun, it is the oldest in France and covers an area twice the size of Paris... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Shopping
The Louvre is one of the world's great cultural destinations but the surrounding area also makes a perfect base for shopping and nightlife or simply lapping up chic Parisian life... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Destination: Paris
Montmartre is just a mile from the Gare du Nord where the Eurostar train will deposit you for a weekend of frankly shocking exuberance. There's a new dance in town which is not for the faint-hearted... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Destination: Lille
If you want some French chic, culture, art and great food, you don't have to go to the capital - the answer lies an hour closer, in Lille ... read more »
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Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Dinan
Mystical Dinan is a must do when visiting Brittany, even if you can only manage two days. The history, art and medieval houses will astound you... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Experience the ultimate unwind when you explore the peaceful picture-postcard spa towns and villages of rural northern France... read more »
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Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Metz
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Metz is one of the prettiest towns in France, but short on culture – until now. The Centre Pompidou-Metz museum will bring a touch of modern excitement to the medieval town... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Destination: Nice, Biarritz
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
Both Nice and Biarritz promise sea, sensuality and the glint of sun on champagne glasses. So which is it to be for the weekend? French Atlantic or Côte-d’Azur? And which hotels should you book?... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Destination: Honfleur
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
The charming harbour town of Honfleur has attracted artists since the Impressionists, and is just as popular with food lovers. Join them for a short break or a stopover on a trip to southern France... read more »
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Rating:
3.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Paris
Paris evokes images of l'amour, romantic dinners, strolls along the Seine, fine wines... and far too much to see and do. To make the most of a short city break, follow the tips of one who is smitten... read more »
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Rating:
3
(2 comments)
Destination: Nice, St-Paul-de-Vence
Trip type: Cultural
Beaches and blue sea, great food and wine: that's Nice. But the cultural capital of the South of France also boasts some of the finest art museums in Europe... read more »
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Destination: Lille
A silver, bulbous UFO hangs from the ceiling of the train station and a ghost train features a small girl crying over her dead badger. It can only mean one thing, the Lille 2012 festival, Fantastic.... read more »
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Terra Botanica, a theme park about gardens, is France's hottest must-see. And it's just outside Angers, with its medieval streets, massive castle and a world-famous tapestry. ... read more »
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Even if you haven't held a paintbrush in years, the Normandy region of France can inspire you to start staring at apples and looking at cathedrals in a whole new light... read more »
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