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#1/17
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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 »
#2/17
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 »
#3/17
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 »
#4/17
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 »
#5/17
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Montpellier
Trip type: Short Break
The vibrant university town of Montpellier is one of the most dynamic in France - and by way of a bonus, it’s also just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean... read more »
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Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Lyon
Lyon is supposed to be dreary and grey. So what is it about this surprisingly stylish and lively French city that will have visitors singing?... read more »
#7/17
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Paris’s 16th arrondissement is chic, comfortable and smart. But it offers much more than just poodles and perma-tans. There’s fine architecture, wonderful museums and affordable bistros too... read more »
#8/17
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Destination: Paris
Paris is increasingly expensive but my guide shows where, and how, a food-loving retiree (of limited means) managed to eat well on a 2-day culture trip!... read more »
#9/17
Rating:
4
(9 comments)
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 »
#10/17
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 »
#11/17
Rating:
3
(2 comments)
Trip type: Beach, Cruise
Whether your destination is Sicily or Sardinia, Majorca or Corsica, it's really exciting to arrive by boat. If, like me, you don't own an ocean going yacht, take a ferry; they operate all over the med... read more »
#12/17
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 »
#13/17
Rating:
3
(1 comment)
The unexplored French heartland of Auvergne offers Europe's most breathtaking scenery. With spa towns, medieval hamlets and history on every corner, this remarkable region is waiting to be discovered... read more »
#14/17
Rating:
3
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Short Break
Paris is often described as a city for romance, but it also makes the perfect getaway from your partner. Just don’t forget to go home afterwards... ... read more »
#15/17
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Rating:
2.666665
(3 comments)
Outstanding views and sights, fabulous hotels, good food and drink at great prices... there’s even a magical museum. Yes, Paris has everything for family holiday harmony... read more »
#16/17
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
If you are looking for a short break out of season, why not follow in the footsteps of so many famous European painters, and head for Languedoc Roussillon in the South of France... read more »
#17/17
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0
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France’s famous pink city, Toulouse, is a vibrant metropolis where you can drink, dine and party until the early hours without ever feeling like a tourist... read more »
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