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4.9
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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 »
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5
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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 »
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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 »
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5
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The rosé wines of Provence are routinely rubbished by experts. That's because experts know nothing. In truth, the pinks heighten the sensuality of the sunlit south. We should get among them... read more »
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5
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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 »
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5
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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 »
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5
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Just off the coast of Normandy, the tidal isle of Mont Saint-Michel is home to a beautiful abbey, charming hotels and wonderful lunch spots. It's also do-able as a side trip from Paris... read more »
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5
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Destination: Le Puy-en Velay
Trip type: Food and Drink
Without fuss or pretension, a modest hotel-restaurant in a remote part of the Massif Central in France produced one of the most delicious meals I have ever eaten... read more »
#9/81
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4.666665
(6 comments)
Travel to the oenophile’s Mecca along the fertile Garonne River, to sip your way through of one the world’s most preeminent red wine capitals; Bordeaux, France... read more »
#10/81
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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 »
#11/81
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5
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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 »
#12/81
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5
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Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Left Bank... read more »
#13/81
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5
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Destination: Paris
The quintessential Parisian restaurant has been going through a remarkable renewal. A selection of the good, good-value places where Parisians themselves go out for a meal... read more »
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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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5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
Paris by day is a wonderful place, but after dark the 'city of light' comes to life. The Eiffel Tower sparkles, the Seine is illuminated and the streets seem to glow as cosy cafés and bars beckon... read more »
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5
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Destination: Ile de Re
Loveliest of French islands, Ile de Ré has all the ingredients for an idyllic, laidback holiday. Think long sandy beaches, retro charm, friendly people and superb seafood. Who needs St Tropez?... read more »
#17/81
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5
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In the bewitching landscape of the Languedoc, with its vineyards and lagoons, the Wine-growers and Fishermen’s Route gets visitors acquainted with wines and seafood in the South of France... read more »
#18/81
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4.5
(4 comments)
Calm, clean and cultured, with an incredibly beautiful setting, Geneva is nothing short of gorgeous. It's also the perfect base for boat trips on the lake and scenic train rides high into the Alps... read more »
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4.5
(4 comments)
For serious gastronomes headed to Paris, taking in some chocolatey highlights is a must. Check out these must-see attractions for chocolate-loving Francophiles... read more »
#20/81
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4.4
(6 comments)
Castles and art, boats and golf, southern Brittany has it all! ... read more »
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