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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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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 »
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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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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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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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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 »
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Avignon has culture, history, good food and beautiful women. So does Aix-en-Provence. How on earth are we to choose? Allow me to explain... read more »
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Destination: Arles
Trip type: Short Break
Van Gogh, cowboys and Julius Caesar are among the cast in the hot-blooded spectacle which is Arles. So are beautiful women. Join them any time in a town where the tempo stays up all year round... read more »
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4.5
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Destination: Menton
Trip type: Short Break
Anthony Peregrine really didn’t want to go to Menton in France. After a couple of days of sea and winter sun, Provençal food, epic scenery and a rugby encounter, he really didn’t want to leave... read more »
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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 »
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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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It’s not only the port wine which ages in Porto, Portugal’s second city. Humans, too, can put on a couple of years between arriving at a restaurant and being served... read more »
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