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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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Destination: Picardy
The Somme is a beautiful corner of France, just a short drive south of Calais. But in this part of the country, the scars of the past are never far away... read more »
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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 »
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Destination: Paris
Why build a hotel when you can convert one from a bakery, tennis court or brewery? In Paris, the new Banke Hotel (think mahogany cash desks) is only the latest example of accommodation with a history... read more »
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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 »
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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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The Correze and Dordogne regions of France celebrate their life and history, from prehistoric cave paintings to modern markets via walnut liqueurs, troglodyte towns and fairyland chateaux ... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Paris is renowned as the ultimate destination for lovers. So what does the city of romance have to offer solo travellers in search of culture, cuisine and adventure? ... read more »
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The Brittany and Loire-Atlantique border contains a delightful blend of history,chateaux,seaside and salt marshes. With car,campervan or tent you'll be well catered for. Read my guide to find out.... read more »
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Destination: Eze
Within striking distance of Nice and Monaco, the mountain-top village of Eze is a quiet refuge with superb views, an old church, flower-decked houses and an exotic garden filled with statues ... read more »
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Destination: Cahors
A short break in the French town of Cahors offers a glimpse into another age, pleasing scenery, great food, vineyards and a wonderful feeling of being included. What's not to like?... read more »
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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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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 »
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Within an hour of Geneva airport lies the hidden gem of Annecy, where spending a few days by the lake is the perfect antidote to a busy life and hectic work schedule... read more »
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Destination: France
It's a small distance between Gavarnie and Lourdes but their attractions are so different; whether you come in search of wild mountain scenery or a place of religious pilgrimage you will find it here... read more »
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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 »
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Destination: Carcassonne
Trip type: Activity, Cultural
Retrace the footsteps of the ancient Cathars as you follow the spectacular Chemin des Bonshommes walking route in the heart of southwestern France... read more »
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When you're in the Dordogne, you’re in the heart of la belle France, complete with majestic chateaux, unspoilt countryside and great cuisine... read more »
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Destination: Menton
Not as famous as nearby Cannes and Nice, but no less glitzy and grand, the French Riviera town of Menton makes for a stunning, sunny break... read more »
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The historic town of Cassel offers views across northern France and Belgium, along with restaurants to suit every taste... read more »
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