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#1/14
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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 »
#2/14
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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 »
#3/14
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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 »
#4/14
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4.666665
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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 »
#5/14
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5
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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 »
#6/14
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5
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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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4.5
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Destination: Bordeaux
Bordeaux's city centre, with its 18th-century architecture, has recently become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's also a great base for visiting the local vineyards... read more »
#8/14
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4
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Destination: Champagne-Ardenne
Trip type: Food and Drink
Drink your fill of fizz and explore pretty, flower-filled villages on a tour round France's famous Champagne region... read more »
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4
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Destination: Champagne-Ardenne
Trip type: Food and Drink
Champagne is, and always will be, one of the world’s great drinks – but a visit to this pretty part of France is even more rewarding than drinking the lovely stuff... read more »
#10/14
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4
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Destination: Dijon, Burgundy
With its wealth of golden architecture, fantastic restaurants and proximity to some of Europe’s most coveted vineyards, Dijon is every Francophile’s and every gastronome’s dream ... read more »
#11/14
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3.666665
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Destination: Marseille
This intriguing city captures the best of French cuisine, from exquisite to traditional, with rich Mediterranean and exotic North-African influences. Marseilles is simply a gastronomic delight... read more »
#12/14
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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 »
#13/14
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The slightly neglected Languedoc-Roussillon region of France offers much for thrill-seekers, with just as much culture, beauty and fantastic wine as Provence... 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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