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#1/24
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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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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 »
#3/24
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5
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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 »
#4/24
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5
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Follow in the footsteps of Renoir and Picasso to rediscover the French Riviera when the light is magic, the atmosphere friendly and the beaches (almost) empty... read more »
#5/24
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5
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It's worth taking time to explore the back roads through the French Alps, one of the most beautiful and dramatic regions in the whole of Europe... read more »
#6/24
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4.5
(3 comments)
Les Deux Alpes is a vibrant party town, enticing experts with its limitless steep off-piste and flattering beginners and early intermediates with tame terrain – all skiable for nine months of the year... read more »
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4
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Destination: France, Provence, Avignon
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Savour the South of France on a trip to Avignon on the banks of the Rhone - a magical medieval town famed for its seven popes, ancient architecture and a beloved children's rhyme you may recall... read more »
#8/24
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4
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Foodies should go on a culinary tour of Marseille, sampling the city's magnificent local delicacies and tasting the international options on offer... read more »
#9/24
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4
(2 comments)
Destination: Marseille
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
The people of Marseille are justly proud of their city. On a sweeping bay facing the setting sun, it is the oldest in France and covers an area twice the size of Paris... read more »
#10/24
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4
(1 comment)
Destination: Nice
The capital of the Côte d’Azur, Nice is one of France’s culinary hot spots, mixing a strong Italian influence with the finest local ingredients... read more »
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4
(1 comment)
Destination: Cassis
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
Flee the packed beaches of France’s Cote d’Azur and head instead for the secluded coves and warm waters just along the coast near Cassis... read more »
#12/24
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4
(1 comment)
Destination: Orange
France and gorging on food go hand in hand – and for a real foodie trip to paradise, the tiny Roman town of Orange is a surprising gem... read more »
#13/24
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4
(2 comments)
Destination: Cannes
Trip type: Short Break
Yes, Cannes is best known for its ritzy annual film festival - but for the non-A-listers among us, it makes a great weekend break destination at any time of year... read more »
#14/24
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4
(2 comments)
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 »
#15/24
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4
(2 comments)
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 »
#16/24
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4.25
(8 comments)
Destination: Nice
With a pumping night life, sociable people and Cannes and Monaco right on the doorstep, Nice is the undiscovered holy grail for the lads' holiday.... read more »
#17/24
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4
(4 comments)
Juan-les-Pins is nearly a century old - but this glittering resort, together with neighbouring Antibes and the ritzy Cap that connects them, only gets better... read more »
#18/24
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3.666665
(6 comments)
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 »
#19/24
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 »
#20/24
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Destination: Ste-Maxime
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
Sainte-Maxime is a Riviera bolthole that trumps its brassier cousin St Tropez on all counts… and is friendly to boot... read more »
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