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#1/47
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4.9
(12 comments)
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 »
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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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Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Destination: St-Tropez
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
Fancy joining the jetset in St Tropez? Here's the lowdown on the best places to stay and where to play. Just be prepared to pay...... read more »
#5/47
Rating:
4.57143
(17 comments)
Destination: Nice
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Nice is a city of contrasts with ultra-modern touches and a fascinating history. You can easily spend money in the city's tempting shops and restaurants but read my guide to make your money go further... read more »
#6/47
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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 »
#7/47
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5
(2 comments)
Europe is bejewelled with famous, historic hotels, but which ones really deserve their reputation for winning style, undiminished elegance and exceptional service? Here are six still worth the journey... read more »
#8/47
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5
(1 comment)
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 »
#9/47
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5
(1 comment)
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 »
#10/47
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5
(1 comment)
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 »
#11/47
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5
(1 comment)
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 »
#12/47
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
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 »
#13/47
Rating:
4.75
(4 comments)
Destination: St-Tropez
Trip type: Beach, Nightlife, Shopping
I fell in love with the French Riviera as a teenager - it has a magical charm that nowhere else can emulate. And, there's no place like St Tropez. Explore the beaches, restaurants and hotels with me... read more »
#14/47
Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Nice
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
A must-read guide to the hottest spots in Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera... read more »
#15/47
Rating:
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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Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
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 »
#17/47
Rating:
4.333335
(3 comments)
Destination: Provence
Nothing beats the fresh, simple cuisine of Provence, its colourful local markets and idyllic isles of Lavant, Port-Cros and Porquerolles – not to mention superb restaurants… and one very special hotel... read more »
#18/47
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Destination: Cannes, Monaco
Trip type: Activity, Cruise, Cultural
If Formula One is your passion and the Monaco Grand Prix your Mecca, there can be no more amenable way to experience this iconic event in the race calendar than on the MS Wind Surf... read more »
#19/47
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Frejus
Trip type: Cultural, Family
There's lots to see and do here as well as the beach. Fréjus is a great place to stay while discovering the rest of the Côte D'Azur and the kids won't complain about "another quaint litle village"... read more »
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Rating:
4
(1 comment)
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 »
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