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Destination: Provence
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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Destination: Paris
On a recent trip to Paris I faced one short break with one very long to-do list. Here's how I managed to see it all and still have a stress-free weekend...... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Over the years, I must have visited nearly 100 hotels in Paris. Here are some of my favourites, hand-picked for people who want somewhere quiet and characterful – but who don't want to spend too much... read more »
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Destination: Chamonix
Argentiere is famed for its steep slopes and challenging off-piste at the Grands Montets ski area. Here are some insider tips to help you get the most out of your stay... read more »
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In the bewitching landscape of the Languedoc, with its vineyards and lagoons, the Wine-growers and Fishermen’s Route gets visitors acquainted with wines and seafood in the South of France... read more »
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Destination: Ile de Re
Loveliest of French islands, Ile de Ré has all the ingredients for an idyllic, laidback holiday. Think long sandy beaches, retro charm, friendly people and superb seafood. Who needs St Tropez?... read more »
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Destination: Paris
We all associate Paris with romance – and on a short break, its small, individual hotels offer a mix of urban glamour and villagey charm, comfort and privacy. Here are six of my favourites... 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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Destination: Les Arcs
It's often dismissed as a concrete jungle in the French Alps, but the five separate villages that make up Les Arcs are sufficiently different to appeal to all tastes – and to all skiing abilities... read more »
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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 »
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Destination: Corsica
From skinny dipping in rock pools to hanging out in your own ultra-private villa, Corsica has all the ingredients for a perfect romantic break in the Med... read more »
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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 »
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Destination: Paris
Rent an apartment in Paris’ fashionable Marais district in the 3rd and 4th arrondissement to get a taste of what it’s really like to live in the City of Light; even if it’s just for the weekend... read more »
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On holiday, adolescents are notoriously hard to please. Any ideas? From surfing in Cornwall and cookery in France to cycling in Bangkok, here are five activity breaks with sufficient cool quotient... read more »
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Destination: Paris, Venice, Dusseldorf
Can’t quite decide between Paris and Venice for your surprise romantic city break? Why choose when you can have the best of both worlds?... read more »
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Destination: Chamonix
Summer in Chamonix can be just as exhilarating as the ski season. Follow my advice to find out you can experience its great ridges and summits without spending hundreds on a guide...... read more »
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Destination: Paris
In summer, every Paris restaurant sprouts an outdoor table or two – but some have turned al fresco eating into an art. For a spot of people-watching in gardens and on terraces, here are my top five... read more »
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Destination: Ile de Re
There’s no need to rush on Ile de Ré. Once you're on this enchanting island off France’s Atlantic coast, swap four wheels for two, tuck into fresh seafood and enjoy a few days out of time... read more »
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Destination: La Rosiere, La Thuile
Looking for a skiing holiday with superb slopes, cosy chalets and outstanding apres action - without the queues endured at big resorts? Then head to La Rosiere, France's best-kept skiing secret... read more »
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Experience the ultimate unwind when you explore the peaceful picture-postcard spa towns and villages of rural northern France... read more »
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