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Destination: Lodeve
It's spring, and sleepy Lodeve is stirring, as visitors head for this corner of Southern France. Billed as the gateway to the Mediterranean, it's quite unique, and definitely worth stopping by... read more »
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The Canal du Midi meanders gently through Languedoc, picking up and dropping off boat passengers en route. For landlubbers, equally gentle options lie beyond: the wines and slow inclines of Minervois... read more »
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5
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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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Eurostar has brought Lille within 100 minutes of London. A French city reborn and buzzing with prosperity, it would be silly not to take advantage... read more »
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5
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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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5
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Activity, Cultural, Family
From mummies and knights in armour to rooftop encounters with gargoyles, here's how to make the most of the French capital en famille ... read more »
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Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Right Bank... read more »
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Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Left Bank... read more »
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4.5
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For serious gastronomes headed to Paris, taking in some chocolatey highlights is a must. Check out these must-see attractions for chocolate-loving Francophiles... read more »
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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 »
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4.5
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Destination: Lyon
Lyon is supposed to be dreary and grey. So what is it about this surprisingly stylish and lively French city that will have visitors singing?... read more »
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4.5
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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 »
#13/46
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4.5
(3 comments)
Destination: Lille
French and Flemish cuisine collide in France’s fourth largest city zone. From croissants to cramique, fish to fromage, take a day to find the flavours of the Nord-Pas de Calais.... read more »
#14/46
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Ile de Re
Trip type: Activity, Beach, Family
The Ile de Ré, on France's Atlantic coast, is where the chicest of the chic go to escape the crowds on Paris Plage. But we can get there, too, and it doesn't have to break la banque!... read more »
#15/46
Rating:
4
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By: Jo Page
Destination: Ile de Re
Trip type: Beach, Eco, Family
Dune-backed beaches, chic shops, cycle paths and perhaps a glimpse of Johnny Depp... the Ile de Ré is one of France’s most alluring holiday islands - but pick your base carefully in high season... read more »
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4
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A family friendly affordable ski resort in the Savoie, Valloire is a firm favourite with French families. Nathalie discovers what to do whether you enjoy skiing or not... read more »
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4
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Destination: Lodeve, Marseillan, Meze
If you are looking for a quiet spot to chill out in France but worry about keeping the kids happy, head for Herault in the Languedoc, where you are sure to find something to please everybody... read more »
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4
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Destination: Paris
From the grunge of Montreuil to the chic antiques of Saint-Ouen, Paris has flea markets to suit every taste and budget. Even if you're not buying, their atmosphere is infectious... read more »
#19/46
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4
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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 »
#20/46
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Shopping
The Louvre is one of the world's great cultural destinations but the surrounding area also makes a perfect base for shopping and nightlife or simply lapping up chic Parisian life... read more »
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