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#1/149
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5
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You can travel to Morocco from the UK or anywhere in Europe without the need to fly. This guide shows you how to do it from London in about two days... read more »
#2/149
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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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4.833335
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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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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 »
#5/149
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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 »
#6/149
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5
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Destination: Paris
Hanging out in grand cafes, browsing bookshelves and knocking back mean martinis - here’s how to combine a trip to Paris with a tour round the haunts of Hemingway and other 20th-century cultural icons... read more »
#7/149
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5
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Gourmet restaurants, amazing architecture and quirky spas - when it comes to luxurious short breaks, the French capital ticks all the right boxes... read more »
#8/149
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5
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Skiing, off piste, apres ski, paraponting, heli-skiing, downhill racing - Val d'Isere has it all and more. Here's my guide to making the most of a winter sports break in the French resort ... read more »
#9/149
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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 »
#10/149
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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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5
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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 »
#12/149
Rating:
4.75
(4 comments)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Activity, Short Break
It may be a bit off the wall - and it's definitely not what you'd call fragrant - but a tour of the Paris sewers is one of the least known and best adventures the city has to offer... read more »
#13/149
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 »
#14/149
Rating:
4.666665
(9 comments)
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 »
#15/149
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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 »
#16/149
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4.666665
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Romance, Short Break
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 »
#17/149
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(3 comments)
Destination: Paris
Trip type: Activity, Short Break
Be it a picnic, park or promenade, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Paris for free. What you may not know is that you can eat, sleep and travel to the city for absolutely nothing...... read more »
#18/149
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4.666665
(6 comments)
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 »
#19/149
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4.666665
(5 comments)
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 »
#20/149
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Picardy
The Somme is a beautiful corner of France, just a short drive south of Calais. But in this part of the country, the scars of the past are never far away... read more »
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