A silver, bulbous UFO hangs from the ceiling of the train station and a ghost train features a small girl crying over her dead badger. It can only mean one thing, the Lille 2012 festival, Fantastic.
Collapsed banks, rude locals, an impossible language and less than tropical weather make Iceland seem like the holiday from hell. So what is the appeal?
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
by John Gaye
Conquerors, traders, tourists - Damascus has seen them all over the years. Today, visitors to the city will be impressed by their legacy and surprised by the warm welcome from everyone they meet
Cornwall may be famous for its cream, spectacular natural coastline and artistic heritage - but it’s also a great place to go green, with plenty of eco-gems to discover in St Ives
Whether relaxation or stimulation, there's an island in the Mediterranean that has it all...
by The Otter
If you are planning a trip to Italy this year here are a few ideas for marvellous things to do, some of them unusual, some of them not, none of them expensive!
Forget bicycles - the boat is the easy way to get around Holland's top city destination
They make take a bit of finding, but the cutting-edge art galleries of Tokyo are inspirational gems, and well worth the effort
Paris has always inspired artists and attracted art-lovers with its museums and galleries. Now, a new generation of themed hotels gives guests the chance to live and sleep among the artworks