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UFO in Lille Flanders station (Mike Martin)

A Fantastic weekend in Lille

Destination: Lille

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.

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Hallgrimskirkja in the centre of Reykjavik, by night

What's so hot about Iceland?

Destination: Reykjavik

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?

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Admiring the Cote d’Azur from Antibes

An artistic affair on the French Riviera

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

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Great Umayyad Mosque

Damascus: bringing history alive

Destination: Damascus

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

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Recycled materials and local art blend into the architecture

Self-catering is all plain sailing in St Ives

Destination: St Ives

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

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The pool and a Valletta view

Art, spas and beaches: Malta has it all

Destination: Sliema

Whether relaxation or stimulation, there's an island in the Mediterranean that has it all...

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View from La Vialla, Tuscany

Eight amazing and brilliant things to do in Italy

Destination: Venice

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!

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View from our hotel

Amsterdam - taking the easy way round

Destination: Amsterdam

Forget bicycles - the boat is the easy way to get around Holland's top city destination

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Antony Gormley work on display at the Hakone Open Air Museum

An art-lover's guide to Tokyo

Destination: Tokyo

They make take a bit of finding, but the cutting-edge art galleries of Tokyo are inspirational gems, and well worth the effort

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Glow-in-the-dark dreams courtesy of M/M (Paris) at Hôtel Amour

Sleep with an artist in the avant-garde hotels of Paris

Destination: Paris

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

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