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Courchevel 1650, prettier and more affordable than its sister, 1850

Courchevel 1650, France: the ideal family ski resort

by csenor

Destination: Courchevel

With its quiet pistes, relaxed village atmosphere and English-speaking ski schools, Courchevel 1650 in the French Alps is great for beginners – but its varied terrain thrills expert skiers too

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Hotel de Ville, Lille

A gourmet’s guide to Lille: 24 hours of gastronomic pleasure

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.

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Belle Vallee gardens in winter

A chateau or two in enchanting Normandy

Destination: France

Experience the ultimate unwind when you explore the peaceful picture-postcard spa towns and villages of rural northern France

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Lille is a cross-Channel flip for class... and chips

Destination: Lille

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

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The Seine at sunset

A walk through literary Paris

by stokel

Destination: Paris

Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and F Scott Fitzgerald were among the writers who lived in Paris. Their spirit lives on in the bookshops, cafés and streets of the Left Bank

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Cycling along the Seine offers one of the most scenic routes through Paris

Fall in love with Paris...all over again!

Destination: Paris

If you've already chomped croissants on the Champs Elysées and seen the famous sites, go off the beaten tourist track and experience Paris like a Parisian

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Every Parisian view can't help but inspire and amaze visitors

Moi, myself and I... Why Paris isn't just for couples

Destination: Paris

Paris is renowned as the ultimate destination for lovers. So what does the city of romance have to offer solo travellers in search of culture, cuisine and adventure?

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A secluded cove on Belle Ile's west coast

Belle Île, France: beaches, shopping and picnicking

Destination: Belle-Ile-en-Mer

A few miles off the Breton coast, Belle Île has been a popular destination with French travellers since the Impressionists depicted its charms more than a century ago

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Snowboarders who just happen to be, well…

Avoriaz, France: the snowboarding capital of Europe

by csenor

Destination: Avoriaz

Avoriaz is a car-free, purpose-built resort and a gateway to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. The big draw, though, is the snowboarding – especially at The Stash, a forest snowpark for "shredders"

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L'Aiguille du Midi – the highest lift station in Europe. Chamonix can be seen far below in the valley

Chamonix, France: off-piste skiing with the the X-Factor

by csenor

Destination: Chamonix

The X in Chamonix may be silent – but for thrill-seekers in the Alps, it chimes in neatly with the resort's reputation for eXtreme ski and snowboarding. If off-piste adventure is your thing, read on…

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