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Affordable is possible on Nice's Baie des Anges

Bargain beds on the Côte d'Azur

Destination: Nice

Much as it likes to perpetuate its jetset reputation, bargains do exist on the Côte d'Azur. Here are five stylish budget hotels, whether you're after summer beach or the French Riviera's winter sun

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Cannes harbour

Cannes: beyond the red carpet

Destination: Cannes

Yes, Cannes is best known for its ritzy annual film festival - but for the non-A-listers among us, it makes a great weekend break destination at any time of year

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Breakfast on deck anchored off San Remo.

Slow boat to Monaco - Grand Prix without the grief

by Annie

Destination: Cannes

If Formula One is your passion and the Monaco Grand Prix your Mecca, there can be no more amenable way to experience this iconic event in the race calendar than on the MS Wind Surf

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Playground of the rich and famous, La Croisette (© Cannes Tourist Bureau)

Cannes without the crowds

Destination: Cannes

Chic pavement cafés, markets bursting with fresh local produce and evocative historic haunts - there is more to the seaside city of Cannes than the summer dazzle

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The infinity pool

The French Riviera - peace & seclusion near Nice & Cannes

Destination: Cannes

Fancy getting away from it all? Escape to a boutique hotel surrounded by olive groves and overlooking the French Pre-Alps. It's peaceful & secluded but just minutes from Nice and Cannes.

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Spa treatment: enjoy a gondola massage while gliding past the Hotel Cipriani, Venice

Six grand hotels that really feel grand

Destination: St. Petersburg

Europe is bejewelled with famous, historic hotels, but which ones really deserve their reputation for winning style, undiminished elegance and exceptional service? Here are six still worth the journey

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Candlelit outdoor spa pool at the hotel's Shiseido spa

Spa heaven on the French Riviera

Destination: Cannes

Head to Mougins, in the hills above Cannes, for some serious pampering from head to toe

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