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Menton: a Cote d'Azur gem

Destination: Menton

Not as famous as nearby Cannes and Nice, but no less glitzy and grand, the French Riviera town of Menton makes for a stunning, sunny break

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Fine dining afloat, on a Mediterranean cruise

Destination: Soulac-sur-Mer

Cruising and eating go together like Laurel and Hardy - but even the great, food-loving Oliver himself would have been outfaced by Crystal Cruises’ Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner

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Bluff your way through a French wine-tasting

Destination: France

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

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Nice's pebble beach gets very busy, get a place early!

Nice: a snapshot of the South of France

by jeremys

Destination: Nice

Only a two-hour flight from London, Nice is the place to go for a quick taste of the Riviera. From its street life, markets and chic department stores to its new tram system, it is pure French style

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Sing a song of Avignon

Destination: France

Savour the South of France on a trip to Avignon on the banks of the Rhone - a magical medieval town famed for its seven popes, ancient architecture and a beloved children's rhyme you may recall

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Vaison-la-Romaine: a perfect Provençal village

Destination: Vaison-la-Romaine

I have always dreamt of spending a year in Provence. Unfortunately for me, a week would have to suffice. Staying in the picture perfect village of Vaison-la-Romaine was some compensation though

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Spending a short break in Marseille

Destination: Marseille

A vibrant, sprawling multicultural hub, Marseille is home to the celebrated fish stew, bouillabaisse, one of the many Provençal culinary treasures of the region

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Even with terrain up to 3600m, some people just want to go higher...

Les Deux Alpes: a French resort that really does après-ski

by csenor

Les Deux Alpes is a vibrant party town, enticing experts with its limitless steep off-piste and flattering beginners and early intermediates with tame terrain – all skiable for nine months of the year

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A lads' holiday in Nice

Destination: Nice

With a pumping night life, sociable people and Cannes and Monaco right on the doorstep, Nice is the undiscovered holy grail for the lads' holiday.

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Marseilles - a gastronomic Mediterranean melting-pot

Destination: Marseille

This intriguing city captures the best of French cuisine, from exquisite to traditional, with rich Mediterranean and exotic North-African influences. Marseilles is simply a gastronomic delight

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