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A goddess in the exotic garden.

Eze: the 'eagle's nest' high above the Côte d'Azur, France

Destination: Eze

Within striking distance of Nice and Monaco, the mountain-top village of Eze is a quiet refuge with superb views, an old church, flower-decked houses and an exotic garden filled with statues

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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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Overview of the city centre, with Papal Palace dominating

Aix-en-Provence vs Avignon

Destination: Avignon

Avignon has culture, history, good food and beautiful women. So does Aix-en-Provence. How on earth are we to choose? Allow me to explain

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Alpe d'Huez provides a sunny backdrop and beautiful scenery - if only you felt like slowing down to see it

Alpe d’Huez: enough snow and sun for anyone

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Destination: L'Alpe-d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps has a long season with snow-sure slopes to suit every level of skier, and a super-sunny track record plus lots of affordable ski-to-door accommodation

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Regular stops to take in the beautiful scenery are a must!

Driving through the French Alps

Destination: Hautes-Alpes

It's worth taking time to explore the back roads through the French Alps, one of the most beautiful and dramatic regions in the whole of Europe

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Weird and wonderful chocolate at the Turin Chocolate Festival

Turin: the alternative Italian city break

Destination: Turin

Turin may not have the ruins of Rome or the canals of Venice, but it more than makes up for that with chocolate, mountains and The Italian Job

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Value for money on an Ocean Village cruise

Destination: Palma

Ocean Village famously aim their cruises at 'people who don’t do cruises', with an emphasis on adrenaline activities - but lazier souls can enjoy them as much as all-action types

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Glitz, glam and girls... welcome to St Tropez

Destination: St-Tropez

Fancy joining the jetset in St Tropez? Here's the lowdown on the best places to stay and where to play. Just be prepared to pay...

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The pool at the Byblos is perfect for posing

Where to stay (and pose) in St Tropez

Destination: St-Tropez

The perennially chic resort of St Tropez, in the south of France, is not so much about a sea view, more about how and where to see and be seen

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The colourful Cours Saleya market. Picture credit: Hugues Lagarde

The French Riviera: Nice and easy

Destination: Nice

A must-read guide to the hottest spots in Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera

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