Hours to wait for a ferry or tunnel shuttle, or just want a short-break in France? There are plenty of attractions in and around Calais. Here are the best sights, hotels and restaurants
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
You need a break, and you want it in the French south – for the heat, the verve and the adrenaline. Low-cost airlines offer a choice of off-beat cities, but which should you go for?
Both are full-blooded cities of southwest France, with accents forged by cassoulet, fighting and rugby football. Toulouse is bigger, Carcassonne more visited. So which is the short-break favourite?
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
Anthony Peregrine really didn’t want to go to Menton in France. After a couple of days of sea and winter sun, Provençal food, epic scenery and a rugby encounter, he really didn’t want to leave
It’s not only the port wine which ages in Porto, Portugal’s second city. Humans, too, can put on a couple of years between arriving at a restaurant and being served