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Those Magnificent Men: France and Aviation History

In 1909, businessman Louis Blériot astonished the world by flying across the Channel France soared into aviation history on July 25, 1909, when Louis Blériot piloted the first aeroplane across the English Channel, accomplishing what...
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What to See and Do in Normandy in 2021

As well as the famous D-day beaches, there are outdoor adventures, festivals galore and beautiful villages in Normandy. Related article: The Timeless Charms of Normandy, What’s New in 2021 WAR AND PEACE The British Normandy Memorial at...
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What to See and Do in Gers in 2021

From bike tours to walking routes to sailing along the river, there are many ways to discover Gers. Related article: Step Back in Time in Gers GREAT OUTDOORS Float over Gers in a balloon with Montgolfières de...
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Le Dernier Mot: Cairns, A Monumental Problem

The trend for rock-stacking is having unexpected consequences, as Kristin discovers. My husband and I were strolling along the seafront when we noticed one of those man-made rock sculptures on the beach. A delicate balance...
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12 Essential Visits in Brittany in 2021

Our choice of must-see towns, natural wonders and other places of interest. Related articles: The Littoral Charms of Brittany SAINT-MALO Home of 17th-century privateers, the ‘Intra Muros’ district was fully rebuilt after the Second World War; the...
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Wild Camping in the French Alps

As we stand in the middle of a patch of woodland halfway up the mountain, I start to wonder if I’ve made a mistake. Tall, spindly pine trees surround us and our guide, Herve...

12 Must-Do Experiences on the Channel Coast

Twelve outstanding experiences not to miss on the Channel Coast Related articles: Great Destinations, Time to Tune into the Channel What to See and Do on the Channel Coast Where to Stay and Eat on the Channel...

Alpine Adventures for Non-Skiers

Guy Hibbert heads off-piste to discover the summertime pleasures of the Annecy Mountains As long as there is snow, Alpine ski resorts seldom struggle to attract visitors for the sheer joy of the piste and...

What to See and Do in the Cévennes

Renowned for its natural splendours, the Cévennes is also host to beautiful villages, fascinating museums and more Related article: Into the Wild, Travels in the Cévennes GARD  Le Train à Vapeur (steam train) Discover the beautiful landscapes and...

The Paris Bicycle Boom

While Paris has not been known as a cycle-friendly city, all that is changing, with some 50km of bike lanes added in the past few months alone. Here, Caroline Harrap reports on the new...