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12 Unmissable Sites in Languedoc-Roussillon

Our choice of must-see towns, monuments and other places of interest. Related article: You Can Have It All in Languedoc-Roussillon CANAL DU MIDI Many operators hire out boats for trips up the Canal du Midi, which links...
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Get Away from It All in Burgundy

From little-known mountains to a valley of waterfalls and expansive forests to vast vineyards, Burgundy is the perfect place for post pandemic travels away from the crowds – and so much more besides. Caroline...
Mont Saint Michel bay walk group

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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The Timeless Charms of Normandy: What’s New in 2021

With its long sandy beaches, lush interior and rich history, Normandy has always offered an idyllic French fix. But this year, Gillian Thornton finds plenty of new reasons to visit too. Cruise into Caen-Ouistreham with...
Lac de Montriond

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...
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Gardens of the Côte d’Azur

Guy Hibbert discovers a slice of paradise amidst the exotic and colourful gardens of the French Riviera. When you picture wealthy people enjoying the balmy climate of the Côte d’Azur the image that springs to...
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The Littoral Charms of Brittany

With its dramatic coastline and rural interior, Brittany has long been a favourite with holidaymakers. Gillian Thornton can’t wait to return. Few sporting events showcase a country in quite the same way as the Tour...
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What to See and Do in the Dordogne Valley

Beautiful villages, historic châteaux and stunning countryside... there’s something here for everyone. Related article: Hollywood sur Dordogne: What’s New for Visitors in 2021 CHÂTEAU HOPPING Dordogne Valley Châteaux en Fête: What better way to mark the Land of...

Rock on into the Wilds of the Mercantour Park

The Vallée des Merveilles, with its stark beauty, prehistoric rock carvings and welcoming hostelries, is the perfect spot to get away from it all. Lanie Goodman pulls on her hiking boots Think of it like...