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8 Things to do in Rennes, Brittany
8 Things to do in Rennes, Brittany

Rennes, the capital of Brittany is a vibrant city, teeming with historical sites and marvellous museums. It’s a city that’s easy to discover on foot, with plenty of places to take a relaxing or delicious break… Step into the past Wander the tree-lined, cobbled streets of the medieval district and admire the higgledy-piggledy half-timbered houses …

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The charms of the Chevreuse Valley near Paris
The charms of the Chevreuse Valley near Paris

In the Upper Chevreuse Valley, when the sun comes out, the tops come down. Of the convertibles, I mean. That’s how you know spring is finally here. Under the dappled sunshine of the newly verdant trees, open-topped red cabriolets, sleek motorbikes and packs of colourful cyclists compete for space on the twisting, turning roads. There …

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Guide to Colmar in Alsace
Guide to Colmar in Alsace

Colmar in Alsace is irresistibly pretty. The old town is brimming with wonky ancient buildings. The gentle river is perfect for boat rides. Flower bedecked streets and squares vie for your attention. There are museums galore as well as outstanding bars and restaurants. You’ll find something to please just about everyone in this photogenic city… …

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The ultimate Guide to Provence
The ultimate Guide to Provence

When it comes to irresistibly beautiful towns and villages, Provence in the south of France is a prize winner. Brightly coloured poppies in the spring, aromatic lavender fields in the summer, swathes of nodding sunflowers and vibrant vineyards surround it’s towns and villages. There are quaint and pretty street markets, exquisite little cafés where you …

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A taste of the Loire Valley
A taste of the Loire Valley

The lure of the Loire – chateaus, gateaus and tasty treats – it’s an irresistible combination. Some things are made for each other. Peaches and Cream. Cheese and wine. Chateaus and gateaus (castles and cakes). Which got me thinking about the best places in the UNESCO listed Loire Valley where you can feast like royalty …

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Take a slow tour through the Basque Country
Take a slow tour through the Basque Country

The Basque Country, Pays Basque, Euskal Herria, is located in the western Pyrénées mountains, straddling the border between France and Spain, meeting at the Atlantic Coast’s Bay of Biscay. Emerald landscapes, distinctly rugged mountains, precipitous shorelines and the rich heritage of the Basque, Euskaldunak, kept this area uniquely singular. Proudly independent, the Basque people, who …

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