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How to spend two perfect days in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is famed for its lengthy history of Kings, political intrigue and exquisite chateaux. Many are world famous but there are some less …

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Magnificent Mont Ventoux the Giant of Provence

Mont Ventoux is the highest point in Provence. If you’re a fan of the Tour de France on TV, the chances are you’ll have seen …

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What to do in Summer in Les Gets

Les Gets is part of the Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest ski areas in the world. But it’s not just a winter destination. …

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Alta Lumina magic forest Les Gets, French Alps

At dusk in the picturesque village of Les Gets, Haute-Savoie, there is no better place to be than Alta Lumina, an enchanted woodland. Climb a …

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Amiens – the biggest Cathedral in France

The first stone of Amiens Cathedral was laid in the year 1220. It is a monumental medieval masterpiece of Gothic art, 145 metres long and …

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Toquicimes Food Festival Megève

Mountain food doesn’t get better than in Megève in the French Alps, nestling in the shadow of Mont Blanc. Rupert Parker attends the Toquicimes Food …

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Guide to Apt in Provence

Apt in the department of Vaucluse, Provence is a largish town with an inner old town. It’s famous for its crystallised fruit, is awash with …

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Discover Normandy on a magnificent week-long tour

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” said Claude Monet. And he chose Normandy as the place where he wanted to live, work and play. …

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Stunning country villages you can visit on a day trip from Paris…

Paris is a city where you’ll always find something new to fall in love with. But sometimes it’s good to get out of the city …

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The officially prettiest villages in the Gers Department

The department of Gers in southwest France, a land often called by its historic name of Gascony, is small – but beautiful. It’s a land …

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