Holidays in France

Jenni Murray ©BBC

An interview with Jenni Murray

The presenter of BBC 4’s Women’s Hour talks to Zoë McIntyre about beach shacks and Paris cabarets

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The sunny terrasse at La Coquerie

Eating out in Sète

The sea and lagoons around this Mediterranean harbour town provide a bountiful harvest of fish and seafood, says Amanda Pollard

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The coastal trail along Cap d'Ail

From Cap to Cap

Walking the Cap Martin coast path to Cap d’Ail exposes Tristan Rutherford to the delicious sights, smells and tastes of the Côte d’Azur

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Carving a career with soap vignette

In her regular series, Carol Drinkwater meets a sculptor using everyday materials

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Terry Wogan © Tim Wesson

Terry Wogan column

From his holiday home in the Gers, our columnist muses on the great divide between britain and France when it comes to food and drink

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The Hotel Christiania

Hotel Christiania in Les Gets

Hotel Christiania in Les Gets is a great location for a family holiday, winter or summer, with a plethora of activities for all the family, from hill walking and mountain biking to skiing in the winter. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Dancers bust some moves at the fast-paced Montpellier dance festival © Gadi Dagon

What to do in June

Read our lowdown of some of the best events in France this June

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The impressive, 2,000-year-old Roman temple in Nîmes

A Quick Guide to Nîmes

Read our definitive guide to this beautiful Roman city in the south of France

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The hillside city of Grasse basks in the Provençal sun

Make perfume in Grasse

The hillside town of Grasse has been synonymous with perfume-making since the 17th century. Zoë McIntyre shows how you can create your own signature fragrance

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Inside the beautiful rerstaurant in Domaine les Crayères

The best places to drink in Champagne

From a luxury hotel to a treetop bar, Zoë McIntyre finds the best places to find a cool glass of bubbly in where else but Champagne

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A coffee and croissant, staples of a French breakfast © Fotolia

The best breakfasts in Paris

Join our food columnist Rosa Jackson on an early-morning foodie tour of the capital

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Peter Mayle

An interview with Peter Mayle

The writer best-known for A Year in Provence and A Good Year talks to Zoë McIntyre about the French art de vivre and his life in the Luberon

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A luxurious room with a view

Where to stay for a wonderful experience

From five-star indulgence in Paris to a night on a Pyrenean peak, our writers name their all-time favourite places to stay

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A light and airy bedroom

Place des Célestins, Lyon

Rent this apartment in Place des Célestins for a beautiful view of Lyon


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Stalagmites in a gallery of the original cave

Visit the Chauvet Caves in the Ardèche

Cave paintings dating from 36,000 years ago are being re-created in a $55m tourist attraction in the Gorges de l’Ardèche. John Malathronas puts on his hard hat to discover more

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A classic tarte aux fraises © iStockphoto

How to make the perfect strawberry tart

The ripest strawberries and the lightest of fillings produce a tarte aux fraises that tastes as good as it looks, says Rosa Jackson

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