Holidays in France

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A Francophile’s guide to... Kensington

Discover the French connections in this chic London borough

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How to make the perfect madeleines

The trademark behind the little sponge cake is how to achieve the trademark bump, says Rosa Jackson

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Village visit: Cordes-sur-Ciel

Exploring this lovely hilltop village in south-west France is just like walking on air, says Zoë McIntyre

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Château de Noyelles

France’s best boutique hotels (on a budget!)

Putting on the style doesn’t have to break the bank - here is our guide to 25 top accomodation choices across France

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris, © Fotolia

History Trail: Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel’s famous tower celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Peter Stewart looks at the life and works of this engineering visionary

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Paris Tours

From rummaging for vintage wares to quaffing wine in cellars, discovering Paris on a themed tour can offer insights into many local delights, as Zoë McIntyre discovers

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Top 20 quotes about Paris

Be it Amercian president or Irish novelist, everyone has some to say about the iconic city of Paris

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Hotel barge 'Anjodi' on the Canal du Midi

Luxury Hotel Barge Cruising

Enjoy a truly unique experience with European Waterways


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Ten top things to do in Paris in 2015

From bargains buys to cutting-edge culture, find out about the top 10 things to do during a trip to Paris in 2015

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The Promenade des Anglais in Nice, © Fotolia

A solo Christmas in Nice

Christmas in Nice offers plenty to the solo traveller, says Anne Cowan

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Place Masséna decorated for Christmas, © Dreamstime

A family Christmas in Nice

Christmas in Nice need not be a chilly affair, says Jon Bryant

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Travelling to the slopes by train

Travel to the slopes by train

Travelling to the ski slopes can be a lot of fun, as Daniel Elkan discovers

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The Promenade des Anglais in Nice, © Fotolia

A foodie Christmas in Nice

The vibrant southern city of Nice is guaranteed to offer you a festive season to remember, as Rosa Jackson discovers

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My France: Interview with Sheila Hancock

Actress and author Sheila Hancock has owned a house in Vaucluse for two decades. She talks to Zoë McIntyre about her love of France and the inspiration behind her debut novel.

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Christmas food and wine pairing

Dominic Rippon gives his advice on what to drink during the festive season, at home or in France.

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Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan column

From his holiday home in Gers, our columnist Terry Wogan ponders the loveable eccentricities of his French neighbours

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