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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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The statue of Napoléon in a window in Briars Pavilion

Napoléon on St Helena

The exiled emperor’s final home was on a tiny in the South Atlantic. Mark Stratton takes a five-day voyage to meet the Frenchman keeping Bonaparte’s legacy alive

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The front cover of the 200th issue of FRANCE Magazine

FRANCE Magazine names the 200 best experiences in France

Let yourself be inspired by our list of the best experiences that France has to offer

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Roses adorn many of the houses in Chédigny © Julian Elliott

Take a stroll in … Chédigny

A small village in the Loire Valley has turned itself into a giant rose garden, to the delight of visitors including Carolyn Boyd

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Expect the unexpected at Futuroscope Amusement Park

Expect the unexpected at Futuroscope Amusement Park

Get away to one of France’s most popular amusement parks and the only one of its kind in Europe.ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Breakdown Direct

Win peace of mind European Breakdown Cover from Breakdown Direct with three prizes to be won each month


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