Holidays in France

The French frigate Hermione moored in the port of Rochefort

French frigate Hermione sails to America

The replica of a French ship that fought in the American War of Independence is retracing the original voyage

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Harbour and marina of Monte Carlo, Monaco, © iStockphoto

My France interview: Paula Radcliffe

World record-holding long distance runner Paula Radcliffe studied French at university and moved to Monaco in 1995. She tells Carolyn Boyd what she loves about living in the principality and her training trips to the Pyrénées.

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The cemetery at Delville Wood

Scars of the 

On the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, Paul Lamarra tours the Picardy countryside where one of the bloodiest battles was fought

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A bowl of juicy blackcurrants, © Fotolia

Bon Appétit: Black nectar

Get a taste for Cassis as Victoria Trott visits an artisan producer in the liqueur’s Burgundy heartland

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The gardens of Château du Lude

Loir in the limelight

The River Loire attracts huge crowds, but its quieter neighbour to the north has charms of its own, as Paul Bloomfield discovers on a cycling tour of Sarthe

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Plan your holiday with Michelin

Expand your holiday horizons with a range of Michelin maps and guides 


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The Thiepval Memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, © Fotolia

World War I: Journey of remembrance

Cycling along the length of the Western Front, Paul Lamarra tried to come to terms with the scale and horror of World War I

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A view towards the Fort National in Saint-Malo, © Dreamstime

Exploring the Brittany coast

Walking along the Côte d’Émeraude from Cancale to Cap Fréhel gave Paul Lamarra the luxury of enjoying spectacular clifftop views and secluded coves

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Dormez Bien: Les Petites Vosges, Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Enjoy a stay with an artistic flair in the once fashionable spa town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre in Hautes-Pyrénées

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Dormez Bien: Hôtel Lion d’Or, Cauturets, Hautes-Pyrénées

Explore the charming resort of Cauterets where one family’s mountain hospitality goes back a century

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A view down over the Pyrénées

The Pyrénées: Idle pleasures

The mountains are not just a playground for elite cyclists and intrepid hikers, as Carolyn Boyd discovers on a gentle exploration of the Hautes-Pyrénées

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© Rosie Brooks

Parallel text: Bastille Day

The history of France’s most important festival - le 14 juillet - is explored by Peter Stewart

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The medieval Château Suscinio near Morbihan, Brittany

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part One

Some of our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds across France

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The picturesque town of Monthermé in the Ardennes département, © Dreamstime

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part Two

Our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds across France

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A view towards Île de Riou, © Judy Armstrong

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part Three

Our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds in France

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The charming village of Argenton, © Laurence Lechaux

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part Four

Our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds in France

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