Holidays in France

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


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An alpine retreat

Interhome holidays

Find your perfect French holiday rental with Interhome


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Sun worshippers relax along the edges of the Paris Plage on the Seine quayside © Paris Tourist Office

8 of the best things to do this summer in Paris

Whether you’re going on holiday to Paris for the first time this summer, or if you’re an old returner enchanted by the City’s charm, Paris won’t fail to provide you with things to see and do, says Laura Dunham

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Rosemary Shrager

Interview with Rosemary Shrager

The British chef and teacher, known for TV shows including Ladette to Lady, tells Zoë McIntyre about working with French chefs and her love of Provence

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Langues de chat

5 of the best French biscuits

For a refined teatime treat, try one of these French biscuits that come in many forms, from palm trees to cat tongues

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Sun worshippers line the golden sands of Grande Plage in Biarritz

Quick guide to Biarritz

This popular Atlantic coastal resort has a lot more than just big waves to offer its visitors

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Sir Terry Wogan enjoying a nice glass of red wine © Tim Wesson

Terry Wogan column

From his holiday home in the Gers, our columnist finds local winegrowers taking a relaxed attitude to climate change warnings

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Wine and cheese

10 of the best food & wine tours in France

Love the thought of touring French vineyards and spending days sampling delicious French food and wines? Then check out our favourite 10 food and drink holidays across France that include among others champagne trails, river cruises and cognac tasting breaks

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