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Visitors relax on the sandy Plage de l'Écluse in the centre of Dinard

A Quick Guide to Dinard

Situated on the pretty Côte d’Émeraude, this Brittany seaside resort has plenty to offer visitors, as Peter Stewart discovers

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The bridge in Normoutier-en-l'Île © Melissa Wood

Vignette: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île market

Author Joanne Harris recalls childhood summers spent on an island in the Vendée

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Jenny Powell © Joseph Sinclair

An interview with Jenny Powell

The television presenter tells Andrew Williams about childhood holidays in France and owning a house in a Riviera hideaway

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A stall taking part in the Fête de la Gastronomie

French Food Festivals

Sample the joys of French gastronomy at a nationwide celebration

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Châteaux dans les arbres

10 of the best places to stay in a treehouse in France

If you fancy being lulled to sleep by a breeze rustling leaves close by your window, and waking to the nearby sound of birdsong, you should consider booking into one of these amazing French treehouse hotels.

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Chalet Amuse Bouche, Portes du Soleil

The luxurious 5 bedroom chalet prides itself on excellent home cooked food and a stunning location between Morzine and Avoriaz. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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P J Adams, author of 'Intoxicating Southern France'

How to enjoy a hassle-free trip to France

Former publishing executive turned author of ‘Intoxicating Paris’ and ‘Intoxicating Southern France’ P J Adams reveals the top mistakes that visitors make when they come to France 


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The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Reims © Fotolia

Visit Reims in the late summer

With the end of the busy school holiday period and the start of the wine harvest, September is a great time to visit the city at the heart of the Champagne region. FRANCE Magazine looks at some of its big attractions

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The Notre-Dame Cathedral towers above the quaint old buildings in the centre of Rouen

A weekend in Rouen

The historic city has attracted artists for more than a century, each of them creating their own take on Rouen. FRANCE Magazine looks at the city’s star attractions

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A hamper of delectable French goodies

French Food Online

What could be nicer than having the authentic flavours of France delivered direct to your door at the click of a mouse?

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Posy Simmonds © Victor Schiferli

An interview with Posy Simmonds

The illustrator tells Pierre de Villiers about her student days in Paris and the film version of her graphic novel Gemma Bovery

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The Tour Saint Nicolas and the Tour de la Chaîne guard the entrance to the Vieux Port in La Rochelle © Fotolia

An exploration of religious heritage in La Rochelle

South African-born Pierre de Villiers explores the religious heritage of La Rochelle and discovers more about his own ancestors’ dramatic escape from persecution more than 300 years ago

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The beautiful Château de la Treyne overlooks the banks of the River Dordogne

Eating out in the Dordogne Valley

Local resident Mark Sampson has some insdier tips for dining well in the historical Haut-Quercy area of the Lot département

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Ripe and colourful tomatoes with a hint of basil © Fotolia

How to make a summer tomato salad

Chef Aurélie Altemaire shows how to cool off this summer with a light and zesty summer tomato salad

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The medieval cité in Carcassonne © Melissa Wood

Vignette: Carcassonne market

Author Kate Mosse is always entranced by the Saturday market in Place Carnot

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'In a day French' from Elisabeth Smith

‘French in a day’ competition

Improve your French with a copy of ‘French in a day’ by languages guru Elisabeth Smith

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