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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

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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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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Cannes prepares for its glitzy film festival © Tim Wesson

Carol Drinkwater on life in Provence

The Cannes Film Festival can make for a fun experience, says Carol Drinkwater

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Picasso © Wikicommons

History trail: Picasso in France

With the Musée Picasso in Paris now reopened after a lavish renovation, Peter Stewart examines the life and work of one of the world’s most influential artists

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The River Sèvre Nantaise flows past the ruined château and the Église Notre-Dame in Clisson

Take a stroll in Clisson

Italian style finds an unlikely home in a small town in the Loire-Atlantique, as Peter Stewart discovers

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Pain perdu © Fotolia

Make the perfect pain perdu

The English call it French toast, but eggy bread fried in butter is an all-day treat in any language, says Rosa Jackson

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© Zoë McIntyre

Camping in Provence

From plunging canyon to glamorous seafront, Provence is a thrilling adventure ride – especially from behind the wheel of a vintage campervan, says Zoë McIntyre

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