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Christmas markets in France

Friday, October 6, 2017

Get in the festive spirit by visiting one of these 12 traditional Christmas markets in France and pick up some French Christmas gifts

The French love a good ghost story, from royal headless ghosts and underground cemeteries to the home of a serial killer. These are 13 of the most haunted places in France to visit this Halloween

Want to discover all the secret destinations France has to offer? Escape the tourist trail in these hidden and underrated French locations

Find out which monuments are opening their doors to the public and what special events are happening in France on the European Heritage Days, or Journées du Patrimonie

From witnessing the grape harvest to enjoying the last sunshine in the south of France, here are 10 reasons to visit France in the autumn

If you’re a sucker for all things horticultural you’re bound to love the beautiful landscaped gardens of France. We pick 7 places we think the green-fingered should visit.

On 20 May, thousands of French museums and galleries will be open for free into the night for the Nuit des Musées event. We’ve chosen 14 places from across France with something exciting happening on 20 May

How much do you really know about the Tour de France? Here are 23 amazing facts you probably didn’t know about the Tour de France

Watch out for practical jokes on April Fool’s Day in France but also keep an eye out for paper fish stuck to your back in the French tradition of ‘le poisson d’avril’

If you’re fascinated by French fashion then you should visit these museums dedicated to fashion and textiles in France

Home to lavender fields, ochre stone, olive groves and bountiful vineyards, Provence is a feast for all senses and its charming villages are a concentrated dose of Provençal art de vivre. Here are 21 villages of Provence you should visit

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your other half by escaping to some of the most romantic places in Paris

If you fancy a change from the A-list attractions, tap into the cultural richness of Paris at these lesser-known museums

The French have drawn on state-of-the-art technology to create a stunning new replica of the world famous Lascaux caves. This is what you can expect to see

From little villages in the South-West to the bright lights of Paris, many films were shot in France for its picturesque scenery and unique atmosphere. Did you recognize any of these locations?

2017 is a big year for France and not just because of the Presidential elections. From anniversaries and special events to exciting openings, here’s why you should visit France in 2017

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