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Summer has arrived in France

PUBLISHED: 11:15 05 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:26 05 July 2017

The sunny streets of Menton, on the Côte d'Azur ©rglinsky - Thinkstock

The sunny streets of Menton, on the Côte d'Azur ©rglinsky - Thinkstock

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Can you hear the crickets? The splashes from children jumping into a pool or a river? The tell-tale pop of a bottle of rosé being uncorked? Summer is here in France and so are the holidays! Take a look at how beautiful French summers look.

Where to start? How about where we’d love to spend our summer; in the stunning Calanques national park near Cassis (pictured).

Summer in France means beautiful seasonal produce, such as sun-gorged tomatoes, hitting the market stalls. Perfect time for some summer recipes!

It’s harvest season too, so you’ll spot plenty of tractors and combine-harvesters working away. Some farmers prefer to work at night to avoid the heat, leading to eerie sights of spots of light in the fields as you drive by in the darkness.

Time to eat outdoors!

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And to enjoy summertime picnics.

Be sure to visit the iconic ice cream maker in Paris, Berthillon.

Lavender is in full bloom, and even Auvergne takes on an air of Provence.

The beaches are getting busier, like here in Biarritz

…or here in Menton.

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Even the mountains in the summer are sunny and warm!

Where will you be this summer? Visiting southern cities like Toulouse under a deep blue sky?

Beach hopping in Corsica?

Mountain-biking in the Alps?

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Or just chilling by a pool (like this dream-like one near Aix)?

Whatever you do, enjoy summer life in France with a glass of rosé…

…take the time to relax.

And never stop exploring!

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