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Top things to do for free in Paris

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

From picture-perfect squares to streets once thronging with artists, we choose the best places that you can experience for free in Paris

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Paris

Explore the Côte d’Azur by road, including the spectacular corniche roads, visiting the famous resorts of St Tropez and Villefranche-sur-Mer as well as the pretty Provencal villages overlooking the coast

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur

Known for its wine, Bordeaux is an up-and-coming city that is growing in popularity. Here’s our insider’s guide to the main attractions, restaurants and hotels and the areas to buy property in Bordeaux

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Aquitaine

From captivating coastal towns to mighty medieval settlements, here is our pick of places to go in Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany

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Brittany

Soothe aches and pains and take in beautiful architecure with a visit to these spa towns renowned for their thermal waters

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Short breaks

Built hundreds of years ago, the villages in Tarn have real fairy-tale charm. Here are 7 that need to be seen to be believed

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Midi-Pyrenees

Need inspiration for a short break in France this winter? From a ski trip to a spa weekend, from a city break to tasty truffle festivals, here are 12 ideas for a winter getaway in France.

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Winter trips

Ad Feature: Enjoy a fun-filled short break in Vendée

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Vendée is a picturesque corner of Pays de la Loire that has plenty to entice visitors

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Pays de la Loire

Veggies, rejoice! Paris has plenty of exciting vegetarian restaurants serving delicious and healthy veggie dishes. Caroline Harrap chooses some of her favourite

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Paris

If you think Nice is just a summer destination then think again. Here is our pick of what to see and do in Nice in winter

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Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur

It is one of the most-visited cities in the world but no matter how many times you visit there is always something new to discover. These are the reasons we will keep visiting Paris

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Ile-de-France

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

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Short breaks

Ad Feature: Enjoy a short break in Amiens

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Only 90 minutes from Calais, Amiens in Picardy has much to offer winter visitors and is perfect for a short break

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Picardy

On the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, explore Normandy and discover the history of William the Conqueror and how he became King of England

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Short breaks

Need a mini-break to the great outdoors? Get active in France for a change of scenery one weekend and get a dose of exercise while you’re there

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Short breaks

Ad Feature: Enjoy a short break in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Dordogne town of Sarlat-la-Canéda is a haven for history lovers and foodies and perfect for a short break

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Aquitaine

Ad Feature: Enjoy a short break in Beaune

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Visitors will find a rich wine heritage in the Burgundy town of Beaune

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Burgundy

Ad Feature: Enjoy a summer break in Saint-Malo

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Visitors to the attractive maritime city of Saint-Malo in Brittany will find plenty to see and do

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Brittany

Want to go to Paris’ excellent museums but don’t want to spend too much on tickets? Here are 10 museums in Paris that are free on the first Sunday of the month

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Culture and attractions

Ad Feature: Enjoy a summer break in La Rochelle

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Visitors are spoilt for choice in the popular maritime city of La Rochelle

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Poitou-Charentes

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