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Bookworms rejoice, here are eight independent bookshops in France, where you can browse the best of French and international literature and find your next great read.

Kate Mosse was a guest speaker at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in October 2018 and spoke about finding inspiration for her latest book – and beginning of a new series of novels set in France – The Burning Chambers.

Legends, myths and stories abound in French culture and not all of them are pleasant. In the run-up to Halloween, we take a look at some of the more frightening legendary beasts and monsters of French folklore.

Discover the windmills of France, their history and new leases of life

Want to discover some of the secrets of Paris? A unique guided tour teaches visitors about the history of brothels in the now illustrious district of the Palais Royal in Paris

The arrival of autumn means the return of some fantastic events from France’s cultural and sporting calendar. Which are you going to add to your itinerary?

Thought Paris shut down in August, think again! From film and music festivals to beach games, there are plenty of ways to chill out as the summer continues in the capital.

From June to August sun-drenched fields of lavender are a feature of Provence. Find out how lavender was first introduced to the region and became such an important part of the landscape

Want to listen to some live music this summer? From classical concerts to rock shows, here are 9 music festivals in France you should visit

Fancy something a little different during your next trip to France? Visit one of France’s many weird and wonderful museums

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

Discover the 25 shortlisted regional French markets and find out which market won the Votre Plus Beau Marché competition in France

There’s no shortage of picturesque French villages to visit but where do you start? We’ve selected some of our favourite villages from across France to help you decide which ones to explore first

The Dordogne Valley is home to an enchanting mix of picture-perfect villages that have retained their French countryside charm. Here are 10 places that you should not miss

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

Planning a city break in France but want something different from Paris, Lyon or Bordeaux? Here are 10 alternative cities you could visit on a weekend break

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