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  • Carcassonne. Credit: 4corners

    France: The accidental rebirth of Occitania

    An ancient region in the South of France has risen from the ashes and put itself back on the map. Occitania is an area doused in heritage, its name long… Read More»

  • Swimming pool at Pierre & Vacances Port du Crouesty Holiday Village. Credit: Pierre & Vacances

    Family travel: Ferrying away to Brittany

    A trip to Arzon, on the Rhuys Peninsula in Brittany, reveals a relaxed way of life that takes in coastal walks, cycling and watersports and introduces the kids to the… Read More»

  • Serre Chevalier. Image: UCPA

    Family travel: Skiing in Serre Chevalier

    Don’t want to take out a second mortgage to get the whole family perfect on the piste? Then book into one of France’s slope-side hostels where bed, board, kit, lessons, and… Read More»

  • Bassin de Saint-Ferréol

    France: The waterless wonder

    The Bassin de Saint-Ferréol was part of one of the most remarkable engineering achievements of pre-revolution France — but time your visit carelessly and you may find a surprise in… Read More»

  • Peninsula Paris

    Sleep: Paris

    Basement spas run by perfume houses, rooftop pools with views of the Eiffel Tower, Michelin-starred brasseries and frescoed walls... If you’re looking for luxury, the palais hotels of Paris have… Read More»



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