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On two wheels: Mountain bike trips

Forget faddish fit camps or pedal pushing on the road, the trend for two-wheelers has moved into your leisure time, so lose the Lycra in favour of baggy shorts and a brush with mud Read more »

Garonnella, Toulouse

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Rooms: Toulouse

Eschew the conventional options and stay in a barge, wooden cabin, farmhouse or even an ‘urban B&B’ in the capital of France’s southern Midi-Pyrénées region Read more »

The Mapmakers

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Bookshelf: The Mapmakers

Splurge on this lavish new, cloth-bound, illustrated edition of The Mapmakers, John Noble Wilford’s cartographical survey of maps from antiquity to the space age Read more »