France

  • 21 Which summer festival will you choose?
    Veranos de la Villa – Madrid's Summer in the city One of the year's top diary dates in the Spanish capital. Dance, theatre, zarzuela (Spanish operetta) and concerts are all performed on stages...

  • 22 Nights of fantasy in Le Mans
    The historic town of Le Mans in the French region of Pays de la Loire invites you on an extraordinary journey back in time, a journey to be savoured and enjoyed with all your senses. Stroll though the...

  • 23 Join the Little Prince in an adventure at Futuroscope
    This year, Futuroscope are investing in imagination and special effects with a new, not-to-be-missed dedicated space, and in July, the latest of the season's new attractions promises to delight all the...

  • 24 The glamour of the Cote d'Azur
    Before Brigitte Bardot became Saint Tropez's most famous resident, the French Riviera had long been a haven for artists, writers and other bohemians. Then the fashion icon put the little fishing village...

  • 25 Sightseeing in Paris by Citroen
    There are lots of ways to travel around a city, but there's no doubt that none are quite like seeing the sights from a classic 2CV, the minimalist cuatro roues sous un parapluie – 'umbrella on four...

  • 26 The Loire castles in springtime
    The picturesque towns and villages, the River Loire itself, the UNESCO World Heritage status of the surroundings... these alone are sufficient reason to make a visit to the Loire Valley. But in spring...

  • 27 The Romans invade Nimes
    For the second year, the ancient city of Nimes in southern France is set to celebrate the Great Roman Games. The grand event will take place on the 23rd and 24th of April in the magnificent Nimes Arena,...

  • 28 2011: a year for celebration in Reims
    The eighth centenary of Our Lady of Reims is focusing the spotlight on on of the most important Gothic buildings in France and concerts, parades, street performances, exhibitions, presentations and...

  • 29 The (very stylish) art of travel
    Starting in London with a private viewing at the National Gallery, Venice, Paris and Bath are the destinations for these unique journeys in classic trains, each in the company of an expert guide. With...

  • 30 The untamed magic of the Camargue
    A melancholy landscape of almost 150,000 hectares of marshland, sand dunes, seemingly endless pastures and salt flats where the flora and fauna are held at a careful distance from the progress of the modern...

  • 31 Five fine restaurants with five-star views
    Le Jules Verne, Paris Some say this is the most romantic restaurant in the City of Love, perhaps in the whole world. Even if it isn't, it's certainly one of the most impressive. With the famed chef Alain...

  • 32 Carnival around the world
    There's no doubt the Venice carnival is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Whether you're actually lucky enough to wear one of the vintage costumes and enigmatic masks of what is one of the most traditional of...

  • 33 The most romantic destinations for lovers

    It's that time of year again, when Valentine's Day looms and love is on everyone's lips. Maybe you think February 14th is just another date on the calendar, but there are plenty who will be using it as...

  • 34 Pyrenean mountain diving
    Imagine the white magic of snow-covered pine forests at 2,000 metres, icy water... and silence. This is the scene offered in the heights of the Pyrenees to those who want to follow the example of Heinrich,...

  • 35 Corsica: the Med's greenest island
    A land that has been conquered and reconquered time and again, Corsica is a dream setting for nature lovers, sports fans and history buffs. Its coastline – totalling over a thousand kilometres of...

  • 36 Versailles to boast palatial hotel
    Built by Louis XIV on the site of a royal hunting lodge, the Palace of Versailles is one of the world's most popular tourist sites, and soon it will be possible for a few privileged visitors to actually...

  • 37 Ski resorts with star quality
    Not all adventure films have a ski chase, but if there's going to be one, who would do it better than James Bond? In 1999, director Michael Apted chose Chamonix in the French Alps as the location for...

  • 38 From Paris to Istanbul on the Orient Express
    Click on the image to see more photos of the legendary train and its journey to the historical Turkish city  

  • 39 Europe gets ready to greet 2011
    Forget the world recession and other worries. The night of December 31st is a time to dream; it's a time to focus on the positive and the world of possibilities ahead. Above all, it's a time to join with...

  • 40 The Cathar castles of Languedoc
    Tired of the angry criticism and growing influence of the Cathars, who rejected the physical world of power and matter and aspired to the purely spiritual, in 1208, the Catholic Church declared their...



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