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Walking in France

France is a great country for walkers. It has beautiful, varied landscapes, well-marked trails, good organisations and guide books and accommodation that ranges from refuges (which can be pretty primitive in the mountains) to bed and breakfasts and top hotels.

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Markets in the South of France


Stalls line the streets, their brightly colored awnings flapping gently in the breeze, shading the fresh fruit and vegetables, local crafts, Provencal fabrics made into tablecloths, napkins and bags. This is French market shopping at its best.

Where to Find the Best Shopping
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The German World War I Moreau Rest Camp in Champagne

The Moreau Valley camp was a World War I Geman third-line rest camp in the Argonne forest in champagne. It's well worth a visit from a good nearby hotel.

Tour de France 2014

The Tour de France is the world's greatest cycle race. Check out this guide to the route, the map, the teams, the prize money, what the jerseys mean and past winners.

Tour de France 2014 Week 1 in North France

Tour de France 2014, Follow Week 1 from Saturday July 5th in Yorkshire to the Vosges mountains in eastern France. Suggestions for sightseeing and where to stay.

Top Attractions in Strasbourg, Alsace

Strasbourg is on the border with Germany, and with the European Parliament based here, it's one of Europe's great cities. Here are 10 attractions and things to do.

The Pont d’Arc Cave in the Ardeche – A New UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Pont d’Arc Cave in the Ardeche is a new UNESCO World Heritage Site and is older than Lasacaux in the Dordogne. A replica will open in Spring 2015.

The Issenheim Altarpiece in Colmar, Alsace

The Issenheim Altarpiece in Colmar, Alsace, is one of Europe's great religious works, well worth a visit. Colmar is charming with old houses and canals.

Coupe Serpolet, a Provençal Aperitif

Try a refreshing Provencal Coupe Serpolet aperitif in a sun-filled garden in the south of France then make it from this recipe.

Guide to the Atlantic Coast of France

The Atlantic coast of France sweeps down the west side of France from the Pays de la Loire, then goes south via Poitou-Charentes to Aquitaine.

Destination France - Plan your Vacation in France

Pavement cafes for lazy days; fabulous beaches and ski slopes for energetic days; food, wine, landscape, history and architecture. France is a fabulous place to visit. Here are my personal top ten great reasons to visit France, the country with everything a visitor could wish for.

The Chateau de Monte-Cristo, Home of Alexandre Dumas

Visit the Chateau de Monte-Cristo just outside Paris. Alexandre Dumas' home makes a great short trip.

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