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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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Tour de France 2014 Week 3: Sunday July 20th to Sunday July 27th

Tour de France Week 3 from Sunday July 20th to Sunday July 27th 2014. The route from the wine country in the Dordogne to the Champs-Elysees final in Paris

The Périgord Vert – the gentler and very British face of the Dordogne

The Périgord Vert – the gentler and very British face of the Dordogne. Check out this English view of the glorious area of south west France.

The Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Cote d’Azur

The Impressionist painter, Pierre Auguste Renoir, spent his last years at Les Collettes, a charming farmhouse, now the Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

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.

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