France

Whilst many come to France for its food, wine and amazing scenery, the urban traveller makes a beeline for Paris – a city whose famed aloofness is well merited after centuries in the world’s cultural spotlight. In the shadow of the City of Light, France is home to many more great towns and cities, such as Bordeaux, Marseilles, Lyons, Cannes, Angers and Montpellier.

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A British film festival in Bretagne? Josh Ferry-Woodard hops the Brittany Ferry across the Channel and enjoys two scoops of the silver screen with a French connection on top… Politics may divide us but during the Dinard British Film Festival at least, Britain and Europe still share a special relationship.…

lyon city guide

A city of proud pedigree with several envious claims to fame, it’s high time tourists stopped overlooking the regional capital of the Rhône-Alpes for Paris. Mandy Andritsi and 
Mateo Jaramillo Ortega spill the beans on Lyon… Lights, camera… Lyon! This is the city where cinema was born, when brothers Auguste and…

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Flan, tarte Monge, pain au chocolat… or just a bloody brilliant croissant! Paris resident Jana Markova runs down five of the very best boulangeries in the capital, and their signature treat. One can’t imagine Paris without its particular tiny bakeries that are literally found on every single street corner. In…

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Legendary pop blogger Vanessa Grall of MessyNessyChic teaches us how to become a member of the new Lost Generation in Paris, with €500 to burn on a Skrill Prepaid Mastercard. See what she gets up to below… We’re not going to start this guide off at a predictable Parisian sidewalk café.…

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If you're tired of Paris's famous but overcrowded avenues, Le Marais – one of the only districts not redesigned by Haussmann under Napoleon - might be just the place for you. Full of pre-revolutionary buildings and tight alleys...