Places in France
Paris has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, with instantly recognisable architectural icons, along with exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques and priceless artistic treasures. Why I Love Paris By Catherine Le Nevez, Writer Paris’ grandeur is inspiring but what I love most about the city is its intimacy.
Provence & the Côte d'Azur
Whether it's cruising the cliff-top roads, sunbathing on the beaches or browsing for goodies at the weekly market, Provence and the Côte d'Azur sum up the essence of France – sexy, sun-drenched and irresistibly seductive. Lyrical Landscapes Provence and the Côte d'Azur are made for explorers.
Jutting out of the Med like an impregnable fortress, Corsica resembles a miniature continent, with astounding geographical diversity. Within half an hour, the landscape morphs from glittering bays, glitzy coastal cities and fabulous beaches to sawtooth peaks, breathtaking valleys, dense forests and enigmatic hilltop villages.
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Tips and articles
Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes
Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen...
Paris by pastry: five patisserie icons and where to find them
Even the mildest sweet tooth will be unable to resist the allure of Paris’ patisseries...
Six sublime historic buildings in France's Auvergne
The Auvergne wins admirers for its brooding scenery, a jigsaw of valleys, lakes and craters sculpted by ancient volcanoes...
Bière de garde: a traveller’s guide to beer in France
Beer. It’s not the first thing most people think of sampling on a trip to France. But France, like many places, is on the cusp of a beer moment...