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Cycling the Atlantic Coast

Cycling the Atlantic Coast

Retired writer Helen Millar jumped at the opportunity to cycle part of the Atlantic coast with friends. Would she later regret her enthusiasm? Here she shares her adventure with us…

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The Rail Thing - railway journeys to remember

The Rail Thing - railway journeys to remember

You don’t have to spend your life going on great railway journeys to be passionate about trains - for many of us it’s in our blood.

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Corsica: A world apart

Corsica: A world apart

We all know that France already offers some of the very best of the finer things in life, so where, then, do the French choose to spend their precious summer holidays? While the traditional mass migration down the A7 ‘Autoroute du Soleil’ to the Côte d’Azur still continues each August, those in search of a more exotic experience have another option, with the added allure of island escapism: Corsica.

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Pardon? Wintery French sayings

Pardon? Wintery French sayings

Language expert Emma Lee ponders the origin of some of the more wintery French sayings…

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Piano Man - Gérard Fauvin at Le Domaine Musciale de Pétignac

Piano Man - Gérard Fauvin at Le Domaine Musciale de Pétignac

You wouldn’t believe half of what happens in the southern Charente village of Pétignac, unless of course you happen to be a piano player, in which case a visit will feel like coming home.

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Le jardin paysan

Le jardin paysan

Trevor Bridge explores the romance of the French cottage garden and explains how to design and nurture your own oasis of tranquillity…

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Christmas presents for anglers

What do you buy the fisherman who has everything? Ron Cousins has some suggestions…

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Cranberry Bellinis

Cranberry Bellinis

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Red berry hazelnut meringue layer cake

Red berry hazelnut meringue layer cake

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Roast goose with prune & apple stuffing, served with gravy & bread sauce

Roast goose with prune & apple stuffing, served with gravy & bread sauce

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