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On the Emperor's Trail...a trip along the historic Route Napoléon

On the Emperor's Trail...a trip along the historic Route Napoléon

The historic Route Napoléon provides the perfect opportunity for some classic grand touring, particularly during an important bicentenary year as Roger Moss found out...

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A family affair - skiing in France

A family affair - skiing in France

Winter months find beaches virtually deserted, but on the snow-capped mountains of France countless families will be outdoors enjoying the kind of fun no-one ever quite outgrows. We show you how and where...

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Duty of Care - War Graves around France

Duty of Care - War Graves around France

In countless foreign fields lie those whose sacrifice gave us the freedom we enjoy today. The War Graves Photographic Project is documenting their final resting places as Trevor Bridge explains.

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Bay Watch - a trip to Arcachon in Gironde

Bay Watch - a trip to Arcachon in Gironde

Over the years Arcachon has been appreciated by seabirds, fishermen and later, by comfortably-off villa owners. Recently the town has undergone a radical transformation, but the style remains as distinctive as ever.

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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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On your marques - a weekend in Bordeaux

On your marques - a weekend in Bordeaux

Bordeaux, the dynamic capital of Aquitaine, offers a welcome shot of city buzz, particularly if you need some seasonal shopping inspiration...

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Winter Sun & Snow - skiing the southern French Alps

Winter Sun & Snow - skiing the southern French Alps

Being based in SW France has its advantages, not least the chance to visit sensational mountain areas which can seem too distant for most UK based skiers. Roger Moss explores the southern French Alps...

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Perfect peace - Visiting the Lot Valley

Perfect peace - Visiting the Lot Valley

Few things are quite as rewarding as following a river through deepest France and, for simple natural beauty and relaxed leafy seclusion, the Lot valley is unsurpassed

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Visiting Montsoreau (49)

Visiting Montsoreau (49)

We visit a beautiful riverside village with a classic Loire Valley chateau and monthly flea markets on the riverbanks.

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Royal Preserve - discover Loches (37)

Royal Preserve - discover Loches (37)

Around 40km southeast of Tours, the historic town of Loches rises from a once strategically important rocky spur on the banks of one of the Loire’s most significant tributaries, the Indre.

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