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Megaliths and hoopoes: chance encounters in untamed Brittany
A five-day walking trip along the shoreline and around the islands of Brittany’s Gulf of Morbihan reveals a fascinating blend of the familiar and the exotic

Ben Lerwill

26, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tell us about a great riverside visit in France – you could win a holiday voucher
Share your top French river or canalside experience. The best tip wins £200 towards a Sawday’s stay

Guardian community team

24, May, 2022 @10:42 AM

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Do I need a mask to fly? Check carefully as European rules change
France has relaxed its rules, but holidaymakers heading for Greece, Italy and Spain will need masks for several more weeks

Nazia Parveen

17, May, 2022 @12:49 PM

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Move over Cannes: 10 of Europe’s best summer film festivals
The star-studded French fest starts today, but the coming months bring plenty more celebrations of the big screen – in stunning settings

Anna Smith

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Enticed through the gates of heaven’: readers’ best French beaches
Rockpools, pine trees, sand, surf and sunshine … our tipsters recall gorgeous beaches from Normandy to the Côte de Vermeille

Guardian readers

12, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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40 of the best beaches in Europe
From flamingo-pink shores to wild coastlines and everything in between, our travel writers pick the continent’s finest sands, and places to stay nearby

30, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Hidden France: why I fell in love with peaceful, scenic Auvergne
From volcanoes to Vichy springs, this slice of dramatic rolling countryside below Burgundy is a revelation, complete with medieval villages and Michelin stars

Carolyn Boyd

29, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Rennes, France: Brittany’s medieval but vibrant capital
Chef Arnaud Guilloux leads the way to the best street food, galleries, music haunts

Interview by Carolyn Boyd

18, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Piste of the action: Orelle is the perfect base for late season skiing in France
In the Trois Vallées, new cable cars whisk skiers up to some of the Alps’ highest slopes – perfect for skiing into May. And a high altitude zipwire adds to the thrills

Mary Novakovich

23, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Mouthwatering Marseille: a taste of France’s f revolution
Anti-establishment Marseille is shaking up French cooking. Here, five of the city’s innovative chefs and restaurateurs reveal their favourite places to eat

Vérane Frédiani

21, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Biarritz curbs holiday lets to make way for locals
Pays Basque landlords are told they must rent out homes for entire year

Benjamin Halfpenny, in Biarritz

19, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Walks of a lifetime: six epic mountain hikes across Europe
From a sandstone labyrinth to bears and marmots, Europe’s hills and mountains offer exhilarating long-distance walks. Just don’t forget your poles and harness

Kevin Rushby

19, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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