France

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How a ski trip to France helped me find my winter travel mojo
With its tree-lined ski slopes and starlit forest hikes, the traditional village of Villard-de-Lans, near Grenoble, made me fall back in love with skiing holidays

Rachel Dixon

18, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Paris on the cheap: a local’s guide to flea markets, baguettes and funky bistros
From art nouveau cafes to the resting place of French kings, our man in Paris knows where to find affordable fun

John Brunton

09, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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From ice floating to fatbiking in the snow: there’s more to Val d’Isère than skiing
The French Alps resort has excellent runs and off-piste, but it’s also now offering very cool – and sustainable – activities for non-skiers to enjoy too

Phoebe Smith

02, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Dreaming of a green Christmas: an eco-friendly trip in festive Strasbourg
From sustainable gifts to energy-efficient fairy lights and hotels using only local products, here’s how to have yourself an eco-friendly Christmas in France

Carolyn Boyd

16, Dec, 2022 @8:53 AM

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A local’s guide to Chamonix, France: great hikes, the Alps and decent sushi
With soaring peaks on its doorstep the town is an international hotspot. Mountain guide Julien ‘Pica’ Herry tells us what he loves about the birthplace of alpinism

Interview by Susan Greenwood

05, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Go less frequently, stay longer: how I learned to embrace slow travel
The antithesis of whistle-stop world tours, single-destination holidays offer sustenance and sustainability

Elizabeth Quinn

28, Nov, 2022 @1:12 AM

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‘There are enough new routes to last a lifetime’: ski touring in the French Alps
The Haute Tarentaise region is ideal for clipping on your touring skis, escaping the resort crowds, and discovering a world of spectacular, little-known valleys as far as the Italian border

Alf Alderson

17, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Deauville, France: fine sands, fine dining and a new arts scene
Bookshop owner David Ezvan on market shopping, sea views and nights out on the Normandy coast

Interview by John Brunton

31, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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You see aspects of his paintings wherever you look: on Cézanne’s trail in Aix-en-Provence, France
It’s easy to see why the chic town in the south of France made such an impression on the famous artist

Emma Cook

30, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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How to bag a bargain European ski trip
Still need your winter sports fix even with the pound in a slump? Here are our top tips for skiing on a budget, including when, where and how to go

Gemma Bowes

29, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s 23C in the evening’ – readers’ best autumn breaks in Europe
Hot chocolate in the Hague, Halloween fun in Transylvania, nights out in Málaga – our tipsters share their best trips

Guardian readers

20, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Arcachon: France’s Atlantic coast gem
Oyster farmer Olivier Laban shares tips on sailing stunning bays, rich greenery and jumping nightlife

John Brunton

26, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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