Vauban’s impressive legacy

Watching the Tour de France last week, I noticed that one stage finished in the town of Briancon (05 Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes–Cote d’Azur, which claims to be the highest city in…

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Back Roads France

One of the joys of travelling through France by car is the opportunity to get off the autoroutes and main N roads and follow back roads to your destination. Often…

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France-emotion – Great photos of French cities

Featured at the France Show was a fascinating display of images sponsored by the London College of Communication – University of the Arts London and Maison de la France representing…

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Water and wine – French vineyards by boat

The Telegraph (19 Aug 08) includes a boat trip up the Rhone Valley as one of its top 10 river cruises: Navigating France’s mightiest river is a favourite for wine…

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Entraygues-sur-Truyere – A delightful hidden corner of France

La Maisonnette The trouble with writing about "hidden" corners of France, is that you run the danger of sharing the secret with too many others. Places which I felt were…

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