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  • Paris off the beaten track

    Paris off the beaten track

    August 22nd, 2018Eleanor Aldridge
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    Paris is the world’s most visited city. It draws in a barely comprehensible 30 million travellers each year – and its monuments, museums and galleries are some of Europe’s most instantly recognisable. You could spend weeks here and not see them all. But what if you want to see an alternative Paris, a Paris off the... Read more »

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  • The world’s quirkiest food festivals

    The world’s quirkiest food festivals

    December 22nd, 2017Lucy Cowie
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    Tomato-drenched crowds wading through a lake of passata at Valencia’s La Tomatina festival might be a familiar image, but such passionate and eccentric celebrations of food are far from unique. Across the globe, there’s a smorgasbord of wonderfully bizarre festivals dedicated to edible delicacies, ranging from the conventional to the questionable (ostrich testicles, anyone?). As Mexican radish... Read more »

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  • Quiz: where should you go in France this summer?

    Quiz: where should you go in France this summer?

    July 14th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    France remains one of the most visited countries in the world – and it’s easy to see why. From the bucolic charm of Provence to the metropolitan allure of Paris, the country’s diversity can make deciding where to go a challenge. We’ve put together this quiz to help.

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  • The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    June 7th, 2017David Hillier
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    Festivals are a different beast in 2017. They used to be associated with drinking warm cider while watching crusty bands in your naffest clothes; now the best events are kaleidoscopic extravaganzas designed to tease out the hidden, spectacular you that doesn’t get aired in the office. From Morocco to Norway, we pick 10 summer festivals... Read more »

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  • Why you should go back to Paris in 2017

    Why you should go back to Paris in 2017

    May 11th, 2017Eleanor Aldridge
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    There’s nowhere else quite like Paris. No other city can match the allure of its rooftop vistas, café-lined boulevards and striking monuments. Paris’s ability to be at once a bastion of cutting-edge culture, classical arts and old-school romanticism are just a few of the reasons why we named it our top city to visit in... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Paris

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Paris

    September 26th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    All the clichés about Paris are true – stylish, romantic, glamorous and utterly compelling – yet it retains surprises that continue to delight even the most seasoned visitors. The landscape of the city changes as you cross from quartier to quartier, and each area has a distinct style and atmosphere – from historic St-Germain to the... Read more »

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  • 7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break

    7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break

    August 26th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    The ingredients for a great European weekend break are simple. You’ll need a walkable city centre, a handful of excellent restaurants, some cool bars, affordable places to stay, interesting attractions and good transport. Lyon, one of France’s most delightful small cities and the country’s culinary capital, offers all these and more. Here’s why it should... Read more »

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  • 22 incredible pictures of Corsica

    22 incredible pictures of Corsica

    July 14th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Just off the south of France, and closer to the coast of Italy, the small, mountainous island of Corsica lies in wait for the three million tourists that visit its shores each year. Few places in Europe have such varied landscapes, from sweeping white-sand beaches and deep gorges, to towering mountains and otherworldly coastal cliffs. Corsica might... Read more »

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to France

    Video: a 1 minute guide to France

    May 17th, 2016Colt St. George
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    There’s little wonder that the land of châteaux, Champagne and croissants regularly tops lists of the world’s most visited countries. France beguiles travellers from around the globe, whether they come to laze on the beaches, ski in the mountains or soak up the culture in the capital. From the rugged coastline of Brittany to the charming villages of Provence,... Read more »

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  • Get on board: the 5 best European river cruises

    Get on board: the 5 best European river cruises

    March 29th, 2016AnneLise Sorensen
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    Among a certain segment of travellers, cruising is sometimes maligned: the dismal buffet and watered-down cocktails. Those kitschy lounge acts. The contrived shore excursions. But that, as they say, was then. Cruising today, and especially river cruising, offers an entirely different experience, from celebrity chef-driven cuisine to stargazing lounges to bike rides along leafy canals.... Read more »

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  • 1500 chefs around the world will celebrate French food next week

    1500 chefs around the world will celebrate French food next week

    March 10th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    When it comes to food, the French don’t do things by halves. It should come as little surprise then that this year sees the launch of the second Good France event, a global celebration of the country’s gastronomy to surpass all others. The day was created in 2015 to mark the inclusion of French cuisine on... Read more »

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  • Win a family ski holiday to the French Alps

    Win a family ski holiday to the French Alps

    December 3rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    It’s that time of year again, when the mountains become a playground, and skiers and boarders alike are keenly watching the snowfall across Europe that dictates their winter fun. If you want to take to the slopes, enter our competition for the chance to win a great skiing holiday in Valloire. Valloire is an old... Read more »

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