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10 reasons to visit Saint-Denis Plaine Commune

The largest urban community of Île de France is made up of Aubervilliers, Epinay-sur-Seine, La Courneuve, Île-Saint-Denis, Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen, Stains and Villetaneuse.

Head to towns in the Camargue and you are likely to spot gardians herding some black bulls in the most surprising places

Running wild in Camargue

In the famous wetlands of the south of France, you will be greeted by iconic white horses and pink flamingos, raseteurs and cowboys. Norman Miller heads to Aigues-Mortes to explore this fascinating region.

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How to watch the Tour de France

Some 3.5 billion people will watch 18 teams of nine riders race 3,500km over three weeks during Le Tour de France, the world’s largest sporting event. Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh, the authors of France en Vélo, share their experiences. The Tour de France

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Peaceful farmhouse set in rural France

Honeysuckle Farm is a charming farmhouse, situated in 30 minutes from Bayonne in the Landes- a rural, beautiful and peaceful area of France. It is completely private, but yet not isolated. It has 7 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private

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The Domaine des Ormes, a 5 star holiday in the heart of Brittany

Located between Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo, Domaine des Ormes, offers five-star holiday accommodation and camping, open all year in a unique 250-hectare park. For your holiday getaway, with family or friends, Domaine des Ormes offers several types of accommodation: tree

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Cycling holidays in La Rochelle

If you’ve ever wondered why the French love cycling so much, hop on the saddle. Justin Postlethwaite visits the tranquil islands off La Rochelle and falls in love with life in the slow lane.

In the marais

The spell of the Marais Poitevin

Tucked in behind the French Atlantic coast, an hour’s drive north of La Rochelle, visitors are drawn to the peaceful waterways and shy wildlife of ‘Green Venice’ at any time of year.

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7 great places to play golf in France

With the golf season is now in full swing, we select some of France’s most beautiful and welcoming courses. 1. Les Bordes This beauty deep in the Loiret department tops many golf course ‘best of’ lists – for many golf

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Peaceful Holidays in the Dordogne

Peacefully located in a tiny hamlet within the triangle of Ste. Foy la Grande, Duras and Eymet, Les Granges are a small group of five 300 year old stone cottages, spacious, charmingly restored with lots of character, exposed beams and original

Le Touquet's white sand dunes

Ideal for a short break: Le Touquet

Are you in search of wide-open sands and pine forests alongside shopping and gastronomic temptations? Visit Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, an ideal short break spot just 45 minutes from Calais, says Gillian Thornton.

A splendid statue and relaxing small park commemorate the playwright's time spent in Pézénas

Flânerie in the Languedoc: Pézenas

Let’s start in the best place imaginable – a sun-kissed lunch table in the Languedoc. I’m perched on an unremarkable restaurant terrace in the centre of Pézenas, a staggeringly pretty small town with Molière connections (more of this later), and set before me is a giant