France

Biking in Burgundy

The EuroVelo 6 is a long distance cycle track running 2,270 miles along some of Europe’s major rivers. Rupert Parker tries a short stretch in Burgundy.

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Walking the Camino de Santiago

In recent years the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, in the North West of Spain, has become increasingly popular. It’s known in English as “The Way of St James”, as the bones of the disciple are supposedly buried in the cathedral of Santiago

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Aube: Champagne and Templar

Aube, in the south of the Champagne region, the largest Cistercian monastery was founded in 1115 by an abbot, later canonised as Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Not only was he instrumental in the founding of the Knights Templars, he also brought Pinot Noir grapes from Burgundy, an essential ingredient in Champagne

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Winter fun in the Three Valleys

The Three Valleys in south east France offers up some of the best skiing in Europe. Andy Mossack explores what lies beyond it’s hallowed slopes.

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Le Château de Candie

Le Château de Candie is a perfect example of a classic French château transformed into a luxury hotel brimming with style, elegance and histoy.

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Truffle Hunting in Uzès, South of France

If there’s one reason to visit the South of France in winter, when despite the brilliant sunshine, it’s freezing cold from the Camargue to the Cote d’Azur, it’s truffles

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