France

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in France, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Nausicaá, France’s National Sea Centre, Boulogne

Rupert Parker gets up close with the fish in Boulogne in one of Europe’s largest aquariums.

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Le Jardin des Plumes, Giverny, Normandy

Anthea Gerrie eschews dining in Monet’s house for a local Michelin alternative  

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Walking across the Somme. France

Rupert Parker is feeling very biblical as he takes a guided tour across the treacherous Somme estuary at low tide.

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Hiking the Opal Coast from Calais to Boulogne, France

Rupert Parker hikes 50km between these two iconic ferry ports, with the white cliffs of Dover his constant companion on the other side of the channel.

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Eating in Dordogne, France

The Dordogne, with its fairy tale castles, perched precariously on limestone cliffs, and picturesque medieval villages has long been the haunt of the British.

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The Roman glory of Nîmes

The Occitanie region in the South of France is full of archaeological wonders and holds the secret of denim. Beverley Watts visits the area around Nîmes and is transported back through time

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