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Radisson Blu Nice exterior

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice

Anthea Gerrie enjoys a musical few days during her stay at Nice’s Radisson Blu Hotel

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Chateau Haut Gleon exterior

Reviewed: Chateau Haut-Gleon, Corbieres, France

Anthea Gerrie enjoys a peaceful stay in a winemakers’ chateau named for some outstanding Languedoc vintages.

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Balloons Calais

Trip Review: Calais’ Multi-Million Pound Makeover

Lucy Daltroff pops on a DFDS ferry across the Channel and discovers Calais is enjoying a fresh new look

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Les Gets village

The Ups And Downs Of Cycling In Les Gets, France

Michael Cranmer eschews his usual skis for a summer biking tour around Les Gets.

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Cruise Review: CroisiEurope’s Loire River cruise

Michael Edwards takes a paddle-powered riverboat along the shallow Loire River 

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Reviewing Isère Uncovered in Summer

Andy Mossack reviews France’s Isère Department in summer, from the achingly beautiful Vercors Massif to the ancient Roman antiquities of Vienne.

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