Exploring the Aveyron region of Southern France; Philip Gardner; The Whig

Amble along the historic streets of charming medieval villages, and enjoy the simple ambience of rural France…

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The ultimate French weekend getaway? A grand tour of Champagne; Frank Mannion; Daily Mail

Hollywood producer Frank Mannion frequently visited the region during research for a documentary about the top tipple. Here he reveals where to drink, where to stay, and lots of intriguing history.

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The Cutest and Most Festive Cities and Towns for Celebrating Christmas in France; Jennifer Ladonne; Fodor’s Travel

Nativity scenes, midnight mass, Yule logs, hot-spiced wine, Alsace-inspired marchés de Noël…Christmas in France is a magical time when holiday spirit mixes with age-old traditions. Though you might not think of celebrating the season away from home, here are ten towns with ten excellent reasons why you should.

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12 impressive moats around the world; MSN

Built as a line of defense, a moat is a ditch usually filled with water that surrounds a building, castle, monument, or town. Take a look at some of the most stunning moats around the world.

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Lyon, France: Your Essential Guide; International Living

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Bordeaux river cruise indulges passions for wine, castles and medieval villages; Katherine Rodeghier; Daily Herald

Passengers on AmaWaterways’ Taste of Bordeaux cruise sail the waterways of southwestern France, stopping to hike through vineyards, bike on back roads, tour chateaux and sample the region’s fine wine.

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A memorable private tour of Champagne; Financial Times

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Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and more: discover LVMH’s prestigious champagne maisons…

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These are some of France’s most beautiful villages; Andrea Smith; Lonely Planet

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Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire; Channel News Asia

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A Decanter guide to Chablis Premier Cru; Andy Howard; Decanter

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Thieves on the run after French cathedral ‘sacrilegious robbery’; The Irish Catholic

A cathedral in south-western France was robbed of chalices and other religious items after a gang rammed open the door of the church early Monday morning. At approximately 2 am, a car outfitted with a battering ram was driven into the door of Cathedral Sainte-Marie d’Oloron, breaking it open. The cathedral is in the French…

Source: Thieves on the run after French cathedral ‘sacrilegious robbery’ – The Irish Catholic

Best Christmas market cities for wine lovers; Fiona Sims; Decanter

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Robbers ram-raid car into French cathedral, steal treasures; AFP

Robbers rammed their car into a mediaeval cathedral in southwest France early Monday, sawing through metal bars to grab silver chalices and…

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A Luxury Ile de Ré Hotel: Review of La Baronnie Hotel & Spa; Suze & Paul; Luxury Columnist

The Ile de Re is the French version of The Hamptons. If you’re looking for a luxurious Ile de Ré hotel,  La Baronnie Hotel & Spa is located…

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Ode to the Seine, River of Romance; Elaine Sciolino; Literature Hub

She goes to the sea

Passing through Paris. . . .

And . . .  walks between the quays

In her beautiful green dress

And her golden lights.

–Jacques Prévert, “Chanson de la Seine” *

The Seine is the most…

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10 World Heritage Sites That Will Change Your Perspective; Rebecca Knauss; Travel

World Heritage sites are designated by UNESCO and must be preserved due to their importance to humanity. These sites will change your POV!

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The European Travel Experience Most People Don’t Know About; Madhvi Ramani; Reader’s Digest

You’ve heard about ship cruises and river cruises, but barge cruises just might be the best way to experience Europe.

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Here Are the Most-Searched Destinations in France (Paris Didn’t Make the List); Amy Louise Bailey; Robb Report

Exclusive Google data reveals the most searched-for destinations in France. Here’s Emily Louise Bailey’s list of what to enjoy and where to stay in each one.

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A weekend in Provence, courtesy of Le Vieux Castillon and La Maison d’Uzès; Amira Arasteh; Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

The charming medieval towns of Uzès and Castillon du Gard make Provence worth visiting outside of the lavender fields. Don’t get me…

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Bordeaux Tourism: Best of Bordeaux, France; TripAdvisor

Bordeaux Tourism: TripAdvisor has 430,440 reviews of Bordeaux Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Bordeaux resource.

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