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Special 2014 issue

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Beyond the Millau Viaduct: Aveyron

Millau is famous for its stunning viaduct, but Carmen Konopka discovers there are also lots of other beautiful sites in Aveyron

Dawdling up the Doubs

Franche-Comté is criss-crossed by waterways, so Gillian Thornton followed the River Doubs upstream to explore the area

The capital charms of Tours

Tours is not only a great place for exploring the Loire chateaux, but also a fascinating destination resembling Paris, says Todd Mauer

Mountain High

Best known for snow sports, the Alps offers a huge range of family-friendly activities in summer. Gillian Thornton hits the heights of Savoie-Mont Blanc

Travels with a tent

How do you explore France on a tight budget? Ellie Philpott rediscovered the joys of camping, encountering some stunning regional parks along the way

City Guide to Metz

Capital of Lorraine in eastern France, Metz is a picturesque city with a fascinating history dating back to the Middle Ages. Solange Hando arrived in time for lunch...

Lavender in Provence

There's no prettier time to visit Provence than when the area turns purple

Destination Provence and the Côte d'Azur

Scented hillsides, ancient villages, Europe's biggest canyon, exotic gardens and the Mediterranean are on the itinerary in this lovely south-eastern region

Destination Champagne-Ardenne

Easy to reach and perfect for short breaks, Champagne-Ardenne is packed with interest. Explore its Great War sites, enjoy outdoor activities... and lots of Champagne!

Destination Loire Valley

Following part of the longest river in France, discover spectacular châteaux, the woods and lakes of the Sologne and the world of Leonardo da Vinci

Destination Normandy

With its beautiful coast and idyllic countryside, Normandy is a region to enjoy at leisure. Don't miss its D-Day Landing sites, Impressionist painters and Mont-Saint-Michel

Destination Brittany

Brittany has glorious beaches and gorgeous landscapes, together with picturesque towns, historic calvaries and ancient standing stones – a family favourite!

Destination Pas-de-Calais

The exciting Louvre-Lens is the latest of many good reasons to hop across the Channel. Discover Art Deco towns, the mining and wartime heritage – and take a virtual journey into space...