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  • 20 great beaches in France

    20 great beaches in France

    August 12th, 2013Site Editor
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    Thanks to its three long stretches of coastline, France has plenty of great beaches. From upmarket resorts to the secluded calanques (coves) and beaches steeped with historical significance, there are a variety of opportunities for fans of the sand. Our selection of 20 top beaches was taken from the latest Rough Guide to France. Barneville, Barneville-Carteret,... Read more »

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  • Champagne tasting in Epernay, France

    Champagne tasting in Epernay, France

    August 2nd, 2013Site Editor
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    Champagne is an exclusive drink, in all senses of the word, what with its upmarket associations and the fact that it can be made only from the grapes grown in the Champagne region of northern France. The centre of champagne production is Épernay, a town that’s made much of its association with the fizzy stuff, and where all... Read more »

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  • 40 film locations around the world

    40 film locations around the world

    July 30th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Art after dark: an evening in the Louvre, France

    Art after dark: an evening in the Louvre, France

    July 12th, 2013Site Editor
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    If getting up close to the Mona Lisa was never easy, in the wake of Da Vinci Code fever it’s now almost as challenging as the puzzle at the heart of Dan Brown’s blockbuster. But come on a Wednesday or Friday evening for one of the Louvre’s late openings, and you’ll find things considerably quieter.... Read more »

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  • Sampling macaroons for her majesty, France

    Sampling macaroons for her majesty, France

    July 11th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s 5.30pm on a Friday, and a queue stretches out through the door of Ladurée, on rue Royale near the Place de la Madeleine. If you’re wondering what the fuss is about, just take one look at the display of fabulous cakes and pastries – so renowned are Ladurée’s confections that foodies will cross Paris... Read more »

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  • Canoeing down the Dordogne, France

    Canoeing down the Dordogne, France

    July 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    Have you ever fancied paddling in speckled sunlight past ancient châteaux and honey-hued villages, stopping off for a spot of gentle sightseeing and ending the day with a well-earned gastronomic extravaganza? If so, then canoeing down the Dordogne river in southwest France is just the ticket. For a 170km stretch from Argentat down to Mauzac... Read more »

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  • 20 great places to pitch a tent

    20 great places to pitch a tent

    June 24th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • 20 wonderful wine regions

    20 wonderful wine regions

    June 14th, 2013Lucy Kane
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  • Subterranean wonders

    Subterranean wonders

    June 10th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Ten beautiful time-lapse videos

    Ten beautiful time-lapse videos

    May 23rd, 2013Tim Chester
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    Time-lapse photography, where multiple images are captured and played back at an increased speed, can portray the world in unusual and awe-inspiring ways. Here’s a look at ten of the best clips we’ve seen, featuring Yosemite National Park at night, a flight across the USA, and the northern lights. Yosemite Range of Light This clip,... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in Europe

    The best beaches in Europe

    April 19th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Paris – an interactive movie guide

    Paris – an interactive movie guide

    March 12th, 2013Ed Wright
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    For a century, Paris has been the Hollywood’s go-to city for a dose of foreign intrigue & Old World charm, while European filmmakers have embraced it with a passion to leave the rest of us swooning. A byword for European sophistication, café culture & romantic escape, the City of Light offers iconic landmarks, Grands Boulevards... Read more »

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