Bertrand Collignon

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Tour de France Riders Will Travel 2,277 Miles This Year

Peter Dejong—AP<p>Kim Ludbrook—EPA<p>Jeff Pachoud—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yoan Valat—EPA<p>Tim De Waele—Corbis<p>Peter Dejong—AP<p>Yoan Valat—EPA<p>Harry Engels—Getty …

Wily fox of French travel plans personalised interactive guidebooks

The “wily fox” of French travel has a cunning plan to change the way we voyage around the world. Dominique Auzias, co-founder of Le Petit Futé – France’s answer to Lonely Planet – is preparing to unveil the personalised interactive travel guidebook.<p>No more hours spent trying to find a hotel, …

Sleep Better When Traveling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When someone is traveling for business, fatigue is often an (unwelcome) companion due to long flights, rushed schedules and time-zone jet lag. Rest quality can also take a hit when someone is sleeping away from home simply due to …

An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris (Even The Urinals)

A city under construction — and destruction — is currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris" is a collection of 19th-century photographs of one of the world's most beloved cities as it transitioned from medieval architectural hodgepodge …

Paris's best fashion shops

New York is the commercial one, London the one for up-and-coming talent, but when it comes to "the shows”, and to fashion, we will always have Paris. Designs from the city’s houses influence shapes, colours and fabrics season in and season out; this is a city where clothes are deemed just as much …

6 Surefire Ways to Keep Your Kids Happy on Vacation (in Paris) While Enjoying It Yourself

This year we spent winter break in Paris with our (for lack of a less egregious word) tweens. It could not have gone better unless I could've eaten croissants at every meal without gaining weight and performed the Tango in the Tuieleries with Armande Assante. But I digress.<p>Here are my six …

Paris in winter: what to see and do

In winter <b>Paris</b> transforms from City of Lights to City of Fairylights. Even the Champs-Elysées comes into its own with Christmas illuminations in the trees, fir trees at the Rond-Point and a Christmas market in wooden chalets along its lower reaches. Stay warm with hot chestnuts sold in the street …

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

Cheap holidays in France: readers' travel tips

Winning tip: Ride to Cap de la Hague, Normandy<p>Leaving the car in a safe residential area of Portsmouth, cycle to the terminal and take a ferry to Cherbourg, about £50 return. In Cherbourg, turn right and you'll find a cycle path all the way to Querqueville, then quiet country lanes. The countryside …

Top 10 Most Expensive And Luxurious Hotels in Paris

Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience …

7 Great Tips for Visiting Paris in Springtime

With flowering public gardens and boulevards made for strolling hand-in-hand, this is the perfect time of year to visit the City of Light. Here, we …

Paris Safety Tips

10<p>2<p>6<p>Shares 18<p>Paris is a relatively safe city, as cities go, and recently, I was having a discussion with someone about places to be wary about …

Domaine de la Baume: Exploring A Gorgeous New Hotel In Provence

Jocelyne Sibuet has that rare design ability to mix styles and fabrics and have the result look brilliant and fresh instead of the colliding mess that would occur in less savvy hands. She’s done it in her earlier hotels such as La Bastide de Marie in the Luberon and Les Fermes de Marie in Megeve. …

Mini guide to coastal Côte d’Azur

Soak up the good life on the French Riviera, where seaside paths, unspoilt islands and historic towns await exploration.<p>The Riviera is all about the good life, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to hire a lounger at a beach club. For a more down-to-earth trip, you can explore coastal paths, …

6 Reasons to Go to Nantes, France

Question: why do travelers come to France? Some people are history buffs, some are gourmands, but some are what we might call whimsy-hunters—poetic …

The ultimate Provence trip planner

Fragrant lavender fields, cobbled streets and sizzling coastlines - Provence’s endless charms have inspired writers, painters and travellers galore. This bewitching corner of southern France combines lively coastal cities and quaint, whisper-quiet villages, making it a favourite destination for …

Five reasons to visit northern France in 2014

France’s refreshing Nord-Pas-de-Calais has been overlooked by travellers for too long. The region has embraced the jokes about chilly weather and yokel locals while quietly transforming into a world-class destination with a daring arts scene, clutch of historic sights and irresistibly rugged charm. …

14 Places In France That Aren't Paris

Photo credit: Paul Bica/Flickr<p>Paris: you either love it or hate it. But don't let your feelings for Paris color your view of the rest of France... it's a wonderful country with lots to see and do.<p>If you're a fan of the City of Lights, venture beyond the metropolis. If you're not a Paris person, …

A Travel App That Practically Packs Your Bags For You

All of us want to pack light for a trip, to save the $25 of checking a bag by sausaging a week’s worth of clothing into a plane’s overhead compartment. But if you’re as indecisive as I am, you can never quite decide what you should pack, so you simultaneously under- and overpack, with jackets for …

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Travel tips: stay in a VW camper in France, and learn a new skill on holiday

Take me there: camping in southwest France<p>Retro charm meets digital technology in a new fleet of VW camper vans for hire in southwest France. We Dub You is a new venture from British couple Yvette and Tony Martin, who have equipped their five classic combi vehicles with iPhone/iPod music and phone …

Top 10 wine trends for 2014

From Millennials to legislation by way of sustainability and off-piste wines, we set the scene for 2014<p>Most trends have foundations that only become …

France: Castles Become Luxury Hotels

Spending the night of your dreams in Versailles, walking through the rooms of the Sun King and the gardens designed by Le Notre could soon come true: …

The hidden charms of Languedoc-Roussillon

Unrelenting rain and an April chill greeted us as we navigated the cobbled streets and narrow roads in the hamlet of Gattigues, a petite village in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon. Several twists, turns and reverses later, we discovered our inn. Huddling under a coat, we dashed through the pastel …