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10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

Le Barn

Bonnelles, Île-de-France, France<p>Le Barn crosses the bucolic charms of a French country home and the design chops of the ever-growing hip boutique hotel scene in Paris, providing a chic and relaxing base for Parisians and visitors, less than an hour out of the city.

Get lost in Marseilles, France's second city

Marseille

Great French Destinations: Raise a Glass to Gironde | Travel

<i>Rolling vineyards and alluring wine routes, oodles of gorgeous châteaux and a coastline steeped in history – this is a corker of a region. Gill</i> …

Bordeaux

Jamaica's barefoot-chic beach town

The moon is almost full. Fireflies seem to switch on and off above us, and intermix with the stars. The water from the adjacent lagoon gently laps …

Blue Mountains

Cycling through medieval France on the Île de Ré

France

10 great road trips around the world: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Transylvania, Romania<p>This is a wonderfully underrated road-trip destination. From Bucharest, take Road 1 towards the Carpathian mountains, to the well-preserved medieval towns of Braşov and Sighişoara. On the way, you’ll often be surrounded by dense, dark woodland and craggy peaks, …

National Parks

The Best Places to Visit in July

You might be looking for a proper vacation come July—school's out, the weather’s glorious, and the wanderlust is fierce. If you need help deciding where to go once you succumb to those trip-taking urges, here’s a few timely suggestions, from a Botswana safari to the ideal spot for celebrating …

Buenos Aires

StayEat & DrinkTo Do<p>Buenos Aires At A Glance<p>Buenos Aires has been called the “Paris of South America” for decades, but to know this city is to endure a decidedly more visceral affair. Beneath the neoclassical architecture, artful pastries, and sprawling green spaces is the bleeding heart of the …

Best Bordeaux hotels: Where to stay

Wine lovers choosing to visit Bordeaux are increasingly spoiled for choice. Sophie Kevany uses her local knowledge to select the very best boutique …

France Travel: 10 Reasons to Visit Alençon, Gateway to Normandy

<i>Famed for its UNESCO-listed lace pattern, the capital of the Orne département has more than one string to its bow. A cradle of history and green</i> …

In Pictures: the 14 villages in France you need to visit this summer

Here's a list of the 14 best French villages (some of which you won't have heard of) which are well worth a visit when you get the chance.

Travel ideas for right now: June 2018

1. ROCKAWAYS, NEW YORK<p>At 89 years old, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, best known for her polka dots and pumpkins as well as living voluntarily in a …

Deauville Is the Hamptons of Paris

This charming French resort town is a stone's throw from the capital city, and chock-full of similar attractions that mirror New York’s ultimate go-to weekend destination<p>Sun, sand, shopping, and plenty of rosé—Deauville, the charming French resort town that’s a short road trip from Paris, has much …

The Most Elegant Way to Travel Through France Is Now on a Barge

Floating through quiet waterways is the pinnacle of slow travel, and Belmond makes it aesthetically alluring with two beautifully designed new luxury vessels—the Pivoine and the Lilas<p>This summer, Belmond unveils two new vessels to its existing fleet of five, offering <i>AD</i> an exclusive first-look. …

Best of Yorkshire - highlights of God's Own County

Yorkshire, or God’s Own County as locals like to call it, has long played the muse for writers, painters and film-location scouts, as well as being an industrial powerhouse that helped shape modern Britain. Dramatic topography, stunning heritage sites, urban regeneration areas and world-renowned …

Yorkshire

Shirley London CR0

This remarkable four-bedroom house, which sits surrounded by a large garden, was designed by the architect Sydney Gubby for his own occupation in the …

Normandy restaurants

The best restaurants in Normandy including recommendations for eating out on different budgets, chosen by our expert Greg Ward.<p>Normandy is no place for the abstemious. Locals luxuriate in the rich produce of their fields and orchards, from beef and veal to butter and cream and apples and pears. …

1 day cookery class : cooking tour in France

Back at La Blonderie, Sinéad talked us through the menu and we each picked a course to prepare. As we peeled, chopped, mixed, and cooked the …

Best Foodie Experiences in Normandy | Oliver's Travels

Normandy’s culinary heritage is one that’s well worth exploring, not least because of the huge range of fantastic ingredients produced in the region. …

Domaine Dupont - Calvados and Ciders

The Dupont family produces calvados and ciders since 1887 in Normandy, France. <br>Read more...<p>The orchards of the Famille Dupont estate covers 30 …

RESTAURANT 2* MICHELIN | Relais et Châteaux | Restaurant Rouen

Table du restaurant gastronomique Gill à Rouen en centre ville<p>Exemple de plat<p>Intérieur du restaurant<p>Exemple de plat<p>Salle de restaurant cosy<p>Exemple de …

Vin

Piada restaurant review - Lyon, France

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The Finnish Lakeland

Most of Finland could be dubbed lakeland, but around here it seems there’s more aqua than terra firma. Reflecting the sky and forests as clearly as a mirror, the sparkling, clean water leaves an indelible impression. When exploring the region, it's almost obligatory to get waterborne, whether it be …

Bedford Towers Brighton

Viewing Day: Saturday 2nd June<p>Positioned high above the seafront with views of the English Channel, this beautifully refurbished apartment sits on …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites of wild western Iran

Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic plateaus, explore ancient river …

People in Wales Woke Up to Find These Crazy Snow Formations on Their Cars

Residents in Wales were in for a surprise on Monday after a weekend of freezing temperatures and blizzard-like conditions left the hoods of their …

This Museum Dedicated to Dachshunds Just Opened in Germany (Video)

The world can be a pretty polarizing place, but if there’s one thing we can all universally agree on it’s that dachshunds — yes, weiner dogs — are …

Dancing on the ski slopes

Days are getting longer, temperatures are getting milder. Here are some parties that promise a convivial close to the winter season.<p>Live music with …