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Cosima Spender on the thrills of Siena’s Palio

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Palio gets under way.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/17/1442488341973/8774fd61-107e-4a60-9dc5-606e2e877799-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Palio gets under …

These photos show what springtime was like in Paris in 1960

Over fifty years ago, avid traveler and amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman traveled to Paris in the springtime and documented the city.<p>The images of Paris in 1960 show a glamorous and romantic city that hasn't changed all that much today.<p>These photos are being shared with permission from the …

Disney debuts moody The Jungle Book teaser ahead of first trailer

Disney's live-action take on <i>The Jungle Book</i> looks set to be a moody but beautiful affair judging by the first brief teaser.<p>Audiences enjoyed the …

What’s on in London in summer 2017

Something magical happens when the sun flickers into the British capital’s sky. Londoners starved of vitamin D emerge across the city, with parks, pavements and pubs filling up with convivial drinkers, and smiles spread across once-tight lips. Summer is prime tourist season, but the atmosphere and …

England

Flight, ferry or train - which is the best way to get to France?

The entente is about to become even more cordiale. May 1 will see Eurostar – the rail company which has brought the British and French capitals to within two and a quarter hours of each other – extend its reach with the launch of a new direct service to Marseille.<p>This is fabulous news for two …

10 Stunning Photos From @USInterior

The village inside a village inside a village inside a village inside a village

Above is a picture of the delightful Bourton-on-the-water in Gloucestershire, England.<p>It has a population of 3,296, lies within the Cotswolds Area of …

The best spa hotels in the south of England

There are many hotels in the south of England that offer spas; but there is a subtle but definite distinction between ‘hotels with spa’ and ‘spa hotels’. The former offers spa facilities of some sort - often excellent - but it can’t be said that they are the main point of the hotel. The latter’s …

These images of a deserted Paris are haunting and otherworldly

<b>Editor’s note:</b> This is not trick photography. Nor are the people photoshopped out. Paris is the world’s most-touristed city; in 2013 it had …

France

A foodie's weekend in Paris

Paris is foodie heaven, a showcase <i>par excellence</i> of French cuisine. But it's not all about dining in Michelin-starred haute cuisine temples and edgy bistros with rising chefs at the helm. Gourmet Paris is as much about gorging on goods at open-air food markets, crunchy fresh baguettes from the …

France

World city panoramas transformed into 360-degree globes – in pictures

The stereographic projection technique was used to convert aerial panoramas of cities including Paris, Sydney, Shanghai and Chicago into mini-globes

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Best hotels in Venice

Venice, Veneto, Italy<p>10 Telegraph expert rating<p>This 15th-century palazzo occupies one of the loveliest spots on the Grand Canal, looking across ...<p>Venice, Veneto, Italy<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>For those who dream of an exclusive pied-à-terre on Venice’s Grand Canal, the staffed luxury …

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Europe's wild places: landscapes alive with the spirit of adventure in pictures

The Great Wide Open photography book by Gestalten showcases the work of a new generation of adventurers. These explorers have journeyed across mountains and lakes, forests and rivers, documenting the beauty of these places along the way. We’ve picked out some of their most striking European …

11 of the world's most incredible journeys

Up for an extraordinary expedition? Whether by foot, car, boat or train, these adventures will fire up your wanderlust<p>1. Trek with creature comforts, …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe: readers' travel tips

Photograph: Alamy<p>Promenade des Anglais.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/9/1425898622850/47db449f-39d7-4e24-996b-2bc6a1084cc6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Promenade des …

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Paris

Most Paris numbers start with 01; mobile phone numbers start with 06; numbers beginning 08 are special-rate numbers, ranging from 0800 freephone to premium-rate calls<p><b>Time difference:</b> +1 hourTravelling times: London to Paris by Eurostar takes 2hr 15min. Flying time is about one hour<p>Local laws and …

Top 10 budget restaurants and lunch spots in Florence, Italy

Photograph: Gianluca Moggi/New Press Photo<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/5/1425570856868/d1c81708-bd3b-474a-9350-8c6e43304fb3-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Gianluca Moggi/New Press …

What's new in Paris

Paris might be timeless when it comes to iconic art and architecture but it is also a city constantly on the move – always hot on the heels of tomorrow’s trends and pushing the boundaries of architectural design and innovation. Inspired new projects are flourishing across the French capital this …

France

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Auberge du Soleil<br>Rutherford, California <br>www.aubergedusoleil.com</b> <br>Napa Valley's magical wine country is the backdrop for this elegant hotel, opened in 1985. The accommodations feature …

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Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, Lyon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425055405150/b9048c18-9711-4d60-b857-31d33a772037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, …

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Best ever chocolate-chip cookies recipe

Claire Ptak's recipe is simple to follow - but makes the perfect crispy yet gooey cookies<p>Somewhere between crisp and gooey, and made with plenty of dark chocolate and just enough salt to bring out the flavour, for me this is the perfect chocolate-chip cookie. Nearly everyone has their own recipe …

One-Pot Pasta Recipe

<i>In just 20 minutes, and with only one pot to clean, you can have a family-dinner-size pasta dish to feed your friends and enough leftovers for a few</i> …

20 best chicken recipes: part 3

Great recipes from Nigel Slater, Madhur Jaffrey, Tom Kerridge and more<br>• The final part of this series launches on Thursday<p>If you cannot get the egg yellow food colouring, use any other yellow colouring to get a strong saffron colour. The amount you need will vary. If you use liquid yellow food …

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How to cook the perfect Chinese dumplings

Today is Chinese New Year! What better time to do dumplings? So, with prawns or do you let the pork stand alone? What’s the perfect mix of spices? And do you steam, pan-fry or boil for the perfect little parcel?<p>Happy New Year to the billion-odd people celebrating the Chinese new year. It’s the year …

The cheapest way to get to New York

Not so long ago, <b>New York</b> was everyone’s glittering travel fantasy.<p>There it stood just a little over the horizon (some 3,459 miles as-the-crow-flies from <b>London</b>, to be exact) – an endlessly cosmopolitan, much coveted place of skyscrapers and style, of dashing districts and urban pizzazz. It was the …

National Geographic Travel

Top 10 breakfast spots in Paris

Photograph: Nico Alary / Holybelly/PR<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/11/1423669770221/50cc120f-14a6-4555-9c57-2e01c1393544-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Nico Alary / …

Heart attacks: Does stress slow recovery for women?

Young and middle-aged women report being more stressed than men, which means they may have a harder time recovering from a heart attack, new research …

Medicine