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Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

Titan crane receives international heritage honour

THE Titan crane in Clydebank, the world’s first giant electrically-powered cantilever crane, is to receive the same international heritage honour as …

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Scotland

From wild marshlands shrouded in morning mist to rugged mountain peaks and glistening lochs, Scotland has no shortage of jaw-dropping views. To get you started, here are 10 of Scotland's most beautiful places to add to your itinerary.<p>1. Loch Ness<p>Photo courtesy of mendhak via Flickr.<p>Scotland's most …

Loch Ness

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Reader Q&A: Must-see sights in Scotland and Ireland

BBC Travel reader Lena Petrenko is seeking recommendations for a trip to Dublin and Edinburgh. Our Facebook followers gave her some suggestions.<p>Last week, we asked our Facebook community to help Lena Petrenko plan her travels to Scotland and Ireland. She asked: “Could you please share any …

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On your bike: the ultimate travel toolkit for cyclists

We love bikes: there’s a certain sense of freedom to be had from jumping onto a saddle and moving by the sheer strength of your own two feet. There’s also a certain romance in settling into the rhythm of pedalling, the drive train propelling you along the road ahead. Aside from the bike, there's a …

Amsterdam’s Hotel Gems

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Every European city boasting a canal or two gets dubbed the Venice of the north. But Amsterdam can claim the title honestly.<p>Its historic liquid core, a checkerboard of intersecting canals, received formal UNESCO recognition as a World Heritage site in 2010 and is now marking …

10 Reasons To Visit Turkey Now

Looking for somewhere new to visit? Something with a good mix of history and pop culture, a balance between bazaars and beaches? Try Turkey. Here’s why.<p><b>1. Witness History.</b> As you know, Turkey has been in the middle of historic protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government. Since May …

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to explore the rustic villages and sprawling vineyards which have made Italy synonymous with old-world charm.<p>For years, Italy has ranked among the top summer destinations for American travelers, an unsurprising feat …

Italy

10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Gardens (PHOTOS)

Few spaces are more calming and zen-inducing than a beautiful garden. It's hard <i>not</i> to feel at peace when you're surrounded by flowers, fountains and the sounds of nature, and research has shown that walking through green spaces can put the mind into a state of meditation. A University of Michigan …

Mériadeck: this used to be the vision of the future inner-city

Par Tim<p>Saturday, April 20, 2013 6 commentaires<p><b>The concrete-and-glass development to be found in the central Bordeaux district of Mériadeck is</b> …

Le Banc d'Arguin, une réserve difficile à protéger

Entre l'afflux des plaisanciers qui viennent bronzer sur les bancs de sable et les ostréiculteurs qui ne cessent d'agrandir leurs parcs à huîtres, il …

Un écrin sauvage au coeur du Bassin d'Arcachon

La réserve ornithologique du Teich fête ses quarante ans cette année, elle abrite 318 espèces d'oiseaux.....<p>Nez à nez avec les oiseaux, sur un de …

La Vie de Bordeaux

Our first attempt to visit Bordeaux back in 2005 was thwarted by an even more exciting opportunity: the chance to live in Paris. We always wanted to …

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …