1. Barcelonnette, Provence "It’s as delightful as it is surprising," says Anthony Peregrine. "At first sight, Barcelonnette is such an archetypal spot in the southern French Alps that you’d expect it yodel.
While we love Paris in the summer when it sizzles or the winter when it drizzles, there's plenty more to see in France than just the capital. From wine country to the Alps, these small towns have beauty
So you’re hoping, or at least tempted, to do some cycling in France. Good plan. The back roads are quieter than here at home, the weather usually better and at the end of the day’s pedalling French food