Paris offers so many things to see and do that just walking around can be an experience, but if you choose your route carefully you can swing by some of the main Paris attractions. This Itinerary is Paris for the beginner who knows they're coming back.
The Rhône-Alpes region has the Rhône, with verdant green surrounds and calm lakes to 'take the waters' around, and the Alps, with peaks that both provide and create chocolate box views: pretty hamlets included.
It would be nice to be able to say that you'd cycled the Tour de France, but it would be a lot nicer to spend a week cycling the Loire Valley, stopping off at the vineyards you pass for a tipple, sleeping in comfortable rooms in pretty medieval towns etc.
Make your music festival tickets into a proper break, by swapping the local locale and heading for one of Europe's Best Music Festivals instead.
Today the D-Day landing beaches are sunny and welcoming, but the historic events that happened here have marked the landscape and just as good a reaso
Paris conjures up sidewalk cafes, great art, chic women and romantic weekends. Browse here too for antiques and Left Bank fashion, and stay in charming hotels.