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Porto, Portugal’s second largest city

Portugal’s second largest city and economic capital of the north, Porto has not only lent its name to some of the finest wines in the world, it is also one of the most picturesque and delightful cities in existence today.
Cais da Ribeira Cais da Ribeira
Cais da Ribeira
Secrets d’habitant

Odile Tassi, in the heart of Provencal Drôme’s lavender fields

In Provencal Drôme, a woman with piercing lavender-blue (what else!) eyes transforms this much-loved plant into an order to breathe in deeply!
Château de Grignan Château de Grignan
Château de Grignan
Récit de voyageur

A weekend in San Sebastián

Nestled around an idyllic bay, the beautiful city of San Sebastián has something for everyone. Whether you’re a tourist keen to experience the splendour of the city’s aristocratic past, a surfer on the lookout for the best waves, or an aficionado of pintxos (Basque tapas), you’ll want to keep on returning here for more...
Bahia de La Concha Bahia de La Concha
Bahia de La Concha
Donostia-San Sebastián

San Sebastián: our favourite pintxos bars

A veritable institution in San Sebastián, pintxos, the Basque version of tapas, provide the perfect opportunity to explore this delightful city on foot while experiencing the art of the tapeo.
Bahia de La Concha Bahia de La Concha
Bahia de La Concha
Donostia-San Sebastián

Colmar, the quintessence of Alsace

Little Venice, Unterlinden Museum, the House of heads, the tanning district, Bartholdi Museum, Pfister House – we could spend all day enumerating enchanting sites in the seat of the Haut Rhin département. But we have better to do – take you round, for example.
Old town of Colmar Old town of Colmar
Old town of Colmar

French Islands : paradise on earth

Be they flat or rocky, blue or green, inhabited or deserted, from the English Channel to the Mediterranean and from the Atlantic to Corsica, France’s coast is dotted with unique and fragile islands. Often entirely pedestrian, boats are the only means of access and bad weather can disrupt tra...

A weekend in Seville

The town that produced Christopher Columbus, Don Juan, and Carmen (who never actually existed) certainly deserves more than a long weekend. You can get round the highlights in three or four days, but you’ll leave wanting more.
Alcazar Gardens Alcazar Gardens
Alcazar Gardens

Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most stunning cultural jewels. Clinging to a rock, encased by a girdle of ramparts and lapped by a turquoise sea, Croatia’s famous town is fully worthy of its title “pearl of the Adriatic”. Over one thousand years old, this stone oasis first appeals by i...
Dubrovnik Old Port Dubrovnik Old Port
Dubrovnik Old Port

Giverny, cradle of Impressionism

Claude Monet first caught sight of the peaceful village of Giverny from a train window on a trip to Normandy. He fell in love with the village and spent over 40 years here, from 1883 to his death in 1926. The artist painted a number of works in the surrounding countryside, including the Poplars s...
Claude Monet's house and garden Claude Monet's house and garden
Claude Monet's house and garden

Just how medieval is Bruges?

When you take a tour of Bruges, your guide is certain to draw your attention to the Bonifaciusbrug (The Bridge of St Boniface). You will be told that this quaint medieval structure is the city's oldest bridge. But scan the nearby shops selling antique postcards and engravings of the city and y...
Bonifatiusbrug Bonifatiusbrug


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