Dordogne holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotels

The Dordogne comes close to offering everything that travellers head to France for: beautiful chateaux, traditional French gastronomy, a bucolic landscape of vineyards, forests and rivers. Picturesque fortified villages, such as Beynac, La Roque Gageac and Eymet (site of an unexpected pre-Brexit boom for UK settlers), and charming towns such as Bergerac, Brantôme, Bourdeilles and […]

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Striking Paris art deco swimming pool reopens

In a scene from the 2001 film Amélie, the protagonist’s father steps out of the Piscine des Amireux. Paris’s Piscine des Amiraux, an art deco masterpiece that featured briefly in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 French rom-com Amélie, has reopened to the public following a complete renovation.Since the historic swimming pool closed two years ago, €16.5m has […]

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Bordeaux’s free holiday cabins: basic but still beautiful

 Bordeaux holidays Free world Bordeaux’s free holiday cabins: basic but still beautiful Dotted around Bordeaux, Les Refuges Périurbains are architect-designed shelters that cost nothing to stay in – though don’t expect hot tubs or minibars A giant Mr Whippy ice-cream is floating on the edge of a lake. A slender water tower rears out of […]

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