Great hotels, gites and auberges in France.

From Picardy to Provence here is some recommended accommodation in chateaux, converted stables and cottages to suit all budgets.

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power

Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energy

10 of the best hidden beaches in Ibiza

It’s possible to escape the Balearic island’s hotspots for splendid isolation amid secret coves and pristine bays – just be prepared to walk or swim there

How to take amazing summer travel photos – by the experts

Six Instagrammers pick their favourite summer photos and give their tips on capturing holiday moments at the beach, in town, on the road and watching the sun set