Trays of oysters, iced rosé, swordfish brochettes, even Trump-inspired cocktails … these bars de plage boast superb fare and sunshine vibes
The Provençal village of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has the largest concentration of vintage stores outside Paris and also hosts a giant open-air flea market. The next is in August – so get ready for a bric-a-brac bargain
Vanessa Grall, author of Don’t be a Tourist in Paris, reveals her favourite out-of-the way museums, bistros and hotels
Unwind on a rustic farm trip that’s light on the rough and tumble of camping but heavy on cool accommodation – and fabulous views
This spectacular two-week journey boasts Pyrenean peaks, hot springs, freshwater swimming and plenty of Spanish influence. Plus great food, of course
This two-week route through some of France’s most beautiful landscapes takes in gorgeous farmhouse stays, camping and kayaking, lavender fields and finally the Med
From Picardy to Provence here is some recommended accommodation in chateaux, converted stables and cottages to suit all budgets.