This week saw 127 articles about France. Here is a selection of some articles which appeared in National publications from 23th to 29th January.
Bordeaux – The Sunday Telegraph
Lindsey McWhinnie offers an essential guide to a French city whose culture is as tempting as its wine: Bordeaux. Visit the rooftop terrace of the Musée d’Art Contemporain where artworks are displayed against the skyline, explore the city’s many churches and discover the life of a French noble in the late 18th century in some smaller and more intimate museums: that is the perfect way to take in the historical, cultural and architectural beauty of this fascinating city.
A chic mountain retreat that’s the height of luxury – The Independent on Sunday
If your twin passions are skiing and road biking, this chalet in the land of the Tour de France will be the acme of mountains huts. Minty Clinch introduces Maison Blanche & Verte, a perfect chalet located on a hill in Chatel, in the French Alps, with stunning views of a traditional Savoyard village and the mountains beyond.
Family Fun – The New Review, in the Independent on Sunday
Sainte-Foy cannot claim to rival the big resorts in terms of ski area (it has 20 or so slopes) though it is famed locally for some of the best powder in the region. Instead, what Sainte-Foy has in abundance is old-fashioned charm: it is skiing as it ought to be, a tiny village with wooden chalets in traditional Savoyard style. Laurence Earle lists every point that will convince you to come to this secret little place.
The stately southern playground with a frisky, funky side – Telegraph Travel
From Belle Époque houses to former bordellos, Anthony Peregrine finds hotels for all budgets in Nice, the capital of the Cote d’Azur, beautifully curved in the Bay of Angels.
The Sunday Times 100 – The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times lists the best trips of 2012. France is of course very well represented, with places such as the Ardèche, Provence, Dordogne, Chamonix, Flaine… Pick your next holiday spot amongst the most tempting destinations.