This week saw 91 articles about France. Here is a selection of some articles which appeared in National publications from 23rd to 29th April.
A golden age of fun and fancy – Telegraph Travel
Nick Trend explores the curviest and most decorative sights of Paris to recapture the joy of the Belle Époque. (Re)discover some architectural highlights of that period characterised by optimism, new technology and scientific discoveries: the Petit Palais, the Rodin Museum, The Garnier Opera or the Galeries Lafayette.
The plein-air plunge – The Sunday Times
France is a paradise for wild swimmers, thanks to its beautiful landscapes and some of the cleanest waters in Europe. River beaches, hidden lakes, waterfalls, plunge pools and blue oases: there is plethora of places to dive into, from Normandy to Languedoc-Roussillon.
Get a ticket to the world – Sunday Express
Nicola Iseard experiences the Paris Pass, a ticket that allows unlimited and free access to more than 60 city attractions such as museums, monuments and buildings, but also several other advantages (free travel on the underground, buses..). An interesting option for a short break.
Route Masters – Saturday Guardian
Some of the world’s greatest mountaineers and adventurers recall their favourite hikes. Ray Mears finds the Ardèche, in south-central France, the perfect environment for canoeing thanks to the warm weather and water. Kate Ashbrook prefers the Gorges du Sègre in the Pyrenees for walking and hiking.
I’m walking on sunshine… – Saturday Guardian
Corsica is a beautiful island with wonderful beaches, pretty villages, natural pools and hilly woodlands. The best-known way to explore its interior is the challenging 180km GR20 hike that stretches from north to south. But Phoebe Smith also remembers that coastal Corsica has a lot to offer to walkers, thanks to the Napoleon Trail.