This week saw 160 articles about France. Here is a selection of some articles which appeared in National publications from 30th January to 5th February.
Land of pop and glory – Condé Nast Traveller
Emperors, statesmen rappers and style queens: Champagne has always attracted high-profile fans. Then, what of the tradition behind it? Michael Watts explores the wine-making region that never loses its sparkles.
Baby Powder – Saturday Guardian
Wondering how and when to introduce your child to the slopes? Sam Haddad has some great ides and tips on the best family-friendly ski destinations.
My kind of town Vaison-la-Romaine – The Sunday Telegraph
Famous journalist and author Alastair Campbell takes us to the Provencal village of Vaison-la-Romaine where he has been spending his holidays for almost 30 years. Get a large number of reasons to discover the place: fantastic weekly market, good shops, cafés and restaurants. Vaison-la-Romaine is a nice, calm place but also packed with history and culture.
Toddler versus La République – Telegraph Travel
Paris, a city in which you can dine like a king and browse in some of the world’s greatest museums: however, what happens when you have a small child with you? Bee Rowlatt tells her experience and tips after visiting the city of Lights with her 16-month old boy Will. An interesting and funny story which sheds a new light on one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Wild and mild – The Sunday Times Travel
The historic town of Chamonix, below Mont Blanc Mountain, has a lust for life to match its tireless mountaineering spirit, so that there is adrenaline action on and off the slopes. Minty Clinch tells you what you need to see and do.
40 coolest villas in the Med – The Times
Joanne O’Connor and Caroline Hendrie have listed the best places to rent around the Mediterranean Sea. Villas by the beach or in the country, you will surely find what you are looking for.
Tune into the sound of birdsong – The Times
Reminders of the First World War are never far from view, but Nicholas Roe finds a lasting peace in the valley of the Somme. Do not miss Amiens’ gothic cathedral, in the heart of the exquisite city, one of the finest in the world.