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Secluded sandy bays and rugged headlands; chestnut-clad slopes which lead up to open moorland; seafood and sunshine; sleepy rivers; well-known vineyards; wondrous mountain landscapes… France is varied and captivating – with something for everyone, no matter which corner you visit.
You don’t have to travel far beyond the Channel ports to feel like you are in the heart of rural France. Venture further, though, and you will discover a very varied country in terms of its culture, history, gastronomy and landscapes.
These range from the sandy beaches of the coastline around La Rochelle to the vineyards and enchanting villages of Burgundy; and from the rugged mountains of the Cévennes to the remarkably engineered Canal du Midi, which leads from spectacular Carcassonne to the glittering waters of the Mediterranean.