Gaze at the gargoyles and ponder Quasimodo's fate as you laze in the park behind Notre Dame. Fly off-piste down glaciers near Chamonix on the notorious Vallée Blanche descent. Get lost in secret passageways beneath Lyon and discover why silk weavers toiled to build them. Spit a mouthful of Burgundy without causing offence at Beaune's Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne. Six authors, 23 combined years living in France, 196 days of in-country research, 184 maps.
You asked for it, we research it - more value accommodation in this edition. Belle Ile Romance, Marseille short-break, Tour de France trail - take inspiration from our itineraries and explore France your own way.