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France's top ten beaches to survive the heatwave
Photo: Gomezdegomera/Flickr

Temperatures are soaring... why not head to the beach?

Parisians invited to swim in the Bassin de la Villette
People taking part in activities in the Bassin de la Villette. Photo: AFP

If you fancy a rare chance to swim along the Paris canal system, here comes your chance.

The 12 bridges in France you just have to cross
Photo: Tourisme Midi-Pyrénées/Flickr

In life, bridges have to be crossed and luckily some of the most beautiful are in France.

21 photos to make you want to come to France right now
Omaha beach, a D-Day beach in Normandy. Photo: efilpera/Flickr

Tourists are deserting France after the string of terror attacks, but these 21 photos might help bring them back. Spread the word.

In Numbers: How the tourists are deserting France
All photos: AFP

France looks unlikely to hit its target of welcoming 100 million visitors a year by 2020 the way things are going.

Disneyland Paris sees sales hit after attacks and strikes
Photo: AFP

Disneyland Paris has not been spared by the fall in tourism in France.

JobTalk France - Summer work
How to find the right summer job in France
Looking to get your hands dirty and work on your tan? Read our guide to finding the right summer job in France first. Photo: Philippe Desmazes/AFP

For decades, the working summer in France has been an unforgettable expat ritual. But whether pulling pints, working with kids oat a campsite, or picking grapes in the great outdoors, there are some perks and pitfalls to watch out for.

Summer checklist: Fourteen great travel ideas for France
Antibes on the south coast of France. Photo: Birger Hoppe/Flickr

How many have you been to?

Here's why France is still world's top tourist destination
Image copyright: Moyan Brenn

Despite recent terror attacks, France is likely to remain the world's top travel destination. Here's why.

Motorists in France set for traffic hell this weekend
Photo: AFP

Best to avoid the roads in France on Friday and particularly on Saturday, unless you have no choice of course.

How you know you're in Paris: The nineteen tell-tale signs
Photo: mokapest/Flickr

You really know you're in Paris when...

France gets three new 'international tourist zones'
Antibes in southern France. Photo: Dhinal Chheda/Flickr

Late-night shopping in Antibes? Now you can.

Attacks take toll on French tourism
Flight reservations to France following the Nice attack were down 20 percent. Photo: AFP

France's already-battered tourism industry took a further hit in late July during what should have been the height of the season as foreign visitors stayed away after 84 people were killed in Nice on Bastille Day.

Ten hidden gems in France you should visit this summer
Photo: Erik Harström/Flickr

Looking for holiday ideas this summer?

Fêtes de Bayonne
France's wildest festival gets underway amid tight security
Festival goers in Bayonne - a sea of red and white. Photo: AFP

Over the coming days around a million revellers are expected at what is arguably the wildest, most raucous and most colourful event in France.

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