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Stunning video captures first look at Versailles from the sky
Photo: YouTube Screenshot

We guarantee you have never seen Versailles like this before.

The top spots around France according to Airbnb visitors
Morbihan. Photo: Lilly Bzh/Flickr

Here are the most popular countryside options in France for a holiday, according to Airbnb.

Frenchman blasts 'Nazi-Zealand' after four-day hitch-hike fail
Photo: Sam Brennan/Flickr

A French hitchhiker who flew into a rage after spending four days unsuccessfully trying to thumb a ride out of a small New Zealand town pleaded guilty to criminal damage on Tuesday.

Nine must-visit French chateaux you hadn't heard of
Photo: AFP

Forget Versailles, Chantilly and the tourist traps along the Loire. Here are some of France's most interesting and unusual châteaux.

Why everyone should party in a French chateau at least once
The Chateau d'Autricourt in central France, an ideal location for a party.

Want to party like it's 1599? Then look no further than an historic French chateau on Airbnb, says Oliver Gee.

France to spend €10 million to bring back stay-away tourists
Photo: AFP

France will stump up another €10 million for its terror-hit tourism sector.

France among Europe's priciest for train travel
Photo: Aleix Cortés/Flickr

... and it's above the European average when you throw planes and buses into the mix.

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

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