Issue 201 (June/July 2024)

For this issue, our team of writers have, as ever, been keenly zig-zagging around the Hexagon in search of super French destinations to add to your list of must-sees. Some are age-old favourites, including the magnificent Dordogne with its picture-postcard villages and delicious cuisine; then there are the lakes and mountains of the Alps, so appealing under the summer sun; plus a tour of Toulouse’s Renaissance gems, which provide a visual history of the pink city’s evolution. Add to these a tasty look at the brasseries of Paris past and present; family breaks in the sun-kissed Vendée; unusual churches of France; a round-up of the best summer festivals; the popular trend for industrial tourism (pictured above); and a city focus on chic seaside resort Le Touquet, and your summer holiday plans should take shape.

All this plus your favourite regulars: language learning pages, best reader photos, crossword, recipes, What’s on Guide, restaurant reviews and much more. And please, don’t forget to put your hat in the ring to win a fabulous competition prize!