Budget hotels and hostels in European cities – readers’ tips

Full of character, offering good value and great locations, our readers have memorable tips for places to stay in cities from Berlin to Vienna,...

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10 of the best foodie retreats in rural France

These charming B&Bs, guesthouses and gîtes offer comfortable pitstops on a French adventure, but with their mouth-watering regional food and wine they may prove...

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20 great hotels, B&Bs and apartments in Germany

Vintage caravans, log cabins, a view of the Alps or the Baltic … we choose affordable, alternative places to stay across cities, coast and...

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Come on in! Top 10 holidays in Bavaria’s lake district

In summer Munich heads to the hills and lakes of the Bavarian countryside to cool down, where the water is pure enough to drink...

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‘It’s a half-mile of magic’: Elaine Sciolino on rue des Martyrs, Paris

The former New York Times correspondent loves this sloping street and its 200 small businesses so much she’s written a whole book about it...

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Beaches, food, stays and wild places in Croatia: readers’ travel tips

Famous for its dazzling shoreline and hundreds of islands, the Adriatic jewel also boasts thrilling national parks, a host of medieval towns and great...

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An alt musical tour of Scotland

Some of Scotland’s biggest gigs happen well away from Glasgow and Edinburgh, in communities as far flung as Stornoway and Ullapool, places for which...

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Take the kids to … Diggerland, Kent

Young children can drive full-size diggers and dumper trucks, while there are also plenty of rides – on adapted bulldozers obviously – at an...

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Modernism in Monaco: Le Corbusier and Eileen Gray shine at Cap Moderne

A peninsula near Monaco is home to an array of modernist architecture, including houses by two stars of the scene, and a revamped visitor...

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