Archive for September, 2016

Budget hotels and hostels in European cities – readers’ tips

September 3, 2016

Full of character, offering good value and great locations, our readers have memorable tips for places to stay in cities from Berlin to Vienna, Valencia to Lisbon A five-minute tram journey from the city centre, MyMojoVie proved the hostel of my dreams. Behind a nondescript front door, on the top two floors of a typical […]

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10 of the best foodie retreats in rural France

September 3, 2016

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 hard to leave Strawberries, squash, lemon verbena and lettuce come from Françoise Maynier’s immaculately kept gardens just inland from Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast. She also keeps a couple of donkeys, three […]

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20 great hotels, B&Bs and apartments in Germany

September 3, 2016

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

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

September 3, 2016

In summer Munich heads to the hills and lakes of the Bavarian countryside to cool down, where the water is pure enough to drink and there are cosy lakeshore inns a short hop from the city TS Eliot immortalised this dreamy lake in The Waste Land, and Ludwig II, the “mad king” known for flamboyant […]

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

September 3, 2016

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 People ask me, “Why did you write a whole book about a single street?” I tell them rue des Martyrs is not just any street. You won’t find it in most […]

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

September 3, 2016

Famous for its dazzling shoreline and hundreds of islands, the Adriatic jewel also boasts thrilling national parks, a host of medieval towns and great places to eat and stay. And then there’s the frog museum … I know it sounds dumb but after you’ve spent days soaking in the amazing historic sites, Froggyland is a […]

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An alt musical tour of Scotland

September 3, 2016

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 there is no alternative but to take the scenic route It’s a popular Scottish myth that the country’s entire music scene can be found in Glasgow, with the wider central belt […]

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Take the kids to … Diggerland, Kent

September 3, 2016

Young children can drive full-size diggers and dumper trucks, while there are also plenty of rides – on adapted bulldozers obviously – at an attraction that now has four UK locations Ever seen a six-year-old at the wheel of a three-tonne dumper truck? Kids and adults can drive dumper trucks, dig huge holes with diggers […]

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

September 3, 2016

A peninsula near Monaco is home to an array of modernist architecture, including houses by two stars of the scene, and a revamped visitor centre is helping to show it all in the best light Cap Martin is a rocky finger barely 2km long that pokes out into the Mediterranean at Roquebrune, just east of […]

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The delta on London’s doorstep: a walk around the Thames estuary

September 3, 2016

The coast from Southend to Sheppey is an atmospheric landscape of big skies, historic forts and nature reserves. And the Thames Estuary Path makes it easy to walk an area that inspired Dickens and Dr Feelgood As a child playing on the beach in Southend, I used to think the hazy land I could see […]

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