Corsica, a mountainous Mediterranean island, presents a mix of stylish coastal towns, dense forest and craggy peaks (Monte Cinto is the highest). Nearly half the island falls within a park whose hiking trails include the challenging GR 20. Its beaches range from busy Pietracorbara to remote Saleccia and Rondinara. It's been part of France since 1768, but retains a distinct Italian culture.Most famous as Napoléon Bonaparte's birthplace, its strategic position has meant invasion and resistance have been recurring themes in the island's history.

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Paris: 2013

There is so much to do and see in Paris and however much time you have to spend here, you will always need more - which is why I have been back so many times ever since my very first visit in 1993.Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, stroll down the Champs Elysées, visit the Louvre, take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles, see the many shows and exhibitions, become a child again in Disneyland Paris or wander along the banks of the Seine...sit at a road side cafe and quite simply take the time to soak in the Parisian way of life!Every trip will leave you with enduring memories.

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Morzine is a ski resort in the French Alps, close to the Swiss border. It’s part of the 650Km Portes du Soleil ski area, linked by lifts and cable cars. Partially forested slopes have summer trails and bike lifts. The Col de la Joux Verte pass climbs from Morzine to the higher-altitude resort of Avoriaz, near the Hauts-Forts mountain. In the village, restaurants and bars cluster around Route de la Plagne.

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Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

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Cordes-sur-Ciel is a magnificent Albigensian bastide in Tarn, one of the oldest such fortified towns in Occitanie. It boasts an exceptional Gothic heritage in which all phases are represented: 13th-century Primitive, 14th-century Radiant and 15th-century Flamboyant. Founded in 1222 by the Count of Toulouse Raymond VII, it has kept all of its authentic character, to which it owes its charm. A walk in the medieval town is a real enchantment, especially as the cobbled streets are lined with craft shops and artists' galleries.

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Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. Its Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels. It’s also home to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, a modern building complete with red carpet and Allée des Étoiles – Cannes’ walk of fame. GRASSE, France — The town of Grasse sits in the hills above the more famous French Riviera city of Cannes, and it doesn't have the Mediterranean Sea at its doorstep. What it does have is fields of flowers — jasmine, May rose, tuberose, lavender. It is known as the perfume capital of the world.

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Tignes – Val d'Isère is the combined ski resort area of Val d'Isère and Tignes in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie in the French Alps. Formerly known as Espace Killy, in honour of the spectacularly successful skier Jean-Claude Killy who was raised here.

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France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its champagne and wines and sophisticated cuisine. (Wikipedia couldn't have put it better!). There is something for everyone.

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