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Next year, France celebrates the 70th anniversary of the world's first jazz festivals, held in Nice and Paris in the summer of 1948. In 2018, you'll find festivals in Paris parks and Roman amphitheatres, village bandstands country meadows, medieval fortresses and Renaissance chapels.
Avignon is one of France's most beautiful cities. It's also one of the most visited. Sadly, not many of those who visit stay long. As a result, it's all too easy to eat a mediocre meal in one of the restaurants that lure tourists with multilingual menus in the city centre. But follow the locals to quieter streets to have your faith in local cooking restored.
I've never been a fan of mortadella. Every version I've tried reminds me, greasily, of school dinners. But it's Bologna's signature sausage and this is my first trip to the city. Maybe, I think, the real thing will be different from the ersatz version.
Boutique-style city hotels sometimes seem like a child-free zone, with parents and kids relegated to destinations that offer a 21st-century take on the old-school bucket-and-spade holiday.But it doesn't have to be that way. Families like cities too – and let's not forget that we're not all metropolitans.
Hoteliers say minibar prices merely reflect their costs. But with a typical markup of 100% for a bottle of water, 200% for a mini-vodka or 400% for a beer, who can blame guests for being sceptical?
The Ducati Museum in Bologna is a temple to two-wheeled excess, celebrating the legendary Italian brand's progress from builder of humble mopeds to creator of some of the world's greatest motorcycles.
Edinburgh celebrates its 70th festival year! Almost five million people are expected to visit Edinburgh's multiple festivals in 2017, so book early for the best hotels at the best prices.
Hotel rating systems aren't as helpful as they seem, according to Hotel Guru reviewer Robin Gauldie. Surprisingly, there's no global hotel grading system and there aren't even EU-wide standards.
Wit, whisky, reeling, an evening of fun, great food, music and entertainment. Edinburgh is buzzing with planned Burns Night celebrations.
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