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Ferry v Plane

Ferry v Plane: Plan your journey to France

It’s never been easier to plan you own trip to France – the big decision is whether to fly or sail. There is plenty for and against both – cost, travel time, luggage allowance. Some travel companies – including Eurocamp – will often include the price of the ferry in […]

Summer in Zermatt

Summer in the mountains of France, Italy and Switzerland

Fancy spending some time in the fresh air of the Europe’s high peaks? Mountain expert Vanessa Fisher looks at some options for summer holidays. 1. Lake Annecy Ski Resorts, France Combine a few days by Lake Annecy with one of four charming alpine villages – La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, […]

Erna Low offer pools with stunning views in the French Alps

Erna Low summer holidays in France: Arc 1950, Chamonix and Antibes

Erna Low offers excellent value summer holidays to some of the most popular mountain villages in the French Alps and also to the French Riviera. In the French Alps, enjoy the spectacular scenery – join the hikers, runners and bikers in popular towns such as Chamonix or Morzine, or head […]

Murren

10 fabulous reasons to visit Murren

Murren in Switzerland is most famous for its starring role in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. At the end of the 1960s, the film-makers were taken by the futuristic revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn mountain and the scenes involving the imaginary Piz Gloria were shot there. Murren is the […]

Sestriere

Sestriere: Fill up on food and skiing in Italy

The Olympic rings stand proudly in the centre of Sestriere. The resort, just an hour’s drive from Turin, hosted the downhill events during the 2006 Games and was home to one of the three athletes’ villages. That accommodation has since been turned into a hotel, while the resort’s ski lift […]

Bulgaria and Italy ‘best value ski resorts’

Skiers should head for Italy or Eastern Europe for the best value this winter. Bansko in Bulgaria remains the cheapest of 20 European resorts surveyed for the Ski Resort Report compiled by Post Office Money with help from Crystal Ski. Second is Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, where prices are up […]

Madrid

48 hours in Madrid

Whether you enjoy hopping from bar to bar, walking the cobbled streets or simply watching the world go by from a park bench, Madrid has something for everyone. Here are five suggestions that can easily be fitted into a weekend – a mix of walking, eating, relaxing and football that […]