Sport Clement Grenier could move to Newcastle to replace Yohan Cabaye after Newcastle made a reported £20m offer for the Lyon Frenchman

Magpies allowed Yohan Cabaye to join Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday and are looking to reinvest the £20m received in the highly-rated Frenchman

Aquitaine: travel essentials

Getting there

* Connections between the UK and Aquitaine have never been better. The main air hub is Bordeaux’s Mérignac airport (00 33 5 56 34 50 50; bordeaux.aeroport.fr ), 10km west of the city centre; the JetBus departs every 45 minutes for the city centre. Bordeaux is served by easyJet (0905 821 0905; easyjet.com ) from Gatwick, Luton, Liverpool and Bristol; British Airways (0844 493 0787; ba.com ) from Gatwick; Bmibaby (09111 545454; bmibaby.com) from Manchester; Flybe (0871 700 2000; flybe.com ) from Southampton and Birmingham; and Ryanair (0871 246 0000; ryanair.com ) from Edinburgh.

Watersports: Welcome to a 'land of water'

Aquitaine’s aquatic options include canoeing, canal boats and lily gardens

A glass half full – or half empty?

The châteaux of Bordeaux believe their 2009 vintages could be the best in living memory. But can that save the ailing wine industry? John Lichfield tastes the evidence

Blanc hopes duo's European run hints at French revival

Lyons and Bordeaux's Champions League progress has led to talk of return to glory days

Bordeaux find vintage European form

Laurent Blanc was a relieved man after seeing his Bordeaux side finally deliver a performance befitting their championship-winning status on Tuesday night.

Châteaux splash out – on their own wine

French scramble to prop up prices as the world's biggest trader sells stock

Arsenal deal not agreed yet says Chamakh

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh insists he has not agreed a deal to move to Arsenal but admits he is unlikely to remain at the Stade Chaban Delmas once his contract expires at the end of the season.

Arsenal target Chamakh 'staying put'

Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh insists he will stay with the Ligue 1 champions until the end of the season.

French aristocrats break free from sect leader

Oxford-based 'guru' is charged with kidnapping and torture

James Moore: Sweet lesson for banks in Cadbury

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The woman who taught France how to drink

In the time of Napoleon, only Burgundy would do for France's aristocracy. But the opening of Empress Josephine's cellar reveals how her taste for Bordeaux brought to prominence some of the finest wines ever made

Bordeaux dismiss Chamakh Arsenal transfer

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has rubbished reports Marouane Chamakh is set for a January move to Arsenal as a replacement for the injured Robin van Persie.

Oxford-based 'guru' accused of torturing French aristocrats

Arrest follows years of efforts to free family from grip of secret society

A vintage year: France anticipates finest Bordeaux wines in 60 years

A fine summer and a dry September mean 'perfect' 2005 will be surpassed

Diarra believes Bordeaux are in box seat for visit of Maccabi

The Bordeaux captain Alou Diarra believes his team go into their Champions League tie with Maccabi Haifa tonight as favourites.

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