Normandy: A brand new landing proves it’s more than just a ferry port

Direct flights now link this historic city with the UK, proving that it’s more than just a ferry port, as Chris Leadbeater found

Find la dolce vita in France

The Corsican outpost of Cavallo adopts an Italian accent in summer

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Wine and water: A river cruise through Bordeaux

A new river cruise takes Colin Nicholson through this celebrated grape-growing region

Golden experience: Park Hyatt in Vienna

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Walking holidays in France: Fill your boots

A restaurant and rambling tour of the Rhône valley, which comes with gourmet picnics and luxury pit-stops, is a recipe for the ideal hiking holiday

Dentelles de Montmirail, France

Hiking holidays: A restaurants and rambling tour is ideal

There are picnics, and there are pique-niques

Astrup Fearnley Museum and sculpture park, Tjuvholmen, Oslo

Thief Island: Steal a slice of the regenerated district in Norway’s capital that has finally gone straight

It’s a tapestry of housing and restaurants, art galleries and bakeries, a high-end hotel and a 'starchitect'-designed museum

Erimitis Taverna, Paxos

Romance on a plate: The tiny Ionian isle of Paxos is no longer a secret

You’ll find food fit for the gods and restaurants with the most heavenly views

Writer's retreat: Tove and Tuuti pull ashore at Klovharu

Finland: It's Moomin marvellous

Kate Simon visits the fairytale archipelago which inspired Tove Jansson, born 100 years ago

From Ibiza to Croatia, European beach clubs: The Big Six

From an Algarve hotspot to simple beach beds in the Netherlands
Fin gets into the swing

Children's clubs: All the fun under the sun

A family ski specialist has branched out with summer breaks on Lake Garda
A Dutch firm is building a floating snowflake-shaped hotel to watch the Northern Lights

View the Northern Lights in a floating glass snowflake hotel

Dutch and Norwegian experts collaborated on the project, which will have 86 bedrooms in a luxury hotel only accessible by boat

Top 10 zoos in Europe, according to TripAdvisor

Chester, Colchester and Paignton Zoo all feature in the top ten

Cool off: Mazzaro Bay

Sicily and the Aeolian islands: Island-hopping in the land of fire and water

Dominated by volcanic peaks, some of them still active, Sicily and the Aeolian islands offer stunning coasts, fertile interiors and dramatic, rumbling cones
Get in gear: Cyclists test out the Etape Suisse route

Cycling in Switzerland: Set your own pace on a Swiss sportive

The new Etape Suisse takes a more relaxed approach to the Alpine cycling event. Susannah Osborne pedals off on a preview
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