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Books inspired by France
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
A poignant two-part novel about French society at the point of the German invasion of WW2. Originally intended as 4 parts, the author's untimely death in Auschwitz in 1942 prevented the rest from being written. This was discovered and published 65 years later and is now hailed as a masterpiece.
An epic novel following four families over hundreds of years: bound by forbidden loves and marriages of convenience; dogged by vengeance and murderous secrets; torn apart by the irreconcilable differences of birth and faith, and brought together by the tumultuous history of their city. A book which bursts to life in the intrigue, corruption and glory of its people.
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When to visit
August is a wonderful month to visit France. Sunflower and lavender fields bloom, grapes slowly ripen on the vine and the whole country is basked in glorious golden sunshine.
France Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
15th June 2020 by Hand Luggage Only7 amazing secret spots to visit in Barcelona
Barcelona is one of my absolutely favourite cities to visit not just in Spain but in Europe as a whole and understandably, I’m not alone in feeling like this too. Year after year, Barcelona is ranked as one of the top 10 most visited cities in Europe so it’s safe to say that a lot of the amazing things to do in Barcelona is by this point pretty well know by a lot of travellers....
13th March 2020 by PommieTravelsWhy you should visit Barcelona: 8 compelling reasons
The city was founded by the Romans, although there are legends that say that the city was erected by Hercules, that is, founded by the Carthaginians and that Hannibal himself called it “Barcino”, in memory of his father Amilcar Barca. Throughout its history, Barcelona has been in the hands of Muslims, Christian invaders, carolling, bourbon … Artists such as Antonio Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Luis Domenech and Montaner, Antoni Tapies and many others have left their lives there,...
31st January 2018 by StuartThe Scoop: Barcelona
...such a beautiful horizon! With its unique city-meets-beach vibe, it’s hard not to fall for the youthful energy and immersive culture of this cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia. Situated on Spain’s North East Mediterranean coast, the city basks in warm sunshine for much of the year with peak averages between 26 - 30°C in August and September. Rarely even dipping below around 14 - 18°C in winter, it’s easy to understand Barcelona’s attraction. Languages...