The Lot is a part of France that has not yet been 'discovered'. This is rural France at its best.
Local transport in villages is geared to the needs of locals rather than visitors.
Bordeaux is more about soaking up ambience than specific sights, and needn't cost a centime.
Guy Wilkinson finds the fare of central France is far from middling.
A cruise on France's Seine river takes you through countryside that inspired impressionist masters, the haunting Somme battlefields and on a foodie voyage of discovery through Normandy.
In this French countryside, tales of dungeons and dragons linger beyond castle walls.
There are two sides to the South of France.
It's world's most popular city for tourists, but beyond the main attractions its heart lies in its cobbled back streets and lesser-known local haunts.