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 new glass floor at the Eiffel Tower has transformed the tower's often over-looked first level into a tourist magnet.
From sipping a Singapore Sling in the Lion City to mooching over a mojito in the Cuban capital - some drinks say it all about a city.
The easiest way to get there is not from Paris but rather from Calais.
If ever there was a hotel built to live up to the impossibly high style standards of the city it is in, this is it.