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.
Anthony Peregrine delves into the occasionally scary world of Gallic cuisine.
Live it up in one of the most beautiful places to stay in France.
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.
The Rhone is never short on happy diversions, writes Brian Johnston.
Don't underestimate the French Alps for value and variety, writes Tracey Spicer.