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.
It looks a bit like a spaceship, and it's taken longer than a NASA mission to Pluto to finish, but France's newest museum is finally ready to welcome its first visitors.
Ben Ross gets ready for the new direct railway journey that links St Pancras to Avignon, Provence and Marseille.
The Scenic Emerald is loaded with so much booze and food I find myself hoping we're not all on the same plane home or it'd never get off the ground.
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