Nudism, once the holiday habit of embarrassing French parents - the hippyish, soixante-huitard generation - is being taken up by their children and grandchildren
In a hellish nightmare of blood, mud and worse, thousands of Australians died alongside thousands more on Belgian and French soil.
Not content with winning in Russia, France is also a champion in the Tourism World Cup.
France isn't so much a single nation as a proud unity of regions, each with their own particular histories, culture and cuisines.
Delight your tastebuds on a tour around the great food regions of France.
Tiny harbours, obscure places, unexpected pleasures and an easy on-board camaraderie of like-minded voyagers.
Not everything is a cliché in this popular travel destination.
A defensive line, 720km long, boasting 140 forts, stocked with hand grenades and machine gun nests was built but never used.
A portal into absolute charm, France is an ultimate European experience for lovers of food, wine, culture and sophistication. Take a step back and enjoy the warm hospitality of the south; experience the world's beautiful wine country in Bordeaux; get the Mediterranean vibe flowing in Marseille; swim on pebbled beaches in Nice; and enter the "gateway to the European Cascades" in Chamonix.