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Posted on Jun 20 2013 - 10:04pm by TravelFore
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Photograph by Jean-Pierre Degas, Corbis A network of canals and bridges crisscrosses this working port-seaside resort on southern France’s Languedoc coast. Sandwiched between oyster-rich Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean, and trailed by a kite-tail strip of sandy beaches, unassuming Sète delivers abundant sun, sea, sand, and seafood under the well-trod tourist radar. When to Go: June-August; August 22-27, Festival of Saint Louis Joutes Nautiques, traditional Languedoc water jousting competitions staged on the Canal Royal. How to...

It had already been a protracted slog. I had started within the south of France, crossed the chain of mountains Mountains to Pamplona, Spain, trudged through the wine district of l. a. red wine, then created my means through town of Burgos and across Spain’s high and barren central plains. i used to be over halfway into a 500-mile trek on the classic route for the Camino Diamond State Santiago (Way...

London has two great attributes ­– history and beer. OK it has more, but those are the two we’re concerned with today. Many years ago, in the city’s most illustrious pubs, pirates and body snatchers did business, bloody, bare-knuckle fistfights took place and literary greats — including Charles Dickens and Samuel Pepys — found their inspiration. Today people’s faces flicker less by the light of an oil lantern and more by the screen of an iPad, but they’re still there to enjoy the same things —...

Has Olso priced even itself out of the city? These days, the most appealing areas in the famously expensive Norwegian capital lie on the periphery of the city center, in its newly trendy neighborhoods — hip Grunerlokka to the northeast, glamorous Tjuvholmen to the southwest — and beyond, in the glorious landscapes of the Oslo Fjord and the sprawling northern forests. Granted, downtown still harbors a version of “The Scream,” by Norway’s best-known painter, Edvard Munch, whose birth 150 years ago is being celebrated here all year....

Travelfore | Tips, features and photography from destinations all over the globe. Published: June 12, 2013 Opening with the tiniest click, the door swung wide to reveal the furnishings of a classic Old World grand hotel suite. On the far wall, the late-afternoon light of the Italian coastline filtered through gauzy curtains, striking the worn velvet seat of an old Empire settee and filling the room with a funereal glow. In the next room, a padded headboard spanned the bed where the room’s regular resident, the great Italian director...