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Where to eat France's stinky, urine-smelling sausage

A truly regional food: Andouillette.

Weirdly, the smell turns me on, rather than off – it's like a slow dance of death with a knife and fork.

My year in France

After moving her family to a remote village in the Hautes-Pyrenees, Allyson Gofton embarked on a culinary and cultural adventure.

Eiffel Tower: 13 things you didn't know

The 'tide of a century' gallery


A 9000-year trip back in time

A general view of Matera's Sassi limestone cave dwellings in southern Italy.

Matera has remained so primitive until recent decades that it makes the perfect stand-in for ancient Jerusalem.

Twenty reasons to visit Rome

The eternal city dazzles with history, food and fashion. Here are its 20 highlights.

The Colosseum in Rome.

The Rome you'd never experience solo

Is it best to take a group tour or to be an independent traveller?


Off-season Berlin offers pleasures

The rotunda of Berlin's Museum of Communication in January 2015.

Travelling to Europe in early January has its advantages.

'Dr Death' opens a corpse museum

A permanent museum showing preserved corpses stripped of skin to reveal the complexity of the human body opens in Berlin.

In Germany, if you pee on a wall, it pees back on you.

Hamburg takes revenge on revellers

Tourists beware, in Germany if you pee on a wall, it pees back on you.

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