Life's one big holiday

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Holiday like a French president

Sarkozy and Bruni It's an old fortress on a tiny island, surrounded by pine trees and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Brilliant Barcelona timelapse

Barcelona Strap From the Sagrada Familia to the Palau de la Musica, this Spanish city has a lot to offer travellers.

See the real Berlin

Berlin street art This is tourism for non-tourists. It's a chance to see the city that doesn't make the TripAdvisor top 10.

In pain, in Pamplona

Pamplona 2014 It didn't take long for the injuries to start rolling in as Spain's San Fermin bull run kicks off.

Paris' top 10 sweet spots

Un Dimanche a Paris When it comes to French pastries, chocolate and macarons, food lover Jane Paech knows her stuff.

Home of the bikini

The hotel that launched the bikini (and topless bathing) almost 60 years ago is making a comeback.

Afloat in a French idyll

Rail rules

Naked bulges

Vatican Museum This Vatican tour is almost enough to make a Protestant boy blush.

Umbria's slow pleasures

Between Rome and Tuscany, the often overlooked region of Umbria contains many delights.

Rome in three ways

Expat tales: Little Italy

Spires in galoshes

Only surly travellers could complain about the infamous high tides of Venice.

Van Gogh's ear grows back

van Gogh At this museum, you could whisper into van Gogh's ear. It's been regrown with DNA from a living relative.

The best place in the world

It's hard choosing your favourite place in the world. But I've finally done it.

The city that rose again

Bahn voyage

A goth weekend

Revellers gathered over a weekend for one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe.