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Child-free zones: a wide range of options for those who prefer to holiday with adults. Photograph: Getty Images

There are quite a few alternatives for adults-only resorts and destinations, and here are some pointers to child-free zones both in Ireland and abroad(...)

The Hotel Dieu, an 18th century hospital that was given a €145 million refurbishment to become the five-star Intercontinental Hotel.

Marseille, the Netflix series, wasn’t a great hit earlier this year, but even if viewers scoffed at the hammed up acting and unlikely plot twists of t(...)

 Dozens of Oromo Ethiopians demonstrate at the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, France,  as they face eviction by French authorities on October 24th, 2016. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Thousands of refugees and migrants have packed their bags as the first day of the planned shutdown of the Calais Jungle migrant camp, French official(...)

‘Whatever one thinks of the burkini, it is hard to see any way in which legislating against it could be helpful.’ Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images

It would be hard to find swimwear skimpy enough to cause offence on the French Riviera. It turns out that people are more easily shocked by the idea o(...)

Police block  a crowd of protesters from  marching into a housing estate in the Lupino district of Bastia, which has a large North African community, on the island of Corsica on Sunday. Photograph: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca/AFP/Getty Images

A Corsican mayor has announced a ban on burkinis, becoming the third in France to do so , as tensions on the island run high following violent clashes(...)

Sir Philip Green’s 90m superyacht ‘Lionheart’: 3,000 tonnes of floating bombast.

A few days ago, I sailed past Sir Philip Green’s new superyacht Lionheart: nearly 3,000 tonnes of floating bombast at anchor off the Greek island of (...)

We are thinking of a ten days to two weeks holiday in either Tuscany or Corsica this July or August. Would you have any ideas to help us make up our (...)

A man reads a copy of Charlie Hebdo’s one-year anniversary edition near the makeshift memorial site on Place de la Republique in Paris on 6th January 2016. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

France is paying tribute to the victims of the killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine,after what president Francois Hollande has called “a terrible year”.(...)

The seized painting,  ‘Head of a Young Woman’, by Picasso, at the customs offices in Calvi. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Kim Willsher in Paris When French customs officers boarded a yacht docked off the town of Calvi in northern Corsica, they knew exactly what they were (...)

A comprehension question concerning a woman smuggling a tortoise onto an airplane   was one of the highlights of this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French exam. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Whoever set this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French paper must have been in a good mood, judging by the general reaction to the paper. Many of t(...)

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