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a real island that was a castle, monastery and now a historical tour point. In France, I think...can't remember

Here's the absolute best photo of Mont Saint Michel, France, that shows the island and the causeway. Originally, there was a natural 'low-tide' road to the island that was hidden at high tide. That was replaced in the 19th century by the permanent causeway seen in the picture.

A stay here is the closest most of us will get to living like a lord. Built in 1863 by the first Lord Abinger, Inverlochy has played host to all sorts of aristos, from Queen Elizabeth II to showbiz royalty such as Charlton Heston and Robert De Niro. The 17 rooms are classically decorated with antique furniture, botanical prints, and clan insignia, but also feature discreet modern touches such as the plasma screens disguised as mirrors. The three rooms of the King's suite have views of the…

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Provence’s atmospheric B&Bs

Provence embraces every glorious French stereotype: the amazing food, beautiful buildings, rich history, fields of lavender and hidden truffles. This is the France untouched by time or trend, an idyllic countryside enshrined in film and literature and beacon for travelers.