These are officially among the country’s most eye-catching settlements, recognised by the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (‘most beautiful villages’) association.
But finding them is easy because the association has produced a book called The Most Beautiful Villages of France, which contains directions, maps, architectural highlights and prime dining recommendations for each settlement. There’s a Michelin map, too, which pinpoints them.
Here we’ve picked out a few of our favourites. Scroll down for the villages that have turned up ‘enchanting
EXCLUSIVE: The Sunday People visited the camp in a French forest and spoke to Vietnamese migrants willing to risk death to reach Britain – despite hearing of the deaths of 39 of their countrymen and women
Huddled around a campfire deep in a French forest, a group of freezing Vietnamese teens in flip-flops are desperate.
They have travelled thousands of miles to try to get into Britain, lured by the fantasy of highly paid jobs.
And despite the death of 39 countrymen and women, found in a refrigerated lorry in Essex, they say they have no choice but to risk the journey.
The teenagers are among hundreds of illegal migrants in secret makeshift camps across northern France.
Normandy is rich in many ways. Firstly, the north-west region has a remarkable history and heritage, from the magnificent Mont Saint-Michel Island and the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry to the D-Day beaches and Le Havre’s concrete architecture. Next, remember that Normandy’s green and gentle hedges and hills contrasted with its turbulent seascapes have inspired artists for centuries. It’s not a surprise that the region became home to the Impressionist movement and to some of France’s finest museums. And don’t forget that the food is rich too: butter and crème fraîche are generously used in most dishes. Expect fresh seafood and, of course, the unavoidable Camembert, as well as a huge variety of odorous – yet delicious – cheeses. But not to worry: a few glasses of terroir cider and Calvados will help you get through the meals.
President Donald Trump said he is “possibly” looking at hosting the next G7 summit at his Trump National Doral Miami Golf Resort. The US is next up to host the G7 in 2020. Trump said while he hasn’t made a final decision on where to host the summit, officials “haven’t found anything that’s even close to competing with it.”
The US president has accused Iran of being the world’s ‘number one nation of terror’, saying it was ‘too soon’ for talks between the two countries. He said the US would be willing to ‘make Iran rich again’ if it halted its nuclear program.