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Year af­ter year France re­tains its ti­tle of the world’s most vis­ited hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion. With some of the most de­li­cious food and drink, fas­ci­nat­ing cul­ture and his­tory, buzzing ur­ban cen­tres and scenic vil­lages and coun­try­side, this should come as no great sur­prise to any­one. No mat­ter what your pas­sion, be it food, art, wine, or the great out­doors – think cy­cling in the sun­shine along­side a tum­bling tree-lined river – France has some­thing for ev­ery vis­i­tor. Here to en­joy are just three of the des­ti­na­tions which fea­ture in the 2019 FRANCE Cal­en­dar, brought to you by Ar­chant’s FRANCE Mag­a­zine. A pop­u­lar stop on the pil­grim­age route from Le Puy-en-ve­lay to San­ti­ago de Com­postela in Spain, Conques is an at­trac­tive vil­lage of tim­ber-framed build­ings and twist­ing paths, fes­tooned with flow­ers and fo­liage. It sits in the won­der­fully ru­ral depart­ment of Aveyron, at the con­flu­ence of two rivers – the Dour­dou de Conques and the Ouche. One of France’s fa­mous Plus Beaux Vil­lages, Conques wel­comes vis­i­tors to wan­der its streets – per­haps fol­low­ing the scal­lop shells of the Camino - and ex­plore its charms, from ar­ti­sanal craft shops, to the 12th-cen­tury abbey church and of course plenty of cafés and restau­rants to while away the hours in.

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