Meander through the city's cobbled streets, says expert
Britons on hiking holidays in France should head to the south eastern province of Avignon, according to a travel writer.
Caroline Shearing, writing for the Telegraph, claimed that Avignon's walled old town, which features a labyrinth of cobbled streets and architectural sites, offers a range of treats for holidaymakers.
She said: "Venture away from the touristy north-west of the city to see the remains of 18th-century waterwheels and much-faded grandeur on rue des Teinturiers.
"Elsewhere, the south-west is home to several churches and chapels, while the smarter north-east has more than its fair share of beautifully carved wooden doors."
Visitors to the city this month will be able to attend the annual Festival d'Avignon, which sees acts from the performing arts world perform in various venues across the area.
This year's event will include performances of medieval music and dance, as well as classical music concerts featuring works by Bach, Mozart and Liszt.