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Le Mans, France Fast Food

Over the roar of the engines, the rattle of pans shows Le Mans is as much about the chance to dine as it is the cars. In a feat of endurance, Marc Millon eats his way into the night

It’s Friday, the day before the start of ‘Les 24’, the legendary French race. We make our way to La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, a quiet market town in the little-visited department of Sarthe, on the edge of the Loire Valley. Dozens, if not hundreds of fans are already here, assembled in Place de la République in front of the ivy-clad, art deco Hotel de France. Those gathered are mainly French, though there are plenty of British accents too, alongside German, Danish, Italian, and countless other…

  • Some Finn Good

    Helsinki and the Lakeland Some Finn Good

    Few have an affinity with their environment like the Finns – as seen by their love of saunas, forests and log cabins beside crystal-clear lakes. In a gastronomic tour of Helsinki and the Lakeland, Clarissa Hyman tastes a new-wave, hunter-gatherer cuisine that follows suit
  • If You Go Down To The Woods Today

    Black Forest If You Go Down To The Woods Today

    A land built on kaffee and kuchen, fruit brandies and hearty spätzle, there’s more to the Black Forest than its namesake gâteau. Sue Style tucks into a fairy-tale feast amid the castles, rivers and towering firs
  • Latvian Spirit

    Riga, Latvia Latvian Spirit

    A renaissance in artisan food and wines, innovative chefs and produce that defines the city have all helped to shape Riga’s new personality. Steel yourself for a punchy shot of the bittersweet Black Balsam liqueur in this vibrant Baltic capital, says Michael Raffael
  • Devon is a Place on Earth

    Devon, UK Devon is a Place on Earth

    Cheesemakers, cider slurpers, fishermen and slow-food saviours all call North Devon home, as Marc Millon finds out on a VW Camper road trip visiting its choicest cuts
  • Alpine Aura

    Vorarlberg - Austria Alpine Aura

    Goats roam the pastures, mountain streams whisper by and wild flowers flavour the local schnapps. Vorarlberg is an Austrian idyll steeped in tradition, says Rosemary Barron
  • Canadian Crunch

    Montreal - Canada Canadian Crunch

    Nose-to-tail chefs, crisp ciders and dainty pastries make a warm welcome in Montreal, whose culinary identity is sweeter than its comforting maple syrup, finds Fiona Sims
  • Little & Large

    Menorca & Majorca Little & Large

    Sea, sandy beaches and sunshine may have long put neighbours Menorca and Majorca on the map, but the Balearic Islands’ juicy olives, lavish lobster stews and wild juniper gin are reasons to plot a course too. Centuries-old recipes and 21st-century chefs tempt Michael Raffael
  • In The Melting Pot

    Istanbul In The Melting Pot

    Straddling two continents and staying true to both, Istanbul has an enviable culinary kudos. Eclectic street food, new-wave cooks and coffee thicker than the fog on the Bosphorus all ignite the senses for Michael Raffael
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