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Best French articles named

Posted on 27 November 2009 by Dan Johnson

The year’s best articles about France were announced at a recent industry bash for travel companies.

Entries were submitted in two categories, for newspapers and magazines, and voted for by a panel of travel editors.

The winner of the Newspaper category was freelance journalist Ian Belcher, for his fantastic piece ‘Living high on the hog in the Languedoc’ for The Observer newspaper.  Ian’s victory was a triple celebration – this piece was named overall French article of the year, and he won a siblu holiday to France as part of his prize.

The Magazine category was dominated by articles from the fantastic France Magazine, edited by Carolyn Boyd. The winning article was ‘Flea for all’ by Kate Chappell, about her visit to Lille’s Grande Braderie in Lille – Europe’s biggest flea market.

One bugbear was that the online category was cancelled because of a lack of entries – a real shame when there are so many great blogs and travel writers working online now.

Of course, we are always disappointed when articles we love don’t win, so here’s a roll call of our favourites from 2009, from the Telegraph, Daily Mail and Daily Mirror.

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