HIPE have put together a selection of stunning French towns and villages to visit in 2016.
With France just over the water we felt it was time to share our thoughts on the hidden gems of France.
See below for our top French towns and villages to hit up this year.
With a growing population of just over 49,000 people, Albi has managed to build strong ties with the local wine suppliers, meaning you can enjoy a day by the water with some of the finest drinks and foods available.
In the summer months Lourmarin can become a tourist hotspot, but despite the worldwide love for the picturesque town, Lourmarin is home to some of the most interesting French history, stand-out dining spots and high-quality, yet affordable wines.