Category: France

6 of the best baguettes de tradition in Paris

6 of the best baguettes de tradition in Paris

It’s a triage that should rightly take a lifetime, but given the “French Bread Law” (Décret n° 93-1074 du 13 septembre 1993), our choices are somewhat narrowly defined as to what is legally considered the Baguette de Tradition. So many baguettes (and croissants) sold in boulangeries are pre-made with commercial frozen dough, that specifications were […]

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

Every year sees a great many new hotels open and 2014 is no different. The major hotel brands are reacting to the market and diversifying as it is no longer enough to offer one brand and one product. Hilton, Marriott and Starwood amongst many others have different brands to suit different market needs. Whether it […]

The top 4 brasseries in Paris

The top 4 brasseries in Paris

France in general and Paris more specifically are well-known for their gastronomy. Yet, in the capital of France the choices for finding reasonable and good places to eat is really wide and not always easy. This is why I would like to recommend you today four famous places and affordable brasserie located in historical areas […]

The best terraces to enjoy a drink in Paris

The best terraces to enjoy a drink in Paris

Summer is finally here, and that’s cause for celebration. Whether you’re going to hang out on the Bank of the Seine River or spend your time sipping rosé by the canal St.-Martin, summer is a time to relax and enjoy Paris in all its glory. So what could be more pleasant than to enjoy the […]

Interview with Matthew Savage, Sales Director at Smart Aviation

Interview with Matthew Savage, Sales Director at Smart Aviation

I’ve been in the aviation industry for 25 years in charter sales roles, working for two major airlines and another large broker prior to Smart Aviation. I spend my time running the Smart Aviation charter broking team, as well as personally arranging private jet flights for my clients. My clients can be the rich and […]

Top 6 places to visit while cruising on the Canal du Midi in the South of France

Top 6 places to visit while cruising on the Canal du Midi in the South of France

The 330-year-old Canal du Midi Skirts the sun-drenched shore of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through the fabled ‘Cathar Country’. For those seeking an alternative destination in France, the historic, UNESCO World Heritage status Canal du Midi is perfect, with it’s with its fortified hilltop villages, walled cities, ever present towpath and little canal side […]

5 ways to make your birthday in Paris unique!

5 ways to make your birthday in Paris unique!

There are hundreds of great ways to enjoy your birthday in the French capital. Indeed, the diverse and beautiful city of lights has an activity to suit anyone, from lovers to the outdoors as well as bon vivants! If you are travelling to Paris for your birthday, try one of the ideas listed below for […]

Top 10 activities to enjoy in the French Alps this Summer

Top 10 activities to enjoy in the French Alps this Summer

Everyone associates the Alps with winter; crisp winter mornings where your breath freezes in the air in front of a back drop of imposing mountains covered with snow, curling up in front of a crackling fire whilst icicles drop from the windows or shooting down steep slopes on two planks of wood. To many people, […]

4 of the 'coolest' cities to explore in Europe this Summer

4 of the ‘coolest’ cities to explore in Europe this Summer

Many of Europe’s cities can be far too hot for comfort during the height of Summer, especially if you are planning to take a long shopping list of must-see sights and attractions. But for those who would still like a distinctly urban experience, perhaps with children in tow during the school holidays, we would recommend […]

5 of the best Paris restaurants and eateries for lunch or dinner

5 of the best Paris restaurants and eateries for lunch or dinner

Like many of its European counterparts, the ‘city of love’ is known for its food. Take a stroll down any given street or avenue and you will easily find an authentic brasserie serving up delicious French classics or stumble across a quaint café baking fresh croissants and mouth-watering patisseries. But for those of you who […]

Photograph of the week: Poppies in Provence

Photograph of the week: Poppies in Provence

Poppies are everywhere in Provence this time of year, and these rolling hills outside of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie are blanketed with poppies as far as the eye can see, like a scene out of The Wizard of Oz. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is one of the “Most beautiful villages of France”, and neighbours the scenic Gorges du Verdon. Thank you […]

The 7 wonders of the 7th arrondissement of Paris

The 7 wonders of the 7th arrondissement of Paris

A first trip to Paris can be fairly daunting. Down every street and around every corner, there’s something special to see and do so to help you out here’s a guide to visiting the seven wonders of the the 7th arrondissement. Many of Paris’ most beautiful landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Ecole Militaire […]

Recipe of the week: Oeuf coque au chorizo

Recipe of the week: Oeuf coque au chorizo

Create restaurant quality flavours at home with this inspired dish – oeuf coque au chorizo. Here’s a creative way to marry eggs, shallots and chorizo. The trick to this oeuf coque au chorizo is coaxing out the flavours and giving the dish a refined taste. A Summer salad makes for a fresh accompaniment. Enjoy! Ingredients […]

How to keep your teenagers happy on holiday in Paris

How to keep your teenagers happy on holiday in Paris

Grumpy, whining, fed up… keeping those complaining teenagers happy and enthusiastic on holiday is always a challenge. But that doesn’t have to be the way – with teens, it’s all about factoring in what they want from their summer if a family holiday is going to work. City breaks are a great plan with this […]

5 reasons why the Pays Basque still tops the exclusive Summer destination list

5 reasons why the Pays Basque still tops the exclusive Summer destination list

Pays Basque and ‘exclusive’ aren’t staple bed fellows. But mention Biarritz and more exotic images creep in. There’s a reason for this: it’s a lesser known land filled with culture, language and character. To miss it is to deprive yourself of one of life’s ‘richest’ destinations. Read on for five reasons why the Pays Basque […]

5 cool things about the latest hotel in Paris - Molitor

5 cool things about the latest hotel in Paris – Molitor

An avant-garde atmosphere, two pools, two restaurants, an art gallery and a hotel, this is Molitor, the latest opening among Paris hotels. Inaugurated in 1929 and closed in 1989, it was about to be destroyed by the city, had been tagged by the most famous and underground street artists before reopening in May 2014. With […]

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