Category: France

Megeve Tour De France

Where to watch the Tour de France in the Alps

The Tour de France, arguably the world’s greatest sporting event, has had a fascination with the mountains for more than 100 years. In the third edition of the fledgling sporting event in 1905, the mountains made their first appearance, leading one competitor to call the race organisers ‘murderers’ at the top of one brutal climb. […]

5 vineyard villas ideal for wine lovers

5 vineyard villas ideal for wine lovers

While some enjoy spending their holidays in the quietness of the mountains and others prefer hearing the waves breaking on the beach, to wine lovers there is no better place for a retreat than in the middle of rolling hills and beautiful vineyards. From Spain to South Africa, through Italy and France, some very impressive […]

Top 5 luxury experiences in Paris

Top 5 luxury experiences in Paris

Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the World, oozes style and sophistication making it one of the most popular city breaks destination. With an array of luxury activities on offer Paris can suit anyone’s needs from shopping to eating and everything in between and now that the Ritz Paris has finally re-opened the […]

Inside the luxurious hotels of Euro 2016

Inside the luxurious hotels of Euro 2016

Euro 2016 is now in full swing and, in their quest for glory, 24 European teams are battling it out in stadia across France to be crowned the champions of Europe. But away from their matches, the stars of the game will be kicking back in luxurious resorts the length and breadth of the country. […]

Bordeaux luxury barge cruise sunset

Beautiful Burgundy: best enjoyed on a private luxury barge cruise

Stunning sunsets are mirrored on the twilight water of meandering rivers, which adorn the beautiful Burgundy hills. And, thanks to Edge Charter, your private luxury barge cruise route is embraced by verdant hillsides, picturesque villages and pretty French vineyards: a landscape which no doubt will inspire you, just as it inspired artists Turner and Sisley. […]

Fun for all family - Adrenaline rush in Tignes

Top 5 Summer holiday ideas in the Alps

Once the snow melts and reveals an altogether different world, the mountains become a verdant playground, lush and alluring. The contrast from the magical icy white of winter is startling but the summer months are just as wonderful in a completely different way. It’s true that at the highest altitudes, skiing can continue the year […]

Photograph of the week: Eiffel Tower, Paris

Photograph of the week: Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower was never meant to be a permanent landmark – instead, it was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition but of course it still stands to this day, more than 120 years later, and is the most visited paid monument on the planet. Standing at 300 metres tall, and the tallest building in the world […]

10 of the best places to stay in Europe this Spring

10 of the best places to stay in Europe this Spring

Why wait until Summer to get away this year? The Spring can be the perfect time to get away – often that little bit quieter outside of the main season, but sometimes more enjoyable for exactly that reason. Go on… treat yourself with a stay at one of our top 10 places to stay in […]

5 amazing luxury villas to visit in 2016

5 amazing luxury villas to visit in 2016

Villa holidays are the ideal choice for family getaways, providing a winning combination of privacy and independence whilst offering the high standards of service and convenience you’d expect from a luxury hotel. Ideal for large multi-generational families, groups of friends or a celebration getaway, the design of luxury villas nowadays caters for everyone in the […]

Walk on the wild side - Tour du Mont Blanc

Walk on the wild side – Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a walking trail in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, a 180km (112 miles) circuit of Mont Blanc, starting and finishing in Les Houches near Chamonix. The highest point reached by the standard route is 2,584m (8,478ft). Trekkers typically take eleven days to complete the circuit, give or […]

Top 4 new luxury hotel openings in 2016

Top 4 new luxury hotel openings in 2016

A number of new luxury hotels are opening in 2016, from Japan to Italy to the Caribbean to Hawaii. Although there are many tempting options, my clients are particularly interested in the following, which I consider the top 4 luxury hotel openings of 2016: 1. Amanemu: now Open A new Aman Resort is cause for […]

The world's most popular ski resort

The world’s most popular ski resort

Morzine has been named this year’s most popular ski resort destination by the hotel search website Trivago, which has also found France to be the most popular destination for a ski holiday overall. Austria is also popular, boasting six of the top 25 resorts, including St Anton. From a luxury perspective Morzine is on the rise – […]

Mountain dining with views at Le Signal

Top 6 mountain restaurants in the Alps

One of the joys of a day’s skiing is a well deserved lunch at a restaurant on the mountain. Usually you’ve built up a good appetite and are ready for a re-fuelling stop. I’ve very rarely been disappointed but obviously some establishments are better than others. Here are six of my favourites. Le Signal, Val d’Isere, […]

3 more museums to get to know in Paris

3 more museums to get to know in Paris

A year ago, I told you about four museums you might not know in Paris, I would love today to talk to you about three other museums I did not mention back then. As you may know, we have 173 museums or so in Paris though unfortunately the Pinacothèque closed two weeks ago. So it gives me plenty of […]

Luberon: lavender with a touch of class

Luberon: lavender with a touch of class

Provence in southern France is famous for its landscapes and climate. The urban areas – Nice, Cannes, Marseilles, Avignon and Saint Tropez – attract visitors from around the world but in this piece we will look more closely at a small rural area, and for a specific season: the Luberon region at the time before […]

10 stunning rental properties for an unforgettable break this Spring

10 stunning rental properties for an unforgettable break this Spring

Spring is in the air… and it’s now time to think about your next holiday destination. Can’t wait for the summer? Then a tropical vacation is what you need. But if you love winter and want to hold on to the low temperatures a bit more, a mountain holiday might be better. No matter what […]

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