Category: France

The top things to see in Paris, not on the usual top 10 lists

The top things to see in Paris, not on the usual top 10 lists

Time to explore Paris is the ultimate luxury.  But deciding how to spend that precious time is always the challenge.   You can visit the iconic monuments,  Mona Lisa at the Louvre,  Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame, wade through the crowds and click them off your list.  Or you can take a slightly different road map and [...]

3 luxury inspirational painting holidays

3 luxury inspirational painting holidays

As the artist Pablo Picasso said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Have you ever had that feeling? The feeling of how you would love to paint, perhaps just for your own enjoyment, perhaps to develop a talent or just for the fun of [...]

Enjoy a little luxury as the Tour de France visits the island of beauty this Summer

Enjoy a little luxury as the Tour de France visits the island of beauty this Summer

This year the Tour de France celebrates its 100th birthday. The first three stages will take place in Corsica at the end of June and will cover 500 kilometres of some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes you will find anywhere. This is the first time the famous cycling race has visited Corsica sparking [...]

3 great sporting events not to miss in Europe in 2013

3 great sporting events not to miss in Europe in 2013

2012 saw some great sporting events in Europe – most notably the UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, and – of course – the London 2012 Olympics. And 2013 will also be a great year for catching some unique sporting events across the continent. The Six Nations Championship is looming, and the Rugby League [...]

The top 4 luxury spas in France

The top 4 luxury spas in France

France boasts a huge variety of landscapes along with numerous spas that range from exclusive resorts to the ever appealing tiny spa villages. All the luxurious spas in France have the best facilities, so people from all around the world often come here for a relaxing and refreshing holiday. So for those looking for a [...]

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

There are many different ways in which you can choose to celebrate your New Year – these ideas will let you customise your own celebrations, enjoy the luxury and savour many of the benefits of a top class hotel in the intimacy of your own accommodation. Three ideas that promise to provide a New Year’s [...]

7 of the ultimate places to get away from it all this Christmas

7 of the ultimate places to get away from it all this Christmas

The build-up to Christmas is invariably a very hectic time. Add to that the preparations for the big day itself and it’s perhaps understandable that many people choose to go away and be well and truly pampered instead. Here we provide a round-up on 7 places – chosen primarily from a European perspective – where [...]

Affordable luxury ski holidays in France

Affordable luxury ski holidays in France

Ski holidays have been growing in popularity over the past few years. Many people are packing their bags for snow-covered mountainous destinations to spend quality time with friends, families and loved ones. The opportunity to experience the country lifestyle of the French, the delicious cuisines and the adrenaline of some of the snowboarding and skiing [...]

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

4 magical ways to celebrate a French Christmas in style

It’s that time of year again and preparations are underway for the season’s biggest festivity, Christmas. As well as being a time of great merriment, in France it’s also a time for festivals, fireworks and Father Christmas. Here we round up 4 places where you can enjoy a piece of the festive action. Vaux-le-Vicomte Château, [...]

10 of the quirkiest hotel rooms in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotel rooms in the world

Hotel rooms can be expensive, especially while on a city break – aiming to take in more sights than your balcony or window has to offer. Some of these suites offer more than just a stunning view. From quirky exteriors, underground caverns and tree top orbs, this post will take you through an alternate look on some of [...]

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Michael Frye, founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours, is one of those lucky people who has been able to enjoy two vastly different professions. For twenty years he was one of the principals of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he had the honour of meeting Stravinsky, and performing with musicians as diverse as Herbert Von [...]

The 5 best places in France for luxury travel

The 5 best places in France for luxury travel

When thinking about luxury destinations, France is one of the foremost locations to consider. The country has some of the best places to visit that could have been custom made for the very purpose of just relaxing, watching the world go by and soaking up the wonderful surroundings. You never know you may just fall [...]

3 of the world’s most magical travel experiences for children

3 of the world’s most magical travel experiences for children

Any parent will know that if you find a holiday that the kids will enjoy, the chances are you’re going to have a great time too.  Here we pick three very different luxury travel experiences – from three different continents – and hopefully you’ll find one to suit your family.  Which one would you choose [...]

Top 10 places you won’t find on Google Maps

Top 10 places you won’t find on Google Maps

I stumbled upon this video recently, and thought it was rather interesting, so am sharing it here even though there’s no obvious luxury angle. Since even Nevada’s much-talked about Area 51 can be found on Google Maps (though admittedly, much of the operations there probably take place underground), it’s interesting to see what places are hidden. [...]

5 good reasons to spend Christmas in Paris with your family

5 good reasons to spend Christmas in Paris with your family

While the charms of Paris cross all seasons and defy all weather conditions, there’s no doubt that Christmas time in the City of Lights is uniquely special. At once cosy and active, the sights and smells are bound to fill the whole family with festive cheer and a suitable appetite for presents, fun and turkey! [...]

5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

Summer is almost over and winter upon us in the northern hemisphere. It is that time when you start to plan how to spend the months ahead. Should you go for the sunny beaches of the Caribbean, or the skiing paradises of France? There are a lot of options to choose from and each is [...]

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