Category: France

Get active in Europe

Get active in Europe

Start your European sporting holiday with a visit to the annual International Extreme Sports Festival. Held in Montpellier, the event is free and sees amateurs compete at wakeboarding, snowboarding and skateboarding. The event takes place in the town centre and draws in quite a crowd. After watching this spectacle head to the French Alps, home […]

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

Traveling to sprawling, bustling world cities like London and Paris is unquestionably exciting, but even for the most energetic traveler, urban journeys can be sensory overload. Thank goodness for lavish spas that transport you from pounding the pavement to the ultimate in pampering. Not surprisingly, many of the best ones can be found at luxurious […]

Top 5 destinations when chartering a superyacht in the Mediterranean

Top 5 destinations when chartering a superyacht in the Mediterranean

The West Mediterranean is the place in Europe to charter a superyacht during the Summer months. There are many different destinations to head to from May through to September, each with their own unique appeal and where you can enjoy a life of luxury. Here are our favourite top five: Cannes, France This is the where the […]

Parisian perfection: the top 10 luxury hotels in Paris

Parisian perfection: the top 10 luxury hotels in Paris

Perhaps the most magical of all cities, Paris is renowned for its iconic landmarks, unparalleled art, exquisite cuisine and legendary fashion. From the designer stores of the emblematic Champs-Elysées and exclusive boutiques on rue Saint-Honoré, to the famous macarons at Laudurée and historic art collections at the Louvre, the City of Light is brimming with […]

The Alps are not just for Winter...

The Alps are not just for Winter…

We are now approaching the end of the Winter ski season with only the high altitude resorts of Val d’Isere and Val Thorens still open. Many people assume that the Alps are only good for skiing and that everything is closed up until next December, however there are some ski resorts open their doors for […]

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Are you filled with starry-eyed sentiment and looking for the perfect destination for an amorous adventure? Join us as we explore Europe’s most sumptuous suites and luxurious lodgings to provide the ideal backdrop for your dream romance. Here’s a shortlist of my top 10 romantic hotels to be found in Europe. 1. Sun Rocks Hotel, […]

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help […]

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

6 unusual things you must do in Paris

Spring is a time when Paris resembles all of its most flattering cliches. The city is suddenly awash with cherry and apple blossoms, acting as umbrellas to the streets below them. The air lingers with uncertainty, because both sunshine and showers are definitely expected to feature throughout the day. Tourism is at its hilt and […]

The perfect time to explore Ménilmontant and Belleville in east Paris

The perfect time to explore Ménilmontant and Belleville in east Paris

This colourful, multi-cultural neighbourhood in east Paris, with its ethnic restaurants and thriving art scene, has many parallels with east London.  Once a wine making village outside the city’s walls, it was absorbed into central Paris in 1860, first housing people from rural France moving to the city,  and later, immigrants escaping Eastern Europe after […]

Alain Ducasse to open new restaurant in St. Tropez

Alain Ducasse to open new restaurant in St. Tropez

World-renowned chef Alain Ducasse will open a brand new restaurant, Rivea, in St. Tropez’s iconic Byblos Hotel. Rivea will replace the current Spoon at Byblos, another Ducasse creation. Rivea will open on 25th April 2013 and, although the space will be the one that Spoon once occupied, the restaurant has been completely redesigned by the Italian duo Antonio Citterio and […]

The perfect weekend in Paris

The perfect weekend in Paris

Paris is well known for being one of the most romantic cities in Europe and makes the perfect location for a short break. However, if you want to experience Paris like a local, rather than stay in a hotel consider renting an apartment for the weekend. Avenue Story, Guest Apartment Services and Haven in Paris, […]

5 star luxury in Paris: Hotel Le Bristol

5 star luxury in Paris: Hotel Le Bristol

Le Bristol hotel in Paris offers the ultimate in French luxury and refinement, in its unique setting within one of Paris’ most beautiful and historic mansions. The hotel is located on the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, at the heart of Paris’ fashion and arts district, where it has been welcoming its esteemed guests since […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world's best city hotel views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best city hotel views

There are many reasons to pay “over the top” for a hotel. Some pay for the service, some for the brand name associated with it, some for the dining options at hand, while others to be a part of history in iconic hotels. But there are a select few who are willing to shell out […]

€8,000 a night château opens on the outskirts of Paris

€8,000 a night château opens on the outskirts of Paris

This May will see the opening of Château Bouffémont as a functioning venue available for exclusive private hire. The Beaux Arts landmark dating back to the 19th Century has been a destination for royalties thanks to its former proprietors, Marquise de Preignes and Baron Empain. In 2006 a young man with a big idea whose aim […]

Paris: a gourmand’s guide

Paris: a gourmand’s guide

French cuisine is known and celebrated the world over, and Paris certainly deserves its status as the centre of the country’s culinary universe. But whether you are seeking the finest in fresh produce or keen to pick up some gastronomic treasures to bring home to friends and family, it helps to have some inside knowledge […]

3 of the best luxury Mediterranean yacht holidays

3 of the best luxury Mediterranean yacht holidays

With secluded islands and miles of beautiful beaches to explore, Europe is the perfect holiday destination, but rather than sticking to the traditional beach holiday gazing out to sea, have you ever considered setting sail and peering back at the beach as you drift past on a luxury yacht? Sailing holidays in Europe have grown […]

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