Category: France

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Rocksure Property have partnered with Quintessentially, a world leading private members’ club and concierge service to create an exciting new investment fund – The Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund. This will be the fourth fund created by Rocksure Property, continuing to provide investors with shared ownerships in luxurious properties, exquisite destinations, notable service levels, reduced investment risk […]

French cuisine becomes UNESCO protected

French cuisine becomes UNESCO protected

French cuisine celebrates elevation to UNESCO‘s “World Intangible Heritages” List by creating a National Festival of Gastronomy with restaurants across the country battling it out to offer outstanding dishes at mouth watering prices. France is the first country to be honoured by UNESCO for its national food and cuisine. It joins other cultural practices on […]

Top 10 most beautiful villa rental locations on the French Riviera

Top 10 most beautiful villa rental locations on the French Riviera

The French Riviera has long been one of the most sought after destinations for those seeking the warm sun and azure waters of the Mediterranean. Since the mid 19th Century the region, when the region was ‘discovered’ by the Victorians, the French Riviera has been a playground of the rich and famous. Cannes Cannes, with […]

Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Looking to go somewhere special this Valentines?  Then take a look at this list of the top 15 romantic Valentines hotels, as decreed by Tripadvisor. Bar a token entry for Bodrum in Turkey, they’re all in Europe, which seems a little odd, but perhaps subscribers from other parts of the world, are given a different […]

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges - Val d'Isere

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges – Val d’Isere

Val d’Isère renowned as one of the most luxurious ski resorts in the Alps. Having just returned from the resort, I can see why it is so popular. I stayed at Le Chardon Mountain Lodges in Val d’Isère; a brilliant location set in a truly picture postcard setting high above the main town. The transfer is […]

British Royal Wedding to be shown on board Royal Caribbean cruises

British Royal Wedding to be shown on board Royal Caribbean cruises

Royal Caribbean will air the Royal nuptials of HRH Prince William of Wales, KG and Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton live across all 40 ships in it fleet on 29th April 2011. Nearly 90,000 British, Irish and international guests are guaranteed not to miss out on the Royal Wedding when sailing on Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises […]

Two of the finest examples of luxury ski chalets

Two of the finest examples of luxury ski chalets

There once was a time where skiing holidays were reserved for the very wealthy and adventurous, but as more ski resorts popped up and grew, skiing has become a far more accessible pastime, and now you can find a skiing holiday to suit any budget. But there are still some very luxurious, exclusive ways to […]

Val d'Isere Winter news

Val d’Isere Winter news

Val d’Isère in France is widely regarded as one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts and perfect for all ski levels. It has a fantastic range of lift-served slopes within the legendary Espace Killy. Popular with visitors from across the world, the resort also offers an array of non-ski activities, great restaurants, shops and […]

Top 10 European food and wine destinations

Top 10 European food and wine destinations

Another ‘top 10′ from Tripadvisor, and this time it’s Europe’s top 10 food and wine destinations. Again, as with previous Tripadvisor top 10s, Italy fares well, and – perhaps unsurprisingly – France has a dominant presence also.  In fact, there’s only one entry in the top 10 that isn’t from those two countries. Here’s the […]

The snow is falling in Paradiski

The snow is falling in Paradiski

With the first snow of the season falling in the French Alpes this week our minds are turning to ski holidays. And if you fancy trying somewhere different this winter, why not think about Paradiski? The Paradiski region, created in 2003 with the installation of the Vanoise express cable car linking La Plagne and Les Arcs, is France’s […]

Learn to cook like a Michelin-starred chef in France

Learn to cook like a Michelin-starred chef in France

Home to local ‘chef celébre’ Serge Gouloumès, Le Mas Candille is a haven for food lovers. The gastronomic delights on offer from the hotel’s restaurant Candille promise one of the finest dining experiences on the French Riviera. Famous for incorporating exotic flavours into his native Provençal cooking Serge’s signature dishes include special candille tatin of […]

Wine tasting in Paris: a luxury stag weekend

Wine tasting in Paris: a luxury stag weekend

As we all know, France is renowned for producing some of the finest wine on Earth, and among the towering buildings of Paris, wine is the drink of choice. Where better to go on a stag weekend for the more sophisticated gentleman? Stag weekends don’t all have to be about strippers and beer, but this […]

What’s ‘The One Thing’ you need to see, do or taste in your favourite cities?

Charley Boorman (of Long Way Round fame) is bold enough to offer his own recommendations. The actor has teamed up with American Express to suggest ‘The One Thing‘ you should do when you visit Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Edinburgh. Think you know these cities well? His recommendations are surprisingly savvy and inventive. You can watch […]

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m […]

Take the one you adore to Cote d'Azur

Take the one you adore to Cote d’Azur

If you are looking for a truly romantic retreat for your honeymoon you cannot go wrong with Le Mas Candille, Cote d’Azur. Located 10 minutes from the bustle of Cannes but set within lush grounds, here you get the best of both worlds. Enjoy being chauffeur driven in a luxurious limousine from the airport to […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Treat yourself at Le Meurice Seeing is believing at Shompole Delve into Visit Florida Luxury Insider Explore the South Pacific with Turquoise

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