Category: France

Recipe: Chestnut Soufflé with Chocolate Granita

Recipe: Chestnut Soufflé with Chocolate Granita

Ingredients: Soufflé •1/2 litre milk • 30g flour • 20g corn starch • 6 eggs • cognac • 200g chestnuts • 2 tbsp maple syrup • vanilla • dry raisins Granita • 150g cocoa powder • 50g sugar • 100g water Directions: 1. Soak raisins in Cognac, for at least one hour. 2. Add maple syrup to the chestnuts and caramelise in […]

The best luxury ski resorts in France

The best luxury ski resorts in France

Ski resorts in France have always ranked among the best in the world. The French ski resorts boast great mountain slopes, apres ski, infrastructure and are usually always located near picturesque towns or villages. Another advantage is that France is very accessible to travellers from England. The resorts provide expert trainers for people who want […]

5 of Europe's best waterparks

5 of Europe’s best waterparks

If, like me, you have young boys, you’ll know that a family day out at a top waterpark is hard to beat.  Whilst many of the world’s best waterparks are in the United States, there are still a number of gems to be found on the other side of the Atlantic.  Here we share with […]

Photograph of the week: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Photograph of the week: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

This week’s image is of a classic French monument – the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It needs little introduction and is most probably one of the most photographed landmarks in Paris after the Eiffel Tower. Thank you to Martin Soler of Martin Soler Photography for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a […]

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Awww… the life of luxury. It’s tough to beat a Thai massage, sipping mimosas by the poolside, dining on only the best Parisian cuisine and living the luxurious life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend get-a-way or want to rub sholders with the rich and famous, these nine luxury destinations will point you in […]

Luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

The Cote  d’Azur, or the French Riviera, is located on the Mediterranean coast of France, extending from Nice to Cannes. Boasting glamorous appeal, it has served (and continues to serve) as a popular destination and holiday home for celebrities and the who’s who from the world of art, literature, politics, and music, including the likes of […]

New luxury in Provence

New luxury in Provence

2012 saw the arrival of a new incoming travel agency in Provence, Kairos Travel with its luxury portal Unique Provence. Drawing on 25 years of experience in the world of travel in France, founder and CEO, Englishman Philip Haslett wanted to get behind the scenes and create travel experiences for a clientèle that he understood. […]

Top 5 party getaways for those seeking serious Summer fun

Top 5 party getaways for those seeking serious Summer fun

While traversing the continent this summer, I find that intercontinental travel in Europe (and especially in the Eurozone) is relatively cheap and easy even at the level of luxury at which you’re accustomed. Between Eurail passes and relatively inexpensive airfare, you can cover the whole of Europe during the course of an extended vacation. When […]

The top five destinations in the French Riviera

The top five destinations in the French Riviera

France is a great destination for a luxury holiday, whether you choose to stay at a resort or in one of the many beautiful villas, apartments and buildings. There are several destinations in France that offer a variety of luxury holiday options.  Often referred to as the French Riviera, the Cote d’Azur is one such […]

The Feast of the Vine and the Wine

The Feast of the Vine and the Wine

This large open cellar event in May covers many regions in the South of France and draws an audience of over 40,000 people from all over the world! Winemakers, villagers & visitors alike flock to nearby vineyards in and around Provence including the Côte D`Azur and Rhone Valley areas, to join in the festivities and […]

A surprise for diners eating in darkness

A surprise for diners eating in darkness

There’s uproar at one of Paris’ most exclusive restaurants this morning after it was revealed last night that it’s been serving up nothing but fast food since its inception in the early 1990s. Manger dans L’obscurité was one of the first ever restaurants to latch on to the idea of eating in total darkness. It […]

Top things to do in and around Monaco

Top things to do in and around Monaco

Between the south-eastern border of France and the Mediterranean is the Principality of Monaco, renowned for its glamour and scintillating luxury. If well-connected, one can visit the home of Prince Albert and his princess at the Prince’s Palace, or play with the highest of the high-rollers at Monte Carlo. For fans of the late Grace […]

5 wonderful places to dine in Calvi, Corsica

5 wonderful places to dine in Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is a delightful town in Northern Corsica, with an ancient citadel overlooking a luxury yacht filled marina and is well known for its superb Jazz Festival held each June. There is a myriad of good restaurants to choose from but here are a few of my favourite ideas for quality dining in and around […]

Top celebrity hangouts during the Cannes Film Festival

Top celebrity hangouts during the Cannes Film Festival

The annual Cannes Film Festival transforms this charming town in the French Riviera into a bustling hotspot filled with excitement as the biggest celebrities in Hollywood and worldwide come together to celebrate cinema. From local nightclubs, resorts and hotels, luxury Cannes Film Festival accommodation options see a sudden urge every year. Here are some top […]

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

We all love a good cocktail whilst on holiday, the two go hand in hand like Bonnie and Clyde or roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. I’ve put together this little fun list of the best ones out there, where they hail from and how they are made: Singapore Sling, Singapore This fabulous cocktail was famously […]

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

As an unhappy accountant, an offer of a job as a ski guide in Kitzbuhel was just too attractive to turn down. In short, Richard Lumb was hooked on the travel industry instantly and never looked back. Finding new products, innovations and delivering the best service in his niche market keeps his job extremely interesting […]

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