Category: France

New luxury just waiting to be discovered in Megeve

New luxury just waiting to be discovered in Megeve

As the leaves start to fall from the trees in an abundance of autumnal colour and the alarm rings out to a darkened room (is it really morning already?) we’re starting to see the first signs of winter. It’s not all dark mornings, bare trees and chilly evenings however, with winter comes something altogether more […]

10 places to be in France in the run-up to Christmas

10 places to be in France in the run-up to Christmas

With Christmas only just around the corner (OK, so it’s a short time off… but some of these events start quite soon!), here are 10 festive ideas to start getting you in the mood for the festive season in France. Whether you simply wish to take in the aromas of cinnamon whilst browsing the Christmas […]

Take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival

Take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival

Every year in October, more than 20,000 visitors come to take a bite of rustic France at the annual Mourjou Chestnut Festival. In the heart of the Lot Valley, between the Lot and the Aveyron, go and discover Mourjou (Cantal) and the chestnut that nourished people of the area for ages. Symbol of the Châtaigneraie cantalienne […]

Boot camp without the boot

Boot camp without the boot

“When we first moved to France and our American friends came to visit, they’d often comment that they would lose weight despite eating three full meals a day as the French do,” says Libby Pratt, 53, founder of luxury fitness boot camp based in the mediaeval bastide of Lauzerte, Tarn and Garonne. “And that’s how […]

5 great reasons to visit Nice in the Autumn

5 great reasons to visit Nice in the Autumn

When one thinks of Nice, the first thing that pops to mind is summer. With its beaches, palm trees and festivals, it is natural to associate the French Riviera’s capital with summer holidays. But if you ask locals, they will tell you that the best season to enjoy the city is in the Autumn. There […]

Tailor-made, luxury family trips to Paris with Family Twist

Tailor-made, luxury family trips to Paris with Family Twist

Family Twist is a new travel company that seeks to introduce the wonders of Paris to families looking to enjoy a luxury break with young children. With tailor-made itineraries that are specifically designed to make life easier for parents or grandparents, the City of Lights can be enjoyed as never before by a new generation […]

Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this […]

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 […]

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