For luxury, tailor-made holidays on the French Riviera, take a look at Le Brozec. They createc the ultimate in luxury, personalised holidays on the French Riviera: private jets, helicopters, limousines, yachts, castles, villas and prestigious hotels. They organise your complete itinerary with activities ranging from golf to spa treatments, casino nights to gastronomy lessons, from [...]
Off the Beaten Path, LLC is offering the ultimate, French experience in the Loire Valley through its interactive program designed to stir the senses! Their Loire Valley Gourmet & Wine, Active Cultural Tour is comprised of cultural theme walks and excursions, gourmet discovery, a wine tasting and appreciation workshop, cellar tours and wine tasting, a [...]
This year’s International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) kicks off in Cannes shortly… the event is being held from 3rd to 6th December 2007. Remember, this is a pre-registration event only… without pre-registration, you won’t get in, without exception.
Eurostar began its 186 mph service from London’s St. Pancras station to France yesterday. St. Pancras station has been through an amazing $1.6 billion refurbishment over a 7 year period and is now a station that can rival the likes of New York’s Grand Central Terminal; it can even lay claim to the title of [...]
Want to go on a skiing holiday but avoid the hordes of people with similar intentions? Then The Guardian has just the article for you. They identify the following locations as the best places to take to the slopes if you want to avoid the crowds: Alta, Utah, USA Big Sky, Montana, USA Cortina, Italy [...]
Worldwide sales of Champagne have grown from 287 million bottles in 2002 to 321 million last year; and, with 2007 sales expected to exceed 330 million – the maximum that the Champagne region around Reims can produce – land in 40 villages in northeastern France is under consideration for use as vineyards by the Appellation [...]
I expect many of you reading have probably experienced a Jacuzzi in an exotic location before, but I doubt many of you can top this… a Jacuzzi on the top of Mont Blanc. These crazy people last month ascended Mont Blanc at night, assembled their ‘Jaccuzzi’ at the summit, melted some fresh snow and [...]
Santuary Villas & Apartments believe that villa holidays should be about privacy, choice and independence. Take a look at their hand-picked portfolio of properties managed by their own staff, using a formula that provides the right kind of support and gives guests the assurance that they need.
A glass of vintage wine in a French bistro, a romantic walk on the beach, an afternoon browsing in the typical markets, a night in the moonlight or at a glittering soirée… all the charm of the Côte d’Azur’s vie en rose is just around the corner. And now you can escape to Nice [...]
You may recall me reviewing the newly-opened Hilton Evian-les-Bains earlier this year. Well, apparently it’s been creating something of a stir within the town, with residents living on la Rue des Grottes upset about the hotel’s air conditioning system which exceeds the legal decibel limits. They are unfurling large banners on their apartment balconies [...]
Terry Knealing has dropped me a note to draw my attention to his top 10 choices for small luxury hotels worldwide over at LifeOnTop.com. For the purposes of his list, small hotels are defined as ones that have less than 125 guest rooms and suites (so not necessarily all that small!) Here goes: Oberoi [...]
Regular readers might be wondering why the blog hasn’t been quite as busy as usual. The reason is because I have been on holiday in Brittany for a couple of weeks and, since returning, I have had to prioritise my usual day job as Director of The Dedicated Partnership Ltd. (a specialist tourism internet [...]
It was with great delight that I visited the small town of Evian-les-Bains, home of Evian mineral water, on Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman, as the French like to call it) last year. (You can read a little more about that trip on the special features here and here.) And it’s with considerable interest [...]
Heather Holman is the owner and architect of Hotels of the Rich and Famous. She currently resides in the United States near the Capital of Washington D.C., has travelled to over 20 countries and visited hundreds of luxury hotels. Her hobbies include wine tasting, shopping, photography and, of course, travelling. Heather hopes to one day [...]
I’m currently in Portsmouth and will be catching an overnight ferry to France shortly. Tomorrow we shall wake up in St. Malo, have a croissant or two no doubt and drive down to South Brittany. We can’t wait… should be a great trip! (Oh, and don’t worry… the posts will keep coming [...]
The restored, fully-functioning Château Val-Joanis estate in southern France is thought to be up for sale. It produces its own wines and olive oil in an eco-friendly setting just east of Avignon and north of Aix-en-Provence. If tabloid rumours are anything to go by, though, you might have to be quick. None other than [...]