Category: France

5 foodie experiences not to miss in Paris

5 foodie experiences not to miss in Paris

Paris offers a veritable feast for the senses, from beautiful gardens, museums and historical sights to some of the world’s finest luxury hotels, offering elegant and stylish rooms and suites, pools with underwater music, intuitive service, and stunning flowers and decor that change with the season. But in a very literal sense, Paris is an edible […]

8 great reasons to visit Courchevel this Winter

8 great reasons to visit Courchevel this Winter

If I had to choose any ski resort it would be Courchevel. This world-famous ski resort in the Three Valleys region of France – the largest ski area in the world – was the first to be ‘purpose built’. That was in 1946 – meaning that this prestigious resort celebrates its 70th anniversary this winter. […]

The Louvre or Musée d’Orsay: which Parisian museum should you visit?

The Louvre or Musée d’Orsay: which Parisian museum should you visit?

You are about to visit Paris with your children. After a bit of research, something tells you that there are 2 must-do museums in the French capital: the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. Two great museums, but only time for one. Knowing that you don’t want to spend too much time in museums with the little […]

Top 5 reasons to visit Meribel this Winter

Top 5 reasons to visit Meribel this Winter

The Three Valleys in Meribel France is the largest connected ski area in the world. As such the expansive mountain range that is the Alps, arguably has some of the very best in skiing and snowboarding runs in Europe. The Meribel Valley is the central valley and attracts visitors of all ages due to the […]

Top 5 shock city secrets!

Top 5 shock city secrets!

You can never know a truly great city, as the world’s finest metropolises are ever-morphing, ever-changing enigmas, unable to be captured in one moment in time. That is exactly what makes them great – they’re unexpected, unpredictable, and entirely fascinating. Here are 5 secret tips that will help you uncover the best of your favourite […]

5 fun family activities you can all enjoy in Provence this Winter

5 fun family activities you can all enjoy in Provence this Winter

To be whisked away to one of South of France’s most glorious holiday destinations in the depths of winter has a strong appeal for many; the Provencal charm works it’s magic on all visitors particularly since the peace and calm it offers is much more prevalent during the quieter months. If you are planning on […]

8 of the world's best villas for golf lovers

8 of the world’s best villas for golf lovers

A golf holiday can be a great way to spend and have a great time while enjoying your favorite sport: from mountain lodges to sea side estates, there are plenty of properties around the world that are right on the green. Villa Manzu, Costa Rica Staying at Villa Manzu is an unforgettable experience in itself, […]

Val Thorens: the ultimate corporate ski trip venue

Val Thorens: the ultimate corporate ski trip venue

I’m often asked where I’d recommend for the ultimate corporate ski trip. This is a tough one to answer as there are so many resorts and so many different activities on offer. Courchevel is a resort close to my heart, having lived there myself for many seasons. Another favourite is St Anton in Austria: the […]

The World's 10 Best Airport Lounges

The world’s 10 best airport lounges

Air travel these days can be very stressful and often time-consuming. How often have you heard anybody claim that they were looking forward to being in an airport lounge? There are, however, some lounges that are a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity. These are some the most luxurious airport lounges on the planet. The […]

The best things to do in Paris during Christmas

The best things to do in Paris during Christmas

Every year during Christmas, Paris welcomes visitors from all around the world: tourists, families, businesses and Parisians themselves exalt in admiration of the city’s beauty and wonders. The city of romance is transformed into a fairytale town, and takes you to magical places that you would never dream of… its traditional and popular Christmas markets, […]

5 Michelin restaurants that you really must try near Aix-en-Provence

5 Michelin restaurants that you really must try near Aix-en-Provence

Having already established itself over decades as a truly luxurious holiday destination, Provence needs no extra glamourizing in print form. It’s now about crafting the perfect holiday to fit in all this glorious region has to offer; whether it’s secret coves, sauntering down medieval streets, sampling crisp Rosé at a vineyard or enjoying the best […]

5 of the best swimming pools in the Alps

5 of the best swimming pools in the Alps

Even a few years ago a list of the best swimming pools in the Alps would be a struggle to put together. In some resorts, you’d be restricted to a 10m swimming pool in the only five-star hotel in town. Or if there was a public pool, then was probably built 30 years ago and […]

3 tried and tested accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested accessories from my latest trip

My latest trip was to the Paris Motor Show on behalf of Infiniti, driving the beautiful Q30 from London to Paris, before enjoying the show and a few Parisian highlights, including dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant. If you’ve not seen the post from the trip, you’ll find it here. Also on that trip, I got […]

A luxury weekend in Paris with Infiniti

A luxury weekend in Paris with Infiniti

What better way to visit the Paris Motor Show than to drive there. And to drive in the luxury of the Infiniti Q30 is about as comfortable as it gets. This is a car that offers comfort in abundance and is every bit as stylish as it looks. (Some of you may recall that I test […]

5 great restaurants in Auvergne, central France

5 great restaurants in Auvergne, central France

Auvergne is getting a lot more attention at the moment, partly due to Lonely Planet putting the region on one of its must visit lists for 2016. There are many reasons to explore this tranquil, scenic area full of Bourbon history and dormant volcanoes, and it is becoming a popular place to stop on the […]

Half-term and horrifying Halloween highlights in Paris

Half-term and horrifying Halloween highlights in Paris

Half term and Halloween is a great moment to come visit Paris. You might not see a lot of children trick or treating in the streets of the French capital on 31st October at night, but All Saints Day is a celebration day in France as well. During this time, locals usually go to cemeteries and […]

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