Category: France

Fashion lovers: a Dries Van Noten exhibit unlike any other

Fashion lovers: a Dries Van Noten exhibit unlike any other

Unlike any fashion exhibit you are likely to see in Paris, and unlike any I have seen anywhere else, I was blown away by the Dries Van Noten Inspirations exhibit.  With more than 400 items on display, the exhibit walked you through that private genius of his, taking you through the inspiration behind each piece […]

5 stunning French Riviera beaches

5 stunning French Riviera beaches

Relaxing in the unparalleled luxury of the French Riviera has always been popular but sometimes you want to find somewhere that’s a little less popular than your usual favourite beach. Relaxing by the side of the pool of your villa is one thing but nothing beats a day at the beach. Here we’ve handpicked five […]

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

Sometimes the most convenient way to get around Europe isn’t by air but instead by rail. But did you realise that you can still do this with a considerable degree of comfort? Read on to learn more about Eurostar’s Business Premier class. The Eurostar, if you didn’t know already, is a high-speed rail service that […]

5 green ways to travel around Paris in style

5 green ways to travel around Paris in style

As you will probably have seen, Paris experienced high air pollution levels last week. To avoid this happening again, have a look at these five ways to travel green in Paris. This is a win-win situation – you will be protecting the city’s environment at the same time as having lots of fun. Twiztour In […]

8 mouth-watering French desserts

8 mouth-watering French desserts

It’s no secret that I have an affinity for France and its culture.  Having spent a significant portion of my life in France, and mastering the French language, only solidifies my favoritism.  One thing which I have found the French done exceptionally well is mastering the culinary arts beautifully.  From their breads to their meals […]

Top 6 cities to enjoy in mainland Europe

Top 6 cities to enjoy in mainland Europe

Spring is coming and Europe is ready for visitors to enjoy the milder climate, beautiful blooms and longer days. It’s the perfect time to head to the continent, whether it’s for an expansive Grand Tour or just a shorter stopover. Let’s have a look at some of the top six most gorgeous – and often […]

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Paris

Photograph of the week: Sunset in Paris

From the Westin Vendôme, along Rue de Rivoli, the sun sets just behind the Eiffel Tower, beyond the Ferris Wheel of the Tuileries Garden. On nights with light cloud cover, it produces a beautiful palette of bright oranges, yellows, purples, and blues. It is a mesmerizing yet appropriate way to end a Parisian day. Thank […]

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Magali started her career as a management consultant, which gave her the opportunity to work abroad, especially in London and China. In both countries, she became aware through talking to various people about how difficult it is for families to travel to Paris, her home city. This gave her the idea to found Family Twist, […]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

If you thought the likes of London were expensive, then think again. The English capital doesn’t even make the top 10 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 Worldwide Cost of living survey. It looked at over 130 cities and based its findings on more than 400 different price indicators, only to find that Singapore deserved […]

Family fun in Hawaii, luxury in Nevis, a Disneyland members-only club and skiing in Val d'Isere

Family fun in Hawaii, luxury in Nevis, a Disneyland members-only club and skiing in Val d’Isere

I was recently invited to join the Luxury Travel Blog Network, a group of leading, like-minded, luxury travel bloggers from various corners of the globe. This is just an opportunity for us to share what we’ve each been up to each month. Regular readers of ALTB will already be aware that I enjoyed a lovely […]

4 Loire Valley chateaux that are perfect for kids

4 Loire Valley chateaux that are perfect for kids

The Loire valley is world renowned for its magnificent chateaux and fine wine. At first glance, however, the region does not seem particularly appropriate for kids. With all the chateaux nestled along the River Loire, it is important to pick the right ones, because there is no escaping that some are a bit on the […]

The best baguettes in Paris

The best baguettes in Paris

Walking towards the metro with the promise of sunshine teasing me from behind a few grey  clouds, I  noticed  not one, not two but several Parisians enjoying a petite dejeuner,  a fresh baguette right out of the bag!  That vision drove me to find the perfect baguette in the City of Light, and I think […]

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

It’s no accident that half term is one of the busiest periods for the ski industry. It’s an opportunity for parents to take their children for a weeks skiing and a lot of parents do just that, creating a mini boom, mid-season. One thing guaranteed to make that week a success is a family friendly […]

The most expensive ski resorts in Europe

The most expensive ski resorts in Europe

A recent survey from TravelMag.com compared all important ski resorts in Europe based on the cost of their lodging. Boasting nine out of the ten most expensive resorts on the continent, Austria and France dominate the rankings. The most expensive of all European resorts is the Ischgl resort, located in the Austrian state of Tyrol. […]

5 excellent alternatives to skiing in Val d'Isere this Spring

5 excellent alternatives to skiing in Val d’Isere this Spring

You may be surprised to hear that ski resorts aren’t all about skiing. I don’t mean in the summer months when there isn’t any snow to be had. I mean in the core months, when the snow is at its best and sunnier days prevail. Val d’Isere for example has five alternative events that make the […]

The top 3 Philippe Starck interiors not to miss in Paris

The top 3 Philippe Starck interiors not to miss in Paris

Philippe Starck, the famous French designer and architect captured our hearts with his designs long ago. As someone who designs things from something as small as a shoe to some of the hottest hotels and office buildings in the world it seems there is nothing that Starck can’t put his stamp on. His heart and […]

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