Category: France

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 […]

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Meribel

When you are enjoying a fabulous day on the slopes of Meribel, there is no need to drop back into the resort when you start to get peckish at lunchtime. There are a variety of mountain restaurants for you to enjoy before carrying on with your day’s skiing. Here are our top four: The Nuvoself […]

A guide to snow polo in Europe

A guide to snow polo in Europe

Polo is a sport steeped in history from all corners of the globe, with a reputation for its glamorous events and high-end hospitality. In 1985, a winter variation was introduced in St Moritz where the playing field took the form of a frozen lake covered in compacted snow. Since its first induction twenty-eight years ago, […]

5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris

5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris

Perhaps it’s Boardwalk Empire, perhaps it’s the exclusivity, or perhaps it’s simply the eternal attraction of all that is clandestine – either way, hidden bars haven’t been this in vogue since the time when they were actually a necessity. Here are 5 of the hottest speakeasies in Paris – where speaking is not often so […]

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

Shopping is undeniably one of the most pleasurable things to do—especially when you are travelling, and you are eager to bring home some goodies to your family and friends (and of course, for yourself). There are many great shopping cities, but here are some of the best according to travellers and ladies! Seoul, South Korea Seoul […]

10 of the best places to stay for a golf break in Europe

10 of the best places to stay for a golf break in Europe

Whilst some might say that golf is a good walk spoiled, for many it’s a pastime that receives a great deal of devotion. It’s a time-consuming game, of course, so when better to have time to play than when you are on holiday? Here are 10 places in Europe where you can enjoy the highest […]

7 reasons to choose Val d'Isere for your luxury ski destination

7 reasons to choose Val d’Isere for your luxury ski destination

Since the first ever Winter Olympics were hosted in Chamonix in 1924, glamourising ski-ing to the higher echelons of British society, the villages of Chamonix and Val d’Isere have become firm favourites. So what makes Val d’Isere such a luxury ski destination? Some will say the price of a Sauvignon Blanc on the mountain! To be […]

Top 10 perfect mountain spots for lunch in Espace Killy

Top 10 perfect mountain spots for lunch in Espace Killy

You’ve been pounding the pistes since the first lifts and you’re ready for a scrumptious lunch to replenish the reserves in time for the afternoon session. Meanwhile you need a spot that suits every member of your party, some of whom aren’t skiers. Where to choose? Having skied in Val d’Isere all my life and with […]

The beginners’ guide to Meribel

The beginners’ guide to Meribel

Nestled in Les Allues Valley, the resort of Meribel has claimed a central location in the world’s largest ski area Le Trois Vallees. Founded by a group of English businessmen and experienced skiers who wanted to create a resort in France similar to those that existed in Austria and the Swiss Grisons it is known […]

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

It is not easy organising holidays abroad and finding activities which will make everybody happy. The whole family is enthusiastic but each member wants something a little bit different. Arthur, five years old, is after loads of fun and is desperate to see the Eiffel Tower. But his sister Mary, who is nine, would like […]

Top 5 luxury chalets to rent in France if you’re not a millionaire

Top 5 luxury chalets to rent in France if you’re not a millionaire

We take a look at some seriously attractive luxury ski chalets with price tags that won’t break the bank but will elevate you to millionaire status for the seven precious days that you are there. Skiing is definitely not a poor man’s pastime – everybody knows that – it’s pretty much a case of supply and […]

The 3 best ways to unwind in Paris after the holiday season

The 3 best ways to unwind in Paris after the holiday season

Once the excitement of the holiday season has passed and the chill of Winter has truly set in, what is the best way to decompress and welcome in the New Year with relaxed and open arms? Whether you’re looking to relax or simply ‘shop ’til you drop’, here are our favorite ways to relax in […]

Photograph of the week: Gothic chapel in the heart of Paris

Photograph of the week: Gothic chapel in the heart of Paris

Dating back to 1248, Sainte-Chapelle is a royal medieval Gothic chapel in the heart of Paris. The chapel was built by King Louis IX and it features some of the most brilliant and awe-inspiring stained glass in Europe. During the French Revolution the chapel was converted into an administrative office and the stained glass windows […]

Top 10 alternative Alpine activities

Top 10 alternative Alpine activities

Sometimes it’s good to have a ski trip which includes an alternative alpine activity to skiing. Sometimes the alternative activity can provide the perfect excuse to squeeze another ski trip into your schedule. So, as well as the family trip, the boys’ trip and the corporate trip, you might like to include one or more […]

Move over Louvre - 4 lesser known Parisian museums

Move over Louvre – 4 lesser known Parisian museums

Been to Paris before? Emerged from the Louvre with a migraine and ten photographs of someone else taking a photo of the Mona Lisa? There’s a reason she’s smirking! Does this all sounds familiar? On your next Paris trip, take some time out to discover these four lesser-known Paris museums: Musee de L’Orangerie Show me […]

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