Category: France

Le café gourmand – a one-stop gourmand’s delight

Le café gourmand – a one-stop gourmand’s delight

Earlier this year, I shared some of my top tips for the hungry traveller with an exclusive gourmand’s guide to Paris. This time, it’s all about homing in on one of the naughtiest, most luxurious treats in the City of Lights’ culinary repertoire: the world-famous café gourmand. If you want to play the part of […]

A guide to Christmas in Chamonix

A guide to Christmas in Chamonix

Christmas in Chamonix is a magical time of year – officially declared when the lights are turned on at the beginning of December. The opening night is a traditional one, complete with vin chaud, hot chocolate and live music, and marks the beginning of a season filled with festivity and fun. One of Chamonix’s greatest […]

Top 5 must-stay hotels for a luxury city break

Top 5 must-stay hotels for a luxury city break

Take a break from your daily routine and soak up some culture, indulge in fine dining or enjoy some last minute Christmas shopping in New York, Boston or Chicago. Rekindle the romance in Paris and Rome or immerse yourself in the colourful souks of Marrakech with our top 5 must-stay hotels for a luxury city […]

The definition of a luxury ski chalet - don’t accept any less

The definition of a luxury ski chalet – don’t accept any less

In today’s digital day and age, one couldn’t dream of defining ‘luxury’ without referring to the great Wikipedia in the cloud. According to the online encyclopedia, ‘luxury’ is defined as: very wealthy and comfortable surroundings something desirable but expensive something very pleasant but not really needed in life A luxury ski chalet not really needed? […]

6 of the best views of Paris

6 of the best views of Paris

The Eiffel Tower is often the first thing that comes to mind when people think of the best views of Paris. If you are looking for something different and unusual without the touristy crowds, we’ve got you covered! Here are five of the best views of Paris away from much of the hustle and bustle […]

Top 5 restaurants in Saint-Tropez

Top 5 restaurants in Saint-Tropez

There are few European towns which say luxury as clearly and loudly at St. Tropez. The heart of the French Riviera it offers something special and unique for visitors to France. Choosing to holiday in St. Tropez suggests you like the finer things in life and to get the most out of your St. Tropez […]

Ski season starts early

Ski season starts early

Snow is falling all over the Alps. Almost half a metre has fallen in the last few days, and it hasn’t stopped yet. Some resorts are opening early, and others are coming under pressure to follow suit. Your Christmas or New Year ski trip might only be a few weeks away, but it seems a shame […]

7 of the best places in the world to drink wine

7 of the best places in the world to drink wine

When travelling, it is always important to never forget to stop and smell the flowers. Or as I prefer – taste the wine! An incredible benefit of my job is that I am able to travel the world, experience different cultures, taste delicious foods, and savor some of the world’s finest wine. If you’re a […]

Top 5 pistes in the Trois Vallees

Top 5 pistes in the Trois Vallees

The three valleys ski area is undoubtedly the most extensive and well connected in France, if not the world. Providing access to 8 different ski areas;  Courchevel, La Tania, Brides-les-Bains, Meribel, Les Menuires, St Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle. There are over 600km of pistes which are serviced by 183 lifts giving you […]

One of the world’s most difficult dog sledding races

One of the world’s most difficult dog sledding races

Since the first event in 2005, the Grande Odyssée has been one of the world’s most difficult dog sledding races. The Grande Odyssée 2014 will take place over 11 days, including nine stages and covering a total distance of 750 kilometres, with 30,000 metres of vertical climb. The time trial will take place in Samoëns […]

The best 3 French ski resorts for a luxury family ski trip

The best 3 French ski resorts for a luxury family ski trip

Winter ski trips are a great idea when considering options for a family holiday and the joy of skiing with your children is difficult to replicate. Choosing the right resort however is essential in making sure every member of the family, both young and old has a great time. Here are my top three ski […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

Paris is magic at Christmas: a special tour to spellbind your kids!

Paris is magic at Christmas: a special tour to spellbind your kids!

When winter sets in and Christmas fast approaches, Paris gets dressed up with millions of lights and sparkling colours. Christmas trees pop up everywhere and merry music can be heard drifting on the evening air. Adults and children alike will love the magical atmosphere all around. If you are still looking for an exceptional Christmas […]

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for couples

10 of the best places to stay in Europe for couples

If you’re looking to get away somewhere special with your significant other, then look no further. Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best places in Europe to while away some time with the one you love.  There’s something here to appeal to all couples – everything from heavenly hotels to some gorgeous glamping, and […]

Choux shopping in Paris - 5 of the best addresses

Choux shopping in Paris – 5 of the best addresses

As in fashion, trends move fast in the food world. Sex and the City made cupcakes cool. But, like scrunchies, gladiator sandals and low-waisted jeans, they quickly went by the wayside. Cupcakes were replaced by macarons, which were replaced by whoopee pies, which were replaced by cake pops. Now it seems that artfully decorated éclairs […]

5 great European short breaks by private jet

5 great European short breaks by private jet

There’s a saying; ‘It’s not the destination, it’s the journey getting there’ – but with a short break by private jet, you truly can have the best of both worlds. Weekends away often sound appealing, but when you have factored in travelling time, antisocial airline timetables and queues, you find that it can take a day […]

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