Category: France

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 […]

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 […]

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