Category: France

Top 5 stand-alone Alpine chalets in COVID times

Top 5 stand-alone Alpine chalets in COVID times

Well, here we are, nine months have gone by and still no end in sight to travel restrictions and social distancing. It’s understandable that some people are starting to get a little cheesed off. They are the lucky ones. There is hope though for those that really don’t want to miss out on their annual […]

The top 5 places to visit in Provence

The top 5 places to visit in Provence

Go to Provence, they said. You will love all that you see. And they were right. But Provence-Alpes-Cote d-Azur is a region over 31,000 km2 in area and with over 5 million residents. It is close to the Italian Cinque Terre; it borders other beautiful areas of France, such as the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. When everything is […]

5 luxury chateau hotels in France

5 luxury chateau hotels in France

American businessman and real estate magnate, Zaya Younan always dreamed of owning a chateau in the French countryside. In 2015, not only did Younan fulfill his dream, he did it on a broad scale by buying four chateaux and converting them into luxury hotels and resorts. Expanding further, he acquired another chateau with a golf […]

Top 5 Alpine chalets for an extended stay

Top 5 Alpine chalets for an extended stay

Although it’s not exactly re-inventing the wheel the current situation affords the opportunity to rethink the whole work/life balance experience. Currently offices and workspaces are being closed down, some temporarily, some for good. This has given rise to the opportunity for more and more people to be able to work from home. Not being tied […]

The perfect romantic getaway to Paris

The perfect romantic getaway to Paris

Oh la la, Paris! Where better to visit than the French capital when you are in love? Travel may not be on the agenda yet for the next few months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t already start planning a dream Parisian escapade with your better half and experience the most romantic city in the […]

Hiking in Provence

Hiking in Provence

When you need to keep your distance from people, but you also need some beauty and wide-open space, what better way to spend your day than with a long hike. Travelling to Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur and walking the coastline could be the best decision you could make this autumn. The Var region is an area of outstanding […]

Top 5 ski tours

Top 5 ski tours

There’s time for things to change for the better, of course, but by now, normally, most people would have already booked this winters ski trip and would be counting down the days. Despite the best guarantees that deposits will be refunded people are understandably very nervous of committing. I thought I’d share with you my […]

The best shopping areas in Paris

The best shopping areas in Paris

Paris – the city of love, the city of lights… and the fashion capital city of the world! Paris makes a cult and dream shopping destination for any fashion and style lover. From long established luxury houses to up and coming designer boutiques and flea markets, the French capital offers a plethora of options… and […]

Time to dream of tomorrow

Time to dream of tomorrow

It has been a challenging year. We may have booked our holidays and then seen our hopes scuppered thanks to the closing of borders and travel restrictions. The recent resurgence in virus outbreaks and the possibility that advice could change in an instance all but destroyed most people’s hopes of time abroad. Of course, this […]

Provence boating holidays

Provence boating holidays

We are free to roam the world once more and seek out its beauty. It has been a troubled year, and we have grown used to your homes and the company of a few. It might feel too much to fly out to a major resort to sit amongst thousands of people again. The perfect […]

Where to shop for antiques in Paris

Where to shop for antiques in Paris

With all of its galleries, art dealers and flea markets Paris is an antique lover’s dream destination. In French, there is even a verb chiner – which literally means to search for antiques (much like we would say antiquing in English). If you are an antique aficionado, I hope this list will help you plan […]

5 alternative Paris museums to avoid the crowds at the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay

5 alternative Paris museums to avoid the crowds at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay

The Louvre and the D’Orsay Museum are the two most popular museums in Paris, drawing record numbers of visitors in recent years. If you don’t want to deal with the crowds or have already been to the Louvre and the D’Orsay and want an alternative, there are over 100 other museums in Paris to choose […]

Holidaying in France this Summer and Autumn

Holidaying in France this Summer and Autumn

The tourism and leisure industry has been one of the worst hit sectors around the world since the outbreak of COVID-19. With bars, restaurants and hotels closed plus significant travel restrictions in place, France (along with most other countries around the world) has been devoid of tourists since March. It was therefore incredibly exciting that […]

Best food addresses in the chicest area of Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Best food addresses in the chicest area of Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

With parks, shops, restaurants and terraces open again in Paris, Parisians are gradually starting to fill up again the streets and the city is slowly but surely coming back to life, a socially-distant one anyway. Moreover, with French borders opening up on June 22nd for European Union members, and July 1st for many other countries, […]

The latest COVID-19 coronavirus and travel news from Provence

The latest COVID-19 coronavirus and travel news from Provence

It’s incredible to think that it’s been nearly two months at the time of writing that the whole of France was placed into a strict lockdown which prevented anyone leaving their homes. In common with the rest of the world, there were of course some exceptions such as being allowed to exercise or shop for […]

10 things to know before going to Paris

10 things to know before going to Paris

Planning your dream vacation to Paris post lockdown? You may be filled with questions about your visit, especially if it will be your first time visiting the French capital. We’ve compiled a list here of 10 things you should know before you come to Paris. 1. Paris is safe Paris is a very safe city, […]