Category: France

Top things to do in and around Monaco

Top things to do in and around Monaco

Between the south-eastern border of France and the Mediterranean is the Principality of Monaco, renowned for its glamour and scintillating luxury. If well-connected, one can visit the home of Prince Albert and his princess at the Prince’s Palace, or play with the highest of the high-rollers at Monte Carlo. For fans of the late Grace
5 wonderful places to dine in Calvi, Corsica

5 wonderful places to dine in Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is a delightful town in Northern Corsica, with an ancient citadel overlooking a luxury yacht filled marina and is well known for its superb Jazz Festival held each June. There is a myriad of good restaurants to choose from but here are a few of my favourite ideas for quality dining in and around
Top celebrity hangouts during the Cannes Film Festival

Top celebrity hangouts during the Cannes Film Festival

The annual Cannes Film Festival transforms this charming town in the French Riviera into a bustling hotspot filled with excitement as the biggest celebrities in Hollywood and worldwide come together to celebrate cinema. From local nightclubs, resorts and hotels, luxury Cannes Film Festival accommodation options see a sudden urge every year. Here are some top
Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

We all love a good cocktail whilst on holiday, the two go hand in hand like Bonnie and Clyde or roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. I’ve put together this little fun list of the best ones out there, where they hail from and how they are made: Singapore Sling, Singapore This fabulous cocktail was famously
Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

As an unhappy accountant, an offer of a job as a ski guide in Kitzbuhel was just too attractive to turn down. In short, Richard Lumb was hooked on the travel industry instantly and never looked back. Finding new products, innovations and delivering the best service in his niche market keeps his job extremely interesting
Photograph of the week: Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, near Paris

Photograph of the week: Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, near Paris

This week’s image is of Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, which is about 50 kilometres from Paris. It is alleged that Nicolas Fouquet, the owner, was imprisoned by the then king of France, because the king was jealous that this chateau was better than his own!  More likely, it was because Fouquet, who’d helped finance France’s
12 of the most luxurious spots in Paris

12 of the most luxurious spots in Paris

Everyone who knows Paris associates it with luxury. In fact, the French do luxury better than almost any other culture. While its possible to enjoy Paris as a starving teenager camping out in youth hostels, if you are able to splurge, there is no finer place to do it than in the City of Light.
Top 10 city break hotels

Top 10 city break hotels

The Dorchester, London A visit to The Dorchester on Park Lane will pay homage to a truly classic British hotel whose reputation has been built over 80 illustrious years. The 3 Michelin starred Alain Ducasse Restaurant is a highlight, as is the magnificent and thoroughly English afternoon tea which can be taken daily in The
Free iPad with Powder White March ski breaks

Free iPad with Powder White March ski breaks

Longer, sunnier days and blissfully emptier slopes are no longer the only reasons to ski in March. Book a week in a selected chalet in one of the ‘big five’ ski resorts of Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Verbier, Meribel and St Anton through the independent ski holiday provider Powder White and you’ll receive a free iPad

Valentine's escape to a luxury château in Champagne

Where better to spend the most romantic day of the year than in one of Champagne’s stunning châteaux with a celebratory glass of fizz and a seven-course gourmet dinner. Specialist wine tour operator, Grape Escapes, is offering couples a two night château break from 13th-15th February 2012 with guided visits to the region’s top Champagne
The top 5 luxury ski resorts in France

The top 5 luxury ski resorts in France

Looking for a way to unwind and do it in style? Visiting one of the top luxury ski resorts in France is a good idea. The ski resorts offer the best of world-class skiing options and accommodations. They are surrounded by pristine white mountains where you can experience some of the most thrilling ski slopes.
Top 10 cities for theatre lovers

Top 10 cities for theatre lovers

Whether you’re an opera addict or a ballet buff, visiting a theatre district can be the perfect way to enrich your city break or holiday. We take a look at some of the world’s cultural nerve centres to find the best destinations for fans of all things theatrical. Milan Stylish and refined, this chic city
€2 million refurbishment for Château Eza

€2 million refurbishment for Château Eza

Voted one of the world’s most romantic hotels, Château Eza has undergone a €2 million refurbishment.  With uninterrupted panoramic views over the Côte d’Azur, Château Eza has reopened its doors after five months refurbishment. Only the 400 year old walls have remained untouched at this world famous boutique hotel and Michelin stared restaurant. Set on
5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

5 tips to take luxury to the next step on the French Riviera

From the Monte Carlo casino to the five-star hotels on the Croisette, when it comes to luxury, the French Riviera has a lot to offer. Over 10 million tourists visit the Côte d’Azur for a holiday in the sun every year, but very few are lucky enough to experience the grandiose lifestyle that makes it
The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux and Spa joins forces with Repetto to design a ballet-themed Christmas tree

The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux and Spa joins forces with Repetto to design a ballet-themed Christmas tree

For those with a penchant for style and culture, The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux and Spa has partnered with the original French ballet shoe brand Repetto, to design a magical Christmas tree with a ballet theme, including pink and black satin ballet shoes, golden medals and Repetto-wrapped presents. Repetto ballet shoes are displayed at the
Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

In the past taking a luxury holiday often meant long haul flights to exotic locations, which was something that could take the shine off of an otherwise perfect experience. Choose Europe however and rest and relaxation are on our doorstep. Whatever your preference, European luxury destinations will have something to suit your need. Top 10 luxury destinations in