Category: France

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

The editors at ShermansTravel.com have sorted through the ever-increasing number of Valentine’s Day travel promotions and picked their five best Valentine’s getaway deals…   including one for singles! Celebrate Love in the City of Lights for $569 La Dolce Vita in Venice this Valentine’s from $439 Valentine’s Sojourn on the Snow for $595 Romantic Beach

Top cruises in 2007

Two great deals from Voyana  spotted in a recent article from The Daily Telegraph: Celebrity‘s Consellation sails from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton via Ireland on 13th April April  2007 for 12 nights, from £439 cruise only. Costa‘s Costa Magica sails from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen on 1th May  2007 for 16 nights, from £749 cruise
Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Christine Gray is founder and editor of Luxury Travel Magazine, a leading global information resource for high-end travellers, featuring the “A-List of Travel” – the world’s finest hotels and ultimate travel experiences. She was formerly a Beverly Hills travel agent to the stars. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m continually traveling every day
Excess in the City

Excess in the City

I’m currently watching ITV‘s ‘Excess in the City’ which gives an interesting insight into the daily lives of London’s City workers (who are no strangers to very large annual bonuses) and the industries that  cater for  them, from personal shoppers to luxury car sellers.   Of course, luxury travel is getting a look-in, too.  

Hotel heaven and hell

The Independent has an article that lists celebrities’ own highs and lows when it comes to hotels, as part of a pre-amble to a competition.   Here are the ‘high’ from the list: Kim Wilde, singer turned gardener: If you want a really romantic setting, stay on the eighth floor at the Terrass Hotel in
European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr & Mrs Smith are giving the inside scoop on “coastal cool and countryside chic” with their newest guidebook. The European Coast and Country guidebook contains 300 pages and over 350 stunning images, featuring 22 detailed destination guides, from the Aeolian Islands to Vaucluse, as well as information on 33 favourite hotels in France, Greece,
Q&A: Château Les Crayères?

Q&A: Château Les Crayères?

Tina L. contacted me with the following question: Hi Paul, Thank you for running this blog, I’ve found it very useful.   Doing a bit of research for a journalist friend on the so called “best luxury” hotel in France.   Found that both T+L and CNT both awarded Chateau Les Creveres in Rheims, as
Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Experience beach resorts, mountain escapes, and more with these package deals originating from the UK or the US, courtesy of The Leading Hotels of the World: The Halkin, London, England – 4-night stay in a Deluxe King Room, return Business Class airfare, tax and service charges included, available from 10th January to 31st March 2007.

International Luxury Travel Market 2007

The dates for the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) 2007 have now officially been set; the event is scheduled to take place from 3rd to 6th  December 2007. ILTM allows you to meet both worldwide buyers and suppliers of luxury travel within  the village atmosphere of Cannes, France.
Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

My first interview is with Randy Antin, Director of Interactive and Social Media at Perfect Escapes, a luxury hotel start-up focussing on 4- and 5-star hotels. Randy previously worked at Travelocity for 8 years as a travel writer/editor and then progressed into Search Engine Marketing. What is it that  you do exactly? Mostly, I spend
10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French
Special feature: Evian Royal Resort, Evian, France

Special feature: Evian Royal Resort, Evian, France

It’s hard to know where to start with the Evian Royal Resort. Within the resort there are two hotels (the Evian Royal Palace and the Evian Royal Ermitage), with two spas (the Evian Royal Spa and the Spa Maison respectively), the Grange au Lac auditorium, the Evian Royal Kids Resort, a rose garden, a vegetable
Christmas offers at Trianon Palace & Spa

Christmas offers at Trianon Palace & Spa

Versailles’ Trianon Palace & Spa from Westin is offering an exclusive Christmas break, with 99 rooms priced at 99 euros per person per night,  from 15th  to 28th December 2006. The offer is based on double occupancy of a Pavilion Standard room with a minimum 2 night stay required. This beautiful hotel is in the
Top 10 bars of the world

Top 10 bars of the world

A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden,

French Alps welcomes Le Cheval Blanc

Dior’s owner is to launch a new luxury ski hotel in Courchevel 1850 in the French Alps’ Three Valleys.   Le Cheval Blanc  will be a boutique hotel with 34 suites, a Givenchy spa, Louis Vitton and Christian Dior shops, John Nollet hair salon  and a restaurant.   It is expected to open next month.
Paris' Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière opens soon

Paris' Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière opens soon

In the next few days  the Lucien Barrière Group will open the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière  in Paris, France. Situated right at the heart of the Triangle d’or, at the corner of the avenue des Champs-Elysées and Avenue George V, next to Fouquet’s, the legendary restaurant, the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière is an integral part of the