Category: France

La Plage Rouge near Marrakech

La Plage Rouge near Marrakech

La Plage Rouge by La Compagnie des Comptoirs, 10 kilometres outside of Marrakech in Morocco, is a new restaurant from the Pourcel brothers of Le Jardin des Sens (in Montpellier, France) fame.  In addition to the  food and the restaurant’s party and club atmosphere is an 80m x 40m swimming pool, surrounded by sand  to […]

New Hilton Worldwide Resorts in Europe

New Hilton Worldwide Resorts in Europe

Three new Hilton Worldwide Resorts are due to open in Europe shortly. The first to open its doors will be the Hilton Evian Resort & Spa in France next month. This spectacular resort is situated on the shores of Lake Leman in the Western Alps, close to the French-Swiss border. Hilton Portorosa Sicily and Hilton […]

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and […]

Da Vinci Code tourism?

Da Vinci Code tourism?

It’s the official premiere of the The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou this evening, and many corners of the globe are bracing themselves for Da Vinci Code tourists.   Tours of Paris and the Louvre are the obvious first port of call, with the likes of London, Scotland and Rome also […]

Top 10 cities for foodies

Top 10 cities for foodies

What would you say are the top 10 cities for eating out? According to MSNBC, it’s Barcelona, Brussels, Hanoi, Las Vegas, Lyon, New York, San Francisco, Rome, Tokyo and Vancouver. The choices are based on “cities chosen for their unique dishes”, “others for their celebrity chefs”, and “others for creating dishes known the world over”. […]

Moneymoons

Moneymoons

Forbes is running a feature called ‘Moneymoons‘ which I assume are just honeymoons that cost a lot of money. Anyway, as usual they’re running ‘top ten’ slideshow, and this time is no exception. The “ten luxury honeymoon destinations” featured are: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Eze, France […]

Europe's favourite wine bar

Europe’s favourite wine bar

Travel + Leisure have identified five favourite spots in Europe where you can simply go out, have a drink and enjoy  a great atmosphere.   They are Le Sommelier (Copenhagen), La Taberna de Cien Vinos (Madrid) [if my Spanish serves me correctly, that one sounds good!!], Legrand Filles & Fils (Paris), Enoteca Cantinone Già Schiavi […]

Hotel Negresco, Nice, France

Hotel Negresco, Nice, France

A National Historic Monument, the Hotel Negresco is a Belle Epoque palace on a charming seafront promenade. Furnished with an eclectic collection of antiques and contemporary art, the hotel offers individually decorated suites complete with every modern convenience. The exclusive private beach ensures ample relaxation in the legendary Bay of Angels.

Strike at the Ritz Hotel in Paris

Strike at the Ritz Hotel in Paris

Sixty  employees at the Ritz Hotel in Paris went on strike this week, protesting over changes made to their contracts. Hotel management claimed that service to guests was unaffected, but it is rumoured that Tom Cruise was due to appear there to promote his latest movie, Mission Impossible 3. Instead, he spent the day exploring […]

Hotel Martinez Exceptional 7th Floor Suite

Hotel Martinez Exceptional 7th Floor Suite

For a mere $37,200 per night (!), the Exceptional 7th Floor Suite at Cannes’ Hotel Martinez can be yours. The 4-bedroomed penthouse suite covers 2,000 square feet and has all the luxuries you might expect for the price: multiple living/dining rooms, plasma TVs, terrace spa, soundproofed rooms and more.

Special rates for April and May at Hotel Martinez, Cannes

Special rates for April and May at Hotel Martinez, Cannes

In the South of France, enjoy  Canne’s legendarily deluxe Hotel Martinez, near chic shopping areas and cultural attractions. Guests enjoy exclusive leisure facilities that make for an unforgettable stay. Special rates for April & May are  from 250 Euros per night. Don’t miss La Palme d’Or, the award-winning restaurant with a terrace overlooking the bay […]

New villas from HomesAway

New villas from HomesAway

HomesAway, which offers luxury villa vacations, is responding to the growing North American demand for authentic European travel experiences with the addition of several new properties in Spain, Italy and France. Can Julia – in the heart of medieval Catalunya – is a stylish, intimate, and unique home combining high-tech amenities with rich historic charm. […]

Evian Royal Resort, France

One of the most exclusive resorts in the world, this legendary hotel is situated in a 47-acre park on Lake Geneva at the foot of the French Alps. The Evian Royal Palace is a temple of French elegance and refinement. The resort is home to the world-renowned Evian Royal Spa, celebrated for its unique mind […]

The Tablet 10: Best of Europe

The Tablet 10: Best of Europe

It’s day 3 in  my look at Tablet Hotels‘ Tablet 10 and this time the focus is  upon Europe. Making the grade as Europe’s crème de la crème, in a list dominated by France and Italy,  are: Chateau de la Chevre d’Or – Eze Village, France The K Club – Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland Le […]

New dates for the International Luxury Travel Market

New dates for the International Luxury Travel Market

The International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) has announced new dates for its 2006 show. The pre-exhibition conference will take place on 4th December 2006, at the Palais des Congrès, Cannes, with the   exhibition running from 5th to 7th December 2006 in the same venue.

James Bond, licensed to fly

James Bond, licensed to fly

Ever felt like donning your tux and imagining you were James Bond?   With Elan Experiential Design Inc., you can! (Sadly, their website is  rather slow to load.)   They are offering a 007 adventure as  one of their extreme luxury experience offerings. You’ll get to fly to Nice, France, by private jet or first […]