Category: France

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
Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Another great article from Forbes’ Sophia Banay is accompanied by their summation  of family resorts for 2006. Making the shortlist (actually, there’s 14 of them so it’s not so short!)  are: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome acquisition

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome acquisition

Global Hyatt Corporation have announced the acquisition of full ownership interest in Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, the prestigious five-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Paris on Rue de la Paix. Global Hyatt’s outright ownership of the 178-guestroom property comes as a result of the purchase of the hotel from Bouygues Immobilier and Credit Foncier.
La Maison Rorqual, Corsica

La Maison Rorqual, Corsica

Close to the beaches of Saint Florent in Corsica, La Maison Rorqual is a special find. There are five luxurious rooms here and a superb infinity swimming pool. The property can be rented as a whole or rooms can be rented individually. The bedrooms are typically Corsican, complete with wrought-iron beds and driftwood showers. While

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Shangri-La Asia, parent company of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, has acquired the historic Palais of Prince Roland Bonaparte with plans to convert it to the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris in late 2008, marking the group’s European debut. The Bonaparte family mansion in Paris’ 16th arrondissement will be converted into the
Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own château in the middle of France, then there’s a stunning property in Limousin up for sale through Vladi Private Islands.   For $10,000 this splended building comes complete with three lakes, a moat, drawbridge and orangerie.   As you  might  expect, there’s also a number of out-buildings