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8 reasons why the Western Mediterranean is the place to be for Summer luxury yacht charters

8 reasons why the Western Mediterranean is the place to be for Summer luxury yacht charters

Discover why you should choose the Western Mediterranean for your next summer holiday - and why a luxury yacht charter is the best way to fit it all in.
Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Zermatt is the highest resort in Europe and its highest lift station tops out at just under 4,000 metres. At this height some people can suffer from altitude sickness. Altitude sickness typically occurs only above 2,500 metres, So clearly 4,000 metres is well above the comfort zone. You can get altitude sickness if you travel to
A little luxury in lively Lilles

A little luxury in lively Lilles

The vibrant, dynamic city of Lille, the easily accessible capital of French Flanders, is the ideal city break destination for a romantic escape for two. With fantastic architecture, a great choice of art museums and superb shopping, it’s easy to reach there is also plenty to tempt foodies from fine dining to delicious street food.
Win a luxury stay in Saint Tropez!

Win a luxury stay in Saint Tropez!

Win a stay in Saint-Tropez worth over £1500! One lucky winner and a friend will win a two-night stay at the luxurious Hôtel Lou Pinet – a stylish sanctuary just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Saint-Tropez. The prize The prize includes: A two-night stay in a deluxe junior suite at Lou
Mont Saint Michel, France

Travel news from France

Tourism numbers in France peaked at 90 million international visitors in 2019, just before the pandemic struck, and the total contribution of travel and tourism to France’s GDP was consistently at over 200 billion euros. This makes it the most visited country in the world, ahead of Spain (2nd) and the USA (3rd). Figures fell
Win a romantic getaway for two to Paris!

Win a romantic getaway for two to Paris!

To celebrate director Joe Wright’s highly-anticipated musical epic CYRANO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is sending one lucky winner and a guest to the iconic setting of the film — Paris! The lucky winner and guest of their choice will experience the following on their romantic escape.. 3 nights in a historic, luxury accommodation in the heart of Paris
Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

The facilities in the most luxurious chalets are pretty impressive. Wine Caves, Heated Indoor Pools, State Of The Art Gymnasiums, Heli Pads, Mini Nightclubs with sprung dance floors, the list goes on. One provision that any self respecting luxury chalet must have is a home cinema. Cosying up after dinner with the family to watch
5 intimate properties from the Cheval Blanc collection

5 intimate properties from the Cheval Blanc collection

Celebrating a delicate alchemy between tradition and innovation, local architecture and timeless elegance, the Cheval Blanc Maisons blend bold design and contemporary inspirations with local craftsmanship. Since the opening of its first Maison in 2006 to the most recent last September, Cheval Blanc has developed a collection of five unique properties with an unparalleled sense
Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

One thing is certain, if you spend any amount of time on the slopes at altitude, you’re going to develop a healthy apetite. With that in mind, you’d want to find the perfect spot for lunch. If you’re skiing in the Trois Vallee area, here are five suggestions you might like to try. I’ve lunched
The Vast Arlberg

The world's largest connected ski areas

When it comes to ski resorts, for some people, size isn’t everything. Many skiers are happy cruising around smaller areas coated with trees and idyllic villages without getting bored of skiing the same slopes repetitively. That said, for some skiers and boarders, not having a vast wealth of ski area so that you can see
A day trip on a traditional boat ("vieux grément") to Houat island

A day trip on a traditional boat ("vieux grément") to Houat island

If you like the sound of an unforgettable day sailing to an island paradise, then this one is for you! Owner Jérôme Suillerot and boat captain Olivier will guide you across the Gulf of Morbihan aboard the 22-metre Krog E Barz, a traditional sailing ship with a white hull and distinctive green stripe – a
10 great reasons to visit Carnac, Brittany, France

10 great reasons to visit Carnac, Brittany, France

Having recently spent around 10 days in Carnac in southern Brittany, we thought it would be fitting to share 10 great reasons to visit this popular French seaside resort. Located in the heart of Quiberon Bay, and close to Brittany’s Gulf of Morbihan, Carnac enjoys a healthy influx of tourists, particularly in high season (July
Special feature: Carnac Thalasso Spa Resort and Hotel, Carnac, Brittany, France

Special feature: Carnac Thalasso Spa Resort and Hotel, Carnac, Brittany, France

We recently visited Carnac in Brittany – a resort famous for its Neolithic standing stones – so that our two boys could compete in a sailing competition. Carnac itself is divided into two distinct areas – Carnac-Ville (the historic, main town) and Carnac-Plage (the beach area). With the event being out of Carnac Yacht Club,
Visiting France with Brittany Ferries

Visiting France with Brittany Ferries

Last year we travelled to Spain with Brittany Ferries and you may recall it was a rather eventful experience to say the least! This time we were looking to a somewhat more leisurely build-up to our crossing to France. Travelling out of Plymouth, we broke our journey up with a very relaxing stay at Whatley Manor
Swiss Watches

4 pleasant, short trips around Lake Geneva

The city of Geneva is renowned for its multicultural treasures as well as a hub for foreign politics and business. The high life quality of the city can’t be contained by the streets alone. It spills over to the lush surroundings, most notably the Lake Geneva. So if you want to escape the thrilling city
3 tried and tested accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested accessories from my latest trip

My latest trip was to the Paris Motor Show on behalf of Infiniti, driving the beautiful Q30 from London to Paris, before enjoying the show and a few Parisian highlights, including dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant. If you’ve not seen the post from the trip, you’ll find it here. Also on that trip, I got