From a converted Breton chateau to a contemporary hotel set in a nature reserve, here are our favourite luxury, boutique, spa and eco-chic hotels in Brittany, France.
Top 10 must-see places in the south of France
Just the thought of southern France brings stunning images to mind — endless lavender fields and vineyards, stunning fortified hilltop medieval towns and picturesque villages, not to mention the glamorous beach resorts and luxury yacht-filled marinas. There really is...
The 5 Best Spa Hotels in the French Alps
Year after year the French Alps attracts thousands of tourists, each more eager than the last to carve their path through the reliably thick snow that coats the remarkable mountain range. Luxury ski resorts such as Serre Chevalier, Courchevel and Megève guarantee a...
Insider’s Guide to the Undiscovered French Riviera
Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez are all places which need little introduction such is their notoriety, but other areas of the French Riviera are equally spectacular without the crowds that are associated with the aforementioned glamour destinations of the Riviera. In...
Discovering ELIEL, a boutique bed and breakfast in Paris
Hidden away behind a gorgeous Parisian facade is a wonderful, chic apartment, offering bed and breakfast accommodation in three stunning bedrooms. In the 9th arrondissement, this stylish apartment is just a 10 minute walk from Gare du Nord railwat station.
Discover the best wine in the south of France
Perennially popular as a holiday destination, the South West of France (or Sud-Ouest in French) covers some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Alongside the stunning hills, expansive views and beautiful river valleys, this part of France is also home to some incredible wine producing areas.
The Top Three Resorts for Luxury Ski Holidays in the French Alps
Whether relaxing on the terrace of a private chalet with a glass of wine in hand or racing down steep valleys draped with tumbling glaciers, ski holidays are the ultimate exhilarating luxury. The skiing is at its finest in France, the world’s largest ski resort. From...
Review: Hôtel Le Goéland, Porto Vecchio, Corsica
I completely fell in love with this hotel. The location by the waterfront is idyllic, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming plus the restaurant was superb.
Enjoy a Culinary Cruise along the Seine
For many, food is more than a necessity; it’s an obsession. It’s not only about visiting high-end restaurants and enjoying the food and wine, it’s about the whole experience – the setting, ambience, service and company – all the smaller details that add up to create an unforgettable occasion. And for those that delight in fine dining as a hobby, a luxurious culinary river cruise might just be the perfect way to indulge that favourite pastime on a holiday with a bit of a twist.
Restaurant Review: Bloempot, the current hot spot in Lille, France
The Bloempot, described on their website as a Flemish canteen, is the current ‘in place’ in Lille. It was opened last August, by the popular, young finalist of the French TV series ‘Top Chef’, Florent Ladeyn, with his great friend, Kevin Rolland.
Favourite Streets of Paris: rue Montorgueil, a food lover’s delight
A charming pedestrian cobbled street, rue Montorgueil, is lined with wonderful restaurants, cafés, cheese shops, bakeries, wine shops as well as Paris’ oldest (and one of its finest) pâtisseries. It’s a real joy to explore. Let us take you through some of the street’s highlights.
Favourite streets of Paris: Passage Jouffroy
Once there was a network of over 140 covered passage ways running throughout Paris.
Designed to keep the gentry of the city clean and dry, these once bustling, glass roofed, shopping arcades had their heyday in the mid 19th century.
Over the years many fell in to disrepair and some have been demolished.
Luckily quite a few have now been restored including Passage Jouffroy,
a nostalgic reminder of how these charming arcades once looked.
Galeries Lafayette, not just a department store but a work of art!
In 1893 two cousins from Alsace, Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn, opened a small shop on the corner of rue La Fayette and the Chaussée d’Antin. Over the years they expanded into a number of buildings in the area and in 1912 the famous steel and glass dome in the...
Review: A Merula, beautiful holiday apartments in the heart of Calvi, Corsica
A Merula Studio & 1 bedroom self-catering apartments Sleeps 2 to 3 people Nestled among the beautiful landscaped, flower-filled grounds of A Merula is this lovely collection of apartments. Each one has been decorated with loving care and has all the facilities...