France
  • Rail Europe Announces Discounted Travel and Free Bonuses

    Rail Europe Announces Discounted Travel and Free Bonuses

    Travelling by rail is one of the most convenient and scenic ways to travel Europe – and of course one of the most affordable. This is especially true with Rail Europe's recent announcement of generous discounts and bonus travel days. 

  • Our Camino: An 800 Kilometre Trek From France to Spain

    Our Camino: An 800 Kilometre Trek From France to Spain

    Walking 800 kilometres from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in South-western France to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago is a test of courage and resilience but well worth the effort…

  • Bike the Baltic, Veneto and Picturesque Loire Valley

    Bike the Baltic, Veneto and Picturesque Loire Valley

    For a unique way to see the diversity of Europe, Utracks offer a number of incredible bicycle and combination tours for adventurous couples to discover some of the world's most beautiful regions up close and personal. What's even better is they're offering travellers a very special rate on the following packages if booked by October 31 – this is one impulse buy you won't regret!

  • Happy Birthday to Rail Europe, But You Get the Presents

    Happy Birthday to Rail Europe, But You Get the Presents

    To celebrate two decades of convenient rail travel, Rail Europe has released a series of promotions on selected passes and point-to-point tickets.

  • The Ritz Paris Receives a Magical Makeover

    The Ritz Paris Receives a Magical Makeover

    The Ritz Paris is taking reservations for its highly anticipated reopening in 2016, and we are très excited.

  • Romantic Paris

    Romantic Paris

    Ah, Paris and romance...the two go hand in hand like, well, those in love. And the only way to enjoy Paris as a couple is to be “flaneurs” or saunterers. It’s not about rushing around ticking off the sights. 

  • A Walk in Paris

    A Walk in Paris

    Paris ... Just saying the word gives me tingles. I fell in love in Paris. With the city – its streets, architecture, cafes, fashion, markets, food, cheese (yes even the cheese), history, art and the unforgettable monuments that are such an integral symbol of one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

  • 5 Chic Parisian Hotels

    5 Chic Parisian Hotels

     

    The City of Light is brimming with chic accommodation and Rowena Carr-Allinson tracks down five of the best styles. Catch your first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower from a sumptuous suite, discover ultra-cool designer digs or book a room in Johnny Depp’s favourite Parisian hideaway. 

  • 5 European Palace Gardens to Stumble Upon

    5 European Palace Gardens to Stumble Upon

    Walking around (what seemed like) the suburban back streets of Dresden, Germany, was merely a necessary method to reach our tour bus hop-on spot and provided little in the way of spectacular views apart from the occasional squirrel. That was until we walked down the road a little further, accidentally stumbling upon what turned out to be the Grand Garden of Dresden, complete with hugely impressive parks, a lake and the longest 'driveway' that I had ever seen.

  • The Romance of the Loire: A Dreamy Destination for Holidaying Couples

    The Romance of the Loire: A Dreamy Destination for Holidaying Couples

    At Le Comptoir Saint Kerber, Pierre Pichot shucks plump oysters, squeezes them with lemon juice and offers them for tasting. He opens a bottle of chilled Jo Landron Domaine Le Fief du Breil, fills glasses and awaits comments on the pairing...

  • A grand opening- Peninsula Paris

    A grand opening- Peninsula Paris

    You know you've entered a certain level of luxury when your room has a nail varnish dryer among its five-star accroutrements.

  • Room for Two: Hotel Carlton Lyon

    Room for Two: Hotel Carlton Lyon

    One of the grand old dames of Lyon (circa 1894) has been treated to a makeover. The majestic facade of the Hotel Carlton Lyon is just a taste of the luxe decor inside, blending art deco charm with modern accoutrements and a theatrical dash of red. With Lyon often considered the foodie capital of France, this delightful retreat makes the perfect base for eating and exploring.

  • Paradise for couples in Paris

    Paradise for couples in Paris

    There's no doubt that Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Every year, couples flock to this beautiful and iconic city, making the most of its charms.

    There are a few cliche experiences you have to indulge in when here, but in the City of Lights there's plenty more to see than just the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Take some inspiration from this guide, make like Audrey and Fred in Funny Face and say "Bonjour, Paris!"

    Related article: Secret Paris: Discover a City of Hidden Gems

  • Hot Hotel: Saint-James Paris

    Hot Hotel: Saint-James Paris

    Hot-air balloons in the garden, leopard-skin carpets and a crazy link of seven chandeliers called 'Chaos' in the foyer tell you that the Saint-James Paris hotel is anything but ordinary. 

    This romantic three-story chateau-hotel in the exclusive 16th arrondissement was recently given a magical makeover by 'dream-maker' designer Bambi Sloan who transformed the former students' accommodation into one of the most appealing and luxury accommodation options in the City of Light.

  • 8 reasons to honeymoon in France

    8 reasons to honeymoon in France

    While there are probably 8,000 reasons for honeymoons to take place in France rather than just eight, there are some justifications that simply earn their place at the top of the list.

    Here are just a few of France's romantic features that make honeymooning in this European nation a dream. Check out these reasons and say 'au revoir' to to your hometown and 'bonjour' to France.

  • Picnics in Provence

    Picnics in Provence

    Foie gras with fresh coriander seeds, green and black figs with jamon, white peaches drizzled with Poire William all served on generous platters under the trees is everyday fare when you’re on a luxury Picnics in Provence experience in the heart of the French countryside.

    Energetic Melbourne-based food-lover and Francophile Nikki Maxwell leads small groups of food and wine-lovers each year off the beaten track in various parts of France to indulge in regional gastronomy – becoming immersed in the relaxed country lifestyle and meeting local characters along the way.

  • Trevor and Paulene Visit- Lyon

    Trevor and Paulene Visit- Lyon

    Join Trevor and Paulene on the next leg of their fabulous holiday…

    The flight from Singapore was long and tedious. Two seven-and-a-half hour flights via Dubai made even worse by delays at Dubai airport — circling for 45 minutes going in and then queuing on the tarmac on way out, again for another 45 minutes. I’ve never seen such a long line of aeroplanes chaffing to go.

    We arrived in Lyon, feeling tired and stiff, to a cold crisp evening. Our hotel was nestled under the walls of the old jail, and by night it did not look very welcoming or comforting. However, by daylight the next morning it seemed much improved and its convenience to the city made it a good place to stay.

  • Trevor and Paulene Visit- Languedoc Roussilon (Part II)

    Trevor and Paulene Visit- Languedoc Roussilon (Part II)

    We hurried onto Meze, our night’s destination, feeling tired and looking forward to a quiet, early night. Meze is situated directly on the Thau Etang, an enormous lagoon filled with oyster and mussel farms.

    The reality of our evening was very different. We find that when we self-book our accommodation we never know what to expect. “The Little House on the Harbour” was exactly that, a little pink house rising high from an assortment of restaurants and homes along a small harbour. However, instead of being what we imagined a small hotel, it was actually a bed and breakfast, and we were to share this home for four nights with Claude and Danielle Bon.

  • Trevor and Paulene Visit- Languedoc Roussilon (Part I)

    Trevor and Paulene Visit- Languedoc Roussilon (Part I)

    Still in France, our empty-nesters discover the wonders of Arles and the Camargue region.

    Our final day in the Provence region was spent in Arles, about a half hour drive from Boulbon, where we were staying.

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