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The Beautiful Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet's Paris Debuts a Glamorous New Look & Luxe Upgrades

Jan 5, 2018  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The beautiful Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris is something of a hidden gem among posh Parisian hotels, though celebrities have long appreciated its discrete luxury, prime location and plush amenities

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Tasting the Alsace Region's Dopff & Irion Wines

Nov 8, 2017  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Since the Renaissance, wine making has thrived throughout France's Alsace region, particularly in the Village of Riquewihr. Its moniker “Pearl of the Alsace” celebrates a fabled wine making heritage, as well as the village's unchanging layout and overall appearance since the Middle Ages.

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The Posh Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary In Style

Nov 3, 2017  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When the posh Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme opened in 2002, it set a new standard for contemporary luxury on the Parisian hotel scene. 15 years later there have been many imitations, but none that offer the same panache.

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Toast Your Visit to Paris With a Tour of the Historical Champagne Region

Oct 17, 2017  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Just whisper the word “Champagne” and voila, you are speaking French. When you think of celebrations, Champagne is often the first thing that pops into mind. Visit the Champagne region of France and you will be enchanted with its history, geography and sites; not to mention the warm welcome from growers, producers and Champagne houses who are waiting to offer you the fruits of their labor.

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Apartments In Paris You'll Love to Stay The Night In

Sep 14, 2017  |   Contributor: The LuxeNomad

To quote Audrey Hepburn, “Paris is always a good idea.” The Parisian life is unlike any other you’ll experience, one filled with kitten heels, good books, wine and cheese. It starts with the quintessential apartment in Paris, and we know a couple.

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5-Star French Winter Wellness at Pashmina, Val Thorens

Aug 9, 2017  |   Contributor: Cheryl Slater

The luxurious Pashmina Spa Hotel Le Refuge prides itself on being at the top of the three valleys, at an altitude of 2,350 meters.

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Villa Belrose: The Perfect St. Tropez Hideaway

Aug 4, 2017  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

Situated on a prominent Cote d’ Azur hilltop facing the sea, is palace-like, five-star hotel property: Villa Belrose.

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What Makes Chardonnay a Chablis?

Aug 1, 2017  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

The word Chablis is said to derive from two Celtic words: cab (house) and leya (near the wood). The village and surrounding wine region of Chablis is situated near Champagne, France in Bourgogne's northern extremity between Paris and Beaune.

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A Sensory Odyssey: The Spirit and Spirits Of Burgundy, Part 1

Jun 19, 2017  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

As usual on a great river cruise, it takes about a day for the jet lag to wear off. And then, we awaken to where we are. In this case, it was in the Burgundy region of France, on the Rhône.  

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Bordeaux’s Sensory Encounters: Notes from a Wine-Inspired River Cruise

May 5, 2017  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Many new dimensions define what luxury has become. Opulence was once considered to be acquisition of high end material: purses, clothing, shoes, basic consumer stuff.  With travel, it was seeing destinations along a well-trod, well-known path. Now, with new emerging buying populations, the meaning is evolving. 

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Escape the Ordinary at the Whimsical YNDO Hotel in Bordeaux

Dec 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

If you find yourself in France, do make it a point to visit Bordeaux, which sits in the southwestern part of the country, just a few short hours outside of Paris by train.

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Step Inside Paris' Chic Le Cinq Codet Hotel

Dec 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

For the discerning traveler who prefers a more intimate and customized experience, a luxury, boutique hotel is the way to go. Vying for a clientele with an unlimited budget, boutique hotels attract savvy guests by focusing on style, design, lighting, technology, music and personalized experiences. What began as a niche market in the 1980s, the boutique concept is now a global phenomenon that appeals to Millennials and Empty-Nesters alike. According to a recent boutique and lifestyle report conducted by Hotel Analyst, a growth in demand for boutique rooms is expected to exceed that of traditional hotel rooms by the end of 2017.

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Hilton Paris' $50M Renovation Adds New Life to the Historic Property

Dec 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

Initially, the Hilton Paris Opera opened as the Grand Hotel Terminus in 1889, welcoming in European visitors to the Exposition Universelle. And today, over a century later, the property is still attracting affluent travelers thanks to its quality service, chic rooms and prime location. This year, the hotel underwent a $50 million renovation to bring it back to its former glory while still incorporating just the right amount of contemporary elements to its interiors.

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Ski the French Alps at the Private Chalet Princesse in Megeve

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tucked away in the French Alps in the charming town of Megeve, Chalet Princesse is a historic villa dating back to 1897. Designed as a ski lodge, the chalet boasts a perfect snowy holiday destination or a relaxing summertime retreat.

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Hotel Bel Ami Makes Paris a Little More Accessible

Nov 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

Located just around the corner from Paris’ famed Café de Flore in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés lies the chic Hotel Bel Ami. The hotel is perfectly situated among Paris’ hippest galleries, cafés and boutiques, making it the perfect choice for a timid traveler or a first-time visitor to Paris who may feel a bit overwhelmed or intimidated by the city’s expansive landscape.

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