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Audi at Le Mans in France |Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts

May 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury car maker Audi chronicles its winning race team’s efforts at the 24-hour Le Mans race in France. The film, which debuted nationwide on Speed TV in early May, is the third of a trilogy of films documenting the Audi sports teams and the U.S. Ski team’s pursuit of excellence.... Read More

La Monnaie Art & Spa Hotel | An Art Lover's Escape in France

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

La Monnaie Art & Spa Hotel couldn’t be in a much better location for those wishing to soak up the picturesque, French Atlantic coastal town, La Rochelle. The recently-renovated centuries-old hotel, a former Royal mint in medieval days, lies along a narrow cobblestone street, just 200 yards from the town’s quaint horseshoe-shaped harbor and the many boats bobbing in its waters.... Read More

Gérard Bertrand Awarded European Winery of the Year

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Up until recently I had no idea what the wines from France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region tasted like. I had my first taste at Tilghman Island Inn in Maryland’s Talbot County during a game and wine pairing dinner. I was impressed by its unique flavor profile. Lo and behold, a few months later I was alerted to the fact that Gerard Bertrand, an innovative and sustainable winemaker based in this same region was awarded European Winery of the Year at Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Annual Wine Star Awards.... Read More

Hotel d'Aubusson Historic Luxury Paris Hotel

Mar 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Hotel d’Aubusson is named after a region of France that specialized in tapestry weaving after serving as refuge to citizens fleeing Flanders centuries ago. It is located just off the Boulevard Saint-Germain, where many expatriate artists spent time decades ago.... Read More

9 Phrases Every Traveler Should Know

Mar 6, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

No matter the travel destination, arriving somewhere new with a good handle on the local language is really helpful. Skipping the charades-style hand gesticulating and the awkward stumbling through the native tongue makes for much easier communication — and it’s also much more fun.... Read More

Castles Around The World

Mar 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Take a trip around the globe to see some of the world's most beautiful, real life castles. From Slovakia to Thailand, these stunning palaces have stood the test of time and are still fit for a king.... Read More

Grasse, France – The World’s Capital of Scent

Mar 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

French perfume: synonymous with romance, history…A little north (15 km) of Cannes and just east of Nice, lies a provincial town on the French Riviera that is noted as the world’s perfume capital, producing more than 2/3 of the country’s naturally derived scents and harvesting upwards of 27 tons of Jasmine annually. Jasmine is not only one of the most commonly used flowers in perfume blending, it is also one of the world’s most expensive natural fragrances.Situated 350 meters above sea level and blessed by warmth from the Riviera, this region’s climate makes for an ideal growing region. The world’s most prolific “noses” – from perfumers to gastronomes – consult this historic town for inspiration, study, and... Read More

Float Down Canal du Midi in the South of France on Le Boat

Mar 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Offering an appealing array of luxurious self-drive watercraft, Le Boat provides wine tourists an unforgettable way to experience the South of France as they travel along the Canal du Midi.... Read More

Hayari Couture's One-of-a-Kind Wedding and Evening Gown Creations

Jan 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka  |  1 Comment

Among all the finer things in life produced in France, fashion tops the list. Not only the simple ready-to-wear, but more importantly the jaw-dropping haute couture. If there is ever a luxury in fashion worth splurging on, then that would be a dress by Paris based Hayari Couture. Nabil Hayari designs spectacular wedding gowns and evening dresses for women with discerning taste, and a desire to impress all with such sensational style.... Read More

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Paris and it's $26K a Night Presidential Suite

Dec 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

The latest and greatest addition to Paris, France in luxury hotel properties is the Mandarin Oriental, a modern Parisian hotel "that is infused with a subtle air of exoticism and romance." Yes, that grabbed my attention here as well. If not for those words, then a visit to their presidential suite would most certainly lure anyone.... Read More

Premium French Tea for the Holidays from Le Palais des Thés

Dec 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka  |  1 Comment

The French tea company Le Palais des Thés owns the savoir-faire when it comes to tea making. For those who enjoy teas, this incomparable quality is in a class of it’s own. Their discriminating taste only allows for the finest ingredients found in remote plantations around the world. If you are not a tea aficionado, simple education of these will turn you into one.... Read More

9 Top Tours for Cheese-Loving Travelers

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

A restored farm built in 1910, Harley Farms is a down-to-earth, welcoming nine-acre space with more than 200 goats. They produce award-winning chevre, fromage blanc, ricotta, and feta and offer year-round, hands-on tours to curious cheese eaters.... Read More

9 Top Tours for Cheese-Loving Travelers

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Cheese lovers are not quiet or shy about their passions. From salty blue cheeses and runny Camemberts, to a sharp Cheddar or smooth goat cheese, flavors rarely border on bland or boring. And cheese aficionados are rarely anything less than opinionated. But no matter your preference (stinky vs. subtle, runny vs. hard), to witness the process of making cheese is to delve deeper into a lengthy process of curdling, stretching, washing, and ripening. And there are places the world over where this process can be discovered firsthand by curious cheese-loving travelers.... Read More

Pastis | The Soul Drink of the South of France

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

You cannot go to the South of France without lingering at least one midmorning at an outdoor café in the shade of a plane tree, reading Le Figaro or the International Herald Tribune while alternately sipping an espresso and a glass of pastis with a side of water. Pastis, I think, is the “soul drink” of the French Mediterranean, a part of its cultural DNA, even though it was invented only 80 years ago in 1932.... Read More

Crazy Horse's Antoine Kruk Illustrates Intimate Experiences Behind the Scenes

Nov 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

It has officially been sixty crazy years since the original Crazy Horse opened in Paris, France. With decades of delightful dancing dames, this classic cabaret is sti... Read More

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