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Mandarin Oriental Paris Entices Guests With an Essence of Art & Fashion

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Paris is filled with breathtaking 18th- and 19th-century buildings, but even rarer treasures from the early 20th century are scattered throughout the city. Opened just last summer in one of them—a heritage-listed eight-story building from the 1930’s—the Mandarin Oriental shook up Paris’s luxury hotel scene with a more understated aesthetic elegance than many of Paris’s... Read More

St Tropez Five-Star Hotel | Villa Marie

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Plenty has been written about St Tropez over the years—a place where fame and money collide, remaining on the ‘It’ list by leisure travelers, celebrities and royalty alike since it was popularized in the 1950s. St Tropez can be rather manic in the peak of summer, therefore being 10 minutes away by car, on the way to the famous Pampelonne beaches, is a welcome retreat. Villa Marie is one of the luxury hotels in St Tropez that is close enough to indulge in all of the town’s glory, but far enough removed in its serene surroundings to encourage proper relaxation.... Read More

Marignan Champs Elysees Hotel

Jul 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Marignan Champs Elysees has perfected what a luxury hotel should be, and visiting this pristine location will yield one of the best stays that you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing while in Paris, France.... Read More

Hotel Le Bristol Paris - Classy and Intimate

Jul 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Since 1924, Hotel Le Bristol Paris has given guests one of the best hotels in Paris.... Read More

Five Spectacular Paris Hotels

Jul 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

As one of the most visited locations in the world, there are a massive number of motels, hotels and resorts available in Paris for would-be vacationers to choose from.... Read More

The MINI Road Trip of a Lifetime to the South of France

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge

In mid-May, I experienced first-hand what it is like to be a MINI Cooper owner when I went on a whirlwind trip to France to experience a celebration of the brand known as MINI United 2012. MINI United is a biennial owners convention/festival that occurs in a different part of Europe or the United Kingdom every two years.... Read More

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

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