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Radisson Blu Hotel: The Longtime French Property Makes for a Relaxed Vacation in Nice

Dec 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Opened in 1979, the 331-room Radisson Blu Hotel in Nice has undergone extensive renovation costing more than $19 million in the past few years. Corridors, façades, kitchens, meeting rooms, restaurants and the rooftop terrace have all been redesigned by French architects Didier & Fabrice Knoll to give the property a fresh and modern look. 

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AC Hotel Nice Offers the Charm of a Boutique Retreat & the Amenities of a Big Brand Property

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

A bronze statue of a goddess encased in granite along the length of the façade is the first thing that grabs your attention upon approaching the Marriott’s AC Hotel Nice. The stunning 85-foot tall sculpture is the work of an artist best known as Sosno, and is an impressive introduction to this four-star hotel. Built in 1987 as the Elysée Palace, it was taken over by the Marriott group two years ago.

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The Beatles Once Roamed the Halls of This Century-Old, Belle Époque French Hotel

Nov 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With its striking rose-colored cupola and dazzling white Belle Époque façade, Le Negresco stands out like a beacon on the wide, beachfront Promenade des Anglais of Nice. Tall and proud, clasped between the sweeping Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) in front and Mont Boron behind, this classic, century-old property occupies one of the most scenic locations on the French Riviera.

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Paris Day & Night Captures the Beauty of the City from the Eiffel Tower to Skatepark de Bercy

Nov 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Vacationers may be hard pressed to see all the beauty that the City of Light has to offer, but a new short, Paris Day & Night, gives viewers a spectacular visual journey through the streets and landmarks of Paris.

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Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin’s $455M Bubble Palace is For Sale & is As Amazing As it Sounds

Oct 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Iconic fashion designer Pierre Cardin has put Le Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) on the market for a rumored $455 million and yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds. With its own 500-seat amphitheater and an obvious dislike for right angles, the 13,000-square-foot property is an epic ode to art and design. 

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Visiting the Champs-Élysées: A Look at 2 Newly-Renovated Hotels in the Heart of the District

Oct 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Home to some of fashion’s most over-the-top flagship boutiques, Paris’ Champs-Élysées and Golden Triangle district is also one of the city’s most-touristed neighborhoods. In this setting, two newly-renovated luxury hotels—one contemporary, one classic—are adding more prestige to the area and offering visitors a chance to experience the City of Lights without getting lost in the crowds.

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Visit the World's Top 5 Wine-Producing Regions With These Wine Tours

Sep 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Wine season is here (at least for the Northern Hemisphere)—so naturally, we’re enjoying a nice a full-bodied Cab at the moment (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere). Did you know that only 10 countries produce 80 percent of the earth’s wine? And, according to Wine Folly, “the top three wine regions in the world make enough wine to fill 5,127 Olympic-sized swimming pools.” 

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Dine with Renowned Authors at Hôtel Le Bristol's Dinner Series Featuring 3-Star Michelin Chef Éric Fréchon

Sep 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Do you love drinking wine and chatting about books over gourmet cuisine prepared by a three-star Michelin chef? Who wouldn’t? Well, Hôtel Le Bristol is celebrating the creative achievements of renowned literary figures by putting on “The Wine, the Books” dinner series. 

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Auberge du Jeu de Paume is More Than a Place to Sleep, It's a Foodie Haven

Sep 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Located near Paris, the town of Chantilly in France is famous for its château, gardens and equestrian fame. One of the city’s best hotels is Auberge Du Jeu de Paume, which sits just a few minute’s walk from the Châteaux de Chantilly and its living horse museum and stables. 

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Spend More Time Exploring Provence Via Uniworld's 7-Day River Cruise

Sep 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

We recently visited Provence aboard a weeklong cruise on the SS Catherine, Uniworld’s newly-built river vessel christened by Catherine Deneuve. Gathering in Avignon, we immediately took notice of the boat's serene, palace-like atmosphere. Pictures do not do justice to the opulence and grandeur that we experienced.

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8 Airport Restaurants With Michelin-Starred Chefs Behind Their Fine Dining Menus

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One of the worst things about flying is having to sit at an airport during a layover or flight delay. Thankfully, over the past few years, airports have been really stepping up their games by making these in-between stops more comfortable and fun for passengers.

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10 World Premieres You Should Check Out at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 38th annual Cannes Yachting Festival is getting ready to kick off on September 8 and for six days the bay will be packed full of stunning designs, at least 100 of which will be world premieres. Expecting over 50,000 international guests to the Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto, the event is more than prepared to wow visitors with test-drives and exclusive offerings—like their new Riviera Card, which is way better than their pre-existing VIP card and includes the use of a helicopter. 

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Good News! The Palace of Versailles May Finally Be Getting its Own Luxury Hotel

Aug 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Palace of Versailles is without a doubt one of the most popular and stunning places to visit in France. Since the 17th century, the King Louis XIV-built château (and to a larger extent, its surrounding city) has been the epicenter of not only political power and royalty, but also of art and culture—this is where you can find the Royal Opera, after all.

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Grand Pigalle Hotel Is a Quintessential Parisian Retreat in the 9th Arrondissement

Aug 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With hotel balconies overlooking the cobble-stoned, tree-lined Avenue Frochot in the south Pigalle district where Toulouse-Lautrec once lived, you almost feel like you’ve been transported into Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Located on a corner at the junction of Rue Victor Masse and Rue Henry Monnier in the 9th arrondissement, the 37-room Grand Pigalle Hotel encapsulates the romance of the belle époque era.

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Brittany Offers History, Active Experiences & A Little Bit of Merlin Magic in France

Aug 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Buoyed by its links to the adventures of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and Merlin, made famous in book, TV and movie, the Morbihan region of Brittany has created a thriving tourism sector based on the imaginative medieval tales. Central to the initiative is the charming Paimpont Forest, formerly known as Brocéliande, where Merlin is believed to be buried, and the nearby Centre de l'Imaginaire Arthurien (the Arthurian Centre) in the Château de Comper, a richly-visual cultural and exhibition center listed as a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture.

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