A weekend trip to Bordeaux for a glass of claret? Why not?

A new section of high-speed line means the train journey from Paris, via TGV, now takes just over two hours — 70 minutes less than before.So you can reach the south-west of France on the Eurostar from London’s St Pancras (via Paris, and a quick scoot from Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse) in just under six hours. Elegant and accessible in…

This French camping village is pitch-perfect for a family

Gliding through the water with the sun blaring above, the only sound is the occasional tweet of birdsong or observation from our guide. Oh, and the slurp from my ice cream cone.‘Look to your left, you can see an otter,’ he says, before delighting our three children by letting them each take a turn steering our gondola along the network of waterways.For…

Coolest Art Galleries to Explore in Brussels

Brussels isn’t just Belgian capital offering the best-brewed beer and the tasty creamy chocolate. The city is filled with culture from all over the world and is home to a lot of prominent artists. If you are a little bored from walking about the streets and in the local parks, then definitely check out the closest gallery to where you live and get…

Why So Many Americans Fear Fine Dining Restaurants: Start With Good Manners

A model presents a creation by designer Sadeem Alshehail and Nuun Jewels by designer Nourah Al … [+] Faisalin during a tea time fashion show at the Bristol hotel in Paris on January 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images        Most…

Judgment of Paris: The tasting that changed wine forever

(CNN) — In a Parisian hotel 45 years ago, some of France’s biggest wine experts came together for a blind tasting. The finest French wines were up against upstarts from California. At the time, this didn’t even seem like a fair contest — France made the world’s best wines and Napa Valley was not yet on the map — so the result was believed to…

A mix of beaches to delight the whole family

A wild and dramatic beach in the remote north-west corner of France’s Ile de Re, it’s a favourite holiday spot for wealthy Parisians. The gently curving crescent beach, backed by sand dunes and a pine forest, is dominated by Le Phare des Baleines lighthouse, which provides spectacular views.TOP TIP: Visit nearby villages St-Clement-des-Baleines…

Egypt: Egyptair to Operate 55 Flights Sunday

EgyptAir will operate on Sunday 55 flights to move 3,399 passengers to different destinations.The flag carrier said in a statement on Saturday that 42 international flights will head to Baghdad, Erbil, N’Djamena, Lagos, Doha, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Abuja, Rome, Dubai, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Bahrain, Istanbul,…

In search of a Swiss master: On the trail of Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti was a mountain goat. As a boy he disappeared into the meadows above the village of Stampa in Bregaglia near the Swiss-Italian border.When the sun was high he daydreamed in a cave in the hillside. A farmer tried to employ him in the fields but the future painter and sculptor just gazed at the sky.Delightful: Soglio is almost as…

Egypt: Egypt’s Ambassador Reviews Govt Measures to Protect Tourists During Coronavirus

Egyptian Ambassador to Paris Alaa Youssef reviewed with representatives of French tourist companies operating in the Egyptian market the Egyptian government measures to provide protection to tourists during their tours in Egypt amid the coronavirus pandemic.In a statement issued on Thursday 06/05/2021, the Foreign Ministry said Ambassador Youssef briefed…

Mar 15, The Best of Bora Bora

Do you want to know the best places to stay, eat and play in Bora Bora?Bora Bora is no ordinary vacation: it’s a bucket list vacation which most people take years to save for. Often, this trip is reserved for a special celebration and you want everything to be perfect.But when visiting places for the first time we usually make mistakes…

Le Diner en Blanc Perth: Secret location to be revealed on April 4

Camera IconMorna Frankowiak, Tom Robba and Rachel Pronk at Scarborough Beach. Credit: Michael Wilson/The West AustralianShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link Perth’s sexiest, most spectacular little secret will be revealed on April 4 when Le Diner en Blanc takes over a mystery location for the fifth year in a row.While naysayers…

Mar 15, Ultimate Bora Bora Bundle

Do you want to know the best places to stay, eat and play in Bora Bora?Bora Bora is no ordinary vacation; it’s a bucket list vacation which you save up for years. Often, reserved for a special celebration and you want everything to be perfect. Our latest Book, the guide to the “Best of Bora Bora” has practical information dispelling the…

Groningen in the secret gem of the Netherlands

Where does a dad take his seven-year-old when she claims to be the only one of her friends to have never gone abroad?New York? Too far. Rome? Too expensive. Disneyland Paris? Not very, well, foreign.So I take Kitty to the Netherlands, a country still associated in my imagination with wooden slip-on footwear, mice on staircases, canals and windmills.The…

20 Stunning Places To Visit In France

France is one of those amazing countries that’s so diverse and vast that you could literally spend months exploring and still not even touch the surface of stunning places to visit in France. And that’s not even starting with all the vino, brie (Yum 😋) and the stunning chateaux that are dotted across the country.Now, although I love Paris…

Devon’s Court Lodge and floating Picnic Boat

Packed to the gunwales, the pleasure boat Dart Voyager raced upstream, passing the heritage steam train to Paignton and on to Greenway House — once the home of Agatha Christie.Turning to port, the captain pointed out the Devon holiday home shared by the broadcasting brothers David and Jonathan Dimbleby.Our jaunt, docking beside Brunel’s rail station…

This French theme park will thrill the whole family

Six thousand of us are packed into a vast replica colosseum in rural France. The Emperor is in his toga, the Romans are being booed and the captive Gauls look nervous.Then, half a dozen racing chariots thunder on, the horses’ hooves spurting sand. An axle snaps, and terrifyingly a charioteer is dragged along. The crowd roars its approval. This…

Italy’s Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Attractions You Must Know About

Cheap Air Travel is all about taking risks with your schedule. If you think your job and other duties allow you to be flexible enough, and you are willing to adapt the plan of your tour, then the option is yours to take.Once you decide the mode of your traveling, the very next factor is to finalize your destination. If you’re wanting to be a little…

An Inspector Calls on the Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden

Perhaps it’s a coincidence, but since last year’s EU referendum there’s been a flurry of hotel openings in London. This one is in the heart of Covent Garden, albeit with a quirky French influence, courtesy of its four Parisian owners.There are 18 rooms, broadly Art-Deco inspired; a buzzy mezzanine bar (our £200 package includes two cocktails);…

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