5 Brilliant things to do in the Haute-Pyrenees, France

1 Feb

The French Pyrenees are a mountain range unlike any other. Situated along the French-Spanish border, these mountains have a distinct medieval history. Although they are less famous than their eastern sisters the Alps, their relative obscurity gives the Pyrenees a distinct peace. Robynne McTaggart of Le Belvedere, a gorgeous holiday rental home in the lush […]

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Valence Provence the gateway to the south of France

3 Jan

Valence is in the department of Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes (formerly Rhone-Alpes). Just an hour south of Lyon, Valence is a beautiful and surprising city. It’s known as the gateway to the south of France. From Paris, you can be there in a couple of hours on the TGV which steams its way through and on south […]

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The best kept skiing secret of the French Alps | Skiing in Arêches-Beaufort

5 Dec

Dropping “my last ski trip was a short break in Arêches-Beaufort” into any ski based conversation is a bit of a polarising moment. The enlightened will beam from ear to ear, talk about the charm of the village, the enviable quality – and quantity – of the snow. And, inevitably, the wonderful cheese cooperative in […]

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Culinary holiday with a Master Chef in France

24 Oct

If you love food, and all things French – you’re going to fall head over heels for a very special event taking place in 2019 in France: Master Chef at the Maison. There’s nothing else quite like this unique week-long break in the gorgeous Haute-Pyrenees at the luxury mansion Le Belvedere, where you’ll spend 8 […]

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Culinary holiday with a Master Chef in France

24 Oct

If you love food, and all things French – you’re going to fall head over heels for a very special event taking place in 2019 in France: Master Chef at the Maison. There’s nothing else quite like this unique week-long break in the gorgeous Haute-Pyrenees at the luxury mansion Le Belvedere, where you’ll spend 8 […]

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Glamour and gourmet welllness stay in France

24 Oct

Experience authentic and beautiful France in the Haute-Pyrenees and enjoy a truly glamorous, gastronomic stay in a historic mansion with top Australian stylist Joh Bailey. This is a vacation where you’ll be well and truly pampered with spa sessions, sensational wines and gastronomy, and re-energise and recharge your batteries in one of the most beautiful […]

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Samoens market | one of the best markets in the French Alps

29 Jul

Every Wednesday throughout the year come rain, snow or shine, Samoëns hosts one of the busiest traditional markets throughout the Savoyard region. The marvelous market of Samoens There is a buzz around the village from early morning as the stall holders get ready to show their wares from 8.00 am till noon. It’s a great […]

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What to see and do in Grenoble Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

29 May

On the one hand, Grenoble is cosmopolitan and vibrant, with a modern twist and a long association with being the gateway to the Alpes and winter sports. On the other, it’s historic, traditional and refined with a rich cultural heritage and a strong affiliation with the arts. The great joy is that you can dip […]

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