Favorite restaurants in Paris 2013 edition

It’s time to update my list of favourite restaurants in Paris. Many of the places listed below are near my apartment (at the border of the 7th and the 15th arrondissements by UNESCO and the Ecole Militaire). I have omitted the obvious expensive traditional French restaurants and the brasseries/bistros because you can find them on […]

Can Rigall Pyrenees: luxurious adventure boutique hotel (CLOSED)

Can Rigall Pyrenees is a wonderful mountain estate perched 800 meters high on an alpine meadow in French Catalonia close to the Mediterranean coast, and only 2-3 hours drive from Barcelona in the south or Montpellier in the north. Can Rigall can best be described as an “eco-luxury hotel”, and is part of the Basecamp Explorer Group founded by Svein […]

La Maison Moliere: luxurious retreat in Arles, France

La Maison Moliere is an 18th century manor house which has been restored and converted into an intimate luxurious guesthouse with one suite and four large bedrooms ranging in price from 200 Euros to 280 Euros, breakfast included. All rooms have Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The Suite: 35 Sqm (376 Sq ft) bedroom with a living […]

42 Rue Victor Hugo: luxury apartments in Carcassonne

42 Rue Victor Hugo is an upscale apartment-style bed and breakfast in the modern part of Carcassonne, outside the walls of the fortified citadel in southern France. There are three apartments of varying size that are ideal for long weekends or week stays. The Apartment suite is a luxurious hideaway. The large main room boasts […]

Hotel du Chateau Carcassonne: charming boutique hotel just outside the walled city

Hotel du Chateau Carcassonne is a lovely family-run boutique hotel located just outside the walls of the fortified town of Carcassonne in the south of France on the Aude River. This walled city was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997 and looks very much like the impregnable medieval citadel that […]

Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez: luxury design hotel on the Cote d’Azur

The Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez, a historic 1930s hotel and one of the first in Saint Tropez, has been given a much needed facelift by French designer Sybille de Margerie, with light design by Alain Guilhot. The Hotel de Paris Saint-Tropez  was a popular hangout among French and foreign celebrities frequented  in the 1960s and […]

Hotel Edward 1er: splendid chateau-hotel in the Dordogne, France

Hotel Edward 1er is a beautifully restored 17-room château that has been converted into a hotel and gastronomic restaurant by Arjan and Marije Capelle, a Dutch couple who moved from the Netherlands to France. Hotel Edward 1er is located in Monpazier, voted one of the most beautiful villages of France (“les plus beaux villages de […]