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Paris is filled with great places to eat

Where are the best romantic places to eat in Paris?

When it comes to the most romantic cities in the world, Paris is probably the destination that first springs to mind - and with good reason. For years, couples have been flocking to the French capital to enjoy amorous activities like walking hand-in-hand along the River Seine and marvelling at the Eiffel Tower.

Bastille Day: a great time to visit Paris

Discover Paris's best summer celebrations and festivals

There are many reasons to spend a few days in Paris, but one of the foremost has to be for its unforgettable festivals. Read on to find out which summer events you should bear in mind when organising your next luxury break to the French capital.

World’s most unusual spas

World’s most unusual spas

Come on a relaxing and rejuvenating journey with us as we discover the world’s most unusual spas, from sitting in bath of freshly brewed beer or sake, to treatments in ruins of an old fortress or a woodcutter’s cabins, or even experiencing God’s creation in seven days within seven unique glass cubes. Here’s our pick of the world’s most unusual spas.

Check out the chic Cannes Film Festival

Spend a chic cultural break in Cannes

For the ultimate chic getaway, the French Riviera is one destination that is hard to beat. Not only does the region contain a wealth of high-quality accommodation, but it also benefits from beautiful weather and has a vibrant cultural scene. One place where the latter certainly applies is Cannes.

Head to La Plagne for the ideal ski break

Why choose La Plagne for your 2015 ski break?

When it comes to luxury winter getaways for 2015, you can't go far wrong with French ski holidays - especially if you head to the resort of La Plagne. There's plenty to recommend this mountainside destination near the Italian border - read on to find out what.

World’s best places for wine tasting holidays

World’s best places for wine tasting holidays

Imagine cycling from vineyard to vineyard through the rolling green hills, sipping your favourite Pinto Grigio, Merlot or Chardonnay, paired with world class gourmet cuisine and beautiful scenery - this is a relaxing holiday at its most luxurious. We’ve come up with a list for you of the world’s best places for wine tasting holidays.

Cannes is a popular Med cruise destination

What are the most popular cruise destinations in the Med?

For a luxury holiday that incorporates stops to multiple destinations, there is nothing quite like Mediterranean cruises. Take such a sojourn and you will see some of Europe's most amazing cities while travelling in total luxury. There are plenty of places to visit, so read on to discover which are the most charming.

Nice: packed with culture

Top cultural sights in Nice

Sun, sea, sand, celebrities... All of these are things you'd associate with a luxury holiday in Nice. Don't overlook the city's rich cultural heritage, though - there's much to see and do here for those seeking something extra from their French Riviera escape.

Enjoy a luxury break on the French Riviera

Top places to visit on the French Riviera

Nestled in the south-east of France, the French Riviera has become known as a playground for the rich and famous. If you're looking for a destination for a luxurious holiday, you'll struggle to match the glamour of this stretch of coastline.

French Alps: great for ski breaks

Where to find the best apres-ski in the French Alps

If you're planning a skiing holiday in the French Alps, you might want to head to Les Menuires, where some of the best apres-ski can be found. For a taste of luxury after you come off the piste for the day, this would be a good choice.

Consider an apartment in Provence for a chic holiday option

Consider an apartment in Provence for a chic holiday option

France is a great destination whether you're travelling with your partner or with your entire family and, for a chic holiday you'll remember time and time again, you may want to consider renting apartments in Provence.

Why villas in Corsica offer the perfect escape

Why villas in Corsica offer the perfect escape

If you are looking to escape the UK's grey skies for a luxurious trip spent pampering yourself and exploring new sights, why not book villas in Corsica? The French region is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, so you will have all the sun, sea and sand you could hope for.

Chateau de Bagnols, France

Best honeymoon hotels: Château de Bagnols, France

If you want to feel and be treated like old French royalty then Château de Bagnols is the perfect place for your honeymoon. This magnificent château, surrounded by acres of fine vineyards and the rolling green and purple hills of the French countryside, feels as though it’s been lifted right out of a fairytale.

Enjoy the views from perched villages

Top 3 perched villages that offer the best views over the French Riviera

If you are looking for luxurious French holidays, the country's Riviera is likely to be high on your list of destinations. During you stay, why not spend a day exploring some of the perched villages here to get a great overview of the stunning coastline?

Picking the right resort is the key to a good ski holiday

Top points to consider when choosing your ski holiday destination

A winter sports holiday should be the highlight of your year, but it can be difficult to decide which of the many ski resorts available to book your break in. There are a whole host of things to consider before making your choice, so it is worth doing some research.

Brittany has a great coastline to explore

Choose holiday cottages in Brittany for an upmarket short break

France is a great destination for a short break, thanks to its combination of beautiful countryside, rich history and mouth-watering cuisine. Choosing a base for your getaway can be difficult, but you won't go far wrong with holiday cottages in Brittany.

Chamonix has lots of luxury ski chalets

Choose the French Alps for a luxury skiing holiday

If you are looking to combine luxury and action on your next winter getaway, you should take a look at what French Alps skiing holidays have to offer.

Enjoy sea views and sumptuous cuisine on the Cote d'Azur

A guide to the sun-drenched cuisine of the Cote d'Azur where the Mediterranean meets Provence

Book villa holidays on the Cote d'Azur and you can look forward to relaxing on the beach, exploring chic resorts like Cannes and St Tropez, and sampling some fine cuisine.

Enjoy a boating break on the Canal du Midi

Sunny short breaks boating in France and Italy

If you're looking to make the most of the Mediterranean sunshine on your next European short break, why not head to France or Italy for a relaxing, cultural boating break?

Mushroom foraging in the French Alps

Mushroom foraging with the experts in France

This autumn offers foodie travellers the chance to delve into the alpine forests to uncover the hidden and chic world of mushroom foraging. The five-star chalet Ferme du Ciel’s gourmet short break holiday allows fine food enthusiasts to explore mountain forests scavenging for mushrooms in Samoëns, France.

Luxury chateau in the heart of France

Luxury French Château added to One Off Places roster

One Off Places is today announcing the arrival of Chateau de la Couronne, an urban chic nine-bedroom chateau in France’s Poitou-Charentes to their roster of distinct holiday rentals. Guests will find a trendy oasis of urban chic in a traditional French Chateau, perfect holiday chic.

fine dining around Europe

Feature: Top gastronomic destinations in Western Europe

When it comes to fine dining, many people look no further than the refined and sophisticated cities of Western Europe. Combining ancient architecture, world-class museums and some of the most luxurious restaurants in the world, you can't go wrong.

wilderness castle escapes for a unique stay

Feature: Luxury castle escapes around the world

Once the domain of nobility, the numerous castles built throughout Europe and the Middle East from the middle ages are iconic structures straight out of history books and fairy tales. These imposing stone structures now make atmospheric hotels

Luxury wine tours around the world

Feature: Luxury wine tours around the world

Wine – the drink of the ancients. One of the oldest alcoholic beverages on earth, and possibly the most refined drink in the world. For thousands of years the drink has been perfected and crafted, and in the eyes of many is the epitome of luxury. There has never been more choice when it comes to gourmet tours of the world’s most premier wine regions.

Test Grand Cru wines in Burgundy

Go behind the vines in France's best wine regions

If you are passionate about wine, you can book a custom-designed tour of France, Portugal or Italy that will take you behind the vines of the world's best wine regions. BKWine is offering two classic wine travel packages to book this October.

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World’s most unusual spas

World’s most unusual spas

Come on a relaxing and rejuvenating journey with us as we discover the world’s most unusual spas, from sitting in bath of freshly brewed beer or sake, to treatments in ruins of an old fortress or a woodcutter’s cabins, or even experiencing God’s creation in seven days within seven unique glass cubes. Here’s our pick of the world’s most unusual spas.

Quirky luxury hotels - A wonderland in an old railway station

Quirky luxury hotels - Maison Moschino

Set in a 1840s neoclassical railway station in the heart of Milan, the Maison Moschino provides guests with a unique design experience where nothing is as it seems.