Rhône Alpes

Culinary holiday with a Master Chef in France

Written by on October 24, 2018 in Rhône Alpes, Tours in France
Culinary holiday with a Master Chef in France

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

Written by on October 24, 2018 in Rhône Alpes, Tours in France
Glamour and gourmet welllness stay in France

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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Lourdes | The French Capital of Miracles…

Written by on October 24, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Lourdes | The French Capital of Miracles…

Lourdes in the Hautes-Pyrenees is one of the most popular places to visit in France. Only Paris has more hotels. Visitors come from around the world to see the site where a miracle took place. A day at Lourdes The giant candles kept on arriving. The wheelchairs stacked up along the banks of the Gave […]

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The fascinating tale of Chartreuse liqueur

Written by on September 27, 2018 in Rhône Alpes, Wine and Drinks
The fascinating tale of Chartreuse liqueur

Legend has it (and who doesn’t love a good legend) that the only people who know the recipe and ingredients for the famous Chartreuse liqueur are two monks tucked away in a monastery in Voiron, not far from Grenoble. The 400 year old history of Chartreuse liqueur The liqueur (also known as the “Elixir of […]

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

Written by on July 29, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Samoens market | one of the best markets in the French Alps

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

Written by on May 29, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
What to see and do in Grenoble Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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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Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, Haute Savoie, France | A hidden gem

Written by on May 25, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, Haute Savoie, France | A hidden gem

In spring and summer in Samoens in the French Alps, the snow melts, the whole valley turns green and the meadows come to life.  Although, we all love the winter season, the spring and summer months mean it’s time to get out the walking boots, bikes, climbing gear, rafts and relish the warm weather. Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval […]

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Discover Vienne, Isere, Auvergne-Rhone Alpes

Written by on May 23, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
Discover Vienne, Isere, Auvergne-Rhone Alpes

The small city of Vienne in the Isère department of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes sits on the banks of the River Rhône. It has a delightful mix of rich heritage and history, and fabulous wines as well as sublime culinary delights. It’s a city of Gauls, Romans and Christians along with a sprinkling of fine […]

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The magnificent Jazz in Vienne festival

Written by on May 23, 2018 in Music Events, Rhône Alpes
The magnificent Jazz in Vienne festival

There’s no denying that the French love a festival, their many and diverse street celebrations always seem to bring out the soul and essence of a city. And surprisingly, the sleepy and historic city of Vienne in the Isère department of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region in the south east of France, is no exception. […]

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What to see and do in Grignan, Drome, Rhone Alpes

Written by on May 8, 2018 in Rhône Alpes
What to see and do in Grignan, Drome, Rhone Alpes

What a surprise Grignan is in southern Drôme in the south of the Rhône Alpes region. The 11th century, fortified village suddenly comes into view. Majestic and proud above the low lying lavender fields, looking decidedly regal in an area that oozes rustic charm. There are a couple of different roads into the footings of […]

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