Press Review – weekend – 22 to 23 of November
Once again, the papers have been speaking a lot about the coming winter sport season but without forgetting a dash of culture.
Leonardo – A rounder picture of the ultimate renaissance man - The Daily Telegraph Travel, 22.10
Nick Trend brushes up on the portrait of the renaissance artist and the most important places of his life: that is to say Milan and Amboise, in France. Indeed, he spent his last years in the famous Clos Lucé, in the Loire Valley where there is now a museum dedicated to his work. At the same time, make the most of your trip to discover the exceptional castles of the region.
Marseille – The Independent traveller, 22.10
Chris Leadbeater offers us a 48h guide to discover Marseille in a short break. Check all the essentials of a good stay in the south east of France.
The industrial hub with a creative heart – The Independent on Sunday, 23.10
Why should we go to Toulouse and what should we do there? That’s what Rhiannon Batten answers in her article about “la ville rose”. Enjoy a perfect day in the south west of France all thanks to her advice.
A Pilgrimage of war and words - The Times Week-end, 22.10.11
Caroline Hendrie’s article deals with La Maison Forestiere in Ors: the house in which Wilfred Owen spent his last day. Newly restored to host a museum and to welcome the public, it’s now a place of pilgrimage for his fans.
In some foreign field… The real-life “downton” hero – The Mail on Sunday Travel, 23.10
Frank Barrett reacts to the “Downton Abbey” TV series honouring, in its own way, the soldiers who died in France during the First World War. He also reminds us of the opening of La Maison Forestiere in Ors where Wilfred Owen died.
This weekend sees a travel supplement dedicated to winter sports. Thanks to France’s reputation of being a ski country, it features several times so we’ll let you read all about the assets of French mountain resorts for yourself, with the help of this up-to-date guide.
The 50 best ski resorts – The Independent information, 22-28.10
The article lists the ten best resorts according to 5 categories (beginners, families, extreme, bargain and après-ski) and for Sophie Morris, France has 13 resorts amongst the top 50!
A good run for your money – Daily Express, 22.10
France is shown to be a budget ski break option by Catherine Cooper, who highlights numerous tour operators which offer low cost accommodation and transport.
Skiing is believing ! – Daily Mail, 22.10
According to Peter Hardy, France has affordable but also “top-class skiing” resorts. He gives us his 10 best low-cost French Mountain resorts.
Something completely magical, inside the world’s greatest opera houses – FT Week-end magazine, 22-23.10
Stefano Pace is the technical director of the Paris Opera. In the article, you can read his feelings about the wonderful Opera Garnier.
Farewell stodge, hello sushi – The Sunday Telegraph Discover, 23.10
The Sunday Telegraph tells us a few good places to get excellent catering in luxury chalets and enjoy snow delights, by Belinda Archer.
Here comes the snow… – The Observer Magazine, 23.10
Susan Greenwood gives a roundup of ski resorts, in France and abroad, and compares them. Let’s see what she recommends for each category.
Press Review – Week – 17 to 21 of November
Le Bristol – Waterfront
Le Bristol promises an unforgettable stay in the city of lights, so go mad and book a suite for your honeymoon or wedding anniversary in the magnificent 18th century palace hotel. Situated on the famous rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, romance is guaranteed.
Deals of the week – The Independent
Travel from the Tyne to the Seine with Cresta Holidays on 4 December and enjoy three nights in Paris with B&B at the Hotel des Arts in Montmartre. For just £192 per person with Easyjet flights from Newcastle to Charles de Gaulle, there’ll be more money for the Christmas shopping!
Orient-Express offers cruises in France – Travel Weekly
Orient-Express is launching two six-night cruises in France in 2012 for art enthusiasts and wine lovers aboard its fleet of luxury barges. Guests will cruise along the Burgundy canal towards Dijon. For further information please go to www.orient-express.com
France’s first five star ranking for Pierre & Vacances – Scottish Travel Agents News
Pierre & Vacances’ premium residence Les Terrasses d’Eos, in Flaine Montsoleil in the French Alps, is the first self-catering property to be awarded a five star ranking under France’s new classification scheme for tourist accommodation. Congratulations! No excuse now not to dig out those skis and head down to the Alps for your winter holiday.
Christmas markets – Prima
Live the magic of Christmas through the Christmas market in Lille. Stroll amongst the gorgeous stalls and enjoy the Ferris wheel in the city’s Grand Place.