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Belmond Afloat in France launches Wine Academy

Who? Belmond What? For guests travelling aboard the Belmond Afloat in France barges in Burgundy this year, Blemond has launched a new Wine Academy program. The new offering gives guests the opportunity to explore the Burgundy wine region on tailor-made itineraries while enjoying a luxury canal cruise. A week’s private charter

Summer reading: The Whole Fromage by Kathe Lison

Who? Kathe Lison What? Consider yourself a cheese fanatic? So does Kathe Lison. Well, French cheese in particular. In The Whole Fromage, Lison sets out to learn all about these stinky dairy products from different parts of France. This is a book about how they're made, where they're made and all

Summer reading: Saving Our Skins by Caro Feely

Who? Caro Feely What? Owning a vineyard might be the dream of many but few make it financially viable. Saving Our Skin is the story of Sean and Caro Feely trying to create an organic vineyard in the South of France. As well as building the vineyard of their dreams, the

Luminessences d’Avignon returns to the city

Who? City of Avignon What? The Luminessences d'Avignon is returning to the city once again for its annual installation celebrating the papal heritage of the region. The venue is the largest gothic palace in the Europe and was built in only twenty years under the reign of two Popes. As one

Golf, wine and gastronomy at Château les Merles

Who? Château les Merles What? For a short break that combines golf, wine and gastronomy, Château les Merles is the perfect pit stop. Nestled in the middle of the Bergerac wine region, it's also close to the truffle and foie gras producers of Périgueux. Thrown into the mix is a nine