Tag Archives Paris

Celebrating Champagne with Sally Hillman

by Saturday, February 9, 2019

Interview with Sally Hillman: "Champagne! A destination with so much appeal; tastings, tours of Houses and their caves (cellars), history, great food, beautiful accommodation and there is always the Tour de France too - a bon vivant’s paradise! Two interesting points: Champagne, 150 kilometres east of Paris, is the most northerly region suitable for grape growing in ...

Mandarin Oriental, Paris

by Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Adrian Moore is the Assistant Chef Concierge at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, a contemporary hotel, with service inspired by its Oriental heritage. Adrian was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Let's find out where Adrian advises his guests to go when in Paris... Adrian Moore, centre. His favourite locale when enjoying a day ...

Riding the French Alps

by Saturday, November 24, 2018

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to travel a lot, both within Australia and overseas, on trips with and without my bike.  My favourite overseas cycling adventure would have to be the French countryside about 600km south east of Paris.  This region of France has the most stunning and challenging mountains, including l’Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux. ...

Pop a podcast in your ears & transport yourself

by Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Need some travel inspiration? Feel like taking a trip but need to batten down the hatches at the moment? Put in your earbuds and take a journey, with us... In our podcast episodes to date, we have criss-crossed Asia and the Middle East on the airwaves, specifically: Exploring Shanghai again with Australian author Kirsty Manning and Dubai ...

Feeling very alive, in Paris

by Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Peninsula Paris's Concierge, Nicolas Avril, was born in a town in western France where he lived until he was 20 years old. He then started his career at Disneyland Paris when it opened, and put in place their first Concierge desk. Before joining The Peninsula Paris one and a half years ago, he had worked for a couple of international ...