Chambord in the Loire valley (41), France.

The chateau of Chambord the most unique place that Renaissance as left us. This palace rises up in 1519.

The territory of Chambord was joined to the royal domain with the succession of King Louis XII, who inherited from the Counts of Blois. A few years later, François I at the beginning of his reign decided that he would create a new residence in place of the old fortress and maintain a vast hunting park around it. Continue reading

Château Beychevelle, a great pleasure.

Château Beychevelle is a Saint-Julien great growth, combining elegance with character and finesse with balance. Its lovely, ruby-red colour, fine structure, and subtle bouquet have earned this wine a high reputation all over the world. Château Beychevelle has been granted the double accreditation of “Terra Vitis” and “Sustainable Viticulture”.

Continue reading

Château of Chaumont sur Loire (41), France.

Less than 200 km south of Paris, nestling between the cities of Tours and Blois, is a haven of poetry. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire welcomes you all year round to its château and park. A natural oasis on a headland stretching out 40 metres above the wild Loire. Whatever the season, the château, once the home of Catherine de Medici, Diane de Poitiers and Princess de Broglie, beckons you indoors to admire its cosy and lavishly furnished interiors, which have been hugely embellished over recent years. Continue reading

The exclusive island of Saint-Barth, French Caribbean.

As soon as you land at Gustave III Airport, you’ll find yourself transported into a dreamland, a far-away place without the constraints of everyday life. Excellence, luxury, serenity…the perfect adjectives to describe this unusual island! Nothing is lacking: the picture of perfection, St. Barts appeals to an upscale clientele seeking a garden of earthly delights.

Discovered by Columbus in 1493, and named for his brother Bartolomeo, St. Barths was first settled in 1648 by French colonists from the nearby island of St. Kitts. Continue reading

Chablis, white wine (89), France.

Over the centuries, despite the phylloxera tragedy in the late 19th century, Chablis has grown in reputation and built on its natural assets to become one of Burgundy’s great vineyards.

1959, the year in which William Fèvre declared his first crop, marked the birth of the domain.  Descended from a family which had lived in the Chablis region for over 250 years, it was only natural that he set up as a winemaker with 7 hectares of vineyards. Continue reading

Château de Fontainebleau (77), France.

With over 1500 rooms at the heart of 130 acres of parkland and gardens, Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. A visit to Fontainebleau opens up an unparalleled view of French history, art history and architecture.

The first recorded reference to the Château de Fontainebleau in a royal charter dates back to 1137, the year of the accession of Louis VII, known as Louis the Younger. Continue reading

The Westin Dragonara ,Malta.

I am in Love with Malta. With 7,000 years of history, the Maltese Islands are steeped in culture and heritage. The Islands went through a golden Neolithic period, the remains of which are the mysterious megalithic temples dedicated to the goddess of fertility. Later on, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Byzantines, all left their traces on the Islands. Continue reading