When Australians travel they like to become culture vultures. Up to a point. Because many still prefer English-speaking countries, a new survey reveals.
Well hello, it’s Jesus standing next to the reception desk. Welcome to Hotel Gounod in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence, possibly one of the quirkiest hotels in the world, and a glorious shrine to kitsch.
A photographic exhibition dedicated to the life of Princess Grace of Monaco, in the historic village of Les Baux de Provence, is a poignant reminder of how much she was loved.
St Paul de Mausole is the beautiful, but sombre asylum where Vincent Van Gogh painted some of his most memorable works, and is still in use today as a mental hospital where art is a major form of therapy.
Jane Webster is living the dream. Five years ago she and her husband Pete sold their home in Melbourne and bought a chateau in Normandy.
Real estate prices in Australia are a joke, especially in the state capital cities, so Aussies are buying chateaux and manor houses in France, for the same price as a modest four-bedroom house here. Just don’t talk about the renovation cost.
It’s mid-week market day in the Provence city of Arles, and we’re off to buy picnic goodies off the tourist trail.
Basking in the glow of an Indian Summer’s evening, the residents of Nice on the Cote d’Azur are promenading, chilling at the beach and getting dressed for cocktails on the terrace. Et voila!
I’ve joined the army marching through France, dressed in cut-off pants, polo shirts and ugly shoes, armed with cameras and iPads. Except my shoes aren’t tragic, thanks to FRANKiE4 sandals.
Screen legend Sophia Loren and French actor and bon vivant Gerard Depardieu were the stars at the launch of MSC Cruises newest floating city, MSC Divina.