The Eye of Luxe-Magazine
At the editorial office, we’re all in the starting blocks: we want to go out, to taste, hungry for a change of scenery and longing to reconnect with nature again! Head to the Palais-Royal gardens and let yourself be tempted by the chic but accessible terrace by top chef Guy Martin, or to the city of Cognac to discover the secrets of a spirit signed by Hennessy, and top it off with a long-lasting holistic rejuvenation experience by Escapade Ultima. You want more ideas? Visit a domain in the Landes region, dine at a starred but very affordable restaurant, or opt for the ultimate pampering experience at the royal suite in Marrakech!
The missing headquarters at the Palais-Royal
An emblematic place in the City of Lights, the gardens of the Palais Royal is one of the most beautiful and serene gardens in Paris. Perhaps it still lacked a little detail that changes everything, a place to meet, a quality "comfort place", but nevertheless accessible to all. But now it’s there, since Le Grand Véfour has chosen to go back to its origins, but in the tradition of "Maison Guy Martin": from breakfast to dinner, from 7:30 am to 11 pm, seven days a week, you can enjoy, in this sumptuous setting, a terrace in the gardens of the Royal Palace and another one in the shade of the arcades. We jump for joy just thinking about it!
Ultima, the ultimate wellness retreat
Holistic Wellness Retreat Gstaad - © Ultima Escapade
Grand Villa - © Ultima Collection
Imagine: a holistic wellness retreat designed to meet your demand for an extended wellness stay. "L'Escapade Ultima" offers nothing less than a one-month retreat with highly personalized and targeted treatments. Available in all Ultima Collection properties across the Alps (Gstaad, Crans Montana, Geneva, Megève, Courchevel Belvédère) and the Mediterranean (Corfu). Faithful to Ultima Collection's commitment to sustainability L’Escapade uses local resources for each of its properties, such as lumber in large quantities from nearby forests, products from local businesses and solar panels for renewable energy. Automatic lighting installations allow remote control of properties and turn off lights when no one is present. And throughout the whole property, biodegradable materials and limited use of plastic. And did you know that for every night spent at an Ultima property, a tree is planted? To live in harmony with yourself and with nature, let's be holistic, let's be ultimate!
Rediscover the prestigious cities of France: heading for Cognac!
The town of Cognac - © Visites Hennessey
It is only three hours by train from Paris, surrounded by abundant nature and rich with heritage: discovering Cognac is not only strolling through the streets of this charming city full of history, but you can also discover the secrets of one of the world's best-selling spirits with the multi-sensory experiences of Hennessy Tours. The old Hennessey barrels breathe more than 250 years of history! Several tours are offered, some traditional, others brand new, but all will awaken your senses. It will also be an opportunity to discover the latest creation of Master Assembler Renaud Fillioux de Gironde in the only Hennessy Boutique in the world, and maybe take home a delicious souvenir to enjoy when thinking back to this remarkable stay in Cognac!
Les Domaines de Fontenille: nature at the heart of the Landes region
70 hectares ... and the ocean - © Domaines de Fontenille
After the Luberon, Marseille, Menorca and Hossegor, Les Domaines de Fontenille is now coming to the coastal region of The Landes with its latest hotel "70 hectares ... and the ocean". Set among pines and cork oaks, overlooking the lawns of the Golf de Seignosse, the hotel features an architecture with Californian accents where the wooden structure perfectly blends into the Landes forest. Offering a real immersive exprerience in the middle of nature with wide bays and vast spaces the ‘70 hectares … and the Oceane’ is the perfect place to enjoy the local sports: golf and surfing and is the perfect setting between forest and ocean!
Eat well, yes! Spending too much, no!
Michelin cheapest Meal - © Top Dollar
Contrary to popular belief that good food is expensive, Top Dollar has listed the cheapest starred restaurants in each country based on a three-place meal. Result: the cheapest starred restaurant in the world is located in France, more precisely in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises! In total, sixteen starred restaurants among the cheapest in the world are located in France! All one, two and three star restaurants on the Michelin website, or more than 500 in total, can also be found in this overview, with an analysis of their online menus to determine the most affordable options. A wealth of valuable information, very welcome now most restaurants can reopen again!
Marrakech: a Royal Suite, or nothing
Royal Suite - © Oberoi Marrakech
Welcome to the Royal Suite of L’Oberoi in Marrakech: an architectural gem where Moroccan craftsmanship is in the spotlight. Adorned with sumptuous furnishings, traditional Andalusian design and exquisite fabrics, the 175 m2 Royal Suite opens onto a private 145 m2 terrace and a 10-meter-long heated swimming pool. We love the charm of the volumes of the rooms that are situated around the moucharabieh, their ceilings adorned with domes and the handcrafted furniture evoking the imperial heritage of Morocco, all complemented by an Andalusian touch. The whole overlooks the Grand Canal and the surrounding orchards, offering breathtaking views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Personal butler, fully equipped kitchen, everything is designed to make you feel "at home". Fancy a private barbecue, a personalized dining experience, or a small cocktail? The team takes care of everything. The essence of luxury!
By Luxe Magazine