France

By Rose Adams | 08 Aug 2018

‘Chef of the century’ Joël Robuchon has died aged 73

Renowned French chef Joël Robuchon has died aged 73 at his home in Geneva on 6 August, a year after his last treatment for pancreatic cancer. Robuchon made an unforgettable contribution... Read More

By James Lohan | 10 Jul 2018

Visionary spaces: 5 design hotels that must be seen to be believed

Thoughtfully curated design, a great location and intuitive service are all things that are very much expected of a design hotel – those that have created visionary and iconi... Read More

By Rose Adams | 10 Jul 2018

Animal instincts: Tim Flach invites us to adopt a fresh perspective on wildlife conservation

The work of London-based animal photographer Tim Flach is renowned the world over – and rightly so. An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society since 2013 – a title shar... Read More

By Rose Adams | 18 Jun 2018

On your marks: Silverstone to host 2018 Rolex British Grand Prix

Silverstone Circuit – renowned as one of the greatest motor racing tracks in the world – has announced it is to host the highly anticipated 10th round of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 W... Read More

By Rose Adams | 31 May 2018

National Geographic Expeditions launches luxury global river cruises

National Geographic Expeditions, which has recently launched here in the UK, is teaming up with award-winning luxury tour operator Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours to offer discerning travellers the ... Read More

By Kyle Fortune | 09 Apr 2018

Get closer to the circuit than ever with GT4 racing's competitive driving experience

It was inevitable. The mechanical blare fizzes around the Mercedes-AMG GT4’s pared back interior, the physicality of it intense. I’m strapped in so tightly that I’m part of the car, ... Read More

By Rose Adams | 26 Mar 2018

The Farnese Blue diamond sent to auction for the first time

The Farnese Blue, a 6.16 carat pear-shaped blue diamond and one of the most historic on earth, has emerged on the market for the first time ever, after being kept solely within the same fami... Read More

By Henry Hopwood-Philips | 20 Mar 2018

24 hours in Paris with Formula E champion Jean-Éric Vergne

After claiming the ABB Formula E World Championship title with a fifth place position at New York's first ever Formula E electric street race, Jean-Éric Vergne made the ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 14 Feb 2018

Think pink for romance: Tempus explores the latest Champagne trends

As director of the Champagne Bureau UK, Françoise Peretti knows her fizz - and how best to drink it. The Champagne wine region has long been synonymous with our favourite brands of sparkling wi... Read More

By Lysanne Currie | 12 Dec 2017

Scale up your skiing with a trip to L'Apogée Courchevel

It’s incredible to think that back in the 1940s, the part of the French Alps that would become Courchevel (in the Trois Vallees, the biggest interconnected ski area in the world) was considered ... Read More

By Tempus | 06 Dec 2017

WIN! A 2-night stay in the Courcheneige 1850 Hotel for a winter ski holiday to remember

Day six of Tempus' 12-day Countdown to Christmas giveaway, where you can win these exclusive luxury prizes to ring in 2018 in style. Here's the latest of our exclusive gifts: WIN! A ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 01 Dec 2017

The perfect pairing: will Luvienz caviar blended champagne be the next big thing?

Champagne and caviar have always gone hand in hand, but Luvienz's intriguing decision to blend this perfect pairing has created a beverage that is distinctive in taste and colour. Leevy Pennaneach... Read More

By Tempus | 30 Nov 2017

Explore the vintages on offer in M Wine Store's new bar in Victoria

With its private members den and 120-cover restaurants below, M Wine Store in London's Victoria is already a go-to destination for fine wine enthusiasts keen to sample boutique wines over dinner. ... Read More

By Tempus | 27 Oct 2017

Take a look at the new hotel opening next to the Palace of Versailles

Just 200m from the historic Palace of Versailles, the Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château, MGallery by Sofitel opened its doors this month to offer guests a glimpse of French ... Read More

By Tempus | 16 Oct 2017

Benedict Cumberbatch meditates over his favourite cocktails at his London Film Festival afterparty

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch ended his London Film Festival appearance in style this year, with a Friday-night afterparty at 100 Wardour Street’s luxurious side bar The Den. Celebrating his n... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 04 Oct 2017

New Heesen superyacht takes ‘Home’ three awards at the Monaco Yacht Show

Debuting at the Monaco Yacht Show, Heesen’s newest luxury superyacht Home was met with praise from all quarters as it swept up three awards for its innovative design. The 49.8m vessel won the MY... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 28 Sep 2017

How ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau’s son Jean-Michel is saving the oceans

The son of world-famous French oceanographer and aqua-lung inventor Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel Cousteau was born in Toulon in 1938 and followed in the family footsteps by becoming a marine conserva... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Sep 2017

The Louvre art gallery prepares to put Abu Dhabi in the frame

The Louvre Paris is one of the most prestigious art galleries in the world, so it is no wonder that when France and Abu Dhabi first decided to partner on a cultural project in 2007, this would be the... Read More