France

By Michelle Johnson | 14 Feb 2020

Belle surprise: how Champagne has become this year's most surprising emerging destination

Located just an hour from Paris, the once-royal region of Champagne is synonymous with a sparkling wine so internationally important, no celebration would be complete without a glass. Legend says it w... Read More

By Freddy Clode | 08 Jan 2020

These luxury countryside destinations are bringing the best of active holidays closer to home

IN THE COUNTRY When we think of luxury travel, too often we look to far-flung destinations for our adventures. While jungle trails and mountain hikes are milestones for every traveller, sometimes ther... Read More

By Tempus | 11 Dec 2019

Bonham's Fine Clocks auction puts the spotlight on Breguet's historic timepieces

A Fine Clocks auction on 11 December will put the spotlight on eight rare and historically important Breguet Carriage Clocks. The auction, hosted at Bonham's Auction House, London, features eight ... Read More

By Rebecca Hopkins | 10 Dec 2019

48-hours in Paris: Tempus explores the Marais arrondissement

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of life.” The words of Thomas Jefferson felt no truer than on a recent 48-hour autumnal escape, when we were in... Read More

By Tempus | 27 Nov 2019

Kristofer Ruscon, founder of Hatt et Söner, on the champagne house's remarkable history – and unique product

Hatt et Söner champagne has an interesting origin. It was during the 1940s, in the French Alpine town of Annecy, that Joseph Ruscon made his vow to never pass a day of his life without ... Read More

29 Oct 2019

Is the Kurhaus of Baden-Baden the most opulent casino in the world?

Casinos are often places of extravagance and sumptuousness that welcome incredibly wealthy high rollers who want to stake large sums on the games. Some of these gambling houses are designed to appeal ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 18 Sep 2019

Chef Jack Blumenthal shares why he’s taking his guests into the kitchen

The world’s top chefs will often tell you that making it in the restaurant industry takes skill, creativity and a fearless approach to your craft. As a young chef with an already impressive repe... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 02 Sep 2019

Parc du Cap brings a modern touch of Great Gatsby glamour to Cap d’Antibes

When F Scott Fitzgerald wrote: “When your eyes first fall upon the Mediterranean you know at once why it was here that man first stood erect and stretched out his arms toward the sun”, he ... Read More

27 Aug 2019

Four European destinations that will still delight your inner historian

For a history buff, there is no continent quite as diverse and full of wonder as Europe. Known quite literally as 'The Old Continent', ours is a continent that has seen the rise and fall ... Read More

27 Aug 2019

Turner Twins Electric Expedition to the Iberian Pole

Twins Hugo and Ross, better known as the Turner Twins, are a pair of adventurers who specialise in ‘world-first’ trips. On their latest of their expeditions, they set out to reach the Iber... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 08 Jul 2019

Prince Albert of Monaco: 'the future of the planet lies with the sea'

With sustainability at the forefront of conversations about the luxury industry, people are calling for more than token green initiatives, but changes from the ground up. This is what Yacht Club de Mo... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 30 Jun 2019

Knightfall star Tom Cullen talks Templar training, on-set injuries and his leading man philosophy

Tom Cullen's historical epic Knightfall has been receiving rave reviews for its dramatic season finale across the pond, but for UK viewers awaiting the second season's premiere on 2 July, all ... Read More

By Gareth Herincx | 18 Jun 2019

Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann tells Tempus how the marque is standing the test of time

When Ettore Bugatti created his first car in 1909, he could never have imagined that his company would evolve into one of world’s most desirable luxury brands. Bugatti has had its challenge... Read More

By Peter Malmstrom | 04 Jun 2019

100 years of pace and elegance: how the First Edition Bentley Continental GT Convertible is starting a new century in style

Bentley Motors has just achieved its 100th year of building some of the world’s finest and most desirable motor cars. To celebrate this magnificent milestone, the manufacturer launched the First... Read More

By Tempus | 09 May 2019

Chinese artist Li Tianbing brings conflict and colour to Mayfair

Chinese artist Li Tianbing is best known for his politically charged and boldly abstract paintings, reflecting the conflict and tension of his subject matter through a clash of realism and expressioni... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 05 Apr 2019

As the V&A launches its landmark Mary Quant exhibition, we find out how the designer became the face of a generation

Dame Mary Quant is synonymous with the Swinging 60s. Credited with popularising the miniskirt and inventing hotpants, the British designer was also the first to use PVC fabrics for her ‘wet look... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 23 Jan 2019

Time to fly: pilot Matt Jones on preparing to travel the world by historic Spitfire

When pilots Steve Boultbee and Matt Jones founded the Boultbee Flight Academy 10 years ago, they hoped to share their love of the classic Spitfire aircraft with the masses. Now, their Goodwood academy... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 26 Sep 2018

Discover Rome from Europe’s largest private art collection at Rome Cavalieri

Whenever I think of Rome, it's never the winding streets, crowded museum tours or touristic trattorias that really stay with me. Instead it's that strange sense of then and now, past and futur... Read More

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