Villa Carmen is a centuries old villa in Provence available as a vacation rental. Located in the sublime Luberon region, this stunning Provencal estate enjoy…

Searching for snow as the ski season grinds to a halt in the French Alps

Over in the Austrian resort of Lech, much favoured by European royalty, just 13 out of 47 lifts are open. Spokeswoman Pia Herbst describes this as the worst start to a season since 1999. 'But then, when the snow finally came, it didn't stop and we were …
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Unusual festive rituals include Krampus – a demonic chaser of children

A sort of friendly, loveable feline who lollops up to your house during the winter months, bringing presents for all, right? And not those presents that your cat normally brings – decapitated mice, a half-chewed frog, something sour and unidentifiable …
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Ski passes are 85% more expensive in France than Germany

A family of four would pay £305 (€384) saving over £400 on the cost of passes in the Eurozone. 'Koko Sarkari, COO of ICE said: 'Ski pass costs are simply part and parcel of any skiing holiday but can make a big dent in the holiday budget. 'With the …
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Foreigners feel the pinch in France

The French government recently launched two market-boosting reforms to revive the housing market: massive capital gains incentives to encourage landowners to sell land for new home building. Those who sell before the end of next year will get a …
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In photos: Walking tours a picturesque way to see Tuscany

Because the trips are private, we got to pick the departure date and duration. We opted for … This June 11, 2014 photo shows the castle of Ripa d'Orcia, a medieval castle that is now offers bed-and-breakfast accommodations in Tuscany, Italy. Walking …
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US justices grapple with UPS pregnancy discrimination case

Kagan said UPS's policy allowed non-pregnant workers to seek temporary changes to their job duties in other circumstances without giving pregnant women the same accommodation. She pressed UPS's lawyer, Caitlin Halligan, on whether the company's …
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Wine hotels in Italy: sleep amid the vines

This popular region has some very glitzy wine resorts, but the less well-heeled can also tap into the terroir. In the heart of Chiantishire, north of Siena, Azienda Capannelle (capannellewineresort.com, doubles from €168) has 16 hectares of vines and a …
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French chef Reymond gets it right with L'Hotel Gitan in Prahran

And unlike France-Soir, you can't BYO. The last word: Reymond gets it pretty well right. L'Hotel Gitan: 32 Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria. Contact: (03) 9999 0990; lhotelgitan.com.au. Open: Monday-Saturday midday-late. Food: Modern bistro. Rating …
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Enchanté and 'Je Suis Charlie': Editor's Notebook

In addition to importing French culture, Enchanté will generate some hefty transient occupancy tax funds for the city of Los Altos. And whatever your opinion of its bulk, the three-story hotel is a far more desirable option than the lot of a former gas …
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Beijing Hotel to Offer Chopper Taxi Services to Guests to Beat Capital City's

(Photo : Reuters) Visitors look at a Bell 429 helicopter during the 48th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 18, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE TRANSPORT BUSINESS) …
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3 bedroom townhouse to rent in the Praia d’El Rey Golf & Beach Resort on the Portugese Silver Coast! Fore more information please go to www.suddenly.pt! (mus…
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Emmanuel Adebayor's brother claims Spurs striker has been 'brainwashed' by

'I bought a $ 1.2m house in East Legon for the one talking and calling herself my sister. Can you imagine that sister went to rent the house without my knowledge?' Kola tells The Sun that he sends Alice 400 euros a month. He says he is 'angry' at his …
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Wall Streeters Are Heading To This Safari Resort For Seriously Luxurious

He lived for 3 years in Tanzania as his father worked in developing and running education programs. Last year, Tilson amused many in Wall Street circles by sending out a mass email asking if anyone wanted to rent his parents' beach home in Kenya …
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Austrian pub where Adolf Hitler was born set to become a museum dedicated to

Gerlinde Pommer's family bought the house in 1912 and, in a deal which gives her £4,000-a-month rent, she leases it back to Braunau. That way the city fathers made sure no questionable – ie Nazi – groups got their hands on it. The only Nazi-era relic …
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YouTube blogger 'GayGod' banned from JetBlue after comparing airline to Mean

A blogger has called on travellers to boycott JetBlue after he was banned for life for posing a 'physical threat' to the airline. Matthew Lush claims he was 'mistreated' by the airline after he was charged for a flight he didn't believe was confirmed …
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