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Les Pres d’Eugenie launches two new health programmes

Les Pres d’Eugenie launches two new health programmes

A Sloaney Jetsetters Bulletin. Sloaney Jetsetters brings you news from some of the best travel destinations around the world. By KATIE ANN LAMB If 2016 is the year you have promised yourself to get in shape we have just the thing! Les Pres d’Eugenie, South-West France, is delighted to announce two brand new 7-night health Retreats – the Green Energy Detox and the Anti-Ageing Extensive Programmes. Created in […]

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An enchanting historical adventure in France: Puy du Fou

An enchanting historical adventure in France: Puy du Fou

By ROSEMIN ANDERSON Few may know that one of Europe’s greatest amusement parks resides in the rural countryside near Nantes, France. Puy du Fou is an inexplicably joyous theme park in the traditional sense, providing spectacular outdoor shows on the theme of history (French and otherwise) for all the family to enjoy. The experience isn’t […]

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Château Grand Barrail in Saint-Emilion: A luxury hotel you’ll visit time and time again

Château Grand Barrail in Saint-Emilion: A luxury hotel you’ll visit time and time again

By LAURA TOOGOOD As my love of travel has developed over the years, I have found that there are not many destinations I would visit twice. Not because I don’t like the destination, in fact, more often than not I am blown away by places. Rather, I feel a second trip to familiar territory can […]

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Yacht Chartering: The most fashionable high-net-worth holiday

Yacht Chartering: The most fashionable high-net-worth holiday

Last year we visited the Monaco Yacht Show to cover it for Sloaney TV. The Red Arrows performed a dramatic flyover to celebrate Superyacht UK’s 10th anniversary and there was a packed crowd enjoying the occasion. Needless to say, the luxury yacht scene is alive and kicking. It is also experiencing growth, particularly in the […]

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Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

After trying several ski destinations in America, LAURA TOOGOOD returns to the Alps to explore Val d’Isere… In recent years I have ventured to America for my annual skiing trip. My first experience of taking to the slopes stateside was at Killington in Vermont, before heading to Vail in Colorado and finally Lake Tahoe in California. […]

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Méribel launches the new ski season with special celebrations

Méribel launches the new ski season with special celebrations

Méribel is on the verge of celebrating the arrival of the new ski season and the resort will be celebrating the occasion in style. Located in the heart of Les 3 Vallées, it will open on Saturday 7th December when Méribel Tourism will offer some lucky skiers complimentary Ski Passes, as well as a complimentary breakfast. […]

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The Russian Ball in Biarritz: Extravagant, elegant and a highlight of the European social calendar

The Russian Ball in Biarritz: Extravagant, elegant and a highlight of the European social calendar

By KATIE ANN LAMB It only seems a moment ago that I was excitedly searching high and low for a new ball dress and packing my bags ahead of a rather glamorous trip to Biarritz. The Russian Ball in Casino Municipal is one of the highlights of the European high society calendar and I had […]

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Enjoy the pinnacle of luxury in Marseille with a stay at the Intercontinental Hotel Dieu

By LAURA TOOGOOD When I mentioned to friends and colleagues that I would be visiting Marseille, I was slightly disappointed by their reaction. In my own mind, I imagined a quaint and historic French city with that alluring southern ambience that makes the Rivera so irresistible. Instead, it was described as ‘transient’, with one friend […]

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Safe sunbathing: How to protect your skin in summer sunshine

By LAURA TOOGOOD Our Twitter followers will already know from seeing some of our French-themed snapshots that I am currently combining a summer break in the South of France with a travel feature for The Sloaney. As you would expect, the weather is glorious and I spent most of yesterday relaxing on the beach in […]

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La Bastide de Marie offers privacy, peace and utter opulence in Provence

By NATASHA EDDERY On arrival to La Bastide de Marie, nestled between Bonnieux and Menerbes, I was hit by the heady scents from Cyprus-trees and lavender bushes that lead the way towards the enchanting 18th century stone farmhouse. The setting could not be more perfect, for surrounding the hotel is a jigsaw of vineyards, lavender […]

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Enhance your wellbeing and nourish your mind and body with a trip to Chateau de Milly

If you feel your mind and body needs a little more attention than usual, planning a trip to Chateau de Milly will provide you with an ideal opportunity to indulge your senses. Situated in spectacular French countryside, the ‘NuBeginnings’ retreat is designed to help men and women lose weight and also improve your general wellbeing. A […]

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