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Old meets new in La Rochelle, one of the most important maritime centres in all of France. The entrance to the Vieux Port is guarded by two medieval towers – once connected by a heavy chain – while across town, the 5,000-berth Port des Minimes is a thoroughly modern marina that plays host to numerous sailing competitions throughout the year.
Once a sleepy fishing village that caught the eye of silver-screen stars such as Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s, Saint-Tropez is today a byword for French Riviera glamour. Away from the crowd of super-yachts at anchor in its bay, the narrow streets behind the port are a charming warren of boutiques, bars and restaurants, such as marina-side institution, Café Sénéquier. Stop for a coffee before setting off on one of these sailing adventures.
On the morning of February 24th, Captain Simon Johnson was lining up MY Go in preparation for the 10.30am bridge in St. Maarten. If you’re in the yachting industry, you’ve probably been hiding under the proverbial rock if you don’t know the rest of the story. Despite the onboard computer systems telling him all was in normal working order, the yacht’s gearbox seized into ahead. His split-second decision to make a controlled impact with the St. Maarten Yacht Club wooden dock averted a far wors...
As the capital of the French Riviera, Nice sets the scene for a chic yachting adventure. Around the port which leads on towards the Promenade des Anglais, traditional wooden fishing boats jostle for space alongside private yachts and the large passenger ferries that connect the French mainland with Corsica.
Sunny Cannes, with a palm tree-lined waterfront promenade and glamourous Belle Epoque hotels, is one of the premier sailing hubs in the French Riviera, especially in May when the red carpet is rolled out for a galaxy of global stars during the Cannes Film Festival.
France is by far one of the world’s great sailing destinations. With more than 3,200km (2,000mi) of coastline, it is also one of great contrast – from the rugged beauty and consistent winds of the Atlantic Ocean to the warm colours and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, where brightly coloured fishing boats moor alongside modern superyachts.
Yes, artificial intelligence can help Netflix personalise your viewing recommendations, but it also has huge potential to positively impact all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Meet the organisations using AI for social good.
Michelin-starred chefs are leaving their jobs to become private chefs for the ultra-rich, where they can make upwards of $14,000 a month
On jobsinchildcare.com, an international professional childcare jobs board, one recent posting stands apart from the ads for nannies and tutors: A Russian-speaking family in Monaco is looking to recruit a Michelin-starred chef to its household.
Inside the star-studded beach club turned luxury waterfront villa on the French Riviera that's currently on sale for $12.5 million
La Garoupe is a luxury waterfront villa located in Cape d'Antibes on the French Riviera.
In its heyday, the beach-front residence was a resort popular among the likes of Edith Piaf and JFK.
This iconic location on the French Riviera is accustomed to the limelight. But as Cannes emerges from pandemic shutdown, the tiny town is honoring its own inhabitants. Submerged up to 5 m below the sea, about a 15-minute ferry ride from Cannes off the coast of Île Ste.-Marguerite, the newly minted Underwater Eco-Museum features a series of towering sculptures of local residents, including a 7-year-old student and an elderly fisherman.
I'm an avid cruiser and now's the best time to go. Ships are only a third full, dining reservations aren't competitive, and everything was above and beyond sanitary.
Retired couple Sheila and Ed Davies say their recent 8-day trip with Viking River Cruises was a great way to ease back into vacationing.
Sheila Davies is a retired gas industry professional based in Northumberland, England.
She and her husband Ed recently took an 8-day cruise on the Viking Venus off the coast of the UK.
Here's what their trip was like, as told to freelance writer Chrissie McClatchie.
Good for the Earth and our health at a time when plant-based alternatives are moving mainstream, it's easy to appreciate the growing popularity of the unassuming chickpea.
The chickpea has long held an important place in southern French cuisine
Over the last 12 months, seven tonnes of chickpeas have passed through Nadia Sammut's kitchen in southern France. The protein-packed legume has been milled into flour and kneaded into bread, pulsed into milk and chilled as ice-cream, and even fermented...
‘Green is the new glam’: How Monaco is using its bitter oranges to lead the charge on sustainable luxury
The 12 tons of bitter oranges harvested from Monaco’s streets in early February have been washed, peeled and juiced, but, much like in the principality itself, space is still at a premium inside La Distillerie de Monaco. A dozen or so waist-high stainless steel fermenting tanks crowd around the four-metre high copper still, the first vintage of Philip Culazzo’s small-batch eau de vie, which has been ageing for 30 months.
“Come smell it,” he says, beckoning me over to one he has opened. “That...