A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and a bucket list of a thousand adventures starts with one destination. It only takes a spark to set off a blaze of wanderlust, and France has plenty to stoke the flame. From wine and cheese to fashion and the arts, it’s not hard to find a slice of familiar “Frenchness” anywhere in the world, but there’s an insistence about the art de vivre on offer at its source that makes the trip that much sweeter.
From prehistoric cave paintings to stunning châteaux and some of the top luxury hotels in Europe, the country is a living museum showcasing mankind’s genius and style. The French Alps beckon come snow or shine, while Côte d'Azur offers perennial summer, Mediterranean delights and authentic savoir faire. Wine country is as pleasing on the eye as its fruits are decadent on the palate, and a visitor just has to reserve a table at any bustling bistro or Michelin-starred restaurant to be reminded of the country’s needs-no-introduction gastronomy.
Completing the royal flush of French delights is Paris, whose moniker is the City of Lights – a fitting label for a destination whose dazzle continues to shine. The heydays of the Renaissance may have passed, but they left behind a legacy of gorgeous artistry that’s woven into the very fabric of life. When in Rome, do as the Romans do, but when you’re in Paris, do as the bon vivants do, and live life to the full.
To mark three years since our founder went on the road on a global luxury hunt, we are unveiling our first publication
Launching on April 21st 2017, our inaugural coffee table book 100 Best highlights LuxuryHunt’s most inspiring travel experiences. This beautifully bound 708-page publication with gorgeous photography captures the essence of the LuxuryHunt journey which spans 26 countries across the globe. In addition, 100 Best showcases a curated selection of leading luxury brands through a series of special articles and features.