Normandy and Hauts-de-France: A Relais & Chateaux Odyssey

Visiting Normandy is powerfully emotional and especially impactful when considering the region's role in changing the course of World War II and the countless souls who selflessly gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. What some might not now is that the region of Normandy has impossibly picturesque towns, spectacular culinary delights, and wonderfully hospitable hotels.

The Rhône Valley: From Lyon to Avignon

The Rhone valley has diverse and very high quality red and white wines that will impress any serious oenophile and satisfy more any palate. The wines can perfectly compliment most world cuisines. They can be much better values than what you will find in Bordeaux and Burgundy, yet it astounds me that many wine drinkers don't appreciate this section of the wine list as often as they should. The gastronomy, charming villages and cites, and lovely weather make the Rhone an absolute home run. Ill be back!!

Champagne, anyone?

Champagne, the finest symbol of the French art de Vivre! The region can easily be reached in a day trip from Paris - 2 hours by road or 45 minutes by train - yet, not spending a few days staying in the region would be a scandal! 🙂 I landed in Paris from Atlanta, and …

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Yachting: You need vitamin SEA

Resort to Laura Madrid provides our clients with access to the world's fleet of luxury charter yachts which cruise some of the most unique and exclusive destinations around the globe. Whether your preference is sailing, motor, super or mega yachts, Resort to Laura Madrid along with our hand-selected brokers identify the most desirable charter for you and ensure all is done to provide you with the most unforgettable voyage.

Paris – City of Light (& tres chic hotels!)

My clients always ask me what my favorite neighborhood in Paris is and where do I suggest they stay. That is like asking someone about their favorite child, which is impossible to choose. All Parisian neighborhoods offer something wonderful and it all depends on what one is seeking. The first question is RIGHT BANK (Rive …

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A Week in Provence – Villa Life in the South of France

Resort to Laura Madrid has the pleasure of finding the most wonderful villas, chalets, chateaus and even flats and apartments in the world's most desirable holiday locations. This past summer, we joined two of our favorite families for a week of fun in a lovely Villa in the St. Remy de Provence.  The below pictures …

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Courchevel: Charm and Civility of European Skiing Simply Not Found Elsewhere!

They do say that once you ski in Europe, it is hard to go back and it is true. We flew the easy overnight flight into Geneva and were met by a car and driver. Within two hours, we pulled into the gorgeous Alpine Village of Courcheval, a tiny French hamlet that boasts no less …

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France: In Quest of Wonderful Things to Eat!

Paris: It had been a couple of years since my last visit to Paris and I decided that on this trip I would finally stay on the left bank.  All of my previous stays in Paris include decadent stays at the gorgeous luxury iconic hotels of the right bank with easy walking distance to the …

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