La Martinique – Mount Pelée’s Legacy

Today, La Martinique really lives up to its’ slogan – La Fleur de Caraïbes, seemingly bestowed with every natural gift an island could desire.   Tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the French overseas department is fully 4,350 miles away from the shores of France in a landscape that has been enjoyed by artists […]

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New Stars at Relais & Châteaux

Hotel La Villa Calvi Corsica Relais & Chateaux

Each year the prominent Relais & Châteaux group honors gourmet chefs as “rising stars” and luxury hotels that have joined the group.  Today the spotlight is on a dreamy Corsican resort on the port of Calvi. The five-star Hotel La Villa is poised between the mountains and the Mediterranean with spectacular views of the sea.  […]

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Guadeloupe’s French Olympian

  With the start of the Olympics around the corner, let’s take a look at one of France’s most accomplished Summer Olympians.  Considered one the greatest of modern female sprinters, Marie-José Pérec is a native of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe and was nicknamed “The Gazelle” (and the Greta Garbo of athletics for her insistent privacy) for her […]

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