Village life in France is the stuff of fantasy for many people: fresh bread from the boulangerie, a lazy lunch with a bottle of wine, perhaps a game of petanque. Not all of them are like this, but there are some beautiful villages to visit in southeast France.
Roussillon comes in top of this list, as it does in many similar roundups, thanks to its unique rusty red and orange color scheme. It’s the product of ochre deposits in the surrounding land, and you can explore the former ochre mines on an easy-to-follow walking trail.
Goult is another off-the-beaten-path choice of a traditional village. Pastel-colored houses abound, and there are fantastic views of the valley from the old Jerusalem Mill.
Down by the seaside is the charming village of Cassis. It’s more commercial as it sits on the main tourist route, but it’s lovely nonetheless. Make sure you try some of the wine produced from the vines that surround the town.
For a real old-world village, try Gordes. It has cobbled lanes and narrow alleys, plus it perches on a hill so there are amazing views.
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Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Being stuck in the middle seat on an airplane is hardly anyone’s first choice, but for travelers who aren’t willing to shell out extra bucks to choose their own seat, the middle seat may be randomly assigned to them. However, there are a few ways to make the most of this situation and breeze through the flight with the most comfortable experience possible.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.