Gastronomy in the Loire Valley

La table des fées, Chateau du Rivau © Chateau du Rivau Châteaux are not the only thing that the Loire Valley takes very seriously.

A Week In The Life Of Two Special Classical Music Artists In Barcelona: Kai Gleusteen & Catherine Ordronneau

Kai Gleusteen & Catherine Ordronneau Dear future and potential Danube sailors,We are still ironing out a few details for this fabulous trip (‘Classical Austria and Classical Italy in 2020') to which we are so much looking forward. Our memories are still fresh and vivid from the last trip on the Danube: sliding quietly on the water in an unbelievably comfortable ship, seeing the gorgeous landscape slip by, sharing music and friendship (and food and wine!), walking in the steps of...

Coronation Street

The first newspaper review declared it “doomed from the outset” – hardly the most auspicious start. Without glamour, escapism or ambitious plots, the show seemed to have little to recommend it. When shown the pilot episode, its general manager went as far as to say that he couldn’t find “a single redeeming quality”. Even the television executives who had commissioned an initial run of seven episodes feared it was “dreary”, and declared “nobody will understand the argot”.

Titanic movie turns 20

Titanic: The Movie Ready to feel old? It is hard to believe, but 20 years ago ‘Titanic: The Movie’ first premiered on cinema screens in the US.

One River, Four Capitals: An Odyssey Along The Danube

From its Black Forest source to the Black Sea delta, Europe’s second-largest river passes through 10 delightfully diverse, dependably scenic countries, including Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and on to the Balkans.

A Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux

The Loire Valley châteaux are a bit like buses: you wait ages for one to come along, then suddenly five show up together. There’s no doubt that the region is a great spot for castle-hopping but it is good to be discerning among so many options.

On the Horizon for 2021-22

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