Tag Archives: Aix

Feeling the cold? Then take a look at our Fab Five Best Beaches from 2012

The first in our count down is the just opened and uber-chic Fairmont The Palm, Dubai. Elegantly framed by palms and with soft golden sand, the beach at The Palm is a perfect way to relax after a day touring this magnificent city. Taking … Continue reading

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The gentle life on Aix

Having lived most of my early life on an island, I felt a strong affinity to the gentle beauty of Ile d’Aix, an island I recently visited off the coast of Poitou-Charentes, France. You reach the island by ferry from … Continue reading

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Rochefort and Aix on the Atlantic Coast of Poitou-Charentes

One of the most fascinating towns of Poitou-Charentes with its maritime heritage attractions, elegant boulevards and eclectic museums, Rochefort is tucked inside a loop of the Charente river.  Rochefort was a quiet fishing village until 1666 when ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV ordered the building … Continue reading

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