The Guardian restaurant critic Jay Rayner is getting a larger dose of notoriety than usual, thanks to his witheringly funny review of Le Cinq in Paris. He went to the the flagship Michelin 3-star restaurant of the George V Hotel expecting the gastronomic experience of a lifetime. What he got was the foodie equivalent of a slo […]
Lonely Planet has launched Guides, a new, free, city guide mobile app – a pocket travel companion on the road, or when planning a trip. Available now for iOS and Android, Lonely Planet says the app will get you straight to the heart of a destination on your phone. There was time when many travellers tucked copies of Lonely […]
I hope your only rocky road is chocolate THE world’s largest and most stylish celebration of chocolate is set to mark two decades of innovative trends in Paris from late October. A vast space of 2,000 sq m will hold Salon du Chocolat which has has grown from one French couple’s love of our favourite sweet, to massive annual events worldwide attracting […]
Dining Out in Paris by Tom Reeves is the book you need before you arrive in the City of Light. A little reading up before you go is always a good idea, but this guide is different. Francophile and blogger Tom has stepped outside the square to find a list of eateries your bog standard […]
WHAT: Delicious Days in Paris by Jane Paech, published by Lantern, an imprint of Penguin Books, $A35. It comprises 14 walking tours to explore the city’s food and culture and where to buy the best goodies. Each chapter is named according to Jane’s favourite foods and drinks – for example Chapter 4 is called Mousse au […]
Losing It in France by Sally Asher reveals les secrets of the French diet – how to give yourself life’s pleasures in moderation and not get fat.
Rental bikes in Paris is the most inexpensive way to get around. The Vélib scheme costs as little as 1.70 euros a day.
When Australians travel they like to become culture vultures. Up to a point. Because many still prefer English-speaking countries, a new survey reveals.
Many thanks to all our readers who Liked and commented on MO Resin’s fabulous jewellery. With Mother’s Day coming up on May 13, we are extending our offer of 25 per cent discount on their online collections.
Two deliciously entertaining journeys – one to Mexico City and the other tracing the career of an Indian chef from Mumbai to Paris – are Taste for Travel’s best reads of the month. Enjoy!