Author: Leah Walker

Leah Travels France–February

Share: Each month, our Editor-at-Large and Paris resident, Leah Walker, is opening her French address book. She’ll share the latest, greatest, little known, classic and up-and-coming finds in her adopted home country. Find more travel tidbits on her website, LeahTravels.com and get your daily French dose from her Instagram, LeahTravels. Check In Tucked away in the Poitou-Charentes region in the southwest of France is Châteaux de L’Yeuse. This 19th century hotel sits in the outskirts of Cognac, overlooking the Charente Valley and its villages and vineyards. Owned and operated by Céline Desmazières, the property is the perfect base for exploring...

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Leah Travels France–January

Share: Each month, our Editor-at-Large and Paris resident, Leah Walker, is opening her French address book. She’ll share the latest, greatest, little known, classic and up-and-coming finds focused on her adopted home country.  Check In Located in La Celle-en-Provence, a small town west of Marseilles, is L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle. Owned by the renowned chef and restaurateur, Alain Ducasse, this boutique hotel is a member of Châteaux & Hôtels Collection. L’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle sits next to a 12th century Benedictine abbey and was opened by Ducasse in 1999. Terracotta colored with pretty green shutters,...

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Leah Travels France—December

Share: Each month, our Editor-at-Large and Paris resident, Leah Walker, opens her French address book. She’ll share the latest, greatest, little known, classic and up-and-coming finds in her adopted home country.  Check In In the Loire-Atlantique department, on the cusp of Brittany, is Domaine de La Bretesche. This 15th century château-turned-resort is on the outskirts of Missillac, near Brière Regional Natural Park. As a Relais & Château property owned by Bessé Signature, Domaine de La Bretesche is a welcomed escape in the French countryside. The massive estate has many outbuildings that have been re-purposed, yet still retain their original...

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Leah Travels France–November

Share: Each month, our Editor-at-Large and Paris resident, Leah Walker, is opening her French address book. She’ll share the latest, greatest, little known, classic and up-and-coming finds focused on her adopted home country.  Visit this Museum Not many people visit Musée Nissim de Camondo. I should know, because I live across the street from this mansion-turned-museum on the edge of Parc Monceau.  Count Moïse de Camondo designed his home after the Petit Trianon at Versailles specifically to hold his bulging collection of antiques — and filled it with exquisite and rare 18th century paintings, furniture, and objets d’art, Moïse was from...

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Leah Travels France–October

Share: Each month, our Editor-at-Large and Paris resident, Leah Walker, is opening her French address book. She’ll share the latest, greatest, little known, classic and up-and-coming finds in her adopted home country. Find more travel tidbits on her website, LeahTravels.com and get your daily French dose from her Instagram, LeahTravels. Visit this Museum With nearly 1,200 works from artists such as Andy Warhol, Alain Jacquet, David Tremlett and Cesar Arman, the Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) is a must-visit when in Nice. Documenting art from the 1960s until today, the MAMAC is nearly 50,000 square feet of...

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