From European Grand Tour box sets to New York Restaurant Week
Saturday 06 July 2013
The Domaine de la Baume opened yesterday in rural Provence, an hour's drive from St-Tropez. The former home of Expressionist painter Bernard Buffet has been converted into a gorgeous 15-room hotel, surrounded by manicured gardens, an orangery and olive groves. There's a restaurant by chef François Martin, plus yoga, horse-riding and cooking classes (domaine-delabaume.com).
From 23 to 31 August, Singapore Night Festival sees the city lit up with installations, late-night openings, music and more (brasbasahbugis.sg/nightfestival).
Tourism Victoria has a new app that lists the Australian state's top attractions, wildlife hotspots, culinary experiences and touring routes, including the Great Ocean Road. Free (bit.ly/AusApp).
Jet set, go!
The Emirates Aviation Experience opens today in south-east London – on the south side of the Thames on Greenwich Peninsula, beside the airline's cable-car across the river. It promises interactive displays, life-size aircraft models and flight simulators of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 (www.aviation-experience.com; entry £3).
Luxe City Guides has a new "European Grand Tour" box set, available to buy online from today. The suitably stylish case opens to reveal eight of the latest editions to Madrid, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, Istanbul and Florence (£49; luxecityguides.com).
The number of days New York Restaurant Week lasts. From 22 July to 16 August, top restaurants will offer fixed-price lunch and dinner menus for $25/$38. Book this Tuesday at nycgo.com/restaurantweek
Headwater has two new itineraries that take in a different side of the Algarve. From October, walkers and cyclists can trace a seven-day loop from Sagres, from £778pp on foot, £939pp on two wheels, flights extra (headwater.com).
Until 29 September, the Royal Academy in London has an exhibition, Mexico: A Revolution in Art, that charts the country's history from revolution to an artistic revival led by talents such as Diego Rivera (royalacademy.org.uk).
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