Travel Agenda: Luxury Travel Fair; Aloft London ExCeL; Musée d'Orsay; SnowSwappers.com
Saturday 05 November 2011
Today: Get inspiration for your next trip at the Luxury Travel Fair, which is at Olympia in West London until tomorrow. Guest speakers include Oz Clark and Benedict Allen, plus there's a photography exhibition (luxurytravelfair.com).
On the other side of the capital, check into the new Aloft London ExCeL. W hotels' diffusion brand offers laid-back sophistication; its Royal Victoria Dock location also provides access to Westfield Stratford City (aloftlondonexcel.com).
This week: See the work of Van Gogh, Gauguin, Manet, Renoir and Degas displayed in a new setting at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. After a two-year renovation, the new galleries are now open, with enhanced layout, lighting and space as well as a new café (musee-orsay.fr).
In the diary: If you're a chalet-owner that wants the chance to ski in a different resort this season, check out SnowSwappers.com. The new website offers a house-swap service for mountain property owners, with options from Whistler to Gstaad (snowswappers.com)
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