Today: The Pavillon de la Reine in Paris has a new sibling. The Pavillon des Lettres is a new hotel with 26 rooms that each take on a letter of the alphabet. Set a short stroll from foodie-hub, Place de la Madeleine, the hotel features sleek, understated design (pavillondeslettres.com).
This week: Enjoy high-altitude tales and high-adrenalin films at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, taking place in Cumbria from Thursday to Sunday (18-21 November). As well as guest speakers and screenings there's a photography exhibition and Saturday night party (mountainfest.co.uk).
In the diary: Perfect your serve in Antigua: Jeremy Bates is heading to the Carlisle Bay resort for a week of expert tennis coaching from 20-27 November (carlisle-bay.com).