Summer

Cauterets: Sport and relaxation in the French Pyrenees

It’s 10pm on a Thursday night and the Bouledrome in Cauterets is alive. About 100 men, women and children are packed into the rugged, floodlight patch of land the size of half a football pitch for the weekly boules tournament. It’s not a sport for the energetic – France’s national […]

Chamonix: Hitting the heights in the Alps

All that separates us from a two-mile drop is a few inches of glass – and a pair of slippers. Welcome to The Step into the Void, a glass box jutting out of the rocks high above Chamonix in the French Alps. The ‘box’, at a dizzying 3,842m on the […]

The Roxburghe Hotel: Sporting break in Scotland

Stepping over the threshold at the The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course, guests are left in no doubt they are in Scotland. From the tartan carpets and the roaring fires in grand grates, to the antlers adorning the walls, this hotel gives the full Scottish country house experience. The main hall […]