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  • 21 Live like royalty in Luxembourg: A guide to a luxurious getaway
    With Prince Guillaume and Stephanie de Lannoy's Luxembourg wedding on the horizon, we explore the regal destination in all its glory. Luxembourg, home to the happy couple, earns itself a firm spot for...

  • 22 James Bond: Iconic 007 destinations revisited
    We all have our favourite James Bond. Or maybe favourite two, namely Sean Connery and Daniel Craig. But the Bond films are about much more than sexy spies, beautiful women emerging from the sea and incredible...

  • 23 The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the sidewalk to the catwalk
    An undeniable inspiration at the forefront of fashion, the 'enfant terrible,' Jean Paul Gaultier makes his much anticipated debut in the captivating exhibition that has every fashionista on their feet. Following...

  • 24 Luxurious Majorca: From Cloud Atlas to Catherine Zeta-Jones, why the island is in demand
    Majorca has long been the perfect Mediterranean island escape for celebrities, with a more relaxed atmosphere than its Balearic neighbour Ibiza and an intriguing blend of rustic and modern culture. Now...

  • 25 Pera Palace: Istanbul's hot-spot hotel
    It's East meets West in glamorous, exotic and stylish form. Turkey’s most famous hotel has just had a £20 million facelift – and it's got to be seen to be believed. The Pera Palace, the...

  • 26 The destination of the moment: Flanders is in fashion
    Head to the cities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Mechelen to explore beautiful Belgium and discover a plethora of art, cuisine, fashion, design and history. This country's culture...

  • 27 A gourmet taste of the literary wonders of Paris
    A new generation of gourmet restaurants has sprung up in the French capital, reinventing the whole concept of cutting edge international cuisine.  Stroll the historical streets of the city of...

  • 28 Singapore: Exotic highlights of an Asian Tiger
    Ahead of the arrival of the young royal couple Raffles Hotel has pulled out the red carpet and redecorated the walls of its neo-Renaissance architecture. Renowned for its Singapore Sling cocktail, and...

  • 29 Wind down the romantic canals of Venice
    The film world has descended once more on the magical city of Venice for the 69th Venice Film Festival. But away from the glitz and glam of the red carpet exists the fantastic art and culture of one of...

  • 30 Holiday with the stars in Miami
    With a tropical climate that boasts hot, humid summers and short, warm winters, Miami is the perfect year round holiday destination. Situated on Florida's Atlantic coast, its swathes of golden beaches,...

  • 31 Check in to chic: the world's top boutique hotels
    Since their beginnings in Eighties New York, boutique hotels have sprung up all over the world, each competing to offer a unique, designer edge to the travel experience. Make your next hotel a lifestyle...

  • 32 Art, wine and tapas in Barcelona
    A region with its own language, character and history – it is no wonder that its capital is Spain's most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean's busiest ports. Barcelona is one of...

  • 33 From the South Bank to Portobello Road: London's best freebies
    Check out our top pick of London's cultural attractions, green spaces, walks and markets.  Whether you're in town for the Games or fancy an afternoon strolling the capital, this list of favourites is...

  • 34 European urban adventures: Top five city breaks
    A European city break is a great getaway – in just a few days you can explore a new place, soak up a different culture and indulge in exciting new foods. With so many fascinating cities just a short...

  • 35 The £160 million makeover to restore Ritz Paris to former glory
    At the end of July, the iconic Ritz Paris will close its doors for a £160 million makeover.   The landmark hotel, the epitome of opulent travel for the past 114 years, will be treated...

  • 36 London 2012 Festival, the hottest ticket in town
    Alongside the Olympic Games, London is hosting its biggest ever cultural festival from June 21 until September 9, the London 2012 Festival. As the Olympic torch races along the home straight...

  • 37 Shop Istanbul: a fashionista's paradise
    When it comes to shopping destinations, the main ones that spring to mind are Paris, New York, London and Milan. But right now Istanbul is the place to go. This Turkish hot spot that spans continents,...

  • 38 The crowning jewels of the Cote d'Azur
    From St-Tropez to the Belle Époque aura of Cannes; these seductive locations have always captivated sun lovers and socialites. There are also, of course, those niche spots where the per-capita...

  • 39 Copenhagen: one of Europe's coolest, greenest cities
    The longest pedestrian street in Europe, Strøget, winds through the city centre with shops of world-renowned Danish design, fashion and much more. In its squares and along its fascinating canals...

  • 40 Bamberg: a Bavarian treasure
    The lush green countryside around Bamberg is a charming setting for the seven-hilled town that residents of Bamberg like to compare to Rome. The hills are dotted with an abundance of medieval churches...



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