Luxury apartments and villa accommodation in major cities, as well as smaller towns. Our personally selected properties are for those who love staying in, or close to a town or city centre to experience local culture, fine food and wine. We will be adding our own personal recommendations, as well as a calendar of cultural events to help plan your trip. We have also added a boutique selection of  recommended luxury holiday homes for rent in our favourite destinations.


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Madrid, Spain

Opera Apartment

This elegant and unique penthouse is located in the old Palace of the Countess of Medina, dating back to 1850. An urban oasis of peace and quiet, the penthouse (140m2) occupies three floors of the building, and was totally refurbished in August 2014. It is situated in the heart of Madrid in the district of Palace, where most of the most important buildings in the city are situated, including the Royal Palace and the Opera Theatre. It is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Madrid, one of the most traditional and cosmopolitan parts of the city, characterised by its charming streets and lush gardens. It is also close to the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, which you reach by foot via the pedestrianized streets of the area, with their boutiques, restaurants and cafes..

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Bordeaux, France

Road Trip: Photography of the American West at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux

The exhibition is organized within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the twinning between Los Angeles and Bordeaux. A selection of 82 photographs from the collections of the Department of Photography Wallis Annenberg of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) highlights images evoking the West and his imagination. Until 10th November 2014.

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London, United Kingdom

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010 at the Tate Modern

Sigmar Polke was one of the most insatiably experimental artists of the twentieth century. This retrospective is the first to bring together the unusually broad range of media he worked with during his five-decade career – not only painting, drawing, photography, film and sculpture, but also notebooks, slide projections and photocopies. 9th October - 8th February 2015.

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