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Global Spotlight: Living in the Lap of European Luxury

Above: Thonon-les-Bains Established in 2015 and located along the French shores of Lake Geneva, the team at Leman Property continues to raise the bar with their steadfast commitment to putting people first. Dedicated to working hand-in-hand, sharing the same objectives, values, professionalism and convictions, the team works together to bring their clients’ dreams to life. Here, Co-Founder Loïc Daly takes us inside the picturesque real estate market. Daly Please describe your current housin...
Tags: Europe, News, Business Planning, Business Model, Radio, Luxury, Middle East, Switzerland, National, Latest News, Industry News, French Alps, Luxury Real Estate, Lake Geneva, Annecy, Brokers


Les Arcs Film Festival Unveils Coproduction Village Lineup of 13th Edition

Les Arcs Film Festival, the European film fest programmed by Tribeca’s artistic director Frederic Boyer and set in the French Alps, has unveiled the lineup of its Coproduction Village which will be back as a live event after a virtual 2020 edition. The 13th edition of the industry sidebar will showcase 18 projects in development […]
Tags: Global, Michel Hazanavicius, Lamb, Les Arcs European Film Festival, Tribeca, French Alps, Noomi Rapace, Nadav Lapid, Frederic Boyer


Experience: I accidentally bought a derelict house

We wanted to bid on a property. But auctioneers speak quickly, and this one had a strong Glaswegian accentMy girlfriend Claire and I had both been to Scotland just once before: me as a kid; Claire for a medical school interview. I’m English, she’s Canadian, and we met in the French Alps in 2016, quickly grew close, travelled around Europe, then got it into our heads that we should move to Glasgow. Wanting a project, we looked at auction listings and found an apartment in Pollokshields, Southside...
Tags: Europe, Scotland, Life and style, Property, Homes, Home Improvements, First-time buyers, French Alps, Claire, Glasgow Wanting


Great Jones' pastel-colored cookware became a must-have for millennials. Behind the scenes, a war was brewing between the estranged best-friend founders.

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Hope you're all having a nice July 4th holiday. Here's what we're going over today:A cofounder war led every employee to quit Instagram's trendiest cookware company.Insiders say Bill Gates was an office bully whose squeaky-clean image was just an act. As employees return to the office, experts are predicting a...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Microsoft, US, America, Newsletter, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Bill Gates, Reddit, Graves, Les Arcs, Apollo, Gates, Jones


‘Glacier Blood’ Is Our Latest Nightmare

Glaciers in the French Alps look like the scene of a massacre. Normally topped with pristine, white snow, they’re increasingly covered with dark, bloody-looking spots dubbed “glacier blood.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Snow, Alps, Algae, French Alps, Watermelon Snow, Physical Geography, Aquatic Ecology, Biological Oceanography, Geography Of Europe, Chlamydomonadales, Planktology, Chlamydomonas Nivalis


‘Glacier Blood’ Is the Latest Climate Change Horror

Glaciers in the French Alps look like the scene of a massacre. Normally topped with pristine, white snow, they’re increasingly covered with dark, bloody-looking spots dubbed “glacier blood.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Snow, Alps, Algae, French Alps, Watermelon Snow, Physical Geography, Aquatic Ecology, Biological Oceanography, Geography Of Europe, Chlamydomonadales, Planktology, Chlamydomonas Nivalis


Cormet de Roselend via Col du Pré

Cormet de Roselend is one of the more beautiful climbs in the Alps. But remember, the best route is not via the main Route des Grandes Alpes road that climbs the north and south sides. Instead, take the 3rd way up via Col du Pré, like the Critériun du Dauphiné will on June 5th. Col du Pré is a challenging beautiful climb with 26 hairpins and high mountain views in all directions. And just beyond the summit is one of the great views in the Alps down towards Lac de Roselend. And best of all?...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Alps, French Alps, Beaufort, COL, Route Des Grandes Alpes, Roselend, Cormet de Roselend, Lac de Roselend, Cormet, Meraillet, Critériun, Arêches, Lac de Roselend Unpaved, La Chapelle de Roselend


How TikTok is transforming home cooking for some with its tasty video instructions

By Tracee M. Herbaugh From sourdough to feta pasta, much of the last year at home has been food-focused. And one driver of these delectable fads is the social media platform TikTok. Many people have embraced cooking during the pandemic, when they’ve been home, bored, looking to try something new. TikTok was ready to fill the gap as a foodie paradise, and has seen more than 15 billion food posts. “It’s my bedtime routine,” Lori Jackson, 54, of Lynn, Massachusetts, said of watching TikTok cooking ...
Tags: Food, South Korea, Cook, Boston, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Seattle, East Bay, Denver, American University, French Alps, Amanda Lee Myers, Vick


NLPCloud.io helps devs add language processing smarts to their apps

While visual ‘no code‘ tools are helping businesses get more out of computing without the need for armies of in-house techies to configure software on behalf of other staff, access to the most powerful tech tools — at the ‘deep tech’ AI coal face — still requires some expert help (and/or costly in-house expertise). This is where bootstrapping French startup, NLPCloud.io, is plying a trade in MLOps/AIOps — or ‘compute platform as a service’ (being as it runs the queries on its own servers) — with...
Tags: Google, Germany, Tech, Salinas, Gpu, Cto, French Alps, Grenoble, NLP, Hugging Face, Amazon Comprehend, Google Natural Language, Eigen, Julien Salinas, BBVA Mintel Senuto


Watch: Speedrider takes a thrilling ride while trying out new tricks

Q: What do you get when you mix paragliding and freeskiing? A: Valentine Delluc, a speedriding champ who started paragliding at age 11 and free-skiing at age 13. Deluc tries out new tricks at a deserted French Alps resort to create this artful, incredibly shot Red Bull-sponsored video. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Speedrider, French Alps, Paragliding Plus Skiing, Speedriders, Valentine Delluc, Deluc


Martin Cater Wins First Downhill of the Season in Val d'Isère

While yesterday's Super-G went under heavy snow and low visibility, today the sun came out and the conditions were perfect. It was a real day for the underdog in the French Alps with three unexpected racers finishing on the podium. Martin Cater earned his first World Cup podium and victory today in Val d'Isère. Under bluebird skies, wearing start bib number 41, the Slovenian had an incredibly smooth run and managed to ski fast in every section, surprising everyone, including himself, at the fin...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Val D'isere, Downhill, French Alps, Martin, Bormio, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Wengen Switzerland, Cater, Otmar Striedinger, Striedinger, Urs Kryenbuehl SUI, Kryenbuehl


Mikaela Shiffrin Returns To The Top of The Podium in Courchevel

Mikaela Shiffrin returned to the top step of the podium after 323 days. Bluebird skies, a compact and icy surface, and a difficult course were the ingredients of the second Courchevel Giant Slalom where Mikaela finished the first run in the lead with the Italian duo Bassino-Brignone just 14 hundredths of a second behind. With today's victory, Mikaela Shiffrin is tied with 67 victories with Marcel Hirscher for third place among all-time best skiers and now trails only Lindsey Vonn with 82 and ...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Lindsey Vonn, Courchevel, Marcel Hirscher, French Alps, Ingemar Stenmark, Mikaela Shiffrin, Mikaela, Shiffrin, Federica Brignone, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Petra Vlhova, Giant Slalom


Skiing in Vaujany: Family fun in the French Alps

Snow-capped mountains and fresh alpine air seem like a distant memory in a year when life...
Tags: French Alps, Vaujany


The best pocket knives

With the right pocket knife close at hand, you'll always be prepared to handle the tasks before you, from cutting apple slices on the trail to slashing through your seatbelt after an accident.The Victorinox Swiss Army Fieldmaster Pocket Knife is our top pick, thanks to its carefully curated tools and its lifelong dependability.The word pocket knife (also called a jackknife or folding knife) is something of a blanket term. It might be applied to a single-bladed implement or to a unit with multipl...
Tags: Reviews, Outdoors, Tools, Trends, Features, Knife, Buying Guide, Outdoor Gear, French Alps, Smith Wesson, Phillips, Swiss Army, Victorinox, Keyport, Steven John, Victorinox Swiss Army


18 Books; Or What I've Read This Month

Time for another round of my thoughts on the books I've read over last few weeks. I discuss them here in the order in which I read them. See my GoodReads shelf for longer reviews of some of these titles. Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald (Grove Press, Aug. 2020). Macdonald's new collection of essays interweaves everyday issues (allergies, migraines, Brexit) with her experiences with and in nature -- especially birds. You don't have to read these pieces in order, but I urge you to read them a...
Tags: Books, France, New York City, Ireland, John, Avery, Jack, Vikings, National Geographic, Harrow, Galway, Highlands, French Alps, Don, Sophie, Foley


Ten Great Cycling Routes in the Beautiful Vercors

I often call the Vercors the most under-rated cycling region in the Alps. The massif to the south-west of Grenoble doesn’t have the highest roads in the Alps, but it is full of stunning gorges and mind-blowing cliff stretches. Here are ten route suggestions: Note: Many of the routes on the map below overlap. If you zoom the map and hover your mouse on a route it should be highlighted. Plus every ride discussed below will include a link to a more detailed post and map. #1 Combe Lav...
Tags: France, Sport, Features, Cycling, Alps, French Alps, Grenoble, Doreen, COL, Vercors, Combe Laval, Alps The massif, Combe Laval Col de la Battaille Loop Blue, Col de la Bataille Here, Col de Carri Black, Five Cols Two Gorges Pale


My family of four saved thousands by doing a home exchange in the French Alps instead of a traditional summer rental. Here's what it was like.

The author's family hiking the mountain trails near our home exchange in the French Alps. Chrissie McClatchie Chrissie McClatchie is a freelance journalist who lives in the south of France with her husband and two daughters.Instead of spending thousands on a vacation rental this summer, McClatchie's family opted to do a home exchange, swapping their apartment on the French Riviera for a house with a garden in the French Alps.They only spent about $150 on the home exchange membership fe...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, London, France, US, Trends, Mont Blanc, French Alps, Chartreuse, Connolly, French Riviera, Grenoble, Villefranche, Chamb, McClatchie


Col des Annes via Colombière 4 Col Loop

Here’s another excellent paved cycling climb with an extension that requires a mountain bike. The route includes four cols: (a little known Col de la Forclaz, Col de la Colombière, La Clef des Annes, and Col des Annes). I started by climbing the paved classic north side of Col de la Colombière from Scionzier. See here for the much steeper alternate way up the north side via Col de Romme. Note, when you look at the map, you’ll see that after ten kilometres, I made a brief detour. I basi...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, French Alps, Grenoble, AVAL, Chambery, Mountain Bike, Gravel, Colombiere, Aravis, Col des Annes, Col de la Colombière, Chartreuse Alps, Col Loop, Annes, Romme


Mont Blanc melting glacier yields India newspapers that could be from 1966 plane crash

Retreating French ice leaves behind newspapers proclaiming Indira Gandhi’s rise to become prime minister The Mont Blanc glacier in the French Alps is yielding more secrets as it melts – this time a clutch of newspapers with banner headlines from when Indira Gandhi became India’s first, and so far only, female prime minister in 1966.The copies of Indian newspapers the National Herald and the Economic Times were probably aboard an Air India Boeing 707 that crashed on the mountain on 24 January, 19...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, France, India, Environment, Glaciers, Mont Blanc, French Alps, Economic Times, Indira Gandhi, National Herald, Air India Boeing


Mont Blanc's melting glacier yields time capsule of Indian history

Retreating French ice leaves behind newspapers proclaiming Indira Gandhi’s rise to PM, probably from 1966 plane crashThe Mont Blanc glacier in the French Alps is yielding more secrets as it melts – this time a clutch of newspapers with banner headlines from when Indira Gandhi became India’s first, and so far only, female prime minister in 1966.The copies of Indian newspapers the National Herald and the Economic Times were probably aboard an Air India Boeing 707 that crashed on the mountain on 24...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, France, India, Environment, Glaciers, Mont Blanc, French Alps, Economic Times, Indira Gandhi, National Herald, Air India Boeing


Plateau des Glières and Above

In addition to the paved Col des Glières (1440m), this ride visits two gravel cols: Passage de la Gloire (1350m) and Col de l’Ovine (1786m). This was my first adventure not starting from home in quite some time. It felt great. I have written many times about Plateau des Glières. See this link that explains five more rides (the two paved sides plus three superb unpaved rides). In that 2017 article I admonish Prudhomme for never including Glières in the Tour de France. Now, three years lat...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Notre Dame, Mont Blanc, French Alps, Plateau, Prudhomme, Haute Savoie, Gravel, Loup, Glières, Plateau des Glières, Gloire, Ovine, Col des Glières, Le Collet


Schumacher to have stem cell surgery in 'next couple of days'

The 51-year-old suffered a brain injury while skiing in the French Alps with his family nearly seven years ago.
Tags: Health, News, French Alps, Schumacher


This 193-square-foot prefab 'cocoon' tiny home with a 180-degree window was inspired by luxury hotels and can be put together in 2 days

French company Lumicene revealed its prefab tiny cabin in the woods. Lumipod is a minimal luxury structure available in three sizes, with a glass window exterior. The first Lumipod was installed in the French Alps, with plans to ship to the US and Australia in the works.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lumicene, a French company known for its reversible, circular window design, has revealed its new Lumipod in the French Alps. The Lumipod is a minimalist cabin-like structu...
Tags: Europe, Australia, US, Trends, New Zealand, French Alps, Lyon France, US Canada Australia, LUMICENE, Lumipod


Fox Campbell: British boy buried in snow thanks dad through frozen tears as he is rescued

An 11-year-old British boy who was buried under heaps of snow for 30 minutes thanked his father through frozen tears as he was rescued. Footage of the dramatic incident in the Chamonix region of the French Alps, at the base of Mont Blanc, showed young Fox Campbell being buried near a piste - a path in the snow marked for skiing. The La Chamoniarde rescue team said Fox was "very lucky" to survive the ordeal, having been pulled from the snow half an hour after he went under.
Tags: News, Fox, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, French Alps, Fox Campbell


Col de la Forclaz de Montmin (and above)

My first ride since early August that didn’t start/end from home. I thought I’d choose a familiar old friend. This is a great loop of Lake Annecy via the bike path on the west side of the lake and via Col de la Forclaz de Montmin on the east. This is the climb where I first saw a Tour de France mountain stage …… back in 2004. 2004 Tour de France: Virenque, Moreau, and Simoni I started on the north edge of the lake near Annecy. The key to the route is to immediately get onto the ...
Tags: France, Sport, Cycling, Italy, Alps, North, French Alps, Albertville, Simoni, Lake Annecy, Annecy, Forclaz, Col de la Forclaz, Virenque Moreau, Montmin, Bikemap


A British Business Traveler May Have Transmitted Coronavirus Across Multiple Countries

(LONDON) — A middle-aged businessman from England who vacationed in the Alps has illustrated how the ease of international travel is complicating global efforts to track and contain the new coronavirus that emerged in China. Steve Walsh issued a statement Tuesday after becoming the focus of intense media coverage once it became apparent that he may have unwittingly helped to spread the new coronavirus to Europe. Walsh had come into contact with the virus after a business trip to Singapore i...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, England, London, News, China, Germany, Singapore, Uncategorized, Britain, Malaysia, Paris, National Health Service, Alps, Geneva, Associated Press


The shocking, forgotten history of cretinism

Until about a century ago, 'cretinism' was endemic throughout large parts of the Alps.Sufferers often had a visibly enlarged thyroid gland, and in the worst cases were severely retarded.Although 'goiter belts' in North America and Europe have been eradicated, the disease remains common throughout the world. Age-old blight How do you make Captain Haddock swear like the drunken sailor he is, without R-rating the comic that stars his much milder-mannered friend Tintin?Eventually Hergé, Tintin's sp...
Tags: Europe, Tibet, Environment, History, Innovation, Switzerland, Disease, Alps, Illness, Map, North America, Balkans, French Alps, Valais, Haddock, Provençal


'I don't want a Michelin star,' says French chef in 'Cheddargate' row

Marc Veyrat, who lost court battle to guide, in defiant mood as he opens new Paris restaurantMarc Veyrat, the French celebrity chef at the centre of the “Cheddargate” scandal, has declared he never wants a Michelin star for his new Paris restaurant.The flamboyant cook who took the red guide to court last year after he lost his third Michelin star for his celebrated flagship restaurant in the French Alps, has taken over a historic Parisian dining room previously owned by the equally colourful Fre...
Tags: Food, Europe, France, World news, Paris, Michelin, Gerard Depardieu, French Alps, Michelin Guide, Marc Veyrat, Cheddargate


How to choose the destination of your winter dreams

Picking the right location for your ski holiday can be stressful. Narrow down your search with these tipsThere are more than 5,000 ski resorts in the world, in more than 50 different countries. So how on earth do you begin to find the right one for you? The choice of destination can be overwhelming, let alone picking an individual resort. And don’t expect Google to have the answer. Unless the question is: “Which ski resorts are best at search engine optimisation?”A more reliable approach is to a...
Tags: Google, Ski, Club Med, French Alps, Set, Ready


Mother and Son

  Yann's mother, my Belle Mere or known as Bonne Maman (her grandmother's name) turned 90 last September. Imagine that she took a train from Rennes to the French Alps where she spent time alone, hiking, reading and breathing in the fresh air, then went to Vichy by train to spend time with her sister in law, then took another train to the French Riviera to be with her nephew and his family, then flew to Corisca to visit... and after two months of being young, free, and a bit wild flew to Marsei...
Tags: Travel, France, Marseille, Paris, Rennes, French Alps, Rennes Brittany, French Riviera, Gare de Lyon, Yann, Belle Mere, Bonne Maman, Gare de Montparnasse, French la Vie, Corisca