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Meal at the Michelin-starred Aux Terrasses in Tournus

Jean-Michel Carrette

The Aux Terrasses in Tournus is the best-value as well as least fussy Michelin-starred hotel/restaurant I’ve stayed in. A young couple, Amandine and chef Jean-Michel Carrette, run the establishment. Jean-Michel’s parents moved into what was a motor inn in 1979 when he was two years old. Jean-Michel’s parents obtained a Michelin star in 1999 but […]

Confessions of a Guidebook Writer

Hotel Majestic, Santorini

The hawk-eyed must have already realised that some movie reviews appear online before a film has even been released. Typically they say: “Can’t wait!” – five stars or “How can they cast Ben Affleck in that role?” ­– one star. Strange, right? Welcome to fake online reviews. As regards consumer products, Amazon has been forced […]