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A Postcard from Adrien Gloaguen

  • 09/08/2022
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At Touriste we love receiving postcards, so we asked our favorite globetrotters to write to us… We are happy to share this monthly pleasure with you !  From the Ile de RéA little about myself … I am Adrien Gloaguen, founder of the Touriste group, I will soon be 40 years old, I am passionate about travel, hospitality and design. I’m the father of three girls, Manon, Aimée and Colombe. I am writing to you from … I’m writing to you from the Ile de Ré, where we always stay for a little while during the summer with my family. On the agenda: white wine, langoustines, cycling and ice cream. My Tourist moment … Midway between discovery and relaxation, I always try to organise morning visits and a cooler programme in the afternoon, mainly so that the children can keep up. And obviously, I visit ten hotels a day… much to the delight of my family! My upcoming night at the hotel … It’s a secret, my wife reads us, I can’t tell you… I’m planning a surprise for our 40th birthday! The travel of my dreams … JAPAN ! But we’ll have to wait a little more. In my suitcase … A 48-hour bag, rather lightweight as I often have to carry the four big suitcases of my wife and daughters. I still bring 3 kilos of press and a swimsuit. My favourite tourist song … Niagara’s song: “L’amour à la Plage”First Travel Memory It’s not my first travel memory but there is a trip that stuck me during my childhood: Rajasthan, its beauty, its landscapes, its colours, its smells, its temples and the palaces! Regards,    Adrien Gloaguen

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Touriste summer collection at La Samaritaine

  • 03/08/2022
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Everything can be found at La Samaritaine… even our Touriste t-shirts! Touriste is proud to be part of the summer selection of Loulou’s Boutique at La Samaritaine. In a chic and Parisian universe, the concept store of La Samaritaine adopts a seaside atmosphere and offers a carefully chosen selection of souvenirs. Among them, you will find the summeriest T-shirt, the Touriste uniform! Touriste has designed a casual and joyful collection inspired by its hotels, places of life with lively atmospheres and warm decors.    Be sure to spend summer with you Touriste uniform: check the entire Touriste collection on our eshop or at La Samaritaine.

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Touriste X The Standard Hotels

  • 02/08/2022
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Touriste and The Standard Hotels team up to make you travel around the world.  A mutual philosophy Being a tourist or welcoming one is a philosophy, a vision of travel that is both light and refined, fun and caring, and focused on oneself as well as others that Touriste is sharing with The Standard. Both groups have therefore mutually agreed to offer to their respective customers new hospitality adventures. New York City, Miami Beach, Ibiza, Bangkok… Touriste aims to make its clients travel, while The Standard offers its clients to include Paris as a destination on their European Tour. Being treated as a member of the family upon arrival at the hotel… isn’t it the height of the luxury? Therefore Touriste and The Standard guests checking into any of the two hotel group’s properties get a 25% discount and a highly VIP welcome. Cutting-edge design and unwavering character New York City, Miami Beach, London, Ibiza, Maldives, Bangkok, Hua Hin… The Standard collection includes luxury boutique hotels known for their cutting edge design and unwavering character. Touriste is a French hotel group which has no other ambition than welcoming travellers, tourists, in the best environment imaginable, in order to offer them the greatest experience. Attention to detail, personalized service, curated decor… the partnership only guarantees a flawless experience for travelers, no matter where they are in the world.  

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A Postcard from Anna Polonsky

  • 13/07/2022
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At Touriste we love receiving postcards, so we asked our favorite globetrotters to write to us… We are happy to share this monthly pleasure with you !  From Bed-Stuy – Brooklyn in New York A little about myself … I am Anna Polonsky, founder of the Polonsky & Friends agency, art director and strategic consultant specializing in fine dining. My Tourist moment … Very diligent. I study each of my trips like the bachelors degree! It’s all about optimizing our time on site, discovering the best of each new destination. The fear of missing a memorable memory or a unique inspiration gives me cold sweats. Fortunately my husband is there to balance things out and bring a little spontaneity to our well-prepared programs. A souvenir I always bring back … For the house : lava stone mortars from Oaxaca, alpaca fabrics from the Andes, Alsatian ceramics from Colmar… For my greediness : spicy sauces from Jamaica, dried morels from France, capers and salted olives from Greece…A Short Story Once a year, my two best friends and I get together for a “staycation”, a sort of pajama party each time in a different hotel in New York. We bring our playlists, our cream masks, our tarot cards, some good wine and we pretend we’re teenagers for a girls’ night out. It’s called 143 (one bed for three!) and we wouldn’t miss it for the world ! Regards,      Anna Polonsky

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A Postcard from Tim Dup

  • 13/07/2022
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At Touriste we love receiving postcards, so we asked our favorite globetrotters to write to us… We are happy to share this monthly pleasure with you !  From Napoli A little about myself … I am Tim Dup, musician, author, singer, and other things that ends in “eur”. I have been passionate about travel for a long time; departures have always infused my creation, through the idea of destination, time, encounter and the unknown. I am writing to you from … I am writing to you from Napoli, the main city of Campania. I often go back there, where I can find everything I love. A Latin atmosphere, lights, colors, here everything makes sense. On a warm evening, eyes turned towards the Tyrrhenian Sea, we enjoyed gourmet pasta on the backside of a panoramic viewpoint, a bloody balloon of Spritz in which the end of the day shines. The air is perfumed with rosemary flowers and friarielli. Bodies strolling through the Spanish Quarter. My Tourist moment … I enjoy traveling alone, away from the main roads. Mingle with the locals, becoming the other, letting yourself be surprised, taking side steps. Not to rush on the must-sees, the history and the essentials, I remain a foreigner where I do not come from, of course. To stop being a tourist, you need time, and it is rarely the case. In a weekend, we are all tourists. In a month, we become immersed in what could almost make us look like a local, and this feeling, we love it. A souvenir I always bring back … Pieces of memory, above all. Little pieces that nobody can take from us, inside, in the head or the heart. Otherwise, pictures, always, as I am not an object collector. And usually, notebooks to write in traces of the place where one day, the words of other places will mingle.A Short Story One evening in India, in Pondicherry, with my phone run out, slightly drunkun, not finding my friends, I was unable to remember the hotel place. The English-style street grid made the neighborhoods too similar, so it was impossible to find back the way. Followed, an unless epic noctural adventure. I first slept on a deckchair next to a guard, then scoured the beach for any sign. Finally, pockets empty, I met a guy. We told each other about our lives, his lover had left him because he wasn’t from the right caste, he was born “untouchable”. He took me on his motorcycle, at full speed in the darkness. He booked me, so kindly, a hotel room in the city center where the sheets were fatty, the air-conditioning out of order, and cockroaches on corners. Unforgettable night… The next evening, I invited him to dinner to thank him. Actually, we are still in contact, we write to each other from time to time. Today, this friend is a dentist in Delhi. Regards,     Tim Dup

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A Postcard from Mathilde Cabanas

  • 13/07/2022
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At Touriste we love receiving postcards, so we asked our favorite globetrotters to write to us… We are happy to share this monthly pleasure with you !  From Morbihan A little about myself … My name is Mathilde, I am the founder and artistic director of the brand Mathilde Cabanas. I am fortunate to have 4 very nice children. I live in Nantes in a wooden house, like in the “Three Little Pigs” but stronger. I love pasta alle vongole, singing off-key and falsely in my car, and the color red. I am writing to you from … From Île-aux-Moines island in the Morbihan Bay, my father has a house there. We had nothing planned for the school holidays so a small stay in our fisherman’s hut away from everything is perfect to disconnect. Over there no car just bikes and a cart to put the children. We fish, we play cards, and we wear the same clothes every day. My Tourist moment … In fact, like many tourists, I love to go where there are no tourists. To really feel like a local. I avoid crowded beaches and prefer small coves that are difficult to access. Nothing makes me more nervous than sightseeing or endless queues in front of museums or restaurants. It messes me up. For example, I hated the Sixtine Chapel. The obstacle course to get to the Michelangelo’s painting and the crowded bus ride turned me off. Once I arrived, I just wanted to go back. I greatly preferred to visit the little churches of Rome lost in the corner of a street. Or just eat pasta in the local trattoria. A souvenir I always bring back … SIEMPRE olive oil ! Because lately the trips are mostly to the Mediterranean. From Morocco, carpets. Cans from Portugal and frequently tableware. I cherish the objects brought back from a travel. They have more value to me.A Short Story I got married in the hotel of my dreams on the Costa Brava, a place dear to my heart for as long as I can remember. We stayed there with my boyfriend and I fell in love with this unique place. It is one of the first hotels on the Costa Brava, dating from 1907. As there were archaeological findings just next door, it is one of the only places on the sea preserved and where the coast is not concreted. So when we decided to get married, it was obvious that it would be there. We privatized the hotel for the evening, all our loved ones came. It was like having a huge house with all our family and friends gathered. With the sea and the sun in addition, the dream! Every year we go back there, it became our place. Bisou, Mathilde Cabanas

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A Postcard from Chloé Nègre

  • 13/07/2022
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At Touriste we love receiving postcards, so we asked our favorite globetrotters to write to us… We are happy to share this monthly pleasure with you !  From Japan A little about myself … I am Chloé Nègre, interior architect and designer. I created my agency a few years ago, where we design colorful and warm places. I am writing to you from … From Japan, from a small volcanic archipelago off Tokyo. The boat trip from Tokyo remains an incredible souvenir. We spent the night on the boat and in the early morning you can see an island in the middle of nowhere and you start to hear the sound of insects. Like in Miyasaki’s cartoons. It was a few years ago now. My Tourist moment … I love to seek out the most unlikely places, put my finger on a map and organize a trip accordingly. Looking for a cottage on a lost lake in the US, a hotel on the shores of Lake Baikal or a microscopic island off the coast of China. In the last few years, we’ve had a harder time traveling far away, but we’ve found some sublime places, still very isolated in the Corsican mountains. Losing my reference points and getting out of my comfort zone allows me to really disconnect when I travel. A souvenir I always bring back … Systematically dishes or local micro crafts. I also go to flea markets very often. I almost bought a marble inlay table at the Palermo flea market. A few years ago, I managed to bring back in my suitcase a carpet bought at the Brooklyn flea market.A Short Story I have many stories, especially during the trips I made when I was younger in guesthouses that were often very spartan. I have a funny story about a trip that could have ended badly, in China, on a micro island between the mainland and Hainan. You have to know that nobody speaks English there, and even less French. We were walking quietly, quite far from our hotel when a Chinese tourist approached us. He explained us that the island was being evacuated because a storm was announced. We really felt “tourists”, I still laugh! All ended well we run to the hotel recovered our business and embarked on the last boat. Regards,      Chloé Nègre