Old Parsonage Hotel

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Having lived in Oxford for a year during my postgraduate studies at the University, going back to the beautiful city of dreaming spires feels like home before I even arrive. The flip side of this, though, is that it’s challenging to find a hotel or place to stay the night now that is comparable to... Read more »

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

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Raymond Blanc was born in a tiny rural village near Besançon, eastern France. His two greatest inspirations were the terroir of the Franche-Comté region and his mother, the formidable Maman Blanc. He and his wife Jenny opened their first restaurant, Les Quat’Saisons, in Oxford in 1977. An overnight success, it won Egon Ronay Restaurant of... Read more »