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Giles Coren: 'A trip to Paris in the Nineties changed my life'

It was September 1991, a few months after I had graduated, when I received a phone call from my girlfriend, whom I had been dating at university. She had gone to Paris to study and things weren’t going well for her. She was weeping as we spoke. With no job to tie me down (I couldn’t even get my old bar job back), I literally just put some stuff into a bag, ran down to the Tube and took a train to Dover, got on a ferry and then a train and was in Paris the next day.
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TV tonight: Giles Coren and Monica Galetti explore more amazing hotels

Giles Coren and Monica Galetti return for a new series of luxury wanderlust, alighting in the pre-Covid world of the Caribbean and trying out the verdant forest hotel Jade Mountain in St Lucia. Nestled into a cliff face, the 29 bedrooms have no external walls, exposing them to the balmy elements and breathtaking views, at a price of up to £2,700 a night. Coren tries his hand as a personal butler, while Galetti pitches in as a beach helper, serving demanding guests. Ammar Kalia.
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