I close my eyes and imagine it is March 1244 in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. The great castle of Montségur has fallen and some 200 people are making their way towards a burning pyre. Their crime: refusing to renounce their faith.
Storchen Zürich, a centuries-old establishment that melds traditional hospitality with polished design-led good looks, occupies an enviable perch on the river in central Zurich. Its pier lends exclusivity, a mood enhanced by the jazz-filled waterside bar.
Emily Rose Mawson