The Vallée du Loir: The Other Loir is a Well-Kept Travel Secret in France

The lesser-known cousin of the Loire Valley, the well-kept secret that is the Vallée du Loir, certainly packs an incredible and diverse punch, as Marion Sauvebois discovered "The gardens of the Prieuré de Vauboin are...

Château de Hautefort: An Enchanting Castle in the Dordogne

The elegant Château de Hautefort sits atop a rolling green hill, offering superlative views of the Lourde and Beuze valleys in the Dordogne. The chateau has a long and rich history, with records showing...

The Château de Monte-Cristo

When an architect informed Alexandre Dumas that it would cost several hundred thousand francs to create the elaborate English-style estate he envisioned, the highliving French writer is said to have replied, “I certainly hope...

A Complete Guide to Burgundy: Venture Beyond the Vineyards

Though famed for its incomparable vintages and world-class gastronomy, there is more to Burgundy than food and wine as Sylvia Edwards Davis discovers... Burgundy is perhaps best known for its excellent gastronomy and world-class wines,...
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Where to Stay Near Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

We chose Château de la Tour in Gouvieux for our last luxurious night in France because of the beautiful and tranquil setting and its close proximity to Charles de Gaulle airport where we would...
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Great Destinations: Château d’Yquem

To drive up the long road leading to Château d’Yquem in late Summer, past row after row of verdant vines which are heavy with grapes, one slowly develops the impression of rising onto another...

3 New Wine Courses at Château de Pommard in Burgundy

New Wine Experiences to teach consumers the professional secrets of tasting, pairing and selecting wines. The historic Château de Pommard was founded in 1726 by Vivant Micault, secretary to King Louis XV, and after 300...

The Cream of Chantilly

It may be noted for the lace and cream, but it's the house and gardens that are easiest on the eye. Eleanor Fullalove heads straight for this rural retreat in Picardy when the hustle...

Where to Stay and Eat in Franche-Comté

The region’s best restaurants and hotels, including some more unusual offerings from former monasteries to tree cabins... Related articles: Franche-Comté: The Land of Plenty TOP HOTEL SELECTION Grand Hôtel du Tonneau d’Or, Belfort Built in 1907, this four-star...

A Slice of Château Life in Nice

Eyebrows are raised when I tell people that my parents live in a château in Nice. Incredible as it may seem, their inner-city apartment is in a manor house built in 1850, in the...