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The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Hayes and Gough/Octavia

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune.  It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...

Eden Lodge: Eco-luxury in the Heart of Paris

Eden Lodge is a cutting edge eco-friendly hotel located in the heart of Paris on the up-and-coming Rue de Charonne. The hotel is dedicated to providing uncompromising luxury whilst leading the field in sustainable development...

Savoring the Slow Road: Cruising the Burgundy Canal by Barge

From the deck of my hotel barge, I glimpse into the heart of rural France, admiring lush pastures of grazing Charolais cattle and the verdant hills of Burgundy’s pastoral landscape. We are cruising at...

Come and meet wine lovers with les Ateliers de Bacchus

Les Ateliers de Bacchus were born in 2007 from our oenologist’s desire, Pauline Robin, to communicate her expertise and passion for wine.  Graduated from the University of Oenology of Bordeaux and holding a degree...
Touring the beautiful city of Bordeaux

Bordeaux à la carte: Private Customized Tours in the Bordeaux Wine Region

Have you been to Bordeaux recently? Now is the time to go. The city once referred to as the "Sleeping Beauty" is experiencing an urban renaissance, with a splendid new wine museum called La Cité...
La Ferme des Coûts, Vendee

On the Gourmet Trail in the Vendée

The Vendée department on France’s western seaboard is enjoying a burgeoning reputation as a must-visit region for those keen to discover a hitherto hidden side of French gastronomic culture. Now with four Michelin-starred restaurants and an abundance...
Biking in the Burgundy vineyards.

A Taste Trek in Burgundy: Walking & Cycling in French Wine Country

No doubt every corner of France has its own charms and beauty, but if one had to name the quintessential French region, it must be Burgundy. With medieval villages, ancient woodlands, fields of red poppy and grazing cattle,...
Historic Carcassonne and vineyards

Taste the Terroir: The Fruits of the Sud de France

From Camargue to the Pyrénées, from the Lozère highlands to the Côte Vermeille by way of the Piémont and the plains of the Languedoc, Languedoc-Roussillon is a wonderfully diverse region to explore. It has six majestic World Heritage sites...

Bordeaux: Le Saint James Hotel and Restaurant

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the reputation of Bordeaux wine blossomed and the wealth of the vineyard owners, winemakers and merchants grew in equal measure. In the humid heat of a Bordeaux summer you can...
La Cité du Vin

Bordeaux Fête le Vin – Bordeaux Wine Festival 2016

The famous Fête le Vin returns once again to the world favorite wine capital, Bordeaux. Running from June 23 - 26, this year's event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the festival, which is widely regarded...