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Travel in Normandy: Treasures of the Seine Valley

When you think of Normandy, do you think of the D-Day landing beaches and Mont Saint Michel? Or perhaps Rouen’s gothic cathedral, the Bayeux tapestry, Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny and the picturesque port...

Restaurant Reviews: Chez la Vieille in Paris

In Paris it’s always a delicate business to tamper with tradition, especially when you’re an American and the subject of your intervention is one of the city’s most venerable old bistros, the legendary Chez la Vieille (At the...

Le Bordeaux: Gordon Ramsay’s New Brasserie

After the recent gastronomic letdown of chef Philippe Etchebest’s Le Quatrième Mur in the opera house across the street, Bordeaux has finally gotten the stylish brasserie it’s been wanting with the opening of Le Bordeaux at the Intercontinental...

Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country

Our choice of the best hotels and restaurants in Bordeaux and amidst the vineyards. Related articles: Great Destinations: Bordeaux and Wine Country Things to See and Do in Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Guide 12 Unmissable Wine Destinations...

Restaurant Reviews: Ambassade d’Auvergne, Paris

When I first moved to Paris 30 years ago, it was easy to do a gastronomic Tour de France without leaving town. This is because the French capital was once so well-furnished with restaurants representing the regional kitchens...

Provence Picnic by the Michelin-Starred Chef of Alain Ducasse’s Hostellerie de L’Abbaye de la...

What's better than a picnic in Provence? Readers, take note: Chef Nicolas Pierantoni is preparing gourmet picnic hampers for guests this summer at the Michelin-starred Hostellerie de L’Abbaye de la Celle in Provence. One of Alain Ducasses's...
Les Loges, Lyon

Restaurant Reviews: Les Loges in Lyon

For anyone who loves French food, there are few better destinations than Lyon, since it offers such a spectacular range of restaurants. If the hearty food of the city’s bouchons at places like Chez Hugon is deliciously consoling...

The Train Stations of Paris, Reborn

Entering a Paris train station in 1846, you would have been as likely to meet an elegant bourgeois couple in rustling silks as a gun-slinging hunter and his baying hounds setting out for a weekend’s shooting in the countryside, such...

Hotel L’Enclos des Lauriers Roses: A Charming Hotel in Provence

Lying equidistant between the historic cities of Nîmes and Avignon, the Hotel L'Enclos des Lauriers Roses is an idyllic choice for those wanting to explore Provence. The Hotel is set in a beautiful tiered garden, with...

Pirouette Restaurant: A Bistronomic Gem in Les Halles, Paris

Pirouette restaurant continues its innovative spin as Chef François-Xavier Ferrol (holding the reins since last summer) creates traditional French cuisine with an original touch. Like a well-executed ballet twirl, the balance of flavours, textures, and technique...