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Where to Stay and Eat on the French Riviera

The best restaurants and hotels in the Côte d'Azur region, plus some hidden secrets only the locals know about. Related Articles: The French Riviera in Winter Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte...
Juvia restaurant

Paris Restaurant Reviews: Juvia in the 8th Arrondissement

Since Guillaume Delage is a very talented chef, the good news for people like me who knew and liked his cooking, both at Gaya, Pierre Gagnaire’s Left Bank fish house, and then at his own excellent bistro,...
Annecy, "Little Venice."

A Weekend in Annecy: Insider Travel Recommendations

The cure for most anything that ails is fresh mountain air. With winter arriving, I craved a higher altitude and slower pace of life, even if only for a weekend. A train ticket and...
Auberge du Jeu de Paume

Reviewed: Auberge du Jeu de Paume in Chantilly

Whether you’re a Londoner, a New Yorker, a Parisian, or from some other point on the compass, tiny Chantilly in the Val-d’Oise, 45 minutes north of Paris, is the perfect autumn weekend in the country. Not only does...
Le Brittany - Turbot with beurre blanc

Restaurants in Bretagne: Le Brittany in Roscoff

Few places in France make a better mid-autumn destination than Roscoff, the hardy little port in the Finistère department of Brittany that’s won a global reputation for its thalassotherapy (sea-water spa treatments, which were invented here) and excellent food...

Château d’Audrieu: Luxury Four Star Hotel & Restaurant in Calvados

The Hotel Ideally located between Caen and Bayeux, in the heart of the county of Calvados, the Château d’Audrieu, an 18th century residence, listed as a Historical Monument, is set against the background of a...

A History of the Auberge du Père Bise: Featuring an In-House Recipe

In the village of Talloires, along Lake Annecy, sits a rustic-looking inn. Originally a simple guinguette, or tavern, the Auberge du Père Bise is a prestigious hotel and restaurant. Run by the same family...

Dining in Paris: La Tour d’Argent, a French Institution

So how do you reinvent one of the greatest gastronomic monuments in Gaul? Well, the delicate revision that began when André Terrail – son of the late Claude Terrail, the handsome bon vivant who ran the dining room...

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...

Le Moulin de la Galette: Une Renaissance

It was a wonderful surprise to find that this mythic restaurant of Montmartre, the name of which is so well-known, is under new management and has been completely refurbished.  Two partners and businessmen, Cedric...