France

A Foodie’s Guide to the Loire Valley

A Foodie’s Guide to the Loire Valley

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Imagine a lush valley where fruits and vegetables have been grown for more than a thousand years, where regional wines were drunk in the courts of Louis XVI and where castles date back to the…

La Voie Française: An Interview with Tour Director Peter Meahan on the joys of French cuisine

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A Tour Director for 13 years, with a partiality for southern England, Guernsey and France, Peter loves to fulfil guests’ lifelong dreams of visiting places or seeing sights that match or exceed their expectations. Always…

Insights From Frequent Traveler

Insights From Frequent Travelers Jim & Therese Nutt

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Australians Jim and Therese Nutt are true travel fanatics. Having driven everything from jeeps to camper trailers and stayed everywhere from campsites upwards on several continents, they are unapologetic for having turned their back on…

Six of the Top Michelin Star Restaurants in Europe

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The oldest European restaurant guide still in existence, the Michelin Red Guide, wields great power in the culinary arena. Symbols of excellence, Michelin’s iconic “stars” have the power to make or break both careers and…

The Elegance of the French Riviera

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It has no clear boundaries, goes by several names, contains one of the globe’s wealthiest principalities, and is famous for attracting the biggest celebrities and jet setters year in, year out. A particularly attractive slice…

Celebrating the City of Light: Five Inspiring Videos of Paris

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Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world, and with good reason. Whether it’s the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame or Sacré-Cœur there’s seemingly no end to the iconic elegance…

King of the Castle: An insider’s guide to Chateau de Rochette

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The chateaux of France, ranging from functional Medievalism of de Vincennes and de Vitre, to the later Mannerism of Fontainebleau, number among the architectural wonders of their ages. And the 18th century chateau de Rochette,…

Versailles

An Insider’s Guide to Versailles

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The famed Palace of Versailles had a comparatively modest beginning as a hunting lodge built by Louis XIV in 1624. It would evolve, of course, into an emblem of the absolute rule of the Ancien Régime…

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Le Dauphin: An Interview with Chef Mathieu Le Guillois

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Located on Church Street in the little town of Le Breuil-en-Auge, is award-wining restaurant, Le Dauphin, or ‘The Dolphin’. Framed by light cinnamon colored beams that would be described as ‘Tudor’ were they a few…