The French love the lesser-known "les petits chateaux" for their intimacy, beauty and the stories they have to tell. Here are our favorites.
With a spate of hotel openings, a restaurant boom and the increasing excellence of the wines, the Loire Valley is evolving. Our editor returned to investigate.
Known as the Garden of France, the Loire Valley has a gentle climate and rich soil where everything thrives. Here are our favorite restaurants in the region.
One of the world's most urbane and stylish hotels, Le Bristol Paris has reopened after a six-month closure that facilitated renovations to its rooms and suites.
Bordeaux offers profoundly pleasurable wines and chateaux staffed by friendly people. Here are our Wine Concierge's favorite discoveries from the region.
Picturesque vineyard-blanketed countryside and a world-class city at its heart: Bordeaux has plenty to offer, including these five recommended hotels.
Wine bars have distinct advantages over wineries. It's never necessary to take a tour, and you can compare wines from various producers side by side.
Les Sources de Cheverny opened in September. It promises to be a fine addition to an already impressive selection of chateau hotels in the Loire Valley.
The visual and cultural imprint of Rome is omnipresent in Gard. Besides Arenes de Nimes and the Musee de la Romanite, here are four other sites worth seeing.
Barjac, Montclus and La Roque-sur-Ceze are three Gard villages rich in history and charm. Rather miraculously, they are also free of tourists.
Languedoc-Roussillon, in the department of Gard, offers much of what travelers love about Provence, with the added allure of being unspoiled and uncrowded.
Gard's restaurant scene has quietly developed into one of the best and most reasonably priced in France. Here are nine places we recommend.
From open-air markets to covered food markets, Gard has no shortage of places in which to shop. It's a great place to buy lavender, linens, baskets and more.
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc marks its 150th birthday this year. In celebration, its three restaurants will be redesigned and undergo a "gastronomic renewal."
A hotel of 14 rooms and apartments, housed just outside the gates of Versailles, will open this year. It will be complemented by an Alain Ducasse restaurant.
The French capital continues to evolve. Three charming properties have recently opened, proving the hotel scene is just as dynamic as the food and art scenes.
Lobster rolls have taken Paris by storm, haute cuisine is more affordable and a Japanese-French restaurant is the hottest in town. Here's the latest from Paris.
Enroll in a hands-on École Ritz Escoffier cooking class and you'll come away with new techniques and additions to your gastronomic repertoire.
The French have loved chocolate since the aristocracy popularized it in the 1700s. Here is a selection of our favorite chocolate shops in Paris.
Created in the mid-1800s, the department store Le Bon Marché on Paris' Left Bank, is still an enjoyable and profoundly Parisian experience.
The Paris hotel scene is vibrant and evolving. We recently visited and discovered three charming new hotels to recommend, on the Left Bank and in the Marais.
Here are a few of the places — some familiar, some unfamiliar — that you will likely be hearing more about in the year to come.
Several life-changing adventures marked 2019 as an unforgettable year in travel. Here are our Editors' Choice Awards for best travel experiences.
While we found many hideaways worth recommending this year, several dashed our high hopes. Here are our six biggest disappointments of the year.
At hotels and restaurants aiming to provide the highest level of hospitality, it is people who make the difference. Here are our hospitality award winners.
Hotels now contain some of the best restaurants in the world. Of the many we tried, here are five of our favorite hotel restaurants from 2019.
It’s always a pleasure to taste wine when we travel. These five regions may be classics, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t hold surprises.
Evaluating the world’s best hotels is great, but it’s just as delightful to test out top restaurants. Of the hundreds we tried, these were the best.
In 2019, Hideaway Report editors traveled over 150,000 miles and discovered a number of sophisticated hideaways. Here are their favorites.
With exquisite boutique townhouse hotels in Rome, Florence and Capri, J.K. Place opens a new intimate hotel in Paris, situated on the Left Bank.