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J.K. Place Debuts in Paris

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.

Road Trip! Our Top 15 Scenic Drives

Certain destinations cry out to be explored by car. Here are 15 of our editors' favorite scenic drives, from the Amalfi Coast to the Oregon Coast and beyond.

Video: The Most Charming Towns of Alsace

Alsace ranks among the world's loveliest wine regions, with numerous unspoiled half-timbered towns punctuating tidy, rolling vineyards.

Four Favorite Castles in Alsace, France

Alsace is a peaceful and prosperous wine region. Here are four castles that punctuate a storybook landscape of forests, vineyards and well-preserved houses.

Favorite Wine Bars in Colmar

Seeing the vineyards and tasting wine where it's made gives you a deeper connection to it. In Colmar, we had great fun learning about Alsatian wines.

Alsace: Driving the Route des Vins

With its fairy-tale landscapes, half-timbered towns, crumbling castles and fine wines and cuisine, Alsace, France, is a lovely region to visit.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Alsace, France

On this trip to Alsace, our writer explored the picturesque Route des Vins, which winds through the Vosges Mountains. He found two hideaways to recommend there.

Eating Well Along Alsace’s Route des Vins

Michelin stars twinkle all up and down the Route des Vins, the picturesque road linking a series of wine towns. Here are seven restaurants we recommend.

Alsace’s Cultural Jewel: Colmar’s Unterlinden Museum

The Unterlinden Museum has become one of the top attractions in Alsace. It is small, set in historic buildings and has a superb collection of art.

Touring Alsace Wineries

Alsace is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world. We visited seven wineries there, each of which has something unique to offer the oenophile.

Horrors of War: A Visit to Natzweiler-Struthof

Formally a winter resort, Struthof was turned into a concentration camp by the Nazis. A visit here is a visceral reminder of the horrors of war.

Sipping Your Way Through Cognac

The grape-growing region of Cognac is just as iconic as Bordeaux but far more overlooked. Learn where to visit, eat and taste in this lovely area of France.

A Perfect Day In … the Marais

You could easily spend your entire time in Paris in the Marais. The area between the Third and Fourth Arrondissements is full of cafés, museums and shops.

Favorite Champagne Houses to Visit

Here are our favorite Champagne houses to visit, based on the quality of the commentary, the size of the group, the hospitality and the final tasting.

Beyond the Bubbly: Our Favorite Restaurants in Champagne

The Champagne region has recently emerged as one of the great gastronomic destinations in France, with an impressive constellation of great restaurants.

Barging Through Champagne on the Belmond Pivoine

From March through October, the Belmond Pivoine, a 128-foot barge, plies the waters of the Marne river and the Canal Lateral à la Marne.

Touring Champagne Province

Endowed with great restaurants and many of France's best hotels, Champagne is a more alluring destination for oenophiles, gourmets and history buffs than ever.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Champagne

We spent 10 days in Champagne, France, a region known for its restaurants, hotels and fine wines. Here are three new hotel recommendations from our trip.

Discovering the Fascinating Medieval City of Troyes

Troyes has yet to attract hordes of tourists and remains a quiet and atmospheric place. There is so much to do that we recommend a two-day visit.

Our Notre Dame

Trips give us precious little time to possess the world’s great sights. Some, like Notre Dame, are so extraordinary we feel like we own them, if just for a bit.

Best Oyster Bars in Paris

France is one of the world’s largest consumers and producers of oysters, especially between September and April. These are our favorite oyster bars in Paris.

Unforgettable Memories: Reflections on the Past Year of Travel

Travel trips provide a trove of memories that can last for a lifetime. Here are a few of the indelible experiences that enriched our lives in 2018.

Disappointments of the Year

Hideaway Report editors often find themselves at the point where the hotel website collides with reality. Here are our biggest disappointments of the year.

Paris: A Walking Tour Through the Marais

Eight hundred years ago, the Marais was marsh. It was settled by the Knights Templar in the 12th century, and two centuries later, Charles V built the first of many royal residences here.

Best Amenities: Spas, Beaches, Pools and More

Hideaway Report editors single out particularly memorable amenities —beaches and baths to spas and pools — from the hotels and resorts they visited.

Favorite Hotels of the Year

In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.

The Best Restaurants in Languedoc, the Other South of France

Languedoc-Roussillon is one of France's most unspoiled destinations. Here is a sampling of the best restaurants, where chefs use the best from land and sea.

Annecy: The Venice of the Alps

Quaint canals and storybook bridges thread under and over the cobbled streets, calling to mind Italy’s floating city of Venice.

Just Back From: Paris, France

Our social media manager just returned from her first trip to Paris. She made the most of her weeklong visit, which included a stay at the Saint James Paris.

What to Buy in Corsica

When visiting Corsica, one of the most scenic islands in the Mediterranean, look for these specialities: olive oil, charcuterie, immortelle and coral jewelry.

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