Our Favorite Loire Valley Wines and Their Best Producers

One of the pleasures of any visit to the Loire Valley is the opportunity to sample the region's superb wines. Here are our favorite wines and their producers.

A New Sensation on the Côte d’Azur

Set on a rocky hillside surrounded by ancient gardens, the striking Maybourne Riviera has all the potential to be an instant classic on the French Riviera.

5 Under-the-Radar Loire Valley Châteaux

The French love the lesser-known "les petits chateaux" for their intimacy, beauty and the stories they have to tell. Here are our favorites.

New Loire Valley Hotels

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.

Loire Valley Restaurant Discoveries

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.

Le Bristol Paris Reopens

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.

Tasting the Best of Bordeaux

Bordeaux offers profoundly pleasurable wines and chateaux staffed by friendly people. Here are our Wine Concierge's favorite discoveries from the region.

We’re Longing to Return to... Bordeaux

Picturesque vineyard-blanketed countryside and a world-class city at its heart: Bordeaux has plenty to offer, including these five recommended hotels.

Bordeaux’s Best Wine Bars

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.

Loire Valley Hotel Debut

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.

Must-See Roman Sites in Gard, France

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.

Three Charming Villages in France

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: Provence Without the Crowds

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: The Best Restaurant Scene Outside Paris

Gard’s restaurant scene has quietly developed into one of the best and most reasonably priced in France. Here are nine places we recommend.

Travel Takeaways: Shopping in Gard

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 Celebrates a Birthday

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc marks its 150th birthday this year. In celebration, its three restaurants will be redesigned and undergo a "gastronomic renewal."

Hotel at Versailles to Debut

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.

Paris: The Next Generation of Hotels

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.

Favorite New Restaurants in Paris

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.

A Cooking Class at the École Ritz Escoffier

Enroll in a hands-on École Ritz Escoffier cooking class and you'll come away with new techniques and additions to your gastronomic repertoire.

Best Chocolate Shops in Paris

The French have loved chocolate since the aristocracy popularized it in the 1700s. Here is a selection of our favorite chocolate shops in Paris.

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche: Paris’ Best Department Store

Created in the mid-1800s, the department store Le Bon Marché on Paris' Left Bank, is still an enjoyable and profoundly Parisian experience.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Paris

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.

Where to Go in 2020

Here are a few of the places — some familiar, some unfamiliar — that you will likely be hearing more about in the year to come.

Best Travel Experiences: Editors' Choice 2020

Several life-changing adventures marked 2019 as an unforgettable year in travel. Here are our Editors' Choice Awards for best travel experiences.

Disappointments of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

While we found many hideaways worth recommending this year, several dashed our high hopes. Here are our six biggest disappointments of the year.

Hospitality Awards: Editors' Choice 2020

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.

Hotel Restaurants of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

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.

Most Memorable Wine Tastings: Editors' Choice 2020

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.

Restaurants of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

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.

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