Collected by Susie Innis
11 Place Antonin Poncet, 69002 Lyon, France
How is it possible to combine the savoir-faire of a Michelin-starred chef, the conviviality of the typical French brasseries, and a check that won't require you to remortgage your house? While this would be called pretty much impossible anywhere...
96 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris, France
Perfect for exploring the trendy 10th arrondissement, Le Citizen Hotel overlooks the Canal Saint-Martin, footsteps from where Amélie skipped stones in the French movie of the same name. The location is convenient for walking or using public...
Place de la Bastille, 75011 Paris, France
The Bastille Neighborhood is one of the best in Paris. Not Too Touristy like some areas of the Marais, still plenty of locals, and some great shops and restaurants. I most often stay in this area in Paris. Full of history from the French...
16 Rue du Faubourg de la Saunerie, 34000 Montpellier, France
Planning a fromage pilgrimage? Make sure the tiny Crèmerie du Faubourg is on your list. Grab a wedge of the famous blue-veined Roquefort or the pélardons des Cévennes, a soft goat cheese. Owners Cécile Broquere and Nina Alaimo can also suggest...
5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France
5 Rue de Mazeray, 21190 Meursault, France
Cellars of Domaine Coche-Bizouard... An amazing stop of our wine tasting tour in Cotes de Beaune of Bourgogne organized by Lynne and her husband David, a couple from England living in Burgundy. Cannot imagine a better place to taste beautiful...
10 place du Pasquier de la Fontaine, 21190 Puligny-Montrachet, France
Our May 2013 trip brought us back to the charming wine village of Puligny-Montrachet in the Cote d'Or as the wisteria were in full bloom. There was a lot of rain this spring, and perhaps that made a difference, as I don't recall this beautiful...
2 Rue Claude Ramey, 21000 Dijon, France
If the ironwork throughout the Les Halles covered market in Dijon, France, reminds you of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, there is good reason. Gustave Eiffel, a native son of Dijon, designed the market in the 19th century. One of France’s largest and...
D33, 21360 La Bussière-sur-Ouche, France
While barging along the Canal du Bourgogne with friends, our tour guide, Rejane, took us to have a dinner at the lovely Abbaye de la Bussiere - a 12th Century restored Cistercian Order Abbey and now a Relais & Chateaux hotel - located in the heart...
21320 Vandenesse-en-Auxois, France
The quaint village of Vandenesse-en-Auxois is one of France's "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" - a designation for being one of the country's most authentic and beautiful villages. Biking up to the hill top village from our barge was bit of...
77300 Fontainebleau, France
A quick 40-minute train ride from the Gare de Lyon in central Paris takes you to one of the best day trips out of the city: a forest preserve surrounding a palace that dates back nine centuries. The Forêt de Fontainebleau offers a hundred square...
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