French City Guides

French City Guides

France is one of the most beautiful and fascinating countries in the world and offers the gourmet traveler a heady mix of gorgeous landscapes, medieval hamlets, Renaissance towns, extradorinary wine country, and unforgettable dining experiences (in both Michelin starred high end locales to charming, rustic countryside restaurants). On our list of city guides to France we highlight some of our favorite French villages and cities. You´ll find a background and overview of the town, food and wine background and the main attractions.


Ainhoa Guide

Ainhoa
Dreamy Ainhoa, located in the Pays Basque, has to be one of the cutest villages in France with its colorful timber facades, charming art galleries, and cozy eateries.

Avignon Guide

Avignon
Avignon is a beautiful and graceful town that hosts an annual arts festival second to none, and it is a great base for wine touring in Provence and the Rhone Valley


Biarritz Guide

Biarritz
Biarritz is an utterly charming coastal town, located in France's stunning Basque lands, just across the border from gourmet San Sebastian in Spain and in close reach of countless picturesque spots such as St Jean de Luz, Ainhoa, St Jean Pied de Port, Getaria, Hondarribia

Beaune Guide

Beaune
Beaune is an utterly delightful historic wine hub in the mythical wine region of Burgundy with a lively wine bar scene, great restaurants and a number of important events including a Jazz Festival and the annual Hospices de Beaune charity auction


Bordeaux Guide

Bordeaux
Bordeaux has been brought back to its former glory in recent years with a massive cleanup and beautification project, and the historic center is just gorgeous. Expect gleaming sandstone palaces, stylish restaurants and of course wine bars offering the town´s famous namesake

Chinon Guide

Chinon
Chinon is a striking medieval village in the heart of the Loire wine country, with a notable Chateau and quaint laneways


Lyon Guide

Lyon
Lyon is a food lover´s paradise, known as France´s most gourmand city and also a gateway to the fine wine regions of Burgundy and the Rhone

Paris Guide

Paris
Our Paris primer covers the fascinating history from the Celtic Gauls to Marie Antoinette, and highlights the must sees and the beloved food and wine of this fascinating and Gorgeous French city...


Reims Guide

Reims
Reims is one of the main hubs in the wine region of Champagne, and notable for its beautiful wine houses, fine dining options and striking Gothic cathedral, rivaling Paris's Notre Dame....

Saint Emilion Guide

Saint Emilion
Beautiful, Medieval Saint Emilion is a hub for wine and history lovers alike, and one of the neatest little villages in France...


St Jean de Luz Guide

Saint Jean de Luz
St Jean de Luz is a delightful French Basque village near the Spanish border, and offers a charming fishing quarter, gourmet shops, sublime coast and a very quaint old town...

Sarlat Guide

Sarlat
Medieval Sarlat is a jewel in the Dordogne conutryside, offering pristinely preserve historic architecture and a bounty of gastronomic delicacies from Foie Gras to black truffles.