Breton Cuisine: A Treasure Trove of Seafood, Crêpes, Cider and More

Brittany is the ultimate travel destination for lovers of the great outdoors, the sea, and diverse cuisine. The historic French region lies on France’s west coast encompassing the peninsula above Nantes and the Loire Valley. The English Channel enfolds Brittany to the north, and the Bay of Biscay surrounds the region from the south. Historically, […]

The Cuisine of Champagne-Ardenne & The Best Champagne Food Pairings

Champagne is one of France’s most remarkable regions boasting an illustrious past in the world of wine and French history alike. Synonymous with luxury and celebratory occasions, Champagne is produced by over 5,000 domaines throughout the region. While the great Champagne Houses with their centuries of history between them provide a direct link to the […]

The Diverse Cuisine of Languedoc-Roussillon from the Massif Central to the Mediterranean Sea

Languedoc-Roussillon is a region brimming with diversity in the southwestern corner of France. Situated along the sun-soaked Mediterranean, the Languedoc plain extends inland from the coast beginning north of Corbières. France’s Massif Central reaches into Languedoc’s department of Lozère and borders the departments of Gard, Hérualt, and Aude. Whereas the plain of Roussillon lies southwest […]

The Cuisine of Périgord, France: Truffles, Foie Gras, Wines of Bergerac & More

Périgord Cuisine Home to some of France’s most stunning landscapes, Périgord boasts a diverse countryside with a storied past. Also known as the Dordogne or the Dordogne Périgord, the region holds pieces of history from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and even legendary conflicts. For example, the bloody battles of the Hundred Years’ War occurred […]

The Best Rhône-Alpes Food, Cheeses & French Wines to Match

The Rhône-Alpes region of France provides an exceptional destination for a variety of travelers. During winter, skiers, snowboarders, and snow lovers flock to the east of the region dominated by the Alps. The Savoie department encompasses this Alpine zone and was formerly part of the historical Duchy of Savoy. Travelers searching for the arts, museums, […]

Loire Valley Cuisine: What to Eat While Sipping Sancerre, Chinon & Loire Valley Wines

Considering the sheer diversity of high-quality wines produced throughout the region, the Loire Valley should be at the top of every wine lover’s bucket list. There is elegant Sauvignon Blanc in Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, and Touraine. While Savennières delivers age-worthy Chenin Blanc and Muscadet in Nantes offers refreshing Melon Blanc. Not to mention the sparkling wines […]

The Best of Normandy Cuisine Besides Camembert and Calvados

Perched along the Atlantic coast in northwestern France, Normandy boasts a storied history, stunning landscapes, and novel culinary traditions. Though World War II buffs flock here annually to visit the infamous landing sites of the allied invasion on D-Day, Normandy has a ton to offer for the gastronomically inclined traveler. Unlike Burgundy, Alsace, and other […]

Alsatian Cuisine: Explore Flammekueche, Pot au Feu, Coq au Riesling, and More

Nestled next to Germany in northeastern France, Alsace is a French region that both countries have fought wars over and have ruled at different times over the centuries. The multicultural influences of Alsace’s history are evident in the region’s culinary traditions, cultural customs, and local dialect. Alsace and Germany even share a continuation of the […]

A Burgundy Cheese Platter

Burgundy Cheese and Pairings by Nikki Dickerson As the world’s second-largest wine producer, France is home to several prestigious wine regions. Yet, there is one region renowned above the rest. Burgundy produces some of the world’s most acclaimed wines, setting the international gold standard for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Accordingly, this region also makes a […]

Viognier: The Rhone’s most seductive white grape

What type of wine is viognier? Of all the remarkable white grapes of France, Viognier [pronunciation: vee·on·nyei] enjoys the greatest anonymity. Tasted blind, you’d instantly recognize its signature scent and flavors of peach and apricots. Yet, the grape is rarely mentioned on labels or actively promoted as part of France’s glorious white wine culture. Enjoy […]

Insiders Guide to visiting Lyon, France

Beautiful, dynamic, exciting, and buzzy, Lyon is France’s third-largest city and home to some of the country’s best restaurants and famous chefs. Straddling the great Saône and Rhône rivers, Lyon’s power and importance date back to Ancient Roman times (when it was called Lugdunum) and has maintained some spectacular testaments to this imperial past, such […]

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