French Cuisine: Explore the Diverse Dishes and Regional Gastronomy of France

French cuisine is often recognized as the best gastronomy throughout the international culinary landscape. French food is beloved worldwide, from fresh baguettes and buttery croissants to artisanal cheeses and dishes like coq au vin, croque monsieur, and quiche Lorraine. Traditional French meals begin with an aperitif to whet the appetite, potentially served with something to […]

Lyonnaise Cuisine: What to Eat in the Gastronomic Capital of the World

Known as the Gastronomic Capital of the World, Lyon is the ultimate destination for the culinarily inclined traveler. The hilly city lies in the southeast of France, surrounded by the venerable vineyards of the Rhône Valley, Beaujolais, and Burgundy. Located at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, Lyon has always been a hub […]

The Best of Bordeaux Cuisine : What to Eat & Drink in this French Wine Region

The great wines and crus classés chateaux of Bordeaux have made this French wine region famous worldwide. Between Médoc, Pauillac, Margaux, Pomerol, Saint-Émilion, and Sauternes, a treasure trove of fine wines are produced surrounding the Gironde Estuary, Dordogne, and Garonne rivers. The Roman Empire, Basque traders, British colonizers, and more recently, the Asian elite have […]

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 […]

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