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3 Paris Restaurants Still Serving Classic Bistro Fare

The classic bistro in Paris may live on in the minds and the hearts of those who love the City of Light, but the reality is that American-style eateries and cocktail bars have taken their place when it comes to the Parisian palate. Luckily, bistro owners have not given up hope. While many bistros do […]

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Easter Dinner In France – With the Help of Thomas Jefferson

When I was Consul General in Bordeaux, I welcomed visits by the American Ambassador in Paris. These were festive occasions and opportunities to hold talks with leading residents of Bordeaux and the region. But let us suppose that our imaginary visitor is the first American Minister to Paris, Thomas Jefferson, who made a famous visit ...

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The Essential Guide to Burgundy

Here is our essential guide to Burgundy with useful articles, videos, and guidelines for wine touring through the region and sampling its wine. The Burgundy region is perhaps best known as one of France’s main wine producing regions. It is often noted as one of the most terroir conscious regions and it boasts a higher […]

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A Bordeaux Wine Calendar of Events

Few trips are as memorable as a well planned visit to the Bordeaux wine region. But to make the most of your vacation, take into account the Bordeaux wine calendar, for many events are planned to celebrate this natural cycle. Here is a sampling. January – March The Bordeaux wines harvested the previous fall have […]

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Paris Dining: Small Plates in a Mega-Metropolis of Gastronomy

This is an exciting time for dining in Paris. Of course, it’s always exciting to be eating in Paris, but this particular excitement linked with the city has much to do with growing trends, particularly those coming from the other side of the Atlantic. As surprising as it may be, Gallic cuisine is taking some […]

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A Guide to Country Wines of Southwest France Around Bordeaux

Many fine wines are produced in Southwest France, an area that includes Bordeaux and regional appellations. One does not exhaust the possibilities of fine wines by listing Bordeaux favorites. There are wines to suit every price range—from the very pricey Château Margaux, to regional country wines. Yet, in this vast region, reasonably ...

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(Video) Burgundy Wine Tours with French Wine Explorers

Discover our Burgundy wine tours and discover the renown wine, food and heritage of the region. Also, tips for the best time of year to travel for Burgundy wine tours. (Transcript) On one of our first visits to Burgundy, we were meeting with a hotel manager who was kind enough to offer us a Montrachet. […]

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The Wines of Pauillac-Pricey and Delicious

We’ve had a look at the wines of Margaux, then the wines of St. Julien. Let’s continue our leisurely drive north in the Médoc near Bordeaux, and discover its world famous treasures. Pauillac, like Beaune, Pomerol and Riquewihr, is now a world famous wine destination, its fame far exceeding what one would expect from the […]

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(Video) Provence Wine Tours with French Wine Explorers

Watch our Provence tour video and discover the wonders of iconic Provence, including sites and wine regions, the best places to visit, and best time to travel when planning your next Provence Tour. (Transcript) Sunshine, great food, and a delightful variety of fine wines are all yours to enjoy when you visit the Rhône Valley […]

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Paris Restaurants and Terroir: Where to go to Discover a Sense of Place

Visitors to Paris often find themselves seeking out bistros and cafés in the hopes of stumbling upon a gem of local cuisine. But what you really should be looking for are restaurants de terroir. Terroir is the French term used to describe both wine and food; it evokes a closeness to the earth, a sense […]

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