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Visit the World's Top 5 Wine-Producing Regions With These Wine Tours

Sep 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Wine season is here (at least for the Northern Hemisphere)—so naturally, we’re enjoying a nice a full-bodied Cab at the moment (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere). Did you know that only 10 countries produce 80 percent of the earth’s wine? And, according to Wine Folly, “the top three wine regions in the world make enough wine to fill 5,127 Olympic-sized swimming pools.” 

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Dine with Renowned Authors at Hôtel Le Bristol's Dinner Series Featuring 3-Star Michelin Chef Éric Fréchon

Sep 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Do you love drinking wine and chatting about books over gourmet cuisine prepared by a three-star Michelin chef? Who wouldn’t? Well, Hôtel Le Bristol is celebrating the creative achievements of renowned literary figures by putting on “The Wine, the Books” dinner series. 

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Auberge du Jeu de Paume is More Than a Place to Sleep, It's a Foodie Haven

Sep 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Located near Paris, the town of Chantilly in France is famous for its château, gardens and equestrian fame. One of the city’s best hotels is Auberge Du Jeu de Paume, which sits just a few minute’s walk from the Châteaux de Chantilly and its living horse museum and stables. 

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Spend More Time Exploring Provence Via Uniworld's 7-Day River Cruise

Sep 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

We recently visited Provence aboard a weeklong cruise on the SS Catherine, Uniworld’s newly-built river vessel christened by Catherine Deneuve. Gathering in Avignon, we immediately took notice of the boat's serene, palace-like atmosphere. Pictures do not do justice to the opulence and grandeur that we experienced.

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8 Airport Restaurants With Michelin-Starred Chefs Behind Their Fine Dining Menus

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One of the worst things about flying is having to sit at an airport during a layover or flight delay. Thankfully, over the past few years, airports have been really stepping up their games by making these in-between stops more comfortable and fun for passengers.

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10 World Premieres You Should Check Out at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 38th annual Cannes Yachting Festival is getting ready to kick off on September 8 and for six days the bay will be packed full of stunning designs, at least 100 of which will be world premieres. Expecting over 50,000 international guests to the Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto, the event is more than prepared to wow visitors with test-drives and exclusive offerings—like their new Riviera Card, which is way better than their pre-existing VIP card and includes the use of a helicopter. 

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Good News! The Palace of Versailles May Finally Be Getting its Own Luxury Hotel

Aug 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Palace of Versailles is without a doubt one of the most popular and stunning places to visit in France. Since the 17th century, the King Louis XIV-built château (and to a larger extent, its surrounding city) has been the epicenter of not only political power and royalty, but also of art and culture—this is where you can find the Royal Opera, after all.

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Grand Pigalle Hotel Is a Quintessential Parisian Retreat in the 9th Arrondissement

Aug 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With hotel balconies overlooking the cobble-stoned, tree-lined Avenue Frochot in the south Pigalle district where Toulouse-Lautrec once lived, you almost feel like you’ve been transported into Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Located on a corner at the junction of Rue Victor Masse and Rue Henry Monnier in the 9th arrondissement, the 37-room Grand Pigalle Hotel encapsulates the romance of the belle époque era.

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Brittany Offers History, Active Experiences & A Little Bit of Merlin Magic in France

Aug 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Buoyed by its links to the adventures of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and Merlin, made famous in book, TV and movie, the Morbihan region of Brittany has created a thriving tourism sector based on the imaginative medieval tales. Central to the initiative is the charming Paimpont Forest, formerly known as Brocéliande, where Merlin is believed to be buried, and the nearby Centre de l'Imaginaire Arthurien (the Arthurian Centre) in the Château de Comper, a richly-visual cultural and exhibition center listed as a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture.

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Last Chance to Buy a Ticket to Secret Brunch & Hobnob With Paris’ Elite Trendsetters

Jul 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

On July 25, Secret Brunch will be holding their annual Champagne rendezvous somewhere within the city of Paris. This ultra-luxe party held at an undisclosed location, will be revealed to ticket holders only on the day of the bash. 

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The Alps' Top 3 Best Resort Towns for Summertime Vacationing & Outdoor Activities

Jun 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Danny Frith

The snow has melted, the Alps now dons its summer coat of green, and a new world awaits summer visitors. The extensive mountains are a magical place to be this season, taking on a new life and character under the warm sun. If you’re headed to Europe, here are the top three resorts (in ascending order), that offer the best in outdoor activities, dining and experiences.

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3 Parisian Music Festivals to Catch in June, From Jazz to Electronic Art

Jun 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Anyone who has ever been to France’s capital knows that there is always something to do—whether you check out Mona Lisa’s smile at The Louvre or check in with François Truffaut at the Montmartre Cemetery—but in June, music is where it’s at.

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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Diana Garcia Gonzalez From France's Château Teynac

May 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with. 

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Skipper Your Own Adventures With Le Boat Along the Canal du Midi in France

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Cruising through France's historic 150-foot Canal Du Midi, glass of wine in hand, should be on your bucket list—if it’s not already—and if you rent a luxury yacht that's easy enough for you to manage on your own, you can set your own vacation at your own pace. As one of Europe's top self-skippered boating companies, Le Boat specializes in offering vessels that are incredibly simple to captain, allowing you to do whatever you want on your next French excursion. 

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Coco Chanel Fans Will Love The City of Light's 5-Star Hotel Castille

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

“Classic, Coco-inspired chic” is how the five-star Castille hotel terms itself, and that’s a pretty accurate description, especially considering the Queen of Fashion’s original store, now Maison Chanel, is right next door.

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