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Southwest France Travel Guide

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Spiritual Retreat to Lourdes, France

With spiritual tourism on the rise, the sacred French grotto of Lourdes is experiencing a revival.

World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites

You don't need to have faith to be drawn to these temples, churches, and shrines, popular for their spiritual and cultural value.

Exploring France’s Basque Country

The Pays Basque may not have the name recognition of its Spanish neighbor, but the region’s hidden villages and strong culinary traditions are ripe for...

Basque Country's Wine and Golf

In this exotic corner of Europe, the music, food, wine and golf all have an earthy flavor

Back to the Land of Dordogne

If a Frenchman's heart lives in Paris, his stomach resides in the Dordogne Valley. From duck confit and foie gras to strawberries and goat cheese,...

Europe's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

The new European Grand Tour counts museums, ancient ruins, churches, and some surprises.

4 New French Inns

Forget about toile de Jouy. From Provence to the Dordogne, next-generation inns are awash in Modernism, Moroccan exotic, Flemish austerity—everything, it seems, but traditional French...

My Favorite Place: Alain Ducasse

The star chef behind Adour and Benoit in New York City returns to Biarritz, where he got his start. Dani Shapiro checks in.

World's Coolest Rental Homes

Indulge your real-estate fantasies with a stay in one of these chic rental homes.

New Wave in Paris Restaurants

Young French chefs in Paris restaurants and beyond are reexamining the legacy of haute cuisine.
HOTELS

Le St.-James

Michael Portos's increasingly lauded hotel restaurant serves reconstituted sunny-side-up egg with baby clams. Booking a room without booking a table at the in-house eatery is a crime. more ›


RESTAURANTS

Le Lion d'Or

The scruffy restaurant is easy to miss, but is something of a clubhouse for the wine elite. It provides on-site lockers for the winery owners to store their own bottles, so diners can simply crack... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Relais Thalasso

Take a bike ride to the spa for a seawater treatment. more ›


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