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A brand new luxury hotel is the perfect destination for anyone who’s ever dreamed about living like an 18th-century French noble — and it’s less... Read More

“You do not have chateau in America?” a young French innkeeper asks as she escorts my fiancé and me onto the grounds of La Ballue, a petite (for a... Read More

One of the best-known chateaux in France is about to get a costly and much-needed renovation, thanks to a wealthy American donor.U.S. billionaire... Read More

Taking a day trip from Paris is as easy as hopping a train in any direction. If you've already visited Versailles or Monet's gardens at Giverny,... Read More

When we visit my husband’s family in the Loire Valley every summer, we spend weekends going to flea markets. On Saturdays and Sundays there are... Read More

In the fantasy version of the french countryside, there are winding roads with storybook views, winemakers, cheese makers, and lovely guesthouses. The... Read More

We were in the middle of the woods when I began to comprehend the French passion for order. My wife and I were walking through the gently undulating... Read More

The TripThe kings of France ditched Paris for the Loire Valley during the Renaissance, leaving the region littered with glorious châteaux. And who could... Read More

Having grown up in proletarian Moscow, I'm not one to fetishize foie gras or swoon over budget-busting Bordeaux. So what would I say to a tour of... Read More

kids' town: san francisco Talk about a San Francisco treat: kids are holding court at the new Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens, an urban playground... Read More

Only four years ago, the train trip from London to Paris was an all-day ordeal, with a ferry ride in the middle -- brightened only by the sight of Dover... Read More

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