January in Burgundy: Drinking to Saint Vincent

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The countess was late to arise Saturday morning. Which posed a problem. It was breakfast hour -- 8 a.m. -- and there was no one to make coffee or serve croissants at the countess's B&B in the heart of Burgundy wine country. And breakfast was essential. It was January, it was freezing, and we had a long day of wine drinking ahead of us.

Something Old Something New at Paris' City of Architecture

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If there is one thing the French do better than just about anyone, it's grandeur: the pomp and showmanship so convincing you almost believe that the world revolves (or should revolve) around the enlightened sun of la France.

Wine Country Travel: Basking in Provence

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On the route from From Aix to Les Baux. Read the article in the Wine Spectator archives.

Zen and the Art of Provence: A Japanese Chef in Nice

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There was a time not long ago when the best restaurants on France's Cote d'Azur had a familiar ring, named for the colorful characters who presided over kitchen and table: Chez Rene, Chez Loulou, Chez Pipo, JoJo.

On the Fields of France: Blood, Sweat and Beers...Rugby World Cup

Allez les Bleus: French Team supporters

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High in the South of France: Loving the Millau Bridge

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Walk This Way: On the Chemin de St. Jacques de Compostelle

On the pilgrims' trail

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Along one of France’s oldest pilgrim routes, in beautiful Middle-of-Nowhere, France, you encounter three main types of people.

The Real Savoir Fair: France's Agricultural Show

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In Beaune: They'll Drink to That

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Harry had a point.

L'Aube Safran: Provence Spiced Just Right

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