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Welcome to "The Best of GAYOT's France." This travel guide features everything you need to know about the finest restaurants, luxe hotels, soothing spas and live-like-a-local info for Francophiles and françaises alike. Whether you're sunbathing on the Côte d'Azur, exploring the vineyards of Burgundy, visiting the lavender fields of Provence or sightseeing in Paris, GAYOT is your go-to place to learn about it all.


The Best of France


The architecture of Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry, is innovative and exhibits unique shapes and forms not seen in other structures
Fondation Louis Vuitton

A united effort between LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton had its grand opening in Paris in October 2014. Committed to showcasing contemporary art and the creative processes behind these modern productions, the Fondation also features classical music recitals and offers tours daily.

Find out more at the Fondation Louis Vuitton official website


Discover elegant lodgings, fine dining and the French countryside on GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Hotels in France
Top 10 Hotels in France

La Belle France sets worldwide standards for hotels as much as for food, fashion and film. Check out the best hotels France has to offer, from seaside resorts to country chateaux.

Browse the selection of chic lodgings

The Belle Etoile Royal Suite at Le Meurice, one of  GAYOT's Top 10 Honeymoon Hotels Worldwide
Top 10 Honeymoon Hotels Worldwide

Step into Le Meurice and experience a one-of-a-kind royal transformation. This posh Parisian hotel dates back to the 19th century and matches timeless elegance with contemporary design cues. Boasting seven floors of rooms and suites bedecked in the spirit of Louis XVI, this hotel redefines opulence.

Feel like royalty at Le Meurice


The Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at Les Sources de Caudalie in Bordeaux, France
Top 10 Health Retreats Worldwide

Slow down aging, and life itself, at Les Sources de Caudalie in Bordeaux, France. This health retreat offers special vinotherapie treatments, warm underground springs and is located near Bordeaux's idyllic vineyards.

Let the grapevines heal your body and mind


Dining room at Les 110 de Taillevent in Paris, France
Top 10 Wine Bars in Paris

No visit to Paris is complete without sampling some fine French reds at one of the city’s top wine bars. Whether you’re a savvy connoisseur or a total novice, GAYOT’S favorite establishments offer an excellent selection of sumptuous wines to please any palate.

Sip and satisfy your thirst for good wine

Dining room at Le Gabriel, one of GAYOT's Top 10 New and Notable Restaurants in Paris
Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in Paris

Although there is no shortage of exceptional restaurants in Paris, a slew of new dining hot spots are shaking things up in the City of Lights. Peruse GAYOT’s list to find exciting culinary options for a night out on the town.

See more of these latest arrivals

Find the best restaurants in France, including Restaurant Lasserre in Paris

Top Restaurants in France
From Restaurant Lasserre in Paris' 8th arrondissement to L'Auberge de l'Ill in Alsace, here's a list of the restaurants that house France's top culinary talents.

Discover the best restaurants in France!


GAYOT's list of the best luxury trains has exciting excursions on as many continents as possible, from dramatic treks across the Austalian Outback to elegant tours through the great cities of Europe.
Situated in scenic locales from Napa Valley to Champagne, France, these iconic wine routes boast world-class vineyards, charming towns and unforgettable views.