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Lavender Fields in Provence, France
Lavender Fields in Provence, France

France Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

Welcome to "The Best of GAYOT's France," a travel guide featuring 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.


Domaine de la Grausse

With yoga classes suitable for all levels morning and evening, there is ample time in the middle of the day to explore everything the area has to offer, including waterfalls and cave paintings.
Domaine de la Grausse in France, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Yoga Retreats Worldwide

Golden cookie box from the line of gifts by French chef Jean-François Piège UNIQUE DESIGN
Exclusive Line of Gifts from Chef Jean-François Piège
Chef Jean-François Piège has commissioned three French companies to create a line of unique gifts. Read GAYOT's news item for the full scoop.

Venice Simplon Orient-Express

Enjoy breakfast in Switzerland, lunch in the Italian Dolomites and late afternoon tea sipped as you cross the Venetian Lagoon on this iconic engine's route from Paris to Venice.
A cabin in the Venice Simplon Orient-Express Train

Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, one of our Top 10 Hotels in France RAISING THE BAR
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.

Top 10 Bakeries in Paris

Whether you're seeking a buttery croissant, a rich hot chocolate or a flavorful fruit tart, satisfy your sweet tooth at one of Paris’ best bakeries.
Check out our list of Top 10 Bakeries in Paris for the best Parisian sweet treats

La Tour d'Argent has one of the best views in Paris SET YOUR SIGHTS
Restaurants with a View in Paris

For real estate and restaurants, it’s all about “location, location, location.” Enjoy Parisian panoramas while eating some of the city’s finest cuisine at one of our featured establishments.

Les Sources de Caudalie

Slow down aging, and life itself, with this health retreat's special vinotherapie treatments and warm underground springs, all located near Bordeaux's idyllic vineyards.
Les Sources de Caudalie

See Sophie Gayot on KTLA-TV with Jessica Holmes in Paris
With Leslie Caron at Fouquet's restaurant
With designer Emmanuel Nagel from Paule Vasseur
With Jean-Charles de Vogüé, owner of Vaux-Le-Vicomte
With the Eiffel sisters at their restaurant Café de l'Homme
With Haute-Couture designer Stéphane Rolland in his showroom
With chef Gilles Épié in his restaurant Citrus Étoile
On the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Élysées
And also at the Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, Versailles Palace, some museums, the métro, the Père Lachaise and Disneyland.
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Located in world-renowned wine regions from Napa to Bordeaux to South Africa, these historic roads offer both great wine and beautiful scenery.
Beyond the crowds on the Adriatic Sea, the clamor of Rome and the charmed Toscana lies an Italy yet undiscovered by many American travelers.