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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 in France, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Yoga Retreats Worldwide
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.

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

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!


Whether looking to travel across the Australian Outback, the Canadian Rockies or historic Europe, these opulent trains will let travelers see the countryside in comfort.
Boutique fleets are the hottest thing on the high seas, promising smaller passenger lists, larger staterooms and sophisticated resort facilities.