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TRAVEL GUIDE: FRANCE

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


Christophe Lemoine, Consul General of France in Los Angeles, honoring the victims of the November 13, 2015 attack in Paris.

ARTS & CULTURE

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.

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HOTELS

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.

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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.

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SPA

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.

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RESTAURANTS

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.

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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.

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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.

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GAYOT has searched countries from the East to the West compiling a list of the Top 10 Must-See Destinations you have to visit before you die!
For the perfect honeymoon or anniversary celebration, see GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Destinations Worldwide. From exotic locales to charming towns, these places will make you fall in love all over again.