Welcome to "The Best of France," a Gayot 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, lavender fields of Provence or sightseeing in gay Paris, Gayot is your go-to place to learn about it all.
LAP OF LUXURY 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.
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.
INDULGE 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.
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.
PARIS EN FAMILLE Paris with Children
Kim Horton Levesque's latest book is full of practical information on the most child-friendly places to stay, eat, shop and play in the City of Light.
Top 10 Paris Spa Hotels If you are looking for the ideal getaway that involves some pampering in the spa, we've got you covered. These hotels have proven to be the top options in Paris.
"WINE" DOWN 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.
BOOK A ROOM Hotels in France
Whatever lures you to France, make sure you find the best accommodations. Review these hotel descriptions, ratings and room photos before you make a reservation.