Europe

Doucement by Barge and by Balloon – Burgundy, France

Doucement by Barge and by Balloon – Burgundy, France

By Water or Air Barging and ballooning in Burgundy give new meaning to the expression “living well is the best …

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg – Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg – Strasbourg, Alsace, France

A Triumph of Gothic Architecture Is a City’s Crowning Glory This ancient capital of Alsace is the modern-day headquarters of …

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Musee d’Unterlinden and the Wine Road of Alsace – Colmar, Alsace, France

Musee d’Unterlinden and the Wine Road of Alsace – Colmar, Alsace, France

Art and Wine in a Glorious Setting The serpentine ribbon of road that comprises Alsace’s celebrated Route du Vin is …

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St. Emilion – Aquitaine, France

St. Emilion – Aquitaine, France

Basking in the Wine Culture of Bordeaux Bordeaux is an almost religious pilgrimage for oenophiles and gastronomes. At its heart …

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Eugenie-les-Bains – Aquitaine, France

Eugenie-les-Bains – Aquitaine, France

The Pastoral Birthplace of Spa Cuisine This tiny backwater village, whose thermal springs and pastoral setting enchanted the Empress Eugenie, …

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The Dordogne and the Cave of Lascaux – Aquitaine, France

The Dordogne and the Cave of Lascaux – Aquitaine, France

An Ancient Corner of France Is Glorious Above and Below Ground Henry Miller called the lush green department of Dordogne …

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Biarritz – Aquitaine, France

Biarritz – Aquitaine, France

Queen of Resorts and the Resort of Kings Enamored of the town’s wild beauty, Victor Hugo prayed in 1830 that …

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Abbaye D’Orval – Orval, Belgium

Abbaye D’Orval – Orval, Belgium

Heavenly Brews, Heavenly Digs In a country barely the size of New Jersey, the breadth of Belgium’s beer ­brewing tradition …

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Mary Chocolatier – Brussels, Belgium

Mary Chocolatier – Brussels, Belgium

Seductive Sweets If Mary’s handmade chocolates are the finest in a country that claims to make the world’s best, does …

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Leon de Bruxelles – Brussels, Belgium

Leon de Bruxelles – Brussels, Belgium

Mussels and Fries, a National Passion Belgium’s excellent local pommes frites are not French fries at all— a grievous misnomer, …

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