France Connections

As the clock rolls over, what are different countries doing to celebrate?Read more
Discover what makes France’s Nice worthy of an extended visit.Read more
A blind taste test forever changed the wine industry and put California on the global map.Read more
Authentic Basque chicken is made with a pepper as elite as French Champagne.Read more
“Basque” in the culture of Northern Spain on our new 4-night land extension in Bilbao and San Sebastian.Read more
This subtly refined cold tomato soup is our chef’s interpretation of gazpacho – Bordeaux-style. It’s the perfect first course on a hot summer night.Read more
Perfect as an afternoon treat or a light dessert, chilled strawberry soup is the perfect seasonal recipe for summers in Provence—or anywhere in hot weather!Read more
A gastronomic tradition dating as far back as 1248, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs ("The Royal Guild of Goose Roasters") has come a long way from roasting geese.Read more
Fill your summer with theater, music and dance in Provence where there’s a festival for everyone.Read more
Forget the Easter Bunny—French Easter traditions delight people from the sky to the sea!Read more
Forget the Easter Bunny—French Easter traditions delight people from the sky to the sea!Read more
Onion soup has been savored throughout Europe since the ancient Romans first began creating this delectable dish.Read more
The French, picturesque town of Strasbourg is the capital of Alsace, and one of France’s most beautiful cities.Read more
Nestled in the French countryside between Libourne and Castillon-la-Bataille, the small village of Saint-Émilion is a jewel of the Bordeaux wine region.Read more
This delectable treat has been enjoyed by the French since 1691Read more
Indulge in Alsace KugelhopfRead more
Enjoy this refreshing dessert that melts in your mouth with a sweet and tangy kickRead more
You can serve it as an appetizer or make it the star of the meal.Read more
Sprinkled over handmade pastas, elegant risottos, flavorful bruschetta and hearty omelettesRead more
Joan of Arc, Claude Monet, Roy Lichtenstein, Victor Hugo, J.M.W. Turner, the Hundred Years’ War and structures and architecture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance times.Read more
Imagine toasting to the good life aboard an AmaWaterways river cruiseRead more
Go for the wines, but say it’s for the history.Read more
There are few things as quintessentially French as cycling through the French countryside.Read more
Vienne, while located in southeastern France, is very much a Roman city.Read more
Is there any more perfect pairing for wine than a blend of classical romance and legendary chivalry?Read more
Thirsting for a papal history lesson as you enjoy a nuanced, flavorful wine with sumptuous texture, intensity and heavenly aromatics including black currants, blackberries and herbs de Provence?Read more
Hermitage, a French wine Appellation d’Origine Controlée (AOC), is one of the most sought-after wines in the world.Read more
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Johnny Cash and June Carter, red wine and chocolate. Some of the best things in life just go even better together.Read more
How many monks does it take to develop the world-class wine of the illustrious Fécamp Monastery, still being served hundreds of years after its introduction?Read more
Imagine yourself a part of a Monet masterpiece as you step into his lovely gardens at Giverny.Read more
On June 6, 1944 in the early morning hours, more than 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed the usually tranquil and serene beaches off the coast of Normandy.Read more
Montmartre’s legendary La Vie Bohème – still the bohemian heart and soul of Parisian chic – has long been a siren call to artists and revolutionary thinkersRead more
Stepping through the Loire Valley is a bit like stepping back in timeRead more
A secret staircase for Napoleon. A vibrant garden for Josephine.Read more
One of the greatest military engineers of all time, Sébastian Le Prestre de Vauban built the famed citadel of Blaye in the 17th century to protect Bordeaux.Read more
Mouthwatering bites (or full-on meals)...Read more
What could be more romantic for the holidays than kissing under the mistletoe in Strasbourg?Read more
Celebrate life’s sweetest moments with an intoxicating pairing of ultra-rich, honeyed Sauternes wine from Bordeaux.Read more