A letter from Joelle Kolich of Bordeaux Excellence, sent to us by our France travel planner Tara: A question a lot of partners & clients are understandably asking is how are we sure your company is solid enough to ride out the Covid-19 storm! In France the government was extremely quick to acknowledge the importance […]
Today, I received this hopeful message from my friend Johan, in Beaune, France. Like much of the world, Johan and the rest of Beaune’s population are currently in a coronavirus lockdown. Dear Richard, Thank you for reaching out, we are all ok, no cases in BEAUNE so far. The state and our banks has promised […]
It continues to astound me how many Americans (not Europeans) insist on traveling as if on safari. You know, luggage the size of steamer trunks too large to be muscled about by even NFL size nose tackles. These beasts get jammed in narrow aisles and are of course impossible to heft overhead, where there’s barely […]
Outside Au Clos Napoléon, one of the best bistros in France (4 Rue de la Perrière, 21220 Fixin).
The Cote de Nuits wine trail crosses, famous villages whose names have been around the world. Download a free copy of the map here. Originally posted September 24, 2015. Today Debbie and I drove the length of the Cote de Nuits, the northern half of Burgundy’s famous Cote d’Or. Here is produced the incomparable red […]
As it was in the U.S. presidential race, I would not have a candidate today if we were eligible to vote in France. I did vote for Trump and would, if voting in France, vote in the final round for Macron. The vote would be cast, however, strictly as opposition against the less suitable candidate. […]
Why are French unions striking? They are protesting the changes President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manual Valls would make to France’s 1999 labor laws. The Socialist Hollande government is looking to add more flexibility to France’s rigid 35-hour workweek. The 1999 laws were enacted in an attempt to boost employment. By imposing prohibitive minimum […]