Special Feature: Products Sally Recommends

French Cuisine Travel and Dining

by Susan Reiss

introduction  |  glossary  |  recipes  |  cookbooks  |  travel  |  crossword

French Food Vacations

Chateaux Acceuil & La Vie de Chateau

Chateaux Acceuil & La Vie de Chateau offers a vacation to those with a discerning palate seeking an alternative to the standard tourist experience. Chateaux Acceuil & La Vie de Chateau is an association of private historic homes which open their doors to overnight guests. Accommodations are in chateaux located throughout various regions of France and are managed by the proprietors of these fine homes. Chateaux hosts entertain and prepare sumptuous meals using local cooking styles. The care that the hosts put into personally serving guests, as well as into preserving their historic landmarks, is what distinguishes this overnight stay from one at a hotel. Madame Y. Corpet can be contacted at the address and phone number given below for further information on Chateaux and Acceuil & La Vie de Chateau.

Madame Y. Corpet
Secretaire Generale
Manoir de l'Hormette
14710 Aignerville
Telephone: (33) 31 22 51 79
Fax: (33) 31 22 75 99

Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu is a legendary cooking school in Paris whose main emphasis is on serious chef training. If you have the time and money (about $100.00 US) you can take any number of day classes. Classes include many demonstrations and abundant hands-on work for the students. Interpreters provide excellent English translations.

Le Cordon Bleu
8 rue Leon Delhomme
75015 Paris, France

Telephone: (33) 148-56-06-06
Fax: (33) 148-56-03-96
Telephone (in the U.S.): (800) 457-CHEF

Relais & Chateaux

Relais & Chateaux is made up of some of the most exclusive roperties (chateaux, abbeys, manor houses) throughout France. These properties have been converted into restaurants and hotels where the food is prepared by some of the finest chefs in France. It would be difficult to find more sumptuous dining or more luxurious accomodations than those at Relais & Chateaux. To obtain more information, check their website: www.relaischateaux.com

Venice Simplon-Orient Express

The Venice Simplon-Orient Express has been fastidiously restored to bring back the magic of the 1920s. The 'Golden Era' decor in combination with passengers sporting a touch of 1920s glamour and Noel Coward music wafting from the Bar Car, make the ambiance on the train truly reminiscent of glorious times past. Departure and arrival points include Paris, London, Frankfurt, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Zurich, Innsbruck and Venice. These cities, in addition to charming European countryside are a wonderful backdrop to the sumptuous French dining aboard where classic dishes are prepared by French chefs using the freshest ingredients. Information on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express can be obtained at the address and phone
number given below.

Venice Simplon-Orient Express Inc.
Abercrombie & Kent International, Inc./General Sales Agent
1520 Kensington Road, Suite 212
Oak Brook, IL 60521-2141

Telephone: (800) 524-2420

French Restaurants in France and the United States


Regional cuisine is served at these three restaurants in Lyon, a gastronomical center in France.


Le Bouchon aux Vins
62 rue Merciere
tel. 78 42 88 90

Leon de Lyon
1 rue Pieney
tel. 78 28 11 33

La Tour Rose
22 rue de Boeuf
tel. 78 37 25 90


Le Grand Louvre
Le Louvre
tel. 40 20 53 41
Unusually good restaurant for a museum

Le Grand Vefour
17 rue de Beaujolais
tel. 42 96 56 27
For special occasions

Joel Rubuchon
59 av. Raymond Poincare
tel. 47 27 12 27
Excellent food

15 rue Lamennais
tel. 45 61 12 90
Elegant three-star restaurant

United States

San Francisco

648 Bush St. (at Powell St.)
tel. (415) 989-7154
Ultimate in French dining

Fleur de Lys
777 Sutter Street (Downtown)
tel. (415) 673-7779
Classic French food with a Mediterranean touch

La Folie
2316 Polk Street (Russian Hill)
tel. (415) 776-5577
Beautiful presentation of luxurious food

New York

165 Duane Street
(bet. Greenwich and Hudson Sts.)
tel. (212) 608-3852
Superb organic French cooking

Le Bernadin
Equitable Center
155 West 51st Street
(bet. 6 and 7 Aves.)
tel. 212-489-1515
Noted for seafood dishes

The Mark
25 East 77th Street
(at Madison Ave.)
tel. (212) 879-1864
Nouvelle Cuisine

239 West Broadway
(bet. Walker and White Sts.)
tel. (212) 219-2777
Nouvelle bistro

more on French Cuisine...
introduction  |  glossary  |  recipes  |  cookbooks  |  travel  |  crossword

Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

Share this article with a friend:

Free eNewsletter SignUp

Sally's Place on Facebook    Sally Bernstein on Instagram    Sally Bernstein at Linked In

Global Resources

Handmade Chocolates, Lillie Belle Farms

Food411 Food Directory