Bordeaux River Wine Cruise on Luxury Barge, Le Tango

Bordeaux, France  by Paige Donner Barge cruising is a thing here in Europe. In France, it is a niche luxury market and caters to people who prize relaxation during their vacations, but who still want to explore small French villages, … Continue reading

Loire Valley Châteaux in Photos

Loire Valley, France by Paige Donner Until you’ve actually visited these majestic edifices, the former country residences, hunting lodges and abodes of retreat from court life that France’s Kings, Queens and nobles escaped to centuries ago, they just look like … Continue reading

Episode 47: Peanuts Inc. in Paris; Parabere Forum – Paris GOODfood+wine by Paige Donner

by Paige Donner Our send-off episode for Season 5 is full of fun. It’s also full of women’s wisdom…   Listen HERE to Paris GOODfood+wine Episode 47 SoundCloud.com/paigedonner   Hello Summer!  It’s rosé time!       First up, we hear … Continue reading

Bordeaux Cité du Vin – Next Chapter?

There’s a lot to love about the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux.  Continue reading

Houndsley, Idéale & Île St.-Louis

Île Saint-Louis, Paris  We’ve pushed the clocks back – this weekend – and the Indian Summer temperatures in the 70s that have spoiled us all Autumn-long disappeared this week, too, along with the daylight.  Winter is fast approaching and with … Continue reading

Summer 2018 Bucket List France: Château Gaillard Amboise & Abbaye de Royaumont

by Paige Donner Summer is a time for exploring the beautiful towns and villages of France. Many head south for the warmer months but there are sufficient treasures to be found in the North of France as well, many not … Continue reading

La Mission Haut-Brion, A Chateau With True Soul

by Paige Donner (all photos copyright 2017) Château La Mission Haut-Brion’s chapel for me sums up the essence of the property. It has been for centuries, and still is, a family home. A home where people have worshipped, where they … Continue reading

Dinner At Château Latour Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé en 1855

Bordeaux, June 18, 2017  by Paige Donner  (all photos copyright 2017) On a hot summer evening in the Médoc’s Pauillac, Bordeaux guests arriving for the 1855 Grands Crus Classés dinner held this year at Château Latour were greeted with a … Continue reading

Ha(a)itza, Pyla-sur-Mer (Bassin d’Arcachon)

Originally posted on Bordeaux Food & Wine:
THE place to be in Bordeaux this summer is at Ha(a)itza, just by the beach in the Bassin d’Arcachon. More than just a brand new 5* Star, Starck-designed hotel, this is a full-blown…

on iTunes – Episode 16 Paris GOOD food+wine Paige Donner Host-Producer

by Paige Donner This episode 16 of Paris GOOD food+wine  focuses on Wine Tourism in two of France’s most famous wine regions: Burgundy and Bordeaux. For many people passionate about wine, Burgundy remains the El Dorado of fine wines. And … Continue reading