Restaurant Loiseau des Vignes in Beaune (21), France.

Book your table. The Loiseau restaurants are very often full.

If you go to Beaune, not to far from the very famous ” Hospices de Beaune”, you should manage to have dinner at Loiseau des Vignes.

I must say that the service took a long long time, but the cuisine was totally unbelievable. Continue reading

Vaux le Vicomte (77), France.

A 17th century masterpiece, Vaux-le-Vicomte was the backdrop to many major historical events and witnessed the tragic eviction of its creator, Nicolas Fouquet, who was imprisoned following an extraordinary trial.

The architect Louis Le Vau  was already enjoying widespread recognition when Fouquet called on his services in 1653. As Principal Architect of the King, he had already erected many Parisian mansions including the Hôtel Lambert. Considered the greatest ambassador of the Italian style in France, Continue reading