The next time you’re thinking of a week in Paris, think about spending a weekend in nearby Reims, the center of the Champagne region and home to one of the three most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world (the other two being Chartres and Amiens).
Nancy is the city that rivaled Paris as a center of art and architecture at the end of the 19th century. First built in the 11th century, Nancy was the one-time capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, which helped it attract many artists.
The "route des Grands Crus" is the "Champs-Elysees" of Burgundy, home to some of France’s most famous vineyards. Located approximately 20 miles from Dijon, the Cote de Nuits wine region is 90 minutes by train from Paris - perfect for a weekend getaway.
What's different about New Orleans a decade since Katrina is a newfound infatuation from those who survived the storm and those who were drawn there in the aftermath. If America is a melting pot, then New Orleans is a big pot of tasty gumbo.