With restaurants across nine cities, I travel a lot and discovering new places, people and cultures is something I love and embrace year-round. In the spirit of summer, I'm transporting you home to France to discover some of my favorite regions. If you make the trip, I hope you enjoy these places as much as I do.
-Chef Daniel Boulud
The capital is ever-changing, with an evolving culinary landscape that is worth a quick stop. I will usually take this opportunity to visit some of my dear friends and the latest exhibits in town.
La Réserve Hotel and Spa
Hôtel Relais Saint Germain by Yves Camdeborde
Le Meurice Alain Ducasse
La Poule au Pot by Jean-François Piège
Maison Mulot by new owner Fabien Rouillard
Growing up on a farm outside of Lyon, it’s where I discovered cooking. Its geographic situation and proximity to so many different regions makes it the epicenter of fine French food and wine.
La Villa Florentine
Hôtel Le Royal
Le Suprême by Grégory Stawowy
Neuvième Art by Christophe Roure
Les Halles de Paul Bocuse
Musée des Confluences
East of Lyon, bordering Italy and Switzerland, is the Savoie, the most mountainous part of France as it includes the vast French Alps. There’s no better time to discover this beautiful region where cheese production reigns supreme.
EAT & STAY
Auberge du Père Bise by Jean Suplice (Talloires-Montmin)
Flocons de Sel by Emmanuel Renaut (Megève)
Clos des Sens by Laurent Petit (Annecy)
Fromagerie Pierre Gay
Lac d’Annecy and the Vieille Ville
Chamonix Mont Blanc
Summer in Provence is magical. It boasts beautiful produce and some of the most impressive and diverse landscapes, from lavender fields and vineyards to beaches and mountains.
Domaine de Capelongue (Maisons Edouard Loubet, Bonnieux)
Baumanière (Les Baux de Provence)
La Chassagnette by Armand Arnal (Arles)
Louison by Gérard Passedat (Villa La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade)
Antiques at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Coming soon: LUMA Arles