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Best destination to indulge in 2015: France

France was voted the best destination to indulge in food and wine in International Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2015.

A map of France reads just like a menu: Bordeaux for wine; Burgundy for cheeses; Perigord for truffles; Brittany for crêpes; Champagne for… a very good time.

Indeed, hopping from one bistrot to the next savouring famous dishes such as salad niçoise, ratatouille, boeuf bourguignon and foie gras would make for a very indulgent holiday indeed.

But we also love the simple things, like the morning ritual of a hot croissant with coffee or a fresh baguette from a boulangerie in Paris.

For the French, feasting is a daily ritual and celebration, rather than just a way of sating hunger.

This was recognised in 2010 when UNESCO inducted the rite of a French gastronomic meal on its heritage list of intangible cultural heritage items.

Bon appétit!

RUNNERS-UP

2. Italy
3. New Zealand
4. USA
5. Spain

Click here to find out the full results in our Readers’ Choice Awards 2015

 

 

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This article appeared in issue 17

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