Blois, France - old world charm. Three nights of the best fettucine alfredo I ever ate was in Blois. The server brought a heaping, steaming bowl of fresh, homemade pasta with cream, cheese, nutmeg and cracked an egg right on top of it in front of me. He proceeded to toss the pasta and sauce ingredients together creating the most, ah, yummy pasta dish I have ever eaten. He finished the presentation with freshly cracked pepper. I ordered the lovely house wine and dined like royalty.
Olargues, Languedoc-Roussillon, by Paul in Japan ~ The 11th century remnants of a chateau and the 13th century Devil's Bridge (Le Pont du Diable) give the village of Olargues a unique atmosphere. Olargues is listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France.