France's efficient train system makes it possible to explore another part of the country and still be back in Paris for dinner. Pick the town that plays to your passions, whether you favor Impressionist-style gardens, Europe's grandest palace, quaint medieval streets, or Champagne cellars.
Sure, the city of canals is filled with fancy, creative, and unique restaurants. Translation? Watch your wallet! Here, the author of the best-selling Eat Venice app shares the locals-only lowdown on where you'll eat extremely well—and affordably!—in between gondola rides. PLUS: An easy recipe that lets you bring a taste of Venice to your kitchen any time!