A Taste of France

- 20 Days -

A genuine taste of France on an exceptional mouth-watering journey through vibrant winelands, historic coastal towns and romantic market squares.

Begin your gourmet sojourn with an authentic French picnic on the banks of the Seine in the heartland of Monet’s France. Sample Normandy’s specialities with a local gourmet; tarte tatin, apple tart, camembert, calvados and cider. Pay your respects at the Normandy beaches before admiring the ethereal island castle Mont Saint Michel. Experience the culinary delights of the sumptuous Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the legacy of royal romance at flamboyant Chenonceau after learning how to eat like a local in the jewel of the French Renaissance, Amboise. Pair history and heavenly flavours in La Rochelle on a peaceful island full of French charm. Find romance on a sun dappled terrace overlooking the sparkling winelands of Bordeaux. Learn from the Master Chef and dine in the exemplary La Grand’Vigne deep in the Chateau vineyards.

Uncover the art de vivre while exploring an authentic local night market in the lesser-known Purple Périgord and Bergerac. The magical Dordogne is a land full of rich gastronomic traditions, characterful towns, tranquil rivers, and resplendent castles. Meander through remarkable and dramatic villages such as Rocamadour and Cahors, sampling truffles, foie gras and the full and aromatic local wine. Let our experts take you on a journey through Burgundy’s wine trail to gain a true understanding of its uniquely significant terroir. Hunt truffles in the heart of the Cote de Nuit and re-discover exceptional local dishes; coq au vin & beef bourguignon, overlooking the vineyards. Take a necessary detour to float above the sparkling landscape of glamourous Champagne, flute in hand. End on a sweet note in the most romantic Paris, tasting la crème de la crème of brioche, macaron, éclair and more. Your grand finale is a restaurant experience of a life-time with magnifique culinary art overlooking the Seine.

To enjoy the full experience take 3 weeks to meander through the romantic villages and find the authentic meaning of art de vivre through the superb regional French cuisine.

At a glance

  • Savour regional flavours & aromas strolling the most famous food markets across France.
  • Delve into the history of world-renowned delicacies & wines with our local experts.
  • Explore spectacular landscapes, majestic chateaus, and colourful villages rich in cultural heritage.
  • Enjoy carefully selected & authentic regional dining experiences.
  • Stay in our hand-picked luxury hotels in the most scenic of locations.

All of our itineraries are designed around you, so please remember that this is just a suggestion which can be tailored into something completely bespoke to you and your preferences.

Call us today on +44 (0)1646 405060 to start planning your holiday.