6 Day Food & Wine Experience In France
Your 6 Day Food & Wine Tour Plan
Welcome to our 6 day itinerary for the ultimate food and wine adventure in France!
Get ready to indulge in the finest cuisine, discover the rich history and culture of Paris, Champagne, and Bordeaux, and taste some of the world’s most renowned wines. This 6-day itinerary is a true gastronomic journey that will tantalize your taste buds, awaken your senses, and leave you with unforgettable memories.
Whether you are a seasoned foodie, wine connoisseur, or simply looking for a unique travel experience, this tour has been designed to exceed your expectations.
Day 1: Paris - A World Of Baguettes, Cheese & Chocolate
Today we will delve into the world of traditional Parisian bread-making and taste some of the best baguettes in the city.
Our first stop will be at the renowned “Boulangerie Poilâne,” where you will learn about the art of bread-making and taste some of the best baguettes in the city. Our knowledgeable guide will explain the history of bread-making in Paris and help you understand the techniques used to create these delicious treats.
Next, we will take a leisurely walk through the charming streets of the Latin Quarter, where you will visit local food shops and sample some of the city’s specialities. You will visit speciality food stalls and stores, such as “A La Belle Équipe” and “Maison Stohrer,” and sample some of the finest cheeses, charcuteries, and other specialities.
Classic Parisian Lunch
Enjoy lunch at the classic Parisian bistro, “Le Comptoir du Relais.” Here, you will raise a glass to your unforgettable foodie experience in Paris and enjoy a delicious meal in the heart of the city.
Exploring the World of Cheese and Chocolate
After lunch, embark on a journey through the fascinating world of cheese and chocolate in Paris. First, we will visit the famous “Fromagerie Laurent Dubois,” where you will learn about the different types of cheese and have the opportunity to sample some of the finest varieties. Our knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the different cheeses, their flavours, and their origins and help you select the perfect cheese to suit your taste.
Next, we will visit the historic “Choco-Story Paris,” where you will learn about the art of chocolate-making and have the chance to sample some of the most delicious varieties. You will discover the different types of chocolate, learn about the chocolate-making process, and watch as expert chocolatiers create mouth-watering delights.
Evening Meal in Paris
After our delightful cheese and chocolate experiences, we will end the day with a gourmet dinner at the renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, “Le Jardin du Roi.” This is the perfect opportunity to experience some of the best food that Paris has to offer. Our talented chef will create a menu of carefully crafted dishes that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you with unforgettable memories. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ultimate dining experience in Paris.
Overnight in Paris.
Day 2: Discovering The Champagne Region
Join your private driver in the morning as you make the 2-hour journey to Champagne in style, luxury, and comfort.
The Champagne region of France is a world-renowned destination for wine lovers, and it’s easy to see why. With rolling hills dotted with vineyards, charming villages and the sparkling wines for which the region is named, the Champagne region is a true treasure trove for wine and food lovers. Your first day in the region will start with a visit to the famous Champagne House, Moët & Chandon.
Best Place to Stay
For the ultimate wine and food experience, it is recommended to stay in the town of Epernay, the heart of the Champagne region.
Here, you will be close to many of the famous Champagne houses and vineyards and will have easy access to the best dining and wine-tasting experiences in the area. The luxurious Hotel Le Bristol Epernay and the charming Hotel Le Clos Raymi are excellent options for your stay.
Moët & Chandon Tour
The morning will begin with a tour of Moët & Chandon, one of the most famous Champagne houses in the world. You’ll learn about the history of Champagne-making and the production process and sample some of the finest bubbly from the region. This tour will give you a unique insight into the world of Champagne, as well as an understanding of the rich heritage and expertise that goes into producing these sparkling wines.
Guided Tour of Epernay
After the tour, you’ll take a scenic drive to the picturesque town of Epernay, known as the heart of the Champagne region. Epernay is a charming town with narrow, cobbled streets lined with Champagne houses and wine cellars, and it’s the perfect place to explore the best of the Champagne region.
House of De Castellane Estate
In the afternoon, you’ll visit the House of De Castellane, a premium Champagne house that is known for producing exceptional Champagnes. This visit will give you a chance to sample some of the finest bubbly in the region and learn about the wine-making process from the experts. You’ll have the opportunity to taste a variety of Champagnes and learn about the different terroirs and grape varieties that contribute to the unique character of each wine.
Local Epernay Dining Experience
After your tour, you’ll have the chance to experience the best of Champagne cuisine with a dinner at a local restaurant. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal paired with a selection of local wines and savour the flavours of the region. This meal will be an unforgettable experience as you enjoy the best of the Champagne region’s food and drink.
Overnight in Champagne.
Day 3: Exploring the Best of the Champagne Vineyards
Start your day by exploring the vineyards of the Champagne region.
You’ll have the opportunity to see the beautiful rolling hills and vineyards that produce the world-renowned Champagne. You’ll learn about the different terroirs, or soil types, that contribute to the unique character of each Champagne. The region is known for its chalk soils, which provide excellent drainage and allow the roots of the vines to reach deep into the earth for nutrients. The different terroirs, along with varying weather conditions, contribute to the wide range of flavours and styles of Champagne.
After visiting the vineyards, you’ll head to a small, family-run Champagne house. Here, you’ll learn about the traditional methods used to produce artisanal Champagnes.
These Champagnes are made in small quantities and are known for their exceptional quality and unique flavour profiles. You’ll have the opportunity to sample some of the finest artisanal Champagnes, each with its own unique character.
You’ll learn about the production process, from vineyard to bottle, and how each step contributes to the final product. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with the winemakers and hear about their experiences and passion for making Champagne.
Whether you choose to dine at a local restaurant or at your hotel, you’ll be able to enjoy the delicious cuisine and wines of the Champagne region.
Overnight in Champagne.
Day 4: Return To Paris - Famous Patisseries Market & Cooking Class
Make the 2-hour return journey to Paris and take the opportunity to visit some of the city’s most renowned patisseries, such as Ladurée and Pierre Hermé. These patisseries are known for their exceptional pastries and desserts, and you will get the chance to taste some of their finest offerings.
Not only will you get to indulge in delicious pastries, but you will also get to learn about the art of French pastry-making. You will discover the history and traditions behind French patisseries, as well as the techniques used to create their delicate and delectable treats. You will learn about the ingredients and methods that go into making classic French pastries, such as macarons, éclairs, and tarts, and gain a deeper appreciation for the skill and craftsmanship that goes into each and every one of these sweet creations.
As a starting point for our guided day tour, we will explore the significance of Giverny in the art world and understand why Monet chose this idyllic village as his home and source of inspiration.
Your journey time will take either approx 1 hour and 20 minutes in a private car, or approx 55 minutes by train.
Paris Food Markets and Cooking Class
The Paris Food Markets and Cooking Class tour is a unique and immersive experience that combines the best of both culinary and cultural worlds. This tour is designed for anyone who loves food, cooking and exploring new cultures, and it is sure to leave you with memories and skills that will last a lifetime.
The tour starts by visiting some of the famous Parisian food markets, including the Marché des Enfants Rouges and Marché d’Aligre. These markets are a true reflection of the diversity and richness of French cuisine, and they offer a fantastic opportunity to see the wide selection of fresh produce and ingredients that are used to make the delicious dishes that Paris is famous for.
Next, you will participate in a cooking class, where you will learn how to prepare classic French dishes using the ingredients you bought at the market. With the guidance of a professional chef, you will learn about the techniques, ingredients, and methods that go into making some of France’s most beloved dishes, such as bouillabaisse, ratatouille, or coq au vin.
The cooking class is followed by a delicious dinner, where you will get to enjoy the dishes that you have just prepared. This is a great opportunity to bond with your fellow travellers and savour the flavours of France in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
The Paris Food Markets and Cooking Class tour is a fantastic way to experience the essence of Parisian culture and cuisine. Whether you are a seasoned cook or a beginner, this tour promises to be an enjoyable and educational experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for French food, cooking, and culture.
Day 5 & 6: Bordeaux
Your chauffeur will load your baggage onto the high-speed train as you make the 2-hour high-speed train journey in first class to Bordeaux. You will be greeted upon arrival by a private driver to deliver you and your belongings to your hotel in the city.
Bordeaux is one of the world’s most famous wine regions, known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, as well as its stunning architecture, delectable seafood, and dynamic atmosphere with a historic heart.
Your two-day itinerary in Bordeaux has been designed to deliver the best of these two aspects of the city’s character to you.
First Day In Bordeaux: Château Mouton Rothschild, Place Des Quinconces, Saint-André Cathedral
Your first destination is the Château Mouton Rothschild: one of Bordeaux’s first growths, Château Mouton Rothschild is famous for its rich and intense red wines, as well as its unique and collectable wine labels. During your visit, you will have the chance to tour the vineyards, see the wine-making facilities, and sample some of the estate’s finest wines.
Next, visit the Place des Quinconces, a large public square located in the centre of Bordeaux. It is one of the largest squares in Europe and is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists. The square is surrounded by trees, fountains, and monuments, including the Monument aux Girondins, which pays tribute to the political leaders of the Girondist movement who were executed during the French Revolution.
To conclude your first day in Bordeaux, your guide will take you on a private tour of Saint-&ré Cathedral. The Cathedral is a gothic-style church located in the centre of Bordeaux. The Cathedral dates back to the 13th century and is a stunning example of religious architecture in the city. With a private guide, you can learn about the history and significance of the Cathedral, as well as admire its intricate carvings, stained glass windows, and towering spire.
Overnight in Bordeaux.
Second Day In Bordeaux: Château Margaux, Miroir D'eau, Château Latour
In the morning, join your private driver as you make your way to Château Margaux. This iconic wine estate is one of the first growths of the 1855 classification and is known for producing some of the finest and most sought-after wines in Bordeaux. A visit to Château Margaux is a must for any wine lover, and you will have the opportunity to tour the vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and taste some of their exceptional wines.
After lunch visit, The Miroir d’Eau is a large reflecting pool located in the heart of Bordeaux. It is one of the city’s most popular attractions and is a gathering place for locals and tourists. The pool is surrounded by trees, fountains, and benches, making it an ideal place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Bordeaux. The Miroir d’Eau is also a popular spot for children, as they can play in the water on hot summer days.
Your final destination on our 6-day food and wine tour in France is the Château Latour. This historic wine estate is one of Bordeaux’s most famous and prestigious and is known for producing powerful and complex red wines. A visit to Château Latour is a must for any wine enthusiast, and you will have the opportunity to tour the vineyards, see the wine-making facilities, and taste some of their exceptional wines.
Contact Us About A 6 Day Food & Wine Tour In France
Our six-day food and wine tour covering Paris, Champagne, and Bordeaux offers a unique and unforgettable experience for those who appreciate the finer things in life. From the famous patisseries and boulangeries of Paris to the sparkling wines of Champagne and the renowned vineyards of Bordeaux, this itinerary is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
At each stop along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to sample the best local cuisine and sip on some of the finest wines the region has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply looking to indulge in the best that France has to offer; this tour is the perfect way to experience the best that the country has to offer.
So why not treat yourself to a bespoke version of this itinerary and make your next trip to France one to remember? Our team at France by Luxe would be more than happy to create a personalized itinerary just for you. To learn more, simply contact us today!
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