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APPETITE TO TRAVEL with Kasey Lobb
September 28 – October 8, 2024
9 Delicious Nights:
Join us on this delicious journey to explore the hidden foodie gems of France. Travel in comfort and ease where every step of the way is carefully crafted. You will experience how getting a taste of a place is the best way to really know its culture and history. Appetite to Travel guides are experienced experts in their fields to make this bespoke trip an outstanding value. We provide gluten and dairy friendly options.
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DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN PARIS
All the flavors of France come to life on this unforgettable journey which kicks off in Paris, the ‘City of Lights’. On arrival, you have one group transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Private transfers at additional charge can also be arranged if needed. Spend time strolling past iconic landmarks in search of hidden treasures, before joining your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an orientation drive through the city.
DAY 2 | MARAIS & FRENCH CUISINE
Explore the intriguing and beautiful Marais district on a walking tour. See the mansions and courtyards of this delightful corner of Paris. Then, dive into culture, savoring the exquisite flavors of French cuisine as you meet a Parisian chef for an unforgettable lunch experience. Delve into local culinary secrets, tantalizing aromas, and delicious flavors which you will have an opportunity to create yourself and then enjoy. Next, visit the greatest collection of Impressionist art in the world at the famous D’Orsay Museum. Gain insights into the works of such acclaimed artists as Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh, and admire the architectural particularities of this train station turned museum. Lunch provided.
DAY 3 | DIJON – LYON
Journey through the Burgundy region of France to the city of Dijon, filled with ancient architecture, ranging from the 15th century to the Revolution. Mustard lovers rejoice as you make a special visit to the Maille shop where you can taste several varieties of this liquid gold and the opportunity to take some home. Continue to Lyon, known as the Gastronomic Capital of France and to some, the world. With over 4,000 restaurants and home to famed chef Paul Bocuse, it’s no wonder Lyon is a gastronomic icon. Strolling through the maze of hidden courtyards, cobbled streets and hidden traboules with our local expert, you’ll step back in time to discover Lyon’s secrets. The World Heritage city was formerly home to ancient Gauls, powerful Romans, Gothic cathedral builders, and wealthy Renaissance silk merchants. You finish the evening with a mouthwatering three-course French feast, paired with local wine.
DAY 4 | FLAVORS OF LYON
This morning immerse yourself in the very heart of the Les Halles Paul Bocuse covered market to discover the best of local cuisine. Strolling through the market with your Local Expert, you experience the best produce of the region and learn all about the Meres Lyonnaises. Here, you will enjoy multiple tastings. Next, you’ll join a local chef for a hands-on cooking class for lunch and wine to further your appreciation and understanding of the flavors in the region.
DAY 5 | BEAUNE
Head to Beaune today, the wine capital of Burgundy with its 13th century walls and myriad of wine cellars. Our first lesson of wine on our journey is in the Musee du Vin. Our in-house guide will take you on a journey of wine, its history, and how it’s made. The rest of your evening is at your leisure to explore the taste and culture of the city.
DAY 6 | BEAUNE WINE TASTING & SIGHTSEEING
Visit Clos de Vougeot, a wall-enclosed vineyard, (clos), in the Burgundy wine region. It is the largest single vineyard in Cote de Nuits entitled to a grand cru designation. The Clos de Vougeot vineyard was created by Cistercian monks of Citeaux Abbey and our in-house guide will show us around and walk us through tasting of three wines. A hospital foundation from the Middle Ages, the Hospices de Beaune, is one of France’s most prestigious historic monuments. Its flamboyant Gothic architecture, its polychrome roofs and a renowned vineyard make this museum one of Burgundy’s gems. The Hospices de Beaune is also famous for its 60 hectares wine estate, producing prestigious wines. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore as you wish before enjoying an included dinner.
DAY 7 | BEAUNE & VINAY
Departing Beaune, you will stop at Chateau de Mersault for a tour and taste some of the delicious wines crafted there for hundreds of years. Next, travel through vineyards to Epernay for a visit to one of the great champagne houses where you will discover the secrets of champagne production. This evening is yours to unwind and experience the French lifestyle as you settle into your countryside hotel in Vinay, in the heart of the Champagne region.
DAY 8 | REIMS & CHAMPAGNE TASTING
Travel to Reims to meet your Local Expert this morning for a historic tour of the city and visit Reims Cathedral. This cathedral is where the kings of France were crowned and is recognized worldwide as one of the defining models of Gothic art. The cathedral hosted thirty-three sovereign coronations in just over 1000 years! Then visit another of the Champagne houses to taste more champagnes after a tour to learn the way they create this special bubbly. The rest of the day is yours to taste and explore more of this tasty city.
DAY 9 | VINAY & PARIS
This morning after breakfast, travel back to Paris. Join a Local Expert for a sightseeing tour of this spectacular city. Drive along the Champs Elysees and view the Arc de Triomphe before we give you some free time with a hop-on hop-off bus pass. Spend a relaxing time seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs before you end the day celebrating an epic adventure during a Farewell Dinner not to be missed.
DAY 10 | DEPART PARIS
For now it’s time to bid a fond au revoir to France and your fellow travelers at the end of a magical and memorable holiday. Take the one group transfer to the airport or a private transfer at additional charge can be arranged.
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