Earlier this week we talked about some of our fabulous food and wine tours in Italy and Portugal. From the northern regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, and the Veneto, to the southern Puglia, Sicily, and Campania, Italy is a great food and wine tour destination. But France of course offers a plethora of other options for our travelers looking for a more wine-themed vacation.
Bordeaux is an obvious place to start when discussing our food and wine tours in France. Our Best of Bordeaux itinerary – which can be either fully escorted or a self-driving itinerary – offers chateaux cellar visits and tastings as well as several amazing gastronomic visits, a visit to La Cité du Vin, and a dinner cruise on the Garonne. As if that’s not enough, you get to visit an oyster farm on the Arcachon Bay and journey out on a pinasse boat with a local fisherman.
For a completely different and fabulous affordable option, we can recommend our Provencal cooking vacations near the Rosé producing region around Tavel, Provence. This is a beautiful part of Provence, and one that is very easy driving even for those not used to driving in Europe. You can visit such sites as Avignon, Orange, Chateauneuf du Pape, Carpentras, and Arles.
Another region we love for food and wine tours is the Languedoc. Not as well known as some of its more famous neighbors, the Languedoc offers a stunning array of both gastronomic products and fabulous wines. Our Savor the Flavors of the Languedoc food and wine tour includes visits of various wine estates with tastings. One includes also a special truffle day with a truffle hunting dog.
To round out our wonderful food and wine tours in France, we offer three amazing itineraries in the region of Burgundy. All three of these include visits to local wineries with tastings as well as some truly delectable meals made by your own two hands during our cooking classes.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg. No matter if you prefer red, white, rosé, or sparkling, France will satisfy your every craving on a food and wine tour with TIK!
By Peg Kern
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