Elegant Burgundy

Situated in the south of Burgundy — a region well known for its wine — the historic city of Macon is only an hour and a half by train from Paris. The charming city offers a little bit of everything. In town, walk the cobblestone streets, along the River Saône, and through gardens. Architectural gems are abundant too, such as the 4th century Old St. Vincent’s cathedral, as the town was the hub of an active resistance, making it one of the first unoccupied towns in France during World War II. Outside of the city, the beautiful vineyards and wine estates produce a number of wines, most popularly ones made with the Chardonnay grape.

Your personal guide into this slice of France is the wonderful and energetic Diane, as well as the owner of the chateau, Patrick. While Diane is based in California’s Napa Valley, she’s been leading trips to both Italy and France for more than a decade. When she’s not traveling, she can be found organizing private olive oil tasting parties — she’s a trained olive oil educator — and writing about food and travel for a variety of publications and sites. She’s made all the arrangements for your stay with the help of Patrick, including organizing the excursions that vary depending on the season. With both Diane and Patrick on site during your stay, they’ll help ensure your trip runs seamlessly and that you experience all that you want to see and do during your time in Burgundy. Both Diane and Patrick will join you for all excursions, cooking classes, and meals, providing insight and stories along the way!

Elegant Burgundy

Situated in the south of Burgundy — a region well known for its wine — the historic city of Macon is only an hour and a half by train from Paris. The charming city offers a little bit of everything. In town, walk the cobblestone streets, along the River Saône, and through gardens. Architectural gems are abundant too, such as the 4th century Old St. Vincent’s cathedral, as the town was the hub of an active resistance, making it one of the first unoccupied towns in France during World War II. Outside of the city, the beautiful vineyards and wine estates produce a number of wines, most popularly ones made with the Chardonnay grape.

Your personal guide into this slice of France is the wonderful and energetic Diane, as well as the owner of the chateau, Patrick. While Diane is based in California’s Napa Valley, she’s been leading trips to both Italy and France for more than a decade. When she’s not traveling, she can be found organizing private olive oil tasting parties — she’s a trained olive oil educator — and writing about food and travel for a variety of publications and sites. She’s made all the arrangements for your stay with the help of Patrick, including organizing the excursions that vary depending on the season. With both Diane and Patrick on site during your stay, they’ll help ensure your trip runs seamlessly and that you experience all that you want to see and do during your time in Burgundy. Both Diane and Patrick will join you for all excursions, cooking classes, and meals, providing insight and stories along the way!


Latest Review

I gave this trip 5 stars
Diane
California
Trip taken April 2018
I had planned this to be the vacation of my life, and it really turned out to be so. Everything from the location to the food, to the daily outings were fantastic. Each meal was a discovery.

Trip Details

Your 4 morning cooking classes will be dedicated to learning about the regional cuisine of Burgundy. Join the chefs in the restaurant kitchen – usually either Chef Franz or Chef Arnaud – for a ‘stage’-like experience in which you participate in the restaurant’s work. While the chefs speak some English, Patrick will help explain some culinary terms that don’t easily translate, and Diane will be there to assists. Between the expert guidance of the chefs and Patrick, you’ll discover the some fabulous culinary tricks to craft classic dishes using what produce is in season. You’ll prepare such dishes as beef bourgeons, frog legs, and smoked foie gras. Not only will you get to enjoy the dishes you’ve created, but take home the recipes to impress your friends once you return home.


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