Come explore the Food & Wine of Southern France with us!
Join Bon Voyage Boutique Travel and Chef Jeff as we eat our way through France! This amazing trip takes you to Paris, Lyon, and Aix-en-Provence. On this culinary adventure you will enjoy hands on cooking classes, wine tastings, and enjoy incredible tours of the cities and countryside. You will bake pastries in Paris, enjoy a visit to the local market in Lyon, and see the lavender fields of Provence! The dates are June 17-27, 2021 Trip cost is $3280.00 per person (double occupancy) Flights from Chicago $1350.00 per person economy
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CHEF JEFF’S CULINARY GROUP June 17 – 27, 2021 | FOOD & WINE OF SOUTHERN FRANCE
DAY 1 : JUNE 17 : DEPART UNITED STATES DAY 2 : JUNE 18 : ARRIVAL PARIS Arrival at the airport of Paris. Pick-up by your driver and depart for a panoramic city tour of Paris to discover of all the main sights and attractions onthe left and right banks of Paris: Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, NotreDame Cathedral, Place de la Bastille, the Louvre Museum, MadeleineChurch, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe,Trocadéro, Eiffel Tower & Invalides. Stops can be organized along the wayaccording to the client's desires. Settle in a 4-star LITTRE Hotel Welcome dinner in a restaurant walking distance from your hotel. Overnight at your hotel. DAY 3 : JUNE 19 : WALKING TOUR & PASTRY CLASS Breakfast at your hotel. This morning enjoy a guided tour in the Montmartre neighborhood, famousfor its bohemian way of life which still exists today. Visit the smallstreets off the beaten track in this mythical part of Paris with a 3 hour guided tour.This afternoon you will enjoy a cooking class course focused just ondesserts! Try your skills at the creation of the famous Macaron, éclairs or Chouquettes (please select between “Macaron” and “éclairs andchouquettes”). Dinner at leisure & Overnight at your hotel. DAY 4 : JUNE 20 : ARRIVAL IN LYON Breakfast at your hotel.Pick up by a private coach at your hotel and transfer to the train station. Departure to Lyon by TGV train (train TBD). Arrive in Lyon, welcomed by your driver & your guide. You will enjoya 2 hourpanoramic city tour and discover the emblematic places of Lyon. Settle in your 4-star hotel Charlemagne. Afternoon at leisure Welcome Dinner & Overnight at your hotel. DAY 5 : JUNE 21 : BEAUJOLAIS Breakfast at your hotel. Meet at your hotel with your guide and your driver.Depart for a full day tour in the Beaujolais. During this escorted touryou will enjoy the richness of its terroir with many traditions and wines,its beautiful landscapes and fascinating geology with its «Golden stones».The tour takes you through several picturesque villages, including themedieval village of Oingt, listed as one of the "Most Beautiful Villagesof France".Guided visit and wine tasting at Chateau de Corcelles. Historical visit to discover this ancient fortress, built during the 15th century.This visit is an exploration of the terroirs of the Beaujolais region,throughout the tasting of four appellations: Beaujolais, BeaujolaisVillages, the Brouilly and Morgon.In the afternoon, visit of the village of Pérouges. Located at 36km fromLyon, discover during one hour this old village of weavers, whichmanaged to keep its authenticity, its double ramparts, its old housesfrom the XVe-XVIe centuries, and a lot more. It is consideredone of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, located at the top of a hilloverlooking the Rhône plain. Transfer back to Lyon for an estimate arrival at 6pm at the hotel. Dinner at leisure & Overnight at your hotel in Lyon DAY 6 : JUNE 22 : FOOD TOUR & COOKING CLASS Meet with you guide at In Cuisine workshop at Place Bellecour .Today you will discover the capital of gastronomy throughout itsmarket and local craftsmen. You will start your day by a walk to a smallfood tour in a local market, during which the locals will show you theirproducts and will tell you how to taste each one of them. Your chef willhelp you to choose the seasonal vegetables and fruits that you will useduring your cooking class.Then lunch and early afternoon at leisure. Later this afternoon you will go back to In Cuisine start your cooking class using the ingredients you've bought this morning at thelocal market.At the end of your class you will eat the fruit of your labor for Dinner. Overnight at your hotel DAY 7 : JUNE 23 : VALLEE DU RHONE & TRUFFLE FARM Breakfast at your hotel. Pick up at your hotel by your driver & your guide and depart for awonderful journey in the Côte du Rhône world.The northern part of the Rhône Valley is famous for its exceptional wines.Several of them are classed among the finest in France. During thisintimate tour you will have the opportunity to meet up and to share a fewwords about le terroir with an authentic winemaker. You will taste thebest wine of the region and see beautiful vine landscapes! Your tour starts with a visit to a truffle farm where you will learneverything about the truffle. With passion, the rabassier -the person whofinds the truffles- will explain the secrets of culture and the hazards of theharvest. You will watch a movie about the truffles and then you will beable to taste some products with truffle, such as a toast with truffledbutter. Around 2.00 pm visit of the Maison Chapoutier, a winegrower in Tain-l'Hermitage andproducer of the finest Rhône Valley appellations. Michel Chapoutier claimsto be a chineur. He creates terroirs where no one would dare to, where noone would bet a cent. You will enjoy a 1 hour visit to discover the estate,and enjoy 3 different estate wine. Then continue your day with a transfer to visit and enjoy a wine tasting session in The Domaine Degache Frères. This family estate has existed for 3 generations now : grandfather, fatherand son. The Domaine Degache Frères is 4 hectares of vineyards with 4ranges of wines: AOC Côte Rôtie, AOC condrieu, IGP Syrah and IGPMarsanne. During the tasting, you will appreciate the considerablearomatic richness of these great wines. Transfer back to Lyon estimated around 7.00 pm Dinner at leisure & Overnight at your hotel. DAY 8 : JUNE 24 : MARSEILLE & AIX EN PROVENCE Breakfast at your hotel and Check Out. Pick up at your hotel by a private coach and transfer to Lyon trainstation.Departure to Marseille by TGV train (times TBD).Arrival and welcome by your driver & your guide. You will enjoya 3 hours panoramic city tour of 2nd largest city in France Marseille, youwill enjoy the charm and authenticity of this city. Marseille, with its 26centuries of history, is a city full of art and culture.At around 4.30pm visit of the Château Virant.The Chateau Virant is a wine and olive estate located in the heart of theprovencal countryside. Dominated by the rock that gives it its name, itstretches over 193 hectares of vineyards and 42 hectares of olive grovesand benefits from the protected Aix en Provence appellation.You will visit the cellar, which dates back to 1632, the oil mill, the vineand olive museum with its sensorial path. At the end, you will taste 6wines, 4 olive oils, and cooked wine jelly. Transfer to Aix en Provence around 6.40pm Accomodationat4-star Hotel Aquabella in the city center of Aix en Provence Welcome dinner & Overnight at your hotel. DAY 9 : JUNE 25 : FULL DAY TOUR PROVENCE Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your driver and your guide in the hotel and get ready for your full day in Provence. This morning your driver will take youto the symbol of Provence: the purple lavender fields. Visit thedistillery of Angelvinto learn about the culture and distillation of thisfamous flower.In the late morning, you will go for a scenic drive to the picturesquevillages of the region. To start with the perched village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, a typical village famous for its earthenware workshops; andSainte Croix du Verdon, settled by the Sainte Croix lake. Transfer back to your hotel. Dinner at leisure & Overnight at your hotel. DAY 10 : JUNE 26 : HALF DAY TOUR AIX EN PROVENCE Breakfast at your hotel. Meet with your guide at your hotel and follow him for a 2 hourguided walking tour of its historic center and walk along the famous Cours Mirabeauwhich is lined with many trees, fine houses and fountains to walkaround. Aix has sumptuous 17th and 18th century architecture,mansions, ornate fountains springing everywhere, lively streets andlovely squares. Late afternoon, at 5.30pm, walk to the Culinary Workshop at Culinarion, which is 250m away from your hotel , with a great Chef who willgive you the secrets of French food.This atelier is closer from your hotel and for 2 hours, you will cook a starter, main and dessert in a friendly andfestive atmosphere, supervised by the Chef. At the end of thepreparation, you will taste your cuisine with the Chef, in a “just like athome” vibe where everybody participates to the service, and in a goodatmosphere. You can choose between two menus: - On the “Traditional Menu”: Gourmet hummus with stuffed peppers; anglerfish “à la provençale”, mediterranean vegetables and saffron; crumble pear/chocolate and seasonal clafoutis. - Or the “Just Like at Home Menu”: Tapenade (blended olives) and Anchoïade (blended anchovies); traditional Grand Aïoli (a traditional festive dish with garlic sauce); Clafoutis with seasonal fruits. Transfer back to your hotel & Overnight at your hotel. DAY 11 : JUNE 27 : DEPARTURE Breakfast at your hotel & Check out. Pick up by a private coach at your hotel and transfer to the airport ofMarseille. Trip cost Land cost - $3280.00 per person (based on double room) Airfare from Chicago is an additional $1350.00 per person (economy) If you pay by credit card there will be an additional 3.5% credit card fee. $1090.00 Single Supplement Airfare Schedule JUNE 17 – 27, 2021 Lufthansa Airlines LH 431 17JUN ORD FRA 400P 720A 18JUN LH1030 18JUN FRA CDG 920A 1035A LH1087 27JUN MRS FRA 1135A 110P LH 432 27JUN FRA ORD 515P 730P Flights subject to change LAND PRICE INCLUDES: ACCOMODATION 2 nights accommodation B&B and welcome dinner in 4-star Hotel Littre Paris 4 nights accommodation B&B and welcome dinner in 4-star Hotel Charlemagne Lyon 3 nights accommodation B&B and welcome dinner in 4-star Hotel Aquabella TRANSPORT Transfers & transport with a private coach according to the above itinerary. GUIDING SERVICES with qualified English speaking guide The services of a qualified English speaking guide: Day 1: Airport assistance & Paris panoramic tour – 4 hrs Day 2: Paris walking tour – 3 hrs Day 3: Lyon panoramic tour – 2 hrs Day 6: Full Day – 9 hours Day 7: Marseille panoramic tour – 2 hrs Day 8: Full Day – 9 hrs Day 9: Aix-en-Provence walking tour – 2 hrs Train from Paris to Lyon and Lyon to Marseille in 2nd class(TBD, prices might change) ACTIVITIES & VISITS according to the above program Pastry class in Paris (we don’t have to divide the group for this class as for the baking class) Lyon food & market tour + Cooking class with dinner in Lyon Visit and wine tasting at Chateau de Corcelles Visit and wine tasting at Maison Chapoutier Visit of a truffle farm Visit and wines tasting at the Domaine Degache Frères Visit & wine tasting in a wine and olive grove estate near Aix en Provence Cooking class & wine pairing workshop with gourmet dinner at Villa des Chefs in Aix-en- NOT INCLUDED IN PRICES Any meals not listed above, optional experiences, tips or personal expenses, luggage handling. Accommodation taxes Insurance Tips (suggested $80.00 per person) Estimated $100 per person bus transfer from Appleton to Chicago and return Deposit Schedule $1055 per person deposit for the land due by January 2nd. $150 per person deposit for the airfare due by January 2nd. Deposit payable by check. If you pay by credit card there will be an additional 3.5% credit card fee added onto your trip payment. Final payment due March 1st, 2021
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