During this 9 day cuisine and wine tour f Southwest France, you'll experience the best France has to offer in both these categories.
Day 1 Carcassonne
Meet in Toulouse and departure for Carcassonne, where you will settle down into your comfortable hotel located in the medieval "Cite" and explore the immediate surroundings. Before dinner, you are invited to a wine tasting initiation by a professional sommelier. Diner and night in Carcassonne.
Day 2 Corbières vineyards / Carcassonne
Depart for the Corbières vineyards, an AOC located in the heart of the aude region. Here we will taste different blendages of wine that will give you a better idea of the regional taste. After lunch, visit of the medieval city of Carcassonne classified World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1997. Night in Carcassonne.
Day 3 Vineyard of Limoux / Cruise on the Canal du Midi
In the morning, depart for Limoux to visit a wine cellar. The strength of Sieur d'Arques is based on the harmonious combination of the sense of tradition, experience, modernity and rigour of the wine grower. After lunch return to Carcassonne for a unique cruise on the Canal du Midi. Finally transfer from Carcassonne to St Beauzeil where you’ll be welcomed in a magnificent château. Night in St Beauzeil.
Day 4 Cooking lessons / Foie Gras museum
Guy Hérault, the chef cook, welcomes you into his kitchen for a hands-on session all about the preparation and service of foie gras, fish or desert. For lunch time you will enjoy the fruit of your own labors! Wine is included. In the afternoon, visit of a foie gras museum. In the evening, before dinner, a visiting oenologist will reveal the particularities of the Cahors wines. Dinner and overnight in château. Night in St Beauzeil.
Day 5 Lascaux II cave / Sarlat
Departure to visit Lascaux II cave that will transport you back 50 000 years. Then free visit of Sarlat. This bustling, beautiful market town is the capital of the Perigord Noir, so called because of the areas dense forests. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Night in Sarlat.
Day 6 Saint Emilion / Bordeaux
Departure for Bordeaux. Lunch at Saint Emilion; it's inclusion on the World Heritage list is fully justified. During the afternoon a guide will take you on a tour of Bordeaux to discover its main monuments and the old town. Night in Bordeaux.
Day 7 Bordeaux vineyards
This morning depart for the famous 'Route des vins' and discover some of the most prestigious names and chateaux that made french wine become known all over the world. From Pauillac to Margaux, niched along the Gironde river, you'll visit or drive through some of the most prestigious locations. Of course one cannot explore the area without the experience of a wine tasting session in an intimate wine tasting cellar. Tonight enjoy a gourmet dinner in a famous restaurant. Night in Bordeaux.
Day 8 Bordeaux
A free day in Bordeaux: plenty of time to shop, visit some of the finest wine bars, or to tour as an option some of the regions better known vineyards or sights. Overnight at the hotel. Night in Bordeaux.
Day 9 Bordeaux
Breakfast at your hotel. End of our services.
This is suggested itinerary customized for each client .Email for details
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