Sample Itinerary
French Culinary Immersion
Visits of the Fort Saint Antoine cheese cellars and the vineyards of Beaune and Nuits-Saint-Georges, as well as cooking classes at some of the finest French restaurants will immerse you into the art of French cuisine.

7 to 10 days

Spring, Summer, Fall

Hotels from 2 to 5 Star

Arrival and Transfer to Reims:

Arrival in Paris and journey to Reims. Enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes visiting the historical Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the Palais du Tau Museum, as well as the Saint-Remi Basilica where stained glass windows from the 12th century remain. Finish the day with a 4-course dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Millenaire.

Day Trip to Champagne Region (Epernay):

During a morning stroll down the Avenue de Champagne, stop to visit the statue of Dom Perignon. At Mercier Champagne, tour the underground wine cellars and finish the visit with a glass of champagne. In the afternoon, return to Reims for a cooking class at L'Atelier de Luca.

Reims to Burgundy Region (Dijon) via Troyes:

After making a stop in the medieval town of Troyes, travel to Dijon for an afternoon visit of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. The view of Dijon from the tower of Philippe le Bon is a must see.

Day trip to Franche Comte Region:

Enjoy a guided tour of the Fort Saint Antoine cheese cellars. In 1966, Marcel Petite chose this site as the environment for his Comte cheese to be aged. Travel to Poligny for an afternoon tour and cheese tasting at La Maison Du Comte. Take a stroll down the Avenue de la Resistance, then return to Dijon for an afternoon cooking class at Avec Ou Sans Toque.

Day trip to Beaune and Cote d'or Vineyards:

Browse the stalls at Beaune's Wednesday morning market before visiting the Hospices de Beaune. With its Gothic architecture and renowned vineyard, this historical monument is a must see. Then enjoy a guided tour of the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot before departing to Nuits-Saint-Georges to visit the local vineyard of Domaine Armelle et Bernard RION.

Dijon to Paris via Vezelay:

Take in the views at the Basilica of Vezelay in the morning before traveling on to Paris. Visit the Notre Dame Treasury and the Louvre before an afternoon pastry-making class at La Cuisine de Paris. Visit the palace and gardens of Versailles. Then enjoy admission to the Trianon Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Estate.