France is a haven for the lovers of fine food and wine, with many great getaways to experience food and wines of different regions of France. There are many ways to experience France with organised tours – the best way if you can’t speak the French language. Tours will take you to specific regions of France such as Brittany, Loire Valley, Normandy, French Riviera, and Paris. As well as experiencing local food and wine, you will also have French cooking classes so you can prepare these tasty dishes when you arrive home.
Spend six nights in this beautiful part of France and learn the art of French cooking from a Michelin-trained chef. Accommodation is at a bed and breakfast or guest house close by. Seafood is exceptional here, and during your free time, you can explore the coastal regions. Have a sumptuous four-course meal with wine on arrival and start cooking the next day. You will learn how to cook classics like Beef Wellington and Caesar Salad and learn all about cheeses.
This is a three-day tour in the area near Cherbourg and includes visits to a cidery and a farm. Cook dishes such as creamy chicken and Normandy rice pudding and use a bread oven that is centuries old. Stay in a converted barn on a lovely old farm.
A five-night, four-day cookery course where you will learn from a Michelin-starred chef, Rene Berard. You will visit local markets, vineyards, and other great local destinations as well as cooking lunch and enjoying it on the outside terrace.
Stay in a 200-year-old home for six nights and experience “hidden Burgundy.” Bake bread, visit a wine auction, and learn the basic art of French cookery. See the local markets and eat in Michelin-starred restaurants.
This valley is full of rolling fields, fruit orchards, and the AOC Cahors Vineyard, where you will taste some lovely robust red wines. Nearby is a 13th Century Chateau and a feudal castle complete with turrets to help secure the area hundreds of years ago. Guided wine and food tours are available as well as underground cellar tours. Some of these wine cellars are hundreds of years old.
There are several packages available for Paris and many run all year round. Some packages to other areas are seasonal. All classes are run in English, and you will learn about putting wine with various foods and what suits each meal. Choose a course and learn how to cook Choux pastry like an expert, or take a longer course and learn how to cook classic French dishes. Try a dessert class and master those tricky macarons or a baking class for croissants.
Still in this wonderful food and wine of France, this great walking tour treats you to black truffles, famous foie gras, wild strawberries, and, of course, some amazing cheeses. The tour starts and ends at two of the area’s famous market towns, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and Sarlat-la Caneda.