Gastronomic gems of Paris
Foodies take note – Paris is a mecca for great food! As the City of Lights, Paris is home to Michelin-starred restaurants, cosy cafes and everything in between. If you want the full gastronomic experience, culinary tours are a must. On these tours, you’ll sample all the French favourites – we’re talking coq au vin, snails, macarons, croissants and more.
The tours often take you to fantastic markets such as the Marché d’Aligre or the Marché des Enfants Rouges. Grab some fresh bread, cheese and charcuterie and make a picnic! You can also take cooking classes with professional chefs to master French cuisine yourself. There’s no better place to immerse yourself in the culinary world than Paris. Whether you want to explore the markets or learn from the experts, culinary tours in Paris are a delicious way to immerse yourself.
Wine and dine in Bordeaux
Wine lovers and foodies, Bordeaux is a dream trip! This famous wine region in south-west France is home to some of the world’s best vineyards. Food and wine tours here allow you to explore the vast vineyards, taste fantastic wines and learn about winemaking from enthusiastic winemakers.
As well as wine, Bordeaux is famous for its gourmet food. Food tours often stop at classic bistros and chic restaurants where you can sample the region’s delicacies. Pairing Bordeaux’s great wines with local favourites such as duck confit and creamy foie gras will delight any food and wine lover.
Provencal delights in the south
A trip to the sunny region of Provence is a wonderful opportunity to savour vibrant flavours and cosy French charm. Food tours in Provence allow you to explore the region’s Mediterranean-style cuisine, which focuses on fresh produce, olive oil and fragrant herbs such as lavender and thyme.
Food in Provence is steeped in tradition. Tours often include stops at bustling farmers’ markets, olive groves and wineries. You can sample local specialities such as bouillabaisse, ratatouille and pissaladière to get a real taste of Provence. For an unforgettable experience, take a cooking course and learn to prepare traditional dishes under the guidance of local chefs. Immerse yourself in the essence of Provence through its delicious cuisine and convivial culture.
The culinary traditions of Normandy
Heading to Normandy, gourmets can look forward to a tasty journey full of seafood and dairy delights. The coastal region offers plenty of fresh fish, scallops and world-famous oysters straight from the sea. Food tours here often include stops at oyster farms and lively fish markets where you can sample the day’s catch.
Normandy is also famous for its dairy products, especially Camembert cheese and creamy butter. Local food tours allow you to visit charming dairy farms and sample these handmade delicacies. Enjoying a traditional Norman meal with cider and tarte tatin will give you a real taste of this picturesque rural region.
Lyon: The culinary capital
Food lovers everywhere know that Lyon is the culinary capital of France. This vibrant city in the Rhône-Alpes region has an incredible food scene that has earned it the title of UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
When you visit Lyon, you must try the traditional small restaurants called bouchons. They serve hearty classics like coq au vin (chicken stewed in wine) and quenelles (fluffy poached dumplings covered in a creamy Nantua sauce). Mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
If you love food and travel, a food tour of France is a fantastic way to explore the country. You’ll be able to try all sorts of regional specialities and experience the diversity of French cuisine. Each region has its own unique flavours and gourmet traditions to discover.
Imagine tasting your way through the romantic bistros and cafes of Paris. Or visit the vineyards of Bordeaux, learning about the wines and pairing them with delicious local dishes. There are so many charming corners of France to explore on a food-focused holiday.