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A mouthwatering food & wine odyssey with our 16th Century Chateau as your base camp
4 days, 1 country
3 nights in Special Stay
3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
Maximum 8 people
Bonjour, welcome to your foodie adventure! Today kicks off with a complimentary transfer from Villefranche sur Saone Station to our 16th Century Chateau.
Beaujolais Wine Region
Rub your eyes, blink: yep, that's our accommodation for the night, complete with a bar, swimming pool and dreamy views of the surrounding vineyards. Once we've checked in and chilled out we'll be feeling like royalty, and that's before we enjoy some local wine paired with cheese. Then, it's time to head to the local village, for a 3 course welcome dinner of traditional French fine dining. This is the good life. Once we've had time to digest our dinner, we'll get to explore this cute village before heading back to the Chateau for a glass of wine at the bar. What a day, and we're just getting started...
Beaujolais Wine Region
After a spot of breakfast and some on-the-lawn yoga (consider the cobwebs cleared), we'll bid au revoir to our Chateau for the day... and head into Lyon for a change of pace.
Here in Lyon, we'll start by appreciating all things FOOD. On a foodie walking tour, we'll sample the city's prettiest and tastiest food spots, with a local guide to impart all their knowledge and wisdom. The trip includes a visit to a nearby market to pick up some fine fresh produce, plus an immersive cooking class where we'll learn just what makes French food so fabulous. We'll also uncover 'Hidden Lyon' through secret passageways, known locally as Traboules.
Beaujolais Wine Region
Stuffed with history, culture and food, we'll head back to the Chateau for a well deserved chilled night (and an included dinner too.) Here you're free to chill out as you like... swimming, walking, or just kicking back on the terrace, the choice is yours!
Beaujolais Wine Region
Rise and shine! After a hearty homemade breakfast, we'll visit some of the wineries that this region is famous for. We'll learn about the world-famous Beaujolais Nouveau, meeting local winemakers and of course, sampling some of their finest drops - paired with an included lunch. Then, for our final evening, it's time to head back to the Chateau where our team of live-in chefs will prepare an authentic French Dinner. We'll tuck in while enjoying some more magnificent views of the Beaujolais countryside. Oh France, do we really have to leave you?
Beaujolais Wine Region
It's our final day (sob), but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy one last breakfast, take a stroll in the countryside or even have a dip in the pool. You can take a complimentary transfer back to Villefranche-sur-Saone, or make your own arrangements. The trip is over, but all of those delicious memories will put smiles on our faces for years to come.
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