FOOD & CULTURE
3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
Maximum 8 people
Contiki Host and Local Experts Gabriel and Anne Sophie
Villefranche-sur-Saone, Beaujolais, Lyon
The must do experiences that you can cross off your bucket list
On your Lyon day trip your host will be Anne Sophie, a Lyon local who is passionate about her family recipes. This passion led Anne to launch her very own cooking blog, where she combines culinary skills with her love for photography. On an unforgettable culinary experience, Anne Sophie will take you to Lyon's local markets to find the freshest produce, before inviting you into her home for a masterclass on some French cooking classics. Then, the best bit, you'll get to tuck in and taste your masterworks.
Welcome to the hub of culinary wonders that is Lyon! We won't waste any time getting stuck in with an optional walking tour of wondrous Lyon, with its chic bistros and boulangeries. As well as exploring the city's icons, we'll also uncover 'Hidden Lyon' through it's secret passageways, known locally as Traboules. Once used by locals to cross the city undercover, they were also used by the Resistance in WWII to hold secret meetings and contributed to protecting Lyon from total Nazi occupation. After some exploring, our local guide will take us through the food markets to shop for the freshest local produce. What are we going to do with all this food? Cook it, of course. That's right, our guide Anne Sophie is also our host for the evening, and she'll take us into her home for an immersive cooking class. Once we've learned all the tricks that make French cuisine so delicious, we'll get to enjoy the fruits of our labours (maybe with a glass of wine, or two).
This foodie adventure takes you into the vineyards of the Beaujolais Wine Region, where your accommodation - our exclusive 16th Century Chateau - awaits. Across 4 days you'll get stuck into all of the flavours of France, including wine & cheese pairings; a day trip to Lyon for an immersive cooking class in a local's home; winery hopping to try some of the world's finest drops and enough local food to make you mutter 'ooh la la' between every mouthful.
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