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Plan E

Burgundy 2 nights?

Lyon 2 nights?

Chambery and Lake Annecy 4 nights?

 

Drive south from Paris to see the rolling  hillsides of Burgundy draped with vineyards producing vintage wines-- , maybe take the train to Dijon --do a private tour with a local guide if you don't want to drive -- find golden sunshine --, Cote D'Or ---Romanee Conti and Chassagne Montrachet,  Clos de Vougeot, Chambolle Musigny -- Cote de Nuits or Cote de Beaune  --- lots of choice and lots to see - the list is endless --

 

Madame de Pompadour - what did she have to do with this region?

 

Find the beautiful building where the wines are auctioned and the prices set for the year ahead, visit sleepy quaint little villages --

 

Find that little chateau with its own well known and prestigious wines? Relax and stay there to spend time visiting  cellars to do tastings and buy excellent wines to take back or to have shipped?

 

Perhaps walk or cycle in the area to relax? Cycle round some of the vineyards and take a picnic with fresh baguettes from the "boulangerie" and some local cheese perhaps discover the cheese created by Cistercian monks in the 16th century -- enjoy ---

 

Drive or take the train down to Lyon, the gastronomical capital of France -and UNESCO Heritage Site -  find out why!!

 

Visit the best indoor food market in France! Perhaps even see top French chef Paul Bocuse choosing his vegetables there!

 

Discover the origin behind the Fete de Lumieres and discover what the little  green boxed "Coussins" are and their origin --

 

Eat in a  "bouchon" and meet the locals -- taste an unusual Lyonnais Salad or Lyonnais sausage with truffle or pistachio ---

 

Discover the interesting painted wall murals - the Trompe L'Oeil - with the famous people from Lyon --

 

Find out why the local cheese "Cervelles des Canuts" is so called and explore the history of this most interesting and walkable little city -- Romans -- Roman ampitheatres --- medieval buildings and cobbled streets --  discover the "traboules" hidden away for the silk industry -- watch a demonstration of silk being woven --- such a lot to discover --

 

Take the train or drive through breathtaking scenery up to the Alps and the lovely little quaint town of Chambery? Do some climbing or go hill walking? Soak up the pure clean fresh air and maybe take a boat trip out on the lake at Annecy, walk round this pretty little floral town -- --visit Aix les Bains and see the Roman baths from centuries past --?

Meet our wine specialist at your hotel near Chambery and have him take you hillwalking round the vineyards here in this lovely area -- meet the vine growers and owners  - the "vignerons" and have a picnic with them in a vineyard? Our guide will then take you back to your hotel and if you prefer not to go hillwalking, he can drive you round the vineyards, meet the vignerons and then have a picnic!

 



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CONFRERIE OF WINE TASTERS FRANCE

FETE DES LUMIERES

LAKE ANNECY

CHEESEBOARD AND  A WOW! MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANT F

BURGUNDY  CHATEAU  AND  VINEYARD

ALPS WITH MONT BLANC

TROMPE LOEIL WALL MURAL LYON FAMOUS PEOPLE

NEAR MONT BLANC

OUR WINE SPECIALIST AND GUIDE IN SAVOIE