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    The Loire Heritage & Burgundy Cuisine
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The Loire Heritage & Burgundy Cuisine

8 days
Loire Valley & Burgundy
Heritage & History
Gourmet Experience
US$ 2,200 Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
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In this itinerary, you will experience the "sweet life" in Touraine and Burgundy, stopping over in little villages to savor local cheeses or taste amazing wines. Take the time to relax in rose gardens, or to enjoy the traditional cuisine in many small restaurants frequented by the locals.

BURGUNDY: Wine, Gastronomy & Heritage

  • From Paris downtown or CDG Airport, get your rental car and drive about 3 hours to Burgundy. We will recommend you a very nice stopover so you will enjoy this day traveling to the first B&B.
  • In Burgundy, located 100m from the so-famous Hospices, right next to Beaune ramparts, you will stay for 3 nights in a toll-house tastefully restored dating from the Middle Ages when people had to pay to enter the city. Enjoy being able to walk everywhere staying in a quiet house nestled in a cool garden. We'll tell you where to go for the best wine tasting in Beaune. After that, you can savor a traditional Burgundy meal or buy a picnic at the market and take a sunbath it in the park close by.
  • For the "Gourmets", this itinerary includes half a day together with a truffle producer. You will spend an hour looking for truffles with his truffle hound, he might even give away some of his secrets to you... After the search he will delight you with a special lunch made with truffles from starter to dessert!  These succulent dishes are accompanied by a bottle of local wine. A "very French" experience!
  • We will provide you with all detailed itineraries to discover the authentic and charming Burgundy. This region is much more than the vineyards: winding roads leading to tiny timeless villages - some of them "Most Beautiful Villages of France" - will give you a real feel for this region. Dijon has kept a lot of ancient monuments and houses, yet it is a modern city very lively.

loire valley and burgundy in 7 days

THe Loire Valley beauties

  • On the 4th day, you will drive about 4 hours to the Loire Valley: again we will recommend a nice stopover on your way. In the heart of the Loire Valley, you will reside for 4 nights in a charming restored mansion, 15 minute walk from Amboise castle and the famous Clos Lucé (Leonardo Da Vinci final dwelling). Your hostess has restored the whole place with a lot of taste and she can tell you many stories about each of her rooms. The house is surrounded by a beautiful park, where you will to relax before or after the visits.
  • Discover the marvels of the Loire Valley: we will recommend you how to visit Chambord or Chenonceau castles away from the crowds…We will also recommend smaller castles and hidden places, less famous and with a lot of history and beautiful settings. If you like gardens, don’t miss Chaumont or Villandry.
  • Touraine is also famous for its vineyards – Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and many more – and we have planned a special wine tasting. You will have the opportunity to taste 5 different wines – some of them very old - accompanied by delicious local cheeses or cold cuts. If you prefer not to drive immediately after the tasting we can recommend either good restaurants or a good teahouse where the pastries are wonderful.
  • You can also wander off the beaten path into tiny villages stretched along the Vienne and Loire rivers and get a taste of French gastronomy in restaurants and local markets we have tested for you. 

On your last day, you can drive back to Paris (3hrs) ot to CDG airport (3hr30). We will arrange car drop off in the most convenient location based on your next destination. For those who don't want to drive, we can also arrange TGV high speed train. 

 Charm is definitely the best word to qualify Burgundy and the Loire Valley and you won't miss a piece of it!

This itinerary includes

7 nights in premium B&Bs that we personally selected for you
A rental car, with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 8 days
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made especially for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities and visits
A French Smartphone with GPS & all Apps you need for this trip

Activities included in this tour

truffle burgundy


Spend about 2 hours together with a truffle producer. After the search, he will delight you with a special lunch made with truffles from starter to dessert. A "very French" experience!

loire valley wine tasting

Loire Wine Tasting

Enjoy a wine tasting experience in a limestone troglodyte cave and discover 3 different wines paired with cold cuts or cheeses. You will learn the 5 steps of wine tasting so you will be able to recognize and appreciate the wines of the Loire Valley.

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