France Culinary Journey

Paris | Dinard | Loire Valley

Enjoy this exciting culinary adventure in France. Explore local cuisine, learn to cook from one of the best chefs, enjoy market tours, wine tours, cultural excursions, and taste one of the most celebrated food on earth at the table of Michelin Star restaurant.

Level
Luxury $10,000
VIP $12,000
Season
April – October
Duration
10 Days 9 Nights
Theme
Group of Friends
Product Code
EA034

The Highlights of the Journey

  • Visit the main sights and museums in Paris
  • Visit the Rungis market, the world’s largest wholesale market for fresh produce and, join a private gourmet tour of the greatest addresses from Thierry Marx to Pierre Hermé
  • Taste the Local Specialties at Brittany’s Emerald Coast
  • Enjoy private cruise in turquoise water, and oyster farm visit & tasting in Saint-Malo
  • Join the private vineyard visit with private tasting a long with Michelin star cooking class & private access to chateaux in Loire Valley

 

**Rates are per person, starts from, based on USD, and 2 people traveling together staying in one room

Day 1 - 4

Paris | 3 Nights

Writers, travellers, artists, photographers and filmmakers have tried to capture the magic of the French capital for hundreds of years. Time and time again, they have failed. It may be possible to understand and admire the magnificence of its architectural splendors, the appeal of its long tree-lined boulevards, the draw of its vast, green parks, but that unique feeling of strolling through this open-air museum on a clear night cannot be reproduced by any medium. Paris is a city that must be experienced first-hand.

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure by exploring the hotel facilities.

During your stay in Paris, you will experience the following experiences:

Paris Sightseeing

There is never enough time to take in everything that Paris has to offer. Visiting the sights and museums is immersive and awe-inspiring and could easily keep you occupied for months. But visitors are best rewarded by simply venturing out into the night. Like most truly great cities, Paris is best experienced after dark and without a fixed route in mind, when the explorer is free to stumble upon an unexpected sight or an undiscovered hole-in-the-wall, drawn in by an alluring scent or some sort of innate feeling. One thing is for sure, you will never run out of things to see, do and experience in Paris.

Take a mandatory picture of Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars, go up to Sacre Coeur and see the panoramic view of the city, wander the beauty of Arc de Triomphe, stroll along Champs Elysees down to Place de la Concorde where the revolution starts, and many more.

Visit the Rungis Market & Most Famous Addresses

In the morning you will visit of the largest fresh market in the world: Rungis Market, temple of the French gastronomy and culinary traditions. Rungis is the world’s largest wholesale market for fresh produce. Fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, cheese and even fresh flowers are sold here every day in quantities so large an entire train station and highway exit has been built to serve it. Meet the women and men who are the soul of this special place. A unique experience which will be punctuated by the very rich Rungissois lunch!

Afterwards, join a private gourmet tour of the greatest addresses from Thierry Marx to Pierre Hermé, discover the stores of the greatest French chefs and Meilleur Ouvriers de France thanks to our expert food guide. Taste the best of the French gastronomy.

Day 4 - 7

Dinard | 3 Nights

Dinard can trace its history back a good few century, but it is only in more recent times that the elegant resort has come to the fore. It is rather like a typical Victorian upmarket seaside holiday destination – long stretches of sandy beaches, coves, cliffs to explore and seemingly endless esplanades with continental style cafés, architectural street lamps and gardens full of flowers and shrubs. The waters are superb for sailing, and as such a number of marinas and mooring bays have emerged, complemented by facilities to enjoy water sports.

French people have been enjoying 320 km/h rail travel since 1981 with TGV, which stands for Train à Grande Vitesse (“high speed train” in English). You will experience one of the fastest trains in the world on first class seat from Paris to Dinard within just less than 3 hours.

Enjoy the following experience during your stay in Dinard:

Taste the Local Specialties at Brittany’s Emerald Coast

Transfer to Saint-Malo along the beautiful Brittany’s very own Emerald Coast, and private guided tour of Saint-Malo city. Built up on a peninsula during the 12th century, Saint Malo is especially famous for its magnificent fortifications and famous shipowners who were sending the India Company ships to Asia to find and bring back coffee, tea, and spices that were then sold throughout France. You will also discover a few local specialties thanks to their ambassadors: the most famous spices collection by Michelin Chef Roellinger, butter collection, gourmet sarrasin delicacies.

Private Cruise in Turquoise Water, and Oyster Farm Visit & Tasting

Admire Saint-Malo fortified city, Dinard seaside city and beautiful English style villa, Majestic capes and castle overlooking the sea, Mont St-Michel bay dolphin colony.

After lunch on board, visit the famous oyster harbor of Cancale, offering a view over Mont St-Michel bay, is renowned for the premium-ness of its oysters that are being exported to the world’s best restaurants. An exceptional immersion in the oyster fields with a professional, to understand the oyster growing and taste the unique taste of freshly harvested oyster.

Day 7 - 10

Loire Valley | 3 Nights

If it’s French splendor, style and gastronomy you seek, the Loire Valley will exceed your expectations, no matter how great. Poised on the crucial frontier between northern and southern France, and just a short train or autoroute ride from Paris, the region was once of immense strategic importance.

The Loire Valley is also known for its outstanding wines (red, white, rosé and sparkling) and lively, sophisticated cities, including Orléans, Blois, Tours and Angers – yet more reasons why the entire area is an enormous UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy the following experiences during your stay at Loire Valley:

Private Vineyard Visit with Private Tasting

Exclusive opportunity to discover and taste the bio-dynamic vineyard of the Master who has been described by the famous wine advocate Robert Parker as “one of the finest wine producers in the entire Loire valley, and surely to become one of the top red wine domains in Saumur.” Thanks to our network, this experience is available in different vineyards along the Loire Valley.

Michelin Star Cooking Class & Private Access to Chateaux with Wine Tasting

An exclusive opportunity for the guests to learn to cook a French recipe with a Parisian chef in a fully private space. We can tailor made this experience upon your request, even if it’s special recipe, pastry, anything that suits you.

Afterwards, you can have a private access to a Chateaux (castle), out of public hours with either private wine tasting in the cellar or garden of the castle, or even better; BOTH!

Truffles and Wines

After a very special welcoming breakfast with the owner and producer, exclusive private visit of the truffle patch. A unique way of discovering truffle growing process and experience truffle collection technique with the domain owner and his dogs. It is followed by truffle butter tasting paired to Chinon wines. You will have a gastronomic lunch around the truffle in a very unique castle, mixing contemporary art to tradition.

After your lunch, enjoy a private cruise along the Loire River to discover charming villages and their majestic castles: Chinon, Saumur, and many more.

End of journey.