Ignite your senses — and taste buds — with this delicious tour of Paris and the picturesque Loire Valley, home to countless castles and gastronomic delights. Discover iconic Parisian highlights and delve into local flavor with wine tasting, a cooking class, and more. After, board a train through the magnificent French countryside to explore the Loire Valley's castles and vineyards, and sail through the sky on an unforgettable hot-air balloon ride.
Your Paris-born host will first take you to the market down the lovely Rue de Levis to buy fresh produce that will serve as your ingredients for the day. Then, take your goods back to your host's kitchen, in a quintessentially Parisian Haussmann-style apartment, where you'll learn the secrets of creating delicious, accessible French food. Finish your lesson by enjoying the fruits of your labor over lunch and listening to your teacher's stories about living in this hip neighborhood.
In the afternoon, immerse yourself like a local with some retail therapy in the area's boho-chic boutiques or take a stroll in the charming Square des Batignolles.
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Itineraries with Cooking Class in the Les Batignolles District of Paris
Enjoy eight days of epicurean indulgences against the backdrop of two of France's most famous cities. In Paris, you'll hear from cheese masters, market vendors, and expert cooks as they impart their wisdom to you. Then travel on to Bordeaux to sample the region's famous food and wine amid historic architecture.
Learn how to say important phrases like, "no more, thank you, I'm stuffed," on this 15-day itinerary through the epicurean delights of western France. Whether you're sampling cheese and pastries in Paris, the mushrooms and wines of the Loire Valley, cannelé pastries and even more wine in Bordeaux, or oysters in Arcachon, there's a new gastronomical adventure around every corner.