French Village

St. Michael's
Food & Wine Tour de France 2023

Join Father Ben Bradshaw of St. Michael's Parish on a ten-day culinary journey through France as you enjoy food, wine and fellowship. 

 

You’ll sample the regional and local cuisines of Lyon, Strasbourg, Normandy and Brittany while you learn about the traditions and history at each of your stops. This small group tour is limited to 18 people and includes accommodations, transfers and trains, private tours and tastings, three group dinners and travel insurance.   

Total cost per person (excluding airfare) is $3095:  Includes accommodations, all transfers & trains, daily breakfast, tour/activity in each location, 3 group dinners + travel insurance. Does not include airfare. Based on double occupancy and minimum of 16 travelers. 

 

Note: There is an optional lunch at the Two Michelin-starred Paul Bocuse restaurant in Lyon for 280E/person. 

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Monday
4/17/23

Depart Memphis for Lyon France, arriving Tuesday, April 18

 

Proposed flight: Delta 7:20pm-4:25pm via Atlanta and Paris

Red Bridge in Lyon
Tuesday
4/18/23

Check into Hotel Carlton for 3 nights:

 https://all.accor.com/hotel/2950/index.en.shtml

Free Tastings
Wednesday
4/19/23

City and market tour 9:00am-12:30pm (Includes Old Town, Les Halles de Lyon and several tastings): 

 https://www.tastylyon.com/en/event/?id_event=c3957dd5f6bfcf709ee0dcbe72ca15c0&lang=en

Lambchops
Thursday
4/20/23

Optional 12:30pm group lunch at Auberge du Pont de Collonges-Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse is the epicenter of French cuisine, was established in 1937 and has garnered Two Michelin stars. Diners will enjoy "La Grande Dame" tasting menu, wine pairings and gratuity for 280euros/person 

https://bocuse.fr/fr/

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Friday
4/21/23

Travel to Strasbourg by train (approximately 4hr 20min)

Check into Hotel Rohan for 2 nights https://www.hotel-rohan.com/en/

Group dinner at Brasserie Les Haras https://les-haras-brasserie.com/?lng=en

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Saturday
4/22/23

3.5hr Food & Wine Tour "Taste the Best of Alsace" with 6 stops including a wine merchant https://strasbourgfoodtours.com/taste-the-best-of-alsace/

Attend 6pm Vigil at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

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Sunday
4/23/23

Travel to Bayeux in Normandy by train (approximately 5hrs)

Check into Hotel Reine Mathilde for 2 nights

https://hotel-bayeux-reinemathilde.fr/en/

Group dinner at La Garde Manger (in hotel)

 https://hotel-bayeux-reinemathilde.fr/en/restaurant

Coast of Normandy
Monday 
4/24/23

Full day tour of the Beaches of Normandy with Bayeux Shuttle

https://www.bayeuxshuttle.com/d-daygrouptour-american.html

Mont Saint Michel
Tuesday
4/25/23

Travel to Rennes in Brittany by private coach with stop at Mont St. Michel

Check into Balthazar Hotel & Spa for 2 nights https://hotel-balthazar.com

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Wednesday
4/26/23

Attend 9am Mass at Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes

11:30am-2:30pm Food Mood Tour 

 https://www.tourisme-rennes.com/en/book-online/tickets/food-mood-tour-balades-gourmandes-2/

Final group dinner at Restaurant Essential https://www.restaurantessentiel.com

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Thursday
4/27/23

Travel by train from Rennes to Paris (approximately 1.5hrs) and then by taxi to airport

Proposed return flight: Depart Delta 3:50pm-8:59pm via Atlanta