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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Depart Memphis for Lyon France, arriving Tuesday, April 18
Proposed flight: Delta 7:20pm-4:25pm via Atlanta and Paris
City and market tour 9:00am-12:30pm (Includes Old Town, Les Halles de Lyon and several tastings):
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
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
Travel to Bayeux in Normandy by train (approximately 5hrs)
Check into Hotel Reine Mathilde for 2 nights
Group dinner at La Garde Manger (in hotel)
Attend 9am Mass at Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes
11:30am-2:30pm Food Mood Tour
Final group dinner at Restaurant Essential https://www.restaurantessentiel.com
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