by Alecia Caine
Discover the wines of the Centre Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire, France
Wednesday, Sept. 2-12, 2015
Explore France’s finest wine producing region in a 10-day journey to the Loire Valley.
We'll stay at a luxurious 19th century mill, Le Moulin Bregeon B&B, in what 16th century writer and satirist, Rabelais came to call the ‘Garden of France’.
You'll immerse yourself in French culture while tasting some of the well-regarded local vintages - Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume, Vouvray, Chinon and Bourguiel - paired with regional delicacies.
Wander small vinyards and discuss growing methods with the winemakers.
Our host, Jonathan Robinson will introduce you to the art and architecture of the region. Enjoy mushroom and antique hunting, chateaux and caves. Bike ride through troglodytes and vineyards. Take an enchanting boat ride through picturesque scenery. Shop for local ingredients at the farmers’ market and then a hands on cooking class.
9 nights accommodations (6 nights at the Moulin Bregeon, 2 nights at 4 star hotel in Nantes, 1 night at the Citizen M hotel, CDG airport)
Entire ground transportation, including 1st class train ride, private automobile and driver
English speaking guides
9 French breakfasts
9 lunches, 1 picnic lunch
7 – 4 course gastronomic dinners with superb local wines
Visit to wineries and tastings (1-3 per day)
Visit to chateaux (admission fees included)
1 day farmers’ market & flea market/antique shopping
1 day hands on cooking class
Shopping and personal items
Alcohol except when wine is included with meals
Any optional tours or trip extensions
2 dinners which you will have on your own to enjoy.
See the full itinerary at http://findyourselfinfrance.com/current-trips-3/
For inquiries contact Alecia Caine at 805-218-1277 or email info@findYourSelfinFrance.com