Subject to change without notice
Day 1 (Friday) July 6
Arrive in Geneva, Switzerland.
Van transport to lodging Hotel Ibis, Thonon-les-Bains, France (1h15).
Rest, relax, and recuperate or visit downtown, spring, spa, etc.
Aperitif chez Christine and Laurent
Street fair, dinner on your own
Day 2 (Saturday) July 7
Breakfast at Hotel Ibis
Drive to Lavaux wine region in Switzerland (1.25 hours).
Wine tastings Domaine de Daley.
1pm local Vaudois specialties Brunch chez Pierre-Louis, Grandvaux, Switzerland
Hike through the terraced vineyards (1.5 hours)
Dinner- Hosted dinner chez Haug family. Publier, France
Return to Hotel Ibis
Day 3 (Sunday) July 8
Breakfast at Hotel Ibis (check out of hotel)
Grasse mâtiné (late start)
Visit to Evian-les Bains, Famous Evian spring.
Mont Forchat hike (about 2-3 hours), picnic lunch.
Check into lodging “Au pré de la Basse.” Orcier, France.
Free time to relax
Aperitif with Jacques and Catherine
Dinner Table d’hotes “Au pré de la Basse.”
Day 4 (Monday) July 9
Breakfast at “Au pré de la Basse.”
Boucherie/Charcuterie Trombert (Thonon-les-Bains) –Hervé Trombert will lead general tour and explanation, demonstration, and tasting. 10:00.
Lunch on your own, perhaps at the old port of Thonon
Cooking class focused on single origin chocolate with Jerome Chaumontet of Chautmontet & Co. 15h30. Thonon, France
Dinner Chez Caroline Pascal
Return to lodging in Orcier “Au pre de la Basse.”
Day 5 (Tuesday) July 10
Breakfast at “Au pré de la Basse.”
Transport by Van to Feternes (30 min)
La Tour Fromagerie-Cheese making with Jean-Paul, tour, tasting. Feternes, France. Early start: 9:30am
Lunch Picnic Bernex
Hike in the mountains or relax at a cafe
Chacuterie Simon. Simon will lead tour of curing chambers with aged hams and sausages. Visit his pigs. Tasting. Feternes, France. 15h30
Return to “Au pré de la Basse”
Dinner-Cheese Fondue with cheese from La Tour Fromagerie at “Au pré de la Basse.”
Day 6 (Wednesday) July 11
Breakfast at Au pré de la Basse.
Comptoir des Saveurs (Thonon-Les-Bains). Tour of pastry production kitchen, French Macacron demonstration with Sebastian, tasting. Cafe. 2 hours. 10:30.
Lunch Chez Dret (working person’s 4 course lunch).
Visit to the beautiful medieval town of Yvoire or *Optional visit to “La Mere Gaud”-Duck foie gras producer. Baillaison, France.
Free afternoon to discover Yvoire. Last entry to Garden of the 5 senses at 17h30.
Van Transport to Chapelle-d’Abondance (50min)
Check into lodging “Les Cornettes.”
Dinner at mountain restaurant “Les Cornettes.”
Day 7 (Thursday) July 12
Breakfast at lodging “Les Cornettes”
Van transport to Thonon-les-bains (45min)
Market tour and shopping with Chef Thomas Aragones (Thonon-les-Bains)
Cooking class with Thomas Aragones
4 course lunch from cooking class.
Swimming, relaxing, free afternoon.
Van transport to “Alpage de Bises” (45 minutes)
Hike in the high mountain pastures
Dinner on your own at high mountain restaurant Les Cabrettes with Hervé Trombert (late night)
Return to lodging in La Chapelle d’Abondance
Day 8 (Friday) July 13
Breakfast at lodging “Les Cornettes.”
Grasse Matiné (slow start)
Free afternoon (possible day hikes at “Lac des Plagnes,” cafes, shopping, etc)
Lunch on your own.
Tour of rural French Supermarket (“Super-U” in Vinzier) and discussion.
Au Fournil du Chablais Boulangerie-tour of bakery, demonstration, tasting 15:30
Van Transport to Lucinges (40 min)
Check into “Le Bonheur est dans le Pré” Lucinges, France
Final Dinner “Le Bonheur est dans le Pré.”
Day 9 (Saturday) July 14
Breakfast at lodging “Le Bonheur est dans le Pré.”
Departure for Geneva Airport