Accommodations include local hotels, and “Chambres d’hôtes” (Similar to bed and breakfasts). Meals will be eaten in hosted French homes, at the Chambres d’hôtes, as well as several restaurant outings, and mountain picnics.
Hike through green mountain pastures while coy French Abondance cows look on. Eat a rustic lunch in a traditional restaurant d’ouvrier, a humble working persons restaurant serving a fantastic 4 course meal. Dine at a gourmet restaurant and enjoy sophisticated French cuisine. Visit a beautiful medieval village situated on the shores of Lake Léman. Sip cold spring waters from the famous Evian fountains. Be invited into a French farmhouse for a home-cooked meal and charming and exciting company. Join French farmers over a glass of wine and taste the fruits and vegetables of their labor.
This tour is a “Culinary Adventure” and retains some of the attributes of an “adventure.” There is some flexibility in the schedule to allow for spontaneous events, such as being invited for dinner at someone’s high mountain chalet, taking a boat ride on Lake Léman, an early morning baking session, or a starlit hike. The schedule is generally rigorous with several early (7am wakeup) mornings and late nights (meals until midnight) and usually some sort of physical activity. However, there is time to rest and relax and the tour can be tailored to the groups needs and desires. Each tour is unique.