Wine tours and tasting in the Rhône valley

 

Sightseeing and wine tasting in the Rhone wine region


Wine Tour in France will take you to Lyon, ancient capital of Roman Gaul, which is a great first stop to discover the Rhone Valley’s rich history. As the birthplace of Beaujolais and Grand Cru Côtes du Rhône wines, the region offers a myriad of flavors and sensations that will delight the most demanding epicureans.

The region has been shaped by history and culture. Take the time to discover the abundance of medieval villages, Rhone appellations, and the most famous Michelin star restaurants - we’ll design a tailor-made program beyond your expectations.


Recent Rhone Valley Experiences :

  • Take a sumptuous gourmet tour with famous chef Paul Bocuse
  • Discover the arts of Lyon: the silk, painted walls and traboulerie
  • Explore wonderful vineyards: taste the finest wines of the regions
  • Take cooking classes with a starred chef


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more Rhone Valley highlights:


The flavors

The many culinary specialities of the region that will seduce your taste buds thanks to gourmet artisans, chefs and renowned producers. You will succumb to traditional dishes such as the “saucisson lyonnais”, the “petit sale aux lentilles”, the Celestin chiken or the “gougères”, all of these accompagnied by cheeses kown as Saint-Marcellin or Tomme du Beaujolais and delicious pastries: the “galette au sucre”, the Saint Genix or the “pogne”.

The greatest wines

Côte Rotie, Condireu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Péray, so many wines that will delight your palate.

The historical and cultural heritage

You will dive in 2 millennia of history with multiple faces: exceptional landscapes, Gallo-Roman monuments to medieval, through the Renaissance and including splendid castles.



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An unusual cheese cellar
An unusual cheese cellar
When a Meilleur Ouvrier de France Refiner takes possession of an old railway tunnel, it gives an unusual and unique place.

You begin an exclusive tour of the railway tunnel along 180m, where sleep hundreds of cheeses sourced in France. 80 tons of cheese is stored for a period of ripening from 4 to 24 months.

During your visit in the tunnel, usually closed to the public, a tasting time of chees and white wines will be offered to you.

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Exploration of the Côte Rôtie
Exploration of the Côte Rôtie
You will walk into several areas in order to share unique moments with winemakers.

They will make you a warm welcome and you will discover their vineyards, their cellars and wines, all with an overflowing energy.

This tour will be the opportunity for you to discover the expertise of winemakers that are shaping the exceptional wines of the Côte Rotie.

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The expertise of silk
The expertise of silk
This noble tissue which is silk, built the reputation of the city of Lyon. Silk designed in the region has dressed the greatest palaces and the greatest personalities.

You will enter in the world of this know-how transmitted from generation to generation, with its sounds so particular and thousands of golden, silk and silver son interweaved.

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Culinary workshop to Paul Bocuse Institute
Culinary workshop to Paul Bocuse Institute
You will can attend a culinary class taught at the Paul Bocuse Institute, whatever your level or your motives: dream, passion or curiosity…

The Institute offers a variety of flavors: spices, grandmother’s dishes, Italian cuisine and other flavors of the world.

You will can explore the kitchen, pastry, bakery, through the sommelier or the world of tea.

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Navigate along the Rhône Valley
Navigate along the Rhône Valley
Discover the Côtes du Rhône from another angle of view, letting yourself be carried by the beat of this river, not always quiet.

You will discover amazing things, its daily clocked by human activities and the history of the region.

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Strolling by bicycle
Strolling by bicycle
Some originality to discover the magnificent landscapes of Côtes du Rhône.

Wander through the vineyards, small villages and fields, on beautiful winding roads. Along your way you will find wineries and inns that will welcome you and you will discover their specialities.

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On a bed of roses
On a bed of roses
In the heart of the city of Lyon is one of the largest roses gardens of France, including more than 360 varieties of roses to 30 000 feet.

A rose-size course will be taught by a master rose grower, who will give you all his advices in terms of size and cuttings.

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Exploring the Traboules
Exploring the Traboules
Hit the streets of Lyon, push a door and discover walkways across courtyards, to get from one street to another.

You will discover Roman remains and will make a wonderful journey through time in a city full of history.
Take part in this life-size treasure hunts and reveal your spirit of adventure.

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Gourmet Tour
Gourmet Tour
Browsing the Beaujolais to discover its greatest gastronomic treasures and its small villages with golden stones.

A «Terroir Secrets » menu will be served, and you can taste the flavor of the country: Beaujolais salad, rouelle of sausage, weaver brains, all accompanied by the famous Beaujolais.





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