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Alsace & Les Vosges, France Tour Friday 11th – Tuesday 22 September 2020

Come home to France in 2020

”Venez avec moi, chez moi en France. We’re delighted to invite you to “come home” with me, chef Christophe to my beloved north-east France.”

 

Chef Christophe Gregoire and his wife Josephine invite you to ‘come home’ to Gérardmer and visit the beautiful regions of Alsace and Les Vosges. This is a tour like no other – a unique opportunity to travel with hosts with a lifelong experience of the region and the people.

 

The welcoming and luxurious 4 star Le Grand Hotel in the heart of Gérardmer is your home away from home for the 12 nights of the tour.

 

This intimate and personal tour includes a host of regional food and wine experiences with visits to many of the picturesque towns and villages of the region and places of spectacular natural beauty including the famous 120 km wine road Route des Vins in Alsace.

 

 

Bookings for 2020 Gourmet Tour to France are now open!

Tour Information

Tour Bookings

 

Monsieur Jeremie Jezequel

LaCity Travel Australia

 

Phone: +61 2 8251 0009

or 1300 660 442

Email: jeremie@lacitytravel.com.au

 

Address: 

Level 1, 299 Elizabeth St,
Sydney NSW 2000,
Australia

Tour Date

 

Friday 11th – Tuesday 22 September 2020

 

12 days – 11 nights

Tour Price

 

$5,800 per person twin share.

 

$6,450 single room rate.

Tour Program

 

Day 1 Vosges – welcome

Afternoon departure from Paris Gare de l’Est direct TGV train to Remiremont train station, Vosges (optional).

Coach transfer to your hotel in Gérardmer, Grand Hôtel & Spa.

Welcome to Gérardmer; pre-dinner welcome drinks on the lake.

Welcome dinner at the award winning Le Pavillon Pétrus, Grand Hôtel & Spa.

 

Day 2 Vosges

Hohneck mountain ranges lookout.

An authentic farm house lunch.

Le Jardin de Berchigranges, award winning garden guided tour.

 

Day 3 Alsace

Tour and tasting G. Miclo Distillery.

Mont Saint Odile guided tour.

Lunch at a traditional winstub in Obernai.

Free time in Obernai.

 

Day 4 Alsace

Kaysersberg local market tasting

Guided tour of Kaysersberg

Free time in Kaysersberg

Château Haut Koenigsbourg guided tour.

Group dinner at Grand Hôtel & Spa.

 

Day 5 Vosges

A day to explore Gérardmer or simply enjoy the facilities at Grand Hôtel & Spa.

Visit the picturesque goats cheese farm at sunset.

Group dinner at La Clé des Champs, plus traditional folklorique musician to entertain our group.

 

Day 6 Alsace

Munster cheese making, La Laiterie Haxaire, Lapoutroie.

Kugelhopf patisserie demonstration and tasting, Pâtisserie Schaal.

Wine tasting & masterclass, Grands vins d’Alsace Louis Sipp, Ribeauville.

Group dinner at Grand Hôtel & Spa.

 

Day 7 Vosges

Local food market tour and tasting, Gérardmer.

Cooking demonstration and lunch at Hospitality School, Gérardmer.

Visit luxury textile, tableware factory outlet.

 

Day 8 Alsace

Colmar guided tour, time to do some shopping and exploration.

Group dinner at Grand Hôtel & Spa.

 

Day 9 Alsace

Visit and tasting at one of the oldest cellars in Alsace, Hugel & Fils, Riquewihr.

Local historian Monsieur André Hugel recounts stories of war and winemaking.

“Terroir” explained at Domaine Riefle, Pfaffenheim vineyard.

Group dinner at Grand Hôtel & Spa.

 

Day 10 Alsace

Peruse through the local flee market, Kientzheim.

Wine museum guided tour.

St Hyppolyte wine festival, fête du vin nouveau.

Farewell dinner at Michelin star restaurant Hostellerie des Bas Rupt.

 

Day 11 Vosges

Visit the Commonwealth war cemetery.

Learn how to make local speciality “les chardons”, Chocolatier Thil.

Lunch at farmhouse Les Grands Pres, Plainfaing.

Lolly making demonstration, Confiserie des Haut Vosges.

 

Day 12 – Departure

Au revoir Gérardmer.

Early morning coach transfer to Remiremont train station bound for Paris (optional).

 

 

*The Tour program is a very brief outline of daily activities and inclusions.  The Tour program is subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances and/or inclement weather.

Tour Inclusions

 

  • Fully escorted tour with Chef Christophe and Josephine Gregoire
  • Bus transfer to and from Vosges train station
  • 12 nights’ accommodation at the luxurious Le Grand Hotel http://www.grandhotel-gerardmer.com/
  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • Meals with wine as mentioned in the tour schedule; 7 dinners and 5 lunches
  • organised visits, cooking classes, events and degustations
  • all entrance fees
  • privately chartered air-conditioned coach travel

….and so much more!

 

 

Not Included

  • International & domestic airfares.
  • Train tickets, personal expenses, meals not on the itinerary, travel & health insurance.

More information

Christophe and Josephine Gregoire

Le Très Bon Restaurant

 

Phone: 02 6238 0662

 

Email: info@letresbon.com.au

 

Address:

40 Malbon St
Bungendore NSW 2621

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