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Bordeaux: Wine and Trade Museum Entry Ticket & Wine Tasting

1. Bordeaux: Wine and Trade Museum Entry Ticket & Wine Tasting

Pre-book your entry ticket to Bordeaux’s Wine and Trade Museum and enjoy the added perks of a presentation of the vineyard and a wine tasting of two wines paired with local snacks. Receive a paper guidebook for your self-guided exploration of the cellars. The Bordeaux Wine and Trade Museum pays tribute to the great wine merchants and the rich winemaking history of Bordeaux. Set in the building of Louis XV's royal broker, you’ll discover three centuries of the history and fame of Bordeaux’s great wines. The vaulted cellars, built around 1720, retrace the work of the coopers and the maturing of wine in barrels in the tradition of the wine merchants of the 19th century. With an included paper guide, you’ll get to go on a self-guided walk through two cellars. At the end of your visit, you can attend a presentation on the Bordeaux vineyards and learn about the notions of grape varieties, appellations d'origine contrôlée, terroir, and more. Alongside your commented wine tasting with in-house selected local wines, you can taste raisins dorés (coated raisins) and canelés de Bordeaux (small French pastry flavored with rum). Before the end of your visit, you can savor more of the wines in the wine cellar (costs not included).

Toulouse: Victor Hugo Market Guided Food Tour with Tastings

2. Toulouse: Victor Hugo Market Guided Food Tour with Tastings

Explore Toulouse's largest covered market with a local foodie! We've learned the secrets of French market shopping so that we can share them with you. On this tour, you'll get a taste of local life in Toulouse as you discover local wines and cheeses, learn how to spot a good baguette, sample unique local specialties, and encounter passionate local artisans and businesses. You'll soon be eating your way through market staples like chocolatines (not pain au chocolate!), traditional baguettes, the only farm-to-counter foie gras in the market, cheese from a fromager-affineur (and learning what those words mean!), some of the best charcuterie in Toulouse, and more. Some items we'll taste immediately, but others go into our market basket for our final destination: a specially-reserved "tonneau" at a wine seller in the market, where we'll pair our finds with local wines made from obscure grape varieties. We finish on a sweet note with some locally-produced dessert. No need for lunch afterwards! Along the way, you’ll learn about food and market history, get tips for finding the best products, cultural lessons (French toasting etiquette, anyone?), and context for what you’re tasting. Afterwards, you'll get a detailed email recap, as well as other personalized resources and recommendations so that you can continue your own gourmet adventures! We'll be eating on our feet, as there is no seating in the market - so wear comfortable clothing and shoes and be prepared to stand/walk the whole time. Please alert us at least 24 hours in advance if you have food allergies or don't drink alcohol.

Languedoc: Tour and Tasting at Domaine de Baronarques

3. Languedoc: Tour and Tasting at Domaine de Baronarques

Dive into centuries of winemaking tradition with a tour of the Domaine de Baronaques. Acquired by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and her 2 sons in 1998, the vineyard has been in existence since the 17th century, when it was under the possession of the Abbey de Saint-Polycarpe. Across over 270 acres of lush vineyards, experience the raw materials that coalesce to form a wine celebrated across the globe. After arrival at the vineyard, you'll tour the vat-house and barrel-room where wines are fermented and aged, and see the 19th-century French Château, nestled into a tree-covered hill. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to taste the 3 wines produced at the Domaine de Baronaques: Grand Vin Rouge, La Capitalle de Baronarques, and Grand Vin Blanc.

Bordeaux: visit the vineyard off the beaten track

4. Bordeaux: visit the vineyard off the beaten track

1:50 pm: meeting in front of the Bordeaux tourist office with your guide. 2:00 pm: departure. The half-day will start with a visit of an organic winery in the Graves or Pessac-Léognan region. You will learn how the wines of these regions are made, visit the vat and barrel rooms, before tasting the wines of the property (red and white, 2 minimum). Then we will cross the Garonne to discover another part of the Bordeaux wine region: the Entre-deux-Mers. Nicknamed "Little Tuscany", this is an hilly region that produces a wide variety of wines. You will visit a second winery, followed by a tasting of at least 3 wines. At the end of the day, you'll have discovered a little-visited part of the vineyard and enjoyed some very different wines. 6:30 pm: return to Bordeaux (+/- 15 min.).

Toulouse: Pub Crawl Tour with a Guide

5. Toulouse: Pub Crawl Tour with a Guide

During the evening, you will be led by a guide to 3 different bars and club where you will have 3 free shots and discounts on drinks. In each place, you will do cool activities and the most important : meet a bunch of new people coming from all over the world participating to the Pub Crawl. Once you arrive at the meeting point, you will be able to discover 2 bars and 1 nightclub to dance all night long. Each place has its own personalized atmosphere you will love. This is the best way to discover the greatest nightlife city of France.

Toulouse: Guided Walking Tour with Gourmet Sweets Tastings

6. Toulouse: Guided Walking Tour with Gourmet Sweets Tastings

We'll mix culinary history with interesting facts about Toulouse, learning about some of the sights we pass along the way to the chocolate and pastry shops that we'll visit. You'll learn about typical desserts from Toulouse, what makes single-origin chocolate different, the basic building blocks of French patisserie, and the history of some of the local businesses that we visit. At each stop we'll taste things like a special cake you can only find in Toulouse, pastry classics such as the mille-feuille or Paris Brest, a special recipe for French fudge, roasted cacao beans, single-origin chocolates, cakes for special holidays, and more! This is a dessert-lover's dream come true.

From Toulouse: Peche Merle and Saint Cirq LaPopie Day Trip

7. From Toulouse: Peche Merle and Saint Cirq LaPopie Day Trip

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Saint Cirq LaPopie region in the company of an American driver/guide. After getting picked up from your hotel in Toulouse, head to Peche Merle, admiring the scenery of the Occitania region along the way. At the cave, admire prehistoric paintings such as that of the Spotted Horses, which is over 29,000 years old. Afterward, head to the beautiful village of St. Cirq-LaPopie which is perched on a cliff overlooking the colorful Lot river valley with magnificent panoramic views. Enjoy a stroll through this medieval village and see for yourself why it was elected the French favorite village in 2012.  On the way back to Toulouse, stop to admire an impressive 14th-century fortified bridge in Cahors. This tour is customizable and can be altered according to your personal wishes. 

Toulouse: Traditional Food Group Walking Tour

8. Toulouse: Traditional Food Group Walking Tour

Toulouse is one of the most beautiful cities in France. With its particular architecture, the pink building we call Toulouse The Pink city. The most famous places are Cathedrale Saint-Sernin, Canal du Midi and the Capitole. Also we like Toulouse for sport rugby. Our Food Tour will introduce you to typical South West food as well as South West wine. You’ll get to see the most central parts of the city, the one you can’t miss, but you’ll also get more secret tips from a local guide. Foie gras emblem of area The gastronomical symbol of the region : Cassoulet, the famous dish (duck beans and sausage); Sausage of Toulouse with mashed potatoes. South West wine, because the region is famous for its numerous vineyards. Product with Violet : Chocolate, cake, candy, Tea. The Violet is one of the culinary specialties of Toulouse.

Albi: Guided City Food Tour with Food Tastings and Drinks

9. Albi: Guided City Food Tour with Food Tastings and Drinks

Petit-déjeuner - Start the day by enjoying a typical french breakfast like « café croissant » to take-away from a local and traditional bakery, while exploring an ancient area of the city Apéritif at a local delicatessen store - Time to try something savoury with local toasts and beverage at a lovely delicatessen/candy/local food store Wine and Cheese - Let’s continue our foodventure inside the local market, a unique 19°c architecture. We’ll enjoy a wine tasting to go along with some french cheese, oui oui ! Le Plat - Now this is the time to sit down and enjoy a typical southwestern french dish in the historical area of Albi! You’ll taste the delicious Aligot and saucisse , a typical mash potatoe dish from the north of our region Occitanie. made with fresh cow cheese called Cantal. It is served to go along with a local pork sausage Sweet tooth - to finish with a bit of sweetness, like we usually do in France, let’s move toward our last stop for a nice little sweet treat from a local artisan !

Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef

10. Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef

Welcome to our Food & History Tour, a 3-hour small-group culinary journey designed to introduce you to the unique tastes of Southwestern French cuisine. Led by an award-winning Spanish chef de cuisine, this gastronomic stroll delves into the heart of this region's food culture. With us, you'll get to sample the best of Toulouse - from freshly-baked goods and aromatic cheeses to delicious charcuterie, traditional recipes, and local wines. Our tour is not just about indulgence; it's an edible history lesson. As we wander through the picturesque neighborhoods of Carmes and Saint-Etiénne, we'll share fascinating food-related tales and historical anecdotes dating back from the Roman era to the Middle Ages and through to modern times. Come, and embark on a journey where history and gastronomy fuse to create an unforgettable exploration of Toulouse's rich culinary and cultural heritage. Itinerary: 1. Rue Maletache: Discover the origins of Toulouse's 1463 big fire that started at a boulangerie, paired with a taste of the city's most iconic baked good. 2. Place du Salin: Step into the past at the southern gate of Roman Tolosa and the Royal Saltworks. Discuss salt's medieval significance and savor renowned Noir de Bigorre Pork PDO charcuterie. 3. Marché de Carmes: Trace the evolution of a Carmelite convent turned car park, and delve into a premier covered market to sample three raw-milk artisanal cheeses. 4. Bar a Vin: Enjoy a pit stop at a wine shop to sip on the region's sparkling white wine, boasting a history that outdates champagne by 150 years. 5. Place de la Trinité: Dive deep into tales of heresy, inquisition, and religious crimes through the Calas Gate, which ended up with the execution of an innocent man, followed by a sampling of the finest pâté en croûte in the vicinity. 6. Cathédrale de Saint-Etiénne: Marvel at the eclectic architecture of this unique cathedral and end on a sweet note with Toulouse's most decadent dessert from an emblematic pâtisserie. *Depending on the shops' opening hours, the day of the week, and the season, we might take some delightful detours. But worry not – with the Toulouse Food & History Tour deliciousness is guaranteed no matter the route!

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Fabulous afternoon at the vineyard! The staff were all so helpful and informative not to mention the wine was delicious!!

A wonderful experience! The wine tasting was very rewarding! Highly recommend the visit to this lovely museum! ☺️

The museum was very well preserved and contains a lot of interesting information, also in English.

Very interesting! Great team and great experience with wine tasting. I recommend!

it was very interesting. a great guide. We recommend