Where do you start a gastronomy centred holiday through France, a country known for its outstanding food and wine? There are many possibilities, but of them all, we recommend starting with south-western France. Other variations include Southern France paired with the wines of the Rhône Valley or the area between Dijon and Lyon, including Burgundy and Beaujolais.

South-western France is one of the best places to start a culinary and wine adventure in France because it covers superb Bordeaux wines and two of France’s most well known cuisines; foie gras and cassoulet. One of life’s greatest pleasures, found in this region, is eating oysters fresh from the sea on a summer afternoon in Cap Ferret. For something unique, we have included the delicious and authentic food of the Pays Basque. Here and in Gascony, you will discover markets, artisanal producers and small restaurants run by passionate chefs. To end, a visit to the picturesque villages and exquisite natural beauty of the Dordogne.

Recommended length: 14 nights

Bordeaux — Bayonne/Biarritz — Gascony — Dordogne