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Gastronomic break

with Mélie, our certified Sommelier and passionate cook

You are an epicurean, a wine aficionado or a foodie ? You like to hear and speak French from time to time but you don’t feel like entering a full language immersion program or spending time in "formal" lessons ?

The gastronomic breaks are especially designed for you.

 

Dive into the French "art de vivre" with Mélie, your private guide.

 

We offer different options that you can choose from depending on the duration of your stay. These are given as exemples, the combination of activities is flexible :

  • The Foodie Weekend is a 2 days/ 1 night stay. Held during the weekend from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. Gastronomy, wine, sightseeing, you'll have a bit of everything during this intense weekend.

  • The Epicurean Gateway is a 4 days/3 nights stay. Held during weekdays, from Monday morning to Thursday afternoon. Take the time to immerse yourself more deeply into the French culture.

 

Wine pairing Dinner

Mélie will prepare a delicious dinner with 3 courses on the day of your arrival with wines of all region of France. It will be the occasion to get to know each other and also to chat about the "art of wine pairing"

Wine pairing dinner

Cooking Class

Learn a traditional French recipe of your choice among Mélie's specialties. From the simplest to the most sophisticated recipes, Mélie will adapt to your cooking skills for a 1.5 hour session

cooking class

Wine tasting

Unravel the mystery of French wine with a Sommelier. Each wine tasting will include 3 different wines. You'll learn a professionnal tasting method while having fun.

wine tasting

Organised excursion

Discover the area with a local guide. Visit the place of your choice in the afternoon (about 2.5 hour). Castle, wine domain, museum, take your pick ! (entry fees not included)

excursion in Burgundy

The gastronomic breaks are designed to give you the opportunity to experience French culture, depending on your wish, all activities and visits can be guided in  English or French (from level B1).

Mélie will be your host and guide during these stays. Please note Marion might not be here during the gastronomic breaks.

The Foodie Weekend 

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Day 1 :
  • Meeting at an outstanding point of view over the Beaujolais region in the morning

  • Guided walk in the vines 

  • Wine tasting and picnic time with local produces 

  • Arrival in the afternoon in your accommodation in our house.

  • Wine pairing dinner 

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Day 2 :
  • Breakfast "à la française" in a hamper basket at your door

  • Cooking class 

  • Lunch : Let's share your cooking creation with a glass of wine

  • Check out before 3pm

The Epicurean Getaway

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2

Day 1 :
  • Meeting at an outstanding point of view over the Beaujolais region in the morning

  • Guided walk in the vines 

  • Wine tasting and picnic time with local produces 

  • Arrival in the afternoon in your accomodation in our house.

  • Wine pairing dinner 

Day 2 :
  • Breakfast "à la française" in a hamper basket at your door

  • Cooking class

  • Lunch : let's share your cooking creation with a glass of wine

  • Wine tasting in the comfort of your flat at the hour of the "apéro"

  • Dinner on your own *

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Day 3 :
  • Breakfast "à la française" in a hamper basket at your door

  • Cooking class

  • Lunch : let's share your cooking creation with a glass of wine

  • Guided excursion of your choice

  • Dinner on your own *

4

Day 4 :
  • Breakfast "à la française" in a hamper basket at your door

  • Cooking class

  • Lunch : let's share your cooking creation with a glass of wine

  • Check out before 3pm

* There are many good restaurants in the area that we can recommend, there is also a bakery/grocery store in the village within a 15 minutes walk and the flat has a fully equipped kitchen.

Our gastronomic breaks are a combination of activities during your stay. They include accommodation in an independent flat of our house. 

If you wish for a different combination of activities, or a longer stay, give us details about your expectations and we'll send you a quote.

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