If I asked you to name the first 3 words that come to your mind when I say “France”, my guess is you’d say something like “Eiffel Tower, Wine, and Food” – or if you’ve got a sweet tooth (like me!), you might say “Paris, Pastries, and Eiffel Tower”.
First, there’s no “wrong” answer to that little exercise! Second, in either scenario your mind immediately goes to two things – Paris, and gastronomy. Of course, it is no surprise that one’s mind immediately goes to Paris. Paris is one of the most beautiful and vibrant destinations on this planet.
However, I love to remind my travelers that getting out beyond the city is where some of the real magic happens in France.
Just two hours from Paris in multiple directions are 3 separate regions of France that offer a luxurious, authentic, and delicious experience for travelers with a gastronomic focus: Burgundy, the Loire Valley, and Champagne. A true heaven for food-and-drink-focused travelers, these French regions offer unique cuisine, robust wines, and an opportunity for outdoor adventure and historic sightseeing.
This 10-day France itinerary offers you castle and vineyard stays, cooking classes and tasting experiences of the local delicacies, and a bit of active adventure that is perfect for these regions in France. While this sample is perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, or birthday trips, we can absolutely tailor for families, as well! It is also a perfect itinerary to add a pre or post stay in Paris.