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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: wine in the spotlight
With its world-renowned wines, this region is an invitation to combine gastronomy and oenology. So why not experience life in a château for an exceptional gourmet weekend break?
Enjoy luxurious accommodations with elegant and refined decoration in some of the finest wine estates. These extraordinary places propose a gastronomic cuisine that has you discover the local culinary traditions, such as Burgundy snails or Burgundian beef accompanied by the best wines for a great epicurean experience.
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: terroir and authenticity
With its lavender fields, its majestic gorges, its picturesque villages and its elegant capital Lyon, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region has a lot to offer for a gourmet getaway in an idyllic setting.
City lovers will head to Lyon: on the menu, among other things, foie gras, truffles, and variety of refined dishes based on meat, fish, and shellfish for a firework of flavours. For the sweet tooth, the nougat of Montélimar is a must. There, visit a workshop and taste their traditional or revisited version of nougat: lemon, pistachio, salted butter caramel, etc.
Bouches-du-Rhône: the Mediterranean cuisine
A stay in the Bouches-du-Rhône and the cities of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence guarantees a gourmet getaway at the heart of the traditional Provençal cuisine. Its many gastronomic restaurants showcase dishes that celebrate fine quality local products. Bouillabaisse, a must in the region, is an ancestral fisherman's dish made from at least 4 different varieties of fish.
Complete your stay in a unique way by visiting a chocolate factory and discover how this sweet is made and used as much for dessert as for savoury dishes.
Gard: at the confluence of the flavours of land and sea
The Gard, with its scrubland, its hills, and its fine sandy beaches, offers an idyllic setting for a gourmet weekend break for two. After a walk in the historic gardens of the city of Nîmes, enjoy the delicious and typical cod brandade, an emulsion made from fish and olive oil. Let yourself be tempted by an unforgettable experience in a Michelin-starred restaurant. You will discover a fascinating culinary journey that gives pride of place to fresh and quality local market products: parsnip mousseline and poached oyster, meunière-style cod steak, sautéed spinach and baby carrot, caramel/chocolate tuile, etc
Even more activities for a romantic gourmet getaway with La Vallée de la Gastronomie - France®
Have these ideas for a gourmet weekend break made your mouth water? This is just a taste of all the possibilities offered by these regions. Visit La Vallée de la Gastronomie - France® to find even more propositions of wine tastings, holidays in Relais et Châteaux or discoveries of Michelin-starred restaurants.