Behind the scenes in the kitchens of the Château du Mont-Joly
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Head for Burgundy-Franche-Comté!
World famous for its wines, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté has a rich culinary heritage. Gourmets are delighted by an explosion of varied and exquisite dishes. Among them the Burgundy truffle, a brown mushroom prized for its subtle aromas.
It is eaten in many ways, grated on an omelette, pasta, risotto, or mashed potatoes. Among the traditional desserts, don’t miss the nonette, a soft, sugar iced gingerbread with a melting heart of jam, caramel, or chocolate.
Discover the flavours of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
For your gourmet holidays in France, a stop in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is mandatory. Do you like quality poultry that has been fed good natural products (corn, worms, and grass)? Then a real gourmet experience awaits you: have a taste of a Bresse chicken, produced exclusively in an area at the intersection of the departments of Ain, Saône-et-Loire, and Jura.
Roasted or steamed and served with its cooking juices, get ready for a crackle of taste buds! And to end on a high note, treat yourself to some praline tart, delicious specialities of almonds or hazelnuts coated in cooked sugar.
Bouches du Rhône: tasting accompanied by the song of the cicadas
You know the bouillabaisse, this fish broth served with croutons and aioli? For a gourmet experience, have a taste at the original version in Marseille, a city full of colours and flavours. After a walk along the old port, enjoy superb gastronomic restaurants that continue the traditions or revisit the classic dishes.
Treat yourself to a gourmet experience by tasting sweets such as the quince paste. This amber-coloured delicacy is sold in pastry shops, but you can also find it while strolling through the typical Provençal farmers markets showcasing fine local products.
Authentic Gard cuisine
Continue your gourmet traveller tour in the Gard, a department with an authentic and quality culinary heritage. Dotted with superb villages, you can relax and indulge yourself in the shade of a terrace.
Stopover in Nîmes and taste its cod brandade: the fish, poached in milk, is emulsified with olive oil, and eaten hot or cold. While passing through the Camargue, enjoy a bull gardiane, a sauce dish of bull meat simmered with red wine and served with the region's famous rice.
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Discover the terroir of the regions and explore their gastronomic heritages. It is a promise of an out of the ordinary gourmet experience that you'll never forget. With la Vallée de la Gastronomie – France® get suggestions for itineraries, activities, accommodations, and restaurants to organize your gourmet holidays in France.