A Taste of France:
Alsace, Burgundy & Jura
A Tour of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”
October 11th-October 19th, 2016
Join your hosts, Ryan and Ryan, for a tour of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (the most beautiful villages of France). In 1982, an independent association was formed in France, aiming to promote small and picturesquevillages of quality and heritage. As of 2015, 155 villages in France had been labelled“Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.” On our tour, we will visit 4 of these distinguished villages nestled within the extraordinary regions of Alsace, Jura and Burgundy.
Our tour will begin in Alsace, one of France’s most highly acclaimed regions for its exquisite cuisine, refined wines and unequaled beauty. With our home base in Riquewihr (one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France), we’ll have a chance to tour the famous Alsace wine route, dine at some of France’s most acclaimed restaurants and visit the amazing villages of Ribeauvillé, Gunsbach and Eguisheim (also one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France) as well as the spectacular city of Colmar.
The second half of our tour will take place in one of France’s best kept secrets, the Jura
region. We’ll set up camp in our magnificent Manor outside of the village of Damparis.
From there, we’ll visit Besançon, the capital of the Franche-Comté region, largely
considered one of the most beautiful cities in France and designated a “Town of Art and History,” by the French government. We’ll also have a chance to experience the amazing wine and cuisine of the Jura, home to the Savagnin grape, Comté cheese and the incredible chickens of Bresse. We’ll also visit the villages of Baume-les-Messieurs and Château Chalon (both categorized as Les Plus Beaux Villages de France).
And for our grand finale, we will spend our last day touring the legendary Burgundian city of Beaune. That evening we’ll dine at the iconic restaurant, Ma Cuisine, where your guide Ryan Wildstar (along with some special guests) will host a world-class tasting from some of Burgundy’s finest winemakers, all of whom Ryan has worked with for many years.
Double Occupancy: $2900 (per person)
Single Occupancy: $3900 (per person)
(Group rates available for 4 or more people)
To get an idea of some of the highlights you’ll experience plus a detailed itinerary, please download the brochure here: