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French Culinary Circuit – From Paris to Bordeaux

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France, an outstanding culinary heritage!

French gastronomy is said to be one of the best in the world. Some people eat to live, others live to eat. Enjoy a gastronomically diverse menu, where eating becomes the symbol of elegance and art.

French Cuisine is a heavenly amalgamation of culture, tradition, sophistication, and, perhaps above all, a love for food. The French look beyond the ingredients and techniques that go into creating a rich blend of flavors. It has also to be considered as a way of life and is an integral part of the French art of living.

Very conservative of its traditions and customs, France has diverse regional dishes and local products, and is currently ahead in the world rankings of contemporary gastronomy.

French Michelin starred chefs are recognized and highly respected for their inventive and modern cuisine around the world like Paul Bocuse, Alain Ducasse, Pierre Gagnaire or Anne-Sophie Pic are among the most famous.

Sample Itinerary

Arrival in Paris CDG airport in the morning. Meet & Greet by Artoo Travel CEO. At your convenience, your private transfer will escort you to your luxurious hotel in the heart of Paris. Free time to freshen up.

Lunch at leisure.

After your meal, you may climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a unique view of the capital.

Then, you will enjoy a guided cruise on the Seine river while sailing under Paris beautiful and historical bridges. After the cruise, you will walk towards Trocadero gardens where you can get a stunning view and take pictures of the sparkling Eiffel Tower.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

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This morning, you will experience a gourmet rally in the Marais and discover this emblematic district of Paris and its history while awakening your senses! Always under the impetus of Stephane, this rally combines the historical and fun part of the district with the visit of good gourmet addresses, for a very Parisian experience! Many anecdotes, visits to gourmet shops and refined tastings, discoveries of the know-how of the craftsmen, the participants feast and share an excellent moment of relaxation. 

Lunch in a trendy restaurant in Place des Vosges. The Place des Vosges originally Place Royale, is the oldest planned square of Pari. It was a fashionable and expensive square to live in during the 17th and 18th centuries, and one of the main reasons for the chic nature of Le Marais among the Parisian nobility.

Free time in the afternoon to unwind and stroll in the art galleries.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

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Discover one of the most Iconic museums on the World: The Louvre. Located in the heart of the 1st arrondissement, this former residence of kings holds priceless treasures. Art is at the center of its activities with more than 5,000 works on display ! Discover the 800 year history of the Royal Palace while enjoying the most famous paintings and sculptures along your private English speaking guide.

Lunch on your own.

Take part in a pastry lesson with a Michelin starred chef – Christophe Michalak. In this masterclass, you will learn the secrets of making his star pastries such as: the salted butter and caramel religieuse, macaroons and tarts. A tasting will follow and you will bring home what you have baked.

Dinner in a traditional Parisian brasserie. At your request, your driver will escort you to your charming hotel.

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Free morning shopping at the Samaritaine. After 15 years of titanic work, La Samaritaine reinvents itself and revives and entire district in the heart of Paris. Discover this temple of shopping! This emblematic building of the city of Paris has been carefully renovated while infusing it with a contemporary dimension in order to restore its letters of nobility to become a reference in the world of European luxury department stores. 

Lunch at “Le Tout-Paris” restaurant, a new spirit of brasserie fuses with a cocktail bar to embrace the Parisian skyline. An authentic passion for flavors, a philosophy nurtured by Nature. Culinary art is orchestrated with boldness and creativity in this restaurant.

In the afternoon, go to the Château de Versailles, an outstanding estate. The history of the Palace of Versailles starts at the 17th century. It was a hunting lodge, then seat of power, and finally, from the 19th century onwards, a museum. Composed of the Palace, the gardens, the Park, the Trianon estate and several buildings in town, today the Estate of Versailles spreads over more than 800 hectares.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

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After a hearty breakfast, your private driver will escort you to the train station for your departure to Bordeaux

You will be welcomed by your new driver who will take you to your gorgeous hotel and assist you for the check-in. 

In the afternoon, become seduced by the Cité du Vina true temple of Bordeaux wines. Embark on an interactive and sensory experiment. Discover some twenty wine regions of the world. Immerse yourself in the incredible diversity of vineyard landscapes and their striking beauty. Discover how climates affect vine cultivation, and go back in time to how vines and grape varieties have spread with conquests through the ages.

Let yourself be whisked away on a tour of the world of terroirs through the testimonies of 30 winemakers. They put all their passion into describing what makes their wine unique and creates the identity of the terroir that has been shaped gradually over the generations. Explore some of the world’s greatest grape varieties, analyse how vines respond to various environments, and learn the techniques used to create the ideal conditions for producing wines and contending with nature. 

Dinner and night at the hotel.

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Discover the Parc de Bourran, a unique botanical reserve. The park and its château are registered as French national heritage sites. 

Lunch in the restaurant “Le bouchon bordelais”. This imaginative bistro prepares local products from the market and incorporates them to traditional cooking bases.

In the afternoon, you will make your own cannelés at “La toque cuivrée” with Sandra, a passionate in local pastries. A cannelé is a small French pastry flavored with rum and vanilla with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust. It takes the of a small, striated cylinder. 

You will be delighted by its sweet and fragrant notes.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

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Free morning in the heart of downtown Bordeaux. Take advantage of this time to unwind and stroll through its narrow streets and small stores.


In the afternoon, visit Château Bouscaut and its lovely 50-hectare estate in the “Graves” wine area. Its sustainable production and its cellar will transport you to the heart of tradition. 

Then you will proceed to the heart of Sauternes wine area and enjoy a unique experience : a wine and caviar pairing at Chateau Guiraud. Its philosophy is guided by the constant search for improvement and the desire to let Nature take its course so that the vine can express its full potential. Then, you will have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs and bottles of this prestigious sweet wine.

Dinner in a gastronomic restaurant in the heart of Bordeaux. This Michelin-starred restaurant seduces by its special atmosphere ad delectable and creative cuisine. The Chef has created a menu on which local produces take pride of place. Gironde black truffles, foie gras from Charente region or the iconic Brittany Lobster “A La Presse” pay tribute to the richness of French culinary heritage.

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For your last day, go up to the Dune du Pilat. This exceptional natural monument will offer you a breathtaking panorama of the Arcachon basin!

Then, you will enjoy a boat cruise. Where sky and sea intermingle, admire the “Île aux Oiseaux” and the iconic silhouettes of the Cabanes Tchanquées, keeping watching over this unique place. Meander through 100 hectares of oyster farms, pass tiny oyster-farming hamlets on the water’s edge on the Cap Ferret peninsula. End your trip with Arcachon waterfront and its ancient villas, reminders of the resort’s prestigious past. The Tour of the Île Aux Oiseaux is a must for those who want to discover Arcachon Bay.

After the cruise, you will savor a tasting of typical oysters from the region.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

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After a hearty breakfast and at your request, your private driver will escort you from your hotel to Bordeaux train station for your departure to Paris. In Paris, another driver will welcome you and take you to Paris CDG airport for your return flight home.


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Your Stay during Covid-19

Hygiene and safety have always been one of our main concerns at Artoo Travel. We have therefore decided to reinforce our health and safety protocolIn compliance with the latest governmental guidelines, we have implemented additional sanitary measures to ensure safety of everyone.

Distribution of individual health kits

At the arrival at CDG airport or at the train station, each guest will receive a health kit (that includes masks, gloves and hand sanitizer) to ensure your health & safety during your entire stay. Please keep in mind that mask must be worn within all public spaces.

Hotel arrival and departure procedures

New measures with our hotel partners have been taken at the reception to maintain quality service while respecting the new health and safety rules:
• Installation of a Plexiglas screen at the front desk and ground marking to enforce social distancing.
• Payment by credit card will be encouraged and payment terminals will always be cleaned before and after each use.
• Guest’s luggage will be carried up to rooms separately.

Cancelation policy

We have reviewed our cancelation policies to give you more flexibility in planning your trip: 

All our reservations are now cancelable and modifiable.

We are sure that you will understand these unexpected measures.

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