French terroir tour

Day Trips & Excursions in The Northeast Coast

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This 8 hours tour will give you an in-depth experience with our terroir, right into the beating heart of our rich terroir, you’ll be able to touch it, smell it, taste it. Many senses will be awoken when you meet a potter, a cheesemaker and a winemaker of the Rhône valley.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Place Bellecour, Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesMeet your guide Place Bellecour, central Lyon at 9:30am and come aboard a minivan for a full day tour into the heart of our terroir ! Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chateau de Roussillon, Roussillon, Isere, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will meet up with a Potter, passionate about his trade, to discover his world. You’ll be able to watch how he works like a magicien to transform soil into homewares and pieces of art.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Parc naturel regional du Pilat, Pelussin, Loire, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will take the road in the direction of The Pilat Regional Park where you’ll get to meet a goat -cheese making family who’ll give you a tasting of their succulent Rigotte of Condrieu, the little cheese of subtle perfumes and the only AOP cheese in the park area.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Parc naturel regional du Pilat, Pelussin, Loire, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesLunch time : your guide will recommend you good restaurantsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Teleski Nautique de Condrieu, Condrieu, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will then go to a wonderful wine estate where you will have the privilege to meet and exchange a few words with the winemaker about his close to nature approach to working these perfect winemaking soils.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Les Vins de Vienne, Chavanay, Loire, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesA wine tasting of the appellations of the northern Rhône will reveal to you the importance of the soil and other terroir aspects in our region. You’ll taste for yourself how two wines from a same grape variety can have different tastes.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Place Bellecour, Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYour guide will drive you back to Lyon.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Place Bellecour
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Roussillon
  • Entry/Admission - Parc naturel regional du Pilat
  • Entry/Admission - Teleski Nautique de Condrieu
  • Entry/Admission - Les Vins de Vienne
  • Entry/Admission - Place Bellecour

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Parc naturel regional du Pilat