Discover the diverse flavors of France on this private 9-hour gourmet food tour with wine-tasting in Lyon. Visit the food markets of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne with a private guide, and browse the cheese, fish, game, meat, and poultry stalls. After a lunch of local produce in Bresse (own expense), enjoy panoramic views over Mont Blanc, the Beaujolais, and the Dombes from Mt. Brouilly. Then, visit a local winemaker and sample the delicious wines in production. This private tour includes round-trip travel from Lyon.
Following a 9am pickup at your Lyon hotel or in central Lyon, take a seat in your private vehicle for the onward journey through the Saône River valley to Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne.On arrival, explore the market with your private guide and admire the diverse fresh produce on display. Mingle with the busy shoppers, browse the cheese, fish, game, meat, and poultry stalls, and soak up the atmosphere in this bustling corner of central France. Stop for lunch in the heart of the Bresse region (own expense), then head onward to the summit of Mt. Brouilly for spectacular views across the Alps to Mont Blanc, the Beaujolais, and the area of lakes known as the Dombes. Visit a family-owned winery in the vintage wines area of Beaujolais and sample some of the delicate wines in production. Gain into the region’s winemaking history and processes, then return in comfort to your departure point in Lyon to conclude your tour.