This private culinary and cultural tour for "Les Amis de Melodie" will be based in the charming hamlet, "Moulin de la Roque, situated between Avignon and Saint Remy in the heart of Provence and at the foot of the Alpilles ("baby Alps") mountain range. From there, we'll tour this magical, sun-drenched region, visiting nearby towns of Les Baux, Saint Remy, Arles, Avignon, Aix, Cassis, and Eygalieres. We'll view Greek and Roman ruins, tour the clinic, St. Paul de Mausole, where Van Gogh lived and painted 150 works, nibble our way through Saint Remy on a walking food tour with a local French guide, learn to cook like a true Provençal with a local French chef. Of course, we'll also have plenty of time to just relax at many an outdoor cafe while sipping local wine. And we'll dine at some of the region's best restaurants, as this is a culinary tour, after all!
This tour will be fairly active with daily walks of about three miles and optional yoga and/or biking when time allows.
Book your spot on this private culinary and cultural tour for "Les Amis de Melodie" with a deposit of $500. Then pay two installments of either $1600 each (double occupancy) or $1900 each (single). Installments are due Feb. 1 and April 1, 2020.
NOTE: Due to Covid, this 2020 tour was postponed until October 2021. Second installments are now due May 1, 2021.
Or it's always an option to pay the full price: $3,700 for double or $4,300 for single.
This is a private tour in Burgundy, France, for friends and family of Corinne Meyer.
We will stay in the heart of wine country in this rich region, much-celebrated for its world-class wines and cuisine. All guests and Jenn & Bernard will stay in a beautiful villa about 6 miles from the exquisite town of Beaune, where we'll enjoy daily breakfasts, at least one dinner, and a cooking class taught by a local French chef. Independent meals could also be enjoyed at the villa.
Each day we'll tour the area either on foot with a walking tour in Beaune and nearby villages, on bike, as we peddle through the vineyards along the "Route des Grands Cru" or in our van, as we venture further afield to Dijon and other important towns in the region, where we'll visit historical and cultural sites, shop at outdoor markets, and sample the local wines and gastronomy.
This is an active tour, including daily walks (about 2-3 miles per day), some biking, a possible hike, and optional yoga, when time allows.
Included in the tour price: Accommodations, excursions, 4 dinners, 6 lunches, wine with meals (about 2 glasses pp), cooking class, transportation during the tour and to/from train station in Dijon on first and last days of the tour.
Not included: Airfare from US, round-trip train between Paris and Dijon, any activities, meals or drinks enjoyed separately from the group, and travel insurance.
Thank you for your deposits. Total trip cost is $3500 if paid by credit card or PayPal on our web site, and $3400 if paid by check. If paid by credit card, two installments of $1,500 each may be paid here for installment deadlines of Feb. 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021. (Note: Later date for second installment due to Covid rescheduling.)
To pay by check in two installments of $1450 each, send your checks by Feb. 1 and then March 1, 2021 to: