France has a gastronomic food trail that goes from Dijon to Marseille

La Vallée De La Gastronomie France immerses visitors in the magic of French gastronomy and wine.



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If your dream trip involves chocolate, cheese, wine and a constant stream of baguettes, we’ve found your next vacation.

La Vallée de la Gastronomie pays homage to the rich French culinary and wine traditions through a food and wine road trip that goes from Dijon to Marseille via Lyon. The massive trail, which has had 59 new activities added since 2020, features 448 different stops along a 385-mile route.

Whether you are a lover of history, adventure, gastronomy or simply a lover of a good glass of wine with a view, the trail is a dream way to explore the wonders of France. With picnics in the lavender fields of Dröme Provençale and visits to Mas Des Tourelles, La Vallée De La Gastronomie France immerses visitors in French hospitality.

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Activities along the trail

With a wide variety of expert-led tours, workshops, and activities, visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in French culture while traveling the route.

You can go truffle hunting, spend the night at a historic farmhouse, join a chef on a tour of local producers and cook a meal together, or get the insider’s guide on how to make the famous pâté. -crust of Lyon.



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Cooking classes and tastings

Become a chocolate maker, cheese maker or truffle hunter and discover the history of regional specialties by taking part in cooking classes and tastings. Visitors can also stop at Michelin-starred restaurants or dine at traditional regional eateries.

Activities also include a gastronomic tour of the famous Halles Paul Bocuse in Lyon, a visit to the International City of Wine and Gastronomy in Dijon and a visit to L’huilerie Beaujolaise, which produces oils and vinegars used by chefs such as Eric Ripert and Daniel Boulud.

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Taste Dijon mustard, Aix calissons, Montélimar nougat and Camargue rice with local experts who will share their knowledge through interactive activities.



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Channel your inner sommelier

Le Voyage Gourmand also includes numerous oenology courses, visits and experiences for beginners and aficionados.

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Visitors can learn how to blend wine to create their own vintage by exploring the wide variety of varietals celebrated in French winemaking: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot, to name a few.

“Customers can discover Speleologie, a wine tasting in the Saint-Marcel cellar. Visitors go down to the heart of the cellar and taste three local wines in total darkness, including one matured in the cellar itself,” explains Corinne Renard, market manager at CRT Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

More information on https://www.valleedelagastronomie.com/fr.

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