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Fine French cuisine awaits your palette on Central Holidays’ France Cooking Programs. French food never tasted so good – not until you are the one cooking it, that is! Discover the secrets of Provencal cooking in the setting of herb scented hills as you learn to use fresh ingredients to create delicacies. We uncover the secrets to French cuisine as you chop, dice and sear your way through the kitchen. Shop local ingredients and learn the proper techniques French chefs have been using for centuries to create culinary masterpieces. Tours and tastings await as we explore tiny French villages in the countryside as well as romantic Paris with its Eiffel Tower and other treats. The France Cooking Programs guarantee your taste buds will have as thrilling an adventure as your mind and body!


Itinerary

Day1 - Paris

Arrival in Paris. After check-in at your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure to explore Paris, the magnificent capital of France. Packed with monuments, museums, art, nightlife, eateries and shops, Paris remains - in spite of all the cliches - one of the most inspiring cities in the world.

Day2 - Paris

Your included morning city tour features the Arc de Triomphe, Opera House, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral and much more. There is so much to see and do in Paris, a city so aptly called the City of Lights, where exciting evening outings are a must. Tonight, while cruising along the Seine River, enjoy spectacular views of its monuments illuminated with millions of lights. (B)

Day3 - Paris

Full day at leisure to take an optional tour or to simply enjoy the warmth and charm of a traditional French bistro. (B)

Day4 - Paris/Langeais (approx. 170 miles)

France vacation packageAfter breakfast, pick up your rental car and drive to the Chateau de Rochecotte located in the heart of the Loire Valley. Set in a charming, tranquil 19-acre park, it was once the private estate of Prince Talleyrand. (B)

Day5 - Langeais

Your day is at leisure. Drive around to the various chateaux of the region and discover the beauty that surrounds you. Your package includes entry to one chateau of your choice. Return to the Chateau. Tonight dinner is at the Chateau de Rochecotte. (B,D)

Day6 - Langeais

 France vacation packagesFull day is at your leisure. Tonight dinner is at the Chateau de Rochecotte. (B,D)

Day7 - Langeais/Paris to USA (or extend your stay)

Drop-off your car in Paris and say ''au revoir'' to France or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • 9 included meals consisting of:
    - 6 Buffet breakfasts
    - 1 lunch in Paris
    - 2 dinners at Château de Rochecotte
  • Cooking class in Paris, including visit of a local market and lunch
  • Entry to a chateau. Choose from Langeais, Villandry, Chinon, Azay-Le-Rideau ou l'Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud
  • 4-day car rental - Category C. Car Rental includes unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), TP (Theft Protection), Third Party Liability (including passengers), airport surcharge, 24 hour-a-day road assistance and VAT (Value Added Tax)
  • 10% discount coupon at Galeries Lafayette
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

      • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
      • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
      • Tips and Personal items 
      • Travel Insurance 
      • Optional Tours

Notes

    From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on following
    hotels:
    Paris: Villa Pantheon
    Langeais: Chateau de Rochecotte

    A selection of different hotels in Paris, room category, additional nights, transfers and optional tours are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary.

Departures & Rates

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