Food And Drink: Food in France - What to Know and Eat
As you explore France, you’ll see the deep pride the people have for their homeland and the incredible ingredients they produce and incorporate into each meal.
One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok) | Min age to ride e-bike 16+
Family — Older Teens & 20s
6 days 5 nights
Activity Level: 2-4
From: $6,399 - $6,799 pp dbl occ
($1,850 for sgl occ)
This family trip bubbles over with legendary names like Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Gewürztraminer. Have you ever biked vine-laced hills to the town where Napoleon enjoyed lavish soirées? Or pedaled alongside French canals, listening as they quietly flow by you? Have you ever tasted Champagne in Champagne? Oh, you will.
Start Reims / End Strasbourg
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Just outside of Paris, celebrated vineyards, such as Veuve Clicquot and Moët & Chandon, provide an idyllic backdrop as you bike in the Coteaux de Champagne and through a World Heritage landscape | Visit Abbaye d'Hautvillers, the last resting place of monk Dom Pierre Pérignon | Marvel at the splendid properties of prestigious négociants (wine merchants) on the Avenue de Champagne | An exclusive cellar tour and dinner await at world-famous Moët & Chandon.
With sweeping views over the surrounding Champagne vineyards, this award-winning retreat features elegant modern design, an expansive and airy spa and top-notch service. A Relais & Chateaux member. (pool, spa)
Discover the enchanting town of Marlenheim | Take a family ride along the Route des Vins (Wine Route), beloved for its meandering canals and postcard-perfect villages | Bike rolling terrain through the heart of Alsace and in the graceful Vosges foothills | Obernai is a heavenly place to explore on foot, with its profusion of Alsatian-style half-timbered houses and window boxes of geraniums | Relax at a beautiful retreat nestled in the green hills of Ottrott.
Traditional Alsatian architecture meets sleek modern design at this spa hotel nestled in the region's forested hills. (pool, spa)
Wander through Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, a 12th-century fortress that overlooks the Rhine River Valley | Bike tree-lined paths into the peaceful Vosges forest | Hop off the saddle to admire impressively preserved Riquewihr and Eguisheim, both members of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, with stunning Gothic churches and medieval fortifications | Sit down to incredible gastronomic experiences with the region's famed tartes flambées and dinner in Colroy-la-Roche | Cap off your family journey with one last morning ride in the valley, with views of the Vosges Massif and nearby Germany.
Tucked away in an Alsatian forest, this unforgettable boutique property is a modern oasis elegantly influenced by natural elements. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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