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.
This family trip bubbles over with legendary names like Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Gewürztraminer. But have you 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.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Special Kids Prices
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.
Set in the heart of Champagne vineyards, this newly renovated country retreat features elegant modern design and top-notch service. A Relais & Châteaux 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 historic manor turned boutique hotel.
Surrounded by lush vineyards and dense forests, this charming 17th-century family-owned château is the epitome of Alsatian style and hospitality. (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 | Savor an amazing meal at Auberge de l'Ill, an extraordinary family-run restaurant that has been awarded at least two Michelin stars for 50 years and counting | Cap off your family journey with one last morning ride in the valley, with views of the Vosges Massif on one side and Germany on the other.
This stylishly renovated 18th-century farmhouse—featuring a restaurant with two Michelin stars—is beautifully situated on the Ill River. (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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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
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