Culinary Voyage in Gascony, France

  •                 Culinary Voyage in Gascony, France
by CelestialVoyagers, Your Tour Designer
  •                 Culinary Voyage in Gascony, France
by CelestialVoyagers, Your Tour Designer
  •                 Culinary Voyage in Gascony, France
by CelestialVoyagers, Your Tour Designer
  •                 Culinary Voyage in Gascony, France
by CelestialVoyagers, Your Tour Designer
  •                 Culinary Voyage in Gascony, France
by CelestialVoyagers, Your Tour Designer
  •                 Culinary Voyage in Gascony, France
by CelestialVoyagers, Your Tour Designer
Culinary Voyage in Gascony, France
6019
Open for registration
Land Only
Occitanie
Wine & Gastronomy
CV Leisure
VeronicTravel

Sat 06/16/2018

Friday, June 22nd, 2018
7
6
$3,750
$1,950
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Led by Ariane Daguin, founder CEO of D’Artagnan Foods,
Passionate Gascon native
& VeronicTravel, Voyage Designer,
Celestial Voyagers Associate

Savor the gastronomic and oenological delights of Gascony on this food-and-wine focus journey. You spend time on the important stuff: having fun, relaxing and enjoying vacation, while discovering a culture and thousand year traditions through the eyes of the most passionate Gascon native. Tour includes cultural discovery, gourmet food experiences, hands on culinary classes, private artisan visits, winery tours, VIP wine and Armagnac tastings, visits to specialty workshops and historic villages…

Is Gascony the Most Delicious Corner of France?
The New York Times – March 2017

  • “Gascony is not merely distinct from Provence and the Côte d’Azur. It is, in my estimation, better”
  • “Also — interesting fact — the humans who do live there live a long time”
  • “Gascon cooking…. is a cuisine best eased into…”
  • “Gascony is fundamentally a rural place, and to imbibe its true essence you have to leave the towns behind and venture deep into the countryside…… Such excursions are in my opinion the best possible way to work up your appetite.”

 

Unique culinary voyage to Ariane’s authentic region of Southwest France –  Armagnac, Gascon Wines & Foie Gras.

Limited to 12 people only. Reserve today!

Daily Itinerary
Day 1 - Morning arrival and welcome in Toulouse “the Pink city”
Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Lunch in Toulouse, the Pink City. Tour of the only Organic Pop Corn factory.
Arrival in Auch, welcome party at the City Hall, in the room of the Illustrious.
Dinner and stay at the Hotel de France.

Day 2 - Duck, geese and foie gras farm. Hands on feeding
Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Duck, geese and foie gras farm. Hands-on feeding.

Chateau Montluc. Visit of the castle, the Roman foundations, the wine cellars. Cocktail “Pousse Rapiere ” tasting.

Lunch in Castera Verduzan, the village in France where people live the longest. Private tour of the Thermes (spa). Share a glass of the ‘magic’ water.

Chateau De Lavardens, the medieval village, castle, and museum.
Dinner at the farm.

Day 3 - The farmers market of Samatan
Monday, June 18th, 2018

We each choose our own duck with foie gras. Back to the center of gastronomy research, CRITT, to butcher our duck and prepare pate, confit, duck breast & foie gras.
Late lunch in Auch. Donkey farm, milk the animals. Dinner al fresco in Auch.

Day 4 - Barran, Montesquiou, Termes d'Armagnac
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Roman road strolling through the historical villages of Barran, Montesquiou, Termes d’Armagnac. Visit of the towers.
Lupiac, birthplace of D’Artagnan, and museum. Montus Madiran wine cellar tour and lunch. Pierre Matayron agroforesterie ranch, heritage cattle, and pigs.
Marciac, Wynton Marsalis jazz school. Dinner at Denis Meliet after a ham tasting.

Day 5 - The "Armagnac" Day
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Abbaye de Flaran, Condom, Larressingle. Stop at the Gallo Roman Villa of Seviac.
Lunch in Eauze Capital of Armagnac, Armagnacs Tasting, visit of the Armagnac museum.
Dinner at Tariquet in the cellar & music by a local band. Induction in the command of the “Maitres aqueux”.

Day 6 - Bull-fighting horses, Farm Tour & Riding Demo
Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Lunch on the ranch.

Auch city tour in the old center and Basilica Ste Marie.

Gala dinner at the Hotel de France and last toast.

Day 7 - Return
Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Departure from Toulouse.

Tour Features

Services Included
  • Hotel, breakfast, transfers, meals & tours mentioned in the itinerary
Services Not Included
  • The international & domestic flights or trains & personal expenses

Price Information

Price Info
  • $3,750 per person in double room
  • $3,950 in single room

The price is calculated on Feb 15, 2018, based on today’s currency exchange. The price may change until the confirmation & payment.

Payment Schedule
  • Reservation & Deposit $1,950/pp due date on Thursday, March 20, 2018
  • Balance $1,800/pp double room due date on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Balance $2,000/pp single room due date on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Cancellations

All changes and cancellations must be provided in writing. The following penalties apply with the number of days prior to departure:

  • $750 penalty for cancellation after April 5, 2018
  • 50% of the total trip cost is non-refundable for cancellation between April 19 & 25, 2018
  • 100% of the total trip cost is non-refundable for cancellation after April 25, 2018, or in case of no-show.

Additional Information

Travel Insurance

We highly recommended that you purchase a trip insurance to cover these penalties in case of cancellation & to be covered for medical reason.

The participant is still responsible to pay the amounts indicated but would then be reimbursed by the insurance company. Please note that for most policies, the reason for cancellation must be on the list of “covered reasons” for 100% reimbursement. We can propose, quote and confirm the insurance upon your request.

Passports and Visas

All participants must have a valid passport up to 6 months after the return date.
Please verify your passport’s expiration date.

Contact

VeronicTravel & Celestial Voyagers Associate

Email: vero@veronictravel.com
Cell: (917) 495-5058
Office: (212) 203-1021
Web: www.veronictravel.com

Contacts

Vero
Partner
    Vero
by CelestialVoyagers, Your Exclusive Tour Designer
(917) 495-5058 vero@veronictravel.com
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