The perfect getaway for foodies and wine enthusiats!

Enjoy memorable gourmet self-drive holidays meeting with a former chef in the Loire Valley countryside. From the vegetable garden to the plate, matching with local wine, you will surely live an extraordinary day! Lover of good food and wine, get in contact now to book your getaway!

Self-drive to Chinon in the Loire Valley. Arrive in this charming medieval town located along the Vienne river.

How better else to start off your gourmet self-drive holidays by a wine estate visit in Chinon!
Arrive in an authentic winery and enjoy a tour of the cellar before a great wine tasting of red, white and rosé Chinon. A very nice way to start your wine trip here in the Loire Valley.

In the afternoon, check-in your hotel. This 3* hotel is a lovely family-run hotel providing a warm welcome and modern amenities in a charming a 15th century limestone mansion. Located in Chinon picturesque town centre, it offers a chance to easily discover the town by walk.

Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Hotel.

After a marvelous breakfasts, offering a dizzying selection of homemade jams, delicious French breads, brioche and croissants, locally produced fresh goat cheese, honey and fruit juice, self drive to Chinon countryside.

Arrive in an authentic country house for a cooking experience from 11 am to 4 pm.
A very lovely, friendly former Chef will welcome you to her home for a memorable experience.
This former chef has spent 20 years in famous Parisian restaurants before to come in the heart of Loire valley enjoying a life in the french countryside.
She will warmly welcome you as friends and invite you to visit her home. You will discover an old farmhouse, enclosed by walls sheltering her garden with a poultry house. You will also visit her cellar and discover thousand treasures !
You will choose from the garden, seasonal fruits and vegetables to cook a delicious homemade meal to enjoy all together.
A truly authentic and unique culinary and human experience !

In the afternoon, enjoy some leisure time in Chinon.

Evening at leisure.

Overnight in your hotel.

On your final day, visit the Chinon fortress and enjoy the panoramic view over the town and the river. A nice way to admire the view and say good bye to the Loire Valley before heading back home.

On your way home we highly recommend a visit to the world famous Gardens of Villandry or we will be happy to suggest other iconic castles to visit – please ask for details.

This sample itinerary gives you an idea of what we can offer. We are happy to create tailor-made holidays for you and your customers! Contact us for more information.
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practical informations


3 days / 2 nights


English, French, Spanish, Portuguese…


Not included



Price includes

– 2 nights’ accommodation in a 3* Hôtel in Chinon with breakfasts and city taxes
– Winery visit and wine tasting in Chinon wine region.
– Cooking class and homemade lunch in former Chef country home.
– Chinon fortress access
– The travel road book
– The assistance of our team on site in case of emergency

Price doesn’t include

– Transport
– Lunch and dinner (except for the meals mentioned in “price includes”)
– Drinks and any extra on site
– Any other supplement not included in the “price includes”
– Personal expenses and tips
– Cancellation and personal insurance

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