Enjoy a memorable & culinary trip to France (It is a 10 day Tour, from Bordeaux to Bordeaux ) with Chef Didier Durand. It begins on Friday, March 4, 2022 and ends on Sunday March 13, 2022. Chef Didier will welcome everyone at the Bordeaux train station "Gare Saint Jean" (only gare station ) in Bordeaux, and will take everyone, early to middle afternoon, by bus to Sarlat-La-Caneda, Dordogne, Southwest of France, in Perigord, Chef's birth land area. 
The following price & itinerary of this exciting, limited to a few guests, about 20 guests, includes all of the following: 10 days of hotels accommodations, all breakfasts, all several courses luncheons, 6 dinners, all accompanied with wines & beers, coffee, etc, sometimes aperitifs too (only 3 evenings will be at your leisure, so you can do some shopping too ). Also includes all bus travel, entrance & tickets to daily activities ( see activities below ). All daily travels ( from March 4 to March 13) are with a 44 seat Deluxe A/C and Heated Motor Coach. Every day is more enticing!!!

The cost is $3395 all taxes included, per guest, twin occupancy. Single occupancy is available at $475 additional. 

(That price does not include the airfare from the States to Paris, nor the train tickets for Paris to Bordeaux and Bordeaux to Paris. Take the TGV, the Fast Speed Train, takes about a couple hours from Paris to Bordeaux and it is also inexpensive )

Friday March 4th: 
Leaving Bordeaux, with the bus, going to an 3 star Hotel, in Sarlat-La-Caneda, where we will stay for 3 nights as we visit that area
Stop at Les Eyzies to see the Cro-Magnon Man
Welcome cocktail at the Hotel
Welcome dinner at a Sarlat Restaurant
Back to the Hotel ( across the restaurant )

Saturday March 5th: 
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Taking again an Deluxe, a/c & heated bus ( the same bus for the whole trip ) to the town of les Eyzies 
Visit of " Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac ", called "The Cristal Cathedral", near the town of Rocamadour. The most famous cave in Europe and most interesting geological site, with stalagmites & stalactites
Visit of the 100 years old Magnificent Gardens of Marqueyssac
Lunch at a restaurant in les Eyzies
Visit of Chateau Des Milandes and the life of Josephine Baker
Visit of its surrounding Gardens and the many Falcons and Birds of Prey
Dinner at a local auberge
Back to the Hotel

Sunday March 6th: 
Breakfast at the Hotel
Visit of the town of Sarlat, and its market
One of a kind Lunch, with 14 courses, degustation style menu, made of every part of the goose, many geese are loose in the town, walking down the street to celebrate that special weekend. This is a Feast D'Oie, attended by hundreds of guests from all over the world, all course accompanied with local wines. Enjoying many attractions of this two days event, taking place in the medieval heart of this town.
Dinner at your leisure 
Back to Hotel

Monday March 7th: 
Breakfast at the Hotel
Taking the bus to visit the Lascaux IV Caves, world known and unique opportunity to explore primitive painting from 20.000 years ago
Lunch at La Dornac and visit to a goose farm
Visit of the Chocolate Museum 
Visit of Collonges Rouge, an pittoresque red brick town 
Visit of a little shop where you can buy honey, mustards, etc...
Going to new 3 stars hotel in Perigeux for 2 nights
Dinner at the hotel

Tuesday March 8th: 
Breakfast at the Hotel
Visit of a Limoges porcelain store 
Visit of a seedling and garden store
Hunting & visit of a truffle farm, we will unearth fresh truffles with Loris, the specialized Doggy. 
Option to bring some back too! 
Gourmet truffle lunch at the farm
Back to the hotel
Late afternoon & dinner at your leisure

Wednesday March 9th: 
Breakfast at the Hotel
Visit of the local 3 different farmers market around the Cathedral in Perigeux
Cooking class in a Charcuterie in Perigeux
Lunch in the old town 
Going to visit an spirit distillery in Villamblard
Arriving to a new hotel, 4 stars, next to Bergerac
Dinner at the hotel, 1 star michelin guide 

Thursday March 10th: 
Breakfast at the Hotel 
Visit of a car museum in Pomport
Lunch in Monbazillac where Chef trained during his cooking school
Visit and degustation of a winery in Bergerac 
IVBD Educational wine tasting where we will understand more of any wine making 
Dinner at a Bistrot in Monestier 
Back to Hotel

Friday March 11th: 
Breakfast at the Hotel
Visit of a Pastry factory in Bergerac
Visit of old Bergerac
Visit, degustation and lunch at Chateau Haut Sarthes
Visit of Chateau Saint Georges in Saint Emilion
Going to an 3 stars hotel in bordeaux for two nights, close to the train station so we can go back to Paris on Sunday easily, or just stay in town. 
Evening at your leisure
Back to the hotel

Saturday March 12th: 
Breakfast at the Hotel
Visit of a Chateau in the Right Bank 
Lunch in Saint Emillion old town 
Visit of underground Saint Emilion, its collegiate church and its cloister 
Visit of Bordeaux, La Cite du Vin, going around the banks of the Garonne River
Cooking class with Master Chef Miachael GUEDJ 
Dinner in Bordeaux Brasserie
Back to Hotel

Sunday March 13th: 
Breakfast at the Hotel
Memoir of the Trip 
Visit of several Bordeaux Farmers & Antiques Markets if desired
Morning at your leisure 
Departure from Bordeaux to Paris in TGV Train unless you plan to stay a bit more in Bordeaux, some may want to stay a bit more in Paris, too ) 

BONUS for ADVANCED Reservations:
Those who send in their first payment by December 1st, will receive a Complimentary, Private Tasting with the owner of a special winery!

(One completed form per person, to be returned to Chef Didier Durand
3818 North Richmond Street, Chicago, Illinois 60618 )

Enclosed is my (our) reservation (s) for the SouthWest of France Culinary Trip from March 4th to March 13th, 2022. Your reservation is due ASAP and I will send a personal check, money order, or direct deposit for $ 750 per person, by December 1, 2021. Make check payable to Didier Durand Inc

Your Name :________________________________________________________
( Please print your name as it appears on your passport ).

Date :___________________________________________________

Complete Address :__________________________________________________

Home Phone :_______________________Cell Phone :______________________

Email (please write capital letters):_________________________________________

Roommate Name ( if any) :____________________________________________
(Please book me at the single occupancy rate of $475 to be paid along with this reservation form, so this first Check is $1225).

Payment Schedule, all amounts are per person.
First payment: $750 due by December 1, 2021 ($1225 if you are booking on a single occupancy rate). Second payment: $750 by January 5, 2022.
Third payment: $ 750 by January 15th, 2022.
Fourth and final payment: $1145 by February 1st, 2022

This is a total of $3395 (includes taxes) per guest, twin occupancy.
The first payment is due by 12/1/2021 but the reservation is due ASAP. Space limited.
Questions: Didier at 773-620-3986 or chefdidierdurand@yahoo.com

This Tour is an exclusive, limited invitation for a memorable & culinary experience, personally directed by & with Chef Didier as you discover his birth land, filled with so much history, culinary treasures and meeting his friends, where he started to learn the profession of being a cook 44 years ago. In addition, local English-speaking guides will also showcase many, one-of-a-kind sites and places that no one has visited nor done before. BON VOYAGE!


Didier Durand Cell (773) 620-3986
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