Loire Valley

April 5-April 14, 2024

Loire Valley Tour By Chef Didier


Friday April 5th to SUNDAY April 14th, 2024

The price and itinerary include all of the following: 10 days of hotel accommodations, all breakfasts, and all meals are 3 to 4-course meals, with choices.

(All 8 luncheons, 4 dinners, all accompanied with wines & beers, coffee, etc., sometimes aperitifs too, only 4 evenings will be at your leisure ). Also includes all bus travel, entrance & and tickets to daily activities (see activities below). All daily travels (from Friday, April 5th to Sunday, April 14th ) are with a 44-seat Deluxe A/C and Heated Motor Coach. Every new day is more enticing than yesterday!!!

With the 5% “Early Bird “ the discounted cost is $3372.00 ( normally $3550 ) all taxes included, per guest, twin occupancy. Single occupancy is available at $425 additional. (That price does not include the airfare from the States to Paris and return. It does not include the TGV Ticket from Angers to Paris,

for Sunday, April, 14th which you can buy while in France )

Friday, April 5th –Meet Chef Didier in Paris, at the Charles De Gaulle airport, who will be waiting for you, with the bus. Your arrival time would be from 8 am to 10 am on Friday, April 5th, which means you should be leaving the States,

on Thursday, April 4th, around 4 pm 

Pick-ups, in Paris, will be available, Friday morning, at specific locations.

Chef Didier’s cell: 773-620-3986

Email: chefdidierdurand@yahoo.com

Friday, April 5th –the Tour begins: 

Leaving Paris, with the bus, going to the town of BRIARE for a wonderful lunch along the Canal du Biare, dining on a boat.

Visit a Goat Cheese farm, and enjoy a degustation of the famous

“Les Crottins de Chavignol”

Going to a 3-star Hotel, in Chavignol, where we will stay for 2 nights

as we visit the Sancerre area

Visit an Art Gallery

Welcome Michelin-style gastronomic dinner at a Restaurant

owned by Chef Jean Marc Bourgeois

(The Hotel is above the restaurant)

Saturday, April 6th : 

Breakfast at the Hotel in Chavignol.

Taking our Deluxe, a/c & heated bus (the same bus for the whole trip, Mr Abdel, he is wonderful!! ) to the town of Sancerre, the most praised and appreciated village by the French people!!!

Visit “La Maison de Sancerre” a center to promote the whole Sancerre region

Visit the Village of Sancerre

Lunch in the center of Sancerre

Visit the Domaine Henri Bourgeois, along with a wine and cheese tasting, specially guided by Mrs Emilie LeBlond

Return to the Hotel

Evening at your leisure in Chavignol


Sunday, April 7th : 

Breakfast at the Hotel in Chavignol

Taking the bus to visit the Chateau de Chenonceau.

Visit a market in Saint Georges sur Cher

Lunch in Chenonceau.

Visit of the Chateau de Chenonceau

Arriving at our Hotel for 2 Nights in Chenonceau.

Dinner a your leisure

Monday, April 8th : 

Breakfast at the Hotel in Chenonceau

Visit the Gardens and the Chateau de Villandry

Lunch in Villandry

Back at the Hotel in Chenonceau

Dinner at your leisure

Tuesday, April 9th : 

Breakfast at the Hotel in Chenonceau

Taking the bus. Direction Saumur and its beautiful wine area

Visit of the Abbaye Fontevraud

Lunch in a mushroom cave

Visit of the Mushroom Museum 

Arriving at the hotel, for two nights

Wednesday, April 10th

Breakfast at the Hotel 

Visit Chateau Langlois

Visit Cadre Noir, an equestrian Military School, and gala dinner

Arriving at 7 pm at a new 3-star hotel, in Bergerac


Dinner at a local Restaurant in Bergerac

Thursday, April 11th

Breakfast at the Hotel 

Leaving with the bus to Angers with a hotel for three nights.



Centre ville Chateau de Brissac

Le Puy du Fou

Terra Botanica

Arriving at an 4-star hotel in Angers

Dinner at your leisure in Bergerac, 

Friday, April 12th

Breakfast at the Hotel

Evening at your leisure

Back to the hotel

Saturday, April 13th 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Going to Nantes

Return to Hotel 

Dinner in Brasserie 

Memoir of this Tour

Back to Hotel

Sunday, April 14th

Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning at your leisure 

Leaving Anger to Paris with a TGV (1 hour, 30 minutes ) 

Reservation Form


Please complete ONE form per person, to be returned to:

Chef Didier Durand 3818 North Richmond Street, Chicago, Illinois 60618


Email - chefdidierdurand@yahoo.com


Please complete ONE form per person, to be returned to:

Chef Didier Durand 3818 North Richmond Street, Chicago, Illinois 60618




Enclosed is my (our) reservation for the LOIRE VALLEY Tour in France, from April 5th to April 14th, 2024. I (we) have included a personal check, money order, or Zelle direct deposit for $ 825 per person. Make check payable to: Didier Durand


Your Name :________________________________________________

(Please print your name as it appears on your passport).


Signature & Date:___________________________________________________


Complete Address :____________________________________________


Home Phone :_____________________

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(please write in capital letters_____________________________________


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( Please book me at the additional single occupancy rate of $395 to be paid along with this filled reservation form, so this first check is $1220).

Payment Schedule: All amounts are per person, $825 due at reservation, along with this filled form ($1220 if you are booking on a single occupancy rate ). Welcome to Chef Didier’s Loire Valley Tour of your Life !

Second : $850 by October 30th, 2023

Third :$850 by November 30th, 2023

Fourth & Final : $847 by February 15th, 2024

This is 10 days for a total of $ 3372, normally $3550 ( includes taxes) per guest, twin occupancy. Includes all hotels, all breakfast, all lunches, 5 dinners, all wines, aperitis, drinks, everyday activities & visits, in an 44 seats Deluxe Coach A/C or heated bus. The entire Trip can be paid at once or several payment as you wish. Credit card payments: Please add 3% )


This Tour is an exclusive, around 16 Guests only, limited invitation to a memorable & culinary experience, personally directed by Chef Didier as you discover, with him, his birth land, filled with so much history, culinary treasures, meeting his friends and his friends he calls « family », where he started to learn the profession of being a cook, 40 years ago. Local english speaking guides will showcase many, one of a kind, special sites, visits, places, that no one had seen nor done before. BON VOYAGE.  Questions @ 773-620-3986  Merci!

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