Our 2nd Annual Culinary Trip to France with Chef Didier Durand Will be March 6-15, 2020



Enjoy a memorable & culinary trip to France with Chef Didier Durand! It begins on Friday, March 6-15, 2020. 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 train to Sarlat-La-Caneda, Dordogne, Southwest of France, in Perigord, Chef's birth land area.

The following itinerary of this exciting, limited to a few guests, includes all of the following: entrance & tickets to daily activities and daily excursions in an Deluxe A/C and Heated Motor Coach, daily hotels stay, breakfasts, luncheons and 6 full dinners, all accompanied with wines & beers, coffee, etc, sometimes aperitifs too (Only 3 evenings will be at your leisure).

The cost is $2695 (includes taxes) per guest, twin occupancy. Includes all hotels, breakfast, lunches, 6 dinners, all wines, apertifis, drinks, everyday activities and visits in a 44-seat Deluxe Coach A/C or heated bus.

That does not include the airfare, nor the train tickets for Paris to Bordeaux and Bordeaux to Paris. Take the TGV! ( Fast Speed Train).

Friday March 6th: 
Going to an 3 star Hotel where we will stay for 4 nights as we visit that area
Welcome cocktail at the Hotel
Welcome dinner at a Sarlat Restaurant
Back to the Hotel

Saturday March 7th: Breakfast at the Hotel.
Taking an Deluxe, a/c & heated bus ( the same bus for the whole trip ) to the town of les Eyzies and visit of the Prehistoric Museum. 
Drive in and around the town
Lunch at a restaurant in les Eyzies
Visit of Chateau Des Milandes and the life of Josephine Baker
Visit of its surrounding Gardens
Cabaret & dinner at a local auberge
Back to the Hotel

Sunday March 8th: 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 9th: Breakfast at the Hotel
Taking the bus to visit :" 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, explored by gondola
Lunch at La Dornac and visit to a goose farm
Visit of the Chocolate Museum 
Visit of Collonges Rouge, an pittoresque red brick town 
Back to hotel
Dinner at the hotel

Tuesday March 10th: Breakfast at the Hotel
Visit of the medieval chateau in Beynac
Lunch in La Roque Gageac, a picturesque village 
Visit of the Gardens of Marqueyssac
Arriving to an 4 star hotel for 3 nights
Visit of a pastry shop
Dinner in Monbazillac 
Back to Hotel

Wednesday March 11th: Breakfast at the Hotel
Visit of the local farmers market around the Cathedral in Bergerac
Visit of the old town and Lunch
Visit of a Bergerac winery
Dinner in Bergerac 
Back to Hotel

Thursday March 12th: Breakfast at the Hotel 
Truffle hunting in Perigueux
Visit of Perigueux
Lunch in Sorges, the truffes capital
Visit & tasting at a local cheese farm 
Dinner in Couze et Saint Front
Back to Hotel

Friday March 13th: Breakfast at the Hotel
Trip through Bordeaux unmissable sites and public gardens. 
Visit of a famous winery on an island, next to Chateau Margaux, boat ride to go there
Lunch at the winery with a special roasted whole lamb as the piece de resistance
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. 
Evening at your leisure
Back to the hotel

Saturday March 14th: Breakfast at the Hotel
Visit of a Chateau in Saint Emillion
Lunch in Saint Emillion old town 
Visit of Bordeaux, La Cite du Vin, going around the banks of the Garonne River
Cooking class with memoirs of the trip & dinner
Back to Hotel

Sunday March 15th: Breakfast at the Hotel
Morning at your leisure 
Departure from Bordeaux to Paris in TGV Train


Payment Schedule: 
$595 due with reservation by JAN 20th, 2020

2nd Payment of $700 DUE JAN 30th
3rd Payment of $700 DUE FEB 10th
Final Payment of $700 DUE FEB 20th
($1075 if booking on a single occupancy rate)


Cancellation Fees as follow:

Cancellation Fees:
1) Cancellations posted, in writing, within 90 days of departures, penalty of 10% of the Tour
2) Cancellations posted, in writing, within 60 days of departures, penalty of 20% of the Tour
3) Cancellations posted, in writing, within 45 days of departures, penalty of 40% of the Tour
4) Cancellations posted, in writing, within 30 days of departures, penalty of 60% of the Tour
5) Cancellations posted, in writing up to the depart, March 6th, penalty of 100% of the Tour
Tour reservation names and deposits can be transfer to anyone at anytime, with $250 an additional flat fee.

Merci
Didier Durand Cell (773) 620-3986
Good Food Makes People Happy! TM®





Any questions about this can be answered by Chef Didier Durand by phone at 773-620-3986 or by email @chefdidierdurand@yahoo.com