Groups of eight or more who book a bespoke holiday in Burgundy with Frelon’s Fabulous France receive a 10-percent discount, saving up to $334 pp off the itinerary. Guests at the restored, 400-year-old ‘La Ferme de la Lochere’ are immersed in Burgundy, from professional culinary instruction onsite to private wine tastings and insider access to stimulating venues in the surrounding wine country. Optional master classes and excursions range from a full day of bread making in Dijon to golf at Chateau de Chailly, an 18-hole course set in the rolling countryside. Reduced prices for the seven-day holiday range from $2,474 to $3,005 ppdo; pricing at time of booking is calculated using current market conversion value.
Host Katherine Frelon, provides hands-on cooking demonstrations. Guests enjoy insider access to the Abbey of Fontenay, wine tastings at renowned vineyards of the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, a privately guided tour of the Hospice de Beaune, and lunch at Michelin-starred Le Charlemagne. There are tours of the Vineyard of Flavigny, ; lunch at Michelin-starred restaurants Bernard Loiseau; visits to colorful Dijon markets; and trips to the medieval village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois. Visits to a chocolatier and a local cheesemaker were recently added.
Optional excursions, ranging from a hot air balloon ride accompanied by a bottle of champagne to a cooking demonstration with award-winning chef Laurent Peugeot at Michelin-starred Le Charlemagne, start at only $142. Rates include accommodation; all meals prepared on the property; culinary instruction and ingredients; transfers to and from the Montbard train station; attractions specified in the itinerary; set menus designed with seasonal ingredients by the head chef at both Michelin restaurants, with wines selected by the sommelier; and a complimentary cookbook from the host.
Frelon’s Fabulous France, www.frelonsfabulousfrance.com