Global Cuisines and Cultures Trip to France

    Take this trip and you’ll be saying Vive la France! Its rich history, culture, and culinary traditions make France among the most important nations in the Western world—and a must-stop for serious gastronomes. The oldest French cookbooks date back to the 14th century. Since then, the cuisine has evolved to become one of the most revered and popular in the world. France’s elegant restaurants and charming cafés greatly enhance the country’s unmistakable romantic vice.

    During your three-week journey, you’ll learn about French food and wine, culture, history, and terroir while traveling through the Champagne, Normandy, and Alsace regions. You’ll mix right in with the people of France—staying with local families, visiting historic sites, taking French cooking classes, and enjoying local markets and wineries.

    Other highlights:

    • Study with French chefs to learn about specific spices and seasonings used in French cuisine.
    • Sample wine alongside local vintners as they explain food pairings and how their wines are created.
    • Visit renowned cheese and Champagne producers.
  • “Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground. The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has the Institute.”
    — Craig Claiborne, Celebrated Author and Food Critic, The New York Times