Journey in the heart of French traditions
Would you like to experience a day in the French countryside where you discover old traditions and ancestral know-how? Artisan producers welcome you to their workshop or farm, tell you about their profession and have you taste their delicious homemade products:
Artisanal French bakery:
What are the secrets of French bread? Flours, yeasts, fermentation, way of kneading dough, gluten allergy, etc. Which bread is healthier, white or black? Meet our baker located in a small village near Lyon, discover his know-how and ask all your questions before tasting some tasty pastries.
How come that these little cheeses have so much flavor? Raw or pasteurized milk? Is it goat's cheese, cow's cheese or mixed? Visit a small traditional farm just 40 minutes from Lyon, learn the stages of transforming milk into cheese, maturation tecnics and finaly meet the friendly animals!
Charcuterie meat producer:
Sausage, ham, pâté, etc. good products made without preservatives or colorings while respecting animal welfare. Come visit an artisanal farm and talk about all these subjects with a farmer butcher from the Lyon region and at the end, taste his delicious meat products.
You prefer milk or dark chocolate? Where does cocoa come from? How do you do to to such pretty shapes to the chocolate sweets? What is ganache? Visit the workshop of a Master Chocolatier near Lyon, discover some of his techniques before tasting his intense chocolate creations!
Acacia, lavender, chestnut, mixed flowers, mountain, etc. Honey has so many flavor profiles that it's impossible not to find a jar to suit your taste! Meet a passionate beekeeper from the Lyon region, learn about the life and work of bees, then discover the harvesting techniques and the stages of honey production. And of course, end the visit with a tasting!
Other local products:
Depending on the season and the producer availability, we can visit:
- A producer of foie gras;
- A snail farm;
- An artisanal oil mill;
- A beer producer, etc.
Do not hesitate to let us know your preferences and we will do our best to respond favorably!
Our experienced team based in Lyon helps you to organize and plan your group trip to our beautiful City. We provide a full range of services for any group size like guided tours, orginal activities, hotel bookings ranging from 1 to 5 stars, coach transfers, airport welcome, meal reservations and special evening outings: