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The Luxury The intimate weeklong affairs offered by Frelon’s Fabulous France provide gastronomic activities amid the vineyards, canals, and sleepy villages of Burgundy. Anchored in the region’s rich culinary and viticultural traditions, the custom tours offer cooking classes and stops at Còte d’Or vineyards, markets, and wine auctions. A fully renovated 400-year-old farmhouse outfitted with a heated swimming pool provides rustic-chic lodging for as many as 10 guests.
The Value For stays from June 5 through October 23, readers receive 15 percent off weeklong package rates (including six nights’ lodging, all meals and wine, cooking lessons, and local transport). Prices start at $2,134 a person, with a cooking class at a Michelin-starred restaurant (based on availability) and a hot-air balloon ride (all valued at more than $475).
The Catch Burgundy is a 2-hour car drive or a 1-hour TGV train ride from Paris.
The Details 011-33-672-86-5609 (mention Smart Luxury Travel); www.frelonsfabulousfrance.com
From the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.
For general trip-planning information, see our Burgundy Travel Guide.