Four half-hour shows featuring:
Burgundy & Loire, France: The Burgundy region boasts top French wines, romantic canals, Romanesque churches and some of France’s most renowned cuisine. We base in the small town of Beaune and learn about its history of wine making. From the vineyards of the Côte d’Or to the culinary delights – we discover the exquisite taste of Burgundy. The city of Dijon and the cathedral at Vezelay add artistic treasures to the Burgundy experience. For the second half of our trip, we head for the Loire Valley and chateaux country. From our home base in Amboise, we visit the famous chateaux, including magnificent Chenonceau, and François I’s overwhelming Chambord.
Tips on touring wine country, discovering smaller chateaux and ballooning over the Loire.
France’s Champagne Region: The Champagne region of France bubbles over with fine wine, gourmet cuisine, picturesque towns and gothic spires. We base in Reims, home of the historic cathedral where French kings were crowned. From Reims, we tour wine country, visiting champagne producers both large and small. In the medieval town of Troyes, we shop for fine chocolate and discover a collection of modern art. North of Reims, the city of Charleville delights with its golden architecture and tradition of puppetry. Our final destination is the imposing fortress of Sedan, the largest castle in Europe.
Tips on how to buy quality champagne and touring wine country.
Bordeaux & the Dordogne, France: The world’s finest wines, sweeping vineyards and fine food couple with a river valley dotted with castles. We sample the best Bordeaux then cruise the lovely Dordogne and Lot rivers with stops at chateaux, ancient watermills, and perched villages. Cooking classes and an underground adventure to see pre-historic cave paintings round out the trip.
Tips on wine tasting and walking paths.
Blu-ray Plus Combo Pack-
In addition to the Blu-ray disc, this combo pack also includes:
1. DVD version of the program(s) that you can play in your DVD player, vehicle or computer.
2. Digital copy of the program that you can download to your computer and/or transfer to your mobile devices.
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