Toulouse for foodies & art lovers
2021 France Program
a once in a lifetime trip
If you love to explore gastronomy with specialists as well as the start point of European cuisine, this trip is for you. Start dreaming now!
Day 1. Spain – Toulouse
Welcome to the land of fine food
France has always been known as the land of chefs and culinary creativity. And the Southern France is proof of this. We will set out in the morning for Toulouse, arriving at midday. After dropping off our luggage, we will go for a walk around this fascinating city famous for its grand museums and Jacobin convents, slowly taking in Occitan culture.
Day 2. Toulouse
Exploring the city
Today we will explore the city’s marvelous gardens before embarking on our Gourmet Tour, where we will visit markets and learn about local products. Afterwards we will meet one of our local hostesses – an entrepreneur who has decided to devote her life to violets. We will also see the Canal du Midi. The remainder of the afternoon is free for those wishing to further explore the city.
Day 3. Toulouse – Albi
Discovering the organic cooking secrets
Who wouldn’t love to get their hands dirty and learn how to prepare some local specialities? Today this will be our mission thanks to our chef-guide, a young woman who is working to promote organic cooking and who will also show us some of her secrets. After this delightful session, we will tour the breath-taking scenery of southern France to meet a female wine-grower who will treat us to a tasting of local wines and also teach us about French wine.
Day 4. Albi
Art, music and culture
Today we will spend the day in this beautiful city and birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec, visiting the stunning museum dedicated to this artist and the city’s most iconic monuments. We will then meet another one of our local hostesses, a woman who chose a profession dominated by men and who had to fight to carve out a place among them. In the afternoon, we will meet some musicians who have brought back Occitan music (if they are not on tour). For those who love food, we will have dinner in one of the city’s most famous Michelin-star restaurant, whose menu is full of captivating culinary creations (not included in price).
Day 5. Albi – Toulouse – Spain
All good things come to an end, but we will always be able to return to this beautiful land of magnificent landscapes, the birthplace of geniuses such as Toulouse Lautrec and home to good food and drink. In the morning we will have some free time for visiting the city, its markets and antique shops before departing for Toulouse to catch our flight back to Spain. Au revoir dear food lovers!
«A privileged tour and experience! If you like food and making new friends, you can’t miss out.»
B.A. In Fine Arts, chef, entrepreneur, author and food expert, Belén is a true Renaissance woman. She is a taster interested in how people express themselves when they cook, how villages organise themselves around their markets, and how our memories are shaped by taste. For her, this represents a fascinating language that can help us understand culinary influences and techniques, landscapes and people scapes, as well as the driving force behind her travels abroad, seeing it all with different eyes.She is currently a member of the Murcia Academy of Gastronomy, collaborating with numerous media channels offering wine tastings, as well as writing articles and cooking for friends.
• Accompanying cicerone: Belén Laguía (chef and food critic).
• Gatherings and activities with local inspiring women as per program.
• Several talks on gastronomic topics.
• 4 nights in 4-star hotels (half-board), in a double room.
• Transfers using private and public transportation.
• All programmed activities and visits, with museum tickets.
• Gourmet tour, cooking class and wine tasting.
• Travel and cancellation insurance up to 1,000 euros. Further details available upon request. If you wish to extend coverage to cover the entire trip, please contact us.
• We will help you book your international air ticket.
We do not accept the practices of most travel agencies, which obtain a portion of their revenue from a package tour through extra fees and commissions obtained from visits to shops by guests.
We do not earn money from the people who collaborate with us on these tours (guides, drivers, etc.). We believe that it is essential that they earn a salary that will allow them to live with dignity, out of respect for them.
This program is susceptible to changes due to climatological or geographical changes, unforeseen issues with airline or hotel intermediaries, political circumstances or war, unforeseen events or other reasons. Any decisions will be taken by the person responsible for the tour program, who will always strive to ensure the safety of the group and the smooth running of the program.
Dates and Prices
Scheduled start dates
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Minimum 6 travelers/Maximum 10 travelers
Ask case by case depending on dates. Price use to be per person for a double room with breakfast included.
If the minimum number is not reached, a supplement will be proposed to allow the trip to go ahead with fewer travelers.
Notes: conditions valid for 2021
Albi: hostellerie saint-antoine ****
4-Star eco-friendly boutique hotel located in the centre of Albi. Located in a historic building, each of its rooms has been especially decorated with antique furnishings. This landmark hotel in the town of Albi is perfect for those seeking accommodation with personality.