French cuisine is renowned the world over and has inspired many Western cuisines, so much so that in 2010 French gastronomy was added by UNESCO to its lists of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage”. Of course, cheese and wine are a major part of any French culinary experience, but our tours delve much deeper into the traditions and stories behind some of the most popular and famed French dishes. Choose between gourmet walking tours, market tours and cooking classes in various regions of France and spend a half day or full day enjoying the sights, scents, and flavors of France. For those looking to extend the experience, we offer 7 day tours from Bordeaux to San Sebastian, which includes a tour of Grand Crus wineries, private tastings and sampling the delicious cuisine found along the way.
Our assurance is that all our tours are personal and are conducted by professional and enthusiastic English speaking driver / guides. Transportation is in comfortable and fully equipped compact minivans. Take one of our culinary Ophorus tours and sample the fresh produce, delicious flavors and unique combinations of this well-established French art form.
THE OPHORUS DIFFERENCE
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KNOWLEDGABLE, CERTIFIED & LOCAL GUIDES
At Ophorus, our Expert Local Guides work exclusively for us. Chosen for their extensive experience, vast knowledge in many different areas such as Culture / History / Art / Food & Wines as well as for their driving skills, they are the ones that make the final in-destination experience so unique. Most of them are accredited guides that are licensed to conduct tours in monuments & historical city centres. Our guides that conduct wine tours all hold the WSET level 2 in Wines & Spirits. Most important, all our guides speak impeccable English and many are also fluent in other languages.
THE BEST PERSONALIZED TOURS
Based in Bordeaux, our team of professional Travel Experts design the most unique personalised tours in France. Their extensive knowledge of the destinations that we promote are the very reason why individuals, groups and Travel Professionals in France and abroad call upon us to craft the best possible itineraries & programs. As ground operators in a number of regions of France and member of many Tourism Offices, our teams have an acute awareness of the latest in-destination travel information. This enables them to create distinctive travel arrangements that no other DMC in France can offer.