There’s no doubt that France is travel heaven at any time of year, but we think that the fall is an especially perfect time to visit. The weather is clear and sunny without being too hot, the tourist crowds have mostly gone home and France’s world-renowned cuisine truly blossoms with the harvest.
Truffle-Hunting in Dordogne: November is the start of “truffle season” in the Dordogne. This is when the delectable tuber melanosporum – The Perigord Truffle — is ready to be harvested. But before you can eat these nuggets of goodness, you’ve got to find them first! Past guests have enjoyed a truffle-hunting excursion accompanied by a truffle-sniffing dog, and followed by a 3-course meal featuring — you guessed it — truffles! This time of year is a delight for lovers of French food.
Les Trois Glorieuses in Burgundy: Wine production (and drinking) is the heart and soul of life in Burgundy and on the third weekend of November, wine lovers from around the world descend on the beautiful medieval town of Beaune for three days of tastings, parties and wine auctions in and around the Hospices de Beaune. Known as “Les Trois Glorieuses,” this celebration of vin is considered one of the greatest food and wine events in the world, and is not to be missed.
Interested in experiencing fall in France for yourself? We can make it happen with a stay at one of our gorgeous villas.