One of the most exclusive delicacies in the world, the black truffle has long been shrouded in mystery. The Rhone-Alpes region in France is one of the rare locations where this fragrant tuber can be found, and every year, from November to May, truffle fever abounds. What a perfect time to see what this culinary indulgence is all about!
Not to be outdone by this magnificent organic treasure, the region is also renowned for its powerful wines, charming hilltop villages, formidable mountainous backdrop, incredibly rich history, and culinary expertise.
This exclusive journey through the Rhone-Alpes offers you the opportunity to discover both the majestic truffle and the sublime region in which it is found.
Culinary capital of the World
Your adventure begins in Lyon, France’s second city. Dine in a Bouchon Lyonnais with its charming ambiance and traditional Lyonnais food. Enjoy the century-old Festival of Lights that begins high above the city in Fourvière. Taste some of the most divine chocolate in the world. Discover the Vieux Lyon and its historic traboules.
In the Heart of Truffle Land
Continue your holiday in the Drome Provencal. The tiny village of Richerenches hosts the largest black truffle market in the world.
Try your hand at truffle hunting with a specially trained dog that will help you find those buried treasures.
Participate in a special wine tasting hosted by an oenologist who has trained at the highly reputed Université de Vin in Suze la Rousse. Prepare your own dinner during a cooking class in which you will use the truffles you uncovered during your hunt. Enjoy a truffle-themed “haute cuisine” dining experience in a Michelin starred restaurant.
15th century luxury
Your stay can include some of the most luxurious hotels and bed & breakfasts in the region: 15th century converted buildings where the best amenities are tastefully incorporated with the magnificent history; large, luminous rooms overlooking elegant gardens; a private mansion in which even the chandeliers and bed-side lamps are handmade.