Autumn is one of the most amazing times of the year for a French getaway. Wine, olives, and figs harvest have just started, and wild mushrooms are everywhere. The foie gras and truffle seasons are there, and distillation is starting in Cognac, Armagnac, and Calvados. Get ready to taste some good seasonal food!
Beef Bourguignon in the Vineyards
A unique gastronomical experience awaits you in Burgundy. While you cycle through the vineyards, you may have the chance to discover the process of wine-making, then take some time to explore Dijon market, where you will find every gastronomical specialty of the region. And don’t forget to taste the culinary star of the region, boeuf bourguignon!
Fondue in the Alps
This recipe from the French and Swiss Alps is great for bringing together a group of friends for fun times and good food. It combines the best basics of French food: wine – cheese – bread. Each guest dips their bread that is speared on a long fork into a wonderful mixture of hot melted cheese served in a marmite, trying not to waste a drop. Tradition has it that if you drop your bread into the marmite, you have to answer to a dare.
Bouillabaisse in Provence
This typical fish stew, originally from Marseille, is one of the classic of Provence. Once a way for the fishermen to eat the fish they couldn’t sell, now it’s one of the most beloved Provencal specialties. Enjoy the warm autumnal sun while taking a stop to enjoy the local cuisine and the beautiful Provencal landscapes!
Cassoulet Along the Canal du Midi
The tree-lined paths that border the Canal du Midi get even more beautiful during autumn. The yellow, orange and red leaves are a delightful sight for every traveler. After a riding day, gather your strength with a delicious Cassoulet, a typical Languedoc dish, perfect for warm you up when the weather gets colder.
Choucroute along the Alsatian Wine Route
The beauty of Alsace, its half-timbered houses, and picturesque villages reveals itself during Autumn. While you cycle along the Wine Route, allow yourself a stop to taste the local specialties such as Choucroute and Baeckeofe. Alsace is a region rich in tradition!
Duck Confit in Dordogne
Dordogne is a region with a rich gastronomical tradition. From delicious wine to the foie gras and truffles, the region hosts some of the most delicious and famous French specialties. Duck confit is one of them! The recipe consists of cooking and keeping the duck in its rendered fat, to have tender, moist and really flavorful meat. Add some sauteed potatoes and a good red wine, and you have the perfect autumnal dinner!