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Course Description

Lyon and Strasbourg

Roman history, exquisite French cuisine, historic silk weavers, Alsatian and Rhone wines, the European parliament, great art plus a few cathedrals and castles to top it all off — that’s Lyon and Strasbourg, our destinations for a cultural and culinary tour of eastern France.

We’ll spend a week in each of the cities, exploring history and culture in our day trips to nearby villages and cities. We’ll walk through Roman amphitheaters, vineyards, and covered walkways and along cobblestone streets. We’ll even take a side trip to one of Europe’s oldest universities and spend some time in a cooking school.

The accompanying instructor is John Gilchrist, Calgary’s foremost food writer and restaurant critic. Gilchrist reviews restaurants for CBC Radio, writes about food for the Calgary Herald, and taught Food and Culture programs for the University of Calgary for over 20 years. He has led cultural and culinary tours to Paris, Rome, Bangkok, Bali, New York and many other destinations around the world.

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