February, 2009

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Go wine tasting near Strasbourg

Friday, February 20th, 2009

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Strasbourg is an attractive city. With its canal circling the town, its traditional architecture and Christmas market, Strasbourg brings many tourists in its walls. And as soon as you leave the city you will find either forests, or vineyards, as the area is home to some of the famous French white wine. They bare Alsatian names, such as Gewürztraminer, or Riesling, and are too often less regarded as the Bordeaux area. So next time you are in Strasbourg, why not taste some these wines.

Go wine tasting very near Strasbourg, in the heart of the wine region. Discover the techniques to taste wine. Learn about reading, smelling and tasting during this 2h30 wine tasting session with the guidance of a professional oenologist.

This wine tasting course will teach you about:  Tasting techniques: learn to look, smell and taste. Fun games will help to keep the techniques with you. You will also learn about the specific vocabulary. Learn about the interpretation of wine: learn from the coulours, the smell, the legs… learn about the balance of wines.  Vines: learn all about vines. This experience takes about 2h30 and is available all year round.

This wine tasting experience costs about 45 euros per person.

Book this wine tasting experience in Strasbourg

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Fly a fighter jet just north of Paris!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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If travelling to Paris, there is something extraordinary to do just 45mn north of the French capital: a jet fighter experience! Get onboard the mighty Fouga Magister, and experiment up to 5 Gs in horizontal, vertical and oblique flight. See the ground evaporate at high speed and low-level flight.

Course of the flying experience : fly a jet fighter near Paris in France (allocate half a day)

You will arrive at the airport where you will meet our pilot.
He will brief you on the flight, plan instruments, manoeuvres as well as security and emergency procedures.
You will be geared up.
Then, take-off and enjoy! Flight time is 30 minutes. The pilot can even let you fly the plane if you can handle it.
A debriefing session will be organised after the flight.
Then we will celebrate with champagne if you still have strength left to lift your glass. You will also be presented with a diploma to remember this day.

The flight will be recorded on a camera from the cockpit to immortalise this unique moment.

The pilots: They have full military and civilian credentials, with many years of experience in the French Air Force.

The aircraft: Fouga Magister. The plane is maintained in strict accordance with Air regulations.

Participants and guests :

You are the only one with the pilot in the plane. You can have one to two guests.

Conditions and restrictions :

No previous flying experience is required.
You must not have any heart problems or neurological problems.
You must be over 15 years old. You must also be less than 2 metres tall (6.5ft).
Participants are advised to be well rested for the day of the flight and to avoid alcohol the previous day. Motion sickness is possible but unlikely.
This experience takes place in most weather conditions. Rescheduling due to weather conditions is rare. A confirmation of weather conditions will be done a few days prior to flight time.

Want to know more about flying fighter jets in france, see a specialist company www.flyajetfighter.com to fly fighter jets in france, russia and south africa.

Book your jet fighter ride in Paris

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Learn to cook in Lyon, the food capital of France

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

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Lyon is one of the best destinations in France for food. Renowned for its “bouchon”, small and traditional restaurants, Lyon is definitely the place to be to take a cooking lesson. Learn to cook with a talented and renowned chef in Lyon. Enter the kitchen of Aurelie Chauvin, and discover the secrets to prepare delicious and tasty meals. Aurelie shares her experience gained at well-known restaurants such as the Arc en Ciel at the Meridien, L’Art et la Manière, and the restaurant Les Oliviers. Aurélie’s cuisine is diverse and with a refined taste. A truly wonderful experience for all epicurean.

3 workshops are available depending on your requirements:

Immersion: prepare a three course diner, with starter, main course and dessert that will please your guests. A glass of wine is also included in order to fully enjoy this culinary experience. Example of recipes: Tempura of vegetables, saumon à la plancha – risotto with mascarpone, crumble with pain d’épices…This workshop is done in the morning.

Night workshops: this session is ideal for professionals and consists in the preparation of a three course diner that you will be able to take home with you. Example: Gaspacho Andalou, Tatin d’échalottes – effeuillés of spinach with saffron, lavender crème brulée…

Thematic workshops: Aurelie focuses on cooking techniques or preparations or cuisines from various countries. You can work on sushi, patisserie, cutting vegetables… This workshop is ideal to get to learn the harmonies of cuisine and techniques to prepare a truly succulent diner.

Participants and guests  - The workshops are done in small groups of 6 people maximum.

Book this cooking class in Lyon

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