Valloire - Copyright Alain R.

Excursion Ideas - Discover French Artisans

The detailed intricacy and complexity that encompasses a tradesman's craft often leads to a true work of art. Learn firsthand the secrets that have been passed down through the generations.



Shadow a French artisan
A fabulous way to really understand the French culture is to meet and work with the local artisans. The Rhône-Alpes offers a wealth of regional products, and you have more than a few activities at your fingertips. Learn the metier of the winemaker, perfumer, florist, jeweller, paper maker, olive farmer, and many more.


French Cooking Lessons
Professional chef or budding amateur? Try your luck at French-style cooking. Much as in other countries, each region in France has different culinary traditions. In Southeast France, the cuisine is often derived from the land's treasures: truffles, mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, squash, apples, peaches, olives. Learn how to incorporate the techniques to bring out the best in your favorite dishes.


Pottery / Ceramic Lessons
The Drôme region, particularly the towns of Cliousclat and Dieulefit, is famous for its pottery. Learn the art from a local professional who will demonstrate his passion for this cultural métier.


French lessons
When in France… No one will argue the fact that the best way to learn a language is total immersion. Take advantage of your time in France to improve your language capabilities. Whether you choose a day or week long lesson, you will finish your French holiday with a better grasp of this eloquently difficult language.


Contact Red Balloon now to begin preparing your Southeast France holiday!

Further France holiday excursion ideas:
Sporting Events
Picturesque Countryside
Beyond the Rhône-Alpes

Floral and Perfume Workshops - Copyright La Distillerie Bleu Provence

Mosaic Classes - Copyright La Souris Mosaïque

Painting Workshop - Copyright Art de Vivre

Throwing pottery - Copyright Poterie Sourdive

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