Springtime in Paris Adventure by the Book

They say that when good Americans die they go to Paris. ~ Oscar Wilde

MAY 15 – MAY 24, 2013
Ten Day Tour: Paris and the Surrounding French Countryside

Led by author, chef and Season 3 Winner of the Next Food Network Star, AMY FINLEY
Hosted by the founder and owner of Adventures by the Book, SUSAN MCBETH

Embark on the trip of a lifetime, the opportunity to experience Paris and the surrounding French countryside through the eyes of, and with the assistance of, a host of renowned authors, chefs, photographers, and restauranteurs who traditionally do not make themselves available to the general public. AMY FINLEY leads you on a ten-day Springtime in Paris Adventure by the Book around Paris and the French countryside. Indulge in the food, the wine, the people, the history, and the culture, and get to know Paris like you never have before. Whether you are first-time traveler to France or a long-time Francophile, we guarantee you have never seen France like this.


  • 9 nights’ deluxe lodging in Paris and Burgundy (per person price based on double occupancy)
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Welcome reception at the renowned Shakespeare & Company Bookstore with a host of American writers living in Paris, including Mary Duncan, author of Henry Miller is Under My Bed
  • Unique adventures including private tour of Rungis Food Market (closed to the public) with Bon Appetit food writer Stephanie Curtis, tour of historic Les Halles, including lunch with author Ann Mah, lunch at Le Bal Café with owners Alice Quillet and Anna Trattles, photography lesson and scouting session with noted food photographer Clay McLachlan, and Le Brunch at Rose Bakery
  • Two days in Burgundy to experience the charming French countryside, including a cooking class, dinner, and cocktail reception at the remarkable farm of Mark and Sophie Vittoz, featured in How to Eat a Small Country
  • Professional tour guide throughout
  • Dinner with former European editor of Gourmet Magazine, Alec Lobrano, author of Hungry for Paris
  • Favorite highlights include tour of the Louvre, Tuileries Garden, rue Montorgeuil, Montmartre, Arts & Metiers, plus much more…
  • Surprise farewell reception
  • Cost: $3,995 per person based on double occupancy(single supplement $1,150); airfare not included
  • Early bird registration bonus: Place your deposit by December 1, 2012, and receive a special package of books from participating tour authors that you can have autographed
  • Led by Amy Finley, author, chef, and Season 3 winner of The Next Food Network Star
  • Space is limited and tour is expected to sell out
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