France is renowned for its food and wine and it’s no surprise there are plenty of festivals to celebrate. Traveling by car with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is the easiest way to cross the Channel for a night or a long weekend for one of these events.
Enjoy the pleasures of traveling in your own personal space, without having to worry about baggage allowance and tedious queues at the airport. Plus, you’ll have plenty of room to store all the goodies you bought at the festival to enjoy at home.
Le Shuttle is the fastest way to reach the continent: the crossing only takes 35 minutes and it is closer to the road network on arrival in France. A Flexiplus upgrade means motorists can simply turn up and board the next train directly without queuing.
Here is a selection of 2022 food and wine festivals easily accessible by car from the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais:
Taste of Paris – May 12-15
A four-day festival where you can taste some of the most delicious dishes in Paris in taster portions, served by the chefs themselves in their pop-up restaurants. Whether they are starred, trendsetters or future young talents, Taste of Paris warmly welcomes today’s most sought-after chefs to provide you with an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Inaugural Bordeaux Wine Week – June 16-19
In 2022, the city will host Bordeaux Wine Week for the first time, bringing together events dedicated to French and international wines and spirits.
Toulouse at the table – September
Visit the city’s Toulouse à Table festival and dive into the cuisine of southwestern France. Besides the famous Toulouse dishes like cassoulets or Toulouse sausages, there are many other new and delicious treats to discover. The festival lasts two weeks and events include a food truck night, food talks and banquets, with something for every type of foodie.
Gastronomy Festival – September 24-25
The Festival de la Cuisine Française is an event that celebrates French flavors and gastronomy. It takes place every year on the last weekend of September and aims to promote all the delights of French cuisine.
The Chablis Wine Festival – October 22-23
Each year, La Fête du Vin de Chablis is held on the fourth weekend of October, and brings together several thousand visitors including wine lovers, professionals, connoisseurs and newcomers to the world of wine. Many activities are offered including the baptism of the new vintage, tastings of all levels of appellation through different vintages offered by around forty producers of Chablis and Grand Auxerrois.
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There are also stands run by local producers, walks in the vineyards and lots of entertainment for children.
Festival belly party – October 2022
The Stomach Festival and the Normandy Gastronomy Festival of Rouen have become the unmissable gastronomic rendezvous of the region. The first takes place in the historic city center around the Place du Vieux Marché and Rue Rollon on the third weekend of October.
Local products, gastronomic heritage and pride of the region, are offered for tasting and sale. Apples, cheeses, ciders, meats, dairy products, jams and sweets await you. Great chefs, craftsmen and local producers animate the stalls which highlight the specialties of the Normandy region. These two days of celebration are an unmissable event for foodies and gourmets.
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