thirteenth January 2013
UNESCO has listed the gastronomic meal of the French to the Cultural Unesco Heritage.
French cities of Excursions, Paris-Rungis, Dijon, Lyon, may arrange a new network of gastronomic cities to advertise the culinary Heritage of French regions. Tourism ought to benefit from this good news.
The proposal made public on Friday last by the French Group "la Mission française du patrimoine et des cultures" beneath the umbrella of the French Ministry of Tradition, Agriculture and Meals, is to Create a community of "gastronomic cities" including the Excursions, Paris-Rungis, Dijon and possibly Lyon.
5 main French cities had been candidates to symbolize this Cities, but only Beaune has been evicted from the competition but. Cities still operating must complete their official software with financial contribution, the cultural content and the educative & scientific dimension of their undertaking. So the Ministers will announce their final resolution by end April this yr.
Development of an economic and touristic entity Launched in 2011, this venture of Cité de la Gastronomie, is following a registration by Unesco of the "gastronomic meal of the French" listed to the Unesco cultural Heritage of humanity in November 2010. The aim was to provide France, by 2016, a new Promotion instrument for its culinary culture and to enhance its gastronomic heritage, specific to abroad visitors.
The standards for the longer term City of gastronomy, requests that it combines each "to be a venue for culture and discovery" (conferences, exhibitions, middle for culinary creations and innovation…) a "useful resource and training Center" (library, research middle, data plateform for the Food & hospitality business, workshops and programs…) and in addition a brand new economic and touristic entity (wine training heart, wine tasting workshops, themed eating places, banqueting venues, retailers, vacationer info and gastronomy information centers..)
It's turning into very fashionable amongst group of abroad guests to organise a Wine and Gourmand tour in France, in stunning areas like Bordeaux, Dordogne or Burgundy. In the Bordeaux Region, visitors will first go to the Henessy brandy winery in cognac that originated from the 18th century, then a guided tour of the Médoc wine area to incorporate the visit of the well-known of the winery Lynch Bages and the village of Bages. Guests also enjoy a guided tour of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion, listed on the World Unesco Listing .
In Dordogne, vacationers are looking for an authentic experience like visiting a neighborhood French Goose/Duck farm,specialised in "foie gras", tasting local merchandise. They will even discover the wines of AOC Bergerac wines like Pécharmant, Madiran, Monbazillac ..
Going east of France to Burgundy, to Beaune, wine capital of Burgundy and city of art and historical past, is a pleasing city for strolling around, benefit from the quiet streets, the half-timbered houses with their colorful Burgundy roof tiles, the medieval walls, the squares and parks, and the superb shopping ,not to mention the various restaurants and wine bars, serving the very best of local produce and the world-well-known wines of the region.
To not be missed is the Resort Dieu (or Hospices de Beaune), the beautifully restored fifteenth century hospital with its gorgeous courtyard, fascinating reconstruction of its history and famous altarpiece by Flemish artist, Roger Van der Weyden. The cathedral of Notre Dame and the Wine Museum of Burgundy are also nicely worth a go to, to not point out the numerous wine cellars on the town and the beautiful wine chateaux of the Cotes de Beaune and Cotes de Nuits which supply tours, tastings and the chance to buy such well-known wines as Pommard, Mersault and Nuits St Georges.