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, might set up a new network of gastronomic cities to promote the culinary Heritage of French areas. Tourism ought to benefit from this good news.
The proposal made public on Friday final by the French Group "la Mission française du patrimoine et des cultures" under the umbrella of the French Ministry of Tradition, Agriculture and Foods, is to Create a community of "gastronomic cities" together with the Tours, Paris-Rungis, Dijon and probably Lyon.
5 major French cities have been candidates to symbolize this Cities, but only Beaune has been evicted from the competition but. Cities still running should full their official application with monetary contribution, the cultural content and the educative & scientific dimension of their mission. So the Ministers will announce their final choice by finish April this yr.
Development of an economic and touristic entity Launched in 2011, this mission 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 purpose was to offer France, by 2016, a new Promotion instrument for its culinary culture and to reinforce its gastronomic heritage, specific to overseas visitors.
The standards for the future Metropolis of gastronomy, requests that it combines each "to be a venue for culture and discovery" (conferences, exhibitions, heart for culinary creations and innovation…) a "resource and training Heart" (library, research center, information plateform for the Food & hospitality industry, workshops and programs…) and likewise a brand new economic and touristic entity (wine training center, wine tasting workshops, themed restaurants, banqueting venues, retailers, tourist information and gastronomy data centers..)
It's becoming very popular amongst group of overseas guests to organise a Wine and Gourmand tour in France, in stunning areas like Bordeaux, Dordogne or Burgundy. Within the Bordeaux Area, guests will first go to the Henessy brandy vineyard in cognac that originated from the 18th century, then a guided tour of the Médoc wine area to include the visit of the famous of the vineyard Lynch Bages and the village of Bages. Visitors additionally take pleasure in a guided tour of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion, listed on the World Unesco Listing .
In Dordogne, vacationers are searching for an authentic experience like visiting a local French Goose/Duck farm,specialised in "foie gras", tasting native products. 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 metropolis of artwork and history, is a pleasing city for strolling around, benefit from the quiet streets, the half-timbered houses with their colourful Burgundy roof tiles, the medieval partitions, the squares and parks, and the wonderful buying ,to not point out the various eating places and wine bars, serving the perfect of local produce and the world-famous wines of the region.
Not to be missed is the Lodge Dieu (or Hospices de Beaune), the fantastically restored 15th century hospital with its beautiful 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 value a visit, to not point out the numerous wine cellars in town and the beautiful wine chateaux of the Cotes de Beaune and Cotes de Nuits which supply excursions, tastings and the chance to purchase such famous wines as Pommard, Mersault and Nuits St Georges.