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Lifestyle Vacations
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Lifestyle Vacations offers luxury culinary tours in France and in Portugal, designed for individuals and for small groups of up to 8 people. All programs you will find at Lifestyle Vacations are original, designed by Corinne Preteur. She is the creator and owner of Lifestyle Vacations. Corinne personally escorts her tours including hands-on cooking classes, wine tasting lessons, gourmet experiences in traditional and Michelin restaurants, visits to local producers, marketplace tours, cultural excursions, luxury boutique-hotels or private villas accommodation, transfers and transportation by private car or van. From Paris, to Provence and the Riviera, Lyon and Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Périgord, Loire Valley chateaux, Brittany and Normandy, Alsace, Porto and the Douro Valley, Lisbon and Alentejo, indulge in Corinne’s authentic destinations while enjoying its gastronomy, traditions, arts and culture.
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Pat G
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Delicious fun on-line cooking class via zoom
Apr 2021
Yesterday morning I spent a delicious 3 hours for a choux pastry class with Corrinne Preteur. we made two savory and one sweet dough.

gourgeres (cheese puffs) excellent small bites for appies

smoked salmon and cream cheese with dill - also small puff filled with the cream cheese

Profiteroles for dessert with chocolate ganache

so much fun for a small online group from other parts of the word. very well organized. recipes delicious. i will be doing another one for sure
Written 26 April 2021
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James L
Redding, Connecticut74 contributions
The Culinary Tour of a Life Time
Oct 2018 • Couples
We have traveled extensively throughout our lives around the world. Never however have we participated in a culinary tour. This past 10 days we toured with Corinne Preteur of Life Stye Vacations through the central part of Portugal. We visited few popular tourist sites as well as some wonderful hidden gems. In addition we had a number of cooking classes, the best being in Lisbon. The main course of our chef's teaching lunch/dinner was octopus. To obtain the menu items we visited a local market with him. That along with dinner preparation was a great learning experience and a lot of fun. Corrine, was outstanding, We enjoyed many laughs during our time with her. Every restaurant she selected was outstanding. The highlight was the one star Michelin restaurant near Cascais. This tour was truly unique for us and will never be forgotten. Corrine was a true delight.
Written 1 November 2018
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lkarvelis
Bethel, CT3 contributions
Wonderous culinary tour of Portugal with Corinne Preteur
Oct 2018 • Couples
My wife and I, along with another couple who are our dear friends, just spent nine days in lovely Portugal with our incredibly friendly, knowledgeable guide, Corinne Preteur. The venues, the sights, the food and the our new friendship with Corinne were treasures we will long remember. We have joined a growing club of ‘foodies’ who are being introduced to the magic of European culinary traditions and culture by an energetic, friendly and talented guide who has become our new “family” member!

We highly recommend that those seeking the individual attention and dedication to detail that a small group tour environment can only provide consider traveling with Corinne of Lifestyle Vacations. We can now vouch for the enthusiasm and top ratings given to Corinne by just about everyone who has toured with her. Her knowledge, unbounded energy and planning make for an enjoyable and memorable culinary vacation experience.

Written 1 November 2018
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Donna M
Dadeville, AL17 contributions
Amazing France experience
May 2018 • Friends
France is a wonderful experience. The countryside, people and food are all worthwhile. Corrine is a dedicated travel coordinator and an excellent food instructor. We had fun and enjoyed the local cuisine and how it’s prepared. The accommodations were lovely and enhanced the experience. Some of the best experiences were in the house preparing food, enjoying champagne and the products of our labor. The advertised focus of the trip was cooking with Hortense who is an amazing but eccentric woman. A different focus may be appropriate for future tours. I also think that the tour would benefit from improved communication regarding tipping expectations and itinerary changes. Overall it was a worthwhile trip and I’m glad I went.
Written 4 June 2018
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Thank you Donna for taking your time to post and review and provide your sincere feeling about the tour. I will consider it of course to always improve and make my tours totally unique. It has been such a pleasure guiding the tour and running cooking classes in La Maison de l'Abbaye in the Périgord. It was also a pleasure offering the complimentary transfer to your hotel in Paris by private van. Thank you for your good mood all along the tour. See you in the future (hope so!). All best, Corinne.
Written 7 June 2018
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jennyjustin
Miami, FL3 contributions
The Perfect Vacation for Cooking French
May 2018 • Friends
Thanks to Corinne at Lifestyle Vacations my group of friends enjoyed delicious food and wine tour created just for us. Corinne planned the perfect week including hands-on cooking classes, market visits and wine tastings throughout Provence. She reserved the perfect accommodations which made us feel like locals, and we visited places would would have never found on our own if we drove ourselves. Merci for the most comprehensive and fun vacations we could have ever asked for. We will be back and now all of our friends want to join the party!
Written 3 June 2018
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Thank you Jenny ! It's been a pleasure customizing the Provence itinerary, meeting you and guiding the tour as well. See you soon, next year for sure! All best, Corinne.
Written 7 June 2018
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loup211
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Cooking with Hortense
May 2018 • Friends
Excellent week in one of the most beautiful settings in France. Corinne Preteur is simply a delight to be around and is just an outstanding chef. The accommodations were simply perfect in a beautiful 12th century fully restored house. Meeting Danièle was a great experience, a truly remarkable and amazing woman. A real privilege!
Written 30 May 2018
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Thank you so much for your post Lourdes! I'm glad you enjoyed my tour, and my cooking classes as well. Thank you for your constructive remarks I agree... I'll consider it for sure. "Merci beaucoup"... and I hope we'll have the chance to see each other in the future and share precious moments as we did in the Périgord (South West of France). Warmest Regards, Corinne.
Written 2 June 2018
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FredCathyL
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
Week in Loire Valley
Apr 2018 • Friends
Corinne provided a exceptional and unforgettable experience of a lifetime for me. We spent a week with Corinne as our guide for her Loire Valley tour. We visited breathtaking chateaus, Michelin restaurants, and stayed at a wonderful B&B. And all along this adventure, Corinne provided her expert knowledge of food and history, warm and generous hospitality, and a charming and fun sense of humour. All parts of this tour exceeded my expectations.
Written 27 April 2018
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Thank you Cathy for your beautiful review. It has been such a delight guiding this tour and cooking with all of you! See you soon...
Written 28 April 2018
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Faith C
Seattle, WA10 contributions
"Week Cooking Class and Excursions in Normandy"
Jul 2017 • Solo
It was a exquisite and fantastic experience. I had taken a tour with Corinne two years prior and had a wonderful experience. This time, it was just the two of us. My birthday was also during the week of the tour and Corinne made me feel so special. I appreciated all the attention to detail, cooking instructions, the private tours given and friendship built during the trip. I highly recommend this and am going to make this a yearly trip :)
Written 25 July 2017
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charlottasweb
Minneapolis, MN1 contribution
Week Cooking Class outside Bordeaux in wine country
May 2017 • Couples
Outstanding experience with Corinne, our tour guide, chef instructor and now, a new good friend. A wonderful time with great food and wine, with two of our very good friends and Corinne. Watch out, it was close to a ten pound trip!!!
Written 27 June 2017
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Tracy L
2 contributions
Pastry paradise
Apr 2017 • Family
I visited Paris and took an incredible pastry class with Corinne. She was wonderful, she catered to all experience levels and made the class fun, exciting and engaging for me and my 11 & 9 year old daughters. We had the best time, and continue to bake on our own at home!! I highly recommend.
Written 15 May 2017
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