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Lifestyle Vacations France & Portugal

 Lifestyle Vacations, the Leader in luxury Culinary Tours to France, now offers tours to Portugal & Switzerland. 

All programs you will find at Lifestyle Vacations are original, created by Corinne A. Preteur. It is designed for individuals, and small groups limited to 6 or 8 people. Programs include hands-on cooking classes run by expert cooks and Master Chefs, visits to producers, connections with local people, cultural tours, gourmet experiences at Michelin-star restaurants, and luxury villa, boutique-hotel or privatized guest house accommodations. Corinne personally guides the tours throughout France and Portugal.

Lifestyle Vacations France & Portugal is a trade mark of SARL Antilope Paris-based company, founded in 1991 by Corinne A. Preteur. Antilope company’s first business included TV Productions, Communications, Press & public relations for the food and wine industry, restaurants, and travel companies at the international. SARL Antilope has partnered with Birmingham Associates in Boston, USA for more than ten years. Corinne Preteur and Lauren Birmingham-Piscitelli started culinary tour business in 2002. Lifestyle Vacations France & Portugal is a Cooking Vacations Italy sister-company.

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Who we are...

Corinne A. Preteur
Founder and Director

Born in Paris, and raised in the Loire Valley, Corinne has spent many years in the USA, working first for Hasbro Milton Bradley (Massachusetts and Rhode Island), and partnering with Birmingham Associates in Boston, then.

Within her long professional career, Corinne has organized and guided numerous VIP tours and press trips worldwide. She has an extensive knowledge in France history, food, wine and gastronomy in general.

Corinne is the creator, owner and director of Lifestyle Vacations France, and the founder of Paris-based Antilope Productions company and Côté Loisirs TV France. Corinne is a well known French journalist, a photographer, and a member of France travel writers, and food critics associations. She’s being cooking and baking since her young age… trained by Master chefs!

Sophie Charransol
Tour Guide

Sophie is born and raised in Vaucluse, Provence. She escort Lifestyle Vacations tours for individuals and small groups up to 8 people.

Exploring Provence with Sophie is such an exciting adventure, as she guides you through the most picturesque hamlets, historic sites and cities, and to tiny quaint villages through narrow streets and paths which link to local people and to breathtaking landscapes.

Sophie drives a luxury air-conditioned minibus in Provence which is popular for its lavender fields, olive groves, hilltop villages and fabulous markets.

Our Chefs

Chef Audrey, Lyon

Chef Aurelie, Lyon

Chef Jean-Marc, Provence

Chef Carole, Brittany


Chef Patricia, Versailles

Chef Patricia

Chef Noemie, Paris

Chef Noemie, Paris

Chef Marie, Provence

Chef Marie



Chef Myriam, Bordeaux

Chef Myriam, Bordeaux

 Chef Philippe, Loire Valley

Chef Philip, Loire Valley

 Chefs Anouck & Joris, Brittany

Chefs Anouk éééé