Excellent service as always. Thank you Matthew!
I love booking through you. You make everything so easy and stress free. We had a wonderful time with my son, his fiancee and her family. Thanks again for all your help and customer care pre, during and post booking.
As usual, Jenson did an excellent job - no stress - everything went as planned.
Neil. What a legend!
Sarah and the team are always so helpful and great at getting back to me!
Everything worked very well. The two bedroom apartment was excellent. It was quiet and comfortable with a good sized sitting room. The staff were very helpful and it was in a good location.
Excellent service - very proactive. Never had to chase them
Fantastic service as usual. Thanks Nicole
Darryl Hansford was fantastic. Incredibly efficient and helpful and we will definitely use DialAFlight again
Point of information - the railway line in Corsica runs from Ajaccio to Bastia. I would recommend booking flights to either Ajaccio or Bastia for most tourists as Figari is a longish way from anywhere much. On the plus side we did see most of the island which is stunning!
Kelly sorted out problems with airline strikes, effortlessly. Amazing service!
Hotel was amazing. Walking distance from old town and other tourist attractions. Very close to tram and train stations. Can’t fault in any way
Real personal touch with follow up phone call just before holiday checking things were OK. Excellent help and service
A very good integrated team approach to supporting us
The only holiday company that keeps its promise and return your calls when they say they will. Definitely go the extra mile on service
Would use Matthew any time I am travelling
I dealt with Micky who delivered everything needed and with a personal touch. My son who was traveling enjoyed the no fuss flight.
Saf was so helpful. Finding a seat and sending a paper ticket for a non frequent flyer. Thank you so much
And Easyjet was on time both ways!
Great communication as usual. Thank you.
Lovely customer service
From our first contact with Jeff Lee, who at short notice, organised the perfect trip to Paris for my family (the outstanding Lancaster on the Champs Elysees, a great location for exploring Paris) to organising cars for transport to and from the hotel I could not recommend your team highly enough. However, the sign of a great agent is when things go wrong and when our flight with easyJet was cancelled at short notice to return home and following a frantic call for help he and his team swung into action and within minutes secured us a return flight home on an alternative carrier boarding the flight with 5 minutes to spare! From now on there will be just one place we will go to source our family trips
Always amazing service from Cameron - I recommend you guys to everyone
Superb from start to finish and particularly appreciated Gavin's prompt rearranging of our cancelled BA flights and help with car hire.
I will certainly use you again! Thank you so much
Room a little small, otherwise great!
Great service as usual - thank you!
Excellent in all aspects - I have been using the DialAFlight services for over 15 years.
Thanks for your efficient service
Jessica is the best
Lyon makes you fat - or can do if you don't follow the advice of celebrity chef Raymond Blanc. I happen to be travelling on the inaugural Eurostar service from London to Lyons in the company of the Michelin-starred owner of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.
He's a passionate ambassador for Lyonnais cooking, with good reason.
France's third largest city has a staggering 16 Michelin-starred restaurants and stupendous food markets - as well as Paul Bocuse, France's most celebrated chef, who is still - at 89 - turning out the very finest quenelles de brochet, a delicate mousseline of local freshwater pike.
But how to avoid getting fat? 'Never eat the whole head of a cow,' says M Blanc. 'Concentrate on a few parts, like the ears.'
I soon find myself dining on food cooked by a master of Michelin cuisine, Anthony Bonnet, head chef at my hotel, the Cour des Loges.
In the candlelit courtyard restaurant M Bonnet suggests a menu de dégustation. Fresh asparagus accompanied by a buttery oyster broth. Then exquisite cod, infused with cinnamon. The pink lamb and rosemary is swirled with wild hazelnut oil.
Cheese follows - including cellar-aged tomme from the nearby mountains, and a sticky Burgundian epoisses.
The next day I visit Les Halles Paul Bocuse, the food market. I've come to have a cooking lesson with chef Philippe Lechat, but first he offers me a tour of the various stands. Stallholders here are sages whose advice is received with as much reverence as if dispensed by an Old Testament prophet.
Back at Philippe's class, he sets me to work on a fresh tuna and mango timbale, showing me how to chop, de-seed and then rub the vanilla into the tuna until we have a mixture that tastes like some heavenly Pacific island.
There's more to Lyon than food. There's the cobble-and-clock-tower old town; the city art gallery (with Picassos and Matisses) and the startling new Confluence Museum. There are boat trips along the city's two rivers, and trendy rooftop nightclub Sucre.
The city also has homespun bistros, where Lyonnais cuisine was born.
There's blood sausage, cow's feet and pig muzzle, terrines, pickled herrings and flageolet bean salads.
Tomorrow I've booked myself into another Michelin-starred restaurant. Lunch is unlikely to be cow's feet or even cow's ears. But if it is, they'll doubtless be carefully balanced with Chablis, cream and an artful twirl of citrus.
First published in the Mail Online - October 2015
More articles below...
Not quite what you're looking for?
We can easily customise an offer to suit your exact requirements