Sojourner Tour Company, a local business that offers culinary tours of France, knows that not everybody can splurge on a leisurely trip to Paris, but next month, they are hosting a food tour here to show off the French wonders to be discovered in Central Texas.

The daylong tour Feb. 28, which costs $125, "will give local residents an opportunity to discover places French expats shop for foods typically enjoyed in France," including meals and a wine tasting at local restaurants, visits to area boutiques and a game of petanque.

This tour will be guided by Francis Mathieu, a professor at Southwestern University who teaches a course on the history of French gastronomy. Find more details here at