James Martin's French Adventure

20 episodes

James Martin journeys through France to the locations that inspired his career and pays homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.

  • Episodes
  • James arrives at the Bois de Boulogne on race day at the Auteuil Hippodrome and James cooks leeks vinaigrette with salmon, and lamb cutlets with ratatouille.

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  • James arrives at the palace of Versailles. As well as beautiful grounds, it boasts an incredible market where James shops for ingredients for his sole Veronique.

    28 days left
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  • James arrives in one of his favourite cities in the world. It is an early start for him, because he is off to Rungis - one of the largest wholesale food markets in Europe.

    27 days left
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  • James arrives in the misty gardens of Claude Monet's house in Giverny and walks across the iconic Japanese bridge to gaze at the water lilies made famous by the artist.

    26 days left
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  • James's journey takes him to Pegasus Bridge - famous for the D-Day landings. In one of Normandy's many apple orchards, James prepares a dish of artichokes with hollandaise.

    25 days left
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  • James is in the city of Arles, famous for its Roman architecture and home to the largest market in Provence. James cooks a dish of John Dory using produce from the market.

    22 days left
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  • James is in the city of Arles, famous for its Roman architecture and home to the largest market in Provence. James cooks a dish of John Dory using produce from the market.

    21 days left
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  • James's culinary tour takes him to the Camargue, where he learns all about the Camargue bull and the delicate hand-harvested salty crust fleur de sel.

    20 days left
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  • James's journey takes him to Marseille, where he starts the day in the old port where the fishermen are selling fresh seafood, before searching for the best bouillabaisse.

    19 days left
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  • James's journey continues in St Tropez. On board a yacht, James makes the most of the local seafood, serving it en papillotte, before visiting old friend Michel Roux.

    18 days left
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  • James is in Burgundy, famous for its wines and mustard fields. Retracing Keith Floyd's visit 30 years ago, James stops at the same vineyard for a personal tour.

    15 days left
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  • On this leg of his trip, James is in Bresse, home of one France's most famous ingredients - the Bresse chicken and uses it in his splendid chicken blanquette.

    14 days left
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  • Heading east, James travels to the region of Jura. Local famer Matthew Tissot shows James around his orchard and teaches him about the region's remarkable apples and pears.

    13 days left
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  • James's travels lead him to the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy, where he wanders around the market and cooks dishes using delicious local tomatoes, red mullet and lobster.

    12 days left
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  • James Martin's travels around France continue in the city of Lyon, known as the gastronomic capital of France, where he explores the two sides of the culinary scene.

    11 days left
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  • Continuing his travels around France, James visits a region known for its traditional hearty cuisine, buried treasures and a love of all things duck - the Dordogne.

    8 days left
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  • James's travels around France take him to Charente, where he starts his journey in the heart of the Cognac region and pays a visit to the de La Rochefoucauld family.

    7 days left
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  • James visits Languedoc, famous for its wine and the hearty meaty dish, cassoulet. He turns up the heat with a steak cooked on a barbecue in the blazing sunshine.

    6 days left
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  • James's travels continue on the Canal du Midi. Starting in historic Carcassonne he joins the mass of tourists and cooks a delicious fish stew on the canal banks.

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  • James Martin embarks on a culinary tour around the country that inspired his career. In St Emilion he visits the kitchens where he worked as a lad more than 30 years ago.

    4 days left
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