The Thrill of the Chase

Forget the magnificent red wine. Visitors to the Abbaye du Val des Choues, a 12th century Cistercian monastery in Burgundy, may come away with a real souvenir—"les honneurs," the foot of a wild boar. But only if they catch the beast first. Since 1999 Inès Monot, co-owner of Val des Choues, has been opening her home and her hunt in the lush forests to adventurous Europeans. With a ban on fox hunting looming in England and Wales she is seeing a growing number of visitors from across the channel. So far this season (which runs from mid-October to March) 70 British...

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