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Deep Inside France: Part 1

Paris, Champagne & Burgundy


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Sunday, April 7th to Saturday, Avril 13th
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Day 1: Arrival in Paris

As from 4pm, check in at your hotel in Paris – Hotel le Six**** or similar

Hotel le Six**** in Paris - or similar
Near the Jardins du Luxembourg and Le Bon Marché, the hotel is located in the heart of Paris Rive Gauche. The hotel le Six offers all the services of a four-star hotel (air-conditioned rooms, free wifi, business corner…). With its nice and cosy atmosphere, it represents the French capital!

Hotel le Six

Accommodation for 1 night in a Classic room with breakfasts and taxes included. Dinner is at your leisure.



Day 2: Exclusive experience at Veuve Clicquot

Pick up

9.00AM: Transfer in a comfortable minibus from Paris to Reims.

At your arrival in Reims, meet with your English-speaking guide.

 

Tour and Champagne tasting lunch

The roots of this Champagne are in Passy-Grigny, a village in the Marne Valley where a famous priest, had a visionary and promising idea… The generous epicurean was an iconic vine growing figure in this Marne Valley’s village. He loved eating in the village vine growers’ homes and brightened up banquets with his passion. Heknew that the wine they served at mealtimes to enjoy every day had a bright future...

The vineyards in the Marne Valley area, e.g. the village of Passy-Grigny, have been sculpted by several little streams running into the Marne. Passy-Grigny stands at the top of the hills meaning it is exposed to very different elements which gives Meunier its own unique personality.

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Veuve Clicquot: Tour and Champagne tasting

Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, the house played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of Bourgeoisie and Nobility throughout Europe. After the death of her Husband, in 1805, Barbe Nicole Ponsardin known as the widow Clicquot (veuve in French) became the first woman to take over a Champagne house. Under Madame Clicquot's guidance, the firm focused entirely on the last, to great success. She will also revolutionned the techniques of Champagne making process... Therefore she was named “La Grande Dame de la Champagne”. 


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Drop off

Around 5.00pm, drop off at your hotel:



Hotel de la Paix**** in Reims - or similar

Right in the heart of Reims, magical capital of the Champagne region, you will find the Best Western Hôtel de la Paix. This island of calm is located just a stone’s throw from the shops and the Cathedral. Between old stones & and new design, the Best Western Hotel de la Paix welcomes you with 169 fully equipped and air-conditioned modern bedrooms full of charm.


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Accommodation for 2 nights in a Privilege room with breakfasts and taxes included. Dinner is at your leisure.



Day 3: Exclusive experience at Moet et Chandon


Pick up

9.00AM: Your English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel.


Reims Cathedral: Guided tour

Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, with more than 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel, its impressive stained glass windows, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. King Clovis was baptized there around 498, starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France were crowned here.


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Wine tasting lunch at a local domain

This house is located in the typical “champenois” village of Monthelon, in the heart of the Southern slopes of Epernay’s vineyards, famous for the Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.

This family was vine grower since the 18th century with 7 hectares but created its own champagne house in 1947. The owner is proud to represent the 4th generation of wine maker and welcomes you to get together for a traditional champagne lunch. He will show you how to match his wines to a French meal to emphasize the aromatic complexity of the different Champagne “Cuvées”.

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Moet & Chandon: tour and Champagne tasting

Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet it becomes within 40 year the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon 1st. This Champagne is also sold to many important historical events among which King Edwards VII’s coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc…It is probably nowadays the most famous Champagne brand around the world.

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Drop off

Around 5.00pm, drop off at your hotel.

Dinner is at your leisure.

Overnight at your hotel in Reims.



Day 4: Exclusive experience around Chablis


Pick up

Check-out after breakfast.

9.00am: Your private English-speaking driver guide meets you at your hotel.

Transfer to Chablis.


Tour and picnic lunch at a local domain in Chablis

Chablis

Beaune: Guided tour

Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy’s famous vineyards, Pommard, Corton-Charlemagne, Romanée-Conti, Meursault, Santenay and Savigny-les-Beaune bring a twinkle to the eyes of wine lovers; Beaune is famous for the Hospice de Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu). Wine tasting, museums, leisure activities, Wine Auction and cellars. 

It is from the 15th century that Beaune experienced a real boom: economic, political and financial with the Hotel-Dieu, opened in 1452. Nicolas Rolin and his wife Guigone Salins gave a humanist dimension to the city since the hospices welcomed only the seriously ill and underprivileged people.



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Drop off

Around 5.00pm, drop off at your hotel.



Hotel Henri II**** in Beaune - or similar

The Henry II hotel welcomes you in an auspicious and comfortable atmosphere. This beautiful home has combined charm and tradition, partially listed as a Historic French Monument, is located at the entrance of Beaune. First Hotel Ecolabel of Burgundy, the Hotel Henry II has been able to propose an art of living that reconciles modernity and respect the environment. The air-conditioned and soundproof rooms are equipped with free Wifi.

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Accommodation for 3 nights in a Superior room with breakfasts and taxes included. Dinner is at your leisure.



Day 5: Exclusive experience in Côte de Nuits, Route des Grands Crus


Pick up

9.00am: Your private English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel.


Full day around Côte de Nuits
Scenic drive through the Route des Grands Crus

Picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy. We will take advantage of being in those prestigious vineyards to explain the Terroir and the different steps needed along the year to harvest the best Pinot Noir possible.

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Clos Vougeot: guided tour (includes entrances)

Founded in 1098 by monks, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot covers 50 hectares. The castle houses the brotherhood of the knights of the tastevin. Its wines are ones of the most famous in Burgundy with a Grand Crus: Le Clos Vougeot.

Today the vineyard is divided between 80 owners.


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Lunch at a local restaurant - drinks included

Dijon: guided tour of the town

In Roman times Dijon was a crossroads between northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

In the 14th century it was here that the Valois Dukes of Burgundy founded one of the most brilliant courts in Europe. Dijon then became the seat of the order of the Golden Fleece.

From the Renaissance onwards, the townhouses of the Nobles of the Robe reshaped this “city of a hundred towers”.

Dijon's pedestrian streets wind between medieval houses, churches and Renaissance townhouses. The Place de la Libération, created by Hardouin-Mansart, is one of the loveliest squares in France. In summer, its sunny café terraces are perfect for a city break....


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Wine tasting in Beaune

This Domaine is an important vineyard in the Côte de Beaune. The wine cellars and the winery are located in Beaune, in the Place Saint-Jacques. Its owner has extensive experience in the wine world, having worked for twenty years in sales of Burgundy wines on the French market. The area offers a wide range of different wines, classified under various names, including several 1st Crus and Grand Crus, whether white or red.


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Drop off

Around 5.00pm, drop off at your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Beaune.

Dinner is at your leisure.



Day 6: Exclusive experience in Burgundy, the Hospices de Beaune

Pick up

9.00am: Your private English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel.

Full day tour around Côte de Beaune

Hospices de Beaune: Guided tour (includes entrances)
Hospices Civils de Beaune which have, since their foundation in 1443 by the Chancellor Nicolas Rolin, kept their doors open to everyone without interruption. This institution, unique in its historical and wine-producing, is closely connected with the economic life of the region.

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Wine tasting lunch at  a local domain

In 1860, the owner set up with passion his own firm in Santenay, a village in the heart of the vineyards in southern Côte d’Or - Burgundy. 
Their wine has been taken abroad to the tables of England, The Netherlands and The United States. 

Their wines are matured in oak barrels which are meticulously combined and adapted to the origin of the grapes and the vintage. 
The wines repose in the vaulted cellars for 12 to 18 months. Regular tastings and technical analyses are realized in order to follow the evolution and guarantee the quality and authenticity of the wines. 


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Sightseeing of the vineyards: Meursault, Pommard, Volnay

Welcome to the spirit of France!

While we are in the vineyards we will give you a clear and entertaining presentation of the difference between the appellations “Village, 1er Cru and Grand Crus”. Here the Chardonnay is at its best!

Tour and wine tasting at a local domain

In 1848, the owner was only 24 when he founded his own wine house. The railway had just arrived in Meursault and Jean had the intuition that it would help make the fame of Burgundian wines. The name soon became synonymous to great white Burgundy wines. The cellars date back to the 15th century and are among the most prestigious in Burgundy.

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Drop off

Around 5.00pm, drop off at your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Beaune.

Dinner is at your leisure.



Day 7: Departure from Burgundy

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END OF SERVICES



This tour includes

Day 1: Arrival in Paris

Hotel le Six**** in Paris

Day 2: Exclusive experience at Veuve Clicquot

Transportation in comfortable minibus, English speaking guide, Pick up, Transfer from Paris to Reims, Wine tasting lunch at a local domain, Veuve Clicquot: Tour and Champagne tasting , Drop off, Hotel de la Paix**** in Reims, or similar.

Day 3: Exclusive experience at Moet et Chandon

Transportation in comfortable minibus, English speaking guide, Pick up, Reims Cathedral: Guided tour, Wine tasting lunch at a local domain, Moet & Chandon: tour and Champagne tasting, Drop off, Hotel de la Paix**** in Reims, or similar.

Day 4: Exclusive experience around Chablis

Transportation in comfortable minibus, English speaking guide, Pick up, Transfer to Chablis, Tour and picnic lunch at a local domain in Chablis, Beaune: Guided tour, Drop off, Hotel Henri II**** in Beaune, or similar.

Day 5: Exclusive experience in Côte de Nuits, Route des Grands Crus

Transportation in comfortable minibus, English speaking guide, Pick up, Scenic drive through the Route des Grands Crus, Clos Vougeot : guided tour (includes entrances), Lunch at a local restaurant – drinks included (3-course meal, ½ water, ¼ wine, coffee), Dijon: guided tour of the town, Tour and wine tasting at a local domain, Drop off, Hotel Henri II**** in Beaune, or similar.

Day 6: Exclusive experience in Burgundy, the Hospices de Beaune

Transportation in comfortable minibus, English speaking guide, Pick up, Hospices de Beaune: Guided Tour (includes entrances), Wine tasting lunch at a local domain, Sightseeing of the vineyards (Meursault, Pommard, Volnay), Tour and wine tasting at a local domain, Drop off, Hotel Henri II**** in Beaune, or similar.

Day 7: Departure from Burgundy

END OF SERVICES

 

Providers are subject to change according to their availability upon reservation. Should they not be available, we will offer you alternatives of same standard.


This tour doesn't include

Extras, options, personal expenses, dinners, other meals, other drinks, other visits, extra hour (75 € per hour with a maximum of 2 hours per day), tips.

Hotels and activities are subject to availability until final booking.

 
Features
Size of groupLimited to 20 people
Duration of the tour7 days & 6 nights
Type of tourGroup tour
LanguageEnglish
GuideThis tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns.
LunchLunches included as mentioned
TransportationCoach
MealsBreakfasts included as mentioned
DestinationParis, Champagne, Burgundy
 
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