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Champagne - Burgundy
Discover two French wine regions among the most famous and prestigious in the world and enjoy their wines and gastronomic delights as well as the richness of their cultural heritage and the beauty of their monuments.
Reims / Hautvillers / Epernay
Pick-up at 9 am from Paris, drive strait to Reims, the Capital of Champagne.
Visit and tasting of a prestigious Champagne house with characteristic chalky cellars in Taittinger, Veuve-Cliquot, Pommery, Mumm, or Ruinart... You will see also the majestic Reims Gothic cathedral where most French Kings were crowned and the lively city center. Lunch in Reims or on the way to Epernay.
Visit Hautvillers, attractive village on the southern slope of the Montagne de Reims, with old houses and hand-painted wrought-iron signs, it forms part of the three top wine-growing areas of Ay, Hautvillers and Avenay.
Dom Perignon (1638-1715), who is buried in the old abbey church, was in charge of the cellars of the Benedictine abbey. The monk was the first to blend various wines to produce Champagne. He also supervised the double fermentation process and initiated the use of cork. Dom Perignon invented the science of Champagne and personifies the spirit of the Champagne people, a mix of method and audacity.
Epernay is with Reims, the main wine-growing center of the Champagne region and the meeting point of three major wine-growing areas: the Montagne de Reims, the Côte des Blanc and the Marne Valley. Visit a famous Champagne house on the avenue de Champagne.
In the afternoon, visit to a smaller Champagne producer in the 'Montagne de Reims' or in the Marne valley.
Dinner and accommodation near Epernay
Dijon / Excursion along the "Grand Crus wine Road"
Pick-up early from Reims, drive straight to Dijon.
Former capital of one of the most important duchy in Europe, Dijon offers an exceptional cultural patrimony, such as the 'Palais des Ducs' and the Fine Arts Museum. Walking tour along the "owl's trail" and lunch.
In the afternoon, departure for our tour of great Vintage Wines Road (Route des Grands Crus) :
Drive through the vineyards that hold the illustrious names of the Burgundy wines such as Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Vosnes-Romanée, Nuit-Saint-Georges, Aloxe-Corton ... to get to the town of Beaune
Tour of the historical Clos de Vougeot, built by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. Surrounded by magnificent vineyards, it houses prestigious cellars and collections of winepresses from the Middle Ages.
Arrival in Beaune, ancient city with a splendid architectural heritage and Capital of the Burgundy wines. Visit the 'Marché du Vin'(or equivalent) wine cellars, dating from the 13th/14th century, where you will be able to taste about 10 different wines!
Dinner and accommodation near Beaune
Beaune / Pommard / Meursault / la Rochepot / Paris
Visit the Hôtel-Dieu, a marvel of Burgundian-Flemish art.
The medieval building, with its preserved decor and magnificent colored glazed tiles, houses the famous polyptych of the Last Judgment, by Rogier van der Weyden, masterpiece of Flemish art.
From the 15th century until recently it served as a charitable hospital, it is now an impressive repository of art and mementos of customs and medical practices in medieval Burgundy.
Picturesque drive through the vineyards of the white Burgundy from Beaune to the impressive setting of château de La Rochepot.
Wine tasting in the little town of Meursault, where the white wines, with a taste of hazelnut, dry and mellow at the same time, are considered among the best in the world.
Wine tasting and lunch in Pommard. Who has never heard this famous name, inextricably linked with the tradition of wine-making ? The village huddles tightly around its square bell-towered church as if to leave room for the vines ! Appreciated by such great men such as Victor Hugo, the wines of Pommard are outstanding.
Return to Paris, end of our services.
|Car / size||2 pers.||3 pers.||4 pers.||5 pers.||6 pers.||7 pers.||8 pers.|
|Sedan||€ 1890||€ 1490|
|Minibus||€ 1290||€ 1205||€ 1120||€ 1060||€ 1015|
Single room supplement : € 170.
The price per person includes:
- Transportation from and back to Paris by car or van up to 8 passengers,
- The services of a Licensed guide in English,
- 2 overnight stays in luxury 4-star hotel and castle-hotels,
- 2 gourmet dinners (except beverages),
- 2 breakfasts buffet,
- The entrance fees to all the monuments and museums mentioned in the program, the wine tasting mentioned in the program.
Lunches, personal expenses.