WEEKEND – WINE AND REGION – CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE – AVIGNON – 3 DAYS
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WEEKEND – WINE AND REGION – CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE – AVIGNON – 3 DAYS

WEEKEND – WINE AND REGION – CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE – AVIGNON – 3 DAYS

WEEKEND – WINE AND REGION – CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE – AVIGNON – 3 DAYS

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a controlled designation of origin wine produced in the communes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Orange, Bédarrides, Courthézon and Sorgues, in Vaucluse. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is raised in an inimitable pebble ocean and is a wine of southern Côtes du Rhône. High quality vineyard.

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WEEKEND – WINE AND REGION – AVIGNON – 3 DAYS

Day 1: DAY DISCOVERY & CULTURE – AVIGNON



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Discovery of Avignon, the old town and the famous Palais des Papes famous worldwide for being the capital of the papacy from 1309 to 1376. Avignon is proud of its impressive Papal Palace, residence of popes and the centre of Catholic power for nearly a century. All around are churches, chapels, convent and mansions, secured by a ring of ramparts. Discover the Cité des Papes by foot: 4 signposted walks (Promenade des Doms, the promenade Joseph Vernet, the walk of the Dyers, promenade Carreterie) allow you to discover the attractions of the city, churches, chapels, the old streets and mansions. Discover in the old Avignon behind the castle of the Popes the famous wine bar “Cow Checked ”with its superb wine cellar of the XVI th century. North of Avignon, the wines of Côtes du Rhône. Known in the US as in Japan and in China, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a popular wine with lots of character. On the old papal territory winemakers have shaped the land in their own special way to draw the best grapes, Clos des Papes is a historical terroir! Let yourself go to tasting areas of Châteauneuf du Pape 

Visit the Palais des Papes, the bridge

Lunch is at your own discretion (restaurant recommended in a travel book)

Dinner in a Provencal Mas (superior)

Accommodation in a Provencal farmhouse (superior)


Day 2: DISCOVERY DAY WINE – AOC CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE



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Morning: Field of Beaurenard

In the XIV th century, during their stay in Avignon, the Popes, especially John XXII, built the Pontifical castle Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Seduced by the exceptional terroir, they developed the vineyards on the hillsides surrounding the Castle.

The Beaurenard Domain has been a family estate for 7 generations to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A deed of 16 December 1695, mentions “Bois Renard,” which became over the years “ Beauregard “.

A land blessed by the gods

The pebbles, 

The 13 varieties, the sun and the Mistral are since centuries the fundamental appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The soil in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is unique: its large stones, heated by the sun, in soil providentially spread a gentle heat, favoring maturity and concentration of grapes. The estate has the “Symphony of 13 varieties”characteristic of the appellation, bringing aromatic complexity, power and balance.

For red wines, 4 dominant Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, supplemented by Counoise, spangle, black and Terret Vaccarèse. The white wines are made from white grape varieties: Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, white Grenache, Picpoul and Picardan. The average age of the vines is about 45 years old with a yield, Chateauneuf, ranging from 15 to 35 hl / ha.

A Rasteau , the soil is clay and limestone with a basement of blue clay, on slopes and terraces face south. The yields are low (from 25 to 38 hl / ha).

Discover music “Symphony of 13 varieties”

Visit the area: a guided tour (in French or English Other language options) cellars (winery, aging cellars, bottling …) and tasting of 3 wines of the production.

PM: Visit the wine museum in Châteauneuf

A museum which was developed in 2014 under the theme of Trades Vigneron .

Equipped with free audio guides, the tour of the winery has become a must see learning path for all wine lovers wishing to explore the typical qualities of a great wine earth as the Rhône Valley.

Illustrated with magnificent light scenery, you will discover two spaces devoted entirely to the art of wine. Method of cultivation, wine or service council, all will be exposed to you during your visit to the Brotte Wine Museum. Illustrated with few tools dating back to the oldest of the 14th century, you will discover in particular the Rhone valley, its names and their typical characteristics. The Brotte Wine Museum is located in the family house. It also houses the tasting room and sales area where all the wines are presented to you.

Tasting of 3 wines of the Domaine Brotte

Lunch is at your own discretion

Dinner in a Provencal farmhouse (cat. Superior)

Accommodation in a Provencal Mas (cat. Superior)


Day 3: CAMPAIGN DAY – FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE – L’Isle Sur La Sorgue



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The site of this huge Fontaine de Vaucluse has an impressive spring which flows at the foot of a 230m high cliff and it is the most powerful in France (and the world’s fifth).  With emerald green waters which are usually calm during summer and become spectacular in flood period (fall and spring) the beautiful green banks gives a real delight to walkers. Isle sur la Sorgue and its canals, achieved international fame by the large number of antique shops (open especially on weekends) and the many art and painting galleries. Twice a year, at Easter and on August 15th more than 500 antique shops give present their treasures to customers coming from the 4 corners of the world …

Lunch at your own discretion (recommended in Fontaine de Vaucluse – restaurants recommended in a travel book)

Departure in the afternoon or evening

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE FROM 8 PEOPLE

Individual departure supplement (2 people)

CALENDAR OF DEPARTURES:

March: 12/26 April: 9/23 May: 14/28
June: 11/25 July: 16/30 August: 20
September: 3/17 October: 1/15 November: 5

 


THE PRICE INCLUDES:
* 2 nights with breakfast in a Provencal farmhouse (superior)
* 2 dinners (excluding drinks)
* Car rental with unlimited mileage included all-risk insurance (car with optional driver-guide, guide in your language optional on request)
* Insurance during your tour
* The wine tasting indicated in the program
* The cellar visits indicated in the program
* A visit to the wine museum
* A visit to the Palais des Papes in Avignon, the bridge

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Flights
* The airport transfer or other transfer services(between the hotels and airport, train station etc)
- According to your time of arrival or departure you might need to plan an additional night
- We are able to receive you and send you anywhere you wish in France(an airport,a train station, or a street…)
* Meals except for the ones specified above
* Beverages other than the ones specified above
* The hotel taxes (city tax or others)
* Tips, Personal expenses and any extra arrangements
* As marked in the Fuel Policies of Car hire companies, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and must be returned full, missing fuel will be charged on your return.
* Cancellation fees
* Anything not mentioned under “The price includes”

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR BOOKING

TAXES

Hotel taxes are not included in our programs. They are variable and will be demanded directly by the hotels before your leaving. The taxes can be different between the hotels even if they are in a same standard or have same stars.

CANCELLATION IN HIGH SEASONS

Regardless of the cancellation fees set out in our terms and conditions, some providers and hotels may apply different rules in high seasons. These terms of payment and cancellation will be specified in each reservation.  You will be informed  right after your booking. It happens that the hotels require the total booking value in case of cancellation.

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