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From Paris: Private 5-Day Wine and Sightseeing Tour in Provence and the Burgundy Wine Region

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From Paris: Private 5-Day Wine and Sightseeing Tour in Provence and the Burgundy Wine Region

What you'll do

Discover the highlights of Burgundy and Provence during this 5-day Private trip for 2 to 6 people by our Mercedes minivan visiting Nice, Provence, Cote-d'Azur and Burgundy starting from Paris with Hotel Pick upIn Provence, Cote-d'Azur and Burgundy, You'll enjoy Sightseeings in Lyon, Avignon, Nimes, Roussillon, ArlesVisits of Chablis, Beaune, Pommard, Orange, Beaux-de-Provence, Gordes, Bustiers-Sainte-Marie7 Wine degustations in Chablis, Beaune, Pommard, Chateauneuf du PapeEntrance tickets: Hotel Dieu in Beaune, Palace des Papes  in Avignon, Roman Theatre in Orange, Pont-du-Gard aqueduct-bridge, Nimes ArenaWe try our best to show You what we know and love ourselves. After 5 day You can continue Your stay in Nice / Cote-d'Azur Yourself or come back to Paris by TGV train.More multi-day tours in France and day-trips from Paris by Clewel Travel.

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Itinerary

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    Important ! - This is a Private Experience. The description below is a basic itinerary which can be customised. We pick up all clients from Hotels in Paris, from Paris suburbs etc and AirBNB accommodation. We can pick you up as well from the Airport or Railway station in accordance with our itinerary.
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    07:30 Departure destination Chablis - 07:30 Pick up from Your hotel and Departure destination Chablis. There are approx. 190 km to drive on a highway from Paris to Chablis by our air conditioned Mercedes minivan. It takes around 2,5 hours. One stop at a rest area will be made.
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    10.15 - 11.30 Visit of Jean-Marc Brocard Domaine - 10:15 - 11:30 Arrival in Chablis area. Visit of Jean-Marc Brocard Domaine surrounded by the vineyards with Cave visit and wine tasting of 5 wines with cheese: Chablis, Chablis 1-er Cru and Chablis Grand Cru. The experienced staff will give You all explanations about the process of wine making in Chablis and point out the differences between Chablis, Chablis 1-er Cru and Chablis Grand Cru.
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    11:30 - 12:30 Chablis village. Second Wine tasting - 11:30 - 12:30 Arrival in Chablis village. We offer the second Wine tasting by one of the local Chablis wine producers with 5 wines: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru.
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    12:30 - 14.00 Lunch time in Chablis. - 12:30 - 14.00 Free time in Chablis village. You can enjoy the small town or we reserve for You a gastronomic lunch.
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    14.00 - 15:00 Visit and Wine tasting at Maison Régnard Chablis - 14:00 - 15:00 Visit of Maison Régnard Chablis founded in 1860 with 5 Wine tasting and explanations about wines by the local sommelier.
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    15.00 - 16:00 Visit and Wine tasting in Chablis - 15:00 - 16:00. Visit of the fourth Maison in Chablis Baptiste with 5 Wine tasting and explanations about wines by the local sommelier.
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    16:00 Departure to Beaune (135 km on the highway). It takes 1,5 hours.
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    17.30 - 18:30 Hospices de Beaune - Hôtel-Dieu - 17:30 - 18:30 Visit of Hospices de Beaune - Hôtel-Dieu a former charitable almshouse founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor. The original hospital building is one of the finest examples of XV century Burgundian architecture and one of the best-preserved renaissance buildings in Europe.
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    19.00 Hotel accommodation in Beaune - 19:00 Hotel accommodation in Beaune. Free time
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    09.30 - 10:45 Wine tasting by Patriarch et Fils in Beaune - 09:30 - 10:45 Wine tasting with a professional sommelier of Burgundy wines in the cellars «The Patriarch and sons». The Caves Patriarche are located in the center of Beaune. The 5 kilometers of tunnels that make it up run under the city and make it one of the largest cellars in Burgundy. It’s also a place full of history, founded in 1780, located in the former convent.

    10:45 Departure to Chateau de Pommard located close to Beaune

    11.00 - 12:30 Visit and Wine tasting at Château de Pommard - 11.00 - 12:30 Arrival at Château de Pommard - one of the most famous domaines of Burgundy, close to Beaune and surrounded by the vineyards. Wine tasting of a selection of 5 wines from Château de Pommard and Famille Carabello-Baum "La Route des Grands Crus" with a professional sommelier. You will learn how Burgundy’s star grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay express themselves across Burgundy’s villages and terroirs. You will learn about: the 5 subregions of Burgundy and their specialties, about the famous wine road La Route des Grands Crus, about how the natural factors do influence the taste and about Burgundy’s classifications.

    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break in Pommard, a nice medieval city in Burgundy. You can enjoy the small town or we reserve for You a gastronomic lunch.

    14:00 Departure to Lyon 160 km (highway). It takes about 2 hours (160 km). One stop at a rest area will be made.

    16.00 - 18:00 Lyon city tour - 16:00 - 18:00 Lyon city tour. Lyon is the third-largest city of France with its population of more than 0,5 Million inhabitants and the city where Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinematograph. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône. Former capital of the Gauls at the time of the Roman Empire, Lyon became a major economic hub during the Renaissance. The city is recognised for its cuisine and gastronomy, as well as historical and architectural landmarks like the districts of Old Lyon, the Fourvière hill, the Presqu'île and the slopes of the Croix-Rousse which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Time for Lunch in a local Restaurant in Lyon. Our Guide will advise You about the local kitchen and restaurants.

    18:00 Hotel accommodation. Free time

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    08.00 Departure to Orange. Roman Amphitheatre. - 08:00 Departure from Lyon to Orange 200 km on highway. It takes about 2 hours.

    10:00 - 11:00 Roman Amphitheatre in Orange - 10:00 - 11:00 Arrival in Orange. Visit of the Roman Amphitheatre in Orange. The Roman Theatre of Orange is located in the city of Orange. It was built early in the 1st century AD and is the home of the summer opera festival, the Chorégies d'Orange. It is one of the best preserved of all Roman theatres, which offered in Old Rome the entertainment free of charge to all citizens. In 1981, the Roman Theatre was put on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its outstanding preservation and architecture.

    11:00 Departure from Orange to Avignon 30 km. It takes jus half an hour.

    11.15 - 12:15 Wine Tasting in Châteauneuf-du-Pape - 11.15 - 12:15 On the way to Avignon a stop at Châteauneuf-du-Pape for Wine tasting.

    12.30 - 13:30 Avignon walking tour. - 12:30 - 13:30 Avignon walking tour. Avignon is unofficial capital of Provence located on the left bank of the river Rhône with a population of nearby 100.000 inhabitants. About 16,000 are living in the ancient town centre enclosed by its medieval walls. Avignon is one of the few French cities which preserved its city walls. Between 1309 and 1377, during the Avignon Papacy, seven successive popes resided in Avignon. In 1348 Pope Clement VI bought the town from Joanna I of Naples. Papal control persisted until 1791 when, during the French Revolution, it became part of France. The historical centre including the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d'Avignon—became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The medieval monuments and the annual Festival d'Avignon have helped to make the town a major centre for tourism.

    13:30 - 14:45 Lunch break. You can enjoy the city centre or we reserve for You a good restaurant.

    14.45 - 16:00 Avignon. Palais des Papes. - 14:45 - 16:00 Visit of the Palais des Papes. Listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the Popes' Palace is one of the 10 most visited monuments in France with 650,000 visitors per year. Built in the 14th century, this 15.000 m2 masterpiece of a monument is the largest medieval fortress and biggest gothic palace of Europe. Palais des Papes was built in less then 20 years starting in 1335, the Popes' Palace is the amalgamation of two palaces built by two popes: Benedict XII, who built the Old Palace to the east and north, and his successor Clement VI who built the New Palace to the south and west. There are more than 25 rooms open to the public: the ceremonial halls, the courtroom, the consistory, the chapels with their magnificent frescoes by the famous painter Matteo Giovanetti and the popes' private apartments.

    16:00 Hotel accommodation.

    16.30 - 19:30 Beaux-de Provence - 16:30 Departure from Avignon to the Medieval village Beaux-de-Provence. It takes 45 minutes (40 km).

    17:15 - 18:45 Visit of Beaux-de-Provence.

    18:45 Back ride to Avignon

    19:30 Arrival in Avignon.

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    09.00 - 11:00 Pont du Gard - Roman aqueduct bridge - 09:00 Departure from Avignon to Pont du Gard. Approx 30 km to drive.

    09:30 - 11:00 Pont du Gard visit. The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge built in the first century AD to carry water over 50 km (31 mi) to the Roman colony Nîmes. The Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges, as well as one of the best preserved. It was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites in 1985 because of its exceptional preservation, historical importance, and architectural ingenuity.

    11:00 Departure to Nîmes. It takes about 30 minutes (23 km).

    11.30 - 14:00 Nîmes - 11:30 - 12:30 Walking tour Nîmes. Nîmes is located about 50 km from Avignon and has an estimated population of about 150 thousands inhabitants. Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire when the city was a regional capital with 50 to 60 thousand inhabitants. Several famous monuments are in Nîmes, such as the Arena of Nîmes and the Maison Carrée etc.

    12:30 - 14:00 Free time for Lunch.

    14.00 - 15:00 Visit of Roman Arena in Nîmes. - 14:00 - 15:00 Visit of Roman arena in Nîmes.

    15:15 Departure from Nîmes to Arles. There are about 35 km to drive.

    16.00 - 18:00 Arles - 16:00 - 18:00 Arrival in Arles. Walking tour.

    18:00 Departure from Arles to Avignon. There are about 40 km to drive.

    18:45 Coming back to Avignon.

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    08.00 Departure to Gordes - 08:00 Departure from Avignon to Gordes. It takes about 1 hour drive on the picturesque National roads.

    09.00 - 10:00 Visit of the Medieval village Gordes - 09:00 - 10:00 Visit of the pictoresque Medieval village Gordes.

    10:00 Departure from Avignon to Roussillon. Short stop at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque for photos. It takes about 1 hour drive on the picturesque National roads.

    11:00 - 13:30 Roussillion - 11:00 - 12:00 Short walking tour Roussillion and visit of its famous natural Park. Roussillon is located within the borders of the Natural Regional Park of Luberon. It is a small Medieval village in Provence with population of about 1,300 inhabitants. It is famous for its large ochre deposits found in the clay surrounding the village. Ochres are pigments ranging from yellow and orange to red. One of the former ochre quarries can be visited via the "Sentier des Ocres" (Ochre Path).

    12:00 - 13:30 Free time for Lunch. You can enjoy the city centre or we reserve for You a good restaurant.

    13:30 Departure to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. It takes about 2 hours (100 km).

    15:30 - 17:00 visit of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie - 15:30 - 17:00 You will stop at the mountain village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie which has been listed since 1981 as one of the most beautiful village of France. The church, the old village walls, the chapels, the aqueduct, the fountains represent an alliance of water and stone. The pastel colours of the tiles and the lime stones create a living architectural whole. Moustiers has approximately 700 residents. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is a tourist destination and is also famous for its hand made ceramic production (’faïence’) which you can find easily.

    17:00 Departure to Nice. It takes about 2,5 hours (150 km) on picturesque National roads 2 hours.

    19:30 Arrival in Nice. - 19:30 Arrival in Nice. Accommodation at the central located hotel. Free time.

    After the end of this trip You can continue Your stay in Nice or any other town at Cote-d'Azur Yourself or come back to Paris by TGV train.


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What's Included

Comfortable air-conditioned Mercedes minivan with adjustable seats

Professional English speaking Guide-Driver or Guide and Driver

Sightseeings/walking tours in Lyon, Avignon, Nimes, Roussillon, Arles

Visits of Chablis, Beaune, Pommard, Orange, Beaux-de-Provence, Gordes, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

7 Wine degustations in Chablis, Beaune, Pommard, Chateauneuf du Pape

Entrance tickets: Hotel Dieu, Palace des Papes, Roman Theatre Orange, Pont du Gard, Nimes Arena

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

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What's not included

No Hotel accommodation included. We can book for you hotels according to your wishes and budget or You can book them Yourself. We make the hotel booking free of charge with net rates. We can make our recommendations as well.

Gratuites and Souvenirs

Meals and Drinks

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Notes

Infants must not sit on laps

Infant seats unavailable

Not suitable for pets

Not stroller accessible

Not wheelchair accessible

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