BEAUJOLAIS and CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE WINE TOUR
EXPERIENCE A WINE TOUR IN ONE OF FRANCE'S TOP WINE REGIONS
WITH YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXPERT!
Do you enjoy wine and want to learn more about it? Imagine a wine tour
of the Rhone Valley of France, including Beaujolais, Chateauneuf du Pape,
Cotes du Rhone, and other regions with your own personal expert! Spend
three fabulous days of personally guided tours by our associate professional
oenologist, who will provide personal instruction and documentation, as well as
leading visits to wineries. Of course there are numerous wine tastings and
tours, including some that are only offered to guests of Beaux Voyages! This
is a once in a lifetime experience for any wine lover! Ask all the questions you
can, as you'll never have another learning opportunity like this! In addition, the
wine tour includes one day each of self guided touring in Lyon, and a day of
privately guided tours in the superb walled city of Avignon.
This tour is available throughout the year so call us for availability. In addition,
it is open to as few as 2 people at a time.
Private wine tastings in small and large family estates and large elegant
wineries, oftentimes with the estate proprietor
Walks through vineyards to learn about different pruning techniques, grafting
of vines, root systems, etc.
Incredible French cuisine by French master chefs, including Michelin Star
Private winery tours only available to guests of Beaux Voyages
Learn From an Expert:
-Wine tasting Phrases and techniques
-Grape varieties and blends
-Harmony between wines and meals
-Balances in taste
-And much, much, more about wine, its history, vinifications, etc.
-All you ever wanted to know about wine and its enjoyment!
Day 1- Arrive in Lyon. Complementary Cocktail with
dinner. Take a stroll in "Le Vieux Lyon" (Old Lyon)
and enjoy dinner in one of many Bouchon Lyonnais
(typical local restaurant) . Hotel- the luxurious 4-star
Cour des Loges in the heart of old Lyon city. Superb!
Day 2- Tour the fabulous city of Lyon. With your Lyon
City card, choose from an array of museums and
guided tours, including full use of Lyon's bus, metro,
and tramway systems. Visit the stunning Basilica on
Fourviere hill (see photo above), as well as Place
Bellecour, one of the largest squares in Europe, the
quaint quarter of La Croix Rousse, the acclaimed
Museums of Silk and Beaux Arts, and much, much,
more. Learn about the 2000 year history of this
wonderful French city. Hotel- Cour des Loges.
Day 3- Tour the world famous Beaujolais region with our associate oenologist,
a native of the region, whose family has been in the wine business for 4
generations. Visit his family's personal wine properties and drive through
renown Beaujolais vineyards. Receive wine tasting instruction and
documentation, tasting famous wines of Beaujolais such as
Beaujolais-Villages, Cote de Brouilly, Morgon, Fleurie, Chenas, and more.
Lunch at the superb Chateau de Pizay (see photo).
Hotel- Cour des Loges.
Day 4- Meet again with your personal oenologist and guide for a day of visits,
tastings, and instruction, to include the well respected appellations of the
northern Rhone Valley. Visit family estates for private tastings of such
appellations as Cote Rotie, Condrieu, Hermitage, St. Joseph, Cornas, and
others. Before dinner visit the fabulous Roman Antique Theatre and Roman
Arch de Triumph in Orange.
Hotel- Le Sommellerie in Chateauneuf du Pape, owned and operated by
French Master Chef ("Maitre Cuisinier de France") Peirre Paumel and his wife
Annie. Superb dining.
Day 5- Another day of visits, wine tastings and lessons in "l'art de vivre" in the
world renown Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas regions. Taste the crus of
Gigondas, Chateuaneuf du Pape, as well as Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du
Rhone Villages. Take a private tour at the famous Chateau la Nerthe (this tour
is not open to the general public and is only for guests of Beaux Voyages).
See the fabulous wine cellar of this 17th century chateau where famous
French chefs such as Paul Bocuse and other celebrities keep their own
reserves of this famous wine under lock and key. Visit the world renown Pont
du Gard Roman aqueduct bridge (see photo) before another succulent dinner
prepared by Chef Paumel.
Hotel- Le Sommellerie in Chateauneuf du Pape.
Day 6- Tour the extraordinary walled city of Avignon. Guided day-long tour of
the city, including the renown Palais des Papes, the "Pont d'Avignon" (Avignon
Bridge, made famous in song), stroll through Old Avignon, and much more.
Hotel- the 4-star Hotel Europe with Michelin star dining.
Day 7- Shuttle to TGV station in Avignon after breakfast.
The Trip Includes:
3 full days of wine touring and instruction by a certified professional oenologist.
3 lunches in top restaurants with your oenologist host.
Documentation regarding wine tasting and all aspects of Beaujolais and
Rhone Valley wines.
Excellent hotels and superb meals. Dinners and breakfasts included in the
One day of touring in both Lyon and Avignon, two of France's most interesting
and historical cities.
All transfers from Lyon to Avignon.
Wines for wine tastings.
Alcoholic beverages at meals.
Lunches except as noted above
Plane fare to and from U.S. and Europe, train fares from Paris to Lyon and
train fare from Avignon to Paris.
Note: If hotels listed in above itinerary are not available, others of equal quality
will be booked.
|Lyon- Old City
| Map of Rhone Valley Wine Region
|Private tasting with
|Lyon - Basilica
|After lunch stroll in gardens of Chateau de Pizay
|Pont du Gard- Roman Aquaduct (2000 years old)