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NORMANDY
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Normandy is one of France's most scenic spots. Our guides will prepare a program based on your preferences. Here's a list of the most interesting routes and topics of the region:
  • Gastronomic Paradise
  • Normandy Castles and Gardens
  • Impressionism
  • Medieval Heritage
Paris is approx. 200 km/2 h 30 min by car or 1 h 30 min by TGV train.
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Paris – Rouen – Étretat – Paris
Morning in Rouen: a town tour in Rouen (Rouen Cathedral, Great Tower Clock, Old Market Square, Museum of Fine Arts, XXL Panorama, Joan of Arc Museum.
Afternoon: in Étretat or visit to the abbeys:
  • the gardens of the Saint-Georges de Boscherville Abbey, the Jumièges Abbey.
  • Étretat: the sheer cliffs of the Alabaster Coast (Côte d'Albâtre): the cliffs of the Courtine, La Manneporte, the Porte d'Aval, the Falaise d'Amont, Roche de Vaudieu, Aiguille and the Aiguille de Belval.
    Make a point of visiting the historic market.
Paris – Giverny – Les Andelys – Paris
Morning: a visit to the Claude Monet House-Museum and Garden and the Impressionist Museum in Giverny.
Afternoon: a trip to Les Andelys and visit the castles: Château Gaillard (the fortress was built by Richard the Lionheart). In June, medieval festivals are held here.
The famed decorator Jacques Garcia owns the Château du Champ de Bataille, which is known as the 'little Versailles' because of its breathtaking architecture and unique collection of furniture.
    Paris – Étretat – Le Havre – Honfleur – Deauville – Lisieux – Paris
    Day 1: Étretat, a walk on the cliffs and around the village. Le Havre is a town of modern architecture. Visit to the Musée d'art moderne André Malraux (MuMa) exhibiting the collection of impressionist paintings. Honfleur, among the most beautiful ports in France.
    Day 2: Deauville/Trouville, the most prestigious coastal resort.
    Day 3: Lisieux, a town of pilgrimage to Saint Theresa. Tour of the Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse, the Carmelite Monastery (Carmel), Le Buisson-de-Cadouin house. Nearby is the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum for Lace and Fashion.
    A trip to Pays d'Auge, home to the Calvados factory and private cheesemakers, is available on request. Visits and tastings.
    Impressionist walk: Paris – Giverny – Rouen – Étretat – Le Havre – Caen – Honfleur – Paris
    Day 1: Giverny, a visit to the house-museum and garden of Claude Monet and the Impressionist Museum.
    Day 2: Rouen: birthplace of the artists Monet, Gauguin and Pissaro.
    Day 3: Dieppe, Fecan and Étretat, the 'inspirer' towns of Impressionist artists.
    Day 4: Le Havre in which Claude Monet created his painting "Impression. Sunrise" in 1872.
    Day 5: Caen and Honfleur in which Eugene Boudet, artist and friend of Monet, lived.

    Paris – Honfleur – Caen – Bayeux – Mont-Saint-Michel – Paris
    Day 1: Honfleur, the most beautiful port in France. Deauville/Trouville, the most prestigious coastal resort.
    Day 2: Pays d'Auge, a visit to the calvados factory and private cheese factories. Tastings. A visit to Caen, a 1000-year-old city well-known among shoppers.
    Day 3: Bayeux, a city walk and Allied landing sites: Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Juneau Beach, Gold Beach, and Sword Beach.
    Day 4: Mont Saint-Michel Castle, 'the eighth wonder of the world.' On the way to the castle, you can stop at Granville (Dior Museum), Villedieu-les-Poêles (copper smelter) and the Avranches Scriptorial (relics of Mont Saint-Michel).
    Day 5: a visit to Le Haras du Pin (Le Pin national stud farm), the 18th-century castle and the 1000-hectare park area.
    Thermal resorts: Bagnoles de l'Orne and Forges-les-Eaux.
    • The prestigious resort of Cabourg. Thalazur Thalassotherapy Center.
    • Spa Deauville Algotherm, a Deauville Thalasso Spa.
    • Previthal, a new complex in Granville.
    • Luc-sur-Mer Institute of Maritime Procedures.
    • Ouistreham Institute of Thalassotherapy Thalazur.
    • Trouville Les Cures Marines Thalassa Sea I SPA.
    • SPOM Saint-Aubin-de-Bonneval
    • B'O Resort in the heart of the thermal resort of Bagnoles de l'Orne.
    • FORGESSPA in Forges-les-Eaux.
    Between land and sea, Normandy's food heritage of 4 main categories:
    • seafood such as common sole, turbot, whiting, mackerel, trigla. Oysters, mussels, shellfish, and scallops are all key exports from the region.
    • Cider, a pommeau apple aperitif, Calvados and Benedictine liqueur. To the east of Caen lies the famous 'Cider Road', a 40km route.
    • Dairy products: 4 types of AOC cheese famed by gourmets the world over: Camembert, Pont l'Eveque, Livaro, Neuchâtel.
    • Regional sweets: Normandy cookies, biscuits, caramel, jam and honey.
    Leisure and free time activities:
    You can play golf on a wide range of courses. Deauville has 4 unique courses: Amiraute Golf, Golf Barriere de Deauville & Golf Barriere Saint-Julien, Golf de Deauville Saint-Gatien. Enjoy the Étretat's golf on top of the Normandy cliffs. Or the Champs-de-Bataille's golf on the lawns surrounded by centuries-old rhododendrons. Granville is known for tournaments and is regarded as the most beautiful golf course in the world.
    Deauville is the place to go if you want to gamble.
    Motorsport: go-carts, ATVs and Citroen 2CV vintage cars!
    On the Normandy shore, you can enjoy catamaran, yacht, regatta, and sailing.
    We recommend to stay:
    Hotel Barriere Le Royal Deauville 5* in Deauville
    Hotel Barriere Le Normandy Deauville 5* in Deauville
    La Ferme Saint Siméon 5* Honfleur
    Les Bains de Cabourg 4* Caburg
    Cures Marines Trouville Hotel Thalasso & Spa 5* Trouville
    Hotel de Bourgtheroulde 5* Rouen

    AQUITAINE
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    Aquitaine is a region in the southwest of France confined by the Loire River to the north, the Pyrenees to the south, the Bay of Biscay to the west and the Rhône River to the east. Prehistoric caves, medieval bastide castles atop mountains, over 200 kilometers of sandy beaches with massive dunes, and vineyards and wineries producing the finest wines, which have been regarded as a benchmark of quality, distinction, and unrivaled taste for generations.
    Our guides will prepare a program based on your preferences.
    Here's a list of the most interesting routes and topics of the region:
    • Bordeaux wine routes.
    • Secrets of prehistoric caves.
    • Ancient France.
    • Oenology.
    • Surf, oysters, and artichoke.
      Paris is approx. 580 km/5 h 30 min by car or 4 h by TGV train.
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    Bordeaux – Saint-Emilion – Bordeaux
    Morning in Bordeaux: a walking tour of the Bordeaux Cathedral (Cathédrale-Primatiale Saint-André de Bordeaux), the Place de la Bourse and the 'Old Bordeaux.' UNESCO has designated almost the entire town center as a World Heritage Site.
    Afternoon in Saint-Emilion and wine tastings: walking tour of the town. The fortress walls, the royal bell tower, the Chateau du Roy fortress, the Cordelier monastery and the Chapel of the Holy Trinity decorated with medieval frescoes, the catacombs, the Hermitage cave with a spring whose waters have miraculous power.
    Saint-Emilion is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Visit to vineyards and wineries. Wine tasting.
    Bordeaux – Arcachon – Landes: Dune du Pilat – Lighthouse of Cap Ferré– Bordeaux
    Morning in Bordeaux: a walking tour of the Bordeaux Cathedral (Cathédrale-Primatiale Saint-André de Bordeaux), the Place de la Bourse and the 'Old Bordeaux.' UNESCO has designated almost the entire town center as a World Heritage Site.
    Afternoon: a trip to Arcachon and Dune du Pilat: a town walk in the Parc Mauresque, the St Cecilia Observatory, the church of Our Lady of Arcachon, the Place Brémontier and the Casino d'Arcachon in the Castle Deganne, the bay of Arcachon with a profusion of yachts and pleasure boats.
    A visit to the oyster farm.

    Dune du Pilat is 6 km away from the town. It's a massive sand mountain that's slowly moving and steadily increasing in height. The top of the dune offers a majestic view of the surrounding countryside. A visit to the Cap Ferrat's lighthouse. To witness the breathtaking views of the ocean, Dune du Pilat, and oyster farms, climb 258 steps.
    Then go for a walk across the dunes – there's a 5-kilometer boardwalk walkway in the middle of the sand.
    Bordeaux – Biarritz – Saint-Jean-de-Luz – Bordeaux
    Morning in Biarritz: a luxury seaside resort along the Basque Coast at Cape St Martin.
    Afternoon drive to Saint-Jean-de-Luz: a walk through the medieval town (tiled houses and narrow streets, and its architecture combines Spanish and Moresque elements). The central town square, Town Hall, the Sun King (Louis XIV) monument, and the royal gazebo under the shade of plane trees on the square. Louis XIV House, Museum of Basque Traditions, Botanical Garden, Church of Saint John the Baptist.
    Bordeaux – DORDOGNE River Valley: Bordeaux – Dordogne Valley: Sarlat-la-Canéda – Château Beynac-et-Cazenac – Castelnaud-la-Chapelle – Chateau Milandes and Marqueyssac Gardens – La Roque-Gageac – Belvès – Domme – Bordeaux
    Day 1: Sarlat-la-Canéda is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. A labyrinth of narrow streets, the town square, Cathédrale Saint- Sacerdos de Sarlat, the Bishop's Palace, Goose Market Square with a sculpture of three geese, St. Mary's Church and the mysterious 'Lantern of the Dead.' A visit to a goose breeding and foie gras farm. The 12th-century Сhâteau de Beynac was built by the Barons de Beynac.
    Day 2: Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, a fortress with a castle, standing on the high bank of the Dordogne River. Inside the castle is a one-of-a-kind private collection of weaponry and furniture, while outside is a military vehicle recreation (siege catapults). The Renaissance-style Milandes Castle and Gardens (Le Château et jardins des Milandes).
    Day 3. The Marqueyssac Gardens are one of France's most beautiful and romantic gardens, as well as Périgord's most popular places to visit. Listed as a UNESCO heritage site. 54 acres of land: the garden's shady walking paths, 150,000 hand-cut and intricately shaped century-old boxwoods. La Roque-Gageac, 'the most beautiful village in France.' The town lies along the Dordogne River behind the cliffs that overshadow it, with one street and a row of residences.
    Day 4. Belvès, a 'Town of 7 Bell Towers', fortress, Place d'Armes with a 15th-century covered market.
    Domme is a bastion town at 250 meters above sea level with stunning views of the Dordogne Valley and charming medieval alleyways.
    Bordeaux - Cognac - Perigord - Bordeaux
    Day 1: tour of Bordeaux, visit the wine museum and tastings of Bordeaux wines with cheese.
    Day 2: the famous 'road of wines' to the grape estate castles of Médoc. Visit and taste the elite wines of Pauillac or Saint-Julien, visit the winery and wine vaults. A visit to the production facility and tasting at Chateau Lascombes, Palmer, or Prieure-Lichine, the Margaux appellation's wine estates.
    Day 3: an excursion with a visit to the underground monuments of Saint-Émilion. Visits and tastings at the most prestigious Chateau Figeac wineries.
    Day 4: Arcachon, an excursion to the Atlantic Coast where you may explore the Atlantic Côte d'Argent, a 230-kilometer beach, an oyster farm, and take a walk on the Arcachon basin's traditional boats.
    Day 5: Pessac-Léognan + Sauternes. A visit to the castle + Crus Classes tasting at Graves. Wine tastings at Château d'Yquem (natural sweet wine made from 'passito' grapes with the touch of the so-called 'noble mold').
    Day 6: Cognac: these are the headquarters of the major cognac producers. Visit to the Castle of Valois. You can learn about the manufacturing and maturing of Otard cognac in the castle's cellars. Hennessy, the world's most famous cognac company, is a must-see (or Camus, Martel, Remy Martin of your choice). Visit the cellar, which lies on the other side of the Charente River, and take a leisure boat ride there.
    Day 7: Perigord, a rich region, a land of foie gras, prehistoric caves, truffles, and medieval castles. A visit to the foie gras farm. Foie gras tasting with sweet white wine and nuts. A visit to Sarlat, a medieval town. Excursion to a Perigord prehistoric cave or a medieval fortification, with truffle hunting if preferred.
    Bordeaux – Médoc Pauillac Saint-Emilion Perigord – Dordogne – Cognac Bordeaux
    Day 1: a visit to the wine cellars of Graves (Haut-Brion), Bordeaux Wine Museum, Chartrons,
    wine therapy at the Sources de Caudalie, tasting Smith Haut Lafitte: Cru, 1-er Grand Cru Classe. Excursion to Saint Emilion with tasting in the wine cellars.
    Day 2: Departure towards Médoc and Pauillac. Acquaintance with wine tasting, a visit to the cognac makers; visits to the Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Margaux castles, including tastings.
    Day 3: Visit the magnificent golf club and golf lessons, visit the vineyards in Bergerac.
    Day 4: tasting of truffle and goose liver dishes in Perigord.
    Day 5 and 6: Dordogne, the land of a thousand castles (11-18th century), 45 of which are open to the public.
    Day 7: program in Cognac. A visit to the vaults, including tastings and the chance to purchase the most famous French cognacs (Martell, Henessy, Remy Martin, Camus), as well as learning the art of drinking cognac and a master session on how to make the drink.

    Thermal spas: Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
    Talmar and Thalassa-Biarritz are two well-known thalassotherapy sites that follow historic treatment practices.
    They provide treatment or healthcare sessions tailored to your specific needs, including seaweed wraps, massage, relaxation, body scrubs, hydrotherapy, chronic fatigue syndrome relief, postpartum fitness recovery, and tobacco addiction treatment.
    The famous Thalassotherapy Institute is in the next building to the Hotel du Palais.
    The Louison Bobet Thalassotherapy Institute is located in the same building as the Miramar Hotel.
    Thalazur Helianthal Hotel Thalasso and Spa is a spa and thalassotherapy center with direct access to the beach in Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
      SPA DE VINOTHERAPIE CAUDALIE
      Caudalie is exquisite bliss: distinct scents of rare oils, soothing music, and the art of body care - everything you need to have an unforgettable experience... Examples of health giver sessions.
      The Silhouette of a Dream Session (CORPS DE RÊVE)
      If your objective is to lose weight, refine and elasticize your silhouette, and tone your overall condition, this session is for you. Your venous and lymphatic blood circulation will be improved by modeling that encourages weight loss and drainage. Toxins will be removed and your skin will become more elastic and smooth with the use of special baths and wraps.
      100% Grapes Session (100% RAISIN)
      For individuals who want to take full advantage of grapes' many benefits. Each day includes 3 sessions: a Barrick bath, a bath with red wine or grape pomace; a Merlot wrap, a honey & wine wrap or an Énergie wrap; an enticing massage and a Vinosource facial or a Pulpe Friction modeling.
        Many gastronomic delights: from asparagus to oysters
        • asparagus that can be served with sauce or complements omelets, salads, pies.
        • Maco artichoke that is added raw in salads, as well as boiled, stewed, and stuffed in hot meals. lamb from the Pauilhac commune grows in special conditions, is cooked with salt and spices.
        • salmon fished in the Adour River basin and is prized by Aquitans for its tender meat and scarcity of bones, so it is cooked in a variety of ways: stewed, fried, smoked, and baked.
        • lampreys, the long fish caught in the Gironde River delta. They are stewed in wine with leeks and spices.
        • oysters, produced in the Bay of Arcachon, are eaten raw, as well as baked, stewed, stuffed.
        The most famous specialties of the region:
        foie gras cooked in all ways possible
        confit d'oie aux cèpes, goose confit with porcini mushrooms
        confit de canar, duck confit
        garbure, a type of vegetable soup
        poulet basquaise, basque chicken
        filet de bœuf sauce Périgueux, beef tenderloin with Perigueux sauce
        salade landaise, a salad with duck meat and stomachs
        lamproie à la bordelaise, Bordeaux lamprey
        peanut butter
        sauce bordelaise, the Bordeaux sauce perfect for beef steaks
        pralines de Blaye, almond candies
        gratin de poires au Sauternes, a pear dessert served as a casserole with sauternes
        gâteau aux noix, a nut pie
        pruneaux au Sauternes, prunes with sauternes
        pintxos du Pays Basque, pintxos from the Basque Country
        gâteau basque, a basque cake
        Madeleine cookies and cannelé, Bordeaux mini cakes
        macaroons, Saint-Émilion macaroons
        Leisure and free time activities:
        • Leisure and free time activities: Golf: 4 golf clubs in Biarritz: Golf de Biarritz, Golf Ocean - Stages Et Cours De Golf À Biarritz, Partage Golf, Trinquet golf, Golf International de Lacanau Ocean in Lacanau, a golf course in Anglet.
        • Casino Théâtre Barrière de Bordeaux in Bordeaux, Casino d'Arcachon, Casino JOA de Gujan-Mestras in Arcachon.
        • Surfing, ocean windsurfing: every autumn, the Quiksilver Pro France competition takes place in Biarritz, with surfers from all over the world competing. Plage Cote de Basques and the windsurfing centers in Lacanau, Hossegor, and Arcachon are good places to start for beginners. Kayaking and canoe rafting on the Dordogne River.
        • Equestrian sports: club, riding school in the South-West of France, 100 km from Bordeaux, near the luxurious beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, Equestrian hike 'Castles of Aquitaine' in France, a six-day equestrian route through the provinces of Perigord and Landes.
        • Motorsport: go-carts, ATVs and vintage cars.
          On the coast, you can do everything from catamarans to yachts to regattas to sailing.
        BRITTANY
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        Brittany is situated in north-western France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay. Our guides will prepare a program based on your preferences.
        Here's a list of the most interesting routes and topics of the region:
        • Breton pearls.
        • Walking in the footsteps of knights and corsairs.
        • The roads of Southern Brittany.
        • Between the rocks and the sea.
        Paris – Rennes is approx. 350 km/3 h 30 min by car or 1 h 30 min by TGV train.
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        Paris – Saint-Malo – Dinard – Cancale – Mont Saint-Michel – Paris
        Day 1: Saint-Malo, a fortress, a haven for corsairs in medieval Europe. Sightseeing of Saint-Vincent, Saint-Aaron Chapel and Saint-Malo Castle. The Museum of Navigation and the Rance Tidal Power Station that uses the tide energy. Rotneuf, the eastern suburb and the house of Jacques Cartier in which the Corsair Museum is located.
        A walk through Dinard: one of France's most renowned resort towns during the Belle Epoque.
        Day 2: Cancale – the French oyster capital, a visit to the oyster market and oyster farm. Tastings.
        After lunch, visit the Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

          Paris – Rennes –Vitré – Fougère – Saint-Malo – Dinant – Paris
          Day 1: Rennes, the capital of the region. Visit the Houses of Parliament, the Church of Saint Germain, the Palace of Saint Georges, the Cathedral, a walk along the Rue du Chapitre. Visit the town of Vitré and the castle; the Church of Our Lady of the XI century, the Town Hall, the Market Square, the Benedictine monastery.
          Day 2: Fougère, a fortress town; a visit to the medieval fortress, Saint-Leonard Church, Saint-Sulpice Church, Beffroi Bell Tower, and Notre-Dame. After lunch, visit Saint-Malo, a fortress and a haven for corsairs in medieval Europe.
          Day 3: Dinant, a medieval town enclosed in a fortress wall. Walk along the picturesque street Rue du Jerzual, the Basilica of Christ the Saviour and Saint-Malo Cathedral, the clock tower, the Cordeliers Convent and the half-timbered Place des Merciers.
          Paris – Rennes – Brocéliande –Vannes – Carnac – Quimper –Locronan – Brest – Armorique – Paris
          Day 1: Rennes, the capital of the region. Sightseeing of Saint Germain, the Palace of Saint Georges, the Cathedral, a walk along the Rue du Chapitre. Brocéliande Forest: a walk through the forest, the scene of medieval legends. Sightseeing of megaliths.
          Day 2: Vannes, a town of art and history (Ville d'Art et d'Histoire). Visit Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, the Town Hall, the Saint-Patern Quarter, the Parc du Golf with the palace of automatons with mechanical dolls and the Aquarium. Transfer to Carnac, the site of Europe's oldest megalithic complex.
          Day 3: Quimper, visit the Cathédrale Saint-Corentin de Quimper which features two stained glass windows by Paul Gauguin. The Museum of Fine Arts with Impressionist paintings, the Jules Verlingue Faience Museum, the Oceanographic Museum, the Museum of Breton Crêpe Pancakes. Locronan Town, sightseeing of the Grand Place surrounded by granite mansions; Town Hall, Saint Ronan Church and the chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Nouvelle with calvary and fountain.
          Day 4: Brest, tour of the medieval Brest Castle, Tour de la Motte Tanguy tower and museum, Pont de l'Iroise bridge, cable-stayed bridge, visit to the Océanopolis (the largest aquarium in Europe). Visit the Parc naturel régional d'Armorique natural park located on the very edge of the Breton Peninsula.

          Paris – Rennes – Saint-Malo –Dinard – Cap Fréhel – Saint Brieuc – Pink Granite Coast – Île-de-Bréhat Islands – Plougrescant – Perros Guirec –Ploumanac – Lannion – Morlaix – Saint-Pol-de-Léon – Paris
          Day 1: Rennes, the capital of the region. Sightseeing of Saint Germain, the Palace of Saint Georges, the Cathedral, a walk along the Rue du Chapitre. Saint-Malo, a fortress, a haven for corsairs in medieval Europe. Walk around Dinard town.
          Day 2: Cap Fréhel, visit to the lighthouse. Saint Brieuc medieval quarters and the Cathedral. Art Nouveau buildings. Landscapes of the pink granite coast, a boat trip to the Île-de-Bréhat islands, a mecca of artists Matisse and Ferguson. Sightseeing of the Moulin a Maree du Birlot mill, Saint-Michel Chapel, Guerzido Beach and the Rosedo and Paon lighthouses.
          Day 3: Plougasnou village, sightseeing of the house between the rocks. Sightseeing of the extravagant pink granite castle and chapel in Ploumanach village.
          Day 4: The bay and the inside of Lannion town.
          Day 5: Morlaix, an ancient port town; the history of the battles of the Hundred Years' War, the house of Anne of Brittany, Gothic and Renaissance temples, 18th-century manufactory. Saint-Pol-de-Léon, a visit to the cathedral, tasting dishes and artichoke ice cream.
          In Brittany, there is an association Thalasso Bretagne, which unites 12 centers:
          • Accor Thalassa (Dinard)
          • Le Thermes Marins de Saint-Malo (Saint-Malo)
          • Les Thermes Marins (Perros-Guirrec)
          • Thalasso & Spa Roscoff (Roscoff)
          • Thalgo-La Baule (La Baule)
          • Louison Bobet at the Miramar Crouesty Hotel (Port Crouesty)
          • Daniel Jouvance Thalassotherapy Center (Pornichet)
          • Thalasso Douarnenez (Douarnenez)
          • Relais Thalasso Centre (Benodet)
          • Accor Thalassa (Quibéron)
          • Castel Clara Thalasso & Spa (Belle-Île-en-Mer)
          The three main culinary symbols of Brittany: seafood, salted butter and buckwheat flour:
          • seafood: mussels, oysters, lobsters, Coquille Saint Jacques seashells, etc. are among the best in the world. To accommodate the demand, dozens of oyster farms have been established throughout the region.
          • salted butter: traditional Breton pies and cookies have a lot of butter in them.
          • buckwheat flour, the main dish made of it is galettes (Galettes Bretonnes). A galette looks like an ordinary pancake, but unlike crêpes (which are made from white flour and eaten with a sweet filling), buckwheat galettes are eaten salty. Pancakes and biscuits in Brittany are served in Crêperie, pancake houses that can be found in every town.
          • the major Breton alcoholic drink is apple cider.
          Traditional Breton dishes.
          • Kouign-Amann, a butter pie.
            Kig ha farz which means 'meat with minced meat.' An out-of-the-box dish. Cooked from different types of meat, with the addition of buckwheat flour in a special canvas bag.
          • Far (Farbreton) dessert, a sweet pie with plum filling.
          • Buckwheat pancakes or galette bretonne are served with a salty filling (egg, cheese, vegetables, seafood).
          • Mussels in sour cream sauce (moules à lacrême), yummy, in a word.
          • Pancakes with fire (crêpes flambées) are served for dessert. The finished pancakes are doused in rum and set on fire.
          Leisure and free time activities:
          A huge variety of golf courses, the main feature being the incredible ocean views and beautiful scenery all around. In the north: Golf de Dinard, Golf Buel Green Pléneuf-Val-André, Blue Green in Pléneuf-Val-André. In the west: Golf Saint Sansom Golf Club, Golf Brest Iroise.
          In the center: the Golf Cap Malo Club. Golf Blue Green de Rhuys-Kerver, a fairy-tale ornithological reserve on the Gavrini Island, overlooking one of the region's dolmens.
          There are casinos in many towns: Benodet, Carnac, Saint-Malo, Perros Guirec, Vannes, Quiberon.Motorsport: go-carts, ATVs and vintage cars.
          Catamaran, yacht, regatta or sailing: Brittany has the ideal conditions for this.
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          BURGUNDY
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          Burgundy is known for its vineyards and some of the world's most prominent wines, as well as its tranquil medieval villages, stately monasteries, and glazed roofs with colored tiles that have become a trademark of the region.
          Here's a list of the most interesting routes and topics of the region:
          • Burgundy Wine Roads
          • Duchy of Burgundy
          • Gastronomic paradise
          • Abbeys and monasteries
          • Unforgettable Burgundy landscapes and Morvan National Park
          Paris–Dijon is approx. 315 km/4 h by car or 1 h 30 min by TGV train.
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          Paris – Chablis – Vézelay – Auxerre – Paris
          Morning in Chablis: 'golden gate of Burgundy', produces the world-renowned Chablis white wine from the Chardonnay grape variety. St. Martin's Church, a series of buildings called Le Petit-Pontini is known for its wine-making festivals and various ceremonies. Visit to the old wine cellars and tasting sessions.
          Afternoon in Vézelay and Auxerre: St Mary Magdalene Abbey. The Romanesque-Gothic basilica of St Mary Magdalene, where her relics are housed; the remains of a historic fortress with towers, the Church of St Etienne, and the bell tower of St Peter's Church. Auxerre is a small town in the Yonne Valley, a town of art and history where the famed Burgundy wine was transported in the Middle Ages. Saint-Germain Abbey: crypt and frescoes, a single-tower cathedral of Saint-Etienne, curving narrow streets, roofs with skylights, stone and half-timbered houses, the clock tower is constructed as an arch across the street. The Pol-Ber Bridge, which dates back to Roman times, offers a spectacular view of the town's historic district.

            WEEKEND IN BURGUNDY: Paris – Chablis – Beaune – Dijon – Paris
            Day 1: Chablis and Beaune, 'the Golden gate of Burgundy', the world-famous Chablis white wine the Chardonnay grape variety. St. Martin's Church and a visit to the old wine cellars, including tastings. The Wine Museum. Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy. Medieval town: Hôtel-Dieu, a medieval almshouse; the main historical building of the town is a palace in the late Gothic style, the Cathedral, the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy that is the Museum of Burgundy Wines now, the Museum of Salvador Dali (Dalineum). A visit to one of the wineries in the vicinity of Beaune.
            Day 2: Dijon, the capital of the Duchy of Burgundy, the town of 100 bell towers. Palace of the Dukes, Liberation Square, Philippe le Bon Tower. Mansions and houses (Hôtel Chambellan, Hôtel de Vogue, Maison Millière, Maison Milsand). Houses with half-timbered facades, roofs with multicolored glaze tiles, and other examples of Burgundy stone architecture. Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, St. Michael's Church, Church of Our Lady. Tasting of local specialties: Dijon mustard, Dijon gingerbread, and Cassis blackcurrant liqueur. A visit to the suburbs of Dijon - Moses' Well and the Champmol Monastery. Visit to the winery and wine tastings. Here begins the road of the Great wines of the region.

            Chablis – Auxerre – Avalon –Semur-en-Auxois – Flavigny – Beaune – Nolay – Chalon-sur-Saône – Dijon – Cormatin –Châteauneuf
            Day 1: Chablis, 'the Golden Gate of Burgundy', St. Martin's Church, an old almshouse with a chapel. A visit to the old wine cellars. Chablis wine tasting. Auxerre is a town of art and history. Saint-Germain Abbey: crypt and frescoes of the ninth century, Saint-Etienne Cathedral. Abbaye de Fontenay is a Cistercian abbey listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Noyers is a small historical town that belongs to the association of France's most attractive towns.

            Day 2: Vézelay, St. Mary Magdalene Abbey. The Romano-Gothic basilica where her relics are kept, the Church of Saint-Etienne. Avalon, a historic quarter of the town full of towers and bastions. Parc naturel régional du Morvan. Semur-en-Auxois on a pink granite cliff with preserved medieval architecture. Flavigny, a small old village that has hardly changed since the Middle Ages. An abbey with Carolingian crypts and the Gothic church of Saint-Genest.

            Day 3: Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Medieval town: a palace in the late Gothic style, the Cathedral, the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy that is the Museum of Burgundy Wines now, and the Museum of Salvador Dali. A visit to one of the wineries in the vicinity of Beaune.

            Day 4: Nolay, a medieval market town, Saint Martin Church. Bishop's Palace, Place Saint-Vincent in Chalon-sur-Saône. The Nicéphore Niépce House Museum honors the inventor of photography as well as photography as an art form.

            Day 5: Dijon, walk through the capital of Burgundy: Notre-Dame Cathedral, visit the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. Visit to the Louis XII Cormatin Castle (in summer). Châteauneuf is one of the last examples of fourteenth-century Burgundian military architecture.

            Chablis – Époisses – Beaune – Dijon – Cluny Abbey
            Day 1: Chablis, 'the Golden gate of Burgundy', the world-famous Chablis white wine the Chardonnay grape variety. The best wine category is Chablis Grand Cru. Chablis tasting. A visit to the wine cellar and tasting in the Domain de Chardonnay, Chablisienne, Laroche. Lunch at the Hostellerie des Clos 1* restaurant. Époisses is known the world over for producing the cheese of the same name, Napoleon's favourite cheese. Tasting 3 varieties of cheese at La Pomme d'Or next to the Berto cheese factory.

            Day 2: Beaune and its surroundings, Côte de Beaune wines: wine museum and wine cellars: Maison Champy, Patriarche or Bouchard. A visit to the cellars of the 13th century with a tasting of 13 types of wine, narrated by a sommelier. Lunch at the Jardin des Remparts 1*, or the traditional restaurant L'Auberge Bourgignone. Côte de Beaune wineries: red wine tasting at Château de Pommard, Château de Corton-André (the only family-run winery producing a Grand Cru near Beaune). Tasting at Olivier Leflaive's.

            Day 3
            : Chateaux and wineries in the Beaune region: Visit to Château de La Rochepo, lunch at La Roche, a traditional Burgundian restaurant in Saint Roman. A visit to Château de Chassagne with wine tasting or a visit to Châteauneuf, one of Burgundy's most picturesque villages.

            Day 4: Dijon and Côte de Nuits: a stroll through the capital of Burgundy: Notre Dame Cathedral, a visit to the Palais des Dukes of Burgundy. Visit to the Côte de Nuits wine region. Gevrey-Chambertin produces 9 Grand Cru wines. Tastings with a visit to the wine cellars. A visit to the Château du Clos de Vougeot – 'The brotherhood of knights who know their way around wine.' After visiting the château and villages that gave their name to the famous wines Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée.

            Day 5: South Burgundy, Mâconnais wines: the center of the Christian pilgrimage and the monastery of Cluny. Lunch at the Hotel De Bourgogne or the Pierre restaurant 1* in Mâcon.
            Visit the town of Fuisse and taste the wine of the same name. A visit to the wineries of Mercurey and Givry. A visit to the Louis XII Cormatin Castle (in summer).

            Day 6: visits and tastings: cheese factories in the village of Brochon. Gaugry Cheese Factory that produces Burgundy's most famous cheeses. A visit to CASSISSIUM, the museum and factory where the famous blackcurrant liqueur Cassis de Védrenne (the main ingredient of the Kir aperitif) is made. A visit to the Burgundy snail farm (in summer). A visit to the Bourgogne Street house in Dijon that produces Dijon mustard; a visit to the truffle farm with tastings and cocktail at the owner's castle.

            Wine therapy is popular in the region in addition to standard SPA therapies. The combination of medicinal ingredients found in the grapevine and natural mineral water determines the healing effect of health and beauty therapies.
            • «Spa Bourgogne Vignes & Bien-Être»
            • «Château de Cîteaux» - La Cueillette
            • «Hostellerie Cedre & Spa» в Боне
            • «Chateau De Courban & Spa Nuxe»
            • «L'Hostellerie de Levernois»
            Burgundy's culinary heritage will impress even the most discerning gourmets and connoisseurs of French cuisine.
            • fish: pike dumplings, fresh water fish soup of various types with the addition of red or white wine.
            • cheeses: the famous cheese is the blue Bleu de Bresse, but strikingly, Gruyere, usually called Comte, is also produced nearby.
            • snails
            • mustard
            • ham
            • wine: on the 60 km long wine road, you will come across famous names: Meursault, Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Pommard, Aloxe-Corton, Puligny-Montrachet, etc.
            The third Thursday in November in France is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, La Fete de Beaujolais nouveau.
            Tour program with accommodation in the town of Mâcon (120 km south of Dijon, 65 km north of Lyon).

            Day 1: Arrival in Mâcon. 16:45 - the opening ceremony of the Beaujolais Brotherhood wine festivities at the Town Hall (balloon launching in the colours of the French flag, a tasting competition in which you can become a full-fledged jury member). 18:00 - Presentation by partners of the event, costume parade of the delegations. 19:30 - dinner in the marquee, a covered area with a stage. We set off on a gastronomic journey (typical dishes of the region) backed by the carnival music of the gala concert. 23:00 - A torchlight procession through the streets leading to a huge, symbolic cask of New Beaujolais to be opened to the sound of the chimes. This is the start of the first tasting of the new wine harvest.
            Then follows a pyrotechnical show. The ball will start at 1 a.m.

            Day 2: a fair of local producers: cheeses, smoked meats, honey, wine, butter and confectionery at the Town Hall. A traditional lunch with all the villagers and visitors.
            A walk around the town of Mâcon, visiting a local patisserie.
            A visit to the famous Beaujolais wine museum in the village of Romaneche-Thorins. Lunch at the Old Railway Station restaurant. Holiday of tastes in the village of Gleizé.

            Day 3: a trip to the Gourmet Market in Tarrare.

            Day 4: walk through the town of Mâcon, learning about local history and traditions. Lunch. Departure.

            The event schedule may change from day to day. Pre-booking is required for all dinner and lunch programmes.
            Leisure and free time activities:
            A cycling trip from Chalons-sur-Saône to Mâcon (a 70 km road that allows you to explore the vineyards and cultural heritage of the region on a bicycle).
            Truffle hunting (Tuber Uncinatum for connoisseurs) unraveling the legend of the Dijon Owl (brings good luck to anyone who touches it with their left hand while placing their right hand on their heart) training at the Burgundy Wine School in Beaune, where courses, conferences and tastings are organised for wine novices and connoisseurs a cruise on the Nivernet canal (180 km between Saint-Léger-de-Vignes in Nièvre and Auxerre) a trip to the great Morvan lakes.
            Six lakes lost in the rolling green countryside: Сeton, Pannacier, Saint-Aignan, Chamesson, Chamboux and Crescent. Canoeing, swimming, cycling, fishing – there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. the Beaune Côté Plage entertainment centre (a complex of large outdoor pools that have been set up next to an artificial lake).
            We recommened to stay:
            Château de Gilly 5*
            CHAMPAGNE
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            Champagne, the birthplace of Champagne wines as well as a forest-rich region. Many of the vineyards and cellars hold tastings and are always delighted to tell you about Champagne's principal drink.
            Our guides will prepare a program based on your preferences.
            Here's a list of the most interesting routes and topics of the region:
            • Taking the champagne route.
            • Medieval fortifications and castles.
            • Towns of Art and History.
            Paris – Reims is approx. 140 km/1 h 30 min by car or 45 min by TGV train.
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            Paris – Reims – Épernay – Paris
            Morning in Reims: town tour (Reims Cathedral, the Gate of Mars, the Gallo-Roman Cryptoporticus, the Palace of Tau, Musée Historique Saint-Remi).
            Afternoon in Épernay and visit to the best champagne houses with a tasting (optional): Champagne Museum, Mumm, Taittinger, Ruinart, Pommery Veuve Clicquot or Moet et Chandon (a tasting of Champagne brut Imperial is included in the price). A walk through the town on Champagne Avenue, Castellane Tower, St Martin's Gate, Perrier Castle, Notre Dame Church, the Town Hall and the Gabriel Dorzia Theatre.
              Paris – Reims – Épernay – Troyes – Paris
              Day 1: Reims Town Tour (Reims Cathedral, Mars Gate, Gallo-Roman Cryptoporticus, Musée Sain, Phare de Verzenay lighthouse and Champagne Museum). Épernay: Mumm, Taittinger, Ruinart, Pommery, Veuve Clicquot or Moet et Chandon (a tasting of Imperial Champagne brut is included in the price). A walk through the town: the Champagne Avenue, Castellane Tower, St Martin's Gate, Perrier Castle, Notre Dame Church, the Town Hall and the Gabriel Dorzia Theatre.
              Day 2: Troyes stroll through the historic town centre (half-timbered houses, secret passages and narrow cobbled streets, the Seine promenade, the Gothic cathedral of St Peter and Paul).
              Paris – Reims – Troyes – Nigloland – Paris
              Day 1: Reims, walk through the picturesque Parc de Champagne, visit the Museum of Retro Cars, the Space Exploration Museum Planetarium, the Laser Games Reims entertainment centre.
              Day 2: Nigloland Amusement Park - 4 themed areas, 40 amusement rides and 8 restaurants. Entrance fee is €36 for adults and €33 for children.
              Day 3: Troyes stroll through the historic town centre (half-timbered houses, secret passages and narrow cobbled streets, the Seine promenade, a visit to an antique hand tool museum).
              The region's gastronomy – everything with which champagne is consumed!
              • Reims pink cookies (traditionally, pink cookies are dipped in a glass of champagne before being eaten).
              • Andouillette sausages, Troyes (AOC) Retel
              • White Sausages Cheeses: Chaource and Langres. Chaource is a soft, cylindrical cow's milk cheese, whereas Langre has an orange colour and is distinguished by a depression at the bottom of the cheese. Mussy Cheesemaker – Chaource and Langres Cheesemakers' Association – Langres.
              Any feast is a culinary festival!
              • Reims pate
              • bacon salad
              • Ardennes-style potato fricassee
              • melt-in-the-mouth pig's feet from St. Meneu
              • stewed meat with vegetables
              • Troyes sausages
              • Ardennes-style wild boar
              • Cheese plate: ashed Riceys or Argonne goat cheese, the famous A.O.C. de Chaource. Continue your cheese experience at the Cheese Museum!
              • Sweet delicacies of Champagne: flavourful gingerbread, Reims pink biscuits with marzipan.
                A sweet tooth's paradise, bon appetit!
              Leisure and free time activities:
              • walking
              • cycling
              • horseback riding
              • relaxing on the shores of many lakes
              We recommend to stay:
              Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa 5* Champillon near Epernay.
              PROVENCE
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              Provence is a historic area in south-eastern France whose beauty Cézanne and Van Gogh immortalized in their paintings of huge fields of lavender and sunflowers, valleys of vineyards, and olive groves. Our guides will prepare a program based on your preferences.
              Here's a list of the most interesting routes and topics of the region:
              • Towns and monuments of Antiquity and the Roman Age
              • Medieval towns
              • Van Gogh's places
              • Natural monuments and protected areas
              Paris – Marseille is approx. 750 km/8 h by car or 3 h 30 min by TGV train.
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              Vincent Van Gogh in Provence.
              Arles – Saint Remy de Provence.
              Morning in Arles: a walk along the banks of the Rhone River, the history of the artist's famous paintings Sunflowers, Van Gogh's Armchair, The Red Vineyards and The Sower.
              Afternoon at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: a stroll along the Vincent van Gogh Trail, a path that takes you through the locations that inspired the great artist. Avenue Pierre Barbier, from the Saint Paul Monastery to the Estrine Museum.
                In the footsteps of Ancient Romans.
                Nîmes – Arles.
                Day 1: Nîmes aka 'French Rome.' A visit to the amphitheatre, a sightseeing tour of the Maison Carré – the Square House of the Roman Temple, the Arch of Augustus, the Temple of Diana. A stroll through the alleys of the Fountain Garden. The Pont du Gard bridge is a huge aqueduct built by the Romans across the Garde River to supply water to Nîmes (UNESCO heritage site).
                Day 2: Arles. Sightseeing of the Cathedral of Saint Trophime, the ruins of the ancient Arelate, the Roman era monuments: the amphitheatre/arena of Arles, the ancient theatre, the baths Thermes de Constantin. Museums to visit: the Musee Departemental Arles Antique – the Museum of ancient Arles, Museon Arlaten and Musee Reattu housed in a beautiful 15th century monastery opposite the Roman thermae.
                Medieval Provence.
                Aix-en-Provence – Roussillon – Gordes – Avignon – Le Baux-de-Provence – Fontaine-de-Vaucluse – Cavaillon
                Day 1: Aix-en-Provence. A visit to the Cathédrale Saint Sauveur, the town hall with a Gothic clock tower, the Four Dolphins Fountain. A visit to the Paul Cézanne's house-museum.
                Day 2: Departure to the Luberon Valley: Provencal Colorado – Sentier des Ocres (the 'Ochre Road') in Roussillon, a visit to ochre quarries with tunnels, boilers and rocks. Gordes town – a walk inside the town and getting to the observation platform overlooking the lavender fields. Village des Bories: typical Provençal stone houses, insight into the life of the peasants, and the Abbaye Notre-Damme de Senanque. A visit to the lavender fields.
                Day 3: Avignon. A visit to the Provençal market and a town tour with a visit to the Papal Palace and a tour of the Romanesque-style Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms d'Avignon. A walk through the Rocher des Doms Park, the town's central square. Tasting of Cotes du Rhone wines and nougat.
                Day 4: Le Baux-de-Provence, the fiefdom of the feudal landlords of the Seignors de Beau. The tour takes you through the narrow medieval streets of this stylish medieval fortress complex, peeking into the courtyards of private mansions, the old town hall and the chapel with its magnificent frescoes. Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the ruins of the castle in the town of Cavaillon.

                Aix-en-Provence – Luberon Valley – Nîmes – Arles – Saint Rémy – Saint-Rémy-de-Provence – Le Baux-de-Provence – Marseille
                Day 1: Aix-en-Provence: Cathédrale Saint Sauveur, town hall with the tower and the Four Dolphins Fountain. A visit to the Paul Cézanne's house-museum.
                Day 2: Luberon Valley: the 'Ochre Road' in Roussillon – Gordes – Village des Bories. A visit to the lavender fields.
                Day 3: Avignon. A visit to the market and a sightseeing tour inside the town. Tasting of Cotes du Rhone wines and nougat.
                Day 4: Nîmes tour. The Pont du Gard aqueduct bridge Arles sightseeing tour.
                Day 5: A visit to the towns of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Le Baux-de-Provence and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse with a visit to the Petrarch House Museum.
                Day 6: Forteresse de Aigues-Mortes and climb to the Constance Tower. A visit to the Camargue Nature Reserve.
                Day 7: Marseille: tour of the old Panier quarters, the old port and ascent to the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica. Cassis: wine tasting of the Bandol and Cassis appellations.
                A boat trip along the coves between Marseille and Cassis is also possible.
                L'Occitane, a famed local brand, has products based on natural components such as Provencal lavender or honey.
                • «Les Bains de Provence»
                • «Nova SPA Avinion» in Avignon
                • «Spa - Hôtel Aquabella Aix en Provence
                • «Baumanière Spa» in Le Baux-de-Provence
                • «Moulin de Vernègues» 4* & «Couvent des Minimes» 5*
                • «Spa Ventoux Provence Domaine Résidentiel & SPA» 5*
                Wine, truffles and olive oil are the basis of life in á la Provençale,
                or simply 'Sunshine Kitchen.'
                • wine: Gigondas vineyards; the ancient village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape has structured wines with a high level of alcohol (12.5-15%). Wine museum and taster school. The world-famous Côtes du Ventoux and Côtes du Luberon light and fruity red wines.
                • truffles: black truffles from the Vaucluse department are renowned for their genuine flavour. We organize truffle hikes and excursions to truffle markets in Richerenches, Vaison-la-Romaine, and Valréas throughout the season that runs from mid-November to mid-March. Truffle dish cooking masterclasses.
                • olive oil: Vaucluse, Apt and Carpentras are particularly famous for their high-quality olive oil. Olive farms and factories offer guided tours and tastings.
                  July to September is the ideal time to visit farms.
                Provençal cuisine is distinguished by its simplicity and depth of flavor.
                • Aioli is a sauce made from garlic and olive oil, served with fish and vegetables.
                • Ratatouille is a stew of tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, onions, garlic and Provençal herbs.
                • Bouillabaisse is a thick soup made from several varieties of fish with saffron, onions, tomatoes and potatoes.
                • Bagnat is a large sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, anchovies, boiled egg, capers, soaked in olive oil.
                • Tapenade is a sauce of vegetables, anchovies, olives in olive oil. Served as an appetizer or spread on bread.
                • Lavender honey.
                • Drinks: Pastis, an aniseed aperitif, and rose table wines.
                Leisure and free time activities:
                Golf: Golf Bastide de la Salette and Aix-Marseille in Marseille, Golf de Servanes near Arles, Golf Sainte Baume in the St Baume Reserve, Golf du Luberon near Roussillon, Golf Grand Avignon in Avignon, Golf Dolce Fregate Provence near Bandol, Golf de Saumane near Gordes.

                The Barriere Casino in Callou-le-Rouet near Marseille, the Barriere de Cassis Casino in Cassis, the Casino Pleinair Partouche in La Ciotat, the Grand Casini Bandol in Bandol, the Casino JOA La Seyne in La Seyne-sur-Mer. Casino at the racecourse in Carpentras.
                Equestrian sports: Carpentras racetrack and horse riding in the Camargue Nature Reserve.
                Motorsport: go-carts, ATVs and vintage cars.
                On the coast, you can do everything from catamarans to yachts to regattas to sailing.

                We recommend to stay:
                Le Vallon de Valrugues & Spa 5* Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
                Hotel de L'Image 4* Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
                Auberge de Cassagne 5* in Avignon
                La Mirande 5* in Avignon
                Les Bories and Spa 5* Gordes
                Bastide de Gordes 5* Gordes
                Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa 5* Luberon Valley
                CÔTE D'AZUR
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                MONACO
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                The French Côte d'Azur stretches from Toulon to the Italian border on the south-eastern Mediterranean coast of France.
                The Principality of Monaco is also on the Côte d'Azur.
                Here's a list of the most interesting routes and topics of the region
                • Russian Nice
                • The French Riviera – the muse of artists and musicians
                • Cinema
                • Beaumonde is a world of beauty
                Paris – Nice is approx. 930 km/ 8 h by car, 5 h 50 min by TGV train, or 1 h 30 min by Paris–Nice plane.
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                Panorama of Nice
                Morning: walk inside the city (Place Masséna, old town, Promenade des Anglais, St Nicholas Cathedral, Monastere de Cimiez). You can visit the museums: Matisse, Modern Art, Lascaris Palace, Le Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall.
                Afternoon in the countryside: a visit the castle and vineyards of LE CHATEAU DE CRÉMAT with tastings, or a visit to the ADOLIVE farmstead (tasting a variety of products from local olive trees,
                1 hour to learn about olive oil production and tasting it).
                  Menton – San Remo
                  Morning: a trip to Menton, the old town with its dark streets and port, the Baroque church of Saint Michel, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception and Mercy. The gardens of Menton are one of its main attractions: Jardin Botanique Exotique Val Rahmeh, the botanical garden, the Fontana Rosa Garden and the citrus gardens du Palais de Carnoles.
                  Afternoon: San Remo: the promenade, Corso della Imperatrice, San Siro Cathedral, Borea d'Olmo Palace and La Pigna district, the ancient part of the city.
                    High society and a beautiful world.
                    Monte Carlo – Èze – Beaulieu-sur-Mer – Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat – Villefranche-sur-Mer
                    Day 1: Monte Carlo. The Prince's Palace, the Port of Monaco and Casino Square. After lunch, take a stroll around Èze hamlet, which has a Baroque church, the White Penitents Chapel, a small plaza with a fountain, and the most stunning view from 400 meters above sea level.

                    Day 2
                    : Beaulieu-sur-Mer picturesque scenery on the background of the azure sea. Greek Villa Kérylos and Rotunda, golden beaches, tropical gardens, narrow cobbled streets and Provencal houses. Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat is a millionaires' paradise cap: a walk and a visit to the villa of Baroness Rothschild and the Villa of Leopold. The Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer and the town of the same name, a visit to the medieval fortress. Overlooking the bay on the hills are the picturesque villas of celebrities.
                    The Baroque St Michael's Church, the Chapel of Saint-Pierre decorated by the famous Jean Cocteau and the medieval 'dark street' with surviving 14th century houses.
                    Grasse – Mougins – Fréjus – Saint-Tropez – Cannes
                    Day 1: Grasse, the world capital of perfumery; sightseeing of the cathedral with three paintings by Rubens and a painting by Fragonard. Excursion to the Perfume Museum and the Fragonard factory. A stroll through the town of Mougins (fortress walls and gates, historic centre, medieval narrow streets, Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Vie and St Bartolomeo, Museum of Classical Art, with works by Matisse, Rodin, and Picasso).
                    A visit to Fréjus to see the 5th century cathedral and baptistery, ruins of fortifications, amphitheatre and aqueduct from the ancient Roman period. Hotel accommodation in Saint-Tropez.
                    Day 2: St Tropez town walk: central square, the Château de Suffren, the Fortress of St Tropez, the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Chapel of Saint Anne, the Butterfly House and the magnificent Port Grimaud, and a boat trip to Cannes.
                    The French Riviera is the muse of artists, artists and musicians. Cagnes-sur-Mer – Saint-Paul-de-Vence – Biot – Vallauris – Antibes – Juan-les-Pins – Cannes
                    Day 1: Cagnes-sur-Mer is a favourite destination for musicians and artists, with famous painters such as Modigliani, Soutine, Klein and Renoir... A tour of the town: Grimaldi Castle and square, the medieval church of Saint-Pierre, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Intercessor, Renoir's house-museum 'Villa Collette.'
                    After lunch – the ancient town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, one of the most ancient medieval towns. Matisse, Cocteau, Colette, Jacques Prévert, Sartre, Sophia Loren, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura and many others have been here, and Marc Chagall spent the last years of his life here.
                    Day 2: Biot that is situated on a hilltop covered in mimosa and olive trees. Biot was well-known for manufacturing and decorating ceramics before turning to glass. Vallauris: Magnelli Castle Museum and Picasso National Museum. Antibes is associated with the names of F. S. Fitzgerald, N. Kazantzakis and G. Green. take a walking tour to explore the Amirale de Grasse promenade, the Grimaldi Castle, the Bastion of Saint-André with its archaeology museum, the Garoup lighthouse and Notre-Dame de Garoup chapel, the Tenard Villa, the Marineland water park, and Fort Carré.
                    After lunch we'll go to Juan-les-Pins, a prestigious resort of the Cote d'Azur and the soul of the jazz festival.
                    Day 3: Cannes. City walk: Le Suquet quarter, Palais des Festivals and Avenue of Stars, Promenade de la Croisette, Palm Beach, Alexandre III Theater, Allees de la Liberte-Charles-de-Gaulle, Villa Fiesole, Musee de la Mer and Museum of Photography, Villa Eleanor. A boat trip to the Lérins Islands: Saint-Honorat (abbey) and Saint Margaret's (famous for its fortified Iron Mask prison).
                    Dinner at the most fashionable restaurant, La Guerite, with a panoramic outdoor terrace.
                    Monaco, the epitome of luxury and the beautiful life.
                    • Casino
                    • Museums: The Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Oceanography with a unique aquarium, the Museum of Postage Stamps and Coins, the National Museum of Monaco – Villa Sauber/Villa Paloma with temporary collections of modern art. The Rainier III Vintage Car Museum, the Napoleon Souvenir Museum, and the palace's historical archives collection.
                    • Gardens: St. Martin's with picturesque gardens and beautiful sea views. Japanese garden with an area of 7 thousand sq.m located on the Mediterranean coast.
                    • Louis II Stadium
                    • Sea baths in Monte Carlo –Thermes Marins Monte Carlo: one of the largest in Europe, using La Prairie and Lancaster cosmetics. Classic Roman thermae at the heart of the complex, massage treatments using aroma oils and seaweed.
                    • Cannes: Biothal Cannes thalassotherapy centre uses exclusive author's programmes and techniques based on the power of seawater combined with oligotherapy to help treat osteoporosis and rheumatic symptoms, joint disorders and general avitaminosis.
                    • Thermes Marins de Cannes offers traditional thalassotherapy. Algae and coloured salt are used for healing baths.
                    • Thalazur Antibes: Saunas and baths, hammam, seawater jacuzzi
                    • Mougins, the only Spa Shiseido center in Europe.
                    The dishes are made from locally grown vegetables, fish and seafood, delicate meats, spices and olive oil.
                    • wine: Clos Saint Vincent, Chateau de Bellet, Chateau de Cremat from the Bellet vineyards in the vicinity of Nice.
                    • Italy's proximity also has its influence: in Nice you can enjoy ravioli, all kinds of pasta or, for dessert, Italian tiramisu. Other sweets include a sweet tropesienne cake from Saint-Tropez, candied chestnuts and, of course, ice cream.
                    The cuisine is distinguished for its simplicity and depth of flavor.
                    Bouillabaisse is a thick soup made from several varieties of fish with saffron, onions, tomatoes and potatoes.
                    Salade niçoise is a salad named after Nice. Green beans, anchovies, tomatoes, eggs, olives.
                    Mesclun is a salad made from dandelion leaves, chicory and other Mediterranean herbs.
                    Ratatouille is a vegetable stew of red peppers, aubergines, tomatoes, courgette and onions stewed in olive oil with garlic.
                    Pieds et paquets is a stuffed leg of lamb and stuffed sheep's stomach in white wine.
                    Bœuf en daube is beef stewed in red wine with herbs and garlic in a special pot over low heat.
                    La tapenade, a thick paste of olives, capers and anchovies, served on toast with an aperitif or soup. Aïoli, a garlic sauce.
                    Pistou, a thick sauce made from white and red beans, basil, garlic and olive oil.
                    Leisure and free time activities:
                    Golf: Clubs Monte Carlo, Terre Blanche, Cannes Mougins and Royal Mougins Country Golf Club, Biot Golf Club, La Grande Bastide, Claux Amic Golf Club, Riviera Golf de Barbossy, Opio Valbonne.Casinos in Monaco, restaurants and nightclubs all along the coast.
                    Equestrian sports: Cote d'Azur Racecourse, horse riding in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
                    Motorsport: go-carts, ATVs and vintage cars.
                    Catamaran, yacht, regatta or sailing – all this can be done on the coast; water skiing, swimming, yachting and windsurfing, as well as sport fishing and diving are available as well.
                    There is a large amusement park near the town of Biot, which includes:Marineland, Europe's largest marine zoo. A show featuring dolphins, seals, sea lions, swordfish and sharks. The Butterfly Jungle is where tropical butterflies flutter under the roof of a huge greenhouse with anthills and real tarantulas. Amusement & Theme Park in Antibes. Water park with water attractions.
                    A small Provencal farm and a puppet theater.

                    THE LOIRE VALLEY
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                    The Loire Valley, the geographical and aristocratic center of France. There are over 300 surviving castles in the region, many of which are impressive in their scale and sophistication, fully reflecting the spirit of the Middle Ages and Romanticism.
                    Our guides will prepare a program based on your preferences.

                    Here's a list of the most interesting routes and topics of the region:
                    • In the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci.
                    • Love stories of the royal court.
                    • A journey into a fairy tale.
                    • Intrigue, fun, duels, conspiracies, performances, hunting and imprisonment in castles.
                    • The Renaissance era.
                    • The Loire Wine Road.
                    Paris – Blois is approx. 180 km/2 h 30 min by car or 1 h 40 min by TGV train.
                    MAP
                    Paris – Chambord – Blois –Amboise – Chenonceau – Paris
                    Morning: Chambord and Blois with a visit to Chambord Castle, the 'hunting lodge' of King Francis I. Château de Blois, former royal residence of the Medici, Machiavelli, de Guise. Lunch and walk through the city of Blois Cathedral of Saint-Louis, the Church of Saint Vincent and the House of Magic.

                    Afternoon:
                    Amboise and Chenonceau: a visit to the castle of Amboise, the former capital of France. The Château de Chenonceau, with its amazing collection of tapestries, furniture and paintings, which belonged to queens and favourites, bearing the name 'Château des Dames.'

                    Please note that a tour of 4 castles in 1 day is possible in late spring and summer (depending on daylight hours), otherwise a full tour of 2 castles is possible.
                      Paris – Chambord – Blois – Amboise – Chenonceau – Langeais – Villandry – Ussé – Paris
                      Day 1: visit to Chambord Castle, the 'hunting lodge' of King Francis I. Château de Blois, former royal residence of the Medici, Machiavelli, de Guise. Lunch and walk through the city of Blois Cathedral of Saint-Louis, the Church of Saint Vincent and the House of Magic.
                      Day 2: a visit to the Château du Clos Lucé in which Leonardo da Vinci lived, miniatures of devices and models of Leonardo's inventions. Visit to the Château d'Amboise, the former capital of France. The Château de Chenonceau, with its amazing collection of tapestries, furniture and paintings, which belonged to queens and favourites, bearing the name 'Château des Dames.'
                      Day 3: Château de Langeais with wax figures, tapestries and the oldest donjon. Château d'Ussé in which Charles Perrault invented The Puss in Boots and The Sleeping Beauty.

                      Lunch at La Cave, a gastronomic restaurant located in a cave formerly used as a cellar.
                      A visit to Château Villandry with the most beautiful gardens of all Loire castles.
                      Blois – Chambord – Cheverny – Chenonceau – Clos Lucé – Amboise – Langeais – Villandry – Valençay – Loches – Azay-le-Rideau – Saumur – Plessis-Bourré – Angers
                      Day 1: Château de Blois, former royal residence of the Medici, Machiavelli, de Guise.
                      A visit to Chambord Castle, the 'hunting lodge' of King Francis I. Lunch.
                      A visit to the private castle of Cheverny featuring a collection of paintings, weapons and furniture. Vertical tasting in the Loire caves (vouvray, monlouis), travel tasting possible (trip on a gabarre boat to an island on the Loire).
                      Day 2: The Château de Chenonceau, with its amazing collection of tapestries, furniture and paintings, which belonged to queens and favourites, bearing the name 'Château des Dames.' A visit to the Château du Clos Lucé in which Leonardo da Vinci lived, miniatures of devices and models of Leonardo's inventions.
                      Lunch. A visit to the Château d'Amboise, the former capital of France.
                      Day 3: Château de Langeais with wax figures, tapestries and the oldest donjon. Château d'Ussé in which Charles Perrault invented The Puss in Boots and The Sleeping Beauty. Lunch.
                      A visit to Château Villandry with the most beautiful gardens of all Loire castles.
                      Day 4: Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Château de Valençay owned by the Prince of Talleyrand. Lunch. The royal castle Château de Loches built by Foulques III Nerra, the founder of the dynasty of the Dukes of Anjou.
                      Day 5: Château of Azay-le-Rideau (Renaissance period), Château de Saumur, where the Plantagenets and French monarchs signed the Treaty of Amiens. Château Plessis-Bourret built by Jean Bourret at the end of the 15th century and tasting of Anjou wines at the Maison des Vins.
                      Château d'Angers with the famous carpet of the Apocalypse.
                      The fairytale 'valley of the kings' studded with castles grows a variety of grapes, including Chenin and the renowned Sancerre Sauvignon.
                      The area south-west of Nantes is dominated by the Muscadet. The Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine is considered the best Muscadet wine.
                      Anjou produces light rose wines. However, the main appellations in this area are produced from the Chenin grape and include some of the world's best kinds of sweet wines.
                      Anjou-Villages produces only red wines from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which have deep colour and good intensity, with a distinctly fruity taste. The best wines come from the vintage from the old vineyards around Brissac, which have a pronounced blackcurrant flavour.
                      Savennieres are dry wines that are unquestionably among the world's greatest. They can be stored for a very long time and have a refined flavor with mineral undertones, making them a beautiful expression of the Chenin species.
                      Farmer and king at the same table.
                      Meat and sausage products.
                      Freshwater fish – pike, walleye, shad, tench, salmon, eel and lamprey.
                      Cheeses. Poitiers, Touraine and Berry are the most important areas where goat cheeses are produced. The elongated Sainte-Maure de Touraine AOC cheese dusted with ash can be eaten young or kept in a damp cellar until ripe. Selles-sur-Cher AOC is a soft cheese with a flat round form. Valencay AOC has a truncated, ash-studded pyramid shape, is tougher, and has a pronounced, distinctive flavor.
                      The cheeses produced from cow's milk are Feuille de Dreux, a flat, soft cheese with a chestnut leaf on top, Olivet sprinkled with ash, Port-Salut and Cure Nantais with a thin crust. Because they were initially farmed solely for the Parisian market, button-sized champignons became known as 'champignon de Paris.'
                      Once upon a time, the damp tufa caves on the steep banks of the Loire were used to quarry stone for construction purposes and later proved an ideal place to grow mushrooms.

                      Popular dishes of the region.
                      Dish Alose a l'oseille, a shad in hollandaise sauce with sorrel;
                      Canard nantais, a Nantes-style duck (fried duck served with muscadet sauce);
                      Citrouillat pie, a pumpkin pie;
                      Civet de marcassin, a wild boar stew;
                      Geline a la lochoise, chicken in cream sauce;
                      Lapin chasseur, a hunter-style rabbit (wild rabbit cooked with mushrooms);
                      First course Potage d'asperges is an asparagus soup;
                      Prunes au Vouvray, a dish of plums stewed in vouvray wine;
                      Ragout d'anguilles et cuisines de grenouille is eel stewed with frog legs;
                      First course Soupe a la citrouille is a pumpkin soup;
                      Tarte aux rillettes is an open pie with pork pate.
                      Leisure and free time activities:
                      • Hot air balloon flights.
                      • Bicycle walking routes and bike trails.
                      • Horseback riding.
                      • Ziplines and rope courses.
                      • Kayaking and canoeing.
                      • Segway tours.
                      We recommend to stay:
                      Le Choiseul à Amboise 4* in Amboise
                      Château d'Artigny & Spa 5* in Tour
                      Les Sources de Cheverny 5* in Cheverny
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