Day Trips & Excursions in France

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Covered with a sea of large yellowish pebbles, the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du- Pape offers a unique and timeless view. The wine tour starts with an authentic confectionery where are made tons of delicacies: candies, nougat, lollipops ... We will attend the manufacturing in copper cauldrons. We'll continue until Chateauneuf-du-Pape to meet three winemakers, very different from each other, who will make us discover the appellation, the oldest of France, through their wine making methods and their wine farm.We will have lunch in a typical Provencal restaurant, and if the weather permits it, we will enjoy the shaded patio.
After 45 min drive, we will arrive to an artisanal confectionery of the oldest french candy, the berlingot.We will assist to the traditional making of berlingot in copper cauldron by the grandson of the family. He will explain us the history of the berlingot, show us how he cooks them and make us taste berlingot he just made.Then, direction the fabulous historical wine estate of Châteauneuf-du-pape, with its old castle from the 15th century and its beautiful village.Châteauneuf du pape is the oldest french wine appellation.Your guide has chosen 3 wineries among the 250 in the Châteauneuf appellation to show you 3 different philosophies and approach of wine making. You will learn everything on the wine making process thanks to the visits made by the winemakers or someone on their team.You will enjoy a wine tasting after each visit.For lunch, your guide has chosen a friendly Provencal restaurant in the center of the village.After lunch, you will be drive to the castle, the peak of the village to see the amazing point of view on the landscape around.At the end of the afternoon, your guide will drop you off at the meeting point, in the center of Aix-en-Provence.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off