RHONE AND PROVENCE TRIP SCHEDULE

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TUESDAY SEPT 8

10:30 a.m. leave home

11 a.m. Arrive cork airport

12 30 P.M. Flight to Paris

3:10 P.M. Arrive CDG

4:58 p.m. TGV train to Aix en Provence

8:28 p.m. arrive Aix. Driver: Yazid Guendouz  collects me at Aix TGV Station and will take me to  Hotel St Christophe Contact : +33 (0) 6 75 53 46 46

WEDNESDAY SEPT 9 PROVENCE

9:30 a.m. I get picked up, ready to go for Fam. Visiting wineries around Aix today.

10.30 am   Olive oil and wine tasting in Château Virant

12.30 pm  Wine tasting and lunch in Aix-en-Provence with Planet Provence

3.00 pm   Visit of Château Gassier

4.30 pm   Wine tour in domaine de Saint Ser with Provence Wine Tours

6.15 pm  Check in at Terre de Saint Hilaire

7.15 pm  Departure for La Celle

7.45 pm Aperitif in La Maison des vins Coteaux Varois en Provence

Dinner at l’Abbaye de la Celle

back to hotel late…

THURSDAY SEPT 10 WORKSHOP

From 8.15 am to 8.45 am Breakfast

transfer will be organized by car for “ le Mas de la Marotte” at 8.45

9.00 am Set up for the Workshop at : Le Manoir (5 minutes walk from “les Tourettes”

9.30 to12.30 pm  Workshop (Tour-operators are seated)

12.30 to 2.00 pm Wine tasting and Lunch with all the regional suppliers in Terre de Saint Hilaire
2.15 pm  Transfer to Les Baux de Provence

3.45 pm  Quick visit of the village

4.45 pm  Transfer and check in  Mas de l’Oulivié

2 HOURS FREE TO WORK

6.45 pm  Transfer to les Maisons de Baumanière meeting with the wine-makers and wine tasting of the AOC les Baux wines.

8.30 pm  Dinner at la Cabro d’or

10.45 pm  Back to Mas de l’Oulivié

FRIDAY SEPT 11 RHONE

8.30 am  Departure from Mas de l’oulivié for Robion

9.30 am Visit of Domaine des Peyre, a new wine estate with luxury accommodation, an art gallery and a kitchen for cooking classes

10.30 am Transfer to Gargas, quick stop at the Aureto winery, and visit of La Coquillade Village 5* accommodation

12.30 pm Lunch at “Il Ristorante”

1.45 pm Departure for Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2.45 pm   Visit of the wine museum at Maison Brotte

3.30 pm Wine and chocolate tasting at Pavillon des vins – Maison Bouachon

4.45 pm  Visit and wine tasting in Château la Nerthe

5.45 pm   Check in At Espace de l’Hers

6.30 pm Join the Harvest Proclamation with local wine-makers and the members of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine Brotherhood who will induct new members – dinner to follow at Chateau des Fines Roches http://www.chateaufinesroches.com

10.30 pm  Transfer to Espace de l’Hers or Wine B&B

SATURDAY SEPT 12

8.15 am  Breakfast

8.45 am   Check out after breakfast – Meet your guide and head to Avignon
Tour of Avignon

10.30 am Quick presentation of the Carré du Palais, the future Official Rhône Valley wines outlet and complex (opening due June 2016), set in the prestigious building of the former Banque de France, by the Palace of the Popes.

11.00 am Wine tasting au Vin devant Soi

12.00 pm  Visit and lunch at La Mirande

2.00 pm Free time in Avignon

3:30 P.M. Bus driver will drive me to  Avignon to Avignon TGV Station

5 p.m. train to Paris Gare Lyon

7:41 p.m. Transfer to my hotel -Holiday Inn PARIS – ST. GERMAIN DES PRÈS- 92 Rue De Vaugirard

Meet Fanny (she arrives around 6 p.m.) and have dinner

SUNDAY SEPT 13

Fanny leaves around noon

1:15 p.m. Transfer to CDG

2 p.m. arrive CDG

3:50 p.m. Flight to Cork

4:30 p.m. arrive Cork, see my boys

HOTELS

Sept 8 meeting point at the reception on 9th at 9h30

Hotel Saint Christophe, 2 Avenue Victor Hugo, 13100 Aix-en-Provence
www.hotel-saintchristophe.com – T. +33 (0)4 42 26 01 24

Sept 9

Terres de Saint-Hilaire RD3, 83470 Ollières
www.terresdesainthilaire.com T. +33(0)4 98 05 40 10

Sept 10

Mas de l’Oulivié, Les Arcoules, Chemin départemental 78 F, 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
www.masdeloulivie.com T. +33(0)4 90 54 35 78

Sept 11 B&B l’espace de L’Hers

D17, Route de Roquemaure, Chemin de l’Hers, Châteauneuf du Pape +33 (0)4 90 83 75 08 / (0)6 22 65 41 18 – laure.espacedelhers@gmail.comwww.espacedelhers.com Contact: Laure Giansély

Sept 12 Holiday Inn PARIS – ST. GERMAIN DES PRÈS
92 Rue De Vaugirard
Paris,   75006 :+33 (0) 1 49 54 87 00

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 Regarding your transfer :

08/09/15 :

  1. Yazid Guendouz  will pick you up at Aix TGV Station and lead you to Hotel St Christophe

Contact : +33 (0) 6 75 53 46 46

12/09/15 :

The Bus driver will drive you from Avignon to Avignon TGV Station at 15h30

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SUPPLIERS I WILL MEET

Var Tourist Board
Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme
Château de Berne
Château de Saint Martin
Château Gassier
Château Mentone
Château Sainte Roseline
Château Virant
Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence – Wines of Provence
Domaine de Souviou / Best Western Soleil & Jardin
Domaine du Mas Bleu
Domaine Rabiega
Domaine Terre de Mistral
Hostellerie Berard / Moulin de la Roque
Le Clos des Roses
Les Terres de Saint Hilaire
Maisons Alain Ducasse
Office de Tourisme d’Aix-en-Provence – Pays d’Aix
Office de Tourisme de la Provence Verte
Planet Provence
Provence Evasion / Vinomed
Provence Gourmet
Provence Wine Tours
Villa Baulieu
Vaucluse Tourist Board
Château Pesquié
Coquillade Village
Domainde de la Citadelle / Musée du Tire Bouchon
Domaine des Peyre
Espace del’hers
Hotel La Mirande / Château la Nerthe
Inter Rhône
Le Cellier des Princes
Le Pavillon des vins
Maison Brotte
Vignerons du Mont Ventoux
Vinadéa – Wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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