Destination: France

Cannes, France
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Le Meurice

Day 1

Fly into Paris CDG airport and meet your private driver. Transfer to Le Meurice hotel.

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Day 2

Enjoy a full day walking tour of Paris. The Louvre, in its successive architectural metamorphoses, has dominated central Paris since the late 12th century. You will discover the famous pyramid made of glass and metal created by architect Mr Pei and built in 1989 and then the museum. Quite a maze there! But the museum features a very impressive and prestigious collection for your delight including the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged Victory and some great Vermeer.

Day 3

Today you will enjoy a full day walking tour of the French capital during which you will discover some of the main sites and monuments of the capital (such as Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel tower, Ste Chapelle, the Sacre Coeur, Les Invalides…) as well as some of the most charming districts (such as le Marais, Latin quarter, St Germain des Pres, Ile St Louis...).

Day 4

Take a morning tour of the Paris Flea Market. Known to everyone as Les Puces (The Fleas), it covers seven hectares and is the largest antique market in the world, receiving between 120,000 to 180,000 visitors each weekend.

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Day 5

Take a morning tour of Giverny. When Monet and his family settled in Giverny in 1883 the piece of land sloping gently down from the house to the road was planted with an orchard and enclosed by high stone walls. A central alley bordered with pines separated it into two parts. Monet had the pines cut down, keeping only the two yews closest to the house to please Alice. From this Clos Normand of about one hectare, Monet made a garden full of perspectives, symmetries and colors.

Day 6

Enjoy a private cooking class today.

Day 7-8

Transfer to Paris Gare de Lyon station for your TGV departure to Dijon. Upon arrival transfer to Beaune to check into Hotel du Cep

During these 2 days you will enjoy the beautiful Burgundy area with your private driver-guide and wine specialist. Our wine specialists are local people. They will mostly take you to small, reputable and closed to the public wineries where you can meet with the owner or wine maker of the property during your visit. You will learn a lot about grapes, terroir and wine making. You will explore the two main areas of the Burgundy wine region. Cote de Beaune which is located south of Beaune: this area produces white wines such as Puligny Montrachet, Meursault and red wines such as Pommard, Volnay...Cote de nuits which is located north of Beaune: This area produces only red wines such as Aloxe-Corton, Nuits-St-Georges, Vougeot, Gevrey- Chambertin...You will discover all the secrets of vine and wine as well as the local traditions, villages and castles. You will also enjoy very much Beaune, a very charming and pleasant town with its cafés, brasseries, shopping & stunning 15th century former hospital – les Hospices de Beaune.

Day 9

Transfer to Lyon Part Dieu station for your TGV departer to Cap D’antibe. Check into Hotel du Cap Eden Roc.

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Day 10

Take a cooking class at the Chateau de Berne, followed by lunch and a wine tasting. The Chateau's Cooking school is set amid the vines, in a charming and fully-renovated little bastide adjacent to the hotel, overlooking the herb garden and olive trees. Sébastien's classes include an introduction to market produce, herbs, spices & olive oil, as well as an exciting insight into his culinary secrets. At 4pm you will enjoy a tour of the winery & a tasting of 3 vintages. 

 Yaron Yarimi is a luxury travel advisor with Frosch.

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