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Wine, Hiking and Food in authentic France

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Stephen Molloy

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Wine, Hiking and Food in authentic France

This holiday combines Paris and Lyon with a walking holiday traversing the vineyards of the southern Beaujolais. There will be daily wine tasting at your guest houses enjoyable walking through varied countryside, with numbers of chateaux and panoramic views. You'll cross historic villages built from warm golden limestone and combine this with great local hospitality & wonderful cuisine. Sophisticated Paris and Lyon bookend the trip.

DAY 1

Easy start on the Left Bank

Greeting and transfer from the airport to your centrally located hotel. After check in or bagdrop the local quartier is yours to discover. We will provide a ‘roadbook’ based around your itinerary with all the listings of the best places in Paris to visit, eat, go out and experience. Make your way to the meeting place on the left bank for the Paris Literature Tour : Hemingway & Friends (SMALL GROUP TOUR 3 hours) Highlights Watch your literary heroes spring to life during this small group, 3-hour walking tour through the historic heart of literary Paris. You’ll summon the spirits of literature’s greatest talents, all of whom lived here and perfected their craft by observing the city’s street life and romantic intimacy. You’ll relive those moments as you retrace their inspirations throughout the Left Bank, pausing to hear enlightening tales of their lives, their loves, and occasionally…their lunacy. Stops include the iconic Shakespeare & Company, the literary haunts of Boulevard Saint-Germain and a charming Parisian café break, on us! When the tour is finished you can make your way back to your hotel or to one of the numerous top restaurants in the area. Read more

Paris - Left Bank St Germain
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DAY 2

Paris - Best of Paris Half Day Tour

Breakfast Make your own way (we can give you tips for the metro if you like) to central meeting point. Best of Paris Half Day Tour (SMALL GROUP TOUR 4 hours) Highlights This tour maximizes your Paris experience by pairing you with an in-the-know resident, one who can get you around town like a pro. This 4-hour small group tour is packed with must-sees and is the perfect way to streamline your sightseeing. The Eiffel Tower, Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre, Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame—they’re all part of the package. Add a healthy dose of insightful anecdotes and local recommendations from your guide and you’ve got perhaps the best-spent afternoon of your entire vacation! It's a walking tour where you see all the best bits, but don't get bogged down in the detail. The guide will drop you at a convenient place for the end of the tour. Make your own way to your hotel or head to a show, or on another tour as you choose. Read more

Paris - Left Bank St Germain
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DAY 3

Paris and the village of Montmartre

Breakfast Montmartre & Sacre Coeur Walking Tour (SMALL GROUP TOUR 2 hours) Highlights As one of the true must-see neighborhoods of Paris, Montmartre offers a romantic glimpse into an era when raucous cabarets, bohemian soirées, and unbridled creativity were the norm. We’ll transport you back to those days by revealing things like the naughty origins of the Moulin Rouge, the majesty of the Sacré Coeur Basilica, and the secluded addresses of the Impressionists that added such mythos to this district. During your 2-hour small group tour of this “village within a city”, you’ll also track down great food locales, tiny trendy boutiques, and a bird’s-eye view of Paris that you’ve got to see to believe! At the end of the walk you should make your way back to your hotel or we would suggest you visit the parc des Buttes Chaumont a great spot for locals to picnic at the end of the day. Read more

Paris - Left Bank St. Germai
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DAY 4

South and into the Beaujolais

Breakfast Private transfer from your hotel to the train station. Train in second class TGV to Lyon. Greetings and private transfer to the beautiful Beaujolais area. Settle in to your first guest house. The evening meal is included.

Pommiers - Clos de Pomeirs
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DAY 5

Hiking amongst the 'Golden Stones'

Breakfast The first day of your independent walking holiday (assisted by DETAILED roadbook and LUGGAGE TRANSFERS) is a relatively gentle day, as the path gently climbs through vines, pasture and forest to the historic ridge top villages of Marcy, with its ancient telecommunications tower and Charnay, with its narrow streets lined with charming historic properties. From here the walking trails descends to the beautiful fortified village of Châtillon d'Azergues with its historic chateau and chapel. Charming small guest house with great food. 14 or 17km, +250m The evening meal is included. Read more

Châtillon - Guest House
DAY 6

Riverside stroll and village discovery

Breakfast. Your day starts with a visit of Chatillon d'Azrgues, including the 12th century chapel, before a picturesque walk along the banks of the River Azergues to reach the pretty village of Chessy les Mines. Afterwards, climb to the historic village of Bagnols with its impressive chateau, historic dwellings and great views of the Mont Lyonnais. The walking trail then follows a former railway line making for a gentle descent. Opportunity to visit the village of Bois d'Oingt or go direct to your guest house on a vineyard in the small and attractive village of Moire. 14km, +300m Dinner is included. Read more

Moiré - Domaine des Aloets
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DAY 7

Southern beaujolais slopes

Breakfast Today starts by ascending to Oingt, classed as one of the prettiest villages in France. Here you can explore its narrow alleyways and admire the amazing views of the southern Beaujolais from its promenade. The ridgeline will lead you to the quaint medieval village of Theizé with it's 13th century chateau de Rochebonne and its historic limestone houses centred around a pretty square. After lunch you take a path that contours beneath the higher hills crossing secluded valleys to reach your next guest house. Domaine Averlys is set in a lovely location among the Beaujolais vines beneath the village of Cogny. 17km, +400m Dinner is included. Read more

Cogny - Domain des Averlys
DAY 8

Along an abandoned railway line...

Breakfast oday's walking trail passes through vines and follows an old railway line, crossing aqueducts to reach the beautiful limestone village of Jarnioux with its amazing towered chateau (possibility to visit chateau). Your walking trail then climbs to Pommiers, a great location on a rideline separating the Soane Valley from the Beaujolais. Your guest house is located in a secluded and beautiful spot. 14km, +430m Read more

Pommiers - Clos Pomeirs
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DAY 9

Transfer to Lyon - city of fine cuisine

Breakfast After breakfast, transfer to Lyon and your hotel in the centre of the city. After check in or bag drop, we will organise a small group tour focused on fine cuisine. From a central meeting spot in 'Old Lyon' on the banks of the Saône to Halles Paul Bocuse on the Left Bank of the Rhone, via the Presqu’île, the itinerary has been devised to show you the best of gastronomy in Lyon. It invites you to learn more about the history of the city via its chronological stopovers. Therefore, you will be able to take advantage of the experience to discover the city’s different neighbourhoods. This cultural and gourmet visit allows you to take full advantage of the French-style way of life. Throughout the itinerary, different stopovers are also planned to allow you to taste the best of the local specialities. Read more

Lyon - Hotel Fourviere
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DAY 10

Departure through Paris CDG Roissy Airpo

Breakfast. Private transfer to the station. Train transfer to either Paris or Paris CDG Airport (direct journeys). The earliest train that can get you to Paris CDG leaves around 6am and takes 2hours 10 minutes. End of our services.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Airport and station transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All nights' accommodation.
  • All breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 evening meals
  • Full walking notes and maps (see more information)
  • Transport of luggage between guest houses
  • Activities and entry fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Train tickets in 2nd class as mentioned in the itinerary.

Package excludes

  • All that is not mentioned in the section, ‘This price includes’.
  • Some transport in Paris, unless mentioned.
  • The international flights.
  • City tax in the accommodation (2017 rates between 0.5€ and 2.5€ per person per night)

More information

  • The accommodaton options and activities mentioned in the itinerary above are available at the creation of this quotation; the final options depend on the availability at the moment of payment of the deposit. If an option is unavailable, we will reserve equivalent quality. The earlier that you reserve the tour, the more likelihood that all preferred choices mentioned above will be available.

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