Historic Provence: Two Night Wine Getaway for Two in Southern France

Historic Provence: Two Night Wine Getaway for Two in Southern France

Avignon, France

£1,276

“It’s an urge to experience clear light pouring from a vast sky, to wander rocky, herby landscapes, and to drink wine under the stars…It is an urge, in short, to be in Provence” Telegraph Travel

Why we love it

Perhaps the most irresistible region in France, the landscape of Provence ranges from snow-capped mountains to breathtaking plains. Medieval towns and countless picturesque villages dot the hilltops. Journey to Avignon, Provence for the sunshine, the food and the wine - especially for the wine. The legacy of winemaking in the region goes back to the 14th century, where Papal influence saw the creation of Provence's most famous export, Châteauneuf de Pape. Get a taste of history at two legendary wineries, and savour Michelin-starred dining in an isolated 17th century farmhouse.

What's Included?

  • Two night stay for two people at a 4-star hotel in Avignon
  • Visit two world-famous wine appellations, Gigondas and Châteauneuf de Pape, with wine tastings at each, and an expert guide on hand
  • Enjoy a six-course menu with wine at Michelin-starred restaurant, Entre Vigne et Garrigue, located in an isolated 17th century farmhouse
  • Savour a three-course meal at La Mirande, set in a grand mansion
  • Luxury transportation will be provided for your wine tour

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  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Avignon, situated on the leafy banks of the Rhône, was once the capital of Christendom. The city’s monuments are still well preserved, including medieval fortresses, 800-year-old stone ramparts and the magnificent UNESCO-protected Palais des Papes. Today, the historic city entices a youthful crowd with inviting boutiques, relaxed cafes and vibrant squares.

From Avignon, enjoy a full day personalised wine tour with a professional guide and wine expert. Taking the scenic drive to the top of the Dentelles de Montmirail, soak up the stunning views, while your guide extends his knowledge of the countryside, and the link between terroir and typicity of the wine in Provence.

The first of the two world-renowned appellations is Gigondas, where the Domaine des Bosquets Winery, with its impressive full-bodied wines, will be explored. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is famous for producing gloriously rich and robust red wines first cultivated by monks over a thousand years ago. Reignited by the popes of Avignon in the 14th century, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation is the largest and most important in southern Rhône, with more than 3,200 hectares of vineyard and over 80 growers. Châteauneuf-du-Pape produces more wine than the whole of the northern Rhône combined.

In the evening, indulge in grandeur at La Mirande, steps from the Popes’ Palace. Home to a cardinal of the 13th century, the hotels’ ambience is heavily influenced by its past with draping tapestries, oak floors, and Carrara-marble throughout. Savour a three-course dinner in the splendour of this renovated mansion.

On the second day, enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at Michelin-starred Entre Vigne et Garrigue. In a Chartreux farmhouse built in 1610, quite literally situated “between vines and shrubs”, you'll savour Serge Chenet’s six-course ‘Menu Inspiration du Moment’; each dish matched with Provençal wines. The dramatic climate of Provence is reflected on a menu that celebrates home-grown flavours, notably lavender, olive and citrus. Enjoy Chenet’s delicious and colourful cuisine in the beautiful garden or quaint chapel and look out over the extending panorama.

Description

Avignon, situated on the leafy banks of the Rhône, was once the capital of Christendom. The city’s monuments are still well preserved, including medieval fortresses, 800-year-old stone ramparts and the magnificent UNESCO-protected Palais des Papes. Today, the historic city entices a youthful crowd with inviting boutiques, relaxed cafes and vibrant squares.

From Avignon, enjoy a full day personalised wine tour with a professional guide and wine expert. Taking the scenic drive to the top of the Dentelles de Montmirail, soak up the stunning views, while your guide extends his knowledge of the countryside, and the link between terroir and typicity of the wine in Provence.

The first of the two world-renowned appellations is Gigondas, where the Domaine des Bosquets Winery, with its impressive full-bodied wines, will be explored. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is famous for producing gloriously rich and robust red wines first cultivated by monks over a thousand years ago. Reignited by the popes of Avignon in the 14th century, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation is the largest and most important in southern Rhône, with more than 3,200 hectares of vineyard and over 80 growers. Châteauneuf-du-Pape produces more wine than the whole of the northern Rhône combined.

In the evening, indulge in grandeur at La Mirande, steps from the Popes’ Palace. Home to a cardinal of the 13th century, the hotels’ ambience is heavily influenced by its past with draping tapestries, oak floors, and Carrara-marble throughout. Savour a three-course dinner in the splendour of this renovated mansion.

On the second day, enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at Michelin-starred Entre Vigne et Garrigue. In a Chartreux farmhouse built in 1610, quite literally situated “between vines and shrubs”, you'll savour Serge Chenet’s six-course ‘Menu Inspiration du Moment’; each dish matched with Provençal wines. The dramatic climate of Provence is reflected on a menu that celebrates home-grown flavours, notably lavender, olive and citrus. Enjoy Chenet’s delicious and colourful cuisine in the beautiful garden or quaint chapel and look out over the extending panorama.

We Also Recommend

  • Visit during April or September, for guaranteed Provencal sunshine
  • Explore the stunning medieval town of Les Baux-de-Provence, located 30-minutes from Avignon
  • Revel in the festivities at the Festival d’Avignon in July

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

Note that flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements. The nearest airport is Avignon (8km from the city centre).

Wine tour duration is approximately nine hours and run Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm.

A 15% service charge is included by law at French restaurants; extra gratuity is welcomed and is left to your discretion on the day. Drinks are not included; these and any other products or services can simply be paid for in full on-site.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

We Also Recommend

  • Visit during April or September, for guaranteed Provencal sunshine
  • Explore the stunning medieval town of Les Baux-de-Provence, located 30-minutes from Avignon
  • Revel in the festivities at the Festival d’Avignon in July

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

Note that flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements. The nearest airport is Avignon (8km from the city centre).

Wine tour duration is approximately nine hours and run Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm.

A 15% service charge is included by law at French restaurants; extra gratuity is welcomed and is left to your discretion on the day. Drinks are not included; these and any other products or services can simply be paid for in full on-site.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

France

France

France

Avignon France

Châteaunef-du-Pape France

Gigondas France

Historic Provence: Two Night Wine Getaway for Two in Southern France

Reviews

  • Definitely use again

    The hotel and the Wine Tour company were excellent. I would definitely use them again should I return to Avignon.

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