BORDEAUX AND ITS WINES , ASHEVILLE WINE MARKET JUNE 2020
The hotel in Bordeaux also offers Deluxe rooms, see photograph on right. They are at the top of the building, and have beautiful views. Upgrade to such a room is $988.5
(for the room, not per person)
My Favorite Restaurant in Bordeaux
SUNDAY JUNE 14 OPTIONAL DINNER:
You are welcome to give up the freedom given to you, and opting to keep sharing your meals with the ring leaders of this tour. This is a sure way to gain even more of your appreciation. This meal will take place in my favorite Bordeaux restaurant, the one where I eat every evening if I am in town and do not have to scout an over restaurant. The food is high quality, but not chichi nor even gastronomic. It is just thoughtful good food, served with a touch of unassuming style. I also love the owner, with a face like that he should make a career in cinema:
It is possible to extend your stay in Paris beyond the dates of the Tour, see below, and you could also go wherever you'd like on your own and come back to Paris to fly back.
* I can book for you additional nights in the hotel where we stay in Paris for $285 in Classique room, $338 in Supérieure room, per night and per room.
* You can choose the option of Room and Meet for Dinner, in which you follow your own desires all day and meet us for dinner: add $110 per person to the price of the room above. (This option is for June 20, 21, 22)
* You may want to participate in my Paris Itinerary which I guide and is as follows:
Please note that this itinerary entails a fair amount of walking. We will take buses mostly when people are tired or if we need to speed up of for long distances. This itinerary may evolve in function of the dynamic of the group, the weather and opportunities.
In this tour prices depend on the day, given that certain parts are already included in the tour, and are per day and per person.
These prices are all inclusive like the rest of the tour, and therefore include, hotel, meals, drinks, bus, entrance fees etc.
DAY 12 Thursday June 18 Walk to the Sainte Chapelle Palais Royal Lunch Le Louvre (outside) Petit Carrousel Jardin des Tuileries Place Vendôme Grands Magasins Apéritif on the Grands Boulevards Dinner
The Sainte Chapelle
DAY 13 Friday June 19
This itinerary is made that day so that we may have lunch in a rare gem of a small restaurant, very convivial, as Parisian as it gets. It is best to go there for lunch on a weekday. Disclosure: this restaurant is so authentic that its only toilet is a turk one. When I was growing up these were still the norm, although now they are kind of an oddity. There will be more modern bathrooms everywhere else, but you should know what to expect. Turkish toilets BTW, are supposed to be more hygienic, and other than that the restaurant meets all proper standards, in an authentic package. Their food and wine have won them the respect of most Parisians in the know.
Walk to Pont des Arts Back to Saint Germain des Près Saint Sulpice Bus to restaurant Lunch Jardin du Luxembourg Quartier Vavin Montparnasse
SPECIAL DINNER at my friend's Philippe Lambert in his Montparnasse's appartment. Philippe was born in Durham, although I did not know that until I moved here, he was first a customer, then became a friend. He grew up in Montréal, and is perfectly bilingual. The dinner will be catered by a top notch south west restaurant (Basque), we will have wines that we toured, and Philippe will treat us with some accordion, as he is a rather accomplished modern style accordion player.
We cannot accommodate more than 8 participants for this dinner. Priority is given to the Paris Itinerary participants. For non Itinerary participants, the cost will be $105.
Dinner chez Philippe
DAY 14 Saturday June 20
Place des Vosges and The Marais Lunch Père Lachaise Cemetery Shopping in Saint Germain des Près Dinner in Saint Germain
Left Bank Café
DAY 15 Sunday June 21 Versailles Lunch in Versailles Visit of the castle Visit of the gardens Diner
Versailles Castle Garden
DAY 16 Monday June 22 Trocadéro Eiffel Tower Lunch on Eiffel Tower Champs Elysées Montmartre Dinner D'adieu