TOUR OPTIONS

PROVENCE WINE TOUR, MAY 2024

BEFORE AND AFTER THE TOUR
mediterranee, mediterranean
Grande Bleue véritable
It is possible, and always a good idea, to arrive one or several days early in Nice, as this town is just enchanting, and also to extend your stay in Paris, because once one is in Paris, especially where we stay, it is hard to part with this gorgeous city.

This page will provide all the options available to that effect, as well as the room options during the tour.

All the rooms offered in my tours have private baths. For breakfast please refer to the Meals page.
NICE
Roof Top at our Hotel in Nice
You might want to arrive 1 day or more early in Nice, where time is stopped in an atmosphere reminiscent of the 1930's, the perfect resort town, which is actually a town in its own right, but on the Bay of Angels, one of the most beautiful location on the Mediterranean.

Should you want to do that, please take a look at the room options, which feature a price for additional nights, as well as a price for upgrades.

Our hotel in Nice towers most of the town, and offers a hot tub as well as a pool on the roof top, as well as a SPA, all within a short distance from the beach.
Roof Top Pool at our Hotel in Nice
ADDITIONAL NIGHTS AND ROOM UPGRADE AT THE NICE HOTEL:

Nice Hotel: Premium Room
PREMIUM ROOM:

This is the room category included in the tour.

Queen bed or twins

Premium rooms all have a balcony and pleasant decor, Chromecast, free dry mini bar

Additional night, per room, not per person, including Breakfast and occupancy tax:

Single: $320.

Double: 345.


Nice Hotel: View from Deluxe with Terrasse Room
DELUXE ROOM WITH TERRASSE:

Large bed or two single beds
25 sqm
Balcony or terrace.
Large bathroom with bubble bath and separate shower
Enjoy the sun on the terrace of our Deluxe rooms and relax in the whirlpool bath. These elegant Deluxe rooms (25 sqm) are equipped with air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, flat screen satellite TV, minibar, ironing board, and safety box. Free soft drinks in the minibar. Large bathroom with separate shower, crib available. Google's Chromecast connectivity.

Tour upgrade for this type of room, (per room, not per person): $100.

Additional night, per room, not per person, including Breakfast and occupancy tax:

Single: $370.

Double: $395.
ARLES
Hotel 2 in Arles, in the background, on the Place du Forum, next to the Café Van Gogh.
In Arles we are potentially staying in two beautiful hotels which are part of the same group which was designed to host the guests, VIPs and attendees of the art exhibit at the Fondation Luma. They are both in the pedestrian part of the town, which is Arles very center.

At the moment it is uncertain if Hotel #1 will be available, due to some construction happening across the street, which would make staying at this hotel uncomfortable due to the construction noise during days of the week. It is not known at this point how long the construction will effectively take, so information in regard to this hotel, is provided here with the understanding that this hotel may not be available. For the time being everybody is planned to stay at Hotel #2.

Hotel 1, which is in a quiet part of the historic center, close to the Place de la République where City Hall is on one side, and to the Roman Theater on the other. This hotel has been totally re-designed in a delightful and very colorful style. This is normally where the rooms included in the tour are, but so far, construction plans in the Hotel's street, are making a stay there uncomfortable, and therefore unless this status changes in time, we won't be able to stay in this hotel, which remains listed here, just in case.

Hotel 2, is on the Forum square, displays a very classic elegance, and is a mythic location for photographers, as a high number of photography luminaries, as well as toreros, stayed there over the years. This location is in the heart of the active old town, and has a more lively surrounding, including the café made famous by Van Gogh, which is just to the side of the hotel, on the same square.
Hotel 2 in Arles
Hotel 1 in Arles
Hotel 1 in Arles
Hotel 1, Classique Room
HOTEL 1, CLASSIQUE ROOM:


NOT SUITABLE FOR NOW

Hotel 2, Chambre Classique
HOTEL 2, CHAMBRE CLASSIQUE:

These are the rooms included in the tour up to 3-5 rooms depending on booking time. Beyond this, participants will be in Superior room at upgrade cost.

The classic double bedroom is the very spirit of the Nord-Pinus. Rest your head near one of the house’s historic wrought irons, while keeping your feet cool in a bathroom made of marble and white earthenware. Every piece of furniture exudes character and invites you to travel from Tangier to Vallauris. Equipped with an Italian shower or a tub, the bathroom is designed as a comfortable and bright living space semi-open to the bedroom.
Hotel 2, Chambre Supérieure
HOTEL 2, CHAMBRE SUPÉRIEURE:

Superior room: In its double or single-bed version, the ‘homely’ atmosphere of the room is a blend of thick fabrics, wood and ceramics. The iconic wrought iron headboard tells, just like the collections on the walls, the story of the hotel. Separated by a tinted glass door, the bathroom, with its white tiles and old-fashioned taps, evokes the 1930s – modern comfort in the service of history.

These rooms are available for a tour upgrade, per room, not per person, and for the four nights, of: $205.

Hotel 2, Chambre Deluxe
Hotel 2, Chambre Deluxe
HOTEL 2, CHAMBRE DELUXE:

Deluxe room: combining eras with styles against a background of taupe walls, the décor here tells the story of the hotel. A mix of materials and colours, each room has a personality of its own. The wood, the wrought iron, the furniture and the paintings all call to mind the artistic side of the Nord-Pinus. A quirky space, the bathroom sees big, with its gigantic windows that open onto the roofs of Arles or the Place du Forum, and give this sun-soaked room its unique atmosphere.

Two such rooms are available for a tour upgrade, per room, not per person, and for the four nights, of: $510.



Hotel 2, Suite Junior
HOTEL 2, SUITE JUNIOR:

Junior Suite: from Asian to Provençal landscapes, from photography to ceramics, and tapestry to sisal, these large, sun-soaked rooms are decorated in eclectic style. Large posters on the wall evoke the heyday of the hotel, while photographs tell the tales of toreadors. The atmosphere of the bath comes from a mixture of modern and Art Deco forms revolving around a centerpiece – the tub – or an Italian shower.

These very large rooms, offering exceptional amenities, space and light, are available for a tour upgrade, per room, not per person, and for the four nights, of: $920.



Hotel 2, Suite Junior
Hotel 2, Suite Junior Bathroom
CASTLE HOTEL IN RHÔNE VALLEY
16th Century Castle, now Organic Hotel in the heart of the Rhône Valley
This hotel of high character, nested in a 16th century castle, will be our home for the end of the tour in the Rhône Valley. It is one of the very finest table of the region, with a gastronomic restaurant focused on organic produces that are more often than not produced in the hotel's garden, and with a cuisine with a high presence of vegetal ingredients.

The time at which we are in this hotel is peak season, and we have a selection of the best rooms.

PARIS
pont neuf, paris
In the Heart of Paris
It is possible to extend your stay in Paris beyond the dates of the Tour, see below.

* I can book for you additional nights in the hotel where we stay in Paris, see below for pricing.

* 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, see pricing for each day in Paris Itinerary below.

* You may want to participate in my Paris Itinerary which I guide and is described below.

Please note that this itinerary entails a fair amount of walking. We will take buses, subway or boat depending on where we are going, mostly when people are tired or if we need to speed up of for long distances. Like the first part of the tour, this itinerary may evolve in function of the dynamic of the group, the weather and opportunities.

The prices for the Paris Itinerary are all inclusive (meals, drinks, bus, entrance fees etc).
The Street of our Paris Hotel in Saint Germain des Près
ADDITIONAL NIGHTS AND ROOM UPGRADE AT THE PARIS HOTEL:

Paris Hotel: Classique Single Room
SINGLE CLASSIQUE ROOM:


These is the room category included in the single accommodation supplement of the tour.

Standard courtside rooms with 1 large bed (130 x 190 cm), bathroom with a stand-up shower, toilet, sink and hair dryer.
Size of the room is about 120 sq. feet (11 sq. meters).

Check with me at booking if you are taking the single accommodation and would like to upgrade to a different room category, so that I may see what is available given the high demand in Paris for our dates.

Additional night, per room, not per person, including Breakfast and occupancy tax: $268.
Paris Hotel: Supérieure Room
SUPÉRIEURE ROOM:


These are the rooms including in the Tour for Double Occupancy.

Superior rooms, offer a pleasing alternative to the Classic rooms. They are more spacious (about 15m2), have air conditioning, and are consequently well-suited for longer stays or leisure trips.

Tour upgrade for this type of room, (per room, not per person) for Single Occupancy: $224.

Additional night, per room, not per person, including Breakfast and occupancy tax: $380.
Paris Hotel: Deluxe Room
DELUXE ROOM:

The Hotel offers you its Deluxe rooms, each designed to showcase the rich variety of styles offered by interior design à la française. Thus, each has its own unique décor featuring antique furniture. These are large and beautiful rooms (about 20m2) with a small seating area.

Tour upgrade for this type of room, (per room, not per person): $290.

Additional night, per room, not per person, including Breakfast and occupancy tax: $525
PARIS ITINERARY:
DAY 13 Friday May 31

Walk to Notre Dame
Sainte Chapelle
Marché aux Fleurs
Pont des Arts
Palais Royal Lunch
Le Louvre (outside)
Petit Carrousel
Jardin des Tuileries
Place Vendôme
Drink in Front of the Opéra
Dinner near the hotel to be on time for concert
After Dinner concert (Vivaldi, Adagios) Église Saint Germain des Près, a short walk.
After concert drink looking for Jean-Paul Sartre in Saint Germain des Près

Meet us for Dinner, concert and after concert drink: $287

$555

sainte chapelle
The Sainte Chapelle
DAY 14   Saturday June 1st

Visit of Maison Serge Gainsbourg (where he lived his exuberant life)
Saint Germain des Près
Lunch at Market in Saint Germain
Jardin du Luxembourg
Isle Saint Louis
Le Marais
Dinner on PLace des Vosges

Meet Us for Dinner: $170

$470

serge gainsbourg, maison
Maison Gainsbourg
DAY 15   Sunday May June 2nd

Trocadéro
Eiffel Tower
Lunch on Eiffel Tower, Front Window
Saint Germain des Près
Rive Droite Dinner

Just Eiffel Tower, with Lunch Front Window: $410

Meet Us for Dinner: $170

$610

Eiffel tower, tour eiffel, paris, france
Unknown Monument in Paris
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gainsbourg, maison