3 Night Épernay Petit Séjour
3 Night Épernay Petit Séjour Ref: 3EPS
3 nights nights Hôtel Les Berceaux 3* or similar, Épernay
1 x Standard Double Room
Upon arrival make your way to your hotel. After check in you are free to relax or explore. You will receive from the hotel’s reception (or local representative) a tour package with instructions and the essentials to help you have a successful tour.
* Bike Rental.
* Daily Luggage Transfer.
* Road Book, Maps and Tourist Information.
After breakfast in your hotel, you will wind your way between vines and hillsides, the Champagne Trail in the Marne Valley will introduce you to the rich viticultural heritage. Frequently overlooking the valley, this itinerary affords wonderful views. Your trail snakes through the vines leading to Hautvillers, a charming village known for its Benedictine Abbey. Then you will head to Cumières to stop for a lunch break (for example in a restaurant sculpted in chalk). Continue to Damery, where you can visit the 12th -13th century Church that overlooks the village and houses a painting by Watteau of the Madonna and Child (18th century). On the way to Venteuil, you can enjoy a view of Château de Boursault. The valley trail will take you through villages between vines, fields and forests all the way to Reuil before we head back to Épernay on the other side of the Marne, for your overnight stay.
Today after breakfast in your hotel you will visit the vineyards of The Côte des Blancs, which is the homeland of the Chardonnay grape. Following the Champagne Tourist Trail, descend towards Pierry, where you can visit the 18th century Château, storeroom and cellars, also the Chavot-Courcourt Church (12th century.), a solitary island of stone in an ocean of vines. After Cuis and its fine Romanesque Church, the trail will take you close to cliffs to reach Cramant with its oversized bottle (8.50 metres tall). Not far from Cramant is the small village of Avize, decorated in frescoes (of which many can be found in Champagne). The brightly floral Oger is not surprisingly one of the "most beautiful villages in France”. Here you can visit a museum dedicated to "Traditions, Love and Champagne”. Return back to Épernay in the afternoon for your overnight stay.
After breakfast in the hotel, you say au revoir to the Champagne region.
* 2nd Class Train Ticket: Paris Gare de l'Est – Épernay or vice versa.
From AUD $55.00 per person each way.
* Additional night stay at Hotel Berceaux 3* Standard Room in Épernay.
From AUD $85.00 per person.
* Champagne Tasting at a small Champagne producer.
From AUD $45.00 per person.