The Experience

Set among the famous vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the 4* Chateau des Fine Roches offers a mix of the medieval and the Provencal in a romantic setting. The panoramic terrace offers incredible views of Mount Ventoux and surrounding hills of the Alpilles. A bottle of the hotel’s wine welcomes you to your guest room with views overlooking the vineyard. Enjoy dinner at the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant, which focuses on regional products, especially local wines and farm fresh food. During your stay, visit three other Chateauneuf-du-Pape cellars and sample their wines along with a chocolate tasting! This world renowned wine region beckons those who want to experience the beauty and hospitality of Southern France and relish cuisine for which these exquisite wine compliment. This discovery vacation makes a great extension from Paris, Avignon or Nice. Includes:

  • 2 Nights 4* Chateau des Fines Roches
  • Bottle of Chateau des Fines Roches Wine
  • 3 Course Dinner from Gourmand Menu
  • Visit and Wine Tasting at THree Chateauneuf du Pape Cellars
  • 3-Day Compact Car Rental
  • Daily Breakfast

Day 1: Arrive Chateauneuf-du-Pape Arrive by car to the Chateau des Fines Roches and vineyard less than nine miles outside Avignon. Built at the end of the 19th century in a truly medieval style, the chateau’s 11 en suite rooms are decorated in a country style with ginghams and in spacious and comfortable rooms. Perched on a hill with views for miles of the vineyards around the Rhine valley, this is the former residence of Marquise Folco de Baroncelli Javo, nicknamed by American showman Buffalo Bill Cody as Oiseau fidle” or faithful bird. Le Marquise was known across Europe in the early 20th century for his tireless work on behalf of the poor and the environment. (Dinner, accommodations, chateau) A welcome bottle of the hotel’s Chateau des Fines Roches wine awaits your arrival in your room. 3 course plus cheese dinner from the hotel’s Gourmand Menu. The chateau’s gastronomic restaurant offers cuisine such as pan-seared lobster from Brittany with Dungeness crab, served with a consommé of ginger and milk enhanced by a wine from the castle’s excellent list. Day 2: Chateauneuf-du-Pape After breakfast, you have a full day of visits and tastings. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, an Appellation d’Origine Contrae (AOC) in the southern Rhine wine region, permits thirteen different varietals of grape to be grown, though Grenache predominate. This is your opportunity to visit the source of these internationally renowned vintages. (Breakfast, accommodations, chateau) Visit three other Chateauneuf-du-Pape cellars and sample their wines along with a special treat, a chocolate tasting. One of the great surprises to visitors to Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the variety and excellence of the chocolates offered ,“ and here’s your chance to discover a chocolaterie few know. Day 3: Depart Chateauneuf-du-Pape After breakfast, you’re ready for your next Avanti destination. (Breakfast, chateau)

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