Valentine Combines Chocolates with Chateaux
SCOTTSDALE, AZ â Jan.
17, 2012 â Mais oui!
Ma cherie. Come with me to a secret vineyard in a chauffeur-driven French
vintage car to celebrate Valentine's Day.
This is actually possible thanks to a new
itinerary arranged by a French company, Discover France http://www.discoverfrance.com,
to rescue suitors who at the 11th hour remember that Feb. 14 is
around the corner.
The rate for Loire Valley Valentines
Tour is 1,795 euros per person based
on double occupancy for four nights accommodation in four star superior class castle hotels, vintage car and driver, breakfasts
and most dinners, chocolate tasting, wine tasting, cooking class, treasure
hunt, and local emergency technical support. Discover France also provides travel planning to add Paris hotels, car rentals, France hotels, trains, airport
transfers, and more. See:
Loren Siekman, Discover France director, says, âValentine's Day in France is
romantic; this itinerary is unique and very personal and is being released just
in time for those late planners. There is a romantic walk filled with riddles
and surprises following a romantic track into an ancient French town, with
stops to taste oysters in the market hall, sample Touraine wines, discover
religious sites, secret gardens and cheeky shops.â
added, âWe call this tour
a Valentine's Tour because of the romantic nature of the season, but couples
can go most anytime throughout the year.â
Guests are on their own to arrive in Amboise to settle into the Hotel Le Choiseul for a gourmet
dinner and views of the Loire. http://www.grandesetapes.fr/en/Chateau-hotel-choiseul/index.html.
On day two guests are driven to ChĂąteau de Chenonceau, crossing the Cher River
before whisking to a surprise vineyard famous for sparkling wines in Montlouis
or Vouvray. Vineyard hosts stroll with guests through the vineyards and
troglodyte (cave). http://www.grandesetapes.fr/en/Chateau-hotel-artigny/index.html
This evening guests return to Hotel Le Choiseul for dinner and bonne nuit.
The third day combines an on-own
self-guided walking tour of Amboise with suggested
visits to the resident Villandry
Castle and English-style
park and a chocolate tasting at Chocolaterie Bigot. This afternoon guests
transfer to ChĂąteau d'Artigny in Montbazon for a spa treatment and gourmet
Day four yields visits to romantic
chĂąteaux including the Sleeping Beauty's castle (Rigny-UssĂ©) or the ChĂąteau of
Azay-le-Rideau well known for its water mirror and romantic park. Before lunch
guests transfer to Tours, the main city of the Loire Valley where there is a private
gourmet cooking workshop with a senior chef from Westminster Palace, House of
Lords, at a local tea room. The workshop theme is a Chocolate Lovers three
course menu that guests will later consume along with selected Touraine's wines. The
last night is at ChĂąteau d'Artigny.
Adventures has been
organizing bicycle tours and hiking tours in France
since 1994 and has offices in both the USA
and in France.
Discover France Adventures award winning tours are made up of their unique self
guided tours and very competitively priced guided tours including privileged
access tours at the Tour de France. Discover France is one of only four licensed
tour operators to the Tour de France.
for all details or contact them by phone at 800.960.2221 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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