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CASSIS & BANDOL WINE TOUR

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  • 8 Hours
  • Max People : 7
  • March 1’ - Dec 30'
  • Pick up & Drop off point : hotel, residential home
  • WSET3 certified wine expert

Provence is not only considered the most beautiful place in  France, it is also the first wine-growing region in its history. Recently made famous and increasingly appreciated and  recognized for its rosé wines, it also produces remarkable red  wines that can age for several years in barrels and white wines of  great freshness and finesse. 

Lucky us, If rosé wine is never really far in Provence, so is the sea. In this tour through the cities of Cassis and Bandol weʼll  discover all colors of wine and the splendid view over the azur  water will refresh us between two glasses !

Price Includes

  • Transportation & guidance
  • Mercedes V class luxury Van
  • Certified Chauffeur and WSET 3 wine expert
  • Insurances, Taxes
  • Recommendations for lunch & hotels
  • Fresh Water and Wifi on board

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting & Visit - optional (20€/person)
  • Any Private Expenses
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Itinerary

9 amDeparture

Weʼll pick you up from your place and drive to discover the fabulous history of  this wine region alongside a WSET 3 graduate sommelier who will  enthusiastically share his expertise in French wine, and answer all your wine related questions.

10 am1st wine estate Tasting & Visit at Bandol

In the morning we will go to discover the greatest reds of Provence around the  town of Bandol, this «Appelation dʼorigine contrôlée» (a.k.a. AOC) offers a hilly landscape  facing the sea, made of terraces on which flourish the Mourvèdre grape variety,  which has made its red wines worldwide famous. We will know all its secrets by  opening the doors of a sumptuous wine estate, alongside a sommelier we will  learn everything from the vine to the glass of wine it offers us, including the  formation of bunches of grapes, their transformations into grape juice then  wine and the essential steps to offer us this unique nectar. 

We will taste the wines in a fantastic setting where you can be inspired,  amateurs or connoisseurs, by the pleasures of tasting.

11 am2nd wine estate Tasting & Visit at Cassis

After that we will discover the wines of the Cassis appellation, little known yet  unique in its location, it is the second oldest French appellation. In the heart of  the Calanques National Park, this AOC enjoys a unique location offering a  mineral “terroir” through its limestone soil and its iodized sea breezes. The specialty in white, goes perfectly with the local gastronomy, the fish.

11 am Lunch time

Indeed Cassis is also a small fishing port rich in stories with incredible charm,  we will take advantage of this stopover to treat ourselves to a divine lunch by  the sea, and stroll on the Marina.

3 pmAmazing look out

Before returning home, discover the viewpoint from the most high cliff of  Europe, the Cap Canaille, fantastic vision between sky and sea leaving you a  memorable image before the return.

5 pmEnd of the tour

Return to your place.

FAQ

Do I need to know the wine to take this tour?

No, no level of experience is required, only curiosity that your sommelier guide  will harness to teach you the desired level of knowledge in a good mood and  passion for wine.

I am with children can I take this tour?

Yes, but children are not allowed to taste it, only teenagers from 16 years old are.

Can I do this tour in half a day?

Yes this tour is possible in half day for the sum of €350 except summer season July and August. Please feel free to ask us more details by any form on this tour.

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