Paris-Bordeaux Golf & Wine 2017 Program by France Golf Tours

  • Golf in the Médoc

    Golf in the Médoc

  • Golf in the Médoc - Les Vignes

    Golf in the Médoc - Les Vignes

  • Saint-Emilion

    Saint-Emilion

Paris-Bordeaux Golf & Wine 2017 Program by France Golf Tours

* Day 1

Arrival at Bordeaux Airport. Welcome by our representative. Travel to your hotel (30mn)

Golf at Médoc golf course Les Vignes
Designed by Rod Whitman, Medoc les Vignes course is set in a typically regional landscape where the beauty of the moors and of the maritime pines serve to enhance the architect’s design. The long par 5 holes with their carefully designed greens, the judiciously placed bunkers call for precise strokes.
The wide variety of the playing situations and the delightful setting will meet the expectations of the most demanding players

Lodging at Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa
Located in the heart of the Medoc vineyards, Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa is the perfect place for a delicious Golf & Wine tour.
This comfortable four star hotel offers relaxing stays focused on golf and spa activities, as well as vineyards and gastronomy. Each superior room in this hotel near Bordeaux has a terrace opening onto an exceptional setting.
With the two best golf courses on site (Les Châteaux Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, Les Vignes Rod Whitman), Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa is the ideal place for Golf & Wine amateurs.

* Day 2

Golf at Médoc golf course Les Châteaux
Site of the French open in 1999 (European PGA Tour), Medoc les Châteaux Golf Course corresponds to the pure tradition of Scottish links. Wide fairways bordered by heather, gorse, and broom, entice golfers into the delights of carefully preserved nature.
The fast greens, the influence of winds from the Atlantic ocean, and the technical difficulties of the layout go to make this championship course a constant challenge.
Medoc les Châteaux course is set in the heart of the wine area and the players will have no doubt about that, since each hole is named after a Medoc top vintage and the 150 yards mark is …a bottle of wine.

* Day 3

Golf at Saint Emilion golf course
St Emilion Golf course is the new gem  designed by one of the best architects in the world, Tom Doak (Cape Kidnappers, Barnboulge, Pacific Dunes, etc).
The, course unfolds in a valley fringed by centenary oak trees, framed by vineyards and located just 6 miles from the village of Saint Emilion. The ideal place for our Golf & Wine tours.
As Tom Doak usually do, no artificial earth movement has been created to design Saint Emilion golf course, holes follow one another in the most natural flowing way   

Visit of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion
There are some architectural sites which have always seemed, from immemorial times, to blend in with the surrounding landscape. Saint-Emilion is just such a jewel of stones, in a natural setting of utmost beauty.
This medieval town stands proudly at the top of the hill overlooking the worldwide renowned Saint-Emilion vineyards and is the ideal place for wine tasting and shopping.
Built in the form of an amphitheatre, Saint-Emilion has also a remarkable monolithic church and its Romanesque monuments and vestiges tuck away in the back streets which seem to defy the passage of time.

Wine tasting visit at Château Figeac Premier Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion
Figeac is a very ancient estate, going back at least as far as the 2nd century AD. The site has been continually inhabited ever since then, as proved by vestiges: a water-supply system dating from the Gallo-Roman period, foundations of buildings from the Middle Ages with defensive walls, and the remains of a Renaissance chateau reflected in the present-day chateau's great door and tower.
Figeac continues to be the largest estate in the commune of Saint-Emilion, with 40 hectares of vines located in a small area which is often referred to as "Graves de Saint-Emilion (same as Cheval Blanc).. The central part of the chateau, built in a very pure, classical architectural style, dates from the late 18th century.

* Day 4

Half Day Guided Tour in Bordeaux
Situated on the banks of the Garonne, Bordeaux has more than 2000 years of history to share. The city possesses an exceptional architectural heritage, notably dating from the XVIIIth century; situated at the unique environment of vineyards, forest, sea and mountains.
Arriving  by the Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux spreads itself out before you behind a splendid 18th century façade. Set out all along the “port of the moon”, as the Middle Ages chronicler Froissart called it, its quays are in the same noble mould as the town itself, making one of the most harmonious architectural ensembles in Europe. A blossoming trading town during the Enlightenment through its maritime activity, Bordeaux today is a paradise for wine. Over centuries, the most prestigious vintages have passed through here : Châteaux Petrus, Haut Brion, Margaux… For honeymooners, the many squares with their sunny terraces are just so many reasons to stop and relax. And when you appetite bids, let yourself be tempted by a good restaurant and savour the happy alliances of local products and fine wines.

Travel to Paris by train (3h).

Lodging at Bedford Hotel, a very nice four star hotel ideally located in the heart of Paris very close to Concorde Plaza and Champs Elysées.
The Bedford hotel is elegant and unobtrusive with calm, spacious rooms, and efficient service, and the restaurant with its original design, takes you back to 19th century.
At the Bedford, clients are more than clients : they are welcome as friends in this charming hotel

* Day 5

Golf at Chantilly (old) golf course
Regularly ranked among the top ten courses in Continental Europe, Chantilly golf course is a real challenge for golfers.
Designed by one of the best golf architect in the beginning of the century, Tom Simpson, Chantilly hosted 10 times the French Open (part of the European PGA) in the eighties with world class champions such as Nick Faldo winner of the 1989 edition when he was at his top.
The world’s best players (including Bobby Jones) have played at Chantilly, French counter part of the Royal and Ancient, and all of them have suffered on terrible roughs comparable to those in the British Open

Visit of Château de Chantilly Musée Condé
Raising from the river, the Château de Chantilly stands at the heart of a vast domain covering 7 800 hectares, located in one of the largest forests near Paris. The Château and estate were built by the owners of Chantilly since the Middle Ages.
It includes in the Renaissance section of the castle, the chambers of the Prince of Condé appear (17th to 18th centuries) and in the section rebuilt by the Duke d’Aumale, the son of the King Louis-Philippe, one finds his collection of paintings.
The Château de Chantilly has one of the finest museums of historical paintings in France (after the Louvre in Paris), (Raphaël, Poussin, Watteau, Ingres, Delacroix), and a library well stocked with rare and precious books and manuscripts.

Lodging at Bedford Hotel

* Day 6

Full day Guided Tour in Paris :

Visit of Notre Dame Cathedral
Dominating the historical centre of Paris, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral is a gothic masterpiece designed by Maurice de Sully and was erected between 1163 and 1345. The magnificent facades with its famous gargoyles and the gothic galleries make Notre Dame a medieval splendour

Visit of Saint-Germain des Près
In Saint-Germain des Prés, the Medieval Paris with its maze of little streets, the spirit of philosophers from Descartes to Camus haunts the famous cafes such as Café de Flore as well as the many old bookstores settled at any street corner. By night, Saint- Germain is one of the most famous city’s jazz club quarters of the Capital

Le Old Marais Quarter
Le Marais, the medieval Paris, is one of the most unspoilt historic quarter of the French Capital. These small crooked medieval streets winding amid classical mansions are alive with bars, restaurants, high and low fashion boutiques, trendy shops, old fashioned bread shops, wine shops, fashionable art galleries and museums.
The elegant Place des Vosges is one of the most beautifully built square in Paris built by Henry IV. Victor Hugo lived at # 6 while he wrote Les Miserables.

Visit of Montmartre
Overlooking Paris, Montmartre has historically been the home of many artists. Its square La Place du Tertre still retains many painters from whom visitors will get their portrait. In this village atmosphere, people stroll along tiny and crooked streets featuring fancy and traditional French restaurants around the magnificent Sacré Coeur Basilica

* Day 7

Golf at the Albatros, the 2018 Ryder Course at Le Golf National
The Albatros is a championship golf course at Le Golf National, site of the French Open (part of the European PGA) for the last 10 years, and ranked by Golf Weekly Magazine as the 3rd best European professional tournament venue.
The Albatros will host the 2018 RYDER CUP.
Within 20 miles only from Paris Notre Dame church, one can easily think oneself in Ireland with this Irish links design, even more Irish when the wind blows. Under these conditions, the Albatross course can be considered as one of the toughest course in Europe where playing one’s handicap is a great performance.
The finish on the 18th hole, a short par 5 with water hazard in front of the green, remains a fantastic challenge for those who would attempt to reach it in two strokes.

Visit of Château de Versailles
At the origin, the Château de Versailles was a hunting lodge used by Louis XIII, father of the Sun King, Louis XIV who made Versailles his residence in the second part of the 17th century. This royal palace features splendid apartments as well as magnificent gardens which are a perfect example of French landscape gardening. Louis XIV was very fond of architecture and among other parts, ordered Le Grand Trianon, a long Italian palace with its columns. The mirror gallery, recently restored, and the king’s room remain places not to be missed. Versailles was the political instrument and theatre of Louis XIV. The monarchy was represented at every level and all the organization was based on the king personality, sun of the Versailles universe.

Lodging at Bedford Hotel

* Day 8

Transfer to Paris CDG Airport (50mn)

Transportation -Your vehicle with English speaking driver :
VIP coach 12 to 15 seats with tables, air conditioned, leather seats, refrigerator, cd player
Or Rental car type : Grand C4 Picasso or similar (Renault Grand Scenic), automatic transmission, 4 doors, unlimited mileage, CDW insurance

 

CONTACT:
Francois Bras
France Golf Tours

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