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ACTIVITY HOLIDAY GUIDE 2014


YOUR STAY IN THE GRANDE


CHAMPAGNE VINEYARDS A personalized immersion in the heart of the Cognac Country


Live an experience off the beaten track visiting traditional distilleries and cooperages, tasting cognacs older than 30 years. Share the time and passion of those whose families have produced cognac with a strong personality for generations.


Cognac Tasting Tour opens for you discrete back doors usually closed which you will discover some of the secrets of the cognac ...


Do not miss a must for cognac lovers, Le Relais de Saint Preuil, a guest mansion recommended by Condé Nast Johansens, where the owner Christine welcomes you home.


Our Inbound Travel Agency: www.cognac-tasting-tour.com Our Guest Mansion: www.relais-de-saint-preuil.com Lieu-dit Chez Rivière – 16130 Saint Preuil – FRANCE Tel: + 33 (0) 545 808 038 Email: contact@cognac-tasting-tour.fr


COME & MEET FRENCH ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN


Enter unique and private ateliers . Enthrall your senses


with one-off experiences of French legacy and luxury . Throughout France .


From 1 hour to an entire day


THATLou founder Daisy de Plume hosting a ‘Treasure Hunt’ outside the Louvre


and tasting. Camus is the only maison to offer a ‘Master Blender’ workshop, where you learn to ‘assemble’ your own Cognac, which you get to take home.


ART AND SOUL Art tours


The light and landscapes of the south of France have long captivated artists and the tradition continues with the contemporary artists who are fl ocking to Marseille. Trilingual (French, Spanish,


Tel: +33 (0)624 536 205 . Email: contact@evanela.com WWW.EVANELA.COM/EN


English) art specialist Alexandra Blanc-Véa leads fascinating tours around the venerable port city with her company, Art Visit Provence (www.artvisitprovence.com). Her ‘Unexpected Sights of Marseille’ tour covers street art and


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contemporary galleries in the hip Cours Julien district, while ‘Made in Marseille Provence’ explores boutiques selling artisanal products (such as the famous savon de Marseille, Provençal chocolate and jewellery). An architecture tour, meanwhile, highlights both new and ancient landmarks plus artist workshops in the Panier, the city’s oldest quarter. Alexandra’s itineraries run from


€10 per person for a two-hour tour to €156 for a group for a half-day. She can also arrange and lead walking tours of Aix, Arles, Toulon, Avignon, St Tropez and other jewels across Provence. It’s no secret that the palatial Louvre, the world’s most popular museum, can prove intimidating for


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