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Aix-en-Provence old town market, wine & art of the Châteaux Beaupré & Bonisson
A unique experience that begins in the old town of Aix-en-Provence. Discover the oldest food market in Provence and be captivated by the choice, freshness and variety of the local produce. Then take a tour with us through the Provençal countryside to Château de Beaupré, a family of winemakers since 1890, when Baron Emile Double planted vines and created the winery. The fourth generation of the family now work together to perpetuate the winemaking traditions on this exceptional 43 hectares of organic vines set in the countryside to the north of Aix-en-Provence. Château Bonisson an extraordinary place. Both a destination and a source of inspiration, it is an epicentre of creativity with a streak of independence. The estate – a beautifully preserved oasis of charm with its 18th century country house and Italianate terrace overlooking vineyards bounded by woods and a hill studded with ancient oaks and art centre.
Tour itinerary & highlights
We will arrive to collect you from your hotel or guest house. (If you are staying in a rented apartment or villa, we can arrange that too) We can collect you from the Cruise Ship terminal in Marseille if you arrive by ship.
This is a great day out for lovers of fine wine and the best food that Provence has to offer. We begin the day with a walking tour of the old town street markets of Aix-en-Provence to absorb the flavours of Provence. Next we head to the country estate of Château de Beaupré for a visit and wine tasting. The Beaupré estate dates back to the beginning of the 18th century, but the Provençal farmhouse was built in 1739. Château de Beaupré wines are Coteaux D'Aix-en-Provence AOC & Château Bonisson, exceptional Provence wines and an art centre to visit.
Language: English or French
Tour duration and schedule
The total duration of the tour is 7 hours to and from Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. Subject to traffic conditions, we allow +-30 minutes for travel back to Marseille. The time includes approx ninety minutes for you to enjoy lunch and wine tastings.
Pick-up & drop-off at either the Cruise Terminal in Marseille or your hotel in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. If your staying elsewhere we can coordinate a pick-up from your address.
Travel to all of the sites and destinations proposed with dedicated guide/driver & return to your hotel, address or the cruise terminal. Visits and wine tasting at three domaines included. Refreshments, snacks and lunch is an additional cost.
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