Spirited Experiences in Vineyards and Chateaux

  • © Carmen Moya

    © Carmen Moya

  • © Dijon Tourist Office Atelier Demolin

    © Dijon Tourist Office Atelier Demolin

  • © Ludovic Letot

    © Ludovic Letot

Spirited Experiences in Vineyards and Chateaux

Pair work and
play in France's exquisite vineyards and châteaux that offer themselves as
ideal venues for business and leisure. While Champagne, Dijon and Bordeaux
offer you a selection of intoxicating activities, plan an outing in Chateaux
Country Loire Valley for incentives tinged with culture and heritage!

 

On
Your Champagne Agenda

 

Discover capital
city Reims through a gourmet food rally that has you discovering the city on
foot and indulging in mini-tastings en route.

Spend many a
pleasant hour discovering the cellars of famous champagne houses such as
Ruinart, Pommery, GH Mumm, Taittinger and savour some delicious tasting at the
end!

Visit Epernay which
lies nestled within vineyards and is also known as the Capital City of
Champagne. Discover the vineyards through bicycle rides, walks or car rides,
enjoy picnics or attend champagne workshops with a winemaker.

Spend an
entertaining evening at the "Cabaret des Secrets" or enjoy a special
tasting at one of the many champagne bars that Epernay is home to!

While in
Champagne, organise hot-air balloon rides that offer a bird's eye view over
resplendent vineyards or take on discoveries of the Champagne Tourist Route
that stretches between Reims and Epernay. Plan an out of the box incentive
outing at the Perching Bar, a tree-top champagne bar nestled in the heart of a
forest!

 

Dijon Diaries

 

The lucky mascot
of the city, let the Owl take you around Dijon! Follow on foot the Owl's Trail
that introduces you to Dijon's history and culture in a fun way.

If speed is your
style, then zip across Dijon's sights and sounds on a Segway ride. Famous for
mustard, do make a pit-stop at Maille Mustard for some pungent tasting
sessions!

Discover lush
vineyards of the Côte de Nuits around Dijon and neighbouring city Beaune in
a  quaint 2CV.  

More on wine awaits
at the Imaginarium that is dedicated to wine and fun! Discover the process of
winemaking through the ages on a fascinating animated journey through time.

Do include a
visit to the Château du Clos de Vougeot, the birthplace of the wine tradition
of Burgundy that also offers banquet options for upto 650 people.

 

Meetings
& Events in Champagne and Dijon:

 

Organise business meets at Reims'
Convention Centre or at Le Millesium nestled in the heart of vineyards in
Epernay.

Dijon offers you its Congexpo and a
selection of hotels and seminar rooms for your next meeting.

 

Bordeaux
Bliss:

 

Discover
Bordeaux's myriad attractions on a guided walking tour, aboard a boat or on a
short bike tour! Initiate yourself with all things wine on an introductory
session at prestigious institutions such as the CIVB or the Bordeaux Wine
School. Enjoy wine-blending courses on vineyards where you can blend your own
wine! Organise a fun outing to La Winery to discover your own profile and wine
best suited to your tastes through a fun tasting session known as the Wine
Sign!

Go beyond
Bordeaux to discover quaint St Emilion known for its underground monuments and
its world renowned wine. Organise a visit of the resplendent Médoc vineyards
and its famous Chateau Lafite Rotschild which is one of the largest in the
region or the Chateau Latour. Other well-known vineyards include Margaux, Graves
et Sauternes and many others. Organise tours, cellar visits, tastings and meals
for your group for intoxicating memories!

Enjoy an indulgent outing at Arcachon Bay
known for its oyster ports, sandy beaches, pine forests and the Dune of Pilat -
Europe's highest sand dune.

 

Royal
Encounters in Châteaux Country Loire Valley   

 

The stately Château
de Chambord, recently twinned with Udaipur's City Palace and housed in the
Domaine Nationale de Chambord invites you for a unique rendezvous. Organise
visits of the Château  with a histopad
that recreates the past. Go all vintage with horse-carriage rides that acquaint
you with wildlife or go on a biking or walking trail that provide up, close and
personal encounters with the flora and fauna of the Domaine nestled in Europe's
largest national park!

The elegant Château
de Chenonceau lures you with its picturesque setting. Organise prestigious
events, soirees and gala dinners at its tastefully done up rooms or privatise its
restaurant - the Orangerie - for a memorable evening.  

 

Meetings
in Bordeaux

 

Organise your event at the Palais de la Bourse,
the Grand Hotel or at the contemporary Hangar 14 or at the Cité Mondiale.

Accentuate your event in Bordeaux with gala
dinners, cocktails and elegant soirees in its resplendent vineyards.

 

Must-Do's
in the Loire Valley

 

While in the
Loire Valley, go hot-air ballooning over resplendent chateaux and vineyards, go
for a short biking session on the famous "Loire a Velo" route.

The wines of the
Loire Valley - especially the white - are those of repute. Organise a
entertaining wine tasting on a barge that has you raising a toast to times well
spent in the Loire Valley!