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Beaujolais Nouveau Party – Five days of fete !

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Beaujeu - Lyon - Villefranche-sur-Saône - Beaujeu

5 days
Join this party full of wine, song and dance, where a grand atmosphere is guaranteed! At midnight on the opening night people drill into oak barrels full of that special wine called Beaujolais Nouveau. And voila - it is the beginning of a famous fête! This package presents 5 days and 4 nights to enjoy the festival.
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454 €
499 €
Price per person
* Valid until 31/12/2017

Presentation

Join this party full of wine, song and dance, where a grand atmosphere is guaranteed! At midnight on the opening night people drill into oak barrels full of that special wine called Beaujolais Nouveau. And voila - it is the beginning of a famous fête!  This package presents 5 days and 4 nights to enjoy the festival.

The third thursday of November is celebrated all around the world! Indeed it is the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau. Experts arrive all around France and many foreign countries and gather in Beaujolais to taste the Beaujolais Nouveau (famous for being the first region to complete its winemaking for that year).  It is a Party full of song dance and light, and a grand atmosphere is guaranteed. At midnight people drill into oak barrels full of that special wine called Beaujolais Nouveau. And it is the beginning of a famous fête!

This package presents the very best of Beaujolais, in a 5 day, 4 night short break.  The package includes registrations and bookings for all the events, reservation in charming accommodation as well as a detailed roadbook itinerary, with ALL the best tips for exploring Beaujolais.

After confirming your reservation we will send you within 48 hours a confirmation email. You will find:

  • Our confirmation of the availability
  • Your VOUCHER (to print) to handover
  • Detailed information about your service
  • The confirmation of your payment.
  • Your credit card will be charged at confirmation of the availability of the service

Beaujeu - Lyon - Villefranche-sur-Saône - Beaujeu

Day 1 Mâcon - Beaujeu
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Arrival in Beaujolais.
Check in to your hotel in Beaujolais.  Your lodging for four nights is in three star Hotel or equivalent B+B standard accommodation in double bedrooms, with breakfast included.
Head into Beaujeu Village around 3pm and start with the opening ceremony called Fête des Sarmentelles: this is the 27th official launch and it will be celebrated with a big balloon release.
From 5 to 7 pm: This tasting involves 12 Beaujolais AOC wines and is a competition open to all. The winner will receive his or her weight in Beaujolais Nouveau!  It is a procession held in the streets of town.
7.30 pm: Grand Dinner with Show (followed by ball) under a decorated and warmed big top. A dinner and cabaret show.  This is an exceptional gourmet experience and entertaining evening. It also gives you access to the evening ball from 1am onwards. The entourage ‘Paris Spectacle’ take up the challenge to charm you with a colourful cabaret show for the 27th edition of The Sarmentelles' Carnival Didier Gustin, a famous impersonator with Sylvain Bonnardot will lead this prestigious evening.
The Paris Spectacle dancers will make you travel through world music.
Lots of musicians and artists will be at Sarmentelles and will present you amazing acts: Xavier Bouyer, Chris and Rick with more than 40 animals, Léa the youngest magician in France.
Jean Paul Borgeot and his son Romain from the restaurant La Tassé (www.latassee.fr ) will cook a gastronomic menu for the evening.  

Prestige Dinner:
Nibbles :
Salmon with whipped herbs cream
Leek with walnut
Pollock with potatoes
Cheese and walnut bread
Pana Cotta vanilla and passion fruit with jelly exotics fruits
Coffee with piece of chocolate
Menu with Beaujolais red and white wine

11pm: A torchlight procession passes around 11pm. From the big top to the village centre, take part in the famous "défilé des Sarmentelles" torchlight procession. This is a great convivial moment of celebration, in a musical atmosphere with a brass band.
12am: At midnight people drills barrels full of Beaujolais Nouveau in the Hôtel de Ville Square and let the wine flow freely. People came from all other the world to taste this –the first vintage of French wine 2015. You have to live it once!
1am: Grand Sarmentelles Ball
Under the big top - dance and celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau until dawn (should you feel like it)!
Go back to your nearby hotel.

Day 2 Beaujeu
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Free morning to recover from the party!
12 pm: Come to brunch at Sarmentelles: taste some local products, Beaujolais Nouveau and find catering on the City Hall square.
A self-driving itinerary through the nearby Macon vineyards and all their famous names (Pouilly Fuissé, St Véran, etc.) and Beaujolais wines (Fleurie, Moulin à Vent, Chénas, Juliénas) is the order of the day for Thursday.
7.15 pm: Enjoy the Beaujolais Nouveau evening at Belleville sur Saône Theater. Diner on site.
8.30 pm: Stroll along the Belleville streets from theater to cellars, and visit three different sites, in a happy procession that leads the public to the City Hall Cellar. Dancing guaranteed!
Go back to your accommodation.

Day 3 Beaujeu - Mâcon - Lyon - Beaujeu
Friday, November 20th, 2015
Departure around 10 am to the Rock of Solutré. Climb this famous French hill in the footsteps of presidents (climbing is not too difficult): hunting site during more than 25 000 years, mens from the four large culture of the upper Palaeolithic (from 35 000 to 10000 before J.C) came to hunt thousands of horses and reindeers. From the top of the Rock, you can delight a singular landscape: panoramic views where natural environment is dominated by vineyards, marked out by nice villages and lined by forest.
Your choice of where to dine for lunch – we’ll provide suggestions of local inns and restaurants.
From 8 pm: Drive to Lyon (45 mins) and eat dinner in Lyon at a typical and traditional restaurant called “Bouchon” (restaurant at your expense, we can reserve for you).
Go back to your accommodation.

Day 4 Beaujeu - Fleurie - Villefranche-sur-Saône - Beaujeu
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
The Beaujolais Nouveau International Marathon departs from Fleurie and is worth a visit.  A visit Beaujolais through a local oil mill is planned.
12 pm: Enjoy a typical beaujolais Meal at the Sarmentelles Wine Lounge.  
6 pm: Join the Beaujolais parade on the main streets of Villefranche. More than 20 000 people join the colorful, torchlight atmosphere, adding drums and trumpets sound to the Parade and then arrive in front of the Hotel de Ville to drill open more barrels of wine around 6.30 pm.
Enjoy the evening party in Villefranche sur Saône.
Go back to your accommodation.

Day 5 Beaujeu - Mâcon
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
Free morning to recover from these four party days.
Partake in the official closing lunch under a big-top with a warm musical atmosphere.
End of this circuit.

Possible options: Contact us by sending a message to the following address info@objectiffrance.com

  • This circuit can be undertaken with an experienced local driver/guide speaking your language.  A 9-seater minivan will be used throughout.  Please contact us.
  • Induction to the Compagnon de Beaujolais – in the central village square or Beaujeu, in a small group of maximum 10 people.  Priced from 175€ - Please contact us for more info.
  • Helicopter tour of Beaujolais and discover the Grand Site of Solutré-Pouilly-Vergisson. Prices from 50€ p/p - Please contact us for availability.
  • Car rental. Prices from 250€ for 5 days.  Please contact us.  
  • Hotel upgrade to Château accommodation located in a 185 acre forest. Please contact us.


If you need services, thank you for contacting us : info@objectiffrance.com

Good to know:

Languages spoken: French, English,

Departure place:  Beaujolais

Other:
To participate to this service, you simply have to present your voucher to the service provider on site

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Price

Based on a minimum of 2 people

Our price includes:

  • Hotel accommodation in three star hotels or B+B of equivalent standard as mentioned in the programme
  • All events and meals mentioned in the programme
  • Road Book indicating all touristy places to visit


Our price does not include:

  • Any other optional expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the programme, or mentioned as being at the charge of the client.


Cancellation conditions:
Once we have confirmed the availability of the activity, and you decide to cancel fees will apply as follows:
100 % charge


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