Press trips in September

Burgundy

BURGUNDY: FROM DIJON TO MACON FOLLOWING THE WINE ROUTES

WHERE

Côte-d’Or & Saône-et-Loire: the Ouche Valley, Dijon, Beaune, Tournus and Southern Burgundy

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Ouche Valley and meet Paul Day, sculptor for the Royal family
  • Discover the cities of Dijon & Beaune and explore the surroundings of Tournus by bike
  • Enjoy the local cuisine and tastings of the famous Burgundy wines

PERFECT FOR

City breaks and food & wine enthusiasts

 

Auvergne

GOURMET AND CULTURAL TOURISM IN THE LAND OF VOLCANOES

WHERE

Clermont-Ferrand, Le Puy-en-Velay, Chaîne des Puys, Saint-Nectaire

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the city of Clermont-Ferrand famous for its black gothic cathedral, and the Romanesque church Notre Dame du Port
  • Explore the beautiful centre of Puy-en-Velay and visit the local Saturday market
  • Castle spotting and an introduction to the king of Auvergne cheese: Saint-Nectair
  • Enjoy the unique landscape of the Chaine des Puys, a range of 80 volcanoes dotted with lakes and rivers.

PERFECT FOR

Exploring culture & heritage

 

 

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PICTURESQUE VILLAGES, ISLAND FUN AND A MARITIME CITY BREAK ON THE ATLANTIC COAST

WHERE

Ile de Ré, La Rochelle & Charente-Maritime Region

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the beautiful island of Ile de Ré with its picturesque villages and beaches
  • Enjoy a maritime city break by the Atlantic coast in La Rochelle, famous for its towers and fortifications
  • Explore the lovely cycling trails in the Charente-Maritime region

PERFECT FOR

An active island and coastal holiday

 

 

Normandy (2)

THE MONT SAINT-MICHEL BECOMES AN ISLAND ONCE AGAIN

WHERE

The Mont Saint-Michel and it’s bay

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of September 2015, the long-term restoration project in the bay of the Mont Saint-Michel will be complete, transforming the Mont into an island at high tide
  • The highest tides in continental Europe take place in this bay and when the sea rises here, it does at an incredible rate. Witness this phenomenon and watch the magical Mont Saint-Michel become and island once again
  • Visit the Unesco World Heritage site of the Mont Saint-Michel abbey, the village on the Mont and its bay

PERFECT FOR

Those who want to experience a unique event and discover why the Mont Saint-Michel has enchanted pilgrims and travellers for centuries

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DESTINATION CHAMPAGNE & UNESCO

WHERE

Aisne – Aube – Marne – Provins – Epernay

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oenology lesson
  • Visit of Champagne Philippe Martin and tour in 2CV car in the vineyard
  • Visit of the European largest fortified city of Langres + cheese tasting with the ‘Fromage de Langres’ at the ‘Tour de Navarre’

PERFECT FOR

people who loves bubbles

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR PRESS TRIPS

To apply for a place on our press trips, please contact us on pressoffice.uk@atout-france.fr .Applications will be considered based on our media criteria – please send us an email to request a copy of these. A letter of commission will be required from freelance journalists. All participants will be required to have their own relevant travel insurance prior to the trip. We are also happy to organise tailor-made individual trips in conjunction with our French partners.

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