The National Classic Tour

Programme

 

Day 1 - Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Monestier

Arrival of the participants by their own means in Bordeaux-Mérignac and transfer by the organisation to Château des Vigiers in Monestier.

Dinner at Château des Vigiers in Monestier *Michelin

Overnight stay at Château des Vigiers*****

https://vigiers.com/

     
 

Day 2 - Monday, June 25th, 2018

 

Monestier – Eynesse – Monestier

190 km

We will make a first loop in the southern foothills of Dordogne and then head for lunch at Château Martet (Sainte Foy la Grande). Driving on, we will enter a part of the Périgord Noir before returning to our hotel by marvellous roads.

Dinner and overnight stay at Château des Vigiers*****

https://vigiers.com/ 

     
 

Day 3 - Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

 

Monestier – Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang – Saint-Émilion

240 km

An absolutely breath-taking course that runs along this charming Dordogne. You will set out for lunch, hosted by one of the many British citizens who settled in the region 35 years ago and runs a typical and traditional restaurant on the riverbank. Heading on to Saint-Emilion, you will be privately greeted in a famous and magical Grand Cru domain.
After this exquisite tour and private aperitif, the road will take us to the village of Saint-Emilion.

Dinner at ‘L’Envers du Décor’ in Saint-Emilion, ranked as one the three best wine bistros in the world…

Overnight stay at Château Hôtel Grand Barrail*****, (SLHdW)

http://www.grand-barrail.com/  

     
 

Day 4 - Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

 

Saint-Émilion – Blaye - Pauillac

175 km

As we leave Saint-Emilion, our bitter feeling will be consoled by the journey alongside the right bank of the Gironde as we reach Blaye. The ferry will carry us across the estuary to the Port de Lamarque to enter this magical Médoc. Lunch will be served in Pauillac in a typical wine temple booked for us.
After a well-deserved lunch, we will enjoy a digestive stroll in the largest and most impressive ‘world wine menu’, dreamingly hovering from one castle to another, before reaching Château Cordeillan-Bages at the end of the day.

Dinner and overnight stay at Château Cordeillan-Bages **Michelin and Relais et Châteaux*****.

http://www.jmcazes.com/en/chateau-cordeillan-bages  

     

Day 5 - Thursday, June 28th, 2018

 

Pauillac

 

Breakfast at Château Cordeillan-Bages *****.

End of the tour. Bon retour!

 


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