The world-famous Côte de Provence wine-growing region covers roughly 50,000 acres and is best known for its quintessentially Southern French rosé wine (85% of the overall production), the vineyards selected for our Côte de Provence wine tasting tour also produce lovely whites and award-winning reds.
These two vineyards are enchanting, elegant and prestigious and it’s always a pleasure to introduce our customers to them.
Château font du Broc: An hour’s drive from Nice, into the natural beauty and tranquility of the Var region, our first stop will be the Château Font du Broc. A magical estate where thoroughbred horses graze, neat rows of vines extend towards the distant Esterel hills and a perfectly kept formal French garden leads to the old stone Château.
Mr Massa, the owner and founder of Château Font du Broc, is a French success-story. Not satisfied with being a talented and accomplished businessman, Mr Massa , as well as producing wine that earned a place on many Michelin starred restaurant menus, also turned his hand to breeding Olympic champion horses.
Lunch in les Arcs Village: After soaking up Château Font du Broc’s relaxing atmosphere and taking your time on taste their wine, we will introduce you to the nearby village of les Arcs where you may order a tasty meal at a local restaurant ( meal not included). Followed by a stroll through the medieval streets of the village to help you digest.
Château Sainte Roseline: Last but by no means least, we will go to the beautiful Château Sainte Roseline winery, a property built on land first inhabited by a Xth century hermit. Later it became an Abbey long before the first vines were planted in XIVth century, making it one of the oldest vineyards in Provence.
This Château is not only a prestigious winery, but also a beautiful preserved sacred site steeped in history. Pilgrims still flock here several times each year to the 11th century Chapel and cloisters which are spectacular in their own right.
Today the estate covers 108 ha with 11 grape varieties. Sainte Roseline vineyard produces roughly 400 000 bottles a year, composed of 10% white, 35% red and 55% rosé.
France is the most visited country in the world for more than 40 years, and in particular our beautiful city of Nice and the Côte d’Azur which attracted for years the most famous painters, artists, movie stars, great chefs and creators clothing , Queens and Princes. Tourists and celebrities from around the world continue to discover this wonderful part of the world every year.
Drive along the famous promenade des Anglais and reach the Castle Hill where the Greeks lived 2600 years ago, enjoy its gardens and the waterfall and a breathtaking view over the city of Nice. Photo stop at the largest Russian cathedral in Europe outside of Russia and arrive in Cimiez, see the Queen Victoria winter palace, a monastery built in the 9th century surrounded by a garden of Italian style, the tomb of the painter Henri Matisse, the Roman Arena built in the 2nd century , and the remains of the ancient Roman city.
Choose the tour that is most suitable for you, create your own tour by choosing your itinerary to be able to travel at your own pace. Or contact us if you need help to customize your own full-day trip. We offer you a tailor made service with your personal and very professional bilingual driver guide, he will let you know all the secrets of the Côte d’Azur.
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