Hidden Gem – Chateau de Mazan

Two or Three Night Provence Wine Tour in the Mont Ventoux

At a glance

Region: Provence
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £380 to £923 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits: 2 wineries (3 Days)
5 wineries (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 10 (3 Days)
Approximately 26 (4 Days)
Tour Transport: Taxi transfers between the wineries (3 Days)
Taxi transfers between the local wineries and 1 full day transported tour (4 Days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Please note that Saturday to Monday trips are not possible for logistical reasons.

Trip Summary

Provence Wine Tour

If you are looking to relax, unwind and taste superb wines in a beautiful and romantic setting, the Essential Break at Château de Mazan is the trip for you. The 4* Château de Mazan is the former residence of the Marquis de Sade, an 18th Century French aristocrat, politician and writer who was infamous for his outrageous and libertine lifestyle. His stunning Château is an ideal destination for a serene and pampered stay and an ideal base from which to discover the delights of the Southern Rhône and Provençal wines.

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After checking in and enjoying a peaceful evening at the Château, a pre-booked a pre-paid taxi will escort you between each destination on day two. During the course of the day, you will visit two premium wine-making Châteaux. You will firstly be welcomed as the guests of a family-run winery, situated at the foot of the Ventoux mountains. Following a full tour of the estate, seeing first-hand the fascinating wine-making process from vine to bottle, an extensive tasting session will ensue. A picnic lunch will have been prepared for you here and this can be enjoyed in a picturesque spot in the Château’s grounds. The afternoon will be spent having a tour of the estate and cellars of a second wine-maker, whose historical Château dates back to the 9th Century. Your visit will conclude with tastings of the domaine’s Côtes du Ventoux wines. You will be taken back to the Château at the end of the day and in the evening, a three course dinner will be served in the Château’s gourmet restaurant. Please note that drinks have not been included as part of the package and can be ordered and paid for locally on the evening.

Provence Wine Tour - Credits Sophie Spiteri

For those staying for a third night, you will be met at the Château by an English-speaking specialist guide on the morning of day three, for a full day transported tour of the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. You will start by looking at the unusual terroir that is responsible for the ultra-ripe grapes that come from its vines and will then visit the cuverie of a wine maker, to understand their wine making philosophy. The visit will conclude with tastings of their award-winning wines. Following the morning’s activities, you will be welcomed to dine in a quintessentially French bistrot for lunch. In the afternoon, you will then continue your tour, visiting a further two Châteauneuf-du-Pape wineries. You will be taken back to the Château at the end of the day.

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Outline Itinerary

Provence Wine Tour Day One

  • Upon arrival in Mazan, check into your chosen room at Château de Mazan.
  • Free afternoon and evening to relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Provence Wine Tour Day Two

  • After breakfast at the Château, you will be escorted between each destination by a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A tour and tastings with a picnic lunch at a small, family-run winery at the foot of the Mont Ventoux.
  • A tour and tastings at a second premium winery.
  • In the evening, a three course dinner (excluding drinks) will be served in the Château’s gourmet restaurant.
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Provence Wine Tour Day Three (Optional)

  • In the morning, you will be met at the Château by an English-speaking specialist driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tour and tastings at three Châteauneuf-du-Pape wineries.
  • Lunch with drinks in a quaint bistrot.

Final Day of Your Provence Wine Tour

  • Breakfast and check out at the hotel.

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

Excellent hotel!

Sara- Herefordshire, UK

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • All prices are based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin / double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Château de Mazan - Mazan Charme Plus 4* 3 Days £460 Book Now
Château de Mazan - Mazan Charme Plus 4* 4 Days £754 Book Now
Château de Mazan - Mazan Superior 4* 3 Days £541 Book Now
Château de Mazan - Mazan Superior 4* 4 Days £876 Book Now
Château de Mazan - Mazan Garden Room 4* 3 Days £572 Book Now
Château de Mazan - Mazan Garden Room 4* 4 Days £923 Book Now
Château de Mazan - Mazan Junior Suite 4* 3 Days £572 Book Now
Château de Mazan - Mazan Junior Suite 4* 4 Days £923 Book Now

Special Offers

Travel on the three day break between 9th March and 28th April or 9th October and 31st December and enjoy a discount of £45 per person in a Charme Plus, £60 per person in a Superior room, or £70 per person in a Garden room or Junior Suite. The discount increases to £70, £95 or £105 per person on the four day break.

Provence Wine Tour - Credits Christophe Duranti

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! An extra night’s bed and breakfast costs £97 per person in a Charme Plus room, £133 per person in a Superior room or £146 per person in a Garden room or a Junior Suite. Please contact us for the extra night prices during low season.
  • Spend a night or two in Avignon. We thoroughly recommend spending some time in the fantastic city of Avignon whilst you are in the region. One of the city’s most famous attractions is the Palais des Papes. The palace is one of the largest and most importantmedieval Gothic buildings in Europe and was once the papal residence and the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th Another must-see is the Pont d’Avignon, an authentic medieval bridge, with picturesque views of the Rhône River.
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to the Rhône Valley, we also arrange holidays to Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Champagne, Bordeaux, Alsace, Provence, Cognac and the Languedoc-Roussillon.
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Further Information

Travel to your Provence Wine Tour

Avignon airport is around 40 minutes from the Château by taxi. Avignon is less well served by direct flights than Marseille, which is around an hour and a quarter’s drive. Flying to Nîmes and taking an hour and a quarter’s drive is also an option. Grape Escapes is ATOL registered, number 10831 and we would be happy to book your flights at cost, however a booking fee of £25 per person applies. Please feel free to use our car hire engine for a competitive hire car quote. Please contact us for private transfer prices from Avignon.

The journey time with Eurostar from London via Paris or Lille to Avignon is six hours and you would then need to take a taxi to the Château. Between July and September, there is one direct train every Saturday from London. We would be happy to book your tickets for you at cost, however a booking fee of £10 per person applies

About Hidden Gems Breaks

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Provence Wine Tour - Credits Provence Vineyards Vendange

The package Grape escapes offered was just what we were looking for.

Peter - London, UK

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