Region
in Champagne, Verdun, Burgundy & Paris
Wine Tasting
Heritage & History

Explore North-Eastern France and jump into French wines & history!

Starting in Reims, capital of the Champagne region, you will learn many stories starring Joan of Arc, Marie-Antoinette and a famous widow . . . Clicquot.

A private guide will make World War I history come alive, allowing you to get a comprehensive overview of the Verdun battlefields. You will bike and taste wines in Burgundy and finish your journey with flourish in Paris. 

 

 

Includes

12 nights 3 in a Boutique-Hotel in Paris and 9 nights in B&Bs that we all personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 10 days
A «Table d’Hôtes» dinner, with your Hosts and fellow travelers
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities & visits
FJFY App all your trip, contacts, GPS destinations, weather… in your smartphone
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Teresa & Garry
Laura and Emilie started working with us to develop a trip in July of 2020, but the trip had to be postponed because of COVID. Nonetheless they kept everything in place and made …
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3 850
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris Burgundy Verdun Champagne

The Champagne region, from Reims

  • This itinerary starts at Paris CDG airport where you will pick up your rental car and drive 1hr30 to the Champagne region, your first stop for 3 nights. 
  • In Reims, you will stay in a town house perfectly located in the old city, only 300 yards from the famous Cathedral. From here, explore the Champagne region from Reims to Epernay, which is only a 35 minute drive. 
  • Spend an afternoon with an English-speaking guide touring the Champagne vineyards around Reims. You will visit some local producers . . . so you can decide the Champagnes you like best! 
  • We will also recommend Champagne wineries you can visit on your own, as well as some local attractions including fossils, belle epoque architecture, a lively food market and many restaurants from simple fare to 3 stars with the Michelin guide. 
Paris Burgundy Verdun Champagne

Verdun & Argonne World War I Sites

  • After about a 1hr30 drive from Reims, you will arrive in the Verdun region. 
  • Stay in a charming B&B, right in the Argonne battlefield area, between the Romagne Sous Montfaucon US Cemetery and the Verdun war sites. One night, your hosts will cook a great dinner which you will share with other fellow travelers. 
  • You will spend a day with a passionate private guide who will take you to the main war sites around Verdun. The program will be tailor-made to your wishes. This is the best way to get a better understanding about this time in history. 
  • In the Verdun region, you will also taste delicious local products, relax in nice bars by the Meuse canal and why not even taste some Côte de Meuse wine? 
Paris Burgundy Verdun Champagne

La Bourgogne - Burgundy

  • In Burgundy, you will reside for 3 nights in a beautiful B&B house owned by a wine maker family and located in one of Burgundy's most famous wine towns.
  • Situated in the heart of Burgundy, near Beaune, this is the perfect place to learn about the local wines. Explore all the major vineyards of the region and have a chance to taste red and white wines among the best in the world, directly at the winery!
  • To discover Burgundy vineyard trails, we plan for you to spend an afternoon on a bike to discover Burgundy wines. You will make several stops on the way to taste wine. Santé!
  • We will provide you with detailed itineraries to discover the authentic and charming Burgundy. This region is much more than the vineyards: winding roads leading to tiny timeless villages - some of them "Most Beautiful Villages of France". You will get a real feel for this region. Taste some local cheeses, the "Epoisse" at the cheese factory or stroll around Beaune from the cellars to the ramparts.
Paris Burgundy Verdun Champagne

End in Paris

  • On the 10th day, drive back to Paris (3hrs) and return the rental car.
  • End your trip living the Parisian life for 3 nights. Comfortably accommodated in a charming boutique-hotel in the heart of the Latin Quarter, you will discover the French capital city’s must sees and hidden beauties.
  • Being based 10 minute walk to Notre Dame Cathedral, you can explore Paris by foot, by boat or using public transportation with different and unique itineraries we have prepared for you. We also recommend our favorite restaurants and boulangeries in different districts of the city so you’ll know where to take a break.
  • One night, you will enjoy a high quality and quite private classical music concert in a very little church - away from the crowds. A unique night in Paris that only the locals know about, and which we hope will become a great memory of your trip.

Activities included

champagne tour in France

Champagne Tasting Tour

Spend an afternoon with an English-speaking guide touring the Champagne vineyards around Reims. You will visit some local producers…so you can decide the Champagnes you like best!

private guide in Argonne

Private Guide on the WWI Sites near Verdun

Spend a day with a private guide specialized in World War I history in Argonne & Verdun area. We will be happy to tailor make your program if you wish.

wine and bike in burgundy

Burgundy Wine & Bike Tour

Spend an afternoon with a guide who will take you wine tasting in Côte de Beaune famous vineyards...and wineries of course.

Classical music concert in Paris

Classical Music Concert in Paris

Enjoy listening to a classical music concert in one of the oldest Churches in Paris. It will be a great evening!

Customize this tour

We are glad to customize this itinerary to include additionnal night stays, extra activities or any specific request you have.

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Natalie & Family
My husband was born in France and moved to Australia in 1970 when he was just 5. He went back for the last time in 1980 and had not returned since. In January 2017 I started to formulate an idea to surprise him with a trip back home. Being Australian, we love road trips but without his French language skills I felt a bit scared to start booking …
Liz & Bruce
We definitely experienced a new way of traveling : out-of-the-way places, local markets and quaint little restaurants. We met a lot of French people and other travelers and always had a great time ! We had already gone to France twice in the past, but thanks to Emily and Guilaume we rediscovered this fabulous country in a whole new way. We are …
Marcia
We would highly recommend “France Just for You” and will most defiantly use the services of Emilie again. At the end of April 2017 we spend two weeks in France visiting Normandy, Mont Saint Michel, Lorie Valley and Paris. We can would sum the trip in one word “Perfect!”. Emilie well prepared us with a personalized book, (179 pages) , describing our …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Mary-Ann & Ruth
From the US
Meeting Emilie in Normandy
Ron
From the US
Cycling in the Loire Valley vineyards
Ginette and Craig
from the US
In Chaumont castle, Loire Valley
Cynthia & Roger
from the US
Wine Tasting in the Loire Valley
Theresa & Bill
From the US
Between the vineyards & the lavenders in Provence
Sally & Mike
From the US
With their hosts in the Loire Valley
Frederick
from Canada
Enjoying some cheese
Sheena & Anna
From the US
In Provence
Phyllis, Gyu & the boys
from Korea
in Nice
Andy
from the US
Enjoying a drink on a brasserie terrace in Paris
Muriel & Michael
from the US
In Utah Beach, Normandy
Scott
From Australia
Making "chou" buns in the Loire Valley