Region
in Champagne, Verdun, Burgundy & Paris
Wine Tasting
WWI & WWII Battlefields

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$ 4 780
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!

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Robert
Everything you need and things you didn’t know you needed. Emilie is very kind, a good soul. And don’t you want the people who handle your holidays to radiate happiness? A happy itinerary = a lovely journey!
Bev & Jeff from the US
Wow ! Wow ! Wow ! We had the best 23 day trip to France. I normally plan our vacations, but after finding the France Just For You website, I knew we had to let the experts plan our 30th Anniversary. Every Bed & Breakfast was excellent. They were so beautiful and the welcome was fantastic at every one. FJFY thinks of every detail. Directions, train …
Howard & Darlene
What a wonderful trip with personal guides Emilie planned for us! I would recommend her without reservation on your trip through Normandy, Mt St. Michel and the Loire Valley. The guidebook, which was chock full of important information (be sure to read it all!) was invaluable to us and became our bible.

Our Travelers’ Photos

Shirley & Brad
from Canada
On a honeymoon in Dordogne
Andy
from the US
Enjoying a drink on a brasserie terrace in Paris
Young Nam, Albert & Myoung from the US
In the Dentelles de Montmirail, in Provence
Naomi
From the US
In Villandry gardens in the Loire Valley
Kathy & Mark
from the US
Truffle Hunting in Provence
Elizabeth
From Canada
At her B&B in Normandy
John & Becky
from the US
In the Arcachon Bassin
Patricia, Brandon, Alyssa & Anika
from Canada
in a cellar in the Loire Valley
Kathy & Steve from the US
Having dinner at the B&B in the Loire Valley
George
Enjoying a wine of glass in the B&B garden near Mont Saint Michel
Mona & Vernon
from the US
in Cassis creeks of the Mediterranean Sea
Susan & Gary
From the US
At the summit of the famous Mont Ventoux in Provence (famous as a mythical step of the Tour de France)