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SHORT BREAKS TAILOR-MADE BREAKS

La Champagne, s Unforgettable holiday full of happiness


The different means of transport to reach Marne

FISMES REIMS SAINTEMÉNEHOULD DORMANS HAUTVILLERS ÉPERNAY CHÂTILLONSUR-MARNE MONTMIRAIL

SÉZANNE

CHÂLONS-ENCHAMPAGNE

VITRY-LEFRANÇOIS AIRPORT PARIS-VATRY

ESTERNAY GIFFAUMONTCHAMPAUBERT

BY CAR Access to the department and to the major cities in Marne is very easy: From Paris and Strasbourg: take the A4 motorway and get off at the Dormans, Reims, Châlons-en-Champagne and Sainte-Ménehould exits. From Calais and Troyes: take the A26 motorway and get off at the Reims, Châlons-en-Champagne and Sommesous exits. From Charleville-Mézières: take the A34 motorway and get off at the Vallée de la Suippe, Witry-lèsReims and Reims exits.

BY TRAIN There are 12 daily Paris - Reims rail links (the journey takes 45 mins by high speed train). Reims has two TGV (high-speed rail) stations: Gare Reims Ville (Reims City Station) which is the crossroads of the Lille - Dijon - Mediterranean and Paris - Charleville – Sedan lines. Gare Champagne-Ardenne TGV (Champagne-Ardenne High Speed Rail Station), in Bezannes (10 mins from Reims).

BY PLANE Reims is 1 hour and 30 mins away from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Orly Airport by car. Reims is 30 mins away from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport by high speed train (from the Gare ChampagneArdenne TGV (Champagne-Ardenne High Speed Rail Station) in Bezannes). Access to the department and to the major cities in Marne is also possible from Paris-Vatry Airport (Châlons-en-Champagne is 15 mins away and Reims is 40 mins away by car).


WELCOME TO THE CHAMPAGNE REGION The Champagne region and Marne are able offer themed-breaks focusing on a variety of tourist needs. They also boast a patchwork of landscapes, decors, scenes of life, but also of colours, aromas and flavours. Discover the immense wilderness of the Lac du Der and the timber-frame architecture of the villages nearby, explore the green setting of Argonne and walk in the footsteps of history, enter the secret world of champagne and visit masterpieces of art: the list is endless. Making a choice will be the hardest thing… For more information visit: www.tourisme-en-champagne.com / www.jebulle.com

Hillsides, Houses and Cellars of Champagne that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the “Cultural Landscapes” category: - The vine-covered hillsides of the Marne Valley between Hautvillers and Mareuil-su-Aÿ, where in amongst the vines you can see the essors (cellar ventilation chimneys), loges (small huts providing shelter for winegrowers) and boundary markers showing the limits between plots. - The 370 chalk vaults and 25 km of cellars beneath the hillside of Colline Saint-Nicaise in Reims, ancient chalk mines where tens of millions of bottles age at ideal temperatures. - Avenue de Champagne in Epernay (beneath which lie 110 km of cellars). This street, over a century old, is lined with some of the finest chateaux in Champagne, built by merchants in the 19th century.

Crédit photographique : Couverture (V. Sazonov, G. Vallée, F. Debatty, A. Bathazard_ Fotolia.com, P. Maille, JM. Lecomte, JK. Graeber, G. Paté, X. Lavictoire, B. Sivade, C. Manquillet, AS. Flament, P. Stritt, R. KiezerADT Marne, M. Jolyot – coll. ADT Marne/Horizon Bleu/Maison Fossier - Le cadre blanc Polaroid est une marque de la PLR IP Holdings, LLC, utilisé avec autorisation). P2-3 : Hautvillers-C. Manquillet. P4-5 : Reims : Cathédrale, Palais du Tau, Villa Demoiselle / Hautvillers / Phare de Verzenay - C. Manquillet, Coopérative Nicolas Feuillatte Chouilly, Foudre - Champagne Mercier Epernay, lac du Der - P. Bourguignon, balade en barque Châlons en Champagne - L. Weyl, biscuit rose – Maison Fossier. P6-7 : Marché de Noël Reims – C. Manquillet, Jardin Bayard Val de Vière – H. Guillaume, Jardin Saint Hyppolite Livry Louvercy – P. Stritt, Fêtes Johanniques Reims – P. Maille, Flâneries musicales pique-nique parc de Champagne Reims – A. Coeuret, Rêve de Couleurs cathédrale Reims – E. Vidal-ADT Marne, Habits de Lumière Epernay – C. Manquillet, parade automobile Habits de Lumière Epernay 2014 – Ville d’Epernay, Furies « Cubitus du Manchot » - P. Cibille : Compagnie Cubitus du Manchot «Ballet Manchot», Métamorph’eau’ses Châlons en Champagne 2015 – C. Manquillet. P8 : Reims : Palais du Tau, Basilique Saint Remi – C. Moya-OTAR, Les Crayères Reims, Cathédrale Reims – C. Manquillet. P9 : Hôtel de La Paix Reims – F. Alliou, balade en barque Châlons en Champagne – OT Châlons, Hôtel Jean Moël et Spa Epernay – S. Millot-ADT Marne, Champagne Georges

Cartier Epernay – R. Kiezer-ADT Marne. P10 : Hautvillers – C. Manquillet, Hôtel Castel Jeanson Ay – C. Manquillet, Chocolaterie Thibaut Pierry – R. Kiezer-ADT Marne, Ay EcoVisite – C. Dahan-ADT Marne, Au 36 Hautvillers – AC. Mécuson-ADT Marne. P11 : La Pause Mengeotte Saint Memmie – C. Manquillet, balade en barque Châlons en Champagne – OT Châlons, Champagne Mercier Epernay – E. Vidal-ADT Marne, La Cave aux Coquillages Fleury la Rivière – R. Kiezer-ADT Marne. P12 : Villa Demoiselle Reims – C. Manquillet, Hôtel de La Paix, Hôtel de La Paix – F. Alliou, Cathédrale – C. Moya-OTAR, Champagne Vranken-Pommery Reims. P13 : Hôtel Castel Jeanson Ay – C. Manquillet, Auberge des Moissons Matougues, balaque en barque Châlons en Champagne – L. Weyl, Food Micro_Fotolia. P14 : Champagne Taittinger – P. Maille, Grand Hôtel Continental, Villa Demoiselle – C. Manquillet, Cathédrale – AC. Mécuson-ADT Marne. P15 : Hôtel Jean Moët et Spa – ADT Marne, Ay EcoVisite, Champagne De Castellane – AS. Flament, bateau Champagne Vallée Cumières – C. Manquillet. P16 : Grand Hôtel Continental Reims, balade en barque Châlons en Champagne – C. Manquillet, foudre Champagne Pommery – C. Goupi, A l’Allure Champenoise. P17 : Niderlander_Fotolia, La Briqueterie – E. Vidal-ADT Marne, JF. Mallet, M. Jolyot. P18 : Hôtel de La Paix Reims – F. Alliou, Hautvillers – C. Manquillet, Champagne GH. Mumm Reims – E. Vidal-ADT Marne, Les Epicuriens – ADT Marne.

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Champagne’s

sees

must-

REIMS CATHEDRAL A stay in Champagne is most definitely not complete without a visit to Reims Cathedral. A real masterpiece of 13th-century Gothic art and the site of the coronations of the Kings of France, the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims is without a doubt the most illustrious of the city’s churches. Known for its statuary, in particular the famous «Smiling Angel», it also houses an impressive collection of stained-glass windows, including designs by Marc Chagall and, more recently, Imi Knoebel. A site steeped in French history that is sure to leave a lasting impression. www.reims-tourisme.com

POMMERY CHAMPAGNE AND VILLA DEMOISELLE Few fail to go into raptures over the Pommery champagne estate. The combination of its history and architecture mean that a visit to the estate is like stepping into a fairytale. With its 18 km of majestic cellars and fine chalk vaults storing over 20 million bottles, the site is quite unique. Another architectural gem of this famous champagne house is Villa Demoiselle, on the other side of Boulevard Henry Vasnier. After five years’ renovation work, the Villa has been restored to its former glory and is once again open to the public, to whom it proudly reveals its unique collection of 20th-century vintages. www. champagnepommery.com

THE VILLAGE OF HAUTVILLERS It is not without good reason that the village of Hautvillers has been made a listed historic monument, as the «Birthplace of Champagne». Surrounded by vineyards and forests, Hautvillers owes its fame to the winemaking monk Dom Pérignon, inventor of champagne. With its lofty houses, façades adorned with wrought-iron signs, its narrow, winding streets, its church and abbey, not to mention its inestimable past, Hautvillers will be sure to enchant you! www.hautvillers.fr

PALACE OF TAU This former residence of the archbishops of Reims was where the king and his retinue were lodged during the coronations and where the banquet that rounded off the ceremony was held. Now converted into a museum, the Palace of Tau houses the cathedral treasure, including the Coronation Chalice and Charlemagne’s Talisman. Proceeding through the rooms, one also discovers a fine collection of precious stones, impressive tapestries and many other works of art evoking Reims’s history. Without hesitation, one of the gems of the Coronation City! palais-tau.monuments-nationaux.fr

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE CHAMPAGNE Discover the world of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne on a modern site. A tour will reveal everything from its fermenting room and production secrets to its collection of artworks displayed alongside bottles that lie patiently maturing. A visit combining magic and enchantment! www.nicolas-feuillatte.com


MERCIER CHAMPAGNE Discover the amazing history of the Mercier champagne house and cellars! Founded in 1858 by Eugène Mercier, it is one of the oldest champagne houses in France. The cellars, set on a single level, are the setting for a quite unique tour. Discover the gigantic barrel, known as a foudre, which holds 213 000 bottles worth of champagne, then embark on a journey into the depths in a panoramic elevator, to admire the beauty of the cellars dug out of the chalk. www.champagnemercier.fr

BOAT TRIP How about an alternative tour of Châlonsen-Champagne? On board a small boat, wend your way slowly along the Mau and the Nau, the two rivers that cross the town, and discover some of its finest gems. Every evening from June to September and every Saturday in December, step aboard and let yourself drift away with Métamoph’eau’ses, a unique journey on the water taking in the stunning nature and sublime architectural heritage of “Sparkling Venice”. Discover the beauty of the town and its treasures by night with sound and light! www.chalons-tourisme.com

VERZENAY BEACON Standing in a sea of vines, the Phare de Verzenay beacon and its Vine Museum are two of Champagne’s absolute musts! Not content with offering fabulous panoramic views over the winegrowing slopes of Montagne de Reims, the beacon and museum invite visitors to explore the exciting world of champagne-growing, presenting the different grape varieties and appellation areas, as well as the vine’s growth cycle. www.lepharedeverzenay.com

FOSSIER BISCUITS LAC DU DER The sea in Champagne! The Lac du Der is the biggest manmade lake in Europe and is an ideal place for all those who wish to combine sport with nature in an extraordinary setting. Timber-frame architecture is particularly present there, both on the façades of houses or museums and inside the religious buildings. The Lac du Der is also an internationally renowned ornithological site: 300 species of birds including the common crane occupy the lake and are observed by amateurs and enthusiasts both in the summer and the winter. www.lacduder.com

The famous Maison Fossier invites you on a tour of its biscuit factory! Discover another side of Reims through the history of these biscuits, which have been titillating French taste buds since 1756. During your tour, you will have the chance to taste some of Fossier’s delicious creations and learn a few of its production secrets! And there’s no need to take notes; you will be able to satisfy all your biscuit cravings in the factory shop, to round off your visit. www.fossier.fr

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Events

not to be missed

Have a weekend break in Champagne and make the most of a wide variety of cultural, musical and sporting events during your stay. For the full events programme, visit www.champagne-en-fete.com

MARNE Rendez-vous aux Jardins June Nationwide event: special opening of public and private parks and gardens. www.rendezvousauxjardins.culturecommunication.gouv.fr www.fleurs-de-champagne.com

Christmas in Champagne / Nativity Trail / Christmas Villages and Markets November to décember The towns and villages of the Marne, all lit up, invite you to come and experience the magic of Christmas. Choirs, orchestras, Christmas markets or villages and typical activities of the Champagne region will punctuate your route and fill you with joy and wonder! Towns and villages all lit up are bound to captivate. Choirs, orchestras, Christmas markets or villages and typical activities of the Champagne region will punctuate your route and fill you with joy and wonder! www.tourisme-en-champagne.com/noel-en-champagne

REIMS Rêve de couleurs

Fêtes Johanniques

May to October and December to January A unique display which recreates the extremely rich polychromy of the cathedral’s façade www.reims-tourisme.com

June Reims, the «Coronation City», where the Kings of France from Clovis to Charles X were crowned, celebrates its heroine: Joan of Arc. www.reims-fetes.com/fetes_johaniques.php

Flâneries Musicales June and july Over 100 free concerts, mostly held in prime cultural heritage sites and unusual venues. www.flaneriesreims.com


EPERNAY

Habits de lumière Décember Avenue de Champagne comes alive with lighting and artistic installations, son et lumière displays, concerts, firework displays, culinary demonstrations and tastings, and a car parade. http://habitsdelumiere.epernay.fr

CHÂLONS-ENCHAMPAGNE The Furies Festival June Châlons-en-Champagne will be transformed into an immense ring open to a contemporary circus and street theatre performances, thus confirming its reputation as a city of encounters and exchanges. www.furies.fr

Métamorph’eau’ses June to September and on Saturdays in December A boat trip at dusk takes you into a world of lights and shadows. The town and its treasures are revealed by the new Métamorph’eau’ses son et lumière display. www.chalons-tourisme.com

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UNESCO Heritage sites in Reims

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Discover the sites and monuments in Reims that are UNESCO World Heritage sites and enjoy the elegance of a Relais et Château.

DOMAINE LES CRAYÈRES (5 STARS) RELAIS ET CHATEAUX

This legendary establishment, in the centre of Reims, nestling discretely in 7 hectares of gardens and greenery offers rooms that are painstakingly decorated in the pure tradition of French classical style. There are two restaurants, including a Michelin 2 star gastronomic restaurant.

Palais du Tau

PROGRAMME

Domaine Les Crayères

Visit to the Cathedral in Reims, where the kings of France were crowned. Then discover the Palais du Tau where the kings resided prior to their coronation. Finally, visit to the Basilique Saint-Remi and the relics of bishop Saint-Remi who baptised Clovis, king of the Franks. These three monuments are UNESCO World Heritage listed sites.

La Cathédrale

Philippe Mille

Basilique Saint Remi

THE PRICE INCLUDES • 1 night’s accommodation in Baronne double room with breakfast • Visit with audio guide to Reims Cathedral • Visit with audio guide to the Palais du Tau • Visit with audio guide to the Basilique Saint-Remi

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks other than those provided in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)


WorldHeritage

sites in

REIMS EPERNAY

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During your stay in Champagne, discover the monuments and sites that are UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

HÔTEL DE LA PAIX (4 STARS) REIMS

Combining modernity and cultural heritage, the hôtel de la Paix is located in the centre of Reims, just a stone’s throw from the Cathedral. The hotel also has a wellness area, an indoor swimming pool, hammam and a fitness room.

HÔTEL JEAN MOËT & SPA (4 STARS) EPERNAY

In the heart of Epernay, not far from the famous avenue de Champagne, the hôtel Jean Moët & Spa is established in a magnificent townhouse brimming with character. The rooms combine charm and modern comfort.

Hôtel de La Paix

Châlons en Champagne

Hôtel Jean Moët & Spa

Champagne Georges Cartier

PROGRAMME Visit to the Cathedral in Reims, where the kings of France were crowned. Then discover the Palais du Tau where the kings resided prior to their coronation. Night at the hôtel de la Paix. After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a stroll around the village of Hautvillers, the home of Champagne, before continuing along the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay. Learn all about how Champagne is made aboard a small train in the Mercier cellars. Night at the hôtel Jean Moët & Spa in Epernay. Explore Châlons-en-Champagne afloat before a selfguided tour of the Collégiale Notre Dame en Vaux and the Basilique de l’Epine. Night at the hôtel Jean Moët & Spa in Epernay. Round off your stay with a visit to the Georges Cartier champagne cellars dating from the C18th in the heart of Epernay. Our suggestion: a cultural and artistic immersion in the 1920s, Arts Deco and Champagne by visiting the Villa Collet in Mareuil-sur-Ay.

ALCOHOL IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH. DRINK WITH MODERATION.

THE PRICE INCLUDES • 1 night in a double room at the hôtel de la Paix including breakfast • 2 nights in a double room at the hôtel Jean Moët & Spa including breakfast • Visit with audio guide to Reims Cathedral and the Palais du Tau • Boat trip in Châlons-en-Champagne with commentary • Guided tour of the Mercier cellars in Epernay with a tasting • Guided tour of the George Cartier cellars in Epernay with a tasting

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)

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Discovering

Young Talents

AY CHAMPAGNE

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per person 1 night/2 days

Come and meet the winners of the Young Talents of Tourism in Champagne. Discover activities hand-picked for their originality and authenticity.

HÔTEL CASTEL (3 STARS) JEANSON The hôtel Castel Jeanson welcomes you to its C19th townhouse and its superb art nouveau glass roof. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool.

PROGRAMME

Hautvillers

Chocolaterie Thibaut

Take an electric car ride through the vineyards around the village of Ay in the company of wine growers who will share their passion for Champagne over a tasting.

Hôtel Castel Jeanson

Ay Eco Visite

The following day, explore the village of Hautvillers and take part in an enjoyable treasure hunt before tasting 2 glasses of champagne at 36. Then visit a traditional chocolate factory.

« Au 36 » Hautvillers

THE PRICE INCLUDES • 1 night’s accommodation in a double room with breakfast • Guided visit in an electric car and an aperitif • Treasure hunt at Hautvillers • Tasting of 2 glasses of champagne at 36 in Hautvillers • Visit to a traditional chocolate factory

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)


Unusual

Champagne

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Experience a warm welcome in a guest house or B&B and explore Champagne underground and afloat!

LA PAUSE MENGEOTTE B&B

Very close to Châlons-en-Champagne, experience the warm and friendly atmosphere in three tastefully decorated rooms.

PROGRAMME Set off and discover an old tropical sea that covered the Champagne region 45 million years ago. Then explore Châlons-en-Champagne afloat. Overnight stay at la Pause Mengeotte.

La Pause Mengeotte

La Pause Mengeotte

After a hearty breakfast, board a train in the Mercier cellars in Epernay and learn all about how Champagne is made.

Champagne Mercier

THE PRICE INCLUDES • 1 night in the B&B in a double room with breakfast • Guided tour of La Cave aux Coquillages with a glass of champagne • Boat trip in Châlons-en-Champagne with commentary • Guided tour of the Mercier cellars in Epernay with a tasting

ALCOHOL IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH. DRINK WITH MODERATION.

Châlons en Champagne

La Cave aux Coquillages Fleury la Rivière

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE •Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the B&B)

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To the heart

of the

Coronation City

REIMS

from

136 e Explore Reims’s heritage from the charming setting of a hotel steeped in history.

per person 1 night/2 days

HÔTEL DE LA PAIX (4 STARS) Combining modernity and cultural heritage, the Hôtel de la Paix is located in the centre of Reims, just a stone’s throw from the cathedral. Its restaurant offers fine dining in a cosy ambience. The hotel also has a wellness area, an indoor swimming pool, hammam and a fitness room.

PROGRAMME Villa Demoiselle

Discover the magnificent Pommery champagne estate, with its cellars built into ancient GalloRoman chalk mines.

Hôtel de La Paix

Step back in time at Villa Demoiselle, a jewel of Art Nouveau and Art Deco combined. Visit Reims Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic art built in the 13th century. Designed for the coronations of the Kings of France, it had the finest façade in the kingdom.

Champagne Pommery

Hôtel de La Paix

La Cathédrale

THE PRICE INCLUDES • One night’s accommodation in a double room with breakfast • Guided tour of the Pommery cellars and Villa Demoiselle with a tasting • Visit with audio guide of Reims Cathedral

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)

The Vignobles & Découvertes label is a national label of quality awarded to tourist services in winegrowing areas.


Champagne

Flavours

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Discover the charm of the Champagne countryside and enjoy tasting delicious local specialities.

HÔTEL CASTEL JEANSON (3 STARS) AY The Hôtel Castel Jeanson welcomes you to its 19thcentury townhouse with superb Art Nouveau glass roof. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool.

HÔTEL AUBERGE DES MOISSONS(3 STARS) MATOUGUES

In the heart of the Champagne countryside, in an old farm, this establishment has a family atmosphere with spacious and comfortable rooms and a quality restaurant. An outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and a truffle cellar are waiting for you.

Hôtel Castel Jeanson

Châlons en Champagne

PROGRAMME Learn all about how champagne is made aboard a small train that takes you around the Champagne Mercier cellars in Epernay. Stroll along the avenue de Champagne before sharing the passion of an independent grower in Aÿ. Night at Hôtel Castel Jeanson. Set out and discover a snail farm where you’ll be welcomed for a tasting and a glass of champagne. Discover Châlons-en-Champagne on board a boat with commentary. Finally, learn all about truffles with a visit to the Cav’O Truffes at the Auberge des Moissons. Night at Auberge des Moissons.

Hôtel Auberge des Moissons

THE PRICE INCLUDES • Two nights’ accommodation in a double room with breakfast • Guided tour of the Mercier cellars in Epernay with a tasting • Tour of the Oudart-Ortillon estate in Aÿ, with champagne tasting • Tour of a snail farm with champagne flute and tasting • Boat trip in Châlons-en-Champagne with commentary

ALCOHOL IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH. DRINK WITH MODERATION.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)

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Champagne

Dream

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A weekend steeped in the culture, traditions and history of Reims.

per person 2 nights/3 days

GRAND HÔTEL CONTINENTAL(3 STARS) Ideally located in the heart of Reims, this hotel is housed in a 19th-century townhouse. Its 61 uniquely decorated rooms and suites offer the highest level of comfort. Its restaurant offers fine dining with panoramic views of the centre of Reims.

PROGRAMME Champagne Taittinger

Grand Hôtel Continental

Discover the know-how of the Taittinger champagne house with a tour of its cellars 18 metres below ground in Gallo-Roman chalk mines. Visit Villa Demoiselle, an architectural symbol of Reims and a jewel of an Art Nouveau and Art Deco combined. Next day, soak up the atmosphere charged with history of Reims Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the place of coronation of 30 Kings of France. Then take to the heights and drink in the panoramic views of the vineyards and Montagne de Reims from the top of the Phare de Verzenay beacon, before visiting the adjoining vine museum.

Villa Demoiselle

La Cathédrale

THE PRICE INCLUDES • Two nights’ accommodation in a double room with breakfast • Guided tour of Villa Demoiselle with a tasting • Visit with audio guide of Reims Cathedral • Guided tour of the Taittinger cellars in Reims with a tasting • Visit of the vine museum including access to the Phare de Verzenay beacon

ALCOHOL IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH. DRINK WITH MODERATION.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)


Champagne

4 stars

EPERNAY

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per person 2 nights/3 days

Stay in the heart of the vineyards and discover all the secrets and traditions of Champagne.

HÔTEL JEAN MOËT & SPA(4 STARS) In the heart of Epernay, not far from the famous Avenue de Champagne, the Hôtel Jean Moët & Spa is established in a magnificent townhouse brimming with character. The rooms combine charm and modern comfort. Relax in its tearoom under the magnificent wroughtiron and glass roof or pamper yourself in the wellness centre with its counter current heated pool, sauna and hammam (extra charge applies).

PROGRAMME Discover the secrets of making Champagne when you visit maison De Castellane.

Hôtel Jean Moët & Spa

Ay Eco Visite

Champagne De Castellane

Bateau Champagne Vallée

Then take an electric car ride through the vineyards around the village of Aÿ in the company of wine growers who will share their passion for champagne over a tasting. The next day stroll around the village of Hautvillers, the home of champagne. Visit the tomb of Dom Pérignon and enjoy the views from Hautvillers over the vineyards. Taste two glasses of champagne at Au 36, a charming stopover in the heart of the village. In Cumières, embark on a guided cruise on the Marne.

THE PRICE INCLUDES • Two nights’ accommodation in a double room with breakfast • Guided tour of the Castellane cellars in Epernay with a tasting • Guided visit in an electric car and an aperitif • Tasting of 2 glasses of champagne at Au 36 in Hautvillers • Guided boat cruise in Cumières

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)

The Vignobles & Découvertes label is a national label of quality awarded to tourist services in winegrowing areas.

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Champagne

Parenthesis

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Explore the champagne vineyards in that most iconic of French cars, the 2CV, and go with the flow on a canalboat tour.

per person 3 nights/4 days

GRAND HÔTEL CONTINENTAL (3 STARS) REIMS

Ideally located in the heart of Reims, this hotel is housed in a 19th-century townhouse. Its 61 uniquely decorated rooms and suites offer the highest level of comfort.

HÔTEL LE RENARD

(3 STARS)

CHÂLONS EN CHAMPAGNE

Châlons en Champagne

Champagne Pommery

In the heart of Châlons-en-Champagne, this modern establishment has spacious and comfortable rooms. The hotel restaurant offers an inventive cuisine with a fine selection of regional wines.

PROGRAMME Visit Reims Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then enjoy a glass of champagne after visiting the Pommery cellars. Night at the Grand Hôtel Continental. Explore Reims, Hautvillers and the Montagne de Reims in a legendary vehicle: the 2CV! A glass of champagne will be offered in the midst of the vineyards. Night at the Grand Hôtel Continental. A l’Allure Champenoise

Discover Châlons-en-Champagne with a boat trip with commentary along the many canals that criss-cross the town. THE PRICE DOES NOT Night at Hôtel Le Renard.

Grand Hôtel Continental

THE PRICE INCLUDES • Three nights’ accommodation in a double room with breakfast • Visit with audio guide of Reims Cathedral • Guided tour of the Pommery cellars in Reims with a tasting • Private two-hour tour in a Citroën 2CV with a glass of champagne • Boat trip in Châlons-en-Champagne with commentary

INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)


Gourmet

Getaway

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Relax and unwind at La Briqueterie, a haven of peace nestled amid the vines not far from Epernay.

LA BRIQUETERIE (5 STARS) RELAIS ET CHÂTEAUX

In the heart of the Côte des Blancs, in a remarkable green setting, La Briqueterie offers exclusive and refined services. Its gastronomic restaurant offers a subtle cuisine where local Champagne region produce takes pride of place. The «Bulles de détente» spa is a haven of peace where you can also enjoy the hammam, Jacuzzi or indoor swimming pool.

PROGRAMME

La Briqueterie

After a treatment or massage at the hotel spa, enjoy a bottle of champagne in your room before experiencing the Chef’s refined and subtle cuisine where regional products take pride of place! After a hearty breakfast, discover the secrets of making this precious nectar with a visit to the cellars of one of the leading Champagne houses in Epernay.

THE PRICE INCLUDES • One night’s accommodation in a double room with breakfast • One 50-minute spa treatment or massage per person • A bottle of champagne in your room • A tasting menu at the gastronomic restaurant (three courses, drinks not included) • Guided tour of a champagne house in Epernay with a tasting

ALCOHOL IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH. DRINK WITH MODERATION.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)

p 16-17


Champagne

Getaway

REIMS EPERNAY

from

418 

e

Enjoy the charm and comfort of high-quality accommodation in the heart of the winegrowing centres of Champagne, and take to the skies for a unique tour of the vineyards!

per person 3 nights/4 days

HOTEL DE LA PAIX (4 STARS)

REIMS

Combining modernity and cultural heritage, the Hôtel de la Paix is located in the centre of Reims, just a stone’s throw from the cathedral. The hotel also has a wellness area, an indoor swimming pool, hammam and a fitness room.

LES EPICURIENS EPERNAY

Hôtel de La Paix

Laure and Eric welcome you to their character property in the heart of the champagne capital. You can stay in one of the 2 suites decorated with a horse theme or with Champagne landscapes and enjoy the hammam or patio.

Hautvillers

PROGRAMME Discover the champagne cellars of GH Mumm and learn about tasting with two champagnes from this famous house before exploring the cathedral of Reims. Night at Hôtel de la Paix. Discover Champagne from the air as you fly over the vineyards in a hot-air balloon. Participate in the preparations for the flight and enjoy a glass of champagne when you land! Night at Hôtel de la Paix. Champagne G.H. Mumm

Les Epicuriens

THE PRICE INCLUDES • Three nights’ accommodation in a double room with breakfast • Guided tour of the GH Mumm cellars in Reims with a tasting of two champagnes • Visit with audio guide of Reims Cathedral • A one-hour hot-air balloon flight • Treasure hunt at Hautvillers • Guided tour of the Castellane cellars in Epernay with a tasting

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE • Transport • Meals and drinks except those indicated in the programme • Spending money • Insurance • Single room supplement • Tourist tax (payable to the hotel)

During the morning, explore the village of Hautvillers, the home of Champagne and take part in an enjoyable treasure hunt. Then visit the cellars of the Maison de Castellane followed by a tasting. Night at Les Epicuriens.


In accordance with Article R211-12 of the French Tourism Code, holiday brochures and contracts offered by travel agents to their customers must reproduce the provisions from Articles R211-3 to R211-11 of the Tourism Code.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SAL In accordance with Articles L211-7 and L211-17 of the Tourism Code, the provisions of Articles R211-3 to R211-11 of the Tourism Code, the text of which is reproduced below, shall not be applicable to reservations or sales of travel tickets that are not part of a tourism package. The organiser’s site, quotation, proposal and programme shall constitute the preliminary information referred to in Article R211-5 of the Tourism Code. Consequently, in the absence of any provisions to the contrary given on the preliminary information, the characteristics, special terms and conditions and price of the travel as stated on the organiser’s site, quotation or proposal shall be contractual upon validation of signing of the sale of travel contract. In the event that the contract is transferred, the transferor and/or the transferee shall be required to pay any costs thereby incurred. If those costs exceed the amounts displayed at the point of sale and those mentioned in the contractual documents, supporting documents must be provided S.A.R.L. (French private limited liability company) LE BEAU VOYAGE has taken out Professional Civil Liability insurance (Policy N°HA RCP0077583) for the amount of 2,500,000 Euro with HISCOX - having its registered head office at 19 rue Louis Legrand 75002 Paris. Article R211-3 of the Tourism Code «Subject to the exceptions provided for in paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article L211-7, any offer or sale of travel or holiday services shall lead to the issue of appropriate documents which comply with the rules set out in this section. In the event of the sale of air transport tickets or regular transport tickets not accompanied by services linked to that transport, the vendor shall provide the purchaser with one or more tickets for the totality of the travel, issued by the transporter or under its responsibility. In the case of custom transport, the name and address of the transporter on whose behalf the tickets are issued must be stated. Separate invoicing for the various elements that make up a holiday purchase does not dispense the vendor from its obligations under the regulatory provisions contained in this section.» Article R211-3-1 of the Tourism Code «The exchange of pre-contractual information and the communication of contractual conditions must be done in writing. This can be done electronically in accordance with the conditions set out in Articles 1369-1 to 1369-11 of the French Civil Code. The name and address of the vendor must be indicated, together with the commercial registration number, as provided for in section a) of Article L141-3, or, where applicable, the federation or union name, address and membership details, as provided for in Article R211-2.» Article R211-4 of the Tourism Code «Prior to the signing of the contract, the vendor must provide the purchaser with information concerning the prices, dates and other elements comprising the services provided during the travel or holiday, including: 1. The destination and the means, characteristics and categories of transport used; 2. The type of accommodation, location, level of comfort, main characteristics, accreditation and tourism rating in accordance with the regulations or practices of the host country; 3. The catering services offered; 4. A description of the itinerary where more than one destination is involved; 5. The administrative and health procedures to be undergone by the nationals of other European Union Member States or countries in the European Economic Area, in particular concerning border crossings, and the time required for such procedures; 6. The visits, excursions and other services either included in the package or available for an additional charge; 7. The minimum or maximum group size for the travel or holiday to take place and, where the travel or holiday is subject to a minimum number of participants, the deadline for the purchaser to be notified in the event of cancellation; that deadline must be no less than twenty-one days prior to departure; 8. The amount or percentage of the price to be paid as a deposit upon the signing of the contract, together with the schedule for payment of the outstanding amount; 9. The methods for revising prices as provided for in the contract, in accordance with Article R211-8; 10. The conditions for contractual cancellations; 11. The conditions for cancellation outlined in articles R211-9, R211-10 and R211-11; 12. Information concerning an optional insurance policy to cover the consequences of certain types of cancellation or an assistance policy to cover certain specific risks, such as repatriation costs in the event of an accident or illness; 13. Where the contract includes air-transport services, the information for each flight leg, as set out in Articles R211-15 to R211-18.» Article R211-5 of the Tourism Code «The preliminary information provided to the purchaser shall be binding upon the vendor, except where the vendor expressly reserves the right to change certain elements thereof. In such cases, the vendor must clearly indicate the possible extent of those changes and which elements are involved. In any event, the purchaser must be notified in writing of any changes made to the preliminary information before the signing of the contract.» Article R211-6 of the Tourism Code «The contract between the vendor and the purchaser must be in writing, produced in duplicate (with one copy going to the purchaser) and signed by both parties. Where a contract is concluded electronically, Articles 1369-1 to 1369-11 of the Civil Code shall apply. The contract must contain the following clauses: 1. The name and address of the vendor, its guarantor and its insurer, together with the name and address of the tour organiser; 2. The travel destination(s) and, where the holiday is split into stages, the different periods and corresponding dates; 3. The means, characteristics and categories of transport used, together with the dates and locations of the outward and return journeys; 4. The type of accommodation, location, level of comfort, main characteristics and tourism rating in accordance with the regulations or practices of the host country; 5. The catering services offered; 6. A description of the itinerary where more than one destination is involved; 7. The visits, excursions and other services included in the overall price of the travel or holiday; 8. The overall price of the services billed, together with a mention of any revision of that price under the terms of Article R211-8; 9. Where applicable, mention of any taxes or charges for certain services, such as landing tax, disembarkation tax or boarding tax in ports and airports, or tourist tax where it is not included in the price of the services provided; 10. The schedule and methods of payment; the final instalment paid by the purchaser cannot be less than 30% of the price paid for the travel or holiday and must be paid upon presentation of the documents required for the travel or holiday to take place; 11. The specific conditions required by the purchaser and accepted by the vendor; 12. The procedures whereby the purchaser can make a claim against the vendor for failure to execute or for inadequate execution of the contract; such claims must be addressed to the vendor at the earliest possible stage, by any means whereby an acknowledgement of receipt can be obtained, where applicable with notification in writing sent to the tour organiser and service provider concerned; 13. The deadline for the purchaser to be notified in the event of cancellation of the travel or holiday by the vendor, where the travel or holiday are subject to a minimum number of participants, in accordance with paragraph 7 of Article R211-4; 14. The conditions for contractual cancellations; 15. The conditions for cancellation outlined in articles R211-9, R211-10 and R211-11; 16. Details of the risks covered and the amount of the guarantees provided under the terms of the insurance policy covering the consequences of the vendor’s professional civil liability; 17. Details of the insurance policy taken out by the purchaser to cover the consequences of certain cancellation types (policy number and name of insurer), together with the details of the assistance policy covering certain specific risks,

such as repatriation costs in the event of an accident or illness; in such cases, the vendor must provide the purchaser with a document setting out at least the risks that are covered and excluded; 18. The deadline for the vendor to be notified in the event of transfer of the contract; 19. A commitment to provide the purchaser, at least ten days prior to the scheduled departure date, with the following information: a) The name, address and telephone number of the vendor’s local representative or, failing that, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of local organisations capable of assisting the purchaser in the event of difficulty or, failing that, a telephone number where the vendor can be reached in case of emergency; b) For overseas travel and holidays involving minors, a telephone number and address where the child or responsible adult can be reached in the holiday location; 20. A clause providing for termination of the contract and reimbursement of all sums paid by the purchaser, in the event of failure to fulfil the information obligation laid down in paragraph 13 of Article R211-4; 21. A commitment to provide the purchaser with the departure and arrival times, a reasonable time in advance of the start of the travel or holiday.» Article R211-7 of the Tourism Code «The purchaser may transfer the contract to a third party fulfilling the same conditions as the purchaser for undertaking the travel or holiday, provided that the contract has not yet come into effect. Unless otherwise stipulated, the transferor shall be required to notify the vendor of its decision by any means whereby an acknowledgement of receipt can be obtained, no later than seven days before the beginning of travel. Fifteen days in the case of holiday cruises. Under no circumstances shall such transfers be subject to prior authorisation from the vendor.» Article R211-8 of the Tourism Code «Where the contract includes the express possibility of a price revision, within the limits laid down in Article L211-12, it must state the precise methods for calculating any price variation, whether an increase or decrease, and in particular the amount of associated transport costs and taxes, the currency or currencies that may have an impact on the price of the travel or holiday, the part of the price to which the variation applies, and the currency rate(s) used to establish the price that appears in the contract.» Article R211-9 of the Tourism Code «Where, prior to the purchaser’s departure, the vendor is forced to change one of the core elements of the contract, such as a significant price increase, and disregards the information obligation laid down in paragraph 13 of Article R211-4, the purchaser, without prejudice to its right to seek damages and having been informed of the change by the vendor by any means whereby an acknowledgement of receipt can be obtained, may either: terminate the contract and receive immediate reimbursement of all sums paid; or accept the change or the replacement package offered by the vendor; in this case an additional clause stipulating the changes must be signed by both parties; any price decrease shall be deducted from any sums still owing by the purchaser or, if the payment already made by the purchaser exceeds the price of the modified service, the excess amount shall be returned to the purchaser prior to departure.» Artículo Article R211-10 of the Tourism Code «In the circumstances provided for in Article L211-14, where, prior to the purchaser’s departure, the vendor cancels the travel or holiday, it must notify the purchaser by any means whereby an acknowledgement of receipt can be obtained; the purchaser, without prejudice to its right to seek damages, shall receive immediate reimbursement of all sums paid; in this case, the purchaser shall receive compensation at least equal to the penalty it would have incurred had it been responsible for cancellation on the same date. The provisions of this article shall under no circumstances prevent the parties from reaching an amicable agreement whereby the purchaser accepts the replacement travel or holiday offered by the vendor.» Article R211-11 of the Tourism Code «Where, following the purchaser’s departure, the vendor is unable to provide a significant part of the services specified in the contract, representing a non-negligible percentage of the price paid by the purchaser, the vendor must immediately take the following steps, without prejudice to the right of either party to claim damages: offer services to replace the agreed services, bearing any additional costs or, where the services accepted by the purchaser are of an inferior quality, reimbursing the price difference upon the purchaser’s return; or where the vendor cannot offer a replacement service or where that service is refused by the purchaser for valid reasons, provide the purchaser, at no extra cost, with travel tickets to enable its return, in what can be deemed equivalent conditions, to the departure location or another location accepted by both parties. The provisions of this article shall be applicable in the event of failure to fulfil the obligation laid down in paragraph 13 of Article R211-4.» Reimbursement of Airport Taxes In accordance with article L113-8 of the French Consumer Code, if you do not use your plane ticket you may be reimbursed, on request, the «airport taxes» afferent to said ticket. A maximum fee of 20% of the reimbursement will be charged unless the request is made on-line at the following address: LE BEAU VOYAGE - 142 rue de Vesle - 51100 REIMS FRANCE - Tel.: + 33 (0)03 26 47 10 11 - Fax: + 33 (0)03 26 40 13 41 - www.lebeauvoyage.fr - lebeauvoyage@ wanadoo.fr Personal Information The personal information collected, in accordance with the French Law on Information Technology and Freedoms of 6 January 1978 (modified), is for the purpose of executing the contract. The personal information can also be used to monitor customer relations, collect your opinion on the services once you have returned from your travels, commercial canvassing (exclusively for similar products, carry out internal analyses and statistics. The agency may share the information with a sub-contractor for the purpose of carrying out technical operations for the purposes stated above. The information collected will under no circumstances be transmitted to a third party without your prior express consent. You have the right to access, change, correct or delete any data concerning you by contacting the agency.

SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE Article 1 - INFORMATION: this brochure shall constitute the preliminary offer referred to in the general terms and conditions below and shall be binding upon LE BEAU VOYAGE (which may be referred to in the contract as the «Booking Service»). Changes may nevertheless be made to the nature of the services provided. In accordance with Article R2115 of the French Tourism Code. Where changes are made, they must be brought to the customer’s attention by the Booking Service, in writing, prior to the signing of the contract. «Customer» shall mean the signatory of the preliminary information and any person(s) on whose behalf they are acting. Article 2 - LIABILITY: LE BEAU VOYAGE shall be liable in accordance with Article L211-16 of the Tourism Code, which provides as follows: «any physical or moral person who undertakes the operations referred to in Article L211 shall be strictly liable vis-à-vis the purchaser for the proper fulfilment of the obligations deriving from the contract, regardless of whether said contract has been concluded in person or whether said obligations are to be fulfilled by itself or by other service providers, without prejudice to the right to claim against the latter, within the limits of compensation provided for in international conventions. Said party may nevertheless be exempted from all or part of its liability by providing proof that the breach or poor execution of the contract is attributable to the purchaser, to an unforeseeable, insurmountable act by a third party not involved in providing the services referred to in the contract, or to an event of force majeure.» Article 3 - RESERVATION: Any booking made more than one month prior to departure shall become binding once a deposit of 30% of the product price has been paid and a copy of the contract signed by the customer returned to the Booking Service. The balance must be paid one month prior to departure. Where the booking is made less than one month prior to departure, it shall become binding once the total price of the holiday has been paid and a copy of the contract signed by the customer returned to the Booking Service. Article 4 - VOUCHERS: upon receipt of full payment, the Booking Service will send the customer vouchers which should be handed over to the service providers upon arrival. Article 5 - ARRIVAL: the customer must present themself on the date and at the time specified on the vouchers or in the contract. In the event of late or postponed arrival or last-minute hold-up, the customer must immediately notify the service providers, whose contact details are provided on the vouchers. Any services not used as a result of this late arrival shall remain payable and shall not be subject to any form of reimbursement. Article 6 - BILLING: an invoice shall be issued upon provision of the service. Article 7 - CANCELLATION BY THE CUSTOMER: Any cancellation must be notified to LE BEAU VOYAGE by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt or by fax. Cancellation by the customer shall result in the following deductions: Cancellation more than 30 days prior to the start of the holiday: 10% of the price of the holiday. Cancellation between 30 and 21 days (inclusive) beforehand: 25% of the price of the holiday. Cancellation between 20 and 8 days (inclusive) beforehand: 50% of the price of the holiday. Cancellation between 07 and 03 days (inclusive) beforehand: 75% of the price of the holiday. Cancellation less than 3 days beforehand: 100% of the price of the holiday In the event of a no-show by the customer, no reimbursement will be made.

Article 8 - CHANGES MADE BY THE BOOKING SERVICE TO THE SUBSTANCE OF THE CONTRACT: see article R211-09 of the Tourism Code. Article 9 - CANCELLATION BY THE VENDOR: see article R211-10 of the Tourism Code. However, the customer shall not be entitled to any compensation where the cancellation or postponement of the travel is due to circumstances of force majeure or reasons linked to traveller safety. Article 10 - INTERRUPTION OF THE HOLIDAY: if the customer interrupts their stay, no reimbursement shall be made unless the reason for the interruption is covered by the cancellation insurance held by the customer. Article 11 - COMPLAINTS: any complaint concerning the breach or poor execution of the contract should be addressed to the Booking Service within eight days of the customer’s return, by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. Article 12 - PROFESSIONAL CIVIL LIABILITY INSURANCE: LE BEAU VOYAGE has taken out insurance with Hiscox (policy no N°HA RCP 0077583) to cover any consequences of professional civil liability incurred by the booking service. Article 13 - FINANCIAL GUARANTEE: LE BEAU VOYAGE has taken out financial guarantee insurance with ATRIDIUS CREDIT INSURANCE NV in accordance with Articles L213-3 and R213-8 to 13 of the Tourism Code. In accordance with the French Law on Information Technology and Freedoms, the personal information on the booking form are mandatory. The right to access and correct those data may be asserted by contacting LE BEAU VOYAGE and, in the absence of any express objection, they may be transferred commercially. LE BEAU VOYAGE Manager: Mrs Corinne LEBEAU 142 rue de Vesle - 51100 REIMS FRANCE - Tel: + 33 (0)3 26 47 10 11 - Fax: + 33 (0)3 26 40 13 41 S.A.R.L with a Capital of: €15,200. RCS Reims (Commercial Registry Number): B 424 393 155 N° Siret (business identification number): 424 393 155 00017 - A.P.E (business sector code): 7911Z VAT no: FR 60 424393155 Travel Agency Registration Certificate: IM051110001 Financial Guarantee: ATRIDIUS CREDIT INSURANCE NV Civil Liability: Hiscox / Présence Assistance Tourisme - Paris - N° HA RCP0077583 (€2,500,000).

p 18-19


Minimum time Temps dejourney trajet minimum (by car) (voiture) From Paris Charles de Gaulle Au départ de l’aéroport Airport Charles-de-Gaulle

Amsterdam 4h50 5h

Londres

Minimum time Temps dejourney trajet minimum (TGV - high-speed rail link) (TGV - correspondance)

4h30

Douvre

Cologne

4h10

Length of crossing Durée de la traversée

Calais

Bruxelles

2h55

Charlesde-Gaulle

1h15

4h55

Strasbourg

1h30 45min

Nantes

Stuttgart

Aéroport Paris-Vatry

PARIS

3h30 1h10

4h20 4h50

REIMS

0h30

Rennes

Francfort

2h50 3h

Lille 2h15 1h30

Brest

4h 4h30

3h20 1h05

3h30 1h

Berne

Dijon

Genève

Lyon 4h45 3h30

4h50 1h15

Toulouse 7h20 1h20

Bilbao 1 h40

5h45

5h55

3h

Bordeaux

Zurich

5h30

Montpellier 5h

Nice Marseille

Perpignan 6h50

7h50 1h30

5h10 1h25

Barcelone 6h25 1h40

Madrid

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