October, 2008

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Dogsled inJura

Friday, October 31st, 2008


Enjoy a magic and unforgettable experience with Siberian Huskies. Meet these loving friends and discover a sport in total symbiosis with nature. Drive your own dogsled, enjoy calm, tranquillity and share effort in the heart of nature.  

  • Course of the experience : dogsled trek (half a day) BriefingLearn to harness yourself the dogsWith the help of a professional musher, drive a dogsled led by 3 or 4 loving friends If you wish to live this experience for one day long, with an extra cost of 45 euros, please select your choice in the option section below. 
  • Participants : This dogsled experience is enjoyed in small group up to 5 people. 
  • Conditions and restrictions : To be 18 years old and over 
  • Dates :This dogsled experience is available from December to end of March 
  • Location :La Pesse, Jura, Franche Comté, France 
  • Price :95 Euros incl. VAT. Approx 65£. The price includes for 1 person : A dogsled experience (half-day). 

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    Charming weekend in Nice

    Tuesday, October 21st, 2008


    Discover the Mediterranean beauty of Nice, nested in the heart of the Angels Bay, close to the Alps and to Italy. Be charmed by this city which is dynamic and traditional at the same time, and discover it from the famous Promenade des Anglais to the typical narrow streets of the old town. Just passing by a terrace, enjoy the smells and the noises that give Nice its character and its warmth. For a better discovery of the city, enjoy a city-tour on board the picturesque train which will drive you around the places you should not miss, such as the hill where the antique acropolis, the fortress and then the castle had been built. Now nothing remains but ruins, but you will get a wonderful view over the bay.  

    • Your hotel :You will stay in an old residence of character and elegance. This charming hotel is ideal to get immersed in the Nice atmosphere and to discover its thousands treasures since it is located close to the old town and to the Promenade des Anglais. You can enjoy the luxuriant garden around the house as often as you wish, especially to have breakfast or to relax with a cool drink.


    • Your room :Each of the 12 rooms of the hotel has its own decoration, and all of them are spacious, sunny and calm. Your double room is fully equipped (wireless connection to the internet, TV with international channels, individual safe and private bathroom).


    • Things to do and see in the area :The harbour, the flower market (everyday on square Saleya, except Monday), St Nicolas russian orthodox cathedral, The old town and the Palace Lascaris, and the beach of course!


    • Price: 130 Euros incl. VAT for two people. The price includes 1 night in a double room with breakfasts  and 1 city-tour in the little train.

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    Enjoy a charming and driving weekend in Normandy

    Friday, October 17th, 2008


    Come to Normandy to enjoy a week-end for thrill seekers! Included in your weekend is a 1H30 driving session on a fast and curvy circuit near the hotel. Choose between the Spider Renault, Lotus Seven, Opel Speedster, Smart Roadster et Lotus Elite and push your car to the limits. After driving these fast cars, you will also enjoy a tour on the passenger seat in a Clio V6 Renault Sport developing 255bhp. You can do this experience the 1st or the 2nd afternoon of your trip.  

    • Your hotel: The “Chateau des Bruyères”, in which you will be welcomed, is surrounded by half timbered houses, in the heart of one of the most famous cider area. The Villa, inspired by empire architecture, and its XVIII century manor have been transformed into a charming hotel comprising 12 rooms and a gourmet restaurant. You can, during your stay, take advantage of the castle’s pommerai, the vegetable garden, the aromatic garden or of the heated swimming pool. All is made for you to evolve in an atmosphere of relaxation. 
    • Your room : You will stay in a superior double bedroom finely decorated located in the empire residence or in the Norman manor. Each room has its own decor and you will admire the view of the park, the vegetable garden or of the heated swimming pool from your bedroom. The rooms of the hotel mix the charm of the old with all the modern comforts: plasma screen, cable channels, and bar. 
    • Location: Cambremer, Normandy, France, between Caen and Paris. 
    • Leisure on site: Golf, Hot-air balloon trip,  Motor sports 
    • In the area: §   The Pays d’Auge’s garden. §   The Crevecoeur’s castle in Auge.§   The cider factory of Pierre Huet.§   The manor’s cider factory of Grandouet.§   The Beuvron’s village in Auge.§   Castles and Manors of Pays d’Auge.§   The old-style market of Cambremer.  
    • Price : 520 € incl. VAT. Approx £ 415. Price includes for 1 person:§        3 days and 2 nights in a superior double bedroom.§        VIP’s greetings with bottle of champagne§        Breakfasts§        1 dinner “Pays d’Auge”, with a mix of regional products and drinks.§       1 dinner à la carte, drinks excluded.

      §      1h30 super cars driving experience on the circuit and one lap as a passenger with a professional pilot in the 255 bhp Clio V6 Renault sport.


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      Spend the night with the stars

      Monday, October 6th, 2008


      Live a unique and unforgettable experience. Spend the night at the observatory of the Pic du Midi with scientists and learn about stars, our Solar System and the Universe. At 3000m of altitude, the Pic du Midi (Midday Pic) is the highest observatory in Europe. High above the clouds, admire the sunset, the stars, and the sunrise. You will share the lives and work of scientists for a few hours and learn the basics of astronomy whilst getting the best views of our Solar System. You will learn how to look at the sky, to read the constellations and to admire the planets. This experience is unique, and will leave a permanent imprint on your mind.  

      • Course of the experience : (from 16h30 to following day 12h) Day 1 : rendez-vous at 16h30 at the cable car of La Mongie. Climb and installation. Observation of sunset from the large terrace of 600 m2. Visit the museographic site. Observation evening lasting 2.5 hours, with observation with the finest instruments. Learn to read and use of sky map. Admire celestial objects.Day 2 : observation of sunrise. Visit the 2 m telescope  and the coronagraphs. You will be guided by passionate professionals, part of a structure recognised by the French Astronomy Association for its professionalism and competence. The instruments used for observations are exceptional and some of the finest, such as the biggest binocular in the world, the binocular Takahashi125/1000, and the telescope Dobson of 500mm.  
      • Your room :   You have the privilege to spend one night at the Pic du Midi. Rooms are simple single room.    
      • Participants : The number of participants is 15 people maximum.  
      • Conditions et restrictions : Astronomic knowledge is not required.To be over 18 years old.Astronomers may have various levels of English. Some may be fluent, others are beginners.  
      • Weather : We cannot guarantee clear weather.  Two events may occur:Weather conditions do not allow you to get up to the Pic du Midi (too windy for example): the supplier will inform you as soon as he knows that the experience is cancelled and the supplier will suggest other dates. You can then either accept the reschedule or ask for a refund of the experience.The access to the Pic du Midi is possible, but weather conditions do not allow observing the skies properly. The supplier will then change activities for others. No refund, partial or total will be made.  
      • Location : Pic du Midi, Hautes Pyrénées, France Acces by car : Tarbes, Lourdes. Access by train: PauAccess by air: direct flights to Pau from London (Ryanair)  
      • Dates :  This experience is available from January to end of November.

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