November, 2008

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Helicopter tour of the Mont Blanc

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

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Live a unique and unforgettable moment: tour Mont Blanc and its valleys in helicopter. Live unique sensations; enjoy a discovery tour above magnificent and exceptional landscapes. Course of the experience : flight time : 30 minutes from Megeve Itinerary (suggested itinerary depending on weather conditions and pilot approval): Vallée de Megève- Glacier de Bionnassay - Aiguille du Goûter – Dôme du Goûter – Mont Blanc- Mont Maudit - Mont Blanc du Tacul- Col du Midi- Aiguille du Midi – Glacier du Géant- Les Grandes Jorasses - Glacier de Leschaux- Glacier du Talèfre – Mer de Glace – Aiguille des Drus - Aiguille Verte – Glacier d’Argentière - Aiguille de Chamonix- Glacier des Bossons.

Helicopter: Performing and comfortable Ecureuil monomoteur AS 350. Cruising speed of 220 km/h. 

Participants: This experience is shared by groups of 5 or 6 people. 

Conditions and restrictions : Flights take place if groups of 5 or 6 people. If you wish to share this experience between friends and family up to 5 or 6 people, it is possible to do so by renting the helicopter for you only. In this case, please select 5 quantities for a total amount of 950 Euros incl. VAT. 

Weather : This experience takes place in favorable weather conditions. 

Dates :This experience is available all year round. 

Location : Megeve, Rhône-Alpes, France 

Price : 190 Euros including VAT/person.

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Lyon, an experience in itself

Monday, November 24th, 2008

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Come and visit Lyon! Attractive and dynamic, Lyon knows how to seduce the visitor with a first class gastronomy, beautiful architecture and buzzing nightlife. Your hotel is the Villa Florentine. On the hillside of the city, with fantastic overlooks over the city, enjoy a relaxing weekend in this charming luxury hotel. The Villa Florentine is a superb intimate hotel with elegant Italian architecture and is a haven of tranquillity. Your weekend in Lyon includes : 1 night in a deluxe bedroom, 2 breakfasts served at the restaurant « Les Terrasses de Lyon »    Your hotel in Lyon :  Villa Florentine is a 4 star hotel affiliated Relais & Chateaux. This charming and luxury weekend enjoys one of the best vistas over the city. The architecture and atmosphere are of Italian inspiration with the refinement of the Renaissance as well as contemporary design. One of the best things to do is to enjoy a romantic dinner at the gastronomic restaurant whilst enjoying the stunning view of Lyon.  

Other information :  20 bedrooms and 8 appartments, 1 gastronomic restaurant, One of the best wine cellars in townSwimming pool, sauna, hammam and cardio, Open all year round   

Price : 435 Euros TTC. Your weekend in Lyon includes. 1 night in a deluxe bedroom, 2 breakfasts served at the restaurant « Les Terrasses de Lyon ».

Book your weekend in Lyon

Dive under the ice in the Alps

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

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Live a unique, magic and extreme experience. Dive under ice. Discover a sensational world in the heart of French Alps. Admire bubbles and lights underwater, and enjoy those moments that you will find almost unreal. Pure magic. 

Course of the experience : ice diving experience (approx. 2 hours) 10 am : arrival at the chaletSupplying of equipment (polar clothes and diving suit)Join the diving site by snowmobileBriefing about the ice diving experience (underwater behaviour and communication)Enter into water and dive for approx. 20 minutesTwo instructors coordinate the experience on site (one under water, the other on the surface)After the ice diving experience : return at the chalet for well-deserved hot drinks and cakesCertificate. Possibility to buy pictures The diving site is 7m deep, has 40 up to 120 cm of ice and 3 light wells, linked by a wire. The diver will have a tether. 

Participants : This ice diving experience is enjoyed in small groups. 

Conditions and restrictions : This ice diving experience is opened to everybody, divers and non-divers from 16 years old. 

Dates : This ice diving experience is available from December to April. 

Location : Orcières, Hautes-Alpes, PACA, France 

Price : About 69 Euros incl. VAT   

Book your under the ice diving experience

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Wine tasting in Paris

Friday, November 7th, 2008

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Enjoy a wine tasting experience in Paris. Spend the day learning about wine with a sommelier. Enjoy a privileged moment in an exceptional area and a relaxed mood. In the heart of a prestigious school with a library of rare wines, discover in a friendly mood, the secrets of expert sommeliers and oenologists. This wine tasting session will let you appreciate some of the most traditional, exquisite or unusual wines, depending on the session you decide to attend. 

Course of the experience : wine tasting in Paris (1 day) 

  • The wine tasting session is divided in two sessions, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. (2H30 in the morning and 2H30 in the afternoon).

  • You will arrive on site and will be welcomed by the professional dispensing the wine tasting session: expert, sommelier, or oenologist.

  • Method: the wine tasting is done in a friendly way and favours the exchanges between all participants and the professional. The session includes both theory and tasting.

  • 12 wines are tasted per session. These wines are chosen for their uniqueness depending on the session you attend.

  • All is done for your knowledge and the experience: you will receive a pack with detailed notes of the session as well as a tasting book, the list of the wines tasted, INAO glasses to get the right tools to taste.

  • Participants : This wine tasting experience is done in group of approximately 25 people.

  • This experience is available all year long in Paris.

Book this wine tasting in Paris France

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Hummer driving experience in Paris

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

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When in Paris, do something different. Forget the Tower and the Champs Elysées, try something a little bit more dirty! Enjoy an American Hummer H1 4×4 driving experience near Paris. Enjoy an extraordinary day with your friends at the wheel of a Hummer H1. Discover this exceptional American 4×4, appreciate its capacity and its abilities to jumper over obstacles. Adrenaline, big thrills and pleasure to drive off road guaranteed. An American 4×4 Hummer H1 driving experience is an exceptional and unforgettable adventure. Go off in search of adventure on board this mythic car. This is a truly fun experience and the chance to do something different when in Paris.   Course of the experience : American 4×4 Hummer H1 driving experience (1/2 day) 

  • Meeting with your professional instructor around a snack.
  • Presentation of the Hummer H1 and description of the trek. (Approx 15mn).
  • During this ½ day, 3 people will take their seats in an American 4×4 and each have a turn at driving it in accordance with instructions given by supervisory staff. The time of driving depends on each participant’s abilities and desire. (Approx. 2h).
  • On the drive, participants will learn how to use navigational tools and will be marked on their ability to understand, interpret and use a road book and a compass. Depending on the objectives of the drive, other exciting challenges such as 4×4 slalom, obstacles to clear and treasure hunts may be included.
  • Each time you return on the road, the instructor will drive again the Hummer H1. 
  • Your American 4×4 Hummer H1 :The Hummer H1 is become famous by the pictures of the Gulf war. It has been placed at the disposal of customers who wanted the perfect cross country car. There are only 12,000 copies of the American Hummer H1 over the world and only 100 in France.  
  • Conditions and restrictions : You must hold a valid driving licence. 

Book your 4×4 driving experience

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