April, 2009

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Swim with wild dolphins in the Mediterranean

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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Do something extraordinary: swim with dolphins. In the south of France, in the Pelagos sanctuary, swim with dolphins and encounter whales, turtles and other marine mammals. Once dolphins are spotted, get into the water and enjoy this unique encounter. You may also spot whales, turtles, tuna shoals and make of this day a truly unique and memorable experience.

Course of the experience : swim with dolphins : Allocate 1 day.

Arrive at the boat at 7.45am
Departure for the sanctuary: on board, breakfast, briefing, test of equipment (shorty and mask)
Dolphins are spotted by a plane, with constant radio communication with the boat.
Get into the water and enjoy this unique moment
Dolphins are wild and some species may be friendly and stay around for a while whilst others may simply leave quickly. Dolphins are wild animals and it is important to respect and protect them, it is the reason why it is not possible to touch them. They generally approach you in a distance between 2 and 10 meters, which does not allow you to touch them. Swim with dolphins is a truly magical, unique and unforgettable.
Once the dolphins have left, we look out for another shoal. The experience is repeated all day
Lunch at noon on the boat.
16H00/16H30, back to the harbour

Participants and guests :

This experience is usually done with a maximum of 8 participants.

Conditions and restrictions :

You must be able to swim. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The observation of the dolphins and other cetacean is dependant on their own good will.

Weather : This experience is done in favourable weather conditions. Reschedule of this experience due to bad conditions may occur.

Dates : This experience is available from June to September

Location : Cannes, south of France

to book this experience “Swim with dolphins in the mediterranean“, follow this link.

Wine tasting weekend in Burgundy

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

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This weekend, discover the famous wines of Burgundy at Chateau André Ziltener. On the road of the Great Wines lies this superb 18 Century Manor, nowadays a 4* hotel, built on the ruins of an old abbey. With its wine museum, its magnificent rooms and ideal location, the Chateau Ziltener is an ideal stop over to relax in style and learn about wine whilst tasting some of the finest bottles.
 
Included in your stay is a wine tasting session. Nowhere else in the world will the connoisseur find so many superior wines in such a small area: Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-St-Georges, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru, Chambolles-Musigny 1er Cru « les Amoureuses », Chambertin Grand Cru, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Chablis 1er Cru, etc. In the cellars of the castle, you will taste some of the best wines of Burgundy, with the comments of the sommelier who will guide the tasting session. You will also be able to visit the adjacent wine museum.
 
Your Hotel:
 
Founded on the site of an abbey in 1709, the castle nests in the heart of Burgundy, surrounded by vineyards. Today a 4* hotel, the Chateau André Ziltener mixes style with antique furniture, comfort and sophistication. The cellars are unique in Burgundy and are the sanctuary of a real treasure. A wine museum is also adjacent to the cellars.
 
Your room:
 
The rooms are spacious and full of charm. They all have modern amenities such as satellite TV and internet access. The en suite marble bathrooms are decorated with care and all the rooms have an elegant and romantic touch.
 
Location :
 
Between Dijon and Beaune, Burgundy, France.
 
By train: TGV from Paris and Lyon to Dijon.
 
Contact Tematis on airtematis@tematis.com to organize a private flight or air taxi transfer to Chateau André Ziltener.
 
Dates :
 
This wine tasting weekend in Bourgogne is available from March to mid December and excluding saturdays.
 
Leisure on site:
 
Bicycles can be borrowed to discover the area.
 
Things to see and to do in the area:
 
The attraction of the area is the road of the Great Wines, which, from Chalon sur Saône to Dijon, takes you to visit most of the most famous vineyards in Burgundy and in France. This area is also full of old churches and abbeys to visit and admire. Or simply relax along the many little rivers.

To book this wine tasting weekend in Burgundy, visit Tematis : http://www.tematis.com/boutique/wine-tasting-at-castle-ziltener-in-bourgogne-france-p-113.html

Relaxing weekend at Les Sources de Caudalie

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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Pamper yourself days and nights during this charming weekend in the Sources de Caudalie. In this exceptional place, in the heart of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, the best great growth vineyard in the graves, you could forget everything and spend time just for you, far away from your every day life…The Castle life in the middle of the vineyards, that is what Les Sources de Caudalie offer to you: the first vinothérapie spa in the World, a gastronomic restaurant, a traditional restaurant, a devoted staff…Enjoy!

The weekend includes for 2 people :
2 nights in a Comfort room.
2 Breakfasts.
A meal a day alternately in the country-inn “La table du Lavoir” and in “La Grand’Vigne” restaurant. (excluding beverages)
One visit including a complementary wine tasting of château Smith-Haut-Lafitte.

Hotel near Bordeaux:

The Sources de Caudalie is a luxurious and charming hotel 4*, situated in Martillac, among vineyards and forests on the ancient estate of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. In a beautiful place, the decoration is in a refined simple style where you will leave time and the modern age behind. There are 49 rooms regrouped in 5 atmospheres : La Bastide des grands crus, for passionate of fine wine; Le comptoire des Indes, a love story between England, France and Asia; La Maison du lièvre, between lake and kitchen garden; La Grange du bateaux, for the sea world in Aquitaine; l’Ile aux Oiseaux, the superb “tcanquée” cabin…

Your room at the Sources de Caudalie:

All of the 49 rooms are decorated with elegance and authenticity. You will sleep in a double
Comfort room, attractively decorated in an individual style. Each room benefits of modern amenities: TV, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, private safe, hairdryer, air conditioning…

Leisure on site:

Vinothérapie spa Caudalie.
Bicycle.
Visits of French châteaux: Graves, Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Médoc…
Outdoor swimming pool (25mètres).
Outside Jacuzzi.
Tennis.
3 holes golf course.
Cooking lesson.
Wine tasting lesson.
Gastronomic restaurant «La Grand’vigne» and «La table du lavoir».
The « French paradox » bar.

Book this weekend at Les Sources de Caudalie

Golfing weekend in Montpellier

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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If you are keen on golfing, this week-end is made for you! 6 miles from the sea, and near the historical center of Montpellier, you will be welcomed in the beautiful Fontcaude golf. You will discover different facilities adapted to the level of everybody, beginners or experimented. After enjoying the course, you will relax at the swimming pool or fitness centre. Then, you will have dinner in the tasty restaurant of the hotel.

The price includes for 2 people :
1 night in a double room.
One green fee for 2.
Breakfast for 2.
One dinner at the hotel’s restaurant for 2.
Free access to swimming pool and fitness centre.

The Golf of Fontcaude:

Created by Chris Pittman, the golf is located on a ground where ground accidents, shrubs and big trees intervene to complicate the game. The players will find there an intelligent, funny and varied course.

The Golf of Fontcaude is composed of:
An international course 18 holes, par 72, of 20 505 feet, wooded and a bit undulating.
A 9 holes course “executive”, par 29, of 4 232 feet, snaked around the hill, allowing the beginners to learn and to the more experienced to perfect their iron game.
A training center to improve knocks of the golf: practice on carpet, approach, putting-green, green bunkers, bunkers of course, slopping ball.

Hotel: The Montpellier Resort:

The three stars Montpellier Resort hotel is located in the heart of a beautiful golf course. Swimming-pool, fitness center, everything is made to relax here. The hotel has its own restaurant “la Garrigue” where you will taste classical and local cooking of quality and enjoy the wonderful view of the golf course.

Your room:

You will be accommodated in a double room decorated with care. Each of the 46 rooms of the hotel has all the modern comfort: satellite TV, air conditioning, wifi, minibar, safe, international telephone direct line, etc.

Leisure on site:

Outdoor swimming pool.
Golf.
Fitness center.
Restaurant.
Store of golf’s clothes and golf’s equipment.

Location :

Juvignac, near Montpellier

Book this golfing weekend in France