9am – Meet your English speaking driver guide who will wait for you with a nominative board at the main exit of your ship and departure for the green provence & an exclusive wine tasting
CHATEAU DE BERNE
10.15am – Arrival at the Chateau - enjoy a Wine tasting “ From the vines to the Bottle “
Discover the path of making wines with a short stop in the vineyard, a visit of the production cellar followed by a guided tasting of
6 Château de Berne wines.
CHATEAU DE BERNE
Provence has been a wine-growing area for nearly 2,600 years. Reputed throughout the world for its rosé wines, the region's temperate climate also makes it a cradle for fine wine growing in general. Wine making has been the Château de Berne's core activity since 1750. Today, the Château is planted with 292 acres of vines
Lunch at leisure at Berne - Le Jardin de Bernjamin– to be paid on site
Discover the seasons of Provence at the Château de Berne. In good weather, our spacious terrace in the shade of the olive trees invites you enjoy al fresco dining.
Indoors, amongst a neo-classic décor, choose between the bright, airy conservatory, or the cosy, intimate lounges. The dining room, decorated in beige and earthy tones is a marriage of luxury and authenticity. The respect for local tradition extends even to Benjamin Collombat's choice of tableware.
After lunch departure for a wine tasting at chateau Roseline & a visit of the Chapel
Chateau Sainte Roseline is a property dating back to the tenth century. It was founded by a hermit named Robaud who decided to settle there, attracted by it's calm beauty and the presence of an abundant spring. In the 14th century, under the influence of the Bishop of Fréjus (the future Pope Jean XXII in Avignon), the property became one of the most important vineyards in Provence. This traditional leadership role was perpetuated by the previous owner, Henri de Rasque de Laval, when he became the first president of the Var vineyards union.
In 1994, Mr Bernard TEILLAUD took the destiny of this great property into his hands, with the aim of making it one of the jewels of southern wine-making and a renowned artistic centre. Seven centuries of vine cultivation have demonstrated that the Chateau Sainte Roseline soil is one of the most exceptional in Provence. Furthermore, in 1955 it was awarded with the commendation of " CRU CLASSE ".
The clay-limestone soils and the presence of an underground spring allow the controlled nutrition of the vine necessary to produce great wines.
A true work of art, this holy site is primarily a renowned place of worship. Since 1329, the body of the revered Saint in her priestly robes has been lying inside its crystal reliquary.
Great artists have celebrated her: Marc CHAGALL with a remarkable mosaic depicting the meal of the Angels, Jean Bazaine and Raoul UBAC with their flamboyant stain glass windows, and Diego GIACOMETTI with a relief and a bronze lectern (donated by Marguerite Maeght in 1976). An altarpiece from the School of Brea shows Sainte Roseline and her parents, the Marquis and Marquise de Villeneuve, in a nativity scene.
4pm - Return to Toulon
5pm- End of the tour at your ship