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Package

19 night package includes:

  • 5 nights Gray d'Albion Hotel, Cannes
  • 3 nights Château de Vigiers, near Bergerac
  • 3 nights Château de Médoc, near Bordeaux
  • 2 nights Château d'Artigny, Loire Valley
  • 3 nights at Deauville's Hotel du Golf Barrière, Deauville
  • 3 nights at Bedford Hotel, Paris
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • 11 rounds of golf (click on 'Golf' tab for more details)
  • 3 Dinners at Deauville's Hotel du Golf Barrière (exc. drinks)
  • 2 dinners at Chez Moutier and Medoc Hotel du Golf (inc. drinks)
  • 1 Cruise dinner in Paris (exc. drinks)
  • 20 days Car Rental with full insurance & unlimited milage
  • OR English speaking driver for all transfers
  • Professional guide (optional) for day trips to Nice, Perigord, Loire Castles & Paris & St Emilion (1.5 hours) 
  • Entry tickets to visits mentioned Guided Tour of Saint Emilion & Loire Castles
  • 2 Wine tasting visits
  • 1 Calvados tasting visit
  • Flights Nice/Bordeaux
  • Travel book including all travel documents and sightseeing suggestions
  • Meet and greet service
  • 24 hour local assistance
  • All local taxes
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Accommodation

Gray d'Albion Hotel, Cannes

Situated near the famous Croisette and Palais des Festivals, Hôtel Gray d’Albion combines refined decor, comfort and leisure with a private beach, ideal for relaxing moments in the sun. This 4-star hotel features spacious and bright rooms and ensuite bathrooms. Beaches, restaurants, bars and a casino are only a short walk away. Gray d’Albion offers a serene and relaxing ambiance for it's guests.

Château des Vigiers

Château des Vigiers is a magnificent castle located in the beautiful countryside to the east of Bordeaux, near Bergerac.  Dating back to 1597, the castle is known locally as 'Little Versailles'.  Château des Vigiers has been tastefully restored in French country-house style.  It is surrounded by its own vineyards and 18-hole golf course. Exposed beams and the stonework create a charming ambiance, enhanced by one of the best gourmet restaurants in the area.

Golf du Médoc Hotel & Spa

Located in the heart of the Médoc vineyards, Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa is the perfect place for a delicious Golf & Wine tour. This comfortable four-star hotel offers relaxing stays focused on golf and spa activities, as well as vineyards and gastronomy. Each superior room in this hotel near Bordeaux has a terrace opening onto an exceptional setting. With the two best golf courses on site (Les Châteaux Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, Les Vignes Rod Whitman), Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa is the ideal place for golf & wine enthusiasts.

Château d'Artigny

Château d’Artigny is a grand eighteen-century style castle located in the heart of the Loire Valley, not far from Vouvray wineries. Set in a 65-acre estate, the Château d’Artigny offers palatial bedrooms and an opulent dining room overlooking magnificent formal gardens. Marble, wood panelling and frescoes make this château hotel one of the most elegant in France.

Deauville's Hotel du Golf Barrière, Deauville

A luxury four-star hotel overlooking Deauville and featuring Norman style architecture dating back to the early 20th century. Despite it's historical significance, the hotel boasts a warm and laidback atmosphere.  The golf course surrounds the hotel, making the Hotel du Golf the perfect golf resort, situated within 10 minutes of one of the most famous French shopping area (Deauville) and 30 minutes from the magnificent Honfleur painters’ port.

Bedford Hotel, Paris

Bedford Hotel is a charming four star hotel, located in the heart of Paris, very close to Concorde Plaza and Champs Elysées. The hotel is elegant and unobtrusive with calm, spacious rooms, and efficient service. The restaurant has maintained it's original 19th century design and gives the feeling of stepping back in time.  At the Bedford, clients are more than clients: they are welcomed as friends.

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Hotel Bedford, Paris

Gray d'Albion Hotel, Cannes

Golf

Cannes Mougins Golf Course

Opened in 1923, the Cannes Country Club was founded by prestigious members such as Prince Pierre de Monaco, Aga Kahn, or Baron Edouard de Rothschild. Its original design was signed by Colt and Simpson, the most famous architects in the twenties, and then redesigned by Thomas and Alliss in 1978. This sumptuous parkland course surrounded by oaks, pine-trees and fields of jasmine has hosted the Cannes Mougins Open 14 times (part of the European PGA tour). Famous winners include Greg Norman and Seve Ballesteros.

Terre Blanche Golf Course

Two championship courses wind through pine and oak-clad hills and valleys, providing golfers with sweeping views of neighbouring villages and the Southern Alps. The architect, Dave Thomas designed what are now considered to be, 2 of the best golf courses on the French Riviera. Le Château course a long course featuring several water hazards, which test the ability of the more advanced golfer.

Taulane Golf Course

Designed by the champion, Gary Player (his first course in France), this challenging course is situated in the heart of the Provence Mountains, 3000 feet above sea level. Surrounding the Château de Taulane in a wild and natural landscape, the course offers spectacular views of the mountain ranges. Both the 9th and 18th holes end in front of the chateau with a huge double green (reminiscent of Saint-Andrews), sharply defended by a water hazard. 

Château des Vigiers Golf Course

Château des Vigiers golf course carves its way through the working plum orchards, vineyards, lake and oak woods surrounding the Château. The course is ideal for recreational golfing. The 9th and 18th holes present interesting challenges avoiding the water hazards on one side and the Château on the other.  Donald Steel, the course architect, considers the 18th hole one of the best he has ever designed, in terms of strategy and setting. In 2008, Château des Vigiers opened a new 9 hole layout, and now features 27 holes offering 3 combinations of 18 holes. 

Saint Emilion Golf Course

St Emilion Golf Course is a gem designed by Tom Doak, one of the best architects in the world (Cape Kidnappers, Barnboulge, Pacific Dunes).
The course unfolds in a valley fringed by centenary oak trees, framed by vineyards and located just 6 miles from the village of Saint Emilion. 
As with most Tom Doak designs, no earth was moved to create the Saint Emilion golf course, rather one hole follows another in the most natural flowing way.

Médoc Golf Course Les Vignes

Designed by Rod Whitman, Médoc les Vignes course is set in a typically regional landscape where the beauty of the moors and the maritime pines serve to enhance the architect’s design. The long par 5 holes have carefully designed greens, the judiciously placed bunkers call for precise strokes.
The ever changing landscape lanscapes and the delightful setting will meet the expectations of the most demanding players.

Médoc Golf Course Les Châteaux

Host of the 1999 French Open (European PGA Tour), Médoc les Châteaux Golf Course is in the style of a traditional Scottish links course. Wide fairways bordered by heather, gorse, and broom, entice golfers into the delights of carefully preserved nature. Fast greens, influence by winds from the Atlantic Ocean, and technicalities of the layout go to make this championship course a constant challenge. Médoc les Châteaux course is set in the heart of the wine area with each hole named after a Médoc top vintage.

Deauville Golf Course

Overlooking Deauville bay, players putt under the windows of the Grand Hotel at Deauville Golf, an old and challenging course designed by Tom Simpson.  A large variety of trees such as oak, elm, ash, apple trees surround the fairways, where some pieces of the Marquis de Lassay’s castle walls still remain. Deauville is one of the most exclusive golf courses in Normandy, attracting golf tourists from around the world who come to enjoy world-class golf, relax and sometimes gamble at it's famous casino.  

Etretat Golf Course

Situated atop Etretat’s cliffs, overlooking the world renowned natural arches in the cliffs (Aiguille Creuse), this outstanding golf course is considered one of the most spectacular in Europe. Like all authentic links courses, Etretat Golf Course offers windy conditions and prickly gorse around many of its fairways requiring long and straight iron shots, which represent a tough challenge for golfers. Even once you have reached the greens, the up and down slopes and the flagsticks bending in the gusts still present challenges.

The Albatros (2018 Ryder Course at Le Golf National)

The Albatros is a championship golf course at Le Golf National, site of the French Open (part of the European PGA). For the last ten years, it has been ranked by Golf Weekly Magazine, as the 3rd best European professional tournament venue. The Albatros also hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Although just 20 miles from Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris, you could easily be mistaken for thinking you are in Ireland playing on this blowy, Irish links desinged course. As a result of the challenging conditions, the Albatros is considered as one of the toughest courses in Europe where playing one’s handicap is a great performance.  

Chantilly Golf Course (old)

Regularly ranked among the top ten courses in Continental Europe, Chantilly golf course is a real challenge for golfers. Designed by Tom Simpson,  one of the best golf architect at the beginning of the century, the course hosted the French Open (part of the European PGA) ,10 times during the 80's and produced world-class champions, such as Nick Faldo. The world’s best players have played at Chantilly, French counter part of the Royal and Ancient, and all of them have suffered on terrible roughs comparable to those in the British Open.

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The Albatros National Golf Course

Cannes Mougins Golf Course

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Nice airport & receive welcome from Golf Explorer representative. Travel to Cannes (45 mins). Suggested sightseeing & shopping in Cannes.  Overnight at Gray d'Albion Hotel.

Day 2

Golf at Cannes Mougins Golf Course. Suggested sightseeing in the former middle-age fortified village of Mougins. Overnight at Gray d'Albion Hotel.

Day 3

Golf at Terre Blanche Golf Course (Le Château Course). Suggested sightseeing Monte Carlo. Overnight at Gray d’Albion Hotel.

Day 4

Suggested sightseeing: full day guided tour of Nice and Old Nice, or a visit to Saint-Paul de Vence, a tiny Provencal village famous for its painting galleries. Overnight at Gray d'Albion Hotel.

Day 5

Golf at Taulane Golf Course. Suggested sightseeing in Grasse, a town famous for being the perfume capital of the world. Overnight at Gray d’Albion Hotel.

Day 6

Transfer to Nice Airport for flight to Bordeaux. Travel to Château des Vigiers (1.5 hours). Suggested sightseeing: guided visit of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion (1.5 hours). Overnight at Château des Vigiers.

Day 7

Golf at Château des Vigiers Golf Course. Suggested sightseeing in Bergerac old town. Dinner at Restaurant Moutier Thénac. Overnight at Château des Vigiers.

Day 8

Sightseeing suggestion: Full Day Guided Visit of Beynac, La Roque Gageac & Sarlat in the Perigord. Overnight at Château des Vigiers. 

Day 9 

Travel to Médoc (2 hours). Golf at Saint Emilion Golf Course. Wine tasting visit to Château Troplong Mondot. Overnight at Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa.

Day 10

Golf at Médoc Golf Course Les Vignes. Suggested sightseeing: Wine tasting at Château Pichon Longueville. Dinner at Restaurant Le Club – Medoc Hotel and Spa. Overnight at Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa.

Day 11

Golf at Médoc Golf Course Les Châteaux. Suggested afternoon sightseeing in the town of Bordeaux. Overnight at Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa.

Day 12

Travel to Loire Castles Valley (4 hours). Suggested visit to Château de Cognac. Overnight at Château d’Artigny, a grand eighteen-century style castle located in the heart of the Loire Valley.

Day 13

Full day guided tour of Château de Chenonceau & Château de Cheverny. Overnight at Château d’Artigny.

Day 14

Golf at Deauville Golf Course. Dinner at Hotel du Golf Deauville, Le Lassay. Overnight at Deauville’s Hotel du Golf Barrière. 

Day 15

Suggested sightseeing & shopping in Deauville. Tasting visit to a Calvados liquor distillery, Château de Breuil. Dinner at Hotel du Golf Deauville - Le Lassay. Overnight at Deauville’s Hotel du Golf Barrière. 

Day 16

Golf at Etretat Golf Course. Suggested sightseeing in Etretat & Honfleur. Dinner at Hotel du Golf Deauville, Le Lassay. Overnight at Deauville’s Hotel du Golf Barrière.

Day 17

Travel to Paris (2.5 hours). Golf at the Albatros, the 2018 Ryder Course at Le Golf National. Overnight at at Bedford Hotel, Paris.

Day 18

Full day guided tour of Paris. Overnight at Bedford Hotel.

Day 19

Golf at Chantilly (old) Golf Course. Suggested sightseeing on the Champs Elysées. Cruise dinner, on board Le Calife on the Seine River in Paris. Overnigtht at the Bedford Hotel.

Day 20

Transfer to Paris Airport - Departure

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Attractions

Cannes

Cannes (and La Croisette) is best known for its world-famous movie festival, as well as its elegance, prestige and sophistication. Its lovely harbour hosts some of the most exclusive yachts in the world. This glamourous seaside resort also offers outstanding shopping, beautiful beaches and glitzy casinos.

Suquet Quarter of Cannes

This is old Cannes town, built on the rocky slopes looking the sea and far enough away from the glitter of La Croisette. It boasts old houses, twisting alleyways, an old château, as well as a vibrant and lively atmosphere: Provence rediscovered!

Grasse

Grasse is famous for being the world's capital of perfume. Its unique historic heritage has made it a rare example of well-preserved medieval architecture, while perfumery house, Fragonard brought the town it's international fame. Many great perfumes, including Chanel’s renowned N°5 were created in Grasse.

Nice

It's worth taking the time to discover Nice in depth: wander at random through the narrow streets of the old town and then stroll along the famous "Promenade" before entering into the heart of the city with its rich architectural and cultural heritage and its parks and gardens. Nice has a total of 19 museums and galleries, 32 classified historical monuments and 300 hectares of parks and gardens, woodland and green areas in addition to 150 ornamental lakes and fountains.

Nice Old Town

With its narrow, shadowy streets, cozy squares, colourful markets, baroque churches and jumble of pastel houses, Vieux Nice looks and feels much as it must have done two centuries ago. The sounds are different though, at least at night when music from the bars fills the air with rhythm. Especially on summer evenings, the Old Town resembles a vast open-air party. But during the day, Vieux Nice harbours some remarkable buildings that recall Nice's eventful history. 

Saint-Paul de Vence

Located between mountains and sea, the tiny picturesque Provencal village of Saint-Paul de Vence is famous for its painting galleries.  From a 60 feet rocky outcrop, the village overlooks the surrounding landscape, including the Mediterranean sea, Cap d’Antibes, the Alps and the Esterel Mountains.

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo is heaven for lovers of luxury and sophistication. The cream of jewellers, designers and perfumers all have shops here. Some of the top designers even come to Monaco to find inspiration. There are also numerous shops and boutiques where visitors can find either traditional or more unusual gifts. Monte Carlo is also world renowned for its casino in front of l’Hôtel de Paris. 

Deauville

Deauville is known as the 'lady of the French coast'.  This glamorous seaside resort, symbolizes elegance, prestige and sophistication. This seaside town has been a fashionable place since the first century. Its lovely harbor has become an international meeting centre for all sorts of pleasure boats. In addition to being a terrific place for shopping, Deauville is also famous for its beaches, casino and magnificent racetrack.

Dinner at Restaurant Moutier Thénac

Restaurant chez Moutier in Thénac is ideally located in the heart of Perigord Pourpre in Dordogne. This outstanding restaurant offers local family specialties and a five course menu. All ingredients are locally sourced.

Dinner at Restaurant Le Club - Medoc Hotel and Spa 

‘Le Club’ offers gourmet cuisine featuring local products and flavours. A beautiful selection of wines makes for subtly harmonious ‘food & wine’ pairings.

Calvados Tasting at Château de Breuil 

Château de Breuil is one of the region's most prestigious Calvados distilleries (established in 1954). It offers visitors guided tours and vintage Calvados tasting sessions every day of the year.

Honfleur

Honfleur is an old town, mentioned as early as the 11th century, in historical documents. At that time, it was one of the most important townships in the Duchy of Normandy. Visit the small town and its famous painters’ port, with its colourful fishing boats and timber-beamed houses.  Honfleur has been a haven for artists since the beginning of the impressionist period. Among the artists seduced by these landscapes and atmospheric phenomena were: Bonington, Turner, Huet, Leprince, Corot, Isabey, Boudin, Jongkind and Monet.

Paris (Guided DayTour)

Enjoy a personal guided tour of Paris's most spectacular sites: Montmartre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Le Louvre Museum, Champs Elysées, The Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, St-Germain des Près.

Cruise Dinner on the River Seine

Calife, an authentic cruising restaurant, welcomes you for a dinner cruise on the Seine River through the heart of historical Paris in a warm and romantic setting. You will savor your dinner, while cruising through Paris by night past famous spots such as Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint Germain des Prés, etc.

Château de Chantilly

The Château de Chantilly was built in the middle ages and sits on 7,800 hectares of land, in one of the largest forests on the outskirts of Paris. It houses one of France's finest collections of histroical paintings, after the Louvre in Paris. See up close paintings by masters such as, Raphaël, Poussin, Watteau, Ingres and Delacroix.   

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Grasse

Monet's Garden, Giverny

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If you are looking to combine a golf holiday with a healthy dose of European culture, then it is hard to look past France as a destination.  This two week golf holiday to The French Riveria, Paris and Normany incorporates a variety of France's best tourism experiences; beautiful beaches, sophisticated shopping, picturesque villages, fairytale castles and museums, Paris and it's many delights, as well as 8 rounds of outstanding golf. 

At Golf Explorer, we believe that golf holiday packages should seelmessly combine outstanding golf with the best boutique tourism opportunities a destination has to offer. This 19 night golf holiday incorporates six hand-picked, 4-star properties in convenient and well-considered locations. Enjoy relaxing on the private beach and enjoying stunning seaviews at the Gray d'Albion Hotel in Cannes.  Soak up the historical charms of Deauville's Hotel du Golf Barrière, while enjoying the convenience of a four night stay at an all inclusive golf resort.  Use the Hotel Bedford in Paris as a base to explore the cutural delights of this amazingly diverse capital city.

To complete this ultimate French Golf Holiday package, we have selected 11 of France's finest golf courses.  Enjoy the stunning scenery of the French Riviera whilst playing Saint-Donat Golf Course, Terre Blanche Golf Course, Cannes Mougins Golf Course and Taulane Golf Course. Tee-off at Etretat Golf Course, widely considered to be one of the most spectacular courses in Europe.  Finally, soak up the championship atmosphere playing at The Albatros Golf Course at Le Grand National, site of the French Open.  

With just 11 days set aside for golf, this 20 day golf holiday package offers plenty of time to include cultural and sightseeing side trips to iconic locations in France.  Speak to us today about tailoring this package to suit your needs. 

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