This a great « get-away-from-all » trip which is perfectly adapted to wine connoisseurs and more general vacationers alike. This tour is based in the heart of the bucolic Puisaye region in northern Burgundy which is ideally situated for exploring both the vineyards of northern Burgundy (Chablis & the Auxerrois) as well as those of the Centre Val de Loire and its world famous sauvignon blanc from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. In a word, a perfect blend of wine, sightseeing and relaxation in beautiful surroundings. The area is also particularly rich in historical and cultural sights such as the Medieval Castle site of Guédelon, Saint Sauveur-en-Puisaye and the birthplace of the famous writer Colette, as well as the UNESCO classed site of Vézelay which is less than an hour away. There are even local wineries which would be delighted to share their know-how and wines with you! Not forgetting 2 of the most beautiful markets in Burgundy, Toucy on the Saturday and that of Chablis on the Sunday!
The accommodation for your stay is a private hamlet located near the traditional Puisaye village of Mézilles only 1h30 from Paris. Here you will be welcomed in an exceptional setting where comfort and charm await you.
The lovely spacious apartments have an « ecological label » and to relax, the heated indoor swimming-pool with balneotherapy, the Finnish sauna, and fitness equipment is at your disposal.
For more information you may wish to visit the hamlet of the Fausse Sauge website http://la-fausse-sauge.fr/?lang=en
My name is Nicholas Borland and I'm originally from the UK. My professional experience in wine and tourism has been long and varied and has included, amongst others, working as a wine buyer and sommelier for boutique hotels, putting together wine lists for restaurants, a specialised wine tour guide for luxury hotel barges, a « wine hunter » for Scandinavian importers as well as organising and conducting wine-tastings to Wine Societies in the UK, Germany and Holland.I have also completed my WSET Level 3 and and obtained a certificate in Advanced Tasting Techniques from the Wine University in Suze-la-Rousse". I love sharing my knowledge of wine and spirits with people interested in the topics. I have a passion for how wine is made, from the methods used to the history of the grapes. If you would like to learn more about wine, join me in my Facebook group by signing up below to using the form. I talk about wines, answer all the questions you may have about it growing techniques, history, and even organise webinars for the group members where I talk about wine in a bit more detail. Hope to welcome you there soon!BOOK YOUR TOUR WITH NICK