HISTORY AND HERITAGE STAY

Troyes - Voyage dans le temps (Groupes) - 5 day(s) / 4 night(s)

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Day 1
MORNING
Rendez-vous at Bayel for a glass-blowing demonstration followed by a free visit to the Crystal Museum. Lunch in the heart of Clairvaux Abbey.
AFTEROON
Immersion into the ecclesiastical world of Clairvaux Abbey founded in the XII century by Saint Bernard, a French masterpiece of monastic architecture transformed into a prison by Napoleon. Discovery of various buildings retracing the site’s history: the splendid building of the converts with its cellar and dormitory (XII century), the Barn from the XVI century, the hostelry of the Ladies and the classic Grand Convent from the XVIII century. You will finish with a visit to a Cistercian Champagne cellar, a former annexe of the abbey followed by a champagne tasting. Dinner and night in your *** hotel.

Day 2
MORNING
Guided tour of Troyes, historic capital of Champagne. During the visit you will discover colorful timber frame houses, cobbled streets, and numerous churches hiding magnificent treasures such as stained glass windows that tell stories. Lunch of a local produce.
AFTERNOON
Free visit of the St Peter St Paul Cathedral of Troyes before a guided visit of the St-Loup Museum, a museum of fine arts and archaeology situated in the SaintLoup abbey, built in the XVII century. You continue with a visit to the Cellier St Pierre and its distillery nestled at the foot of the cathedral followed by a tasting of the Prunelle de Troyes (the Pearl, Jewel of Troye) in the newly restored barn from the XIII century. Dinner and night in your *** hotel.

Day 3
MORNING
From the space dedicated to the celebrated family of artists to the painter’s studio where the natural light inspired many of his paintings, you will walk in the footsteps of the great master of Impressionism. His family house opens its doors to you. From among the reconstructed and original works displayed in the case in the dining room, the world of the peasant life from the start of the XX century is revealed to you, when Renoir came to Champagne to live a peasant’s lifestyle. Lunch of a local produce.
AFTERNOON
Visit to the champagne cellar, you will taste the Renoir champagne vintage and learn why it is associated
with a work by Pierre Auguste Renoir. You will finish the day with a visit of the Templar Commandery of Avalleur, a place of Templar heritage exceptional for its authenticity. The Gothic Chapel remains intact.
Dinner and night in your *** hotel.

Day 4
MORNING
Visit of the Napoleon museum which takes you on a journey of the epic imperial story, the early years and
the reformatory work of Napoleon Bonaparte. Lunch of a local produce.
AFTERNOON
Visit to the Church of Longsols. This timber frame church was built in the 15th century. You’ll discover
its nave consisting of four bays, its uniquely styled transept and choir, and its slate-covered central spire
; before entering a post windmill to explore flour milling and extend your visit with a walk through the ancient gardens and the 15th century tithe barn. Dinner and night in your *** hotel.

Day 5
MORNING
Understanding the context in which the artist Camille Claudel was formed, developed and had to make her
mark, this is the challenge of this visit to the museum, in the town where as an adolescent, Camille Claudel met the sculptor Alfred Boucher in 1874. Lunch in the historic center of Nogent-Sur-Seine.
AFTERNOON
Go back in time to the 18th century in the corridors of Motte Tilly Château and its French gardens (60 hectares), labellised « Jardin remarquable ».

Rates

Adult443 €
Price based on sharing a double room and parties of at least 30 people, subject to change

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