31 May – 05 June 2021
The rolling hills north of Lyon are notable for their exuberant private gardens set against a backdrop of woodland and rows of vines. Attractive villages are interspersed with well-known names, as this is Beaujolais country. The region is renowned for rose gardens and we have selected a number to visit. Among the highlights of our tour are the Botanical Garden in Lyon and the restored garden at Château de Cormatin.
Our hotel, Château de Pizay, has a beautiful garden with chequerboard clipped yews and well-planted borders; it is surrounded by the château’s wine estate. The hotel is welcoming and comfortable, and it features an excellent restaurant.
We travel in comfort by Eurostar from London St Pancras via Lille to Lyon. The group will not exceed 16 participants.
The climate in June will be warm and summery but sometimes with showers. Layered clothing is recommended, with a waterproof jacket in case of a shower and good shoes. Smart casual for the evening.
Meals included are shown as B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). Guests often meet for drinks before dinner (optional).
Wifi is available in the hotel.
Good walking ability for visiting gardens.