Discover the ancient Roman roots of Provence, France, as you explore a charming village and indulge in a delightful wine tasting during this Provencal encounter.
Departing from Sanary by coach, you will travel to Domaine Begude. In Provencal dialect, “beguda” means drink. Since the Middle Ages, the property passed over at least 5 different family owners. For a long time, La Bégude was a stopover on the road leading from Marseille to Toulon, a shelter for the night where travelers and pilgrims could find something to eat and to drink. It is located at 410 meters above sea level, more than 300 hectares of land sleep in the shade of Sainte Baume. Like many other Wine Properties of the region, the Domain is organic agriculture certified. Upon arrival, you have an opportunity to visit and enjoy a tasting experience accompanied by delicious olive bread. It's the perfect chance to relax and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of nature.
Afterwards, you will ascend to the village of Castellet, a typical Provencal hilltop village. Perched on a wooded hill above the vineyards, this remarkable stronghold, formerly owned by the Lords of les Baux, has well preserved ramparts, a carefully restored 12 C church, a castle dating back in part to the 11C. Entering by two fortified gates “Le portail” and “Le Portalet”, you will start the visit walking around the narrow streets up to the Castle, now home to the town hall. You will see the St Sauveur church with its proud displayed windows, before joining the “Trou de Madame” from where you will enjoy an attractive view inland towards Ste Baume and Paul Ricard Circuit. You will have some time at leisure to explore the arts and craft workshops. Brows among the painting, pottery and hollow ware among other attractive items, before boarding the coach for the returning to your SeaDream yacht.
This excursion must be booked 72 Hours (3 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the Seadream.com website, or onboard, early to avoid disappointment. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.