Burgundy: Two or Three Night Half Board Stay For Two With Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting Plus Transfer from €260 at Château Lambert
- 17th century chateau
- Scenic vineyard setting between Burgundy and Beaujolais
- Castle fittings and library of historic books
- English-speaking staff
- En suite double room
- Sparkling wine on arrival
- Includes dinners from five-course set menu
- Wine tasting at the chateau vineyard with guided tour
- Breakfast each morning
- Arrival transfer from TGV rail station in Macon or Lyon Airport
Limit 1 per 2 people. Limit 1 per stay. May buy multiple as gifts. Booking required by email: email@example.com. Bookings are non-cancellable; 7 day modification policy, subject to availability. Check-in from 2pm; check-out by 11am. Excludes €1.50 per person per day tax. Valid for stay in standard double room, with glass of wine on arrival. Half board includes continental breakfast and five-course set menu dinner (excludes drinks). Wine tasting and vineyard tour valid on-site on one day only from 2pm to 6pm. Not valid during harvest days in September. Must be 18 or older with valid ID for alcohol. Excludes spa use. One-way transfer included for arrival journey only from Macon train station or Lyon airport. Flights not included. Max 1 additional guest can stay in room; child (under 3) for €99 per night supplement, adult for €129 per night; includes meals. Valid on option purchased only.
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Steeped in centuries of wine-making history, with a prime position on the edge of Burgundy and Beaujolais regions, Chateau Lambert’s classical windows overlook verdurous and fragrant vineyards. The clement surrounds reach out to the horizon in neat, green strips of Gamay vines, weaving a patchwork landscape interrupted only by windmills, ornate spires, and the occasional township.
Savour a vintage holiday with today's Groupon from Château Lambert. Choose from the following options:
Stay for two
In a double room with breakfast, five-course evening meals, vineyard tour with wine tasting, sparkling wine on arrival, and arrival transfer
• €260 for a two night stay between 10 and 31 August; 1 and 30 September; 1 and 31 October; 1 and 30 November or 1 and 22 December 2012
• €369 for a three night stay between 1 and 30 September; 1 and 31 October; 1 and 30 November or 1 and 22 December 2012
The Guest House
Boasting 17th century design and sweeping views of the on-site vineyard, Chateau Lambert intoxicates guests with a taste for fine wines and gourmet dining. Rustic furnishings are mirrored by classical landscaped gardens outside, where the heated swimming pool soaks up the country sun. A hot tub and sauna also help guests let off steam and set menus tickle taste buds in the restaurant, all earning the Chateau its 2012 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The nightly set-menu dinner features specialities from the Beaujolais region, such as coq au vin or saucisson.
After enjoying the wine tasting among the vineyards, wander across to the castle’s quaint windmill. The piece has been lovingly restored to create the same picturesque scene that locals would have admired after its construction in the 15th century. Make explorations further afield and drive the approximately 40 minutes to Cormatin and delight in the elegant frontage and grand interiors of the Chateau de Cormatin. Once home to the Marquises of Huxelles, this castle is resplendent with famous gilded decor, a drawbridge, and handsome topiary gardens.
• Double room with en suite facilities
• Breakfast each morning
• Five course set-menu dinner each night
• Sparkling wine on arrival
• Vineyard tour and wine tasting on one day
Flights: Dublin and Cork airports operate flights to Lyon, some are indirect.
Airport: Lyon airport is approximately 79km, or around an hour’s drive from the guesthouse, with the arrival transfer included in the deal.
Trains: Macon rail station is around 17km or a 30-minute drive from the guesthouse, again with arrival transfers from the station included in the deal. Macon has connections to Paris.
When tasting wines, remember one can measure the quality of the wine by how long its flavour remains on the tongue; 10 seconds or more is a sure-fire sign of quality stuff.
TripAdvisors award Chateau Lambert a decent 3.5/5 stars. While opinions on room maintenance vary, reviewers praise the comfortable rooms, distinct character of the Chateau and welcoming personnel.
This was an amazing and unforgettable three day break. We ate the most amazing food, drank some fantastic wine and got to experience the real rural France! … We had a fantastic room and felt welcome from the second we arrived … The food was 5 stars and the wine was addictive - we managed to drink plenty and drink until the early hours of the morning on the first night! We didn't want to leave and will be making a return trip next year!
– MrActon, TripAdvisor, Mar 2012