Coachlines - March 2022

30.03.22 Liveryman John Knightley

Livery visit to France – 23rd-26th May 2022

We have arranged a visit to France, to the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, a 17th century masterpiece designed by Louis le Vau for Nicholas Fouquet, Louis XIV’s Superintendent de Finances. Fouquet had ambitions to become First Minister but Jean-Baptiste Colbert arranged for the King to be told that the Chateau had been built using money embezzled from the state. Within a month of the grand opening Fouquet was arrested and spent the rest of his life in prison. The Chateau has one of the best collections of carriages in France.


Monday 23rd May
Drive to the Hotel Cazaudehore in St Germain-en-Laye
Tea in the hotel
Evening coach transfer to the Brasserie du Theatre, 10 minutes away

Tuesday 24th May
Breakfast in the hotel
9.30 coach to the Chateau
Guided tour of the Chateau and the Carriage Museum
4pm Return to the Cazaudehore
Dinner in a private room

Wednesday 25th May
After breakfast, drive to Epernay
Afternoon visit to the Bollinger Champagne house, then to the Hotel Le Briqueterie.
6pm drinks reception
7pm Dinner in the Winter Garden private room

Thursday 26th May
After breakfast, drive to the Automobile Museum in Rheims
Lunch in Restaurant Le Crypto
Drive to the old Formula 1 circuit at Guex
Visit stands and pits
Leave for home
Time to Eurotunnel – three hours

Provisional cost
Couple: £2,000
Single: £1,400

There are a limited number of places available which will be assigned in order of receipt.

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