10:30am – Discover the history of Bern Castle!
In Roman times …
Located on the “Via Aurelia”, dedicated to the wine trade between Italy and Spain, the estate was known for its vine culture. The amphoras carrying the precious liquid were also made on site as evidenced by an oven discovered in the vineyard.
In the twelfth century …
It was at this time that the Count of Toulouse, Raymond V, offering the property to Bernard de Clervaux, founder of the Cistercian order. In 1307, the land was confiscated by the King of France, Philip Le Bel, in favor of noble families. During five centuries, the property will belong to the Marquis de Villeneuve.
In the nineteenth century…
The castle is finally restored thanks to Marius Estellon, former captain of the Imperial Army’s frigate. To give back all its splendor to the domain, it made enlarge the grounds and modernize the culture of the vines. True patron, he gave sublime party that benefited the entire region. For the occasion faience porcelain was made on site to receive prestigious guests.
12h30 -Gastronomic Experience at the table of Benjamin Collombat, Chef étoilé du Château de Berne
Benjamin Collombat: An invitation to travel … gastronomic!
Child of the country trained alongside famous chefs, such as Philippe Da Silva and Guy Martin, Benjamin Collombat quickly ranked his restaurant in Draguignan among the must-see addresses of the southern region in France.
Seduced by the dream setting of the estate, in 2016 he installed the new gastronomic restaurant of the Château de Berne: “Benjamin’s Garden”. As its name suggests, the restaurant offers a true gastronomic experience thought through the seasons through fresh and quality products.
The chef has also seduced the critics of the famous Michelin Guide gastronomic and won his first star in the first year.
15h30 – Le Spa du Château de Berne
Le Spa du Château de Berne vous invite à un voyage sensoriel hors du temps ! Véritable appel au bien-être, cet espace de 800 m² à la décoration raffinée offre des horizons de pure détente.
Pour vous délasser en toute sérénité : piscine intérieure avec nage à contre-courant et col de cygne donnant sur les vignes et l’oliveraie, 2 jacuzzis, sauna, hammam, solarium, espace relaxation avec tisanerie et salle de fitness.
6:30pm – End of the day
Your transport of the day
Guided tours, exclusive and privatized tastings for 4 passengers with 4 bags.
Luxurious VIP Mercedes Van
What we offer you:
- Driver to meet and greet
- Private drivers in English / French uniform
- Free waiting time included (1 hour)
- All-inclusive prices
- Compliance and security
- Private parking and service counter – International
- Work table possibility to connect computer to cabin display via HDMI cable
- Wifi & Ipad
- Wide choice of movies and concerts available on the big screen
- Heated and ventilated reclining seat & massage
- Champagne, still or sparkling water & cold drinks (free of charge)
- Machine à café Nespresso
- 4 passengers Maximum & 1 seat for security service available on request
- 4 Suitcases Maximum. Beyond that, we were consulted.
Current French / English driver – Champagne Bar, Nespresso and cold drinks;
Accompanying interpreter (Chinese / Russian) on request.