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Just to let you know how much we enjoyed our short break to Le Touquet. Everything went like clockwork. Although the weather was mixed it did not stop us fulfilling our itinerary.

Peter, Pamela and Michael Lee

We had an excellent trip to Biarritz. Thank you for making the arrangements.

David Long

Just to let you know everything went very well with our trip, all enjoyed it. Courses were all in good condition and the hotel was very well received.

Patrick and Lindy Dowling

It was the perfect, end of summer break. Thank you for organising it for us.

Mr Robert Jenkins

Just to let you know that we had a great time and thanks for all your arrangements. There was even the unexpected bonus of a hole in one for me at Vaucouleurs- the seventh from memory with my new pitching wedge!

Stephen Stowell

Our recent trip which was as good as ever and no problems encountered, I look forward to presenting you with the challenge again next year.

Stephen Wells

Thank you for your help we had a great time in Le Touquet!#

Frank Nash

Many thanks for all of your assistance in making the trip a great success.

Jeremy Richards

All in all a great couple of days. thank you sincerely for all the arrangements which you made for my recent interlude in France. Everything worked very smoothly and I would love to repeat.~

Alasdair Loudon

Many thanks to everyone who helped on this booking.  Everything went perfectly and the hotel and golf courses were superb.

Kevin North

Thank you very much for organising our golfing trip, it was spot on.

David Goodman

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Deauville Horse Racing

June 20, 2017

Join the Paris jetset in Deauville this summer with our outstanding deal at the iconic Hotel du Golf Barriere, Deauville.  During the summer, Deauville is home to a mix of top-quality equestrian events with Class 1 and 2 racing, polo, show-jumping and sales.

Deauville Deauville – the seaside resort with everything!

To help you identify your most attractive events, here’s the full list for this summer at Deauville.

Jul 1 - Race Meeting
Jul 4-6 - Sales
Jul 14-16 - Show Jumping
July 20-23 - Show Jumping
Jul 29 - Race Meeting
Jul 30 - Race Meeting
Jul 31 - Race Meeting
Aug 1-27 - Polo Festival
Aug 1 - Race Meeting
Aug 4 - Race Meeting
August 4-6 - Show Jumping
Aug 6 - Race Meeting
Aug 10 - Race Meeting
Aug 12 - Racing & Sales Festival
Aug 13 - Racing & Sales Festival
Aug 15 - Racing & Sales Festival
Aug 17 - Race Meeting
Aug 18 - Race Meeting
Aug 19-22 - Sales
Aug 19 - Race Meeting
Aug 20 - Race Meeting
Aug 22 - Race Meeting
Aug 26 - Race Meeting
Aug 27 - Race Meeting
Aug 30 - Race Meeting
Sep 8-10 - Show Jumping
Sep 28 - Sales

Of course, there are race courses throughout France with many of them near some seriously good golf courses; Chantilly, Fontainebleau, Enghien, Saint Cloud and Longchamp are in or around Paris and Lyon, Nantes, Bordeaux and Cagnes sur Mer (near Nice) all have racecourses and impressive event schedules.  We can advise on and book your holiday around the racing with, of course, some good golf and a convenient hotel as part of the heady mix.

Golf & Tuition

May 18, 2017

It’s never too late to start playing golf.  I started young and my son started even younger but it’s a game for life and we have plenty of friends and clients who start after they’ve retired from work.  At the beginning, golf requires dedication and practice to build up your confidence, muscle memory and knowledge.  After that initial period of highs when you hit that first good shot and lows when you can’t seem to hit the ball straight, your game will continue to improve as long as you continue to work on your game.  Working on your golf game can be anything from putting on your bedroom carpet, improving your flexibility or heading down to the range even through the winter months.  Golf is a game for every season but there’s nothing nicer than escaping to warmer climes whilst It’s cold and wet back home and golf is a great excuse to travel.   It’s also brilliant low-impact aerobic exercise and the walk keeps you in good shape.   For seniors, it’s arguably the best sport there is and it’s also a wonderfully social sport with genuine camaraderie and a touch of competitiveness.

PGA Golf Professionals have to pass many tests over the course of many months and it’s in their interest to make you love the game.  They’ll introduce you to the basics of the swing and guide you through the equipment, the rules and etiquette of the game and then help you at each stage of  your improvement.  Every golf club will have a Pro and the increasingly-good practice ranges also have on-site PGA Pro’s.

But what about combining a holiday with learning to play or improving your game?   Golf is perfect and France is just about the ideal place to start as there’s plenty to see and do when you’re not practising.  We’d recommend a couple of hours private tuition each day or, to add to the fun and keep the cost down, join a Group Tuition Programme which generally lasts five days with training in the morning, lunch and then a touch more practice or strategy in the afternoon.  France has an enviable track record in nurturing and sponsoring talent and there are many superb golf academies throughout the country.  Here’s a list of our favourites in each region.

Northern France
Le Touquet – a decent practice ground and six-hole training course as well as two 18-hole courses and famous on-site hotel.

Normandy
Omaha Beach – a very good set-up with hotel and two 18-hole courses as well as superb scenery and WWII museums.

Brittany
La Baule – a comprehensive training facility with practice course, two 18-hole courses and great clubhouse as well as several excellent hotels nearby.

Bordeaux
Medoc – two award-winning courses, a contemporary hotel and ultra-modern golf academy.

Biarritz
Philippe Mendiburu – Philippe is a legend among golf teachers in Europe and his own daughter is a leading player on the European Ladies Tour.  Your facilities and setting have led the way for many years.

Languedoc Rousillon
Saint Cyprien – training course, 27 holes, hotel and year-round warm weather.

Provence/Riviera
Terre Blanche – expensive but worth it, the Leadbetter Golf Academy features state-of-the-art facilities and attracts several European Tour Players when their game is in need of a check-up.

Rhone Alpes
Royal Resort Evian – with the best practice facilities we’ve seen anywhere in Europe, Royal Resort Evian also comes with two beautiful hotels and even a Dormy House overlooking the academy.

Around Paris
Mont Griffon – a huge American-type facility with 27 holes waiting to test your skills.

Of course, we also know the golf clubs where the Pro’s are excellent teaches and a great choice of private tuition so let us know where you fancy holidaying in France, if you’re travelling alone or as a couple or larger group and what your golfing goals are and we’ll come up with the best plan for you.

Between Tours & Orleans

May 12, 2017

You could argue that this little section of Heaven boasts the finest collection of chateaux anywhere in the world.  It’s superb for wine as well with Sancerre, Vouvray and Touraine tempting you at every corner.  However, it’s a little weak of golf in the immediate vicinity but be ready to drive 45 minutes or so and you’ve got two of the finest courses in France & Europe and three pleasant designs in gorgeous surroundings.
Every golfer should have heard of Les Bordes.  It’s mythical and very private.  However, we can get you on if your wallet is pretty thick.  Another brilliant course is Les Aisses which is far more open to visitors and offers superb value for money.  Cheverny is a fun course with the chateau in the background and there are three inexpensive courses to the east and south of Orleans.

Chateau-wise, you can’t bet Chateau Chambord.   Designed by Leonardo da Vinci and built by 1800 labourers, the chateau was started in 1519 and completed 150 years later.  It’s breathtaking from every aspect and angle.   Chateau de Blois dates from a 9th-century fortress and has seen sensational skulduggery.  Today, after 20 years of renovations, it’s one for the best chateau visits in France.  Chateau d’Amboise is owned by the Comte de Paris, a direct descendant of France’s last royal line.  It shows the Italian design influence over the French royal court to the finest level.  Chateau de Chenonceau is often rated as the loveliest of all the Loire chateaux.  Typically Renaissance, it’s ornate and, uniquely, stretches out over 200ft over the Loire River.

I also like Chateau Bourdaisiere just on the south-east tip of Tours: there’s a cosy feel to the place and the gardens are superb. The best of the vineyards and cellars to the east of Tours are  Domaine Henri Bourgeois in Sancerre, Le Clos du Tue-Boeuf which is a 10 hectare bio-estate near Cheverny for its naturally sparkling and superior blends of the Cot grape,  Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau in Vouvray has a very charming cellar where tasting of the affordable and sparkling Vouvray and dry Chenins even more of a pleasure.  Les Caves du Père Auguste is located in Civray-de-Touraine and offers a variety of white, red, rosé and sparkling wines.  Last but not least is Domaine Sauvète in Monthou-sur-Cher where the estate is the work of four generations from the same family who are truly passionate about producing natural, organic wines. They grow a number of varieties, from Sauvignon to Gamay, to produce many different styles of wine.

For tailor-made advice on wine and golf holidays in the Loire and elsewhere in France, speak to Morgan Clarke on 01277 284284 or email morgan@golfplanetholidays.com.  He can build a tour just for you and also arrange private transfers to and from the vineyards or, for a wholly immersive experience, an expert Sommelier to be your chauffeur throughout the holiday, taking you to and from the vineyards and being your personal guide and also transfers to and from the golf courses.

For further information on our wine and golf holidays, including vineyards with accommodation and hotels ideally-placed for the wineries, visit
www.frenchgolfholidays.com/golfandmore/golfandwine.com

West of Tours

May 12, 2017

Chateau Saumur, Chateau Usse, Chateau Montsereau, Chateau Langeais, Chateau Vilandry,  Chateay de Bresse and Chateau d’Azay Le Rideau…West of Tours is littered with fabulous and historical buidings.   Chateau Montsereau is one of my favourites – dating from 1455, it sits on the Loire, it’s neither the most beautiful nor the most historic but it’s pretty and intriguing enough and you can sense that people have lived, loved and died here.  Chateau de Langeais, dating from the 10th-century, is one of the oldest chateaux and is a squat and imposing building overlooking the small town and the river.  Inside, the décor is strictly 15th-century.  Chateau d’Usse inspired Charles Perrault to pen The Sleeping Beauty and is one of the most elegant chateau in France.   Chateau de Vilandry is not only renowned for its collection of paintings but it also hosts regular modern art exhibitions and the formal gardens are inspiring.   Chateau d’Azay le Rideau is so pretty that Francois 1 confiscated it!

Golf wise, Tours offers three good courses – Touraine to the south, Sept Tours to the north and Ardree to the north-east.   All well-maintained and welcoming our clients, Touraine probably has the edge in appearance but Ardree is maturing into a lovely test and Sept Tours is a clever and tight course carved through a forest.

Wines here are light with reds being more appreciated than the whites.  Le Domaine des Vallettes is a family-owned estate in Bourgueil in the Anjou-Saumur region! As in Chinon, the Cabernet Franc grape is the star variety, producing fresh and lively rosé wines and delicious fruity reds.   Château de Minière was built in the 17th-century and the vineyard is certified organic for all of its wines, which consist of rosé and red wines made from Cabernet Franc. Pierre & Bertrand Couly  winery’s cellar is integrated into the hillside and covered with a roof of vines. Cabernet Franc thrives here and the limestone soil of the vineyards makes it perfect for producing ripe and fruity reds with silky tannins. Domaine de la Noblaie in Chinon makes sparkling Touraine and white and cherry-packed red Chinon.   The tasting room at Domaine de la Paleine, Saumur is much-written about but the wines are even better with the from Saumur Rouge and Casta Diva white top of the list.   And for a great Cabernet Franc red and lovely Montlouis, head Domaine de la Butte, Bourgueil.

Angers

May 12, 2017

Chateau d’Angers is world-famous for its tapestries but the imposing walls and drum towers are just as impressive.  Home to Blanche de Castille (mother of Louis IX) and, later, King Rene, it’s a mix of fortress and beautiful home.  Golf-wise, Angers offers Anjou and Avrille on the outskirts of town and both courses are parkland, inexpensive to play and nice holiday courses.

Angers has two great wineries.  Château des Vaults is renowned for its high-quality Chenin Blanc. Château de Vaults is an organic winery that forms part of a world heritage site. With its concerts, literature evenings, modern sculpture exhibitions and many other events, this winery is a popular destination for wine and art lovers.  Château Soucherie prides itself on producing wines which respect nature and the environment. A speciality is Anjou Blanc. The resulting wine is a refreshing blend of exotic fruits and white flowers. Many activities are offered at the Château; including tours and wine tastings.