Valentine’s escape to a luxury château in Champagne

Where better to spend the most romantic day of the year than in one of Champagne’s stunning châteaux with a celebratory glass of fizz and a seven-course gourmet dinner. Specialist wine tour operator, Grape Escapes, is offering couples a two night château break from 13th-15th February 2012 with guided visits to the region’s top Champagne houses and a lesson in sabrage for just £446 per person.

Couples will be based in a four star château in the heart of a Premier Cru Champagne-making village, near Reims. There will be no lack of bubbly over the three days with a Dom Perignon tour at Moët and Chandon visiting parts of the cellars, which are seldom seen by the public, and enjoying a flute of Champagne in a private reception room. A trip to a boutique Champagne producer will include an exciting lesson in the Napoleonic art of sabrage, where the Champagne bottle is opened by a sabre.

On Valentine’s evening guests will be treated to an intimate seven-course dinner at the château’s restaurant with a different variety of rosé Champagne for each course. There will be plenty of time for couples to relax in the château’s Jacuzzi and indulgent treatments will be available to book at its spa.

The price of £446 per person is based on two people sharing a double room and includes return Eurotunnel crossings for a car and two passengers, two nights bed and breakfast in the château with a gourmet seven course dinner at its restaurant, two guided Champagne house visits and a sabrage lesson.

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