After enjoying the many comforts onboard your luxury yacht charter, dock in the famed town of Saint Tropez, known as a summer playground for the rich and famous. Whether it is your first trip to Saint Tropez, or your latest trip, enjoy the many galleries, Annonciade Museum, Provençal market, designer boutiques and celebrated restaurants and nightlife venues. After time spent enjoying this lively French coastal city, avoid the summertime traffic by heading to the town’s heliport to embark on your trip into Provence! Your destination? The famous Chateau d’Esclans, found on an exceptional elevated site just about 30 miles north of St. Tropez.
Besides the convenience of escaping the seasonal traffic, your helicopter ride will allow for the amazing chance to enjoy St. Tropez and the changing French landscape from above. Leave the stunning coastline and head into Provence where you might catch a glimpse of the lavender fields in season and watch as the gorgeous vineyard fields and the beautiful chateau come into view. Once on the ground, explore the lovely grounds of Chateau d’Esclans and discover its old Grenache vines, which produce grapes that offer greater concentration of flavor than do the younger vines.
On property, meet Sacha Lichine, a top contributor to the unprecedented growth within the Rosé category and the son of renowned wine writer, Alexis Lichine who also owned Chateau Prieure-Lichine winery in the Bordeaux region, and was aide de camp to Eisenhower in World War ll. Sacha acquired Chateau d’Esclans in 2006, and felt that Rosé had strong opportunities to be served, celebrated and consumed more broadly. This exceptional foresight resulted in building world-class brands such as Whispering Angel, Rock Angel, Chateau d’Esclans, Les Clans, Garrus and The Palm by Whispering Angel.
After ending a marvelous tour enjoying fine local wines, you will have the opportunity to dine in Monsieur Lichine’s home with a gorgeous farm-to-table meal made with fresh ingredients from local Provencal farms, tailored to your unique preferences and tastes. Say goodbye to this beautiful site and return to your yacht with the Mediterranean Sea and sunset views ahead of you.
This excursion also is possible from Cannes and other Southern France ports of call. For more information on booking this experience, please contact your preferred Northrop & Johnson Charter Broker.