HOLT PARIS WELCOME SERVICE

All types of Receptive Travel
Holt Paris is a French licensed travel agency specialising in incoming services to France and was founded in 1960 by Alan Holt. The company is the oldest privately owned DMC in Paris, and is well known for its expertise in the incentive and special interest markets, as well as in all other aspects of incoming travel.

HOLT PARIS WELCOME SERVICE

Holt Paris Welcome Service
Bordeaux revisited...

November 2009


With the opening of The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux in the very heart of the city, Bordeaux has rediscovered its former glory!
Thanks to the efficient and attractive tramway that runs through the heart of the city.
The docks area, which has been redesigned, has become a pleasant walkway along the Garonne River.
The 18th century buildings such as the Stock Exchange and others in the center of town have been cleaned to show their previous elegance.
The architects of this renaissance were obliged by the city council not to install tramway cabins and ticket distributors opposite these exquisite examples of classic French architecture.
The busy pedestrian area of Bordeaux around the rue Sainte Catherine reveals a large choice of stores both local and international brand names and a fine selection of brasseries and restaurants.

From Bordeaux it is now easy to create a program that fan out to the major vineyard areas - to St Emilion - to the Graves and Sauternes and to the largest area of them all the Medocs!

Holt Paris Welcome Service, together with one of the faithful followers of euromic, has recently put together an attractive wine program staying in Bordeaux and visiting the different regions
With tastings and lunches in some of the great names of Bordeaux wines – Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Chateau Laniote, Chateau Figeac and many others…
Wine tasting is not the only past time that can be enjoyed - a visit to the Arcachon Bay area enables one to visit both Oyster farms and more unexpectedly Caviar farms.
Yes caviar, as throughout the ages caviar was produced from the river Garonne and this age old tradition has recently been rekindled under the name “Caviar de la Gironde”.
Wine, caviar – why not include two other near neighbors – Cognac and Foie Gras in the Dordogne.

Ask us for a program suggestion and we will be pleased to provide creative possibilities!

To reach Bordeaux from Paris is relatively easy – direct flights to/from both CDG and Orly airports and fast TGVs from Paris (Montparnasse) or even directly from CDG – though these are not so frequent!

 

Interested? Please contact Susan Holt, Holt Paris Welcome Service at france@euromic.com

Bordeaux

The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux

Rue Sainte Catherine

Medocs

Arcachon Bay

Oysters Farm

Caviar de la Gironde