The ultimate tennis & wine experience in France

Lyon

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Couples

26th to 29th of August 2021

Ladies or Men Only

Dates on request.

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location

Lyon

Lyon is the third-largest city of France. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, about 470 km south of Paris

The city is known for its cuisine and gastronomy, and historical and architectural landmarks; part of it is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lyon was historically an important area for the production and weaving of silk. Lyon played a significant role in the history of cinema: it is where Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinematograph. It is also known for its light festival, the Fête des Lumières, which begins every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights.
You will be seduced by the capital of Gaul.

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the Experience


Immerse yourself in the French culture

We will play tennis right in the city center of lyon. We will cross the biggest park of Lyon to reach the tennis club after a 15 min walk. Smashing’s coaches have prepared a complete tennis program during those 3 days and 9 hours of tennis. It will be intense, enjoyable and very instructive. Our tennis coaches are highly experimented pros with an international tennis background – some of them have played on the tour.

After our first tennis sessions we will go on a private tour in the old city center. The tour begins with a walk through the narrow cobbled alleyways and famous traboules! These passageways, which lead from one street to the next, reveal superbly renovated architectural treasures: internal courtyards, Italian-style galleries, wells, spiral staircases… Along the way you’ll encounter essential monuments such as La Maison du Chamarier, the Hôtel de Gadagne or La Loge du Change. Explore the remains of the churches of Sainte Croix and Saint Etienne backing onto Saint Jean, which is truly symbolic of the power of the church in Lyon at that time. Your guide will tell you the secrets and anecdotes which have made the reputation of this historical district, the 1st preserved sector in France to have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Our package includes as well an afternoon in the vineyards of Lyon. After a 30 min drive, discover one of the prettiest wine countries in France also called the “Small French Toscany”! Travel through beautiful rolling hills dotted with secular vineyards and cross several quaint medieval towns built in a gorgeous golden ochre stone. Visit Oingt town listed as one of the “157 Most Beautiful Villages in France” and stroll through a warren of little streets hosting many artists and craftsmen boutiques. Enjoy beautiful panoramic views over the Beaujolais and learn about its terroir and geography. Stop at two wineries for wine-tasting Sparkling, white, rosé & red Beaujolais: Follow this afternoon wine tour with a first winery where you will get to be introduced to the unknown sparkling white and rosé Beaujolais.

With your guide, learn the different basic steps of the subtle art of sniffing, swirling and sipping while you taste and how French wines are classified between generic, villages and crus appellations. After a short drive, push the door of a second winery, meet a passionate wine-maker and immerse yourself in French history and tradition.

Learn about grape growing and the unique beaujolais wine making process called “semi-carbonic maceration” when grapes are all picked by hand and not crushed at all. Finally go to the caveau (wine-tasting room) and taste several red Beaujolais in a great authentic atmosphere.

Your hotel is located on the banks of the Rhône, in front of the Park of the Golden Head, an access to 117 ha with botanical garden, zoo, rosery, arboretum, etc. We reach the tennis club by a walk through this beautiful scenery.

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Itinerary


Schedule

Morning

Afternoon

Day 1

7 pm : Cocktail reception at the hotel
Depending on the arrival of everyone.

Day 2

8:30 am : 8:30 am : Departure from hotel to the tennis courts (walking distance).
9 to 12 pm : Intensive tennis training starts with light warm-up, follows technical, strategical tennis sessions and matches.
Showers available at the club.

12:30 pm : Lunch at the tennis club.
4 – 7 pm: Private tour of the city center of Lyon.

Day 3

8:30 am : Departure from hotel to the tennis courts.
9 to 12 pm : Tennis program of the day.

12:30 pm : Lunch at the tennis club.
2 – 7 pm : Afternoon in the vineyards of Lyon.

Day 4

8:30 am : Departure from hotel to the tennis courts.
9 to 12 pm : Tennis program of the day with our pros.

12:30 pm : Final lunch at the tennis club.

*Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

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Hotel

4-star hotel: Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale

The hotel offers beautiful views over the Tête d’Or Park and the River Rhone, some attractions like the Museum of Contemporary Art and Tête d’Or Park are across the street.

Visit Marriott Hotel Cité Internationale webiste.

*Please note that this package is also available without the Marriott Hotel.

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Package


Trip includes

4-Star Hotel

3 nights with breakfast included at the 4-star Marriott.

Tennis Playing

9 hours of tennis supervised by professional tennis coaches.

Private City Tour

A private tour through the historical parts of Lyon.

Wine Excursion

A whole afternoon in well-known vineyards in the surroundings of Lyon.

Transfers

We manage the transfers from the hotel to the city tour and the wine excursion.

Lunch

Share 3 lunches with the group at the club’s restaurant.

Welcoming Cocktails

Get to know the coaches and your teammates at the hotel.

Gift

Get back home with a special gift-souvenir from our trip.

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Booking


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