CARCASSONNE, France -- The Hotel de la Cite is uncorking a French
Connection Wine Package, valid Sundays through Tuesdays until Nov.
15, that offers a chance to explore many of the local vineyards and
chateaux of the region as well as to sample the wine makers'
Priced at approximately $1,000 per person, the three-night plan
offers junior-suite accommodations.
On Sundays, the program starts with a welcome reception and
orientation with the hotel sommelier Georges Gracia plus a sampling
of regional sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux.
On Mondays, guests will travel by car to Limoux to visit the
vineyards, tour the Sieur d'Arques winery and have lunch with
regional specialties and local wines at Maison de la
On Tuesdays, the program includes three chateaux visits, and
guests receive program diplomas and photographs taken during their
The Hotel De la Cite's one-night Honeymoon package features
suite accommodations, champagne, fresh flowers and petits-fours, a
candlelight dinner for two with wine at the La Barbacane restaurant
and breakfast daily either in Chez Saskia or continental-style in
Valid until Oct. 31, the cost in a junior suite is $1,071 per
couple, with additional nights priced at $388; for a full suite,
the cost is $1,446, with added nights priced at $562. For
reservations, contact Orient-Express Hotels.