Fragrant & Charming - Chantilly Flower Show

Set in the grounds of the spectacular Château de Chantilly, this wonderful flower show will be celebrating its 30th year in 2020. Created by a handful of enthusiasts, the show has grown into a major European horticultural event, forging a unique identity and international reputation, whilst remaining true to its origins of promoting horticultural and botanic arts.

Bringing together 200 exhibitors - nurseries, horticulturists and professionals from the plant trade - "Les Journées des Plantes" offers visitors the opportunity to purchase plants, flowers and shrubs as well as gaining advice on garden maintenance. Visitors can also participate in workshops and attend conferences on specific subjects, from orchids and carnivorous plants to perennials, making this a truly fascinating and unique experience that will delight gardening enthusiasts!

The Chantilly Flower Show runs in Spring & Autumn as follows:
Friday 15 May - Sunday 17 May 2020
Friday 16 October - Sunday 18 October 2020
PACKAGED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Chantilly Flower Show
After breakfast, we depart for a full day at the Chantilly Flower Show (known as the “Journée des Plantes”). Here we can admire the floral exhibits, chat to the experts and load our purchases onto our coach to take home with us (subject of course to import regulations). A range of plants are sold, from orchids to perennials, trees and shrubs as well as garden equipment and accessories. The show takes place in the stunning grounds of Château de Chantilly, one of the finest historical monuments in France. Our flower show entrance ticket also includesentry to the Château where we can admire the fine collection of paintings and enjoy the facilities which include a waiter-service restaurant and small shop. The Château grounds themselves are impressive and we can take a break by relaxing on the lawns, sipping a glass of champagne, whilst admiring the views across the stunning lake. There are various food outlets around the park as well as the main restaurant in the Château.

Day 3 Departure
After breakfast, we depart for home. En route we have the option of stopping at the seaside resort of Le Touquet or visiting the Abbey and Gardens of Valloires, whose 8 hectares of botanical gardens offer a unique collection of 5000 species and varieties of rare shrubs. With interest throughout the seasons, discover the splendour of the cherry trees in bloom, the elegance and perfume of the thousands of roses (including the Rose de Picardie) and the luminous colours of autumn.
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Best Western Plus Hotel Escapade

Senlis, France
AAA+
Located a short drive from the Chateau de Chantilly, the 4 star Hôtel Escapade Senlis is a new hotel which opened in 2018. Part of the prestigious Best Western 'Plus' chain, the Hotel Escapade provides a stylish and comfortable base for visiting the attractions to the north of Paris. It has an attractive, open-plan reception and bar area with an impressive attractive glass atrium diffusing the public areas with natural light . There is also a light and spacious restaurant which opens onto an outside terrace. The hotel offers free WiFi, a sauna, fitness centre and indoor pool. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable . All bedrooms have a kettle and air conditioning.

Campanile Amiens Centre Gare

Amiens
AAA+ Central Location Double for Single Occupancy
This modern 3 star hotel is located in the centre of Amiens, within 10 minutes’ walk of the city centre and its cathedral.  The front of the hotel is a light open area with a good sized reception, bar and ground floor restaurant.  Each of the 109 bedrooms is decorated in a light airy style with modern facilities including TV, hairdryer, air conditioning, and tea/coffee making facilities.  Coaches are able to drop off in front of the hotel, and parking is available 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel free of charge.

Mercure Amiens Cathédrale

Amiens, France
AAAA
This modern, 4 star hotel is located in the city centre opposite Amiens Cathedral and offers 102 warmly decorated, spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms, each equipped with hairdryer and TV. The chef at the hotel’s restaurant, L’Echanson (closed Sunday evenings), offers refined French cuisine using fresh local produce. The modern bar area is fairly small but the hotel is close to an excellent selection of local bars and restaurants. There is lift access to all floors. Coach parking is off-site, approx. a 10 minute walk away, at the main city coach park and is free of charge.

Mercure Arras Centre Gare

Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
AAA+ Central Location Double for Single Occupancy
This well-kept 4 star hotel has benefitted from renovation in 2018. The hotel is located in the very centre of Arras and is an excellent base for touring the area. Each of the 80 bedrooms are equipped with modern facilities including TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a modern bar and a welcoming ground floor restaurant. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Mercure Arras Centre Gare Hotel

Arras, France
2 Nights Bed & Breakfast
Half Board upgrade available
2020 Twin from £191pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £78


Dates available
15/05/20
16/10/20

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome glass of wine
• Entrance to Chantilly Flower Show

Campanile Amiens Centre Gare

Amiens, France
2 Nights Bed & Breakfast
Half Board upgrade available
2020 Twin from £204pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £98

Dates available
15/05/20
16/10/20

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Welcome soft drink on arrival
• Entrance to Chantilly Flower Show

Mercure Amiens Cathédrale

Amiens, France
2 Nights Bed & Breakfast
Half Board upgrade available
2020 Twin from £213pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £94

Dates available
16/10/20

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome glass of natural water with lemon/mint on arrival
• Entrance to Chantilly Flower Show

Best Western Plus Hotel Escapade

Senlis, France
2 Nights Bed & Breakfast
Half Board upgrade available
2020 Twin from £191pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £94

Dates available
15/05/20
16/10/20

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Entrance to Chantilly Flower Show
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