Amazing Destinations to Include In Your Wine Tasting Tour of France
Published: 20 August 2015
It’s no secret that France is one of the leading wine tourism destinations in the world. The weather in France coupled with its soil conditions makes it an ideal place for vineyards. Many package holidays to France will ensure that you experience at least one session of wine-tasting. However, if you’re planning your own wine tour itinerary, here are some of the top places to visit in France:
Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine-producing destinations in the country, and with good reason. Here you can find an astonishing variety of wines, which will suit every taste and cater to every desire. If it’s not just wine that’s on your mind, you can spend time visiting any of the 10,000 chateaux that dot the surrounding region. The famous ‘Route des Chateaux’ is a great way to explore different castles, visit vineyards and learn how wine is made in Bordeaux. You can even choose to stay in one of the vineyards for a truly authentic experience, or enjoy the thrills of the vibrant city during your France holidays.
If you’re planning a wine tour of France, you simply cannot afford to miss a visit to Champagne. Famous for its sparkling white wine, this region is sure to mesmerise you with its natural beauty too. You can stay in the charming city of Reims and take escorted trips to the exquisite vineyards in the countryside. The magnificent Reims Cathedral, which is a fine example of Gothic architecture, is one of the popular tourist attractions in France, and a visit is a must. While here, make sure you arrange to spend some time in one of the family-run estates. It will not only help you learn more about champagne, but provide you an insight into the daily life at a vineyard too.
To travel to France on a wine tour and not visit Burgundy would be a great mistake. It is known as one of the wine capitals of the world. Famous for the beautiful wines produced at Cotes de Beaune and Cotes de Nuits, Burgundy boasts of a rich history and culture. Make sure to not only sample different wines but also taste the wide variety of cheese available here. One of the top dishes you must try in Burgundy is the Fondue Bourguignonne, which consists of pieces of beef served with a delicious array of sauces. There are a number of world-renowned estates in the region that you can visit to enjoy your experience of wine tasting in France to the fullest.
Make sure to include these destinations on your wine-tasting trip to France and you will have visited some of the most integral France attractions as well – the birthplaces of its famous wine!