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Alpes

We don’t necessarily think of the wines of Savoie except when we go to the mountains and we have a fondue or a raclette and yet what a diversity! 2200ha of vines planted with unexpected grape...
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Alsace

Land of white wines! Alsace region saw the 1st french Route des Vins opened in 1953 and crossing over 170 kms. Even if the journey is quite winding, you will definitely be...
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Beaujolais

A diversity of terroirs  Beaujolais suffered for a long time that its wines where too light or that they were consumed too early... Well some countries love it that way so...
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Bordeaux area

Castle land but not only...  Wine from the Bordeaux area are so famous around the world. In the Middle Age, it was the first region to start business with England, as the...
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Burgundy

A diverse Burgundy  Who never dreamt of travelling across the mythic Climats of Burgundy: Chambertin, Romanée-Conti, Clos de Vougeot, Montrachet, Corton, Musigny......
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Champagne

A very well admired destination The birthplace of Champagne, the eponymous sparkling wine, Champagne is a wine destination in its own. Located between Reims and Epernay, the villages or crus (319...
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Languedoc

Nature wild and diverse! Languedoc has a stormy history that probably gave her strength and determination to become now a dynamic, rich and diverse wine region giving wines that we hear of more and...
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Provence

Rosé kingdom Ancestral land where vine culture and wine production developed 2600 years ago when phenicians settled down along the Mediterranean sea. Land of wide spaces...
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Cognac-Armagnac area

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Savoie-Bugey

Savoie vineyards, a place to rediscover Attached to France in 1860 just before the phylloxera period, the Savoyard vineyard extends over 4 departments: Savoie, Haute Savoie, Ain and Isère on...
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South-Western area

Birthplace of now international grapes On the Saint Jacques de Compostelle path, pilgrims drinking very rarely water (because it was not drinkable most of the time and for religious reassons) the...
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Loire Valley

The garden of France The Loire Valley was registered by the UNESCO worldwide patrimony since 2000. Before that the kings like Charles VII and its futur dauphin Louis XI started the construction of...
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Rhône Valley

At the birth of the AOC The Rhone Valley saw arriving the first AOC in 1933 (legalized in 1947 after the 2nd world war) that are Châteauneuf du Pape (and maybe also Tavel who knows...). A...

Our winemakers' accommodation: hotels, lodges, guest rooms, unusual accommodation...

Thouaré-sur-Loire

Unusual lodging in Muscadet

The Marchais family welcomes you at the Vignoble Marchais, 10 minutes from Nantes in the heart of Muscadet, for a night in barrel, unusual lodging in the vineyards (for 2 or 4 pers.). The reservation...

Beaulieu-sur-Layon

Gîte and B&B in Anjou

Pascale and Roger-François Béguinot, the two owners of the Château Soucherie, located between the Loire and the Layon, have built in their domain a guest house (La Maison des Amis)...

Taradeau

B&B in the Côtes de Provence area

Adeline de Barry is the winemaker of the estate, Cru Classé des Côtes de Provence. Built in 1740, the Château de Saint-Martin, located 45 minutes from Saint-Tropez, houses 3 guest...

BROCHON

Gîte in the Gevrey Chambertin vineyards

In Burgundy, Camille and Léa Cluny welcome you between Beaune and Dijon at Domaine Cluny in a cottage in an old family home in the heart of the village of Brochon, in Côte de Nuits close...

LUGNY

B&B and wine-barrels in the Mâconnais

The two winemakers, Joseph and Anthony Lafarge (father and son), have set up in the Clos du Grand Bois, their domain in the south of Burgundy, five guest rooms (for 2 to 5 pers.) as well as five wine...

ODENAS

Gîte in the vineyard of Brouilly

Dominique Bouillard is the winemaker of the Domaine du Barvy, located in Beaujolais in the village of Odenas. The gîte facing the vineyards of the Brouilly vineyard can accommodate up to 7...

CHIROUBLES

B&B in Chiroubles

In Chiroubles, one of the Beaujolais vintages, Maria and Jean-Louis Chapuy welcome you to Domaine Chapuy, whose vineyards consider an exceptional viewpoint on the region as well as on the neighboring...

Saint Germain Nuelles

Gîte in the Beaujolais of the Golden Stones

Located 25 km from Lyon and certified in organic, the Domaine des Pampres d'Or, where Julien and Bérengère Perras took over from their parents, houses two lodgings for 6 and 7 people...

Probably the most reknown country in the world for its wines ! 

You live close or are planning to visit? Lucky you, come and discover the terroirs of France following the Route des Vins for a week-end or for more!
Either you want to stay by the sea, by the mountains, in the countryside or on the flank of a hill, french vineyards benefit from a wide range of landscapes that you are about to discover!

Taste wines with french cheese, charcuteries, traditional dishes like bouillabaisse, flamekueche, quiche lorraine, boeuf bourguignon... Feeling hungry?
France is very diverse and will astonish not only by its gastronomy but also by its landscapes, its culture. Every region has its local language that you might not understand but staying at wine estates you might here some a lot and learn a few words : Ohlala c'est bon!! Come back with memories of a lifetime in your mind ! Cocoricooooo ! 

750 000 haAccomodation Winegrowers358 AOC 74 IGP

To better understand classification of french wines, here is a diagram that could help you. This diagram might have other levels depending on the regions where you are at (ex : Grands Crus in Burgundy).  

Wine stays in France

Vins de France = "Wine from France" : wine that do not have much restriction in term of geographical space for harvest and/or vinification, choice of cépages (=grapes), techniques used, etc, etc...
IGP : Indication Géographique Protégée = "Protected Geographical Indication" (as the name let us know, wine was produced with grapes from a particular area: techniques and grapes used might also be specified in some IGP )
AOC ou AOP : Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée or Appellation d'Origine Protégée = "Protected Appelation of Origin" (highest level on the French wines, legal speciication very stricts, AOP is the equivalent of the AOC at the european level)

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