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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...

Viella

Castle in the heart of Madiran

The family Bortolussi maintains and renovates for 4 generations this charming cottage in a castle in the heart of the Madiran appellation 1 hour from Pau and the Pyrenees. A magnificent property where...

JONGIEUX

Private château in the Alps

Discover a little-known wine region by staying in the magnificent Château de la Mar in Savoy and learn more about the history of the region and the production of its wines....

Jongieux

B&B in Savoie

Arlette and Patrice await you in one of their 3 guest rooms in the heart of the Savoyard vineyard. Their production from the highness, jacquère and mondeuse, traditional grape varieties, will...

VANZAC

Wagon and cottage in the Charentes vineyards

The Jumeire family decided about ten years ago to offer its visitors a unique experience: to sleep in a comfortable caravan in the middle of their vineyards that they operate on behalf of large...

Quarante

A luxury hotel near Béziers

Winemaker Laurent Bonfils and Irish hoteliers Karl and Anita O'Hanlon created the Château Les Carrasses, a luxury hotel combining 11 guest rooms and suites and 19 luxury villas, in the...

Puissalicon

A luxury Hôtel in the heart of Languedoc

Winemaker Laurent Bonfils and Irish hoteliers Karl and Anita O'Hanlon have created the Château Saint-Pierre de Serjac, a luxury hotel combining 8 suites and 36 villas at the epicentre of the...

AMBONNAY

B&B in the heart of a Grand Cru in Champagne

Located in the heart of the Champagne vineyards, the Beaufort family offers 4 guest rooms in their charming 19th century house....

Pauillac

Luxury Hôtel in the heart of Pauillac

Large blonde stone house with discreet charm, the Château Cordeillan-Bages welcomes you for an unforgettable stay. Lovers of nature, vineyards and wine, this hotel is for you!...

Caseneuve

Gîte in the Luberon vineyards

In the heart of the Luberon, François Busi, the winemaker of Domaine Alloïs, located between the village of Gordes and the towns of Manosque and Forcalquier, has built a small family...

SARRIANS

Gîte 15 people on the south of the Rhone Valley

Sébastien, Christophe and Hélène Jaume, the new generation of the house Alain Jaume, receive in Sarrians, village of Vaucluse at the epicentre of the prestigious appellations of...

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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