Wine tasting in stunning chateaux and shopping for cases of the local tipple at excellent prices, are two of the main reasons for travelling to the wine regions, but you don’t need to drink to enjoy the areas and their natural beauty. Stroll through the rolling hillsides, view the patterned vineyards stretching into the distance and soak up the relaxing ambience in the traditional French villages.
Choose between Burgundy, Alsace and the Loire Valley or put together your own touring holiday combining stays in more than one region or any other area of France. Each of the regions is easily reached by car from any of the French ports, but to enable you to really explore France at your own pace and to your own itinerary we also offer hotels en-route in the Champagne region, Paris, Normandy and Brittany. Use our destination guides to help tailor-make your individual trip or contact us.
Sheltered between the pine-covered Vosges and the Jura mountains, this region is famous for its Routes du Vin and pretty medieval villages.
The region is beautiful all year round, the mountains are snow-capped until spring and in summer the open countryside is ideal for walking and cycling.
Burgundy and its great wine-producing areas of Beaune, Chablis and Nuits St George conjure up a magical image – quaint rural routes bordered by vines wind through the villages of the Soane Valley with their characteristic architecture.
Included in the price of your stay in Burgundy is a free tour of a wine house.
Known as the Garden of France, the Loire Valley takes its name from the majestic river which meanders through the countryside.
This truly is chateaux country with stunning properties built in the region ever since the 1500s. Each chateau is unique, many combine the best elements of Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture to create fairytale images.