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French Wine

Slightly smaller than the state of Texas, France is just as big on diversity. From the high speed trains called TGV (Train de Grand Vitesse) to the high fashion designers like Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, or better yet some of their other specialties which are just as interesting, Food and Wine.

Many of the products used in the French gastronomy have their origins under a protected labeling system call AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controllée) which is slowly changing under European regulations to AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protegée). Over 300 different cheeses, several different sausages, choice beef, and a chicken from the region of Bresse, you also have 15 different wine regions (or 12 regions if we regrouped some of them), which makes France’s diversity a bit mind boggling. So let’s help you by guiding you through the different sights and scenes that makes this country so special.

 

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The Bourgeuil is an A.O.C wine from the Indre Loire made primarily from the Cabernet Franc grape from the Loire Valley near Angers are light and fruity reds but the Cabernet Franc is originally from, Bordeaux.

Let us plan a unique wine adventure to discover the origins and developemnt of the Cabernet Franc grape variety from Bordeaux to the Loire Valley to Burgundy and then onward to Italy and the Veneto and finally to Tuscany

 

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Tours from Reims

New half day vineyard tours departing from Reims at 50E pp

 

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French Wine Tours and Tastings

Our wine tours, tastings and cellar visits are designed to gently take you through the confusing and not always straight boulevards of Paris that can lead you to amazing little bistros and wine bars with character, through the rolling hills of the checkered board parceled region of the Cote d’Or of Burgundy, or the river cruises that you can find throughout many of the wine regions. Our job is to search the five corners of this country, known as the hexagon, and bring to you the best that each region has to offer.

We will often enrich the experience with cultural visit, cooking and culinary experiences, art and photography and other complimentary activities.

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Paris Ile de France

From the Romans to the French Revolutionaries to Napoleon and the Belle Epoque, Paris was renowned as a center for the arts, culture and learning. But it is an important distribution center for Wine.

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Provence

The sun-splashed Provencal landscape inspires a cuisine bursting with a bounty of fresh food and wine. Avignon is its center and once one of the most populated and wealthy cities in medieval Europe. It is also home to Chateauneuf du Pape and other superb wine.

Loire Valley

Loire Valley

The glorious valley of the Loire is renowned for its many chateaux dotted along the river, a reminder that the Loire has always attracted the great and the powerful. Storybook Chambord; the largest of them all, classic Cheverny; romantic Amboise; imposing Chaumont; and Chenoceaux straddled across the river. The fairytale turrets of Azay-le-Rideau and the Renaissance gardens of Villandry are not to be missed.

Burgundy

Burgundy

Castles rising from vineyards and medieval churches mark the landscape of Burgundy,the land of the good life for those who savor fine cuisine and wines in historic surroundings since Roman times. Perhaps the best time of the year to visit Burgundy is autumn. The vines are colored orange and green, and the weather is mild and breezy.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Aquitaine and the West Coast of France is an immense region stretching south from Brittany to the north of the Pyrenees, and Bordeaux is its heart and center. Bordeaux is famous for its legendary vineyards, for its great chateaux, the rich historical towns of the Bordeaux countryside and the spectacular scenery.

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Champagne

Champagne. part of the region Champagne-Ardenne, is only about an hour by train from Paris through lovely farms and vineyards, chateaux, typical 'champenoise' timber-framed churches and pretty villages.

Beaujolais

Beaujolais

Lyon is been known as the French capital of gastronomy, due, in part, to the presence of many of France's finest chefs and the fact that two of France's best known wine-growing regions are located near Lyon: Beaujolais to the North, and Cotes du Rhone to the South.

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