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Best wine regions in France?

Starting early and planning a trip to France. I want to go on a few winery tours but would love suggestions on the best wine regions in France. 


3 Answers

answered first by
Maria from Dublin

Hi Liv,

To an extent it depends on what type of wine you like to drink! France is a very beautiful and interesting country to travel around and, in general, the wineries are very well run, often with beautiful Chateaux hotels or restaurants. Are you hoping to combine the trip with a stay in a city? These are the main regions:

Alsace Armanac Beaujolais Bergerac Burgundy Bordeaux Champagne-sur-Seine Languedoc-Roussillon Loire Poitou-Charentes Provence Rhône and Savoyeux

I have visited all except Alsace and Savoy and loved each region for different reasons  - but these three were favourites: Bordeaux, Rhone and Languedoc. You could combine a visit to the Bordeaux region with a stay in Île de Ré and Bordeaux city is interesting and lovely. The Rhone area is quite different with spectacular mountain scenery and lovely little towns like Uzes and Ales. We stayed for a few days in a lovely small hamlet called Barjac  Uzès Plage de L'Espiguette

The area we return to most often is Languedoc. The wineries are good and well run, the region includes Carcassonne Beziers Saint-Chinian and some great beaches like Plage de l'Espiguette and Portiragnes

A stay in Paris with a drive through the Loire or Champagne regions would make a fab holiday too.

Have a great time!


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  1. Alsace (attraction)
  2. Bergerac (city)
  3. Burgundy (attraction)
  4. Bordeaux (city)
  5. Champagne-sur-Seine (attraction)
  6. Languedoc-Roussillon (region)
  7. Loire (attraction)
  8. Poitou-Charentes (attraction)
  9. Provence (attraction)
  10. Rhône (attraction)
  11. Savoyeux (attraction)
  12. Île de Ré (attraction)
  13. Uzes (city)
  14. Ales (city)
  15. Barjac (city)
  16. Carcassonne (city)
  17. Beziers (city)
  18. Saint-Chinian (city)
  19. Plage de l'Espiguette (attraction)
  20. Portiragnes (attraction)
  21. Paris (city)
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answered by
Alice from Leeds

Côte de Beaune in Burgundy is UNMISSABLE! Go through Monthelie, Volnay, Meursault, Pommard and Beaune. All really cute, authentic little villages too! (with the exception of Beaune which is a town rather than a village).


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answered by
Jacey & Scott from Fort Collins

Some of the most widely known would be Burgundy or Bordeaux.  If you are looking for something a little more low-key, give the Southern Rhone region a try.  It has some of my favorite wines.  I'm also a big fan of Champagné and the villages and towns here are beautiful as well.


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