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Visit five wine regions in France

In September and October grapes are harvested and the wine is produced in the wine regions across France. Accordingly this time marks an annual event, where festivals and traditional celebrations take place. Rent a car in France, choose your favourite region, and be a part of this spectacular time of the year.

Alsace
This region is located in the Northeastern part of France, which lies up to the boarder of Germany in the North and Switzerland in the South. This region offers beautiful scenery, fairytale castle and many popular wineries in the region. Car hire France

The production of wine in Alsace started in the Middle Ages and today grapes like Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Muscat and others are produced here. Drive along the popular Wine Route, which has existed for more than 60 years and is an easy way to explore many wineries at once.

Bordeaux
This is perhaps the most famous wine region in the Western part of France. With its location near the sea and lovely wines, it is perhaps not a surprise, that the area has become so popular. Wine has been produced in this region since the Romans arrived, and is now a wine region that focuses mainly on red wine. In fact, 85% of the wine produced in this region is red wine and varieties like Cabarnet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec are some of the popular types. Rent a car in Bordeaux and taste the red wines from the North of the city and the white and sweeter wine from the South.

Provence
Many people associate the name of this region with small picturesque French villages and vineyards. This region in the South-East of France neighbors Monaco and Italy and holds some of the top holiday destinations in the world, such as Nice and Marseille. Drive along the French Riviera or take a trip in the mountains around Avignon to visit the local wineries.

Burgundy
This province is located in the central part of France with close access to Paris. The region’s largest city, Dijon is a delightful city, where you can find some of the best wines of France, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Rent a car in Paris or Dijon and take the Routes des Grands Crus. Here you will find small cozy villages and you can visit many vineyards in the area and learn more about the specific wine produced there.

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Champagne
Less than 30 km. from Paris, the wine region of Champagne begins. Despite its proximity to the bustling capital, this region is known for its relaxed atmosphere with rivers, valleys and forests. The famous type of sparkling wine, Champagne, is produced in many areas of this region and champagnes such as Moët et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and  Dom Pérignon are produced here. Rent a car in this magnificent region of France and visit Moët et Chandon and Gosset just outside Epernay.

 

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One Response to Visit five wine regions in France

  1. Nicholas Clough says:

    It has allways been the Bordeux region for us but wether thats the appeal of the relative ease of travel in overbroad minibus rental from the UK or the worlds finest reds…… is debatable.

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