A sudden desire to discover new flavours and deepen your knowledge of wine? Then, this special wine tourism selection is for you, designed for people who want to explore wine regions and learn about local wines!
Wine always goes with happiness and parties, but goes also perfectly with good food. If you want to explore wine's culture at its best, there are 3 main places to visit : Champagne, not far from Paris which is ideal for a long week-end; then Alsace and Burgundy, 2 unavoidable places, which provide an amazing and varied wine tour experience.
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Travel the vineyards according to your desires, without worrying about your next step. Distant views, tastings and private visits of the cellars will be on the menu of your route. Your hosts will be delighted to share their passion and know-how, passed on over many generations. Several regions and departments have chosen to set up itineraries and routes for motorhomes, in order to welcome tourists and itinerant visitors in the best manner possible. Thus, we will discover the different territories which offer suitable routes, especially for travelers in motorhomes and camper vans.
The Champagne region is known worldwide for the quality of its vineyards and cellars which extend over more than 30,000 hectares and mobilize the talents of several thousand farmers. Those farmers, whether they are professional growers or members of cooperatives, offer to showcase their farms. Thus, Champagne also has a cultural heritage waiting to be discovered, without moderation.
The Caves & Vignobles de Champagne are an original way to discover the richness of the Champagne region. Located in villages or towns, they are high places of the region's wine-growing tradition and most of the time, a tasting is included! The tradition is declined in all possible ways. There are visits, paying or free, of family or more traditional farms. It is possible, to walk around the farms, to enjoy the many guided tours, to visit museums dedicated to champagne etc...
On the spot, you will visit the sublime Gothic cathedrals of Reims -place of the coronation of the kings of France- and Troyes, Sedan and its fortified castle, the ramparts of Langres, the emblematic Charles de Gaulle Memorial in Colombey-les-deux-églises, the formidable Chaumont viaduct, the beautiful ducal square of Charleville-Mézières, the Der-Chantecoq lake and the half-timbered churches... As you might have understood, Champagne-Ardenne is not only wine but a beautiful region with sometimes unsuspected treasures!
In 1963, the Wine Route of Alsace was born. It is one of the first tourist routes in France. It extends for about 170 kilometers, from Marlenheim which lies north of the region to the south, and the town of Thann. This road is one of the most popular as it has a breathtaking scenery. Indeed, this road crosses the massif of the Vosges and the Alsatian plain. This route will allow you to cross many wine villages. Wine lovers will be delighted to discover these cellars, accustomed to receiving visitors.
Since 1995, the route of the Grands Crus of Burgundy, also known as "Champs-Elysées de la Bourgogne", is very popular with camping-cars. It deploys on 60 kilometers of the famous coast of the nights at the coast of Beaune and the most vivid vineyards in the region. This region is known for its many towns and wine villages. You can stop in the cellars to taste the Grands crus, such as a Meursault, a Aloxe-Corton or a Chan-Montrachet.
The route of the Grands Crus of Burgundy is not the only one. Indeed, the road of the wooden floats stretches from Clamecy to Appoigny in the Yonne. Once the wood was assembled in this city. For historical visitors, this route will allow you to perceive the treasures of this department thanks to the activity of the driftwood.
The Wine Route of Jura is in the only department of the Jura and extends over 100 kilometers of Salins-les-Bains north to Saint-Amour in the south. This road offers unique varietals in the world as well as dozens of picturesque villages to visit. This itinerary has the peculiarity of being more sinuous than the previous ones which are slightly more linear. The second route of Franche-Comté is the route of the lakes. It is slightly longer than the wine route of Jura since it extends over 150 kilometers. It allows to discover many lakes of the Haut-Jura. It is possible to continue the journey to the land with the road of the Firs. This journey is 42 kilometers and connects Levier to Champagnole.