The 10 most beautiful wine roads of France

The wine trails are routes through wine regions, allowing to plunge into the land of the latter. Tastings and local gastronomy, countrymen and vineyards landscapes, villages and heritage, these routes are as varied as are the wines of France.

The Route des Châteaux in Medoc

One begins with the Bordeaux region through several routes wine. Northwest of Bordeaux extends the Médoc that we discover through the beautiful Castle Route. The region has a rich soil and an exceptional heritage. Fans across the AOC among the most famous in the world: Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe ... Castles of great prestige, but also smaller farms, where we discover a little thought to who wins be known, will delight wine lovers.

Saint-Emilion and the Heritage Route

Also in the Bordeaux region, we leave this time northeast of Bordeaux for another region deemed the Libourne. The Heritage Route is aptly named, she combines perfectly discover the wines and remarkable historical heritage. Besides admirable appellations such as Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol and Fronsac, the exclamation point of the visit will certainly Saint-Emilion, whose village as the vineyards are classified as World Heritage by Unesco! < / p>

The Route of Alsace wines

A beautiful route that crosses the northern Alsace to the south, the Wine Route of Alsace covers again a double pretext: the Alsace wine, so reputation has grown, and heritage Alsatian, who throughout the 170km of the course is stunning. Side wines, taste Muscat, Sylvaner, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot noir, typical of the region, while it passes through beautiful wine villages and landscapes, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé, Colmar or Orschwiller and Haut-Koenigsbourg ...

The Route des Grands Crus of Burgundy

The Burgundy wine remains one of the most famous for the quality of wines it produces: the Burgundy wines are sky high! The famous wine route is a route of about sixty kilometers from Dijon. It crosses designations as prestigious as the Côtes de Nuit and Côtes de Beaune to Santenay and ended. Along the way, the steps that dreams are all oenophiles: Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Pommard or Meursault ...

Route Graves Gironde

Back in Bordeaux, it is true that deserves special attention. This time we take the Route des Graves, who lead from Bordeaux to the southwest: a route that allows to know the great wines of Pessac-Léognan and reach the land of Graves, one of the elders of the area, before skirting the Garonne. unmissable Sauternes and its famous sweet white wines .

The Champagne Trail

In reality, there is not a single road of Champagne, but not less than 5 marked routes that crisscross the region. Champagne is the major tourist attraction of ... Champagne, and special care is given to the development of the Champagne region: villages, churches, agricultural landscapes, wineries and champagne houses to learn more about this unique alcohol. The road to the Montagne de Reims is a good start: 70km from Reims to Epernay, capital of Champagne .

The Wine Route of the Côtes du Rhône

We continue our tour of French vineyards this time spinning toward the southeast: from both sides of the Rhone, several wine roads up in the final that much, the Wine Route of the Côtes Rhone. Several sections to follow to discover the regional wines as well as a remarkable historical and natural heritage. Optionally, the road of the North around Vienna, the beautiful road of the Drôme Provençale, the Route des Dentelles or Route des Papes (Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape ...) or all at once!

The Route of Jura wines

Jura wines, from an old vineyard, are not the most common, yet they greatly deserve to be known. To do so go directly on site, to borrow the Wine Route of the Jura. 80km through beautiful rolling hills, hills, vineyards and pretty villages. On the program, we do not forget to test the Crémant du Jura, the famous wine of straw yellow wine and amazing.

The Wine Route of Cognac in Charentes

Cognac central point, the wine route Cognac has 4 separate routes. What roam the bottom region in full, through sympathetic Charentais landscapes: vineyards, small villages, Romanesque churches ... and two more urban steps, Angouleme and Saintes. Most of the major Cognac houses open their doors to visitors (Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin, Otard ...), but the country also produces excellent white wines Charentais, red or rosé, and Pineau (not the Pinot), large regional specialty.

The Route of the Loire Valley Vineyards

The Loire wines offer a wide variety, like the vast land they occupy, from Nantes to Saumur. The route of the Loire Valley Vineyards lets get a nice overview of the wealth of wines of Anjou and Touraine, which is associated with the discovery of a region with an architectural heritage of interest (the Loire Valley is classified by Unesco). Side wines, several steps not to be missed: Saumur, Chinon, Bourgueil, Sancerre ... and heritage side, the castles of Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord and Cheverny justify to their own movement .