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Tours in France

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of France, where you'll uncover the grandeur of majestic châteaux, experience the distinctiveness of exquisite terroir, and indulge in the world's most celebrated appellations.

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From sipping grand cru within the walls of a 15th-century chateau to exploring Burgundy’s terroir and sampling the obscure Romorantin grape, France offers rich opportunities to immerse yourself in the craft of making great wine, which they have perfected over centuries.

With our tailor-made tours, wine lovers will get a chance to savor world-famous red wines from regions like Côte de Nuits and cultural explorers will enjoy walking tours of towns like Saint-Émilion, with its underground monuments. You can also gain access to exclusive French vineyards, providing the opportunity for exquisite tours and tastings, as well as the chance to meet the wine producers who are making their mark in the industry.

Pair this with biking through the fairy tale landscape such as the Loire Valley and eating at Michelin-starred restaurants. Your next trip is sure to leave lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for French culture.

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Bordeaux

There is one region in the world that holds the title above all others as the capital of wine. With over 50 appellations and 9,000 châteaux, it is surprisingly not the size that is most impressive, but the quality. The most famous of names in the world of wine is Bordeaux. The history of wine here has influenced the world but it is the quality of the product that continues to impress even the toughest critics.

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Explore the Médoc district: Taste Grand Crus at exquisite estates such as Château Pichon Baron, Château Cos d'Estournel and Château Kirwan.

Stay in luxury: Rest and enjoy a boutique hotel located within a Grand Cru winery in St. Émilion. 

The merging of art and wine: Learn about the unique terroir that gives life to the exceptional wines of the wonderful Pessac-Léognan vineyards.

The sights and sounds of the underground: Explore the incredible subterranean monuments of Saint Émilion, from underground churches and catacombs to its picturesque village.

Brandy, in all its glory: Visit Cognac and enjoy a lunch with local products prepared to fully showcase the different cognacs made by Rémy Martin. 

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Burgundy

Burgundy boasts a wine making history that stretches back to the Middle Ages. The wines, made predominantly from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, express complexity, elegance and reflect the unique terroir. The vineyards of Burgundy offer a stunning backdrop to an extraordinary trip with history at every turn and unparalleled food and wine experiences.

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Sip Grand Cru: Immerse yourselves in the highest quality wines with a winemaker at the base of the famous Corton Hill.

Choose food with the locals: Visit the lively Beaune market to buy local ingredients for a cooking class followed by lunch in a chef’s home.

Deep-rooted winemaking: Enjoy a vertical wine tasting and explore the essence of Burgundy’s terroir with a winemaker.

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Champagne

Known in Roman times as Campania (Land of Plains), Champagne is a largely agricultural region celebrated around the world for the sparkling wines that have been produced here since the days of Dom Pérignon.

Lying to the east of Paris, the Champagne vineyards are bathed in a dual climate subject to both continental and oceanic influences, a phenomenon not found in any other French wine-making region. According to French law, only bubbly from the region – grown in designated areas, then aged and bottled according to the strictest standards – can be labeled as champagne.

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Savor the wonderful world of champagne: Discover the Champagne-making process known as 'The Traditional Method' at the domains of the local growers. 

More than just bubbles: The Champagne region is not only famous for its wine but also for its culinary offerings. Try local dishes like Chaource cheese, pink biscuits from Reims, and dishes made with local produce.

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Provence

The Provence region is a stunning destination known for its lavender fields, charming villages, and sunny beaches. No other region of France stirs the imagination as strongly as the stunning expanse of Provence. Just saying the word conjures images of endless sunflower fields, the scent of lavender wafting through the breeze, beautiful clear skies, charming medieval villages, regional food, the azure of the Mediterranean and wonderful people.

It is easy to understand why so many famous artists, including Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Picasso, found inspiration here.

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Experience the lavender fields: These fields, extending as far as the eye can see, are the epitome of Provence's charm and allure, and offer a surreal and calming experience.

Wander through ancient places: Explore the striking Roman amphitheater in Orange, the Palace of the Popes in Avignon (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) or towns like Gordes, Gigondas, Les Baux de Provence, Saint Remy, and Arles.

Immerse yourself in the local markets: Aix-en-Provence Market, a lively outdoor marketplace, is a feast for the eyes, boasting vibrant displays of colorful produce, artisan cheeses, and charcuterie that will tantalize your taste buds.

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Loire Valley

Known as the Garden of France for its lush rolling hills and orchards, the 600-mile stretch of the Loire Valley makes up one of France’s top wine regions. Producing original and notable wines, the region is divided into smaller appellations such as Anjou, Bourgueil, Saumur, and Touraine, to name a few.

Despite 24 varietals being grown throughout the Loire Valley, the regions major grapes are Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Loire Valley wines are known for their excellent value, refreshing acidity and minerality, and the pure expression of the varietal and terroir.

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Historical Heroes: Immerse yourself in the lives of historical figures from the past, from Joan of Arc to Richard the Lionheart and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Exceptional cultural landscape: Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000, discover the Loire Valley and the quality of its architectural heritage and historical châteaux.

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Alsace

Located in the northeast of France, Alsace lies on the border between France and Germany on the west bank of the river Rhine. Alsace is something of a hidden treasure, boasting verdant green rolling hills, hilltop castles, and a unique heritage. It has changed hands between France and Germany on several occasions throughout history, reflected in its Germanic villages of brightly painted, steep-roofed, half-timbered houses.

Alsace is most famously known for its very aromatic, floral, and spicy white wines that make up over 90% of the region’s production. Indulge in elegant, dry Riesling, off-dry Pinot Gris, and luscious, rich Gewürztraminer.

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Capital of Christmas: Visit Strasbourg, with its festive charm which captivates visitors with its spellbinding architecture, colorful markets, and enchanting ambiance.

Route des Vins: Taste your way along this iconic tour which celebrates the region's prominent vineyards famous for their aromatic, floral, and spicy notes.

Gastronomic delights: Sample some of the best regional dishes like choucroute garnie, flammekueche, and tarte flambee.

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Tour Arcachon Bay

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Experience a private tour of Arcachon Bay. Take in breathtaking views, backed by tranquil forests and vineyards which go on endlessly. Embark upon an elegant pinasse boat to explore all that Bassin d'Arcachon has to offer - this includes stops at oyster farms where you can taste freshly harvested seafood delicacies paired with local white wines from Pessac- Léognan. Afterwards, explore local shops in Arcachon or wander through the quaint village before indulging in lunch at one of the trendy restaurants nearby.

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Stay at Hotel de Pavie

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Find yourself transported back to the historic days of medieval France when you arrive at Hotel de Pavie. Situated in beautiful Saint-Emilion, it offers spectacular panoramic views over one of the most renowned and much visited regions in all of France. 

Each room is meticulously crafted by internationally acclaimed architect Alberto Pinto with exquisite attention paid to every detail, from serene balconies that open out onto tranquil old cobblestone streets below to quiet window vistas offering a glimpse into this region’s glorious past. And finally - discover peace like never before within luxurious suites designed for total relaxation.

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Visit Pichon Baron Vineyard

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Château Pichon Baron, Second Grand Cru Classé in 1855, is one of the great historic vineyards of Bordeaux. The estate comprises 73 hectares of high quality gravelly soil. Pichon Baron consistently produces exceptional wines that are faithful to the spirit of this great terroir. Discover their wines in a tasting lead by a member of the estate’s team.

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Stay at Villas Foch

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Immerse yourself in the elegance of bourgeois architecture of the 19th century in this restored mansion. Every aspect of the décor is in line with the city's UNESCO World Heritage standing and exudes majesty. A luxuriously appointed boutique hotel within walking distance of the public gardens boasting a wellness area with an indoor heated pool and sauna.

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Try Your Hand at Burgundian Cooking

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Visit the lively Beaune market to buy local ingredients and learn local tips and tricks to acquire the freshest produce. Laden with ingredients, walk with the chef to your private kitchen. The menu you will create is seasonal and market-inspired and highlights the small artisan food producers of the region. Throughout the experience, your chef will share her passion for food as well as french cooking techniques and Burgundian secrets. After the lesson, enjoy the fruits of your labor while your chef serves some of their favorite Burgundian wines.

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Experience an Aloxe-Corton Tasting

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Explore a 14th-century cellar nestled at the foot of Corton's hill, followed by a delightful tasting of premier and grand cru wines. At Domaine Chapuis, a cherished estate passed down through generations since 1850, indulge in a private tour of their cellars in the enchanting Aloxe-Corton of the Cote de Beaune region. Don't miss the chance to savor the exquisite Corton-Languettes wine, an exclusive masterpiece produced only by two esteemed estates.

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Stay at Hostellerie Levernois

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Nestled in a bucolic setting of a 6-hectare park, the Hostellerie de Levernois cultivates a simple and elegant lifestyle. Experience the authentic charm of a beautiful 18th-century mansion composed of 3 buildings in harmony with the Burgundy nature. There is a Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant onsite with a thousand-and-one-bottle cellar, a bistro, and a 30-meter-long swimming pool. Sheltered from urban turmoil, but very close to major tourist sites of Burgundy, it is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a family stay, or an epicurean weekend to discover the nectars of Burgundy.

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Stay at l'Hôtel de Beaune

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L’Hôtel de Beaune is an exceptional luxuriously restored XIXth century house with its own courtyard. Set in the heart of Beaune with 10 exclusive rooms, it offers the highest standard of comfort and service. L'Hôtel is renowned for its privacy and the personalized service it gives to guests.

The on-site restaurant, Le Bistro de L’Hôtel, is the perfect place to celebrate the French culture and its art of living. Thanks to le ‘Menu Dégustation’ guests will discover specialities such as “L’œuf Cocotte façon d’Alba à la Truffe Mélanosporum,” le “Bar de Ligne Entier Grillé,” and “le Poulet de Bresse”. The menu is updated every day with the freshest products. The Bistro’s Wine list has been rewarded for the past 8 years by the magazine Wine Spectator.

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UNESCO World Heritage Chalk Caves at Ruinart

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Nestled in the heart of Champagne country lies a hidden gem often overlooked by those who venture to the region in search of bubbling glasses of the finest champagne. The UNESCO World Chalk Caves at Ruinart hold not only millions of bottles of the world's most exquisitely crafted champagne, but also a rich history dating back to the 18th century. With its sprawling network of ancient caves carved deep into the chalky earth, the setting gives off a sense of grandeur and timeless beauty that one cannot help but feel utterly captivated by.

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Visit La Maison Penet Estate

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Savor the finest champagne and cuisine at the prestigious Maison Penet. Located in the heart of the Champagne region, this luxurious estate promises to be the perfect setting for an unforgettable champagne lunch. 

With your personal sommelier, learn about the exclusive selection of Maison Penet champagnes, each one meticulously crafted to perfection. As you sip on your champagne, savor the delectable flavors of the gourmet cuisine, expertly prepared by the estate's award-winning chef. Take in the exquisite surroundings of the estate, marveling at the beauty of the vineyards and the stunning architecture of the Maison Penet.

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Stay at l'Assiette Champenoise

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Located in the heart of the city, the house proposes various spaces allowing you to relax and give you the feeling of being at home. All the comfort is offered in an aesthetic setting which harmonizes the contemporary lines of the furniture and the authentic overall appearance of the hotel. To relax during your stay in Champagne, you can enjoy the indoor heated swimming pool of the hotel, or enjoy a quiet moment in the gardens in the heart of the city.

The suites have recently been refurbished in a very contemporary style, in keeping with the restaurant, bar, and reception. The individual bedrooms retain their more classic appeal. 

Dine at the well-regarded 3* Michelin restaurant "Assiette", as hosted by Chef Michel Guérard, who is one of the longest-standing 3* chefs in France. 

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Explore Château De Sacy

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Enjoy an unforgettable experience at the Château de Sacy, with its gastronomy and great hospitality. Travel through the history of Women and Champagne! Nuit de Miel, Madame de Pompadour, Valse Pétillante, and Marie Antoinette… each of the rooms is unique and invites you to relax. 

Local gastronomy, sophisticated and elegant, and combined with the best Champagnes. The restaurant, right in the heart of the vineyards, is a gourmet stop where local products get better every day. Your comfort and well-being are their top priority. The team can provide you with tailor-made services and facilities to meet all your needs throughout your exceptional stay.

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Stay at Le Mere Germain

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La Mère Germaine is a hidden treasure in the heart of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the perfect place to recharge after a day tasting the surrounding estates. The House has a Michelin-starred restaurant with two shaded terraces and exceptional views of the Rhône Valley, the Palais des Papes, and the Alpilles drawn in the distance.

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Dine at Maison Pic

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Chef Anne Sophie Pic is one of the top chefs in the world and the only female chef in France to hold three Michelin stars. Discover a single 10-course menu that is an experiment in the combinations of flavors. In some dishes, five aromatic groups are present, while making each taste perceptible and legible. Go on a great culinary and historical journey at this Rhone Valley gem. 

Maison Pic is also a luxurious and elegant hotel, part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux network, owned and operated by the Pic family.

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Explore Hilltop Villages of Provence

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Stroll through the sandstone streets of Gordes, the most photogenic village in Provence, which offers stunning panoramic views of the Luberon Valley. 

Roussillon, also in the Luberon, is situated in one of the largest ochre deposits in the world and is surrounded by magnificent red cliffs, ochre quarries, and lush green pine trees. 

Gigondas is a Southern Côtes-du-Rhône Village, surrounded by vineyards producing some of the best Grenache wines in the region. The town itself has a lot of character, with narrow cobblestone streets and old stone houses.

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Farm to Table at La Mirande

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La Mirande is as romantic as can be, in particular, because of its unique location overlooking the eastern facade of the Palais des Papes, visible from almost anywhere in the hotel. Each of the rooms is dressed in its own period printed canvas. A constant exoticism marks the heritage of the walls which have become historical monuments. A heritage that takes you back in time to the 18th century, that of all the enchantments of Avignon and Provence.

In the old Pamard family kitchen, on a venerable wood-burning stove, surrounded by the instruments of great traditional cooking - copper pans, beautiful earthenware, old-fashioned kitchen scales, and an enormous wooden table – Chef Séverine Sagnet is cooking in accordance with her credo “from farm to table.” This is the heart of La Mirande. The chefs work right before your eyes when they prepare a set menu featuring fresh, local produce in keeping with the season and the market's offerings, accompanied by a selection of regional wines.

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Visit Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Wineries

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Discover a Cave cellar in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil followed by vertical and horizontal tastings at an organic and biodynamic producer. 

Visit a traditional winery such as Domaine de LaChevalerie or Clos des Quarterons and explore their impressive cave dug into the tufa stone used to age their sublime wines. Discover a great range of Cabernet Franc wines, with options for vertical and horizontal tastings, to explore the diversity of wines produced in the different terroir. 

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Tour Château de Chenonceau

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Uncover Chateau de Chenonceau's royal history with your historian guide. The 16th-century castle and its gardens evoke the opulence of the King of France's Renaissance era, enhanced by women of power. Experience the magnificent gothic/renaissance architecture and art collections as you journey through the stunning interiors. 

This experience is enhanced with a boat tour on the river Che where you get to pass under the great arched bridges with wine and a charcuterie board featuring local cheese and delicacies.

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Stay at Les Sources de Cheverny

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An ancient forest, a period French chateau, a small hamlet of elegant cabins, a lake surrounded by gorse, and traditional stone houses as if out of a dream. This haven of peace created by Alice and Jérôme Tourbier is a family home where guests can feel good, spend time in nature, and recharge over Grands Crus and gourmet delicacies. 

The carefully selected furniture blends with beautiful fabrics and noble materials, creating an inspiring, delicate, and unique atmosphere. The onsite restaurant is dedicated to using local, seasonal, and fresh ingredients with impressive dishes straight out of the rotisserie grill. There is also a relaxing spa and wellness area.

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Stay at Château d'Artigny

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Chateau d’Artigny is the dream Belle Époque castle built by François Coty, the famous perfumer. This Castle-hotel is located in the heart of the Loire Valley just 15 km from Tours and dominates the valley. 

All the rooms are elegantly decorated in keeping with their location, enjoy modern comforts, and offer pleasant views over the Indre and its valley, the French garden, the Château, or the park. The magnificent rotunda dining room on the ground floor of the castle, “l’Origan” restaurant welcomes guests in a sophisticated, dignified eighteenth-century woodwork, enhanced by gilding with gold leaf, fluted columns with capitals carved, and high windows with a beautiful view over the valley of the Indre.

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Tour Château Haut-Koenigsbourg

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VIP privately guided tour at Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle with access to areas normally closed to the public. It sits atop a hill at an altitude of 757 meters and overlooks the surrounding valleys and hills.

The castle was built in the 12th century by the Hohenstaufen dynasty but was destroyed in the 17th century during the Thirty Years' War. It was then abandoned and left in ruins for several centuries until it was bought by the town of Sélestat in 1865. The castle was then restored and renovated by the German architect Bodo Ebhardt at the request of the German emperor Wilhelm II, who wanted to use it as a symbol of German power and influence in the region.

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Visit Riquewihr Village

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Visit Riquewihr, the gem of the Alsace Wine Route and ranked among the 'Most Beautiful Villages of France,’ followed by a tasting at Domaine Weinbach, universally regarded as one of the greatest producers of Alsace wines. Located in neighboring Kaysersberg at the foot of the majestic Schlossberg Hill, the estate was built by the Capuchin Monks in 1612 and has been in the Faller family since 1898.

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Private Tasting at Château of Kientzheim

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Château of Kientzheim is where the seat of the Confrérie Saint Étienne is located. Founded in the XIVth century, the Confrérie Saint Étienne is the oldest wine confrérie in France. Discover the prestigious collection of the Confrérie Saint Étienne with its 65,000 bottles of Alsace wines, and enjoy a private winetasting of old vintage wine.

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Stay at La Maison des Têtes

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A boutique stay with a Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant in the heart of Colmar and the Alsace Region. La Maison des Têtes embodies the simple elegance of stately mansion homes that over the centuries refined the art of hosting.

The owners of the establishment, Eric Girardin and Marilyn Tanguy Girardin, draw inspiration from the past while still being firmly rooted in the present to showcase its cultural and historic heritage in a 21st-century setting. La Maison des Têtes is a successful blend of the strengths of Alsatian tradition and modernity.

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