Over the past 60 years, the Alsace Wine Route has contributed to the success of Alsace wines. It has become famous the world over for its exceptional natural beauty, its simple course and for the instant connection its visitors feel with the region and its growers. The Alsace Wine Route winds its way from north to south, for more than 170 kilometres (106 miles) along the eastern foothills of the Vosges. This delightful itinerary leads visitors across rows of undulating, vine-covered hills, and through quaint villages with narrow streets and charming flower-decked houses clustered around the local church steeple.
Discover the renowned vineyards and fine regional specialties of Bordeaux, the pride of the local craftspeople. During your stay in the guestroom of a local winery, the wine growers will let you in on the secrets of their savoir-faire, and the refining of grands crus. Throughout your whole trip you will enjoy the hospitality of the local people. They are happy to open their homes for you and will let you take part in their lifestyle. Obviously, you will have the pleasure of a tasting of wine, oysters and other local delicacies !
Aix-en-Provence is an historic elegant city in the south of France, famous for its fountains, Roman heritage and beautiful 17th century buildings. Visit the daily markets for the finest local produce including honey, cheese, fruit, vegetables and flowers. You can walk through the cobbled streets following in the footsteps of Cezanne and visit the mountain which inspired so many of his paintings, Mount Saint-Victoire.
For nearly two thousand years the great vineyards of Burgundy have enhanced the prestige of the Côte-d'Or.Chateaux, churches and cloisters are lining the “Champs-Élysées” of renowned wines. Your tour will also lead you through picturesque villages, wine and hiking trails.