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Visit the World’s Finest Vineyards
France is one of the largest wine-producing countries in the world. It has a long history here, having been imported by the Greek settlers to southern France in the 6th century BC. As early as the 1st century AD, Roman writers praised the Rhone wines. The reputation of French wine has not waned since. From a regular glass as a companion for one’s meal to a grand cru reserved as a special treat, wine is indelibly a part of French culture. While great wine is made almost everywhere in the country lending it a great diversity of styles and flavors. The most famous regions are undoubtedly Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Côtes du Rhône, the Loire Valley, and Champagne. Wine lovers relish the chance to visit France’s vineyards for generous pours and to experience the land’s terroir for themselves.
French Side Travel takes you inside the best-regarded chateaux of France’s most important appellations for private tastings lead by experts. Come and taste what makes French wine so special. Our team of local travel experts is ready to design the trip of your dreams. French Side Travel’s authentic trips are 100% customized for you.
A Five-Day Wine Tour of Burgundy
Just two hours away from Paris, this is prime wine country. This five-day tour takes you for tastings of some of the finest Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune wines. Get to know appellations including Pommard, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Romanée-Conti. The schedule also permits time to visit charming medieval Beaune and Dijon.
Art of Living, WIne Tours 5 Days From 1,299 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
Luxury Short Break in Burgundy
Beaune is considered Burgundy’s wine capital. You’ll spend four nights in the region’s most luxurious hotel, a 5-star property with a Michelin-star restaurant. Tour with a local wine expert tasting your way through the Burgundy vineyards. There is, however, more to Burgundy than wine. Other days take you around gorgeous Beaune, to quaint medieval villages, by imposing châteaux, and to sample great food. These ingredients make Burgundy unmissable.
Charm & Luxury, Wine Tours 5 days From 2,799 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
The Best of Beaujolais, Burgundy, and Champagne
This tour is our wine tour par excellence. You’ll learn to better appreciate the beguiling drink on this two-week sojourn through world-class vineyards. Start in Lyon, France’s favorite foodie destination, before winding your way through Dijon and finishing off in style with an immersive Champagne experience. Along the way, you’ll enjoy guided tours of prestigious Beaujolais, Burgundy, and Champagne wineries.
Luxury & Charm, Wine Tours 12 days From 3,199 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
The Essential Bordeaux
Enjoy the best that Bordeaux has to offer in 6 days and 5 nights. Bordeaux is a charming city brimming with beautiful 17th-century architecture, great food, and world-class wine. Just outside of the city the natural beauty impresses from the seaside Arcachon and the Dune of Pilat to the vineyards. This tour highlights this enchanting destination. Wine tours help develop your palette and expand your knowledge of the region’s wonderful whites and reds.
Art of Living, Wine Tours 6 days From 1,499 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
Luxury Short Break in Bordeaux
Enjoy a luxurious six days and five nights in Bordeaux. Based in an intimate 5-star hotel just off the Place des Quinconces, you are well-placed to take advantage of this wine and gastronomy paradise. Your private local guide leads two days of tasting the best wines that Saint-Emilion and Medoc have to offer. Another day takes you along the Atlantic coastline to the tallest sand dune in Europe and the seductive Arcachon Bay. This is a place with spectacular sandy beaches and some of France’s best oysters.
Charm and Luxury 5 days From 2,699 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
An Exclusive Foodie and Wine Tour of Bordeaux
Bordeaux is exemplary of French wine country, with access to some of Europe’s finest beaches and perhaps France’s best food. This tour allows you to immerse yourself in the world’s most celebrated red wines.
Art of Living & Culture, Wine Tours 8 days From 2,599 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
Châteaux and Wine in the Elegant Loire Valley
The stunning Loire Valley doesn’t disappoint. Visit the incomparable Château d’Amboise, Château de Chenonceau, and Château de Chambord. After touring the former homes of royalty, you’ll feel like royalty yourself when settling in at night in a 4-star château-hôtel in charming Amboise. Sample the fine wines of the Loire, the largest and most-diverse of France’s wine-producing regions.
Art de Vivre 5 days From 2,499 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
The Food, Wine, and Traditional Markets of Provence
This food and wine tour takes you to see and taste the best of Provence. You’ll be based in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, two of its magical small cities. Excursions take you to see gorgeous villages, wander through vineyards, visit vibrant markets, and do extensive tastings at the prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and the Coteaux d’Aix wineries.
Art of Living and Culture 7 Days From 2,399 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
Gastronomy Tour in Paris, Champagne & Bordeaux
Discover authentic French gastronomy on a tour of Paris, Champagne, and Bordeaux! Local guides and producers let you in on the secrets of France’s numerous culinary specialties. This trip is all about food tours, cheese tastings, wine, champagne, and eating well. Enjoy private tours of Champagne Houses and Saint-Emilion vineyards. A tour to Archacon and the Dune of Pilat to go oyster tasting rounds out the trip.
Charm and Luxury 10 days From 5,399 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
Culture and Wine Tour in Paris, Normandy & Champagne
Discover history and vineyards in France! You will spend a few days in Paris and visit the capital’s most famous sights. How about a night tour in a traditional oldtimer or a dinner cruise on the Seine? You cannot not fall in love with the City of Lights. After a few days in Paris, you will visit Normandy and its historic battlefields and cemeteries from WWII.
Charm and Luxury 10 days 3,999 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote