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France is the most visited country in the world. Each wine producing region has its own distinctive soil, landscape, climate, culture and history. France travel advice is about tours in the regions of Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone region and Loire Valley.

 

french vineyards

french vineyards

A tour will take you along wine routes, touring vineyards and some magnificent buildings of a grand past. Many areas date their history back to the Roman era. You will become familiar with the French concept of Terroir. This concept designates a product according to the natural soil, climate, culture and tradition of a region.

Only effervescent wines from the Champagne region may bear this term. It was here that Dom Perignon, the Benedictine monk from the local Hautvillers abbey discovered the double fermentation method producing its characteristic bubbles. There are three major districts. The famous producers are easy to visit as they are located mainly in the towns of Epernay and Reims. A visit here should also include the cathedral of Reims where French kings were crowned.

 

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