The wine routes in France: a “gourmand” autumn weekend

    The wine routes in France: a “gourmand” autumn weekend
    Wine itineraries: travel to discover the most beautiful places to visit in France during autumn, following the tastiest food and wine routes

    The wine itineraries in France are different, let's discover together the most beautiful and characteristic ones, which create the opportunity to spend an autumn weekend tasting French specialties. The capital of one of these itineraries is the beautiful city of Bordeaux, in whose surroundings the wine of the same name is produced, one of the best known in the world. The entire region is characterized by ancient cathedrals and historic buildings to visit. Walking along the Garonne you can admire a splendid view of the vineyards. The first and obligatory stop is the Interprofessional Bordeaux Wine Council, then stop to taste the wine and taste some French cheese. Afterwards, we recommend participating in a small wine demonstration at the Wine School. One of the most prized vineyards found in this area is Sauternes, near Saint Emilion, one of the most important centers of the Aquitaine region. There is a splendid underground church to visit, with 187 steps to return to the surface and enjoy the spectacular panorama offered by the vineyards in autumn and the colors that characterize this time of year.

    On the wine itinerary Bordeaux You will find other interesting places, such as Pomerol and Beauchac, without forgetting a stop at the Maison des Bordeaux et Bordeaux Supérior with a huge winery Rich in variety of Bordeaux wines, red, white and rosé. Going up the Gironde, in the midst of so much beauty, it is possible to reach the coast and see the elegant spas of Lacanau, where you can relax for a couple of hours by the sea. Don't miss the imposing castle of Montbazillac or the other beautiful castle of Duras. The Bordeaux wine itinerary continues towards the southwest, encountering one of the best-known labels, Cahors, which is offered to taste with red meats and truffles. If we talk about French wines and vineyards, we cannot fail to mention, among the most interesting wine itineraries, that of the Champagne area and the wines of Alsace. 150 kilometers from the French capital, Paris, lies the rolling landscape of the Champagne-Ardenne region. A short distance from Strasbourg, you can stroll among Alsace vineyards, including Riesling, Gewurtztraminer and Pinot Grigio, just to name the best known.

    The first stop on this autumn tour could be the French town of Epernay, the capital of Champagne. You will be able to see the underground tunnels where the champagne bottles from houses such as Moet et Chandon or De Castellane are kept. If you are in the area, we recommend taking a short detour to Hautvilliers, a picturesque French town where you can visit the Abbey of the famous Dom PĂ©rignon, which in the 4th century invented the legendary Champagne wine, one of the most appreciated and expensive in the world. world, perhaps the most expensive. Another important stop on this wine route is the city of Reims, where almost all French kings were crowned and which preserves XNUMX monuments declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, such as the splendid medieval Gothic cathedral. In the surroundings you can visit the vineyards of Pommery, Veuve Cliquot and Ruinart. Troyes is the other center considered the capital of Champagne. A circuit of more than 200 kilometers where you will find 26 wineries to visit and as many wines to taste, accompanied by some specialties of traditional French cuisine.

    Colmar is the last stop on this wine itinerary in France, where you can spend an autumn weekend visiting the Unterlinden Museum, which preserves wonderful works of Gothic art. Returning to Strasbourg you can taste some typical specialties such as choucroute, baeckofe and coq au riesling. Don't forget to photograph those beautiful and particular Alsatian houses, with their unmistakable characteristics. In the south of the country, autumn is time for wine and mushrooms, a combination that can often be combined in an excellent way. The itinerary that we want to show you is the one that connects the cities of Avignon and Vienne. It is one of the best-known wine-related routes and also one of the oldest. The itinerary continues in the valley of the RhÎne delta, the Camargue, an area with a particular plant-animal biosphere, very similar to the Po delta in Italy. A protected swamp area, where certain species of birds nest, such as the pink flamingo. It is worth visiting the Archaeological Garden of Cybele, the temple of Augustus and Livia, the Roman amphitheater, the Pyramid, the Church and the Cloister of San Andé le Bas, which dates back to the 6th century. An itinerary full of flavor between ancient and beautiful vineyards, archaeological sites, medieval churches and numerous French gastronomic specialties to enjoy in company. The ideal weekend for wine lovers in all its nuances.

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