Come and discover the beating heart of a wine region and an outstanding gastronomic heritage.
From Côte-d'Or to Grande Bleue, from duché de Bourgogne to duché d'Uzès, through vineyards, chestnut grove, lavender and olive fields, a mosaic of rich terroir full-colour is offered to gourmand travellers. Heritage, traditions and know-how shape the landscape. Everything is a discovery!
Travelling Vallée de la Gastronomie-France® means meeting men and women who cultivate this destination gastronomic riches; it means sharing their passion, observing, smelling, it means living new and intense moments.
A journey through the wine lands of Burgundy-Franche-Comté
Your culinary journey begins in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté with the discovery of local nuggets. On your way, you will encounter wine estates and châteaux of world-renowned appellations: Nuits-Saint-Georges, Beaune, Hospices de Beaune, Meursault, Châlons-sur-Saône, etc.
Meeting passionate winemakers, you will discover the history of their wine, from the vine to the glass: learn how a mythical wine is made from harvest to vinification and blending.
The most demanding palates will be satisfied owing to the wide range of restaurants offering local specialties of this gourmet destination: beef bourguignon, poached eggs or truffle-based dishes.
Discovering the culinary treasures of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Every passing mile comes with magnificent landscapes of contrasted geography and unspoiled nature: you have arrived at your next gourmet destination, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. A continuation of its neighbour, this region nevertheless has its own wine-growing and gastronomic personality.
Its wines have nothing to be ashamed of and fabulous appellations await you: Juliénas, Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly or yet again Saint-Amour. The AOC Beaujolais is known worldwide for its primeur wine celebrated on the third Thursday of November. Your taste buds will be at the party with savoury or sweet dishes: truffled or pistachio cervelas, pâté en croûte, quenelles, nougat, pralines, etc.
Roam fertile lands under the Mediterranean sun
Next gourmet destination, the Bouches du Rhône. The calanques de Cassis with crystal clear water, the fields of lavender, the song of cicadas or the old port of Marseille with its colourful boats, you have arrived in the heart of a postcard.
It's time to enjoy some local delicacies: bouillabaisse gives pride of place to fish while daube provençale is a stew made from beef. Impossible not to fall for the brousse, a fresh sheep's or goat’s cheese with sweet scents of oak, broom, or rosemary on which the animals feed... all accompanied with your choice of wine: Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d'Aix, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Tavel, Vacqueyras or Crozes-Hermitage.
Gard: a gourmet destination between land and sea
Last stage of your gourmet trip, the wide-open spaces of the Gard, with fine sandy beaches, ponds, marshes, or meadows where horses, bulls, flamingos, and herons coexist.
The richness of the terroir is expressed in a generous gastronomy that honours local products: cod brandade, bull gardiane, stuffed Cévennes onions, Cévennes tart with sweet chestnut flavours or quince bread.
Nature and authenticity are in the glasses. The sun-drenched, local wines are a perfect match for the culinary specialties: gris de gris "Sable de Camargue", Cévennes wines, costières-de-nîmes, etc.
Create a personalised itinerary with the Vallée de la Gastronomie - France®
Living heritage, the vineyards are meant to be discovered through enchanting countryside roads with bucolic landscapes dotted with picturesque villages. Alone, in family or with friends, draw inspiration from the recommendations of the Vallée de la Gastronomie - France® to create the culinary journey that best suits you.