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south of france wine tours

Wine tasting in the South of France

Why the lovely south of France is a great destination for a wine-tasting holiday, particularly Provence and the areas in the famed Vallée de la Gastronomie.

Not only is France home to many of the world's finest wines, but it has an abundance of lovely picturesque places, especially in Provence and Côte d’Azur. Get your Panama hat and white shirts ready, it’s time to go to the South of France for wine tours.

 

A long tradition of wine-making excellence

The south of France is particularly well-suited to wine production, thanks to its propitious soil, to its sunny weather and to its long-established tradition. This is why French wines are so revered.

Bouches-du-Rhône and Gard are wonderful areas where you can enjoy the strong summer sun and have a glass of wine on the terrace of a café, understand the pavement seating area of a bar. With lovely typical villages in the Alpilles, the smaller Alps, Provence is an idyllic destination to discover wine-making and wine-tasting.

South of France wine tours are special as they combine the best of summer holidays with wine tasting.

 

Visit the South of France while enjoying good wine

If Marseilles is the best-known city in the South of France, Aix-en-Provence, the city of the painter Cezanne, is also of great interest. Slightly more chic than Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence is the best place to go to get a sense of real Provençal holidays.

Nîmes, Avignon, Tarascon are other famous city names that could be the starting point of more rural getaways.

Visit domains and châteaux along the Rhône, discover the countryside with lovely vineyards under the southern sun and taste wines like you have never tasted before, for the simple reason that they taste slightly different when you get to savour them in the beautiful South of France surrounded by vines and friendly local people.