So you’ve been learning French at Arnaud’s Language Kitchen; you can conjugate verbs like you’ve been doing it all your life (or close enough anyway)… It’s time to put your newfound skills to the test.
At Winerist our expertise lies in creating unique, off-the-beaten-path experiences for travellers looking to get a real taste for a place’s culture. We think the best way to experience a place or discover a language is to experience it with the locals – they’re the people who have shaped those areas and made them what they are.
So to help you practise your French we’ve picked our 5 most popular wine and food tours in France, from bespoke winery tours to intimate meet-and-greets with the winemakers. After all, nothing gets the French flowing like a few glasses of wine.
Escape to Bordeaux for a full day tour; with a personal guide you’ll visit the charming village of St. Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site before hopping on a bike and cycling to two impressive wine chateaux. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the middle of the vineyards and enjoy tasting wines produced in the wineries. -From €145pp
Discover the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape. Stop in the historical city of Avignon for a walking guided tour and visit the best wine chateaux in the area. Enjoy a lunch overlooking the vineyards and prepare yourself for some great food and wine. – From €295pp
For those who love the finer things in life, our 2-night break in one of France’s most famous wine regions, the world-renowned Champagne, is the tour for you. During the weekend you’ll visit Champagne Houses including Veuve Clicquot as well as smaller, boutique ones for wine tastings. Plus enjoy a VIP tour of Dom Perignon and a gourmet 4-course meal in one of Champagne’s finest restaurants. -From £401pp
Travelling through the gorgeous countryside of central France, Tour the heart of the Loire Valley, experience its history and culture….and its wines. Visit wineries and enjoy wine tastings and a delicious French lunch. -From €220pp
The lavender fields of Provence are something to behold. Discover their beauty during this full day tour as well as visiting the historic city of Aix en Provence and two wineries for wine tastings. -From €585.
This article was written by Winerist – the largest online wine and food travel marketplace. Our aim is to help create authentic travel experiences for travellers who want to discover the true culture of a place. With off-the-beaten-path tours and gorgeous hotels in over 75 locations worldwide, a trip with Winerist is a trip with the locals. For more tours in France, click here.