How To Visit The French Wine Regions On Day Trips From Paris

The wine regions of France are the stuff of wine legend Burgundy, Beaujolais, Loire Valley, Champagne.It's no secret that France is the greatest wine producer in the world. With a history of winemaking that dates back to Roman times, a trip to one of the wine regions of France will be an exhilarating part of your trip to France.

The good news is that some of the best wine regions of France are accessible on a day trip from Paris. These small-group tours take you behind the scenes to learn first-hand about the strong cultural link between wine, agriculture and the culinary traditions of France. Although Champagne is a popular destination, consider going slightly further to Burgundy, Beaujolais and the Loire Valley for a fantastic day in the wine regions of France.

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Private Day Trip to Burgundy Wine Country

Burgundy Wine Country Day Trip

Travel through rolling vineyards and scenic countryside on your way to Burgundy, one of the oldest and most prestigious wine regions of France — and of the world. On the way, your private driver/guide fills you in on the history and the vineyards.

Your luxury eurovan makes its first stop at famous Chateau Pommard for a tour and tasting. Next stop, the beautiful city of Beaune, where you visit the medieval Hospice de Beaune (its tiled roofs are famous) and then have lunch at a typical regional restaurant. In the afternoon there's time to visit another iconic wine chateau and stop for photos in the amazing vineyards.

Day Trips from Paris to the Champagne Region

Day Tours from Paris to Champagne Country

Only an hour from Paris, this pretty area of France produces the most prestigious wine in the world. Nothing beats real French champagne! It's easy to visit the region, just choose from a private Champagne Country tour or a small group tour.

Either way, you are picked up at your Paris hotel, treated like royalty and returned to Paris after a day of exploring the legendary Champagne houses and countryside. Along the way you also see the Cathedral of Reims, where the kings of France were crowned for centuries. You also stop for a hearty lunch at a country bistro or local restaurant.

Our recommended Champagne day tours from Paris include transportation from your hotel, all champagne tastings, tours and entrance fees. Some tours include the multi-course lunch.

Loire Valley – The Chateaux & the Wines

Loire Valley Châteaux & Wine Country

Combine wine tasting with the stunning châteaux of the Loire Valley for a stellar day trip from Paris. You visit the most prestigious of castles of the Loire Valley — Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau. Then you get to enjoy a classic French multi-course lunch at the Château de Nitray. Sample crisp Sauvignon Blanc, full-bodied Chinon and the classic Loire Valley rosês.

Château de Chambord — admire the French Renaissance architecture, the period furniture, vaulted ceilings and expansive staircases. Watch for wildlife as they graze on the lush grounds of the castle.

Château de Chenonceau — a model château with plenty of architectural details, intricate stone carvings, original tapestries and a soaring chapel.

This small group tour is limited to 25 people. The all-inclusive tour includes transportation, wine tastings, lunch, entrance fees, and skip-the-line entrance at Château de Chenonceau.

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