The Loire Valley Region
Our region is an amazing blend of 300 Renaissance castles mostly built in the 16th century with vineyards producing the world famous Chinon, Sancerre or Vouvray. Its climate combined with rich soils gave it its nickname: the garden of France. Loire Valley Tours is here to help you experience our daily life, live for a little while as Loire Valley people.
The Loire Valley was listed in 2000 in the UNESCO World's Heritage. It stands for the part of the Valley located between Sully sur Loire (in the Loiret) and Chalonnes sur Loire (in the Maine et Loire). It constitutes an exceptional site for its biological diversity as well as for its historical and cultural wealth (castles, gardens, towns, wines).This part of the river flows through two regions, Centre and Pays de la Loire, and four departments (le Loiret, le Loir et Cher, l'Indre et Loire et le Maine et Loire). In the Loire Valley, the biggest tributaries are the Vienne, the Cher and the Indre.
The Champagne Region
Champagne is the name of the world famous sparkling wine we all know,but it is also the name of the region where this wine is made. Champagne region has a great history (to be discovered), beautiful landscapes and many scenic routes with picturesque villages, forests, superb vineyards, not to forget the « champenois » lifestyle!
By French and European law, the mention of “Champagne” is submitted to a strict regulation and the term Champagne can only be used for wines produced in this region, 165 km East of Paris. Like all wine regions of France following the AOC (Appellation d’OrigineContrôlée) rules, the area where the champagne is produced is delimited. 5 sub-regionscanbeidentifiedwhich are: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne.
The main cities of the Champagne Region are Reims (185 000 inhabitants) and Epernay (26 000 inhabitants). With France Champagne Tours, you will also discover the most picturesque villages of the region like Hautvillers, Verzenay, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Saint-Thierry.
The Burgundy Region
Burgundy is located in the Eastern part of France. Only three hours from Paris by car and one hour and a half by TGV (High Speed Train), the region is easily accessible.
Second wine production in France, the region is well known for its red (Pinot noir) and white (Chardonnay) wines with famous Grands Crus names, such as Romanée Conti, Clos Vougeot, and Bâtard-Montrachet. Moreover, Burgundy has many secrets. You will be very surprised by the antiquity of the heritage such as medieval castles and abbeys. The amazing landscapes between mountains and vineyards will be a breathtaking discovery for you.
The main cities in Burgundy are Dijon (151 670 inhabitants), Auxerre (35 530 inhabitants) and Beaune (21 870 inhabitants). During your trip with Divine Bourgogne Tours, you will also discover little villages in the countryside such as Santenay, Pommard, and Chambolle-Musigny by beautiful scenic ways through the vineyards.
Divine Bourgogne crates for you high quality Burgundy wine tours.
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