France wine tour
Where you’ll go with Rail Europe
Start in Champagne, just 45 minutes on the high speed TGV train from Paris, and
take a tour of the vineyards and the fascinating cellars of Moët & Chandon. Here
you’ll learn all about the world’s most celebrated wine – tasting it as you discover its
history and heritage. But wait! Champagne has many other vineyards to enjoy so
make sure you visit and taste the Mumm, Pommery, Veuve-Clicquot and Ruinart
varieties – why not ? You are on holiday!
After you’ve filled up on bubbles, jump back on the TGV and head to the Burgundy
region – just under four hours away. Here you can visit the home and vineyards of
the world famous Chablis.
Next on your France wine tour, head down to the amazing cellars of the Rhône
Valley, where the Clairette de Die sparkling wine is the order of the day; and what
better way to enjoy it, than bathed in glorious sunshine, overlooking the rich rolling
From the Rhone Valley hop back on to the TGV to Languedoc Roussillon, just over
two hours away. Here you’ll sample the eclectic wines of the region combined with
its breath-taking scenery.
To finish your France wine tour, no cultural tour of France would be complete
without a stop in Bordeaux Acquitaine, just three hours away. There are an
astonishing 2000 vineyards here, and even if you can only explore, taste and enjoy a
few, make sure they include the world famous, Saint-Émilion and Medoc.
What you’ll do
As well as tasting the many different varieties of wine France has to offer, you’ll visit
the fascinating vineyard museums and cellars, and watch the secret of how wine is
made. Although you may be completely content with tasting wonderful French
wines, the experience is made even better by your surroundings; the picturesque
vineyards at the heart of the beauty of France.
A complete France Wine Tour: From Paris
Champagne Paris – Reims 45 mn
Alsace Reims – Strasbourg 2h10
Burgundy Strasbourg – Dijon – Beaune – Lyon 2h25
Rhone Valley Lyon – Valence – Montpellier 1h
Languedoc Montpellier – Carcassonne 1h
Bordeaux Carcassonne – Bordeaux 3h
Loir Valley Bordeaux – Tours 2h40
Roundtrip to Paris Tours – Paris 1h15
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