Discover here stories behind the grand Champagnes and wines of France. Also, the smaller, lesser-known independent wine-makers around France. For holiday-makers staying in our quality rental properties, discover local wine domaines to visit, taste and buy. Or spend a day with a local wine guide who will introduce you to a host of local wine-makers.
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28 November 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Tourism, Wines / Vineyard

Discover the Bordeaux wine trail

Bordeaux is located in the southwest of France and renowned for its exceptional vineyards and rich wine culture. Let's discover the Bordeaux Wine Trail which will offer you an unforgettable wine experience, allowing wine lovers to discover some of the most prestigious wines in the world. Let's go on this intoxicating adventure through the Bordeaux vineyards.

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15 March 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Wines, Gastronomy

Gaillac wines, local know-how

The Gaillac vineyard is a bastion of ancient grape varieties. The winegrowers like to find the old local grape varieties left aside, forgotten or lost. This one has never broken with history, the grape varieties are the identity of the Gaillac vineyard.

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04 November 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Wines

More than a champagne a story, Maison Ruinart

Le Ruinart, or the oldest champagne house. Born in 1729, it is the oldest country house, originally a Benedictine monk, intuitive, hardworking and modest: Dom Thierry Ruinart. A know-how for nearly 300 years, let's discover the history of the Ruinart house.

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27 October 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Wines

French wine in France

Discover French wines in France. French wine falls into 4 categories; Appellation d'Origin Protégée (AOP), Appellation d'Origine Vin De Qualité Supérieure (AOVDQS), Vin de pays and Vin de table. The four styles of wine France consist of Red, rosé white wines and sparkling wines.

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25 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Tourism, Wines

What to do in Bordeaux

If you are passing through New Aquitaine and more precisely, the city of Bordeaux, discover this great city which offers you a wide choice of activities. Participating in sport, going for a walk, discovering Bordeaux by boat on the river.

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10 August 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Pure France, Tourism, Wines, Sports and leisure, Gastronomy, Events, Culture

Events not to be missed in September in France

Have you decided to take a vacation in September? You are right, because it is the best period to fully enjoy your holidays in France without the tourist influx that can sometimes be found in the middle of the summer season. Discover all the events during the month of September, not to be missed during your holidays!

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09 August 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Drinks, Tourism, Wines

The City of Wine in Bordeaux

An emblematic place in Bordeaux, where you will discover the history of wine in the form of a museum and exhibition, tastings, events and restaurants. A permanent route will be offered to you, with a virtual tour of the exhibition, a belvedere, and a temporary exhibition.


26 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Wines

The Winemakers of Foncalieu

Les Vignobles de Foncalieu is a famous wine co-operative based near Carcassonne in Occitanie (Languedoc). Since 1967, the wine-makers of the co-operative have brought spirit, innovation, passion and authenticity to their craft, to create 'one of the 50 most recognised wine brands in the world' - Drinks International Magazine, 2017.


06 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Wines, Gastronomy

Tutored Wine and Tapas Tasting in the Corbières

Learn about the wines, gastronomy, culture and history from the comfort of your holiday home. Experience a Tutored Tapas Tasting with Emma Kershaw of La Maison du Rire, the wine and food school in the Corbières, and learn about the wines, gastronomy, culture and history of this fantastically diverse region in the comfort of your holiday home.

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