Travel - French Wine School

Travel Experiences

Nothing beats the experience of visiting a wine region in person.
And we will do it again.

Winding through vineyards, meeting winemakers face-to-face, and sipping wine on the grounds where its grapes were grown provides a deeper understanding of that area and its wines.
Each region has a unique landscape, history and culture to explore.

So while we wait, we work even harder to create unique experiences to visit the wine regions of France, as chances are  travel will be harder, so we will ensure its worth your while. So stay tuned 

Pictured: Beaujolais Vineyards © P. Muradian, Auvergne-Rhone Alps Tourisme

Enjoy local delicacies

Enjoy a combination of hand-picked local, new and classic restaurants, to experience the best food of the region. 

Be inspired by the local food that works with wine in each region. You may find yourself brimming with new wine and food ideas to try at home.

Explore different landscapes

While good wine and food will be the highlight, your tour will be nicely balanced with some sightseeing and active days where you’ll get to walk or hike and explore beautiful landscapes in the region.

France’s wine regions have many unique landscapes to enjoy.

Pictured: Lavaudieu © J. Damase/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Classic or customised to suit you

Our classic tours include benchmark wineries and local wine education. Walking and more. We like to show you what’s happening in the region with biodynamic and organic wineries as well as other winemakers doing interesting things.

We eat at local and fancier restaurants, enjoy walks and a bit of sightseeing in between. We can customise for your own group, so if you want more or less wine, more or less walking we can make that work.

Pictured: © BIVB | LES CRÉATIONS DE L'ETOILE | BARILLEC LOUISE

What does a typical tour look like?

Choose a 3-5-7 day experience in exceptional region combining variety of beautiful walks with wine education, food and cultural experiences.

Each tour has 1or 2 guided walks in diverse landscapes of the region. Usually village-to-village, through vineyards or other renowned local landscapes. Suitable for all persons who are healthy and reasonably active.

Non-walkers can be provided with options for touring in the same regions as the walks.

Guided by professional English speaking guides with passion & knowledge of the region.

Accommodation will be in quality local hotels or auberge of quality.

1 Michelin Star or other fancy restaurant included (5-7 day tours), and other fun bistros and cafes.

Our tours put an emphasis on restaurants who focus on local fresh produce, and not tourist restaurants.

Taste regional wine at hosted dinners and some lunches.

Deepen your experience with French wine education including a minimum of 1-1/2 hours education on regional wine with an expert.

Learn more about the wine through;

  • wine & food matching experiences
  • visit to renowned wine village with tasting experiences at famous and classic wineries.

Visit an exceptional tourist site – a must see for the region.

Fill out the booking form below to enquire about our tours, or if you’d like to find out more.

Have more questions? Get in contact with us, we'd love to answer any questions you have.

Sample tour

7 Day Provence & Rhône Classic Tour Highlights

Day 1

Avignon

Starting in Avignon with a visit to the regions wine centre followed by a personalised tour of the Ancient Popes palace. An evening nestled in a beautiful farmhouse where you will be hosted by our expert wine educator.

Day 2

Chateaneuf de Pape

Visit Chateauneuf de Pape, the top wine village in the Rhone Valley. There are castle ruins to contemplate and the Popes cellar to visit. Lunch at a special venue

Day 3

Hiking, picnicking and wine tasting

A guided morning hike through a spectacular region finishing with a picnic lunch. The afternoon is spent learning about the region’s best wine with a 2 hour lesson with our wine expert. Dinner at renowned local restaurant.

Day 4

Exploring the Luberon Valley

More of a meander than a hike between 2 famous villages, wandering past prehistoric caves, ancient bories and abandoned villages. A wine tasting stop at an interesting biodynamic winery to perk us up before we head to our new home in St Remy de Provence.

Day 5

Les Alpilles

A full day in les Alpilles, starting with a guided walk from St Remy de Provence to Les Baux de Provence following a scenic trail through vineyards and orchards. After lunch a visit to a famous quarry – now gallery to famous art shows then a stop at a classic olive oil mill for tasting then back to St Remy de Provence.

Day 6

Cassis & the Mediterranean

We are cruising today. The bliss of the Mediterranean sunshine while we cruise the Calanques and visit the beautiful wine producing village of Cassis. A farewell dinner at a local gourmet restaurant in St Remy.

Day 7

St Remy de Provence

Time to explore the famous St Remy de Provence market and town before we finish our tour and transfer back to Avignon

Have more questions? Get in contact with us, we'd love to answer any questions you have.

To get even more out of your trip, learn more about the region and wine in our online courses.

Our courses are designed to work together with the tastings and travel experiences, so you can get the full immersion with French wine history, tasting the wine, and experiencing France’s wine regions in person.

Each online region course matches a region, so we recommend taking the course alongside your trip to give you a thorough grounding of the region.

Provence Online Course

What you’ll get:
  • Learn about how the well-loved Rosé was created in Provence
  • Build a solid foundation of knowledge about wine in Provence
  • Receive access to the course for 1 year
  • Join the FWS Facebook group for community support & events
  • Access exclusive learning resources, maps, menus and other downloadables
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