French Wine Regions - Self-Catering Holidays to France

by Robbie Doyle on 11-02-2020 in Aritcles1



If, like me, and countless millions of other people, you like a glass or two of wine with your dinner, you may or may not be familiar with French wine.

French wine is as different from Spanish or German wine as is the French language is from both. There are, by common consent, 5 major wine-producing regions of France, these are the following:

  • Bordeaux. Bordeaux, the hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The Grand Place de la Bourse, centred on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.
  • BurgundyBurgundy is a historical region in east-central France. It's famous for its Burgundy wines as well as pinot noirs and Chardonnay, Chablis and Beaujolais. The area is crisscrossed by a network of canals and studded with grand châteaux, some now luxury hotels. The capital, Dijon, of mustard fame, is home to the imposing Palace of the Dukes, where the distinguished Musée des Beaux-Arts was established in 1787.
  • Champagne. Defined by a law dating from 1927, the area eligible to produce origin-approved (AOC) authentic champagne covers 34,000 hectares. The vineyards are divided into four large regions: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Côte des Blancs and the Côte des Bar.
  • Loire Valley. The Loire Valley, spanning 280 kilometres, is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France, in both the administrative regions Pays de la Loire and Centre-Val de Loire. The area of the Loire Valley comprises about 800 square kilometres.
  • Alsace. Alsace wine or Alsatian wine is produced in the Alsace region in France and is primarily white wine. Because of its Germanic influence, it is the only Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée region in France to produce mostly varietal wines, typically from similar grape varieties to those used in German wine.

For those interested in French wine by region or even by area, as there are actually 10 major wine-producing area in France and countless other smaller producers, I have a link to a fantastic website that will give you an in-depth but easy to understand catalogue. About France.com

Rent Properties in the wine-producing areas of France

Rent-infrance.co.uk has hundreds of fantastic self-catering holiday villas, houses, gites, chateaus and other types of French properties available for rent. From one-bedroom apartments to the more grandiose Chateaus and even castles. We have anything and everything you would want. From our main website pages, you can search for properties by area, location, reference number or type. And, should you need help, we are always available.

You can also search our website for the complete catalogue of information we have available on the towns, cities and regions of France.

French Self-Catering properties in the wine-producing areas of France

Exceptional Saint Caprais de Bordeaux Holiday Rental Gites in Gironde, France

Self-catering French properties in Bordeaux, France

Le Pigeonnier enjoys panoramic views of the Bordelais countryside. There are beautifully maintained gardens on the 25-acre property along with forests and park walks to enjoy too. Outside you’ll find a pool, pergola, landscaped garden, BBQ, shade, table and chairs to enjoy alfresco dining. There are also numerous chaises longues and sun recliners.

Inside you’ll find a full-fitted kitchen with dining table and chairs. The large living room has plenty of comfy seating for six guests along with T.V., DVD player, board games and a book collection.
The 4 bedrooms are beautifully presented – 2 are fitted with double beds and 2 each have twin beds. There are also 4 shower rooms and 4 WCs.

The property is less than a mile from the local village of Saint Caprais de Bordeaux where you’ll find all local amenities. Bordeaux airport just 40 mins See more Ref: 2412

Modern self-catering holiday home to rent in Cote d`Or, Burgundy​

Wine producing areas of France - Burgundy properties

Champ Morin is a modern, detached Burgundy holiday home with all the living accommodation on one floor. Three twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower and toilet. All bedrooms have wardrobes, bedside tables and lights. Bathroom with shower over the bath. Separate toilet. Both bathrooms have shaver sockets. Fully fitted and equipped kitchen with views over gardens.

Gas hob, eye-level electric oven with rotisserie. Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, food processor, coffee maker, bread maker. Dining room with large table and seating for six has views over the front and back gardens. The sitting room has two comfortable couches and two easy chairs. Lamps for reading. Books, games, puzzles, UK FTA TV, with DVD player. Mixed CDs, pop and classical. Secluded gardens on three sides, large front terrace with barbecue and awnings. Rear terrace with valley views. Garden furniture for both, also a stone table and benches in the garden.

All linen for bed, bath and kitchen supplied. Washing machine, tumble dryer and iron/board are in the basement, with easy access to the garden. See more Ref: 108

Wonderful Gite In Champagne-et-Fontaine, Dordogne - Le Papillon​

Champagne self-catering holiday properties for rent

Guests at Domaine du Sourire benefit from stunning views, a private pool that is surrounded by wonderful gardens and a superb location from which to explore the surrounding area. Domaine du Sourire accommodation is clean and comfortable with all the mod cons including free Wi-Fi and the hosts/owners live on-site.

Le Papillon sleeps up to 5 guests comfortably in 2 bedrooms and has a personal kitchen which is well equipped with a breakfast bar, fridge freezer, microwave oven, washing machine and ironing facilities.  The lounge is spacious enough for the entire family to gather around the wood-burner and make full use of the DVD player or English/French satellite TV.

The property benefits from its´ own private enclosed patio with table, chairs, parasol and personal barbecue. For the children, there is an outdoor play area, complete with trampoline, slide and playhouse. See more Ref:6002

Holiday Cottage in Briantes, 8km from La Chatre, Loire Valley​

Loire Valley Self-Catering holidays to France

Our traditionally restored self-catering cottage provides a comfortable, tranquil haven for two. It has been lovingly restored with a contemporary twist and provides the perfect place to unwind in the countryside.

Situated in a quiet hamlet 10 mins drive from the lively little market town of La Chatre with numerous cafés & restaurants, & close to historic Nohant; birthplace of George Sand, it is an ideal base for exploring this largely undiscovered area. There are many fetes & festivals throughout the year, and numerous museums, vineyards and places of interest to visit. See more Ref:219

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4 Bedroom Gite In the Small Village of Pillac, Private Swimming Pool - Gite Le Clocher

4 Bedroom Gite In the Small Village of Pillac, Private Swimming Pool - Gite Le Clocher

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Holiday Cottage in Southern Brittany Near the Beaches - Gite Penty

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3 Star Holiday Gite in Bergerac, Dordogne - Gîte Bel Air de Rosette

3 Star Holiday Gite in Bergerac, Dordogne - Gîte Bel Air de Rosette

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Gîte 'Côté jardin' is the first large Bel Air gîte in Rosette is located on the garden level. It has an area of

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Holiday Cottage with Heated Swimming Pool in Ambon - South Brittany - La Chaumiere

Holiday Cottage with Heated Swimming Pool in Ambon - South Brittany - La Chaumiere

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Independent 2 STAR House in Bordenec'h, a small hamlet near Bangor

Independent 2 STAR House in Bordenec'h, a small hamlet near Bangor

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