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Kick back, fill up your glass, look out over some impossibly picturesque countryside, and feel the pace of life slow… right… down. Our wine holidays are about connecting you with a region properly, this means taking time to savour a culture and a landscape just as much as the quality wines that are produced there.

Whether it’s discovering a delicate Cabernet in the hillside surrounding Bordeaux, cycling the country lanes that criss-cross the stunning vineyards in the Loire Valley, or learning to cook French cuisine with perfectly paired rosé in Provence, every wine holiday in France should be this immersive.

Wine adventures in France

The French view wine as absolutely central to a content way of life, and we agree. It’s something that brings people together, to bond a group of friends or family.

And French wine is about so much more than merlot, champagne and cabernet sauvignon, (though they are classics for a reason). A wine holiday in France will reveal to you the complexity of French grapes and the connection the wines have with the landscape – all whilst helping you understand French culture and how it is reflected in their wine.

A French wine holiday helps you truly get in touch with an area’s heritage and culture, it’s landscape and physical conditions, and how they all come together to produce incredible, world-leading wines. It’s about exploring via bike, hike and tastebuds, about meeting the people who produce such a luxury that is craved all over the world.

With local producers, fourth-generation artisans and family-run estates showing you the way around French wines, you’ll return with new skills and satisfied tastebuds.

Where to experience wine holidays in France

Explore one of the many diverse regions in France on a pure wine holiday, or combine your experience with another passion like cooking, painting, or cycling.

Taste stunning Bordeaux’s on the outskirts of this fascinating city or experience a wine holiday of gliding between the opulent chateaux’s in the Loire Valley, trying crisp white wines along the way.

Head to the glamourous French Riviera and relax on a harbour brimming with white gleaming yachts as you sip champagne, or get to the rustic heart of Gascony for a truly off the beaten track experience.

Whatever your tastes, you can find a wine holiday in France to indulge your inner sommelier and a group of like-minded people to experience it with. Never settle for an ordinary French holiday again.

Who are our French wine holiday guests?

Fervent wine lovers, beginners who struggle to tell their Medoc’s from their Merlot’s – everyone is welcome on one of our French wine holidays.

You’ll meet people of all ages and nationalities on cooking holidays in France, from solo travellers to couples to friends. Some love local, seasonal wines, others are simply looking for a getaway that blends relaxation with true indulgence.

All that’s required is a passion for wine, a love of relaxation and a thirst for new adventures. Sound like you?

Thousands of people have already discovered that our eclectic mix of wine holidays in France are as diverse as the people who go on them. Come and join them.

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across France, from the Mediterranean coast to the wild beaches of Britanny. Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday in France means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.