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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Beaujolais, Côtes du Rhône

Château de Grignan et lavande

From the Alps to Provence, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is a land of exceptional diversity: alpine peaks, lush plateaux, great lakes and fields of lavender are the iconic landscapes which give the region its distinctive character. Bunches of grapes are saturated with sunshine whilst the mineral-rich soil provides the fruit with everything necessary to develop their specific flavours. Lyon sits right in the heart of the region, gateway to three large wine-growing areas – the Beaujolais, Côtes du Rhône and Savoie wines – which partly contribute to its position as capital of international gastronomy. The region boasts ten wine areas in total: Rhône Valley, Beaujolais, Savoie wines, Coteaux du Lyonnais, Bugey wines, Diois wines, Côte Roannaise, Côtes du Forez, Côtes d’Auvergne, Saint-Pourçain wines. Ten areas in the region are currently labelled “Vignobles & Découvertes", guaranteeing the best wine tourism experience.

Discover the wonder of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes by following the adventures of our bloggers!

Vote for your favourite destination starting September 12th and you could win a wine tourism trip for two to France!