Vignobles & Découvertes: Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay

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Vignobles & Découvertes: Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay 37500 Chinon fr

The Vignobles & Découvertes label aims to provide quality services and visits catering to wine tourism. The label appeals to a customer base that appreciates the world of wine without necessarily being connoisseurs, and offers a range of quality services: accommodation, cultural sites, leisure activities, cellar tours, restaurants, exploration of natural spaces, events and more.

Eight destinations in Loire Valley have been awarded the label: Val de Loire, Amboise - Val de Loire, Chenonceau - Vallée du Loir - Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay - Saumur, Val de Loire -  Vallée du Layon -  Muscadet Loire Océan - Angers Loire Valley.

Destination: Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay

The Loire Valley is famous the world over for its history, châteaux and wines. Since 2000, the Loire Valley has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites as a “Living cultural landscape”.

The “Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay” destination is situated between Tours and Saumur, at the heart of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park, whose landscapes have been fashioned since time immemorial by man and his expertise.

Bounded by major tourist gateways (the Abbey of Fontevraud to the west, the châteaux de Langeais and Villandry to the east, and the towns of Richelieu and Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine to the south), the destination covers four appellations (Bourgueil, Chinon, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil and Touraine Azay-le-Rideau).

The “Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay” wine tourism destination offers a rich selection of some forty partner cellars open to tourists and twenty or so accommodation options, along with a choice of a dozen restaurants serving traditional cuisine as well as set menus suggesting wine pairing.

Visitors will be welcomed by the tourist offices of Pays de Chinon, Pays de Bourgueil, Pays d’Azay le Rideau and Pays de Richelieu.

In the region, they will discover key sites such as the Château d’Azay-le-Rideau and Royal Fortress of Chinon, and will be able to enjoy a number of activities linked to wine and events that highlight the local know-how.

Things to see

  • Rendez vous in St-Malo

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    Proud of its rich history, this renowned coastal resort is a resolutely modern town which is always looking towards the future…
  • Rendez-vous at the Arc de Triomphe

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    A unique view of the Champs-Élysées, the world’s most beautiful avenue.
  • The Eiffel Tower

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    A look into the story behind France’s and Paris’s most emblematic monument – a must-see attraction on a Paris trip 
  • Rendez-vous in the Louis Vuitton Fondation


    The Louis Vuitton Fondation is a private cultural initiative dedicated to art and artists. Its cloud-shaped glass building emerges from the northern edge of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
  • The Quai Branly Museum

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    Innovative museum of non-western civilisations, the Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Museum offers visitors a different perspective of Paris.
  • The Arc de Triomphe

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    Explore the Arc de Triomphe and its roof terrace for impressive views of Paris – commemorate those who have fallen in combat 
  • Grand Palais National Galleries

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    Explore the varied collections of the Grand Palais galleries; from fine art to contemporary works, via science 
  • Orsay Museum

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    Initially designed ans destined to be a central train station, Orsay has been converted into a a museum of art in the 80's.
  • Rendez-vous at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

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    Majestic bell towers, sky-scraping steeple and flying butresses, stained glass windows and great organ: Notre-Dame is one of the most fascinating buildings in Paris.
  • The Louvre Museum

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    A must-see museum - majestic, magnificent, magical. The biggest museum in Europe, the Louvre has not always been a wonderful museum visited by nearly 9 million visitors each year.
  • The Centre Pompidou

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    Explore the world of contemporary and modern art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which also offers a green space in the city centre.
  • Rendez-vous at Paris Zoological Park (Zoo de Vincennes)

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    Paris Zoological Park will take you on a journey around the world.
  • Rendez-vous at Disneyland® Paris

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    Disneyland Paris is a theme park straight out of Walt Disney's imagination.

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