Discover the wine regions of France

Many visitors to France like to see a vineyard or visit the occasional wine chateaux for a little sampling of the local produce, while many wine enthusiasts make an entire visit planned around visiting the vineyards of their selected region.

The map below shows the main wine-producing regions of France (and below that is a photo gallery of pictures taken in each of the principal wine regions):

Map of the principal wine areas of France

map showing the main wine producing regions of France
 
 

Photos of vineyards in the main wine regions of France

Click a photo to start the gallery and learn more about the wine area shown

Visiting the French wine regions

To explore these areas further see the regional guides for the relevant region - the list below shows the 'official' regions and departments that contain that particular French wine region:

French wine region Tourist region
Alsace Alsace
Armagnac Gascony
Beaujolais Auvergne and Rhone-Alps
Bergerac Dordogne
Bordeaux Gironde
Burgundy Burgundy
Champagne Champagne-Ardennes
Corsica Corsica
Languedoc and Roussillon Languedoc-Roussillon
Loire Centre (Loire Valley)
Provence Provence
Rhone Rhone-Alps
Savoy Franche-Comte and Rhone-Alps