3 food & wine highlights in France for 2023

70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALSACE WINE ROUTE (FRANCE’S OLDEST WINE ROUTE)

France’s first ever wine route is turning 70! Officially established as a tourist route in 1953, the Route des Vins de l’Alsace winds lovingly through vineyards and hillsides over 170km from north to south. It crosses nearly 70 wine-producing villages where more than 1,000 producers open the doors of their cellars to share their passion for wine.

The Alsatian Wine Route: a legendary tourist trail | Alsace Wine Route

HAUTS-DE-FRANCE CROWNED EUROPEAN REGION OF GASTRONOMY FOR 2023

Northern France has become the first French region to be awarded the title of European Region of Gastronomy. The label – awarded by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism (IGCAT), a non-profit organisation comprising a network of over 60 experts from every continent – offers an excellent opportunity to develop food tourism in the region. The award will also bring publicity to chefs in the region and to their work on northern French products, whose diversity isn’t necessarily well-known to a broader public.

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THE VALLÉE DE LA GASTRONOMIE IS BACK!

Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley and Provence-Camargue
This recent concept invites visitors to explore four elite regions of the eastern half of France through an abundance of sensory journeys. The 385-mile trail, which begins in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, will provide food and wine lovers with a delightful gourmet journey from Dijon to Marseille. The route wends its way through the gastronomy and wine powerhouses of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and Provence’s Rhone Delta, before ending in Occitanie’s Gard department.

The gourmet journey (valleedelagastronomie.com)

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