Holidays are always an opportunity to discover new destinations, and do many activities. Provence invites you to discover its land and its famous AOC Côtes de Provence. A wine tourism holiday that is as rejuvenating as it is interesting. Here is a guide to organise your holidays around the Côtes de Provence and find seasonal rentals.
WINE HOLIDAYS WITH OUR ECO RESORTS IN PROVENCE
For a getaway in the heart of the vineyards of Provence our estates welcome you to their guest rooms, gîtes and private villas. Experience wine tourism in a relaxing setting, and take advantage of the know-how and expertise of the winegrowers to discover all the secrets of Côtes de Provence.
Between sports activities, relaxation, and discovery of the Provence wineThe domains offer you an extraordinary experience. The Château de Berne, the Saint-Roux domain and Ultimate Provence invite you to take full advantage of the wine tourism activities relax in the Berne and UP spa, and treat yourself to the Michelin-starred Le Jardin de Berne restaurant.
WINE TOURISM: FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
For more than 2600 years, the vine has been the rhythm of life in Provence. It is therefore natural that the Provençal people honour it every year, through festivals and events around viticulture and wine. The wine tourism is based on festivals, traditional celebrations and other fairs, for a wine tour full of surprises.
Between the grape festival in Fréjus, the new wine festival in Taradeau, or the winegrowers' and gastronomy fair in Sainte-Maxime, you will also have plenty of time to take part in events organised directly by the wine estates. On the programme: concerts, food and wine themed evenings, ephemeral bars set up in the heart of the vineyards. Don't miss the jazz festival, which takes place every year at the Domaine de Berne, and brings together numerous artists around good wines.
WINE ESTATES: TASTINGS AND VISITS TO CELLARS AND WINERIES IN THE VAR
Whether you are visiting the Var for a long holiday or a short stay, take advantage of the richness of the Provençal terroir to visit the cellars and wineries, and taste the best wines of Provence.
Stop by the Domaine de Berne, where you can visit the winery. Open 7 days a week, from 10 am to 7 pm, the cellar welcomes you for a simple visit, or a guided tour. The different formulas allow you to discover the wine of the domain, but also the olive oil, the jams, or the honey produced on the spot.
The sommeliers of Bern will be pleased to welcome you, by reservation, and will allow you to discover their best wines, through a commented or not tasting. Rosé wine, red wine and white wine will no longer hold any secrets for you!
4 ESTABLISHMENTS LOCATED ON THE PROVENCE WINE ROUTE
On the Provence wine route the large number of areas sometimes makes it difficult to plan an itinerary. Where to start? And where to stop? To help you in your selection, here are 4 establishments that honour the Provence wine.
The Berne estate
Located in the heart of the Provencal hinterland, far from the touristy seaside, Château de Berne invites you to relax in its 5 star Relais & Châteaux. Immerse yourself in this haven of peace punctuated by the cultivation of vines, and stay in a room designed for your well-being. Numerous activities are at your disposal (swimming pool, spa of the 5 worlds, hiking, sports activities...) and the wine-growing estate opens its doors to you. You can then set off on a journey of discovery of Bernese wine, AOC Côtes de Provence. From harvesting to bottling, the wine of Provence will hold no secrets for you. Lovers of good food will not want to miss a delicious meal at the Jardin de Berne, the estate's starred restaurant.
Skillfully blending tradition and modernity, the UP estate invites you to discover the Provence wine during a stay in the original design hotel, or in one of the guest rooms, a studio or a flat. In the heart of the Var, the domain also offers a bistronomic restaurant featuring Provencal cuisine, prepared with fresh, local and seasonal products. Enough to fill up on energy before going to the beach, visit the estate's cellar and discover how Ultimate Provence red, white and rosé wines are made.
The Château Saint-Roux
Treat yourself to a unique experience at Château Saint-Roux, a Provençal vineyard which puts nature at the centre of your visit. Like a ecolodge in Provence The castle welcomes you in a quiet and natural environment, where "Bio" becomes a real art of living. Come and experience a stay in perfect harmony with nature, between organic vineyards, organic cheese factory, organic vegetable garden and original workshops. There is no shortage of activities, and the animal farm will appeal to young and old alike. Finally, settle down at the table of Saint-RouxYou can enjoy a home-made menu, with products from the vegetable garden and local producers.
The Château des Bertrands
Rendezvous in Le Cannet-des-Maures for a total immersion in the world of wine in the Var. Stop for a short or long stay in the rented villa, and enjoy the private swimming pool with pool house and all the facilities necessary for your comfort. Only 30 kilometres from Saint-Tropez, feel the nature through a visit of the domain, meeting the winegrowers who will use their know-how to teach you everything about red, white and rosé wines that they produce in AOC Côtes de Provence.
Looking for a wine tourism stay as relaxing as it is interesting? Come and enjoy the best that Provence has to offer by spending holidays around the Côtes de Provence in exceptional areas.