France’s wine and gastronomy capital

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The world’s most famous vineyards await you in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Bordeaux, Cognac, Pomerol, Saint- Emilion, Margaux: Fabulous and internationally famous wines that the entire planet envies are all located in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

In Gironde, around Bordeaux, travellers can nd six “Bordeaux Wine routes”. The famous regions are Bordeaux, Medoc, Saint-Emilion – Pomerol – Fronsac, Entre-deux-Mers, Graves and Sauternes and Blaye and Bourg. Thanks to these regions, wine tourism continues to grow in Bordeaux. Bordeaux Wine Trip offers vineyard excursions and personalised wine tours. Located in the centre of prestigious world-famous vineyards Nouvelle-Aquitaine is France’s top farming region, and has all the assets required to offer amazing food. Several great chefs like Alain Ducasse or Anne Sophie Pic are from Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the region being home of more than 50 Michelin-starred restaurants. Vast green plains offer ideal condition for cattle breeding (beef of Limousin Parthenaise, Chalosse, of Aquitaine or blonde), sheep (Baronet lamb “Le Diamandin”, Pauillac lamb), and pigs (noir de Bigorre pork). You may already have heard of “foie gras”, duck fillets and Bayonne ham. Other popular foods are Espelette pepper, Charentes-Poitou butter and Salies de Béarn salt.

(Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, or Lalande de Pomerol), the Libournais country has a reputation second to none. And then there are the wines of Bergerac – Duras: 17 appellations to discover at the Maison des Vins in Bergerac, a 17th century residence built around a wooden cloister and bricks. Don’t miss excursions in the Jurançon vineyards (Pau-Pyrénées area) and the discovery of Irouleguy wines in Pays Basque. Visiting the Nouvelle-Aquitaine vineyards means entering the secret and amazing world of wine storehouses, meeting devoted wine growers, tasting exceptional vintage wines, and enjoying gourmet meals.(Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, or Lalande de Pomerol), the Libournais country has a reputation second to none. And then there are the wines of Bergerac – Duras: 17 appellations to discover at the Maison des Vins in Bergerac, a 17th century residence built around a wooden cloister and bricks. Don’t miss excursions in the Jurançon vineyards (Pau-Pyrénées area) and the discovery of Irouleguy wines in Pays Basque. Visiting the Nouvelle-Aquitaine vineyards means entering the secret and amazing world of wine storehouses, meeting devoted wine growers, tasting exceptional vintage wines, and enjoying gourmet meals.

With over 20,000 tonnes of oysters produced each year, Marennes Oléron is one of Europe’s largest oyster farms. Or stop for a tasting in the Arcachon bay, one of France’s main oyster breeding locations. Nouvelle-Aquitaine is also France’s largest goat cheese producer. There are all types of goat cheese, the most renowned being the pyramid-shaped Chabichou du Poitou (AOC). Agen prunes are an essential part of the Lot-et-Garonne area’s heritage and are also known as “black nuggets”. Limousin AOP apples are the only apples in France to have their own excellence label.

Hall 1.1 / Stands 201, 201a


HIGHLIGHTS

THE BORDEAUX WINE ROUTE IN SAINT-EMILION, POMEROL, FRONSAC EN LIBOURNAIS

Saint-Emilion is not only the name of a prestigious wine mark of Bordeaux but also a medieval town erected on a rocky hill – both are listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Special events are organised in June and September.

COGNAC HENNESSY 360° TOUR

The tour takes the visitor on an immersive experience between history and modernity. Three avant-guard pavilions, introduce the history of the House, the cycle of the vineyard and the creation of Cognac. After visiting the ageing cellars, the experience continues with a tasting.

COOKERY LESSONS

The chefs of many establishments, from small village inns to Michelin-starred restaurants, offer to share their long experience and their love of cuisine. For example, cook with chef Diane Anthonissen in the idyllic setting of Château Ladausse (Mon anquin) or bene t from the advice and know-how of Michelin-starred chef Ludovic Merle at the Restaurant du Château (Jarnac).


KEY ASSETS

  • France’s number one region for the quality of its products
  • Numerous activities and tastings on outdoor markets in direct contact with producers.
  • Holidays enriched by meetings with French chefs who, share their passion.