THE WINE­MAKER REC­OM­MENDS

Vigneron François Vil­lard gives his per­sonal ad­vice on where to stay and dine in and around Vi­enne

France - - Wine - GET­TING THERE: Di­rect trains from Lon­don to Lyon take 4hr 40min, with re­turn fares from £89 re­turn (tel: 0844 848 5848, voy­ages-sncf.com). TOURIST IN­FOR­MA­TION: Vi­enne tourist of­fice, tel: (Fr) 4 74 53 70 10, vi­en­ne­tourisme.com. WINES: Vi­tis Vi­enna, vi­tisv

WHERE TO STAY Hô­tel le Do­maine des Vignes

41 Route de la Taquière 69420 Am­puis Tel: (Fr) 4 74 59 21 24 hotel­do­mainedesvi­gnes.fr Modern, stylish ho­tel with 12 rooms, run by a wine­mak­ing cou­ple. Rooms from €79.

Do­maine de Claire­fontaine

105 Chemin des Fon­tanettes 38121 Chonas-l’am­bal­lan Tel: (Fr) 4 74 58 81 52 do­maine-de­claire­fontaine.fr Ren­o­vated château ho­tel with a gas­tro­nomic restau­rant and a bistro. Rooms from €61.

WHERE TO EAT Bistrot de Ser­ine

16 Boule­vard des Al­lées 69420 Am­puis Tel: (Fr) 4 74 48 65 10 bistrot­de­ser­ine.com Stylish bistrot with a sunny ter­race and fan­tas­tic wine list. A favourite with wine­mak­ers. Three­course menu €23.

Les Saveurs du Marché

34 Cours de Ver­dun 38200 Vi­enne Tel: (Fr) 4 74 31 65 65 lessaveurs­du­marche.fr Restau­rant of­fer­ing beau­ti­fully pre­sented dishes made from the fresh­est in­gre­di­ents. Menus from €16.

WHERE TO VISIT Jazz à Vi­enne

21 Rue des Célestes 38200 Vi­enne jaz­za­vi­enne.com One of France’s best jazz fes­ti­vals re­turns from 29 June to 14 July. Many concerts are held in the Ro­man Théâtre An­tique, which was once the sec­ond largest in Gaul and can still hold 7,000 spec­ta­tors.

Tem­ple d’au­guste et de Livie

Place Charles de Gaulle 38200 Vi­enne Tel: (Fr) 4 74 53 70 10 This well-pre­served Gallo-ro­man tem­ple is sur­rounded by lively cafés and restau­rants.

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