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Make the most of visit to a wine do­maine

France - - Oenotourism -

WHERE TO STAY Do­maine du Massereau

Les Hau­teurs de Som­mières, 1990 Route d’aubais, 30250 Som­mières Tel: (Fr) 4 66 53 11 20 massereau.com For a camp­site that feels like a ho­tel, try Do­maine du Massereau near Mont­pel­lier. From €19.50 per night for a stan­dard camp­ing pitch.

WHERE TO EAT Lat­i­tude20, Cité du Vin

1 Es­planade de Pon­tac 33300 Bordeaux Tel: (Fr) 5 64 31 05 50 lacit­e­du­vin.com Laid-back din­ing with a fab­u­lous choice of wines and gen­er­ous chil­dren’s menus at the Cité du Vin’s ground floor brasserie and wine bar. (For a fancier meal, book the panoramic Restau­rant Le 7.)

WHERE TO VISIT Château Rayne Vigneau

4 Le Vigneau 33210 Bommes Tel: (Fr) 5 56 76 64 05 raynevi­gneau.fr Har­ness up and take to the tree­tops for a tast­ing with a dif­fer­ence, or sim­ply keep your feet on the ground and sam­ple some fab­u­lous wines in a beau­ti­ful and wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Château d’agas­sac

15 Rue du Château d’agas­sac 33290 Ludon-mé­doc Tel: (Fr) 05 57 88 15 47 agas­sac.com Fairy-tale cas­tle with im­mac­u­late grounds and an ipad tour.

Château de Pom­mard

15 Rue Marey-monge 21630 Pom­mard Tel: (Fr) 3 80 22 07 99 chateaude­pom­mard.com A tai­lor-made visit for all the fam­ily. Book­ing ahead is es­sen­tial for this pop­u­lar Bur­gundy château.

bordeaux-tourism.co.uk; bur­gundy-tourism.com; au­de­tourisme.com; Dé­parte­ments: Gironde (33), Hérault (34), Côte-d’or (21)

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