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Fascinant Weekend   October 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2016 !!

Fascinant Weekend   October 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2016 !!

All in French just saying ..

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Created in 2009, part of the Atout France tourism group, Vignobles & Découvertes Label and  Destinations Oeno-Touristiques (Lodgings, Restaurants, Visits, Tastings, Museums and Events), it’s a wonderful way to discover the wine cellars and wine makers around us with visits of different wine cellars, concerts, guided hikes and conferences.

7 different regions to discover in France, Beaujolais des Pierres Dorées, De Condrieu en Côte Rotie, D’Hermitage en Saint Josephe, Drôme Provençale, De Cornas en Saint-Peray – around us the Cœur de Savoie and Savoie Lac de Bourget.

Check out the site for exact places, dates and times. Click on the different titles like Fascinant Weekend, etc for a direct link.


Coeur De Savoie


The 3rd Fascinant Weekend in The Heart of Savoie the 30 km between Albertville and Montmelian with it’s vineyards that decorate the Massif des Bauges and the Chartreuse mountain slopes where you can find some of our Vin de Savoie and Roussette labels AOC (click on AOC to understand the meaning). The robust grapes grown in these difficult conditions help give our wines a hearty and deep taste.

There are so many interesting things going on like Le Salon du Goût Savoyard, with 30 artisans selling their products everything from wine to jams and jellies to cheese and cold cuts. The best of the Savoie on your plate and in your glass.

« Gourmande Conference » on the environment and the Savoyard men that cultivated it, the history and geography of the land. Friday 21st in St Pierre d’Albigny at 6 :30 – 8 :00pm.

How about a guided hike with Pierre and Bernard Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd at 2 :00pm in Apremont.

How about Segawaying your way around a vinyard ?

Or Café débat on « Les Pratiques et Savoirs Alimentaires et Culinaires dans les Massife des Bauges ».

Or a music festival « Musique & les Vignes ».

Too long to explain everything that’s happening over the weekend. Best to click on any of the links above to plan your Fascinant weekend !

Savoie Lac du Bourget

Wine tasting cruises, wine cellar visits Caves Chappuis, Cellier de Sordan in Jongieux and at the Christophe Joly’s domaine you can taste different wines while visiting an ivory expo.

Click on Savoie Lac du Bourget for more information.

Have a terrific weekend!







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