French Wine Regions

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to French Wine Regions

Peak Season: July to August

All Europe is on holiday, leading to major crowds and traffic. If you can’t avoid it, stay to the northeast and stay off the beaten track; and avoid Provence at all costs.

Off Season: November to April

Except for a few wine festivals in November, and the Alsatian Christmas markets, a very quiet, if chilly time. If you’re lucky with the weather, November, and especially April, can be great.

Sweet Spot: May to June; September to October

The best weather, lots of activity, and limited crowds; still, make reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.

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