"The French drink more wine per..." France Things to Do Tip by miaou

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The French drink more wine per capita than any other nation. It's no surprise then that a big component of their land lends to the wine regions.
North of Paris is the <font color=red>CHAMPAGNE</font> region. Only champagne produced in this region are allowed to be called champagne. This region also produces still wines.
<font color=red>ALSACE-LORRAINE</font> produces primarily white wine. And being close to the border of Germany, what else can you expect from them but white wines like Reisling and Gewürztraminer. Take in the splendour beauty of the Wine Route if you're driving.
<font color=red>BORDEAUX</FONT> facing the Atlantic Ocean is a huge wine producing region. Its Medoc, Saint-Emilion and Graves areas have created some of the best wines. Also in this region is <font color=blue> Cognac</font> which makes, what else, cognac! You can visit Martell and Hennessey's establishments.
<font color=red>RHONE VALLEY</font> is a small wine-producing region but it is famous for its <font color=blue>Beaujolais </font>(a wine intended to be consumed when it's young.) In November people race to get their first bottle of Beaujolais. Join in the fun if you can!
Perhaps the most well-known wine country is <font color=red>BURGUNDY</font> which makes fantastic red wine.
The third Saturday of November the festival of Trois Glorieuses takes place in three towns: Clos De Vougeot, Beaune and Mersault

And apparently, the drink Kir was invented here...
Be sure to drink a glass of wine for me. A votre santé!

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