Wine down this Spring by visiting France’s most exclusive wine provinces

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Bon Voyage! Become a wine connoisseur in some of the most picturesque vineyard regions of France, courtesy of

Gigondas, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, have compiled their top picks for a springtime wine retreat, perfect for those who wish to take a step back and stop to smell the rosé!

With Spring seemingly bypassing the UK, many Brits are planning their next trip abroad to fully enjoy the season of rebirth and renewal. Social accommodation company,, have compiled their top picks for a springtime wine retreat, perfect for those who wish to take a step back and stop to smell the rosé!

Gironde, close to Bordeaux
This charming sixteenth century Bouilac is located in the grounds of a vineyard, just outside Bordeaux. Boasting 5 bedrooms and a cosy living room complete with grand fireplace, guests can rent individual rooms or the entire property if they so wish. The stunning surrounding scenery and traditional French décor make this the perfect property to relax with great food, old friends and of course, great wine.

Play pretend Lord and Lady of the manner in this breathtaking castle located in the wine region of Burgundy. Barbirey Castle has two recently renovated double rooms available to rent at just £122 per night. The bedrooms have been refurbished to maintain French charm and authenticity, making it perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The castle is close to the winery so guests can spend their days sipping the regional specialties and truly indulging their palate.

Lyon, Côtes du Rhône
Soak up the history of France and stay in this stunning 19th century mansion close to the historic Greco-Roman town of Lyon. The suite available in this unique property can comfortably accommodate 3 guests and comes complete with a mezzanine that overlooks the beautiful park for only £183 per night. The mansion itself is mere minutes from the centre of Lyon, where guests can go hiking in the hills above the city, explore the Rhone by boat or sample the very best in French cuisine and wine in the beautiful restaurants and cafés which the city offers.

Gigondas, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Nestled in the Vaucluse area of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, this stunning one bedroom apartment is the perfect escape for a true wine connoisseur. Located in the heart of Gigondas, the listed wine village at the foot of the impressive crags Dentelles de Montmirail, this corking property can comfortably accommodate 2 people and is a steal at just £72 per night. The region is primarily known for its prestigious Grand Crus classification of wines, which can be sampled for free in many private wineries.

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Wimdu is a social accommodation community that brings together travellers and hosts from around the world to enable consumers worldwide to travel like a local.Wimdu enables hosts to generate additional income on their spare rooms, while guests can search for a room and a rate that suits them. The site lists a range of over 50,000 properties internationally across over 100 countries with everything from bolt holes in Berlin to English castles. Wimdu was founded in 2011 by serial entrepreneurs Hinrich Dreiling and Arne Bleckwenn who wanted to harness social media to transform the way consumers are travelling worldwide.

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