Destination Sancerre-Pouilly Fumé et Giennois
As a couple or with friends, discover the vineyards of Pouilly-sur-Loire, Coteaux du Giennois and Sancerre to taste these internationally renowned AOC wines in more than 30 cellars.
Explore the wine-growing areas of Pouilly-sur-Loire, Coteaux du Giennois and Sancerre
Wine connoisseurs adore the destination of Sancerre-Pouilly-Giennois, where you can visit the vineyards of Pouilly-sur-Loire, Coteaux du Giennois and Sancerre and taste their internationally known AOC wines in more than 30 cellars. The area has been an approved Vignobles & Découvertes destination since July 2016.
Tour du Pouilly-Fumé at Pouilly-sur-Loire
Visit the Tour du Pouilly-Fumé at Pouilly-sur-Loire, a wine-touring centre offering a unique way to discover the Pouilly vineyards. The vines and the work of wine-growing are presented using an innovative layout and there is also a commented tasting of one Pouilly-sur-Loire and three Pouilly Fumé during the visit. La Cave aux Arômes des Pouilly Fumé is a display in the centre’s beautiful, vaulted wine cellar which enables you to discover the flavours of Pouilly wines (dry, white, fruity AOC) : ten glass flasks containing the aromatic families of Pouilly white wines. Each flavour is made only from natural products. Tour du Pouilly-Fumé is also a venue for wine-tasting with producers, guided tours of the vineyards, cultural and gourmet events.
Tour des Fiefs at Sancerre
La Tour des Fiefs is the last remaining tower of the feudal castle at Sancerre which originally had 6 towers. It is 40 metres high and looks proudly out over the Sancerre vineyards and the River Loire, offering a magnificent 360° panorama. The Maison des Sancerre introduces visitors to the different varieties of grapes and the history of its world-famous wines.
Côteaux de Cosne and Côteaux de Gien
The ancestral wine-growing area of the Loire, the Côteaux de Cosne and Côteaux de Gien have maintained the tradition through the ages and progressed to obtain AOC (PDO) status in 1998 for their, often reclusive, rosés, white Sauvignon and reds, a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay which account for 64% of the total production. The wine-growing area is close to 200 hectares with ⅔ around Cosne-sur-Loire and ⅓ in neighbouring Loiret. Events are programmed throughout the year to promote the wines.
What to see and do on the banks of the Loire in Nièvre
« Take a stroll through the vines then find somewhere to sit with a view of the Loire below to enjoy a picnic washed down with a glass of Pouilly-Fumé, accompanied by Chavignol cheese and delicious Craquants du Val de Loire (almond and hazelnut biscuits) » recommend Christiane and Rémy, owners of La Belle des Champs B&B at Saint-Andelain.
How to get to Pouilly-sur-Loire, Coteaux du Giennois and Sancerre
By road : from Paris via A6 autoroute, then A77 exit Cosne sur Loire for Côteaux du Giennois, exit Pouilly sur Loire for Pouilly-Fumé or exit Sancerre for Sancerrois.
By rail : to Cosne sur Loire or Pouilly sur Loire from Paris (Gare de Bercy)
Discover the loveliest places in Nièvre with Gites de France Nièvre : Charité sur Loire, the town of Nevers, Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Poterie de Puisaye, Etangs de Baye et de Vaux, Canal du Nivernais, Le Morvan, Lac des Settons, Bibracte.
Our selection of accommodations
Gîte Loire et Vignoble
in POUILLY-SUR-LOIRE - Nièvre
Le prieuré Saint Agnan
in COSNE COURS SUR LOIRE - Nièvre
Our new accommodations
La Maison des Plançons
in Jars - Cher
in Jars - Cher
Happy Petit Senais Sancerre
in Crézancy-en-Sancerre - Cher