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The Pays de la Loire has 5 areas recognised as 'Vignobles et Découvertes' wine destinations providing high quality facilities for visitors, including accommodation and restaurants, events and museums, vineyards and wine tasting tours. The Loire is France's third biggest producer of AOC wines.
350 wine cellars of the Loire Valley have signed up to a scheme promoting excellence in wine tourism.
Every year, on the first weekend of September, a hiking and wine tasting event takes place throughout the Loire Valley: the Vignes Vins Rando event . The leisurely few-hour walks crossing vineyards are punctuated by wine tasting sessions along the way.