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Caves Louis de Grenelle

839 rue Marceau, 49415 Saumur, France
02 41 50 23 21
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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
Owner description: Situated at 12m underground in the centre of Saumur, the Louis de Grenelle wine cellars have been producing, in the purest tradition, Cremant de Loire... more » Owner description: Situated at 12m underground in the centre of Saumur, the Louis de Grenelle wine cellars have been producing, in the purest tradition, Cremant de Loire and Saumur Brut ever since 1859. In this former tufa quarry, you will discover the secrets of traditional wine-producing methods. After the guided tour there will be a commented wine-tasting session. You will also be able to discover wine in a wine-dedicated space. « less
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
61 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and were the only two people taking that tour. Our guide angelique was delightful, extremely knowledgeable about the history of the cave and the House Grenelle. The tour was in English and all aspects of the wine making process were explained as well as some history about the cave itself. After the tour we... More

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Grenelle49, Responsable commercial at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your kind comments. It’s always a pleasure to share our knowledge and our love for sparkling wines. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the tour and the wine and we hope to see you again. Best regards. Caves Louis de Grenelle. More

Uckfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been here twice now. Staff amazing and very helpful. Visit only 2euros including tasting. The wine is amazing. Well worth a visit.

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Grenelle49, Responsable commercial at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your fidelity to our family house. We are very pleased that you share your experience on trip advisor! We hope to welcome you again. Caves Louis de grenelle. More

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Located in (actually under) Saumur. A very interesting tour of the caves - we had a guide to ourselves (5 of us) - followed by a good sampling of wines. Children go free but still get a glass of sparkling grape juice. Definitely get value for money but we then spent far too much in the shop!

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Hello, Thank you to share your opinion on TripAdvisor. We’re delighted to know that you had a good time in our family house. Best regards, Caves Louis de Grenelle More

Waasmunster, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Tour around the caves was very interesting, giving some history of the brand as well as the production process of their sparkling wine (same as Champagne). The tasting in itself is very comprehensive, and you're able to taste all of their different wines. My personal favourite was their Grand Cuvée, which can certainly compete with decent Champagne. Tip: if you're... More

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Grenelle49, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you to share your opinion on TripAdvisor. We’re delighted to know that you had a good time in our family house. Best regards. Les Caves de Grenelles. More

France
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited this with members of my family on a very hot day. The underground visit was refreshing and the wine tasting even moreso! I have claustophobia issues but the tunnels are wide and well lit and not a problem for me. The tour was commentated in both French and English. This was a free visit as our hotel (Alcyon)... More

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Grenelle49, Responsable relations publiques at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you to share your opinion on TripAdvisor. We’re delighted to know that you had a good time in our family house. Best regards, Caves Louis de Grenelle More

Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited this winery with two children following recommendations on trip advisor. I was not disappointed. The guide brought us down in to the caves and the children were fascinated to hear that we were under the actual streets of the town. The guide was excellent and her description of the process of making wine was clear and easy to follow.... More

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Grenelle49, Responsable relations publiques at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you to share your opinion on TripAdvisor. We’re delighted to know that you had a good time in our family house. Best regards Caves Louis de Grenelle More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had an excellent,informatrive, bubbly guide who took us on a no rush tour. Could not believe the amount of bottles and miles of caves under the streets of Saumur. Our guide also said some of the stone taken out was used on St Paul Cathedral ! Response to my questions made me understand more about vintage wine. Bought some nice... More

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Grenelle49, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your kind comments. It’s always a pleasure to share the knowledge and our love for sparkling wines. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the tour and the wine and we hope to see you again. Caves Louis de Grenelle. More

Houston, Texas, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Saw this place on Tripadvisor and stopped in for a visit. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They spoke excellent English which made the visit more pleasant. The wine is very good. You pay a small tasting fee that is waived if you purchase wine. They have a large variety of sparkling wines. There were still wines, but I... More

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Grenelle49, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you to share your opinion on TripAdvisor. We’re delighted to know that you had a good time in our family house. Best regards. Cave Louis de Grenelle. More

Cheshire England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is more like it - only 19 employees, still using traditional methods to produce really good, well priced wines. The guides are friendly and have an excellent knowledge of the wine. Really nice shop - free tastings and lots of nice things to take home!

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Grenelle49, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. It’s always a pleasure to share the knowledge and our love for sparkling wines. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the tour and the wine and we hope to see you again. Caves Louis de Grenelle. More

Montrose, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Interesting tour of Caves Louis de Grenelle by Anne. 2.5 euros each. Kids free. Didn't prebook tour. Said it was her first tour in English. The kids (aged 11,9,6 & 4) interest was held throughout. I think they were particularly interested in the fact that some of the bottles explode under pressure. Great tasting of the sparkling wines at the... More

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Grenelle49, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with other travelers. I am happy to know that you have enjoyed Anne's first tour in English! Until we meet you again, please receive our Kind Regards. Caves Louis de Grenelle. More

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