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Address: 37 Chemin du Lavoir, 49350 Gennes, France
Phone Number: 00 33 2 41 79 80 21
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Description: 1-3 day Loire wine tours led by experienced English trade professionals...
1-3 day Loire wine tours led by experienced English trade professionals. Discover the diversity of Loire valley wines, visit wineries and vineyards. All tours available as day trips from Paris.
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Amazing Day in the Loire Valley

We had a perfect day with our lovely hosts in the beautiful Loire Valley. They are located not too far from Paris (by train) and it made a nice day trip away from the noisy city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Amanda536
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had a perfect day with our lovely hosts in the beautiful Loire Valley. They are located not too far from Paris (by train) and it made a nice day trip away from the noisy city. Cathy and Nigel are both incredibly knowledgeable about all things wine. Their home is lovely and made the perfect location for the wine tasting.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a very fun wine tasting day with Cathy and Nigel in April. They are both super-knowledgable about wine and passionate about the Loire Valley. Our goal was to learn more about the region and the wine and we did! The space where they have the classes and lunch is beautiful. It's just as picturesque as you want a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband and I visited the Loire Valley in March and were fortunate enough to be Cathy and Nigel's first tour of the season. As soon as I e-mailed Cathy for more information about her tour packages, she was extremely helpful and very quick to respond. Additionally, she catered very well to my dietary needs. The knowledge that both Cathy... More 

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loirewinefan, Owner at Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours, responded to this review

What a lovely start to the season it was. Thanks so much for your lovely comments about our day together - we thoroughly enjoyed it and has reminded me that I promised to send you the recipe for the Aubergine bake. I shall do that right now! More 

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited Cathy and Nigel's tasting room in early April. Their hospitality was outstanding. My husband and I felt right at home. We had a delicious lunch of fish, peas and pasta. We visited a local winery. I did have some trouble making my train reservations from Paris. Cathy and I skyped to walk me through the train website. She... More 

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loirewinefan, Owner at Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your lovely review of our day together. It was a pleasure to share our corner of the Loire with you. I'm pleased I was able to assist with organising your rail travel down to the Loire as I know it can be a little complicated navigating the French website. I do... More 

Hamilton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

As the title says, it was simply a lovely day in the Loire Valley, made possible by the wonderful hosts, Cathy and Nigel...and the resident Tech Support, awesome doggie, and a very nice family as company...oh, and with some wine tasting thrown in for kicks. My wife and I expected a lot from this and actually got more than we... More 

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loirewinefan, Owner at Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours, responded to this review

Of course I read your lovely review and am so pleased that the wine you ordered from the winery was delivered so promptly upon your return to the US. Just goes to show that getting a few bottles back can be done (albeit different vintages from the ones we tasted at the winery). We hope you enjoy the wines and... More 

Denver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

As all the other reviews have stated, you cannot do better than a day with Cathy and Nigel if you have an interest in wine, food, and the Loire Valley. I started corresponding with Cathy months before our trip, as I was planning for a range of interests and ages. Cathy was very helpful with suggestions regarding a local place... More 

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loirewinefan, Manager at Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours, responded to this review

It's true - when we picked you up on the morning of our day together, I felt as if we already knew you as we'd been chatting by email for quite some time before you finally made it here to the local Auberge. What a great day it was - the enthusiasm from your niece was infectious and that fact... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As someone who did not know much about Loire Valley Wines, I am beyond thrilled with my experience with Le Tasting Room. During the tasting Cathy shared her knowledge in a very informative but not pretentious manner. We tasted six wines and with her guidance we could appreciate the variations in the wines. Lunch afterward in the cave was spectacular.... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everything you read of this couple's guidance and the experience they offer is true. The wine, the boundless information, the tour, the meal, the cheese, the grounds, etc. So very much top notch. If wine tasting and tour is your interest, it's hard to see your time and money spent any better than here.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My mother and I had a wonderful experience with Cathy and Nigel. As others have said, this is an easy day trip from Paris via the TGV from Gare Montparnasse to Angers. The hosts welcome you to their beautiful home in quiet French Countryside. They are a wealth of knowledge on the Loire Valley and its winemaking traditions. Our morning... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Cant praise Cathy and Nigel enough for a fantastic day tasting marvellous wines and eating superb French food. We were collected from Angers station after a simple train trip down from Paris followed by a scenic trip to Cumeray where we were welcomed with a glass of rather splendid fizz. The wine tasting was both fun and informative I certainly... More 

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