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Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours

Address: 37 Chemin du Lavoir, 49350 Gennes, France
Phone Number: 00 33 2 41 79 80 21
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Gennes
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a wonderful day trip to the Loire Valley. Le Tasting Room is owned and operated by a delightful British couple who share a love of French wine and food. Cathy picked us up at the Angers train station, about a 90 minute trip from Paris. We had a lovely drive along the River Loire before arriving at their... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are in France, not just nearby, you must visit Cathy and Nigel! Great day, great wine, great food and a sail down the Loire. Unforgettable!

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

We cannot recommend this highly enough! Cathy and Nigel are super hosts - attention to detail is immaculate, they are absolutely lovely people to spend a day with. Our day was a mix of experiences - wine tasting first - informative - loved the fact that Cathy and Nigel's enthusiasm and knowledge overflows into all they do - they love... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stopped off en route to the Le Mans Classic for a wonderful journey through the wines of the Loire courtesy of Cathy and Nigel at Le Tasting Room. They accommodated our differing palates in an unpretentious, educational and enjoyable day, culminating in a relaxing lunch in their atmospheric cellar. Highly recommended for anyone interested in sampling a range of what... More

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