My wife and I recently celebrated our 10th anniversary with a week in Paris. One of the highlights of our trip was our One Day Loire Valley Discovery tour with Gerald. From the moment we contacted Sarah-Jane, we could not have been more impressed. Sarah-Jane was extremely helpful in organizing everything for our trip. Her information and guidance made it very easy to schedule our round trip from Paris. Since this was our first trip to France, this allowed us not to have to worry about making the right travel plans.
Upon arriving in Saumur, Gerald picked us up at the train station. His easy conversation and sense of humor made it simple to relax and enjoy the day from the moment we met him. As others have said, it was like having a conversation with an old friend. His knowledge and approach to describing the art of making wine made it easy for us (with little or no previous experience) to feel much more adept at understanding the subtle differences in high quality wines.
Following the wine tour, we had lunch at Bistro Les Tontons. This was easily one of the best meals we had during our entire trip. Everything from the stuffed mushrooms and escargot, to the smoked duck were amazing. Gerald also personally selected several more wines to accompany our specific courses.
Sarah-Jane and Gerald provide an amazing experience from start to finish. We will absolutely be visiting them again the next time our travels bring us anywhere near. We cannot recommend them more highly!
Thanks again for making one of the most memorable experiences of our trip!
Matt & Katie Livingood, Oklahoma, USA
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