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Great value cave tour - with wine tasting

A great summary of winemaking life in and Chinon. Really good value at 3 euros for a 25 min film... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Bruce M
Wellington, New Zealand
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A wedding in a cave!

We had a great time with wonderful catering inside a cave. A great alternative venue. The loo's... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

A great summary of winemaking life in and Chinon. Really good value at 3 euros for a 25 min film (slightly dated, and in French with English subtitles) followed by an informative tour of the grand caves under the fortress, then a tasting of 3...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Excellent visit to this special location that celebrates and recognises Chinon wine. Knowledgeable and professional guide. No problems in the caves with steps or uneven floof.

Thank Neil S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Les Caves Painctes is a vast wine cellar in the natural caves beneath the historic Chateau of Chinon. It is well signposted and easily found. Parking might be tricky but is not impossible. The site attracts large crowds, especially at the weekends and in the...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

We had a great time with wonderful catering inside a cave. A great alternative venue. The loo's need an update, but suffice.

Thank Novacat1
Reviewed September 11, 2017

At 3 Euros for the video, guided tour and tasting, this was excellent value for money and very informative. Rabelais kept his wine here and the 'Fountain of the Holy Bottle' was well worth the the visit. Very central - the tunnels run beneath the...More

Thank LucySky99
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Had a great tour of the caves painctes. The tour is in 3 parts: video, tour, tasting. Interesting and entertaining. Guide was lovely and did the tour in French and English. Lovely to have a first taste of some local wines. Nice and cool on...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed July 28, 2017

We learned a lot about the wines of Chinon on this guided tour (in French) of the underground galleries, where wine has been stored since the 15th century. Afterwards, our well-informed guide hosted a tasting of Chinon red and rosé wines, explaining the influence of...More

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