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Caves Louis de Grenelle

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Address: 20 rue Marceau, 49415, Saumur, France
Phone Number: +33 2 41 50 23 21
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Situated at 12m underground in the centre of Saumur, the Louis de Grenelle...

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.

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Informative tour and wonderful wines!

This is a fabulous choice for both sparkling and still wines in Saumur. This location specializes in sparkling, and for a small fee, you can have a guided tour (in French or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Washington
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous choice for both sparkling and still wines in Saumur. This location specializes in sparkling, and for a small fee, you can have a guided tour (in French or English!) of the production facilities and learn everything you wanted to know about the production of sparkling wine. You also can glimpse the personal cellar of the head... More 

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

Thank you very much for your nice comments about your visit in our familial winehouse ! We do our best to make every visitor discover the different sides of our cellars and the secrets of winemaking, and we are glad you enjoyed the tour and the tasting ! Hope to welcome you again, during your next stay in Saumur. Le... More 

Delmar, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasure to see a working production facility! The tour guide was very good and provided us with as many wines to taste as we wanted. Highly recommended!

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

Thank you for choosing our familial winehouse during your stay in Saumur ! We are glad you enjoyed the guided tour and had the chance to see the production activity, and enjoyed the selection of our sparkling wines. We will welcome you again in Saumur with pleasure. Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

By visiting the cave you get in touch with the actual production process! You have personal guidance! Way better than audio guidance and tablets...

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

Thank you for visiting our familial winehouse. Indeed our wine cellar is still active and it's possible for our visitors to see the production underground (vat room, bottling line...) according to the period of the year, from monday to friday. We will welcome you again with pleasure in Saumur! Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Visited after recommendation from Le Patio. English speaking, informative, pleasent and genuine staff. Had never visited a winery before and had expected to feel out of my depth but could not be more wrong. The staff explained the process of their companies wine making in terms and in a manner that made it easy and non elitist to understand. The... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor ! We are glad you learnt many things about the elaboration of the Sparkling wines in our familial winehouse during the tour. We always try to make it as enjoyable as possible ! Hope to see you again in Saumur, Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Mega tank nuts and we looked for other activities and we found this little gem, a cheap and i mean CHEAP tour snd wine taste, unreal for the price and the staff are so friendly. I have seen this posted before and its true there is no hard sell.. Must see guys and gals.

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

Thank you for choosing our familial winehouse during your stay in Saumur ! We are glad you enjoyed the guided tour and our wines. Thank you for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor! Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We only went here after a local man we got talking to in a cafe told us about it. It was a very pleasant walk to get there from the town centre. We arrived 45 min before the next tour was due but a guide who was available offered to do an individual tour with us straight away. Her English... More 

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

Thanks to you! for sharing your experience on tripadvisor. We do our best to satisfy every visitor and we are glad you had a very pleasant day visiting our cellar and tasting our wines. It's a pleasure for us to read some very kind comments like yours. I will share your message with all the guides team. Hope to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a great tour, €2.50 per person WITH wine tasting at the end. The tour is excellent, with English speaking knowledgeable guides. Good for those who know nothing about wine. The caves are amazing and the sheer scale of the number of bottles of wine held there (14 million bottles) is just great. Well worth a visit for only... More 

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

Thank you for choosing our familial winehouse during your stay in Saumur! We are glad you learnt a lot about cellars and wines during the tour and the wine tasting. In the town center of Saumur, we own 3 kilometers of galeries and have a storage of 4 million bottles (not 14 million !). It's already a lot for sure... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

2.50 for a tour around during a truly outstanding cave system which holds a huge number of bottles of wine. Being instructed on the way the wine is made was interesting. But the tasting? I don't drink wine but I do now. The guides let you try the full range, and don't do any hard sell at all. But the... More 

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

Thank you for choosing our familial winehouse in Saumur ! We are glad you appreciated the tour inside the underground cellars and the wine tasting, even if you are not so used to drink wine ! Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Really interesting tour. Really cheap. I suppose they make their money at the end with the wine tasting and buying of their fantastic sparkling wine. The tour was underground and brilliant. The tour is through the caves that store 3 million bottles of wine. The wine is lovely and don't be surprised if you buy!!!

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

Thank you for coming to our winehouse and then share your opinion on Tripadvisor ! We are glad you really appreciated the guided tour and the sparkling wines elaborated in the underground cellars. Hope to see you once again in Saumur ! Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

25 minute wine tour, with quizzes and exhibitions in the shop whilst you wait that our 11 year old enjoyed doing. Tours in French with English translation cards followed by tasting (in English with our own Sommelier) inc sparkling grape juice for our 11 year old. There was no hard sell. This cave specialises in sparkling wines including the must... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind comments about our familial winehouse ! We are glad you learnt a lot during the guided tour, the wine tasting and you liked all that we suggest to spend a good time in our winehouse ! I will share your enthusiasm with all the team of guides ! Le service des visites, Maison... More 

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