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Caves Louis de Grenelle

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Address: 839 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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Great wines at Great Prices

We were first to see the new bottlesof the Roue Libre sparkling wine made especialy for the Tour de France. We had to return the next day to buy some as it was not to be sold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Blaina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were first to see the new bottlesof the Roue Libre sparkling wine made especialy for the Tour de France. We had to return the next day to buy some as it was not to be sold then. It was well worth it, with a new taste and a realy refreshing brut wine, the labels sporting a French cyclist.

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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 ! Wa are glad you appreciated your visit in our familial winehouse. You've been lucky to buy one of the 1 500 bottles of the "Roue Libre", the cuvée we made for the special occasion of the Tour de France ! Hope to see you again in Saumur. Le service des visites... More 

Gaillard, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here on a tour, and although it was a bit confusing in the beginning, the tour was nice. A great explanations about the methods of making the bubbles and how to get the sediment out of the bottles, and at the end you get to see the cave of the Masters of the cellars and old bottles dating... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your opinion about your tour and your wine tasting in our familial winehouse. Hope to see you again in Saumur. Le service des visites, Caves de Grenelle. More 

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Four adults and one (bored) 13 year old took a tour around the wine caves where they make and bottle the sparkling wine. Our tour lady was very informative and spoke excellent English. We then had a chance to taste and buy (did not feel pressured to buy but wanted to because the fizz tasted so good). The tour and... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are glad to know you enjoyed the tour in our cellars. Children are often impressed by going into the underground galeries and at the end, we suggest them to try our Sparkling grape juice ! It would be a pleasure to welcome you again. Le service des visites, Cave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful tour today with a great guide who spoke very good English. Tour was just the right length for our 4 and 6 year old and finished off with a fabulous tasting. Needless to say we will be returning home with a lot less space in the car boot!

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

Thank you for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor ! We are glad you enjoyed the tour and the tasting of our wines. We hope to see you again ! More 

Deal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We used to stock their sparkling Saumur in our French Restaurant, and it was very popular indeed. So a pleasure to come and experience a selection from their range now we have retired. All the wines we tried were exceptional, and our boot was much heavier when we left! A charming hostess, with delightfully idiosyncratic Engish, but she managed very... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor. We are glad to know you enjoyed the wine tasting and liked the wines. We hope to see you again soon in our familial winehouse. Best regards, Les Caves Louis de Grenelle. More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Continuing theme of places in walking distance from Saumur centre, this is about 15 minutes out of town. Last independent outfit in the region and specialises in quality Méthode traditionnelle (fizz). Did tour of the underground caverns where thousands of bottles are stored and undergo 2nd fermentation to become the finished article. As the only English couple on a french... 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 to know that you appreciated the guided tour and the wine tasting. It is important for us to satisfy every visitor of our familial winehouse. Hope to see you again, Best regards. Les caves de Grenelle. More 

New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Appreciated an underground tour that covered the uniqueness of this winery's production under the streets of Saumur. Guide spoke English. Delightful tasting. We came home with a bottle of their sparkling red - who's ever heard of such a thing?

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

Thank you for sharing your positive opinion about our familial winehouse. We are glad to know that you appreciated the guided tour and our wines. Hope to see you again, Best regards, Caves Louis de Grenelle. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Informative structured wine tasting experience - great introduction to classic Loire grape varieties and regional style of bubbles. Les Caves were a revelation; obvious competitive advantage if you can make and store wine underground in limestone tunnels. Brilliant tour ! Thank-you.

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

Thank you very much for sharing your enthusiasm after visiting our familial winehouse. We are glad to know you appreciated the guided tour in the underground cellar and learnt many things during the wine tasting ! Best regards, Les Caves de Grenelle. More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

We did not take the tour, as we have enjoyed tours of our two favourite champagne houses, which we usually visit each year, to purchase our favourite wines and seek other possible suppliers. So it was natural to seek tastings within Saumur. After a number tastings we agreed that Louis de Grenelle wines offered an excellent substitute at about 50%... 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 and for choosing our familial winehouse to try and enjoy the sparkling wines of Saumur. We hope to see you again soon to make you discover other cuvées of our appellations Saumur and Crémant de Loire. More 

Leopold
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We stumbled across this place while trying to find a chateau in Samur. We were awfully glad we did. We waited around for the next tour which was very interesting going into the caves and then did the wonderful taste testing afterwards. We were pleasantly surprised at what value for money their wines were.... they were lovely. So glad we... More 

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

We are so glad to reed your comment!! THANK YOU very much! The Team Louis de Grenelle More 

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