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Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours

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Address: 37 Chemin du Lavoir, 49350 Gennes, France
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+33 2 41 79 80 21
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

1-3 day Loire wine tours led by experienced English trade professionals....

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.

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Best part of our vacation

Cathy and Nigel are the best, they are dedicated to educating and spreading the word on loire valley wine. They treated us to wonderful lunch on multiple days and tantalizing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cathy and Nigel are the best, they are dedicated to educating and spreading the word on loire valley wine. They treated us to wonderful lunch on multiple days and tantalizing wines. They introduced us to some of the best wine makes in the area. we had a wonderful time with them and will be contacting them when we go back.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cathy and Nigel showed us how the vines are groomed and the grapes are gathered at a vineyard, plus they have some of their own vines in their garden. They have a great setup for the class and Nigel is quite the chef for lunch. We can now tell the three levels of wine when purchasing French wine. We strolled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous day we had with Cathy and Nigel! It was one of the more interesting wine experiences I've ever had! I've been on many wine tours before but never one that educated me on the region and the wines it produces like this one. I came to this day with very little knowledge of the wines of Loire... More 

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loirewinefan, Propriétaire at Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We so enjoyed our first day of the season with you both. We certainly won't forget it with the wind whistling around us and the lights flickering on and off - it made for memorable day didn't it? Thanks for being such good company and setting us up for another successful year welcoming lovely people... More 

Friday Harbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I have been traveling to France every other year or so for 30 years and have always included wine tasting. This has been a partially random event stumbling upon wineries as I drive or looking up wineries whose wines I have appreciated in the past. The day with Cathy and Nigel was so much more efficient in discovering the wines... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful day of discovering the world of the wines of the Loire. Cathy and Nigel are knowledgeable and interesting and great hosts. Our group of 10 were picked up from our holiday home and whisked into the world of wine tasting. A lovely lunch was followed by a trip to a local producer. A full day of wine smelling,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

My husband and I, along with our friends, choose to do the "Loire Wine Discovery Day Trip." Once we booked we were given specific directions as to where Cathy and Nigel would meet us at the TGV station in Angers. We were welcomed graciously and told we'd be a "full tour" which ended up being 7 people plus Nigel and... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Cathy and Nigel Henton should be your "go-to" people if you want a perfect day-trip from Paris (TGV) to enjoy and learn about the wines of the Loire Valley. They both are gracious hosts, incredibly knowledgeable and just plain fun to be around. (Please don't confuse Cathy with being a sommelier...she's a wine educator!) The Loire Valley includes a significant... More 

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virginia beach, va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

My son and I had the pleasure of spending the day with Cathy and Nigel on a recent day trip from Paris and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Cathy is very responsive to inquiries when you are making a booking and answers all questions promptly. She provides specific information about what trains you will need to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Our day at Le Tasting Room was a gift for my wife to enjoy on our family trip to the Loire valley, and it was fabulous. Cathy was a pleasure to deal with via email while making our arrangements and was even more of a pleasure to spend our day wife. She and Nigel made our whole experience very enjoayable,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a truly memorable day and our hosts Cathy and Nigel are truly delightful. Both have extensive knowledge of French wine and Nigel having studied Farming is able to talk easily about the nurturing needed for growing the grapes through the year until the harvest. We had a wonderful lunch with good company and of course the wine flowed.... More 

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