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“Great tour for wine-lover-to-be”
Review of Avignon Wine Tours

Avignon Wine Tours
Ranked #4 of 38 Tours in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great tour for wine-lover-to-be”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I understand why some reviewers were disappointed by the tour. To me the tour is

For: English speaking entry level wine drinkers who would like to know more about Provencal wine but either don't speak French or are deterred by the sometimes snobbish looking French wine experts.

Not for: Wine lovers who already know the basics and are looking to do serious wine tasting and shopping at certain wineries.

I fall into the first category and found the tour and our guide David to be both helpful and entertaining. I also had some brief encounter with Francois, whom I sensed to be more worn out by the daily tour and more a showman than a wine lover.

The tour also gave us a token to eat at a restaurant Francois worked at, 46, and enjoy a glass of wine free. I wouldn't recommend it.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
“If this site had 6 Stars - Fracois would have 'em!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Hello! I was not a wine man, nor even a wine child before meeting Francois.... and I am still a wine infant. But, we thoroughly enjoyed our day! Francois gave us all the basics of wine history and making and tasting.... As well as a taster's education from a man who's spent a career in the wine business. All in a single-day tour! He is the most-engaging and considerate host of the Provencal wine country for which one could ask!

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Persons on our tour 3 (plus Francois)
Days of tour - 1

Convenience - when we told Francois that we were staying in Voiles and would be driving over to Avignon, he said, "No, don't worry. I will pick you up! at 9:30 AM" And you know what - at 9:30AM he arrived! How convenient. How thoughtful.

Francois, Sir, you are the consumate host and a great embassador of your country. Thank you for making our day with you a highlight of the trip of a lifetime!

If there were 6 stars in this rating - you would have them!

Visited June 2013
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North Canton, Ohio
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102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great day trip”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is a great way to spend the day while in Provence. Our guide David was funny and very knowledgeable about the wines of the region. We visited 4 wineries and the wine museum. We had a fabulous lunch at Verger des Papes. The food was amazing and the views spectacular. This is a must when visiting Avignon.

Visited June 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Francois was the greatest!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The wine tour of the Luberon with Francois was the highlight of our trip to Paris and Provence. We learned how to really taste wine, were entertained with music and jokes, and were totally charmed by this amazing man! His depth of knowledge about wine is incredible. The trip was well paced. There was time for a delicious lunch and some shopping in addition to four separate wine tastings. We can see why Avignon Wine Tours is ranked as #1 attraction in Avignon - he even outranks the popes!

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
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“A really fun day with David our sommelier guide”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

The mini bus took five of us around for a great wine tasting day which included visiting some of the beautiful hill towns of Provence as well as learning some new and very local wine tasting tips. We also went to a great local eatery and ordered what the locals were ordering. Thanks David.

Visited May 2013
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