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“Start your Avignon experience here”
Review of Avignon Wine Tours

Avignon Wine Tours
Ranked #4 of 38 Tours in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence
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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Start your Avignon experience here”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Francois, the guide and owner of Avignon Wine Tours is professional, experienced, full of knowledge of wines and the wine industry with a great sense of humor. We loved our tour and the experience. We visited several wineries with excellent wines. If you want to buy a bottle at the vineyard, it's excellent value but there is no pressure. The tours have a maximum of 6 people, so they're intimate and there's plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

As a bonus we stopped for lunch at a local restaurant for an authentic and absolutely delicious taste of regional cuisine (lunch and dessert for about €20 extra per person, including a glass of wine, which is quite good value). It's worthwhile doing this tour at the start of your stay in Avignon as Francois gives a good overview of the area, and secret spots for restaurants and attractions.

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London, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Checked off the bucket list: visiting French wine country with a French sommelier”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

We booked this tour on a Rick Steve's recommendation, and it was the most informative wine tour we have ever been on (having travelled through numerous wine regions around the world).

We spent the day with David, a French sommelier, who returned home to Avignon after many years working at high-end restaurants around the world. David was a wealth of knowledge, both of Chateauneuf-du-Pape specifically and about wine appreciation more generally. He carefully took us to the best wineries and hand selected the wines we sampled. We left feeling like we had tasted the best the region had to offer.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Other wine tours? No way!”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

So we booked Francois for 2 days. His love of the region is infectuous. its really more than a wine tour. Its a great wine tour that celebrates the beauty and culture of the region. You may think you can do this on your own...but you will miss a great experience if you pass up Francois and Avignon Wine Tours.

Visited November 2013
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NYC
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208 reviews
83 attraction reviews
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“Learned a lot on our wine tour”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We just finished a day of wine tasting in the Chateauneuf du Pape region with Francois. We learned a great deal about how French wines are categorized, how to read the label, and most importantly how to taste them. It was both informative and fun. As ours was a Chateauneuf du Pape tour, we learned a lot about this type of wine and that region. We also had a delicious lunch at a restaurant right next to the Chateau. We highly recommend this tour.

Visited November 2013
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Pleasanton, California
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41 reviews
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“A Most Memorable Day”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

I have to wholeheartedly agree with all the positive reviews of Francois and Avignon Wine Tours! We were given exceptional care in our transportation needs and winery visits. Prior to our arrival in France four of us agreed to allow Francois to show us the world-renowned region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. We were treated to many surprises along the way: Wine tasting in a beautiful, old chateau; A delicious lunch within the confines of the Summer Palace of the Popes; Tour of an ancient wine cave once used by the Romans; Visit to the fabled cobblestone vineyards. Francois engaged us, entertained us and educated us for a day that will long be remembered by my companions and myself.

Visited October 2013
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