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“Châteauneuf du Pape & Gigondas's new best friends”
Review of Avignon Wine Tours

Avignon Wine Tours
Ranked #5 of 42 Tours in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 8, 2010

We arrived at our hotel in Avignon and hunted down François from his classy brochure he'd left at the hotel, getting into contact with him later in the afternoon. He was very flexible as it was the low period and shifted his normal tour schedule around to fit us in and to what my mother and I would like to do. I personally work in the wine industry so informed him that he didn't have to be so basic with descriptions so he tailored the tour appropriately. We tasted some fabulous wines and had fun just the three of us for the entire day travelling to three wineries in the CDP wine region and eating a delicious French meal with wine for lunch then a small degustation in the Gigondas area too. It wasn't all just wine wine wine, we also viewed towns from excellent vantage points and visited some ancient castles. François knows his stuff (he was a sommelier for many years in his previous life) and was recommended also by the hotel staff as he only does wine tours, not other fluffy lavender tours too. If you're into your wine, go with him, he speaks excellent English and is a laugh. He also has the best prices as far as I'm concerned so his attention to detail is next-to-none! Thanks François!
From Christine and Krystina xxx
Melbourne, Australia

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Reviewed December 20, 2009

In September, I took two tours with Francois at Avignon Wine Tours, and they were two of the best days of my holiday! He is incredibly hospitable and his tours are both entertaining and informative. The lunches he arranged for us were excellent -- and very good value. He also provided some very tips about accomodation and restaurants in Avignon. I hope his dream of a wine museum in Avignon comes true. He is truly commited to Rhone wines, and that makes his tours even more enjoyable.
I would recommend taking one of his tours as an introduction to the region; he gives a lot of excellent advice that makes visiting in Provence and winetasting in the region much easier and enjoyable.

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Reviewed December 10, 2009

My wife and I visited Avignon in early October and, at the recommendation of TripAdvisor, took the Avignon Wine Tour. We are novice wine drinkers and had no preconceived notion of this tour going into it. We were pleased and satisfied beyond any expectation. From the personal pick-up by Francois to the completion of the day, it was an extraordinary experience. Francois' competence and knowledge of the wines and the territory were only surpassed by his friendly,gracious attitude and accomodating approach. The winery choices were spectacular, the visits to the cafes and markets in the villages were outstanding additions. We would go again in a heartbeat. My only suggestion would be to book as early as possible.

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Reviewed November 24, 2009

Napa Valley operators should take lessons. Best tour we've ever done.

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Reviewed November 4, 2009

We found this tour on line and read some terrific reviews. Because we had enough lead time we were fortunate enough to get a booking. It was a wonderful day. Francoise is very attentive to all his guests and demonstrated that no detail is too small to matter. He is knowledgeable, friendly and exceedingly well prepared for the tours. The surprise that so many reviews remarked upon was included in our tour as well. It was a lovely addition to a fantastic day. Worth ever penny and then some.
Bonne Chance Francois! #'s 1964, 1965, 1966, & 1967

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