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“So good we went again”

Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Gennes
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“So good we went again”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

In 2012 we had a wonderful day with Cathy and Nigel learning a huge amount the wines of the Loire region. In fact we enjoyed the day so much we booked again this year but asked if we could combine the tasting with a boat trip on the Loire. Nothing was too much trouble including a wonderful lunch suitable for my wife who has coeliac disease. After lunch we went on a traditional Loire river sailing craft discovering the complexities and shallows of the river including some impromptu team work to hoist the sail and run downwind. All in all we cannot recommend highly enough the expertise, knowledge and hospitality of Cathy and Nigel.

Visited August 2013
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Pennsylvania
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“A fabulous day trip from Paris”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We spent a lovely day in July with Cathy and Nigel. From start to finish, the day flowed effortlessly--from Cathy's warm welcome at the Angers train station, to the wine tasting and onto a gourmet lunch followed by a visit and tasting at an impressive 14th century chateau. We are very interested in wine and Cathy and Nigel's knowledge of wine in general and Loire wine in particular made for an excellent educational experience. Visitors staying in Paris should know that this is a very easy day trip (we took the TGV from Gare Montparnasse directly to Angers) and we were back in Paris in time for dinner. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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Elgin, Illinois
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“Recommending this Tour for any Loire visitor!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was the most informative, laid-back, enjoyable wine tour I've ever experienced. Cathy and Nigel were the most knowledgeable couple who not only have extreme book smarts about the subject, but also decades of experience to back up every word. Their humor and kind-heartedness made for a lovely day of learning, drinking and dining in the beautiful setting of their renovated country home and cave. The meal they prepared for us was fantastic, and the private tour of their friend's winery was such a uniquely intimate experience. The six of us who attended this tour had a fantastic day and will always remember the Loire in a very special way.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Great Loire Valley wine experience!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband and I really wanted to experience the flavours of the Loire Valley, understand the uniqueness of the region and just have a great time tasting wine. This tour with Cathy and Nigel really exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
“Very wine-novice friendly, great wine, beautiful chateau”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

My wife and I were just married and honeymooned in France. We decided to take this tour to get a taste of French wine country and were not disappointed!

Going in, my wife and I had little formal knowledge about wine, but Cathy and Nigel made the experience very accessible, informative, and most importantly, fun! This tour shouldn't be missed for fear of not having enough knowledge about wine.

Cathy and Nigel were a joy to meet and obviously know their craft in and out. Taking this tour you will be treated to excellent food and wine, an informative and enjoyable learning session, a visit to a beautiful Chateau, and excellent company.

Highest recommendation!

Visited May 2013
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