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Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events

40 avenue du General Leclerc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
+33 7 50 94 10 26
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My wife & I along with my daughter and her fiancé joined Brent on a tour Saturday 5th of August... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob K
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Wonderful experience

Wonderful and informative tour full of surprises and interesting tasting discoveries! Thanks Brent!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arvin N
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Our half day, morning, leisurely paced, no hills, walking tour lasts approximately 4 hours and is suitable for those 18 years and older. Advanced booking is preferred. Please book ahead whenever possible. We visit and support local small producers. The shops we visit are open Tuesday to Saturday, therefore, these are the days we offer our walking tour - Tuesday to Saturday only. The Tour starts at 09:00am and finishes at approximately 1:00pm. Tasting Events last up to 2 hours. Both are offered in English only and include tasting exquisite hand made chocolates and local artisanal wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon. Experience pairing fine chocolate with luscious wines, while hearing some fascinating stories of Carcassonne and the region thrown in for fun. There is a two person minimum for Tours and a four person minimum for Tasting Events.
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40 avenue du General Leclerc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I along with my daughter and her fiancé joined Brent on a tour Saturday 5th of August 2017. Brent enthusiasm for Carcassonne, wine and chocolate is infectious. He delivers his knowledge is a relaxed and informative style and alway is with good...More

Thank Rob K
B-McTavish, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rob, Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post this lovely review. I appreciate it very very much. I am so glad you all enjoyed our morning together and that you were able to experience a little “taste” of what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful and informative tour full of surprises and interesting tasting discoveries! Thanks Brent!!More

Thank Arvin N
B-McTavish, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Arvin. I am so glad you found the tour “full of surprises and interesting tasting discoveries”… This warms my heart. And many many congratulations on your engagement. I am so happy to have been able to play a small part in this special...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time with Brent and his local wine supplier. The wine and chocolate tasting experience is a gift to the senses, seasoned with an interesting insight of the history of the region. All wrapped up in a beautiful environment from the hand...More

Thank Gloria C
B-McTavish, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank so much you for this delightful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your Private Tasting Event as much as you did. This is something new I have started doing and I am enjoying offering them, especially to such lovely people as yourselves. Kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brent is an easy going, enthusiastic and informative guide. Tour well organised - some history of the area, followed by a stop at local patisserie where we sampled a selection of quality chocolates. We were most fortunate to have someone from local vineyard to talk...More

Thank Anne T
B-McTavish, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Anne for taking the time to write and post not only this lovely review, but also the one you left on my website. This was doubly kind of you. We had a super morning together didn’t we. I am thrilled you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner booked a tour with Brent as a surprise for my birthday. We began with an entertaining discussion of the history of Carcassone from, and tour of the bastide before visiting the wonderful chocolate shop. Here we were lucky enough to taste a wide...More

Thank nominator22
B-McTavish, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post this lovely review. I really appreciate it. I am thrilled you enjoyed the tour as much as you did. I had a wonderful time with you both. You were a delight to spend...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Brent was a super guide showing us the nooks and crannies of Carcassonne on foot and filling our time with information and anecdotes. Friendly and personable he was a great guide. The locals providing the chocolate and wine were a pleasure to meet and I...More

Thank Helen R
Brent M, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear Helen, Thank you so much for this lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with me, and that you enjoyed where I took you to. We have a some special places here in Carcassonne. And the town is filled with so much...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This tour took us off the beaten track into a world where the locals drop in to share birthday greetings and where daily life goes on around the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit each day. Brent lifted the veil and showed us the...More

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Brent M, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you so much for this very kind review. I am of course extremely happy you enjoyed your time with me, and that you got to experience a wee slice of local life too. Carcassonne is sweet little town full of so much history and...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

It was a wonderful experience! We learned a lot about Carcassone and chocolates, something about the wines too. Highly recommended.

Thank Tuija A
Brent M, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks so much for your kind review. I am so happy you enjoyed the tour and learned a few things too. Learning can be fun, especially when chocolate and wine are involved... wink, wink. All the best, Brent

Reviewed 19 June 2017

What a wonderful way to spend our birthdays and our 25th wedding anniversary. Charming and knowledgeable Brent led us on a voyage of discovery through the streets of Carcassonne where the secrets of the Food of the God's was revealed along with some fantasic chocolate...More

Thank Tigsy
Brent M, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you so very much for your lovely review. We had a great morning together didn't we. It was a special day for special people. I am so glad I was able to put on this tour for you. Thank you for all the kind...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

I had a great morning yesterday learning about and tasting chocolate and wine guided by the knowledgable Brent. It was a fantastic way to start my birthday celebrations. Two chocolate tastings, the first a small scale artisan and the second a more commercial establishment, provided...More

Thank Ian W
Brent M, Owner at Cocoa & Grapes - Chocolate and Wine Tasting Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

I was so glad to be have been able to offer you a birthday treat tour. We had a lovely morning together our group. And I am of course very happy you enjoyed the tour as much as you did. It was my pleasure to...More

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RubyTyke
22 August 2017|
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Response from mwaterson789 | Reviewed this property |
Hi The tour last,s about 4 to 5 hours, Brett is very helpful, best to e mail him, walking pace is slow as he is showing you,around, the Patisserie / chocolatiere,may have a chair you can sit on and the wine tasting as well... More
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DBOxon
7 August 2017|
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Response from mwaterson789 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We did the tour, approx 55 euros each met at 9am by the bridge to view chateau, walking tour ,drinks in a cafe and wine tasting worth every penny very informative , patisserie chocolatiere, wine cellar fabulous, and we... More
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Lori C
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Response from B-McTavish | Property representative |
Bonjour Lori Thank you for your message and interest in Cocoa & Grapes Chocolate and Wine Tasting Walking Tour. I am very sorry to have to disappoint, but exceptionally, I am unable to offer any tours during your stay in... More
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