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Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours

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Address: 37 Chemin du Lavoir, 49350 Gennes, France
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+33 2 41 79 80 21
09:00 - 17:00
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1-3 day Loire wine tours led by experienced English trade professionals....

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.

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Great Day in Loire Valley

Our day tour to Loire Valley with Cathy and Nigel was our favorite day of our Paris trip. Cathy did an excellent job of explaining the French wine system and tasting techniques... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our day tour to Loire Valley with Cathy and Nigel was our favorite day of our Paris trip. Cathy did an excellent job of explaining the French wine system and tasting techniques (all while tasting some great wine). Lunch prepared by Nigel was fantastic and their cellar was the perfect setting. The tour of the vineyard was beautiful and we... More 

Thank Jessica L
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Our trip to Le Tasting room started with a bit of frustration as our train from Paris was delayed. That said, Cathy waited for hours at the station as if she were waiting for close friends. Then, she and Nigel shared their love and knowledge of wines with us in a group of 7 people! The lunch Nigel prepared was... More 

Thank Ryan B
loirewinefan, Owner at Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours, responded to this review

Well what a day that was! I know it was very frustrating for you with the delays from Paris and we are so happy that you enjoyed the day despite taking rather longer than normal to get here! Thanks for your very kind comments about the tasting and lunch. Your good humour made it a lovely day for us all. More 

Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Cathy and Nigel are the best, they are dedicated to educating and spreading the word on loire valley wine. They treated us to wonderful lunch on multiple days and tantalizing wines. They introduced us to some of the best wine makes in the area. we had a wonderful time with them and will be contacting them when we go back.... More 

Thank Anu420
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Cathy and Nigel showed us how the vines are groomed and the grapes are gathered at a vineyard, plus they have some of their own vines in their garden. They have a great setup for the class and Nigel is quite the chef for lunch. We can now tell the three levels of wine when purchasing French wine. We strolled... More 

Thank kf4daw
Boca Raton
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous day we had with Cathy and Nigel! It was one of the more interesting wine experiences I've ever had! I've been on many wine tours before but never one that educated me on the region and the wines it produces like this one. I came to this day with very little knowledge of the wines of Loire... More 

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loirewinefan, Propriétaire at Le Tasting Room Wine - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We so enjoyed our first day of the season with you both. We certainly won't forget it with the wind whistling around us and the lights flickering on and off - it made for memorable day didn't it? Thanks for being such good company and setting us up for another successful year welcoming lovely people... More 

Friday Harbor
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have been traveling to France every other year or so for 30 years and have always included wine tasting. This has been a partially random event stumbling upon wineries as I drive or looking up wineries whose wines I have appreciated in the past. The day with Cathy and Nigel was so much more efficient in discovering the wines... More 

Thank acairns
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful day of discovering the world of the wines of the Loire. Cathy and Nigel are knowledgeable and interesting and great hosts. Our group of 10 were picked up from our holiday home and whisked into the world of wine tasting. A lovely lunch was followed by a trip to a local producer. A full day of wine smelling,... More 

Thank Belinda B
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

My husband and I, along with our friends, choose to do the "Loire Wine Discovery Day Trip." Once we booked we were given specific directions as to where Cathy and Nigel would meet us at the TGV station in Angers. We were welcomed graciously and told we'd be a "full tour" which ended up being 7 people plus Nigel and... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Cathy and Nigel Henton should be your "go-to" people if you want a perfect day-trip from Paris (TGV) to enjoy and learn about the wines of the Loire Valley. They both are gracious hosts, incredibly knowledgeable and just plain fun to be around. (Please don't confuse Cathy with being a sommelier...she's a wine educator!) The Loire Valley includes a significant... More 

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virginia beach, va
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

My son and I had the pleasure of spending the day with Cathy and Nigel on a recent day trip from Paris and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Cathy is very responsive to inquiries when you are making a booking and answers all questions promptly. She provides specific information about what trains you will need to... More 

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