• Secrets of the River Day Trips from Paris

  • Traditional boats by the Manoir des Hollandais in Le Thoureil
  • Old fishing boat on the Loire
  • Our boat for the afternoon trips, La Tzigane
  • The Abbey at St Maur
  • Tales of life on the river in days gone by
1 Day /
215€ per person
1st May 2017 – 30th September 2017

Can you think of anything nicer?  A morning spent learning about the wines of the Loire valley, a candlelit lunch in an old barrel cellar and then a leisurely trip along the river in a beautiful wooden boat. This one day tour gives you a glimpse of the Loire at its finest – its wines, wildlife and heritage.

Highlights

Beautiful drive along the riverside, wine tasting in our 16th century tasting room, candlelit lunch in an old barrel cellar, boat trip in a traditional sand dredging boat on the Loire.

What’s included?

Morning collection from Angers TGV, tutored tasting in English, 3 course lunch with wine, boat trip on the river Loire, return to Angers station at the end of the day.

What’s not included?

The cost of your train tickets from Paris.  Book using www.sncf.com for the best prices and choice of trains. (Ask Cathy if you need assistance)

Details

Relax as we drive alongside the beautiful river Loire and arrive at le tasting room in time for coffee/tea and biscuits made by local producer Le Vinaillou.

During the morning Cathy introduces you to the wines of the Loire valley with a comprehensive tasting.  You’ll discover the main grape varieties and styles of wine produced as well as learn a few local secrets in the comfort of our beautiful 16th century tasting room.

After the tasting, we move to the garden for an aperitif before enjoying a relaxing 3 course lunch in our old barrel cellar.  Local dishes and specialities are served alongside seasonal salads and herbs from the garden, as well as a top quality cheeseboard from celebrated fromager Pascal Beillievaire, and a delicious dessert.

We then make our way down to our beautiful riverside village of Le Thoureil where we meet up with Alain Gillot who takes us out on his beautiful old ‘toue sablière’.  An intrepid traveller and experienced boatman, Alain has many stories to tell of life on the river both here and around the world. A local man, he has a wealth of knowledge and can tell you all about life on the river during centuries gone by.

Availability & Booking

If you would like to make a reservation or require further information, please send an email directly to cathy@letastingroom.com or call us on 00 33 (0)2 41 79 80 21 and we will be more than happy to discuss your individual requirements.

We require a 75€ per person non-refundable deposit upon booking for wine tours. Bookings made within 48 hours of the tour date will be subject to payment in full at the time of booking.  Any tour cancelled within 48 hours of the tour date will be subject to full payment.  Any cancellations on our part will be fully refunded.

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