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TOURAINE & VALENÇAY LOIRE WINE-CUISINE-CHATEAUX one day tour with Bon Bouquet
 
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LOIRE WINE-CUISINE-CHATEAUX ONE DAY GUIDED TOUR in the TOURAINE & VALENÇAY in LOIRE REGION

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Your Loire Wine, Cuisine & Chateaux tour of the Touraine region will start with a pick up from your local accommodation or from the rail station at Vierzon. There is a train that leaves Paris (Gare D'Austerlitz) at 8.55am and arrives Vierzon at 10.24am with no changes.

A pleasant 40 minute drive through the Paye de Loire will bring you to the wine growing area of the Touraine.

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THE TOURAINE WINES
As we are located near Valençay our local tour takes you to the AOC domains of the Touraine and Valençay. Although lesser known than Vouvray and Sancerre these red white and sparkling wines, are excellent and you will not be disappointed with what you taste.

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FIRST DOMAINE - Chateau de Quincay
We visit this family owned vineyard where they produce 3 or 4 white wines, 4 or 5 red wines, sparkling (champagne method) and a dessert wine. You can look around the areas where they produce the wines.(The chai) The grapes they use are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay so you will get to taste a whole range of flavours.

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VILLAGE RESTAURANT LUNCH

As the vineyards close between midday and 2pm you have time to take lunch at a local restaurant. There are plenty of good restaurants offering good value lunches. We can choose one that suits your taste. You may be adventurous and want a traditional French meal or you may prefer just a good steak either way we will find it for you and reserve your table.

We can also provide gourmet picnics which you can take at a secluded riverside location.

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SECOND DOMAINE - Domaine de Monplaisir
I first tasted Christiane le Fevre's wines at a local restaurant I was so impressed I stopped off on the way home. I was amazed what a small estate it was but the wines I tasted were excellent and Monsieur Le Fevre and his wife were so charming and friendly that it has since been high on my list of vineyards. Le Fevre produce excellent red wines that cellar well and improve, as well as very crisp sauvignon blanc ideal for summer barbecues

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THIRD DOMAINE - Sinson & Fils
Hubert Sinsan is a legend in this area. He has won many gold medals at the Paris Wine fair and was chosen to replant the Chateau Valençay vineyards. Hubert is now retired and the vineyard is managed by his son Oliver who is a charming man who loves to talk about the wine making process. He will give you a guided tour of the wine production and take you into the vineyards to show you the grapes growing.

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GRAND CHATEAUX TOUR - CHATEAU de VALENÇAY
The Chateau is open until 7pm in the summer so you have time to visit the castle and splendid gardens.

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TOURAINE TOUR
One Full Day 10 am - 5 pm PLUS evening session
including local pick up and drop off, 3 vineyards, transport to lunch and to Valençay Chateau
AUTUMN PRICE 145 Euros/person

The wine tour itinerary SUMMARY:

  • 10.30am Collection from local accommodation or rail station* and transport to one vineyard before lunch.
  • 12.30 pm Transport to a local restaurant (or picnic area if you choose the gourmet picnic option.)
  • 2.00 pm Visit to 2 vineyards after lunch finishing at 4.30 pm
  • 4.30 pm Transport to Valençay Chateau
  • At this point if you are returning to Paris you will need to return to Viezon for the train back, but if you are staying over
  • 7.30 pm Transport to local restaurant for evening meal.
  • 10.00 pm Wine tasting event 3 red 3 white wines with tasting notes- 25 euro/person
  • INCLUDED:

    • Collection from & return to local accommodation or rail station*
    • Transport to vineyards in a spacious air conditioned people carrier
    • Services of a local bi-lingual guides (mother tongue one English; one French)
    • Transport to a local restaurant for lunch (or picnic area if you choose the gourmet picnic option.)
    • Guided visits to 3 vineyards/wineries
    • Transport to Valençay Chateau
    • Transport to local restaurant for evening meal.
    • Not INCLUDED:

      • *Due to the extra distance a supplement of 20 euro/person is required for pick up / drop off at Viezon Railway station
      • Restaurant meals - most restaurants provide a 15, 20 and 25 euro 5 course menu
      • Gourmet picnics and transport to picnic areas 50 euro/couple
      • Evening Wine tasting event - 50 euro per couple comparing 3 red and 3 white wine
      • Chateau entrance fees - approx 15 euro per person
      • Bed and Breakfast - 80 euro/couple/night
      • Items of a personal nature
      • Personal and cancellation insurance
 
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Director/guide
 
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