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Loire Valley, France Meet the locals

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Welcome to Nantes: Private Tour with a Local

1. Welcome to Nantes: Private Tour with a Local

Make travel as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Nantes from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood and learn about the best places to eat, buy groceries and get around. Alternatively, meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do in the city, customized to your interests. Feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own, confident that you have all the information you need.

Loire Valley: Vouvray Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

2. Loire Valley: Vouvray Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint village of Chançay, at the heart of AOC Vouvray to meet your guide, the wife of the winemaker at the family-owned winery you'll be touring. Hear about the history of a winery owned by your guide's parents-in-laws since 1973 and immerse yourself in life at the winery for a few hours.  Take a guided walk in the vineyard surrounding the winery to learn about the French AOC system and its strict rules, as well as the art of vine-growing throughout the year. Understand the specificities of the terroirs in Vouvray and enjoy the view over the vineyards, the winemaker's houses, and the rock-hewn cellars that are typical of the area. Follow the path taken by the grapes at harvest time from the vineyard to the winery where they're pressed to make wine. Learn about different wine-making techniques and visit the wine cellar dug in the rock by your guide's family. Discover the traditional method used in the area to make the famous sparkling wines of Vouvray. Then taste a range of 6 wines produced at the winery from sparkling white and rosé to dry and sweet white wines. Enjoy local delicacies served with the wines, including Loire fish rillettes, charcuteries, cheeses, and local desserts. At the end of the tour, take advantage of the chance to buy wine at cellar-door prices.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Emilie was a great tour guide, she prepared well and had perfect local recommendations for us. She was on time and cared about our well-being. You could tell she really loves the City of Nantes.

Emilie was the best! She knew the history of Nantes and even obscure facts. Her recommendations of shops and places to eat were great! I spent lots of money at one shop! I highly recommend her.

A really fantastic tour and tasting

Very enjoyable 3 hours combining local history, wine production and a picnic of local delicacies including of course wine tasting. I would thoroughly recommend this.

C‘etait tout à ce quoi je m’attendais. Une guide très sympa et j’ai passé un très bon moment à découvrir la ville. Je recommanderais fort cette expérience !

My unofficial guide was an architecture student studying in Nantes. He was well read, interesting and interested in his guiding job.