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Caves Louis de Grenelle

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Address: 20 rue Marceau, 49415, Saumur, France
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+33 2 41 50 23 21
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Situated at 12m underground in the centre of Saumur, the Louis de Grenelle...

Situated at 12m underground in the centre of Saumur, the Louis de Grenelle wine cellars have been producing, in the purest tradition, Cremant de Loire and Saumur Brut ever since 1859. In this former tufa quarry, you will discover the secrets of traditional wine-producing methods. After the guided tour there will be a commented wine-tasting session. You will also be able to discover wine in a wine-dedicated space.

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Fun and informative tour

A group of friends joined the tour of the caves and really enjoyed the experience. The tour cost 2.5 Euro's and our guide Michelle from Columbia was delightful as well as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends joined the tour of the caves and really enjoyed the experience. The tour cost 2.5 Euro's and our guide Michelle from Columbia was delightful as well as informative, There are 1000km's of underground caves with 3.4 million bottles in staorage and a turnover of 1 million bottles a year. The wine tasting at the end of... More 

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thanks for letting this very nice comment about our family house. The whole team does its best to satisfy every visitor and is glad that you had a pleasant day visiting our cellar and tasting our wines. We also thank you for our guide. Welcome you again would be a pleasure for us. Le service des visites, Maison Louis de... More 

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Me and 4 other 27 - 33 year olds had an enjoyable and interesting tour of the underground caves where they mix, bottle and ferment the sparkling wine. The lady giving us the tour (Helen) was lovely, spoke brilliant English and was very passionate and knowledgeable. After the tour, we had a tasting of some of their creatations in the... More 

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your likeable comment and your interest! We are pleased that you spent some good times in our family house during the guided tour and the tasting session. Hoping to welcome again in our cellar! Pour le service des visites, Hélène Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Parked in their private car park and joined the walking tour of the cellars, which were nice and cool after the heat of the afternoon. Very informative and could see bottling, storing and turning bottles. Tasting afterwards was also very good with half a dozen different wines offered. Had to use the spittoon as driving, but my wife wasn't so... More 

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your opinion about our family house. The whole team is glad that you enjoyed your time in our cellars. It will be a pleasure to see you again for your next journey in our region. Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

Saumur, France
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

An easy place to visit in the town of Saumur. It has a good shop that sells their products . The cave itself is a simple affair, and could be better.

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our family house, we are satisfied that you enjoyed your time in our tourist site. Indeed, the cave is quite simple in order to show an authentic cellar to our visitors, and also because that's still a production site. It will be a pleasure to see you again for your next journey in our region !... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Friendly visit and wine tasting at the end. You go under one cliff and see the magical process of having bubbles created in a still white (or red!) wine fro the area. They also have an organic sparkling wine, and some specials every now and then, like the "roue libre" (freewheel), specially assembled for the Tour de France departure in... More 

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing you interest concerning our family house. We are glad that you enjoyed the guided tour , the tasting session and that you approve our product range. Hope to welcome you again for your next stay in Saumur ! Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a fabulous choice for both sparkling and still wines in Saumur. This location specializes in sparkling, and for a small fee, you can have a guided tour (in French or English!) of the production facilities and learn everything you wanted to know about the production of sparkling wine. You also can glimpse the personal cellar of the head... More 

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comments about your visit in our familial winehouse ! We do our best to make every visitor discover the different sides of our cellars and the secrets of winemaking, and we are glad you enjoyed the tour and the tasting ! Hope to welcome you again, during your next stay in Saumur. Le... More 

Delmar, New York
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a pleasure to see a working production facility! The tour guide was very good and provided us with as many wines to taste as we wanted. Highly recommended!

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our familial winehouse during your stay in Saumur ! We are glad you enjoyed the guided tour and had the chance to see the production activity, and enjoyed the selection of our sparkling wines. We will welcome you again in Saumur with pleasure. Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

Brazil
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

By visiting the cave you get in touch with the actual production process! You have personal guidance! Way better than audio guidance and tablets...

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our familial winehouse. Indeed our wine cellar is still active and it's possible for our visitors to see the production underground (vat room, bottling line...) according to the period of the year, from monday to friday. We will welcome you again with pleasure in Saumur! Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Visited after recommendation from Le Patio. English speaking, informative, pleasent and genuine staff. Had never visited a winery before and had expected to feel out of my depth but could not be more wrong. The staff explained the process of their companies wine making in terms and in a manner that made it easy and non elitist to understand. The... More 

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor ! We are glad you learnt many things about the elaboration of the Sparkling wines in our familial winehouse during the tour. We always try to make it as enjoyable as possible ! Hope to see you again in Saumur, Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Mega tank nuts and we looked for other activities and we found this little gem, a cheap and i mean CHEAP tour snd wine taste, unreal for the price and the staff are so friendly. I have seen this posted before and its true there is no hard sell.. Must see guys and gals.

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Louis D, Responsable relations clients at Caves Louis de Grenelle, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our familial winehouse during your stay in Saumur ! We are glad you enjoyed the guided tour and our wines. Thank you for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor! Le service des visites, Maison Louis de Grenelle. More 

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