A wine, cultural & food Tour of the Loire Valley

“De la Loire à la table”

As a native of the Loire Valley, or I may say as a “Ligérien”, I’ve always been eager to introduce friends and family to my beloved region. For 10 years I’ve lived in the United States, but each
summer escaped back to the Loire. Welcoming friends and family to our home in Montreuil-Bellay has become a tradition. It renews our passion. It allows us to embrace all of the richness of the King’s Valley and to see it again through the fresh eyes’ of our guests.

The gastronomy, the Renaissance heritage and the diverse wine scene blend together here and make it the “Garden of France”. Let us take you by the hand, show you around and guide you through the beauty of it. Slow down and
savor the Loire at the French pace.

Thomas Meunier
Your Tour Guide

Below is an example of a schedule for the trip. The hotel and restaurant reservations depend on the availability once your reservation is completed.

Depending on the weather and last minute opportunities the itinerary could change slightly but we will stay loyal to the theme of the week.

Program of your stay

Day 1 – From Paris CDG to Montreuil-Bellay

8-10:30 : Pick-up at CDG Airport – Drive 3.5 hours to Montreuil Bellay.
1:30pm : Welcome brunch at our family home.
4pm : Checkin at L’Arcane du Bellay Bed & Breakfast (or equivalent)
4-7pm : Free time (Nap?...) or walk in the village
7pm : Dinner at l’Auberge des Îles in Montreuil-Bellay – www.auberge-des-isles.fr

Day 2 – When in Rome… Farmer’s market and cooking day !

9:30am : Pick-up at your B&B
10am : Thouars’ Farmer’s market
1pm : Lunch “retour de marché”
3-5pm : Visit the castle of Montreuil-Bellay
5:30pm : Cook French traditional recipes
8pm : dinner – Loire wines and Food pairing

Day 2 – When in Rome… Farmer’s market and cooking day !

9:30am : Pick-up at your B&B
10am : Thouars’ Farmer’s market
1pm : Lunch “retour de marché”
3-5pm : Visit the castle of Montreuil-Bellay
5:30pm : Cook French traditional recipes
8pm : dinner – Loire wines and Food pairing

Day 3 – Discover the Loire on the water

9:30am : Pickup at your B&B
10am: Farmer’s market in Saumur and walk about in the city to the castle.
1pm -6pm: Barge Trip, Lunch & Wine Tasting on the Loire with winemaker Frédéric Mabileau,
organic winegrower in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil.
Evening : All you’d like to do is sleep… Free time !

To contact us for reservations