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16 Jan 19

Visit program "Rendez Vous in the vineyards"

Rendez-Vous in the Vines 2019 Calendar
Unless otherwise stated, RDV in the vineyards take place at Vignoble Alain Robert, Charmigny, 37210 Chançay. Contact: Myriam Fouasse-Robert - +33 6 52 16 97 07 - Information and bookings online at

1. Unusual tasting tours

• In the vineyards at dusk - 35 € / person (20 € for children under 16 years) Saturday, June 1 at 20h Saturday, June 8 at 20h Saturday, June 29 at 20:30 Saturday, July 13 at 20h Saturday, July 27 at 19:30 Saturday 17 August at 7pm Saturday September 7th at 7pm No time to visit the vineyard during the day? Want to enjoy the cool evening? This tour is for you!Guided walk in the vineyards at dusk, tasting of 5 Touraine wines and regional dishes in harmony with the vines at dusk. Back to the lanterns. Duration 3h.

• Wines and veils - 45 € / person (20 € for children under 16) Saturday, June 22 at 18h, from Amboise (on the banks in front of the tourist office) Thursday 18 July at 18h, from the port of Chaumont-sur-Loire (41) Friday, August 16 at 18h, from the port of Chaumont-sur-Loire (41) Millière Raboton and Rendez-Vous in the Vineyards team up to offer you a moment of navigation on the Loire in toue (traditional boat), from the port of Chaumont-sur-Loire or Amboise, and accompanied by a commented tasting of 5 Loire wines and local dishes, first on the boats then on a sandbar. Duration 4h.

• Vineyards, bicycles and castles - 25,50 € / person Sunday, July 14 at 10am Saturday, September 21 at 15:30 (on the occasion of the European Heritage Days) Come with your bike, we will drive you through the vineyard for a walk combining terroir, gastronomy and heritage. The breaks in the middle of vineyards will be the opportunity to discover the AOC Vouvray and the work done by the winemaker throughout the year ... We will taste 4 wines directly on the plots where they were produced. These wines will be accompanied by regional products (Loire fish, cold meats, cheese, sweet food). This bike ride will also be an opportunity to enjoy superb views of some castles of the Loire Valley: Amboise, for the most famous of them ... but also more private and confidential castles of the valley of the Loire Valley. Brenne.

Possibility to rent bikes at the start of the hike (on reservation, from 14 € / person).

2. Winemakers workshops

Workshop size of the vine - 25 € / person Date determined early March
Harvest day - 40 € / person (20 € for children up to 12 years) Date determined in June, at the time of the flower of the vine Come and discover the atmosphere that reigns in the vineyard at this time of the year and share a moment of conviviality, introducing you to the manual harvest. Welcome coffee, manual harvesting, discovery of the harvesting machine, visit of the winery and discovery of the press, reception of the harvest, tasting of grape juice and musts in the vats, visit of troglo winery, lunch around the wines of the estate and local dishes. From 9h to 16h30.
Roasted chestnuts and new wine - 25 € / person Date determined during June Come discover a local tradition! The goose, also called new wine, is in Guided tour of the cellar (technical facilities) and the troglo winery, tasting of grape must in the vats.Roasted goose and chestnuts by the fire at the entrance of the cellar, then wines from Vouvray and Touraine with local delicacies (cold meats and cheeses).

3. Thematic oenological tastings

Valentine special tasting - 35 € / person Saturday, February 16 at 17h
Initiation to tasting - 35 € / person Saturday, March 9 at 16:30 Saturday, December 7 at 16:30 Come sharpen your nostrils and taste buds and discover the basics of oenological tasting and food and wine pairing. Sensory workshops, implemented during a tasting of 5 wines with food served in agreement. Duration: 2h

DiVIN CHOCOLAT - 20 € / person Sunday, March 10 at 10:30 in Noizay As part of the Saveurs et Terroirs show organized by the oenology club of Noizay, let's meet for a gourmet tasting around chocolate ...a dish not always obvious to marry with the wine ... Come to test different agreements and leave with keys to grant your desserts or chocolate dishes. Quiz and wine games in introduction. Tasting of 5 wines from the Loire, France and elsewhere, accompanied by chocolate bites and dishes made with cocoa and chocolate. Duration: 2h. Reservations at 06 07 96 18 33 . The mentioned price includes a tasting glass and the entrance to the lounge.

Tasting of all saints ... - 40 € / person Saturday, November 2 at 16:30 On the occasion of All Saints' Day, I propose a tasting to discover some 'holy names' of our French vineyard. Saint Emilion, Saint Pourçain, Saint Véran, Saint Estèphe ... how much will you name? Can you identify them during our blind tasting? The opportunity to travel through the vineyards of the Hexagon and discover the peculiarities of some wine regions and appellations. A quiz will be proposed to make the evening fun and educational. Tasting of 8 blind wines with dishes. Duration: 2h

Bubbles, bullons, bullez - 40 € / person Saturday, December 1 at 16:30 Festive tasting around the wines of fine bubbles! Do you know them ? Can you tell the difference between a champagne and a Vouvray? In which French wine growing regions are crémant made? And abroad, what does it produce? ... After a cellar visit to understand the traditional method, I would suggest a fun tasting (blind) and commented on 8 wines of fine bubbles with food. Come discover the different methods of making fine sparkling wines and learn to recognize the origin and AOC wines that will be served. Duration: 2.5 hours

Wine and cheese - 35 € / person Saturday, December 28 at 16:30 And if we were hunting ideas received? Do you usually drink red wine with cheese? Come and try the white wine and cheese pairing. Comparative tasting of 6 white and red wines on 6 cheese families, sensory analysis. Duration: 2h
07 Dec 18


Medici Christmas,
from 1st of December 2018
as of January 6, 2019

Chenonceau owes its architecture unique in the world to Catherine de Medici, who built its two aerial galleries on the river.
Elegant signature of the castle, Ponte Vecchio in the Loire Valley ...
Christmas will mark the presence of this illustrious Florentine queen, in each of the bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens ... with the creations of the Floral Workshop of the castle, and its scenographer, Meilleur Ouvrier de France.
The iconic Grande Galerie will unveil the prestigious Cristal de Sèvres collections associated with sumptuous bouquets. Perfect match between 2 "" Houses "" of French excellence.
Chenonceau will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Queen Catherine de Medici, born in Florence in 1519. Chenonceau owes her great refinement.
06 Dec 18

Museums and Festivals

Museum of Fine Arts

18 Place F. Sicard -
Hours: 9h / 12h45 - 14h / 18h
Open daily except Tuesdays
Closed on January 1st, May 1st, July 14th.
November 1st and 11th, December 25th
Former Archiepiscopal Palace (17th and 18th centuries). Rich furniture and important collections of French and foreign paintings from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Mantegna (15th century), Rubens, Rembrandt (17th century), Boucher (18th century), Delacroix, Degas (19th century).

Museum of the Compagnonnage

8, Rue Nationale - 02 47 21 62 20

02.01-15.06 and 16.09 - 31.12: 9h-12h30 and 14h-18h00 - closed on tuesday

16.06-15.09: 9h-12h30 and 14h-18h00.
Closed on January 1st, May 1st, July 14th,
November 1st and 11th, December 25th

Archives, iconography, tools and masterpieces of the companions of the Tour de France since 1840. Unique museum in the world. Last entries accepted 1/2 h. before closing.

Saint Martin Museum
3 rue Rapin - -
Opening hours: 9h30-12h30 and 14h-17h30
Open every day except Monday and Tuesday
Closed on May 1st, July 14th, November 1st and 11th
and from mid-November to mid-March
Main episodes of the life of Saint Martin. History of the site and the buildings which succeeded one another in this high place since the implantation of the first burial.


Aucard from Tours

5 days of concerts in early June on the plain of the Gloriette Tours

Sound lands

3 days concert in Monts in July. Programming 2013: Skunk Anansie, Sanseverino, I AM, Archive ....

Jazz in Touraine

September. Jazz Festival in Montlouis sur Loire


For 10 years, Jazz à Tours and Petit Faucheux have been highlighting the new French jazz scene. Make an appointment.

Fresh Spokes

July.Free multidisciplinary festival, organized by the city of Tours since 2003, invites to discover the contemporary artistic creation.

And many more ...
20 Nov 18

Domaine Bourillon dorleans

Frédéric Bourillon Dorleans and his team will be pleased to welcome you to his superb cellar ( cave cellars ) in Rochecorbon

20 Nov 18


Alexandre Monmousseau and his team will be delighted to discover the wines of Vouvray, through a visit to their winery, followed by a tasting of their wines.

20 Nov 18

See you in the vineyards- Cellar visit

In Chançay, in the heart of the AOC Vouvray vineyard (20 km from Tours and 15 km from Amboise), in the Loire Valley, Myriam Fouasse-Robert invites you to dive, half day, in the daily life of a family vineyard - an immersion in the world of vine and wine, winemaking and oenological tasting.

With Rendez-Vous in the Vineyards, I do not offer you simple cellar visits and wine tastings, but to live a unique and authentic experience, off the beaten track, and to enter the secrets of the vineyard and the wines of the region. Loire Valley, during educational visits tailored to each.