Robert ZakemAtlanta, GA, United States
An excellent and informative day in wine country. We had a great time and Olivier was a terrific guide. I would recommend him without reservation.
Karen CrockerUnited States
Olivier was a very knowledgeable wine guide and easy to talk to. He brought maps and pictures to help explain the various wine regions and their physical topography. We also had an interesting discussion on how climate change and a growing awareness of the impacts of pesticide usage are changing the French wine industry. He brought bread, several different cheeses and some pastry to taste with the wine. I enjoyed the tasting and wine lesson very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear karen, I am sorry to reply so late to your very nice comment. I am happy you had a good time along the wine tasting and I hope you liked your all journey in Lyon. Sincerely, Olivier
Olivier was a fantastic guide who knows a lot about wine and wine-making, as well as being a really pleasant guy to spend the day with! Olivier also secured us visits to great vineyards and very good restaurant booked for lunch. We will book Olivier again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, I just realized i never replied to you. I remember your group very well and we had a lot of fun. I went to the barolo area in Italy following your recommandations and I brought back some fantastic bottles. Don't hesitate to give a call next time you are in the are, we are going to share good bottles. Salutations to your nice team, Olivier
Olivier was exceptionally professional, knowledgeable and very friendly. His English was very good which made for a very enjoyable day. Would highly recommend any tour he provides. Thank you Olivier we had a great day! all the very best and see you in WA if you ever come down under
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Simon, Thank you so much for you message. It was a lot of fun to introduce you to Burgundy. You and your wife were very friendly. Hope your trip in Europe is going on well. Don't hesitate to contact me for any wine information. Best, Olivier
Stephen TaylorUnited States
Olivier was absolutely great. His wine knowledge is outstanding as were his driving skills. We spent three days with him and his schedule was right on based on our interests. The wineries we visited were glad to see us and we had no problem communicating. I would strongly recommend using Olivier if you want to see burgundy and the rhone region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, Thank you for your message. I had your message about David Ramey wines. It is great to keep in touch. Don't hesitate to tell me if you need any more samples for your wine club. I would be pleased to ship them for you. Olivier
Martin DonskyUnited States
An exceptional experience. Olivier is throughly knowledgeable and takes him time explaining the nuances of Burgundy wine. We would most certainly use him again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Martin for this very kind message. We had a great time in Burgundy and I was happy to meet your family. Looking forward to meeting you again. Best, Olivier
Olivier did a fine job navigating the Beaune region. He was prompt, easy to speak to, great attitude, and was able to seamlessly transition our small group though the field to the cellars. Outstanding tastings, great knowledge and good company. Thank Olivier. Regards, Ben, Bruce and Linda
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ben, It was pleasure to meet your group. Don't hesitate to contact me in the future for another adventure. Best regards, Olivier
Victor P.United States
My wife and I needed transport from the terminus of our river cruise to the airport and our travel agent suggested a tour since we had a 7 hour delay from the time we had to exit the ship and our trip home. We opted for a private wine tasting. It turned out to be the BEST 1/2 day of a totally marvelous trip. Our guide was prompt, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wines produced there and communicated that fluently and professionally. Our day and guide exceeded all expectations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Victor. It was great to meet you and to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Burgundy and the wines. Best regards, Olivier
David SchwartzUnited States
Olivier was amazing, his knowledge of the area and his passion sharing his knowledge is wonderful. He guided s to three great wineries in the Rhone valley and ended in Tain l'Hermitage. We enjoyed our trip and his professionalism. I would love to return and have him guide me again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you so much for your comment. We had a great day despite the wind. I hope to see you again in the future. Best regards. Olivier
We had a super day with Olivier. We enjoyed the Burgundy countryside and wine history, but most importantly learned a great deal about the characteristics of Burgundy wines and the rules and practices of this AOC. And of course we tasted some fabulous wines and brought home a few boxes of souvenirs!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie, Thank you so much for your comment and for the very nice time we had all together. I hope you had a nice journey coming back home and I will be pleased to see you again in the future. Best regards, Olivier
Cameron HedgerUnited Kingdom
Great tour by Olivier. Would highly recommend him to all interested in an authentic tour of Burgundy vineyards. Knowledgeable, passionate and very friendly and relaxed. English perfect. Thanks for a great day Olivier! Cameron
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cameron. It was great to meet you and your friend Andrew. We had a super nice day. Don't hesitate to stay in touch. Best
Michele MorrisonUnited States
An exceptional tour; very good and interesting wines paired at separate times with various, well considered cheeses and sausages. Plus pastries, chocolates and a history lesson. By far the best tour I have been on.
Mary HayesUnited States
Olivier planned a perfect wine and food experience for us. We visited two wineries we would never have found on our own, or, been able to fully understand the process, not having enough French for an in depth conversation. On our journey we had a history lesson on all things wine as it related to the Rhone river valley, thousands of years ago. He scheduled a most fabulous lunch at la Pyramide in Vienne as the highlight of our day! We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary, Thank you so much for your comment. I had great time with you and Baxter. Please don't hesitate to contact if you still want to order wine, I would be pleased to organize the shipping. Best regards, Olivier
Mary Ellen KingUnited States
Fantastic tour. We spent a beautiful afternoon going to two wineries and touring some of the wine country. The choice of venues were excellent - a small/family run establishment and a larger operation. Olivier was very informative and brought us to some beautiful places. He also provided the most delicious cheese and bread to supplement our tastings! Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary Ellen. Thank you so much for your comment. What a nice day we had with your family ! Hope to see you again for a longer stay in Lyon or in Burgundy. Best regards. Olivier
Laurie FenwoodUnited States
Excellent coordination and responsiveness! His English is wonderful! As well, he tolerated our attempts at French with good humor and assistance. The vehicle was comfortable and he picked us up at our boat location, which was very important to us. The wines were first rate, with a good variety of winemakers and a route through the vineyards gave us a glimpse of Burgundy. He is very knowledgeable about Burgundy and its winemakers, he made it a very friendly and welcoming tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for your comment. We had a lovely day. I hope your river cruise finished well. Hope to see you again for another trip to come in France. Best regards, Olivier
Great tour by Olivier - he was chatty and knowlegeable, and made us feel comfortable and at ease during the tour. I would definitely recommend him for a wonderful tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Calvin. We had a very good time and I learnt a lot about your country. Have a nice time in London. Hope to see you next time you are in Lyon.
Eric ChavezUnited States
Olivier is a great tour guide! Very attentive to your needs. He is laid back and funny. Being a little bit of a younger guy, it was nice to have this laid back tour with him. We have had older tour guides who are a little too "stuffy" for our needs. His English is perfect! His interest in his locale is outstanding! He loves what he does. He is a perfect 10 for a wine tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eric, Thank you so much for your comment. It was so nice to meet you guys. I hope we stay in touch. Olivier
Suzanne PiperUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Olivier. He is knowledgeable and very good with English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank's a lot Suzanne. We had a wonderful time. I hope your stay in Amboise was fantastic. Best.
should have better wineries visits and a organized itinerary
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie, I feel sorry that you didn't have the experience you expected. I aim to satisfy my clients by sharing my passion for wine through a direct experience in the vineyards. The places we visited both offered you a sample of what the region offers best and tastings of high rated wines. I have had great responses about this tour from my clients. Please don't hesitate to contact me next time you are in the region, I would be pleased to set a free tour for you and your husband. Regards, Olivier
George AnderlUnited States
wine knowledge was extensive
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi George, Thank you very much for your message. I am looking forward to meeting you for another wine tour in the future eventually. Best, Olivier
It was all good and Oliver knows what he is doing, We enjoy the day much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Siggi, Thank you for your comment.i appreciated the day with you and your wife. I hope you had great time in france. I am thinking about going to Island one of theses days. Best. Olivier
Olivier was great! We enjoyed our visit to Beaujolais and Maconnais very much. Thanks!
William ParkerUnited States
Olivier M. provided and overall excellent tour experience. What was so fun was his enthusiasm and exceptional understanding of not only the wine and the vineyards, but the history of the region as well. Not a dull moment - made the visits to the vineyards educational, often enhancing and adding to the overall experience. What really stood out was his willingness to customize our full day tour based on what we had already experienced - he put a lot of effort into our tour and it showed.
Keith WalshUnited States
Olivier was a great host and an excellent tour guide during our stay in Burgundy. He rescued us when we were lost, and he was extremely helpful when we needed directions. Not only did he take care of my wife and I, but he also picked up my two sisters and my brother-in-law at the airport and gave them the same courtesy and hospitality that we enjoyed while visiting this wonderful region in France. He even helped me with the language (as much as he could) and explained where everything was in great detail.
Linda B.United States
We appreciated that Oliver was able to modify the tour to accommodate our late afternoon travel schedule without compromising the key elements of the tour. The museum in Vienne was a wonderful surprise and should not be missed. The winery visits were interesting and informative - particularly meeting the winemakers. Oliver put together a wonderful personalized tour which made for a very enjoyable day.
Lynn McLeanUnited States
Great day. Olivier proposed a well thought out tour with tasting appointments at two wineries and lunch reservations at an excellent restaurant with fantastic views. The two wineries we visited were very different; one modern and the other was a small family run winery. Our day included a brief tour of a museum and walk through Roman ruins. Olivier brought a bottle of wine for us to taste. The wine was produced using a recipe from Roman times and was a wonderful addition to a fun day.
Shane BrannanUnited States
This review is long over due...My experience with Olivier was exceptional. I arranged a one-day private guided tour of Cornas and Tain Hermitage with Olivier. From being greeted at the train station in Lyon to the private guided tour around Tain Hermitage and up to the panoramic views for a delicious handmade lunch and wine at Le Rhône vers le Nord depuis Tournon, Oliver and his business partner, Alexandre, provided a tour beyond my expectations. Five Star Rating! Thank you Oliver and Alex!