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French Wine Tasting in Paris

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3777CW
Whether you are a wine novice or expert, you’ll love this exquisite wine-tasting session in an elegant wine bar in central Paris. During your session, sample several diverse French wines while enjoying a platter of artisanal bread, cheese and charcuterie (depending on option selected). Led by an expert sommelier guide, you’ll receive an overview of the French wine regions, learn how to read a French wine label, and discover excellent wine-tasting techniques. Choose from four specially designed wine tastings to suit your preferences.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included
Relax in an elegant wine bar in central Paris and begin your French wine-tasting experience! With a professional sommelier, taste several award-winning French wines from different regions in France such as Sancerre, Champagne and Bordeaux. Learn about the history of French wine, how to read a wine label, and the different wine-making regions in France. You can also purchase any of your favorite wines at the end of your tasting.

You have four options to choose from:

1-hour wine tasting: During this simple introduction to French wine, learn expert wine-tasting techniques while sampling three carefully selected French wines.

1.5-hour wine tasting with cheese and charcuterie lunch: This more in-depth session includes a tasting of five French wines accompanied by artisanal bread, cheese and charcuterie (cured meats), such as smoked ham from southwestern France and saucisson (dried sausage) from Corsica. Your sommelier will take you through the different wine regions including Rhone, Bordeaux and Champagne. Learn the art of food and wine pairing and discover expert wine-tasting techniques.

2-hour wine and Champagne tasting: Join this wine tasting and enjoy six French wines from regions including Champagne, Sancerre and Rhône, accompanied by fresh bread. Explore the art of food and wine pairing; learn how to read a French wine label and navigate a wine list; and uncover the meanings of commonly used terms like 'terroir' and 'appellation.' Your sommelier will provide great tips and plenty of fun anecdotes, too!

2-hour grand cru wine tasting: During this ultimate wine-tasting experience, try six of France's greatest wines accompanied by a platter of delectable cheese and charcuterie. The six different wines, selected from some of the country’s best wineries, include grands crus (a classification of French wine denoting exceptionally high quality), premiers crus (the second-highest classification level) and older vintage wines, all boasting rich, complex flavors. Your sommelier will be on-hand to answer all your questions, and the content of the class will be tailored to meet your needs and preferences.

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Wine bar located near the Louvre Museum.
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Returns to original departure point

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Introduction to French Wine
Code: 1HOUR

1-hour introduction to French wine starting at 3pm; includes three wine tastings

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GBP24.00
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Wine Tasting and Lunch
Code: 15HOUR

1.5-hour wine tasting starting at 12:15pm; includes five wine tastings accompanied by bread, cheese and charcuterie

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GBP59.99
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French Wine and Champagne
Code: 2HOUR

2-hour wine and Champagne tasting starting at 5pm; includes five wine tastings, Champagne and bread

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GBP43.99
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Grand Cru Wine Tasting
Code: 2HOURCRUS

2-hour grand cru wine tasting starting at 5:30pm; includes six wine tastings accompanied by bread, cheese and charcuterie

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GBP119.98
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French Wine Tasting in Paris

French Wine Tasting in Paris

Inclusions:
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional sommelier
  • Cheese, charcuterie and/or bread (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • The number of participants in each wine tasting group varies between 6 and 25 people
  • Minimum age is 18 years
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jack Kennedy, USA, August 2014

This was a fun adventure and an excellent intellectual perspective of French wines. While not for everyone, anyone with a keen interest in wine, this tour provides quite interesting insights. The lecture accompaning the wine tasting was no less than superior.

Reviewed by: Camille H, August 2014

Best trip I've done with viator! SIMPLY AMAZING! I think we picked the perfect tasting of the 3 and I learned so much!

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Tour code: 3777CW