Wine tastings, Wine cellars, theme tours … The original ideas to taste wine in Paris. Renowned around the world, French wine has a fine reputation. In Paris, many wine cellars and wine merchants have open their doors to share their knowledge with experts or novices wine lovers. Today, there are various ways to discover wine and enjoy the advice of an expert. Professionals have created special tours and tastings under different forms: wine cellar tastings, in shops tastings, tour of the senses, river cruises, escapades in wine regions and more. Looking for a fun and interesting way to discover or rediscover French wines? Follow your Ultimate Paris Concierge !
Champagne Tasting Seine River Cruise
Enjoy the beauty of the Parisian monuments from the water while drinking and learning about champagne. Aboard a peniche of the Vedettes du Pont Neuf company, you will taste a selection of champagnes commented by an experienced sommelier. While admiring the marvels of Paris, he will reveal the secrets behind the King of wines. The departure point is at Port de Suffren near the Eiffel Tour. During the evening, a private lounge is especially reserved to the champagne cruise guests.
Caves du Louvre
Les Caves du Louvre, located near the Louvre museum, in the heart of Paris were built in the 18th century by the King’s sommelier: Trudon. The cellars which then housed wines served at the Court of the King of France, were connected to the Louvre by a tunnel to avoid thieves and beggars. After years of renovations, they are today open to the public, offering a unique experience to discover wine by stimulating your 5 senses in a place full of history. Touch, smell, taste, savour: wine never felt like this before! You will also have the opportunity to create your own wine during a 2 hour winemaking workshop. Or participate to a private tasting in the presence of a recognized professional.
Located in the heart of Paris, Dilettantes is a unique cellar dedicated to Champagne. Its purpose? Bring the Champagne wine makers and the Parisian public together. Created from a selection of 25 Champagne makers from four great terroirs of the Champagne region, Dilettantes offers 130 champagne references, from big family houses to small producers.
The place also has a space 100% tasting. At the basement of the cellar, take place around the table and taste a glass of champagne from the bottle selection presented by house or region.
Plaza Athenée wine cellar
The Plaza Athenée, avenue Montaigne, famous Parisian Palace recently renovated has opened its magical cellar in 2006. The greatest names and wines estates punctuate the initiatory journey, where is expressed the French vineyards epitome. The sommeliers will share with you the cellars’ secrets and make you taste some of the 35 000 bottles and 1700 references: Château Margaux, Montrachet, Château Cheval Blanc… It’s around a zinc table, lit by candles that wine lovers will taste vintage French wine. Three different packages are proposed to the lucky clients who will have the chance to discover the cellar. You wish to taste and learn about French wines and champagnes during a short escapade out of Paris?
Book a private one day tour to Champagne region. A wonderful day of excursion and tasting through the “Montagne de Reims”. Visit and tasting of prestigious champagne houses in Epernay or Reims such as Moët-et-Chandon, Taittinger, Veuve-Cliquot, Pommery, Mumm, or Ruinart… Visit Hautvillers, attractive village on the southern slope of the Montagne de Reims, with old houses and hand-painted wrought-iron signs, it forms part of the three top wine-growing areas of Ay, Hautvillers and Avenay. Tasting of small Champagne producers in the ‘Montagne de Reims’ or in the Marne valley. Visit the beautiful Reims cathedral where most French Kings were crowned, before returning to Paris.