Book your wine tour in the Left Bank or Montmartre and make your own way to the starting point. After meeting your wine-expert guide, spend time exploring your chosen district, stopping along the way at different wine bars and cafés popular with the locals.
Enjoy three wine tastings during your tour, and in-between, get acquainted with the highlights and hidden corners of the district. Admire the landmarks, delve down side streets and soak up the village atmosphere as your guide elaborates on its local history and way of life. While the routes may vary according to the day, both tours last around 3 hours and end in the district they focus on.
Left Bank Wine and Walking Tour (3 hours)
Meet your guide in the vibrant Left Bank area of Paris near the Seine River, and set out down the cobbled Rue Mouffetard, known for its food shops and markets.
Hear about the street’s history and links to late author Ernest Hemingway, before visiting a wine bar and enjoying your first wine tasting. After, resume your travels, passing Saint-Medard Church and a bar made famous by the movie Amélie, on route to the Panthéon, a temple commissioned by French king Louis XV in 1744.
After admiring the Panthéon, stop for a second wine tasting and then continue past the Sorbonne University to the Seine River before heading inside a wine shop offering local favorites and seasonal choices.
Settle into the traditional interior for your third wine tasting, and then finish your tour at a neighborhood bistro.
Montmartre Wine and Walking Tour (3 hours)
Make your own way to the Montmartre district, meet your knowledgeable guide, and head for your first stop, Paris’ last working vineyard.
Take in the sight of the leafy vines flanked by houses and hear about its history and wine production. Then, stroll into picturesque Montmartre to the tree-lined Place du Tertre, filled with outdoor art stalls. Learn how the area inspired artists such as Renoir and Picasso, and delve into the cobbled streets to seek out the best wine bars.
Stop at three traditional bars and sample a delicious wine in each as you learn how it’s made by some of France’s smaller producers. As you sip, chat over the wine’s characteristics with your guide and the rest of your group.
Lastly, walk up to the hilltop Sacré Coeur Basilica and absorb the sweeping views over Paris. Then, finish your tour with a third wine tasting before saying goodbye to your guide.