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French Wine and Champagne Tasting in Paris

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take your understanding of French wine to another level with a guided wine and Champagne tasting in an atmospheric wine cellar in Paris. Sample six different wines in the course of an evening, including Bordeaux, Sancerre, Rhone and Champagne, while you learn about how to properly taste wines and how to read a French wine label. It's a relaxing way to deepen your cultural knowledge and taste some fantastic French wines at the same time. Upgrade to include a plate of cheese or cured meats to eat while you sip.
  • Taste six wines from different regions in France such as Bordeaux, Sancerre and Champagne
  • Learn the best wine-tasting techniques from your expert sommelier guide
  • Discover how Champagne is made and what makes it so special
  • Enjoy quality French cheese and charcuterie to accompany your wine (if option selected)
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Wines

Taste 1 Champagne and 5 Wines

What's Included

  • Wine tasting (6 French wines)
  • Professional sommelier
  • Cheese or charcuterie (if option selected)
  • Presentation in English
  • Freshly baked breads
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Ô Château
    68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris, France

    Ô Chateau - 68 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau - 75001 Paris

Start time

05:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Spend an evening sampling the best of what France's wine industry has to offer during a French wine and Champagne tasting in Paris. Make your way to a beautifully renovated wine cellar in Paris' city center, not far from the Louvre Museum, and settle in for a French wine master class.

With guidance from a sommelier, you'll taste six different French wines from all over the country, including Bordeaux, Sancerre, Rhone and Champagne. Learn what makes French wines so beloved. Hear about how Champagne is made, and why it's long been considered the best bubbly. Find out how to taste wine correctly, what words like 'appellation' and 'terroir' mean and how to read a French wine label.

This 2-hour wine tasting is designed to give you a deeper understanding of French wines in a relaxed setting where you can actually enjoy what you're learning. Sip wine from delicate Riedel glasses and nibble fresh bread – or upgrade to add a plate of cheese and charcuterie for a more substantial snack.

At the conclusion of the tasting, you'll receive a list of all the wines you sampled, and you'll leave with greater confidence for the next time you're handed a wine list in a restaurant.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The number of participants in each wine-tasting group varies between 6-25 people.
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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I would highly recommend this for anyone going to Paris especially early in your trip so you understand the wines better before trying to order in a cafe or Restaurant!
I certainly recommend getting some of the food options for the evening.
The O Chateau was a perfect venue for tasting wine in the centre of Paris - no need to leave the city, particularly if you are only there for a short while.
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Unpretentious, informative, tasty and fun!
Daphne_J, Jan 2023
My husband and I had a wonderful time learning about French wines and meeting other Paris visitors. This was such a good time, and I think that even if you are well-versed in old world wines, you might still pick up a fact or two from this lesson.
Great experience
Nikola_M, Jan 2023
Professional sommelier, perfect presentation and great experience. All recommendations. We had a great time!
Great experience!...
Allison_A, Jan 2023
Great experience! Definitely recommend adding a charcuterie. If going as a couple, get one cheese only and one meat only, instead of a mixed, as you get more of a variety that way.
Amazing!!!
DeborahSweeney_S, Jan 2023
Our guide was exceptional!! He shared his expertise with humor and engaged all of us. I have been to many wine tastings in Europe and the US. This was by far the best. In addition, the quality of wine was excellent.
Amazing experience for all wine drinkers
whiten3053, Jan 2023
Great experience with a very personable and knowledgable sommelier. Thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would highly recommend.
Great Wine Tasting in Paris
Anna_A, Dec 2022
Great spot, knowledgeable sommelier, full pours. We started out with champagne and tried six different wines. They provided charcuterie (or a cheese board for the vegetarians in our group). We were with our two daughters who are in their early-20s, and we all had a good time.
We enjoyed the entire...
Angela_C, Dec 2022
We enjoyed the entire experience. Was surprised how good the cheese and meat plates were. Enjoyed listening to the host talk about all of the French wines which were also very good.
Well worth it!
Lynn_B, Dec 2022
The wine and the teacher we're both excellent. One of my favorite things I did in Paris. Well worth it!
Wine night
Curtis_H, Dec 2022
The host was very knowledgeable and helpful . Although the wine was to young and low priced . With Better quality wine the evening would have been much more interesting.
Good wine and good time
Sara_M, Dec 2022
Sommelier was great. Very knowledgeable and fun. The location of the tasting room was convenient and the wines were all tasty.
Great wine and education!
Yolanda_V, Dec 2022
Charlotte was great! We had such a great time. We meet some nice people and learned a lot more about wine! Would totally recommend this to anyone!
Amazing experience but know what you paid for.
Kelsey_W, Dec 2022
This was a great experience! Our sommelier was so knowledgeable about the wine and even knew what types of food paired well with them. The only issue was that my friend and I purchased the cheese, and meat tray and when we got there they said if we wanted it we had to pay 15€ extra. We explained that we already purchased it and it was cleared up after a little back and forth. Other than that, we had a great experience.
Tasting wine
Lawrence_F, Dec 2022
Great and value for money the guy really explained well and gave us go explanation of each wine and cheese we good thanks
Excellent wine and generous pours
Susan_H, Dec 2022
The wi e and champagne selections were excellent. Loved the history and insights the Sommelier provided. Made it fun for everyone.
Wine Fun
Kelly_C, Nov 2022
Very fun and informative. Paul was funny and adorable as our host! Did same event 8 yrs ago and came back for more. Definitely recommend.
Loved it
Jennifer_G, Nov 2022
Lovely venue. Excellent host with great information. Came away with information and a lovely experience.
Such a great experience....
Adrienne_K, Nov 2022
Such a great experience. The wine was amazing and I learned a lot of interesting information about wine and its history.
10s across the board!! HIGHLY recommended!
Xavier_V, Nov 2022
This experience was far and away one of the best kept secrets in Paris. Preston, the sommelier, was a terrific host, extremely knowledgeable and was able to make the tasting a lot of fun but informational at the same time. Perfect experience for those who don't want to come to Paris and just do the typical sightseeing! I cannot recommend this experience enough and fully give it a 10/10, without question. We look forward to returning for another tasting as they change their offering for each class every so often and with the changing of the seasons. Definitely stop in and experience the tasting, I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
We had the best time!...
Melissa_C, Nov 2022
We had the best time! Learned so much history about wine in France and the win we tasted was excellent!
Great date night!
Nicole_S, Nov 2022
Dylan was so knowledgeable and fun. My husband and I had a great time and the wine and cheese pairings were perfect.
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Product code: 3777MASTERCLASS