Wine tasting in Paris

Guided tours, themed itineraries, evenings at wine merchants … Original ideas for wine tasting in Paris

France is reputed for the quality of its wine and attracts numerous wine buffs. In Paris, many wine and champagne bars welcome enthusiastic œnologues and beginners, and wine merchants present the latest vintages that they have sourced. For original tastings, various companies offer special guided tours on the theme of wine, to meet independent winegrowers. These tours take the form of walks around town, urban orienteering, or a trip to a wine region and wine storehouse. Other companies organize wine tasting evening events to introduce their clients to wine, to teach them how to identify flavours and to compare the characteristics of different wines.

Special guided wine tours

Les caves du Louvre

Les Caves du Louvre, bar, Paris © Les Caves du Louvre

The Caves du Louvre, in the former mansion of the sommelier to Louis XV, have recently opened their doors to the public, and offer a surprising experience. They invite visitors to approach the subject of wine in a sensory way. Five rooms spread over 600 m² each appeal to a different sense: smell, touch, sight, hearing … provoking sensations that are a key to understanding wine ... Taste – the final sense appealed to at a wine tasting – is discussed at the end of the tour, in a room where visitors are invited to taste several wines. A fascinating and instructive place to learn about French wine.

Note: interactive tour via the application ‘Wine in Paris’ for smartphones and tablets (loan possible).

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Promenade des Sens

Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris© OTCP - Jacques Lebar

For an unusual walk in Paris, Promenade des Sens combines a cultural visit with some indulgent tasting. On request, the agency organizes an itinerary for groups to celebrated wine merchants in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. Wine and champagne tasting, explanations from enthusiastic wine professionals plus other historic anecdotes about monuments in the district fill this 3-4 hour walk.

Note: in French and English.

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Paris Wine Day Tours

Paris Wine Day Tours - The vines

With Paris Wine Day Tours, take a daytrip to the vineyards of the Loire Valley and Burgundy. The excursion from Paris includes a visit to two vineyards, and several tastings of red, white and rosé wine from different grapes and appellations such as Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and the Coteaux du Giennois. The trip also includes a visit to a cheese factory, a local grocery store and historical monuments.

Note: in English.

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Original wine tastings

Ô Chateau

O Chateau - Vinotheque, Paris © OTCP

Ô Chateau offers wine tasting classes everyday to enjoy and discover French wine. Learn how to taste and evaluate a wine with a sommelier, discover the main regions and grapes in France and other tips for a fan and unique experience in Paris.

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De Vinis Illustribus

De Vinis Illustribus - Boutique

De Vinis Illustribus offers private wine tastings in its stone-vaulted 17th century wine cellar in the Latin Quarter. Recent wine, old vintage wine, great classics: the wine merchant organizes several workshops in the daytime and in the evening. Tasting dinners in the wine cellar are possible. The manager also gives suggestions on food and wine pairing and on ideas for giving wine as a gift. 

Note: in French and English.

Different tasting options.

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Le vin qui parle

Le Vin qui Parle - Enseigne - 4 , Paris © le Vin qui Parle

Discover the abundance of French wines with Vin qui parle wine tastings. Whether you are connoisseurs or complete novices, explore the wealth of French grape varieties in a relaxed and easily-accessible way. The shop offers 3 options: introduction to wine tasting, open wine tastings (free, you discuss wine with a winemaker) or private party evenings (from 10 people, invite an expert to your home for an evening).

Note: in French and English.

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Dilettantes

Cave à Champagnes Dilettantes, Paris © DR

The champagne cellar Dilettantes is the champagne specialist. Situated in the 6th arrondissement, the champagne merchant has selected champagnes from the vineyards of 25 quality winegrowers. The stone cellar hosts tastings (no booking required) and wine workshops in groups.

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Wine Tasting in Paris

Wine Tasting in Paris - table dégustation

Discover the most famous French wine regions along with an expert! For connoisseurs or novices, the tasting sessions proposed by Wine Tasting in Paris will give your taste buds a treat and reveal the secrets of French wine.

Note: in English.

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Localers

Localers - cours d'oenologie © Localers

Living in Paris like a Parisian is now possible with Localers. The website puts tourists in contact with residents in Paris. The special circuit on French wines is led by Thierry, a native of Burgundy, a great French wine region. Let him take you on a discovery of the different grape varieties, techniques and fragrances of French wine.

Note: in English. The tasting group is limited to 12 people.

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La Route des Gourmets

Legrand Filles & Fils, Paris © DR

Wine, champagne and regional products are the focus at La Route des Gourmets. Several options to choose from to discover France and its wine. For example, the ‘Prestige’ wine tasting workshop is held at Maison Legrand, in the prestigious Galerie Vivienne. The focus is on six grands crus, accompanied by charcuterie and cheese. The ‘duo tasting’ is designed for loving couples and offers an exploration of rare champagnes.

Note: in French and English.

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Vedettes de Paris

Vedettes de Paris - Paris Étoile 2

Enjoy a Parisian cruise and taste one of France’s most prestigious specialties: champagne! Alongside a wine professional, enjoy 3 champagnes selected by oenologists from Ô Château as you cruise along the Seine past the finest monuments in Paris.

Note: in French and English.

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With'art

Diploma holder in enology called the WSET2 (Wine and spirit Education Trust), With'art propose to the lovers of wine and the curious one, some wine tasting. You can also enjoy enology classes. All the sessions are made within a 2 hours tour with an initiation into the tasting of 3 or 4 wines from different regions : Alsace, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Val de Loire, Rhône  Valley, World wine. Without forgetting the food and wine pairing (wine - cheese; wine - chocolate).

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 More info: Wine and champagne bars in Paris

Les Caves du Louvre Adhérent

Museum
52 rue de l’Arbre Sec, Paris, 75001

Located in the heart of Paris, Les Caves du Louvre is a unique venue, opened recently to the public thanks to an enthusiastic......

Ô Chateau Adhérent

Bar à vins & bar à champagnes
68 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris, 75001
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Ô Chateau is one of the best wine bars in Paris that offer more than 50 wines by the glass and 1000 references by the bottle. The......

Dilettantes Adhérent

Vins & alcools
22 rue de Savoie, Paris, 75006

In the heart of the historic Saint Germain des Prés,a new address dedicated to the Champagne has opened and is worth visiting! At......

Vintage & Cie Adhérent

Art de vivre | Vins & alcools | Accessories
199 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75008

Vintage & Cie is much more than a Parisian wine cellar. It is a gallery, a club, a spirit. The ideal place for rare and old......

DEGUST’Emoi Adhérent

Incentive activities
  • Bastille
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For 5 years now, DEGUST’Emoi 5 has been offering oenology and wine tasting courses in French and English suitable for everyone,......

Paris Wine Day Tours Adhérent

Incentive activities | Guided tours

Discover the fascinating world of French wines. In a day trip from Paris you will meet the selected passionate wine-makers who......

Promenade des Sens Adhérent

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Champs-Élysées

A team of experienced and enthusiastic guide-lecturers, flexible and attentive, to make sure you have a good time relaxing and......

La route des gourmets Adhérent

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Showcasing the heritage of French gastronomy, La Route des Gourmets offers French and foreign tourists services on the theme of......

De Vinis Illustribus Adhérent

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Quartier Latin

This is a unique place dedicated to wine, with an impressive selection of vintage wines (from 1811 to present day), wine......

Vedettes de Paris Adhérent

Guided tours
  • Tour Eiffel - Invalides
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Discover the most beautiful tours with commentary in Paris with a sightseeing cruise on the Vedettes de Paris. Board your boat at......

Le Connoisseur Adhérent

Guided tours
  • 92 - Hauts-de-Seine

Incoming agency (DMC) / Guided tours / Incentive activities Incoming agency in Paris, Le Connoisseur, brings an intimate......

With’art Adhérent

Guided tours

Graduate of Art history at the Ecole du Louvre and History at the Nanterre University, then licensee of the National Tour Guide......