Wine In Paris: Historic Cellar Tour With VIP Vineyard Visit And Tastings

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    1:45 PM
  • Departure Details :
    2 Place du Louvre,
  • Return Details :
    Rue des Saules, 75018 Paris, France
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The reputation of French wines is unparalleled. Rolling vineyards cover the countryside from Burgundy to Bordeaux, producing some of the bGare de l|est wines in the world. Be part of a guided small group tour for visiting an historic 18th century wine cellar, now transformed into a spectacular wine experience. Learn about the grape varieties that grow across the country, the centuries old craft of winemaking and the fine art of wine tasting.
Your visit will include a tasting of three wines that have been carefully selected for you by the in-house sommelier. Then, its time to head across the city to Montmartre, to one of the best-kept secrets in the city. Enjoy a VIP visit to a beautiful working vineyard closed to the public, taste its wine and learn about the fascinating history of the famous artists quarter.

Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Small-group tour

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Free drinks included

Know More about this tour

Meet your friendly, local guide and small group at a central location in Paris close to the Louvre Museum. The first visit is to the incredible vaulted wine cellars that once housed King Louis XVs wine collection. Legend has it the cellars were linked to the Louvre by tunnel to allow for easy transportation of the wines for royal banquets. Today, these wine cellars have been completely restored. Your expert guide will lead you through rooms dedicated to educating visitorsabout the cultivation of grapes, the winemaking process, and the smells, tastes, and colors you will recognize as you taste wines. Put your new knowledge into practice witha tasting of three wines selected for you by the sommeliers.

Next, its time to head above ground, where your guide will lead you to your next stop: a tiny and beautiful working vineyard nestled in the heart of the historical artists quarter of Montmartre. Travel here by metro, as a typical Parisian would. On the way, stroll through the most Parisian of parks, the Tuileries Gardens, before heading for lively Montmartreand theClos Montmartre vineyard.

The presence of vines in Montmartre officially dates back to 944, and many say even to Roman times, making this the oldest vineyard in Paris. In the 18th century, three quarters of the hill of Montmartre was covered with vines. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour around this captivating area, regaling you with stories of the lives of the artists and famous residents who once called Montmartre home. This tour also gives you VIP entry to the Clos Montmartre vineyard, closed to the general public and only opened for a special few. Take a tour of this charming vineyard, and learn how the wine is made in the local town hall. Its the only town hall in Paris to have a license to make alcohol.

End your tour with a tasting of Clos Montmartre'shard-to-come-by wine. Only 1,750 bottles are made each year, and all proceeds go to support local charities in Montmartre. At the end of your tour you are free to spend your evening in Montmartre, perhaps on the artists' square at Place du Tertre or in one of the typical bars or restaurants in the area. Your guide will be happy to make recommendations to ensure you spend a perfect Parisian evening.

Inclusions

Guided tour of an 18th century wine cellar, now transformed into a spectacular wine experience

Tasting of 3 French wines

Guided walking tour of Montmartre

Transportation between sites on the Paris metro

VIP access to the Clos Montmartre vineyard, closed to the general public, with wine tasting

Small groups of 15 people or fewer

Expert, fully accredited tour guides

Entry/Admission - Les Caves du Louvre - Make Your Own Wine Workshop

Entry/Admission - Le Clos Montmartre

Exclusions

Hotel pick up/drop off

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

The minimum legal drinking age in France is 18 years. Participants under 18 will not be served alcohol on the tour

Please ensure you have some form of ID with you as we may be required to show proof of age

A reasonable amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable shoes

Due to hills and cobblestones in Montmartre, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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