1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Louvre Museum

Paris: French Wine Tasting Class with Sommelier

Product ID: 11120
Learn how to taste and identify wine on a fun and informative wine tasting experience of French wines in Paris. You will take a virtual trip through the wine regions of France, sampling the goods in the company of an expert sommelier.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how to identify and taste wine
  • Try different samples from different regions of France
  • Learn the meaning of terroir and appelation from your fun and informative sommelier
  • Take a tour of the wine regions of France and see what makes them different
  • Discover how to read a wine label
Full description
Join the kind of class you weren't offered at school and get advice on how to identify, select, and taste wine. Held in a lovely location in central Paris, you will go on a journey through the wine regions of France for the wine tasting tour de France option, and get a much better understanding and knowledge about wine in general.

The venue is a few minutes walk from the Louvre, and you will taste different wines, from different regions of France. Discover the difference between the wine produce of Champagne and Bordeaux, of Sancerre and the Rhone.

With a unique and refreshing approach, your sommelier will take you through a variety of themes to build up your wine knowledge. He will teach you how Champagne is made and how to taste wine properly. He will take you through the main wine regions of France, the grapes they grow, and the style of wine they make. He will also teach you how to read a French label, and clarify concepts like terroir and appelation.

All the wine will be available for sale, plus many more other varietals, too. Just ask your sommelier. And if you want to stay on for dinner and keep on trying more wines, the O Chateau’s brand new wine bar is ready and waiting, with delicious food and 40 wines to try by the glass every day.
Includes
  • 1 Champagne tasting
  • 6 French wines (from 6 regions of France)
  • Basket of bread
  • Sommelier presentation
  • Wine list
  • Cheat sheet
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the 1st arrondissement. Get off at the metro station Louvre-Rivoli (Line 1) or Etienne Marcel (Line 4). This point is a 6-minute walk away from the Louvre.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 126 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The location was great, as well as the selection of wines. The sommlier was engaging with a phenomenal personality & knowledge base. I would say, the information is more for beginners and overview is extremely breif about regions and varietals (but to be honest France is large and there are thousands of vinyards, impossible to cover in depth in an hour). Having an extensive knowledge base from working in the wine industry for the US, I always feel any opportunity is one to learn from, however, besides a few wine facts from the French perspective, I cannot say it was significantly informative for wine geeks. In other words, if you want to have a great time and try some delicious French wines, go! If you already know quite a bit, just sit back and enjoy the tasting :) it's a tasting foremost, and not a class. I enjoyed it as a last hurrah in Paris.

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February 5, 2020

Our sommelier was so very knowledgeable and made us all feel very comfortable. We learned so much about the regions of France and their wines, how to correctly read a wine label and were able to taste a variety of wines and champagne. Highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Paris!

February 1, 2020

Learned a lot about wine, guide was fun and very knowledgeable.

My daughter and her fiancee did the tasting first and enjoyed it so much my husband and I decided to try it. We both enjoyed it as much as they did. Get the additional cheese plate it was yummy too. My husband's hard of hearing, the guide let him sit next to her, made a great experience. I definitely recommend this tasting.

September 2, 2019

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O Chateau - Paris Wine Tasting

Product ID: 11120