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Paris wine tours can be made to Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire Valley, the famous vineyards of France. We have selected the best operator for these wine tours. Relax, taste the best french wines and enjoy France. If you don't have time, buy French wine in the best wine stores in town and taste the wines in the many wine bars in the city. Visit France.

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Wine in Paris

Champagne Paris wine tour

A great one day Champagne wine tour. 145 kilometers East of the city on the way to Germany, the hilly Champagne region grows the world's most famous sparkling wines. They are produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region following strict rules; secondary fermentation of the wine to create carbonation, specific vineyard practices and pressing regimes unique to the region.

Begin with a guided visit of the cellars of the famous Mumm Champagne house Taste the Mumm Cordon Rouge, one of the most popular Champagnes in the world. Continue with a tour of Reims's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Reims and enjoy lunch in a restaurant there.

In the afternoon, discover the Champagne countryside, its villages, forests and prestigious vineyards. In Mutigny, visit a second Champagne house and finish the tour with a second Champagne tasting.

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Reims's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage
Reims's Cathedral in Champagne

Burgundy Paris wine tour

Burgundy is a lovely wine country south of the city. Much smaller than Bordeaux, it competes with it as France most prestigious vineyard. Burgundy grows the world's most delicate Pinot Noir red wines and Chardonnay white wines.

Around Beaune, the Pinot noir dominates in Pommard and Volnay. Chardonnay gives all its qualities to offer mythic appellations such as the Grands crus Batard-Montrachet, Montrachet, and Chevalier-Montrachet.

Discover the Burgundy region in a small group on a one day coach tour from Paris. Visit the Bouchard Ainé & Fils domain (or similar) with all the details of the wine-making process and have a gourmet lunch in Beaune in a 1 star Michelin high-end restaurant "Loiseau des Vignes" (or similar). Explore the Château de Pommard, a famous vineyard. Learn about the history of the largest wine estate in Burgundy and have the chance to stroll through the 20 hectares of vines. Pommard is famous for its pinot noir grapes which were first planted by Benedictine monks in 900 AD.

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Tasting wine in Burgundy
Tasting wine in Burgundy

Best wine stores in Paris

Lavinia: famous wine store. French and international wines. 22, avenue Victor Hugo, 75016 Paris. tel 33 (0)1 42 97 20 20 Web site. Map.

La Cave: the wine department of Galeries Lafayette has a unique collection of Bordeaux grands crus. 40 boulevard Haussman 75009 Paris. Web site. Map.

Chateaunet: the city' best kept secret. Fabulous choice. Great advice. 166 avenue Pierre Brossolette 92240 Malakoff, tel 33 (0)1 46 54 31 06. Web site. Map.

La Cave has amazing Bordeaux Grands Crus
La Cave has amazing Bordeaux Grands Crus

Tasting wine in Paris

There are many wine bars in the city. Most restaurants serve excellent wines. We have two favorite wine bars.

O Chateau: O Chateau was created by Olivier Magny. Central location. Old house. Great choice of wines. Serves food. 68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris. Web site. Map.

Vinosfera: in Le Marais, an intimate wine shop with tasting specializing in Italian and Californian wines. Top selection. 11, rue François Miron 75004 Paris. Facebook. Map.

La Dernière Goutte has good introductory wine classes in English in Saint-Germain-des-Près. 6 rue Bourbon le Château 75006 Paris. Web site. Map.

La Dernière Goutte in Saint-Germain-des-Près
La Dernière Goutte in Saint-Germain-des-Près

French wine facts

The diversity of French wine is due, in part, to the country's wide range of climates. Champagne has one of the coolest climates anywhere in the wine-growing world. Bordeaux has a maritime climate heavily influenced by the Atlantic ocean and the rivers that wind their way between its vineyards. Burgundy has a continental climate, with warm, dry summers and cold winters. Geology and topography play too important roles in the diversity of French wine. From the granite hills of Beaujolais to the chalky slopes of Chablis and the gravels of the Medoc the sites on which France's vineyards have been developed are at the heart of the concept of terroir. A region's terroir dictates the grape varieties used to produce its traditional wines. For example, Pinot Noir is closely associated with Burgundy. France's appellation system was created in the early 20th century and has since been imitated in many other countries. This system defines each wine region and its boundaries and imposes strict rules around winemaking practices.

The most expensive wine in the world is a Burgundy
The most expensive wine in the world is a Burgundy