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Ile-de-France Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Ile-de-France Wine tasting & winery tours

Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Gala Dinner

1. Paris: Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie Gala Dinner

Enjoy a unique moment at the top of Paris with this culinary experience at Madame Brasserie on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Choose from a Gustave menu with 3 courses or a Grande Dame menu with 4. Pick from options with drinks like champagne, wine, and coffee.  Select seating with a Paris view or a seat in the center of the Madame Brasserie restaurant. Have the option to choose from an early or late dinner option. Take the lift to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Be served healthy and gourmet cuisine in a friendly atmosphere.  Experience world-class service in a restaurant with stunning views of Paris. Discover the dishes of the committed artisan, Thierry Marx, who shares his human and environmental values with this establishment by proposing a menu prepared with local and seasonal products.  Scan the provided QR code at reception to enjoy a digital Mystery Game about Madame Brasserie and the Eiffel Tower.

From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

2. From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

Tour starts at your hotel (if located in Paris) or at the central Paris meeting point. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7.30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne! Once you arrive in Champagne, you'll start your day with a visit to a very prestigious Estate (Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier etc. > depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided-tour with a tasting. Back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes and stop in the heart of the vineyard to enjoy a masterclass led by your wine expert guide. He will teach you the basis of the wine professional tasting. Next stop is for lunch in a family-run champagne house or at a local restaurant (depending on availability). You will have the chance to taste several glasses of champagne and ratafias (another local wine), paired with local food. Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Champagne Rosé… what would you pair them with? After lunch, enjoy a digestive tour through the vineyard of the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. Learn the characteristics of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, and enjoy amazing views over the vineyard. Get ready to take some pictures! Last but not least, visit another family-run winery where you will learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a champagne bottle), depending on availability. Taste several delicious champagnes before heading back to Paris, where you will be dropped off in a central, Hotel de Ville.

From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Tour with 3-Course Lunch

3. From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Tour with 3-Course Lunch

Explore the Champagne region on a guided day tour from Paris. Visit the cellars of reputable champagne producers, learn about the history of the region, taste local wines, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Start with a pickup from your hotel and head for the heart of the champagne region, Épernay. Take a guided tour of Moet & Chandon or other famous champagne houses such as Tattinger, Nicolas Feulliatte, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier, etc. Learn about the history of its namesake and sip on fine vintage champagne. Stroll along the Avenue de Champagne towards your minivan while the guide tells you about a few other well-known houses around you and the champagne cellars below you. Visit a local winery and meet the people behind the production of this great drink. Taste their elegant and exclusive product and hear about the history of their champagne estate. Stop in the village where the monk who invented champagne lived. Discover local gastronomy and savor a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant. After a few fun games, trying all types of wines, and eating delicious food, your guide will also give you something nice to remember your visit to the champagne region and drop you off at your hotel.

From Paris: Full-Day Loire Valley Chateaux Tour

4. From Paris: Full-Day Loire Valley Chateaux Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Parisian life and enter into the Garden of France. Stroll the walkways of the French monarchs, hear tales of royal love affairs and kidnappings, and behold the beauty of the Loire Valley's exquisite Chateaux.  The first stop of the day is Château de Chambord; the perfect example of French Renaissance architecture, this remarkable structure was built by King François I between 1519-1547 and is the largest château in the Loire Valley. Who designed this masterpiece is still in dispute, and with contenders including Leonardo da Vinci, its sights are sure not to disappoint. Next up is the charming Château de Chenonceau, a true fairy tale castle set picturesquely on the Cher River, its history and character has been shaped by the women who've inhabited it. The site of the first-ever French fireworks display, Chenonceau is really one to fall in love with. The last stop will be at Château de Cheverny, a 17th-century beauty furnished in great taste and with marvelous gardens. Enjoy free time for lunch (not included) during the day either at Chenonceau or Chambord. You’ll be back in Paris in the evening.

Paris: Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

5. Paris: Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

Start your walking tour with a morning departure at 10:45 AM or afternoon at 4:00 PM, in front of the Church of Saint Germain des Prés, in the 6th arrondissement (near Saint Germain des Prés stop on Metro line 4). Now, visit 3 different sweet shops, entering each one for a tasting as you listen to the success story of the local artisan, interact with the merchant if you wish. Discover a hidden courtyard where the story of restaurants began, where many famous French historical leaders passed through. Then, embark on an oilve oil tasting much like a wine tasting, discovering the different tastes of olives. Your guide will lead you in the neighborhood introducing you some local restaurants before a new stop at one of the best pastry French chefs'. Learn how to recognize the best pastry chef and choose the right kind or pastry. End your tour with three savoury addresses, where you will sit for a longer tasting with wine: a charcuterie tasting, a cheese tasting, and the best bread of Paris. 

Paris: Wine and Cheese Lunch

6. Paris: Wine and Cheese Lunch

Enjoy a leisurely lunch that provides a great opportunity to taste and learn about French products. Starting at noon in a beautiful tasting room close to the Louvre, try 5 different wines from 5 different regions of France.  From Champagne and Bordeaux, Sancerre and Rhone, sit back and enjoy this tasty “Tour de France” of wine and cheese. Most of the presentation will be focused on wine. But enjoy food suggestions and pairings, and listen as your sommelier explains why each cheese works with individual wines. Indulge in 2 of the best delicacies from France, learn how to read a French wine label and how to pair wine with food. Along with wine and cheese, try some charcuterie of smoked ham from the south-west of France and some Corsican saucisson to bring even more joy and color to the table. The wine bar is located in a ‘hotel particulier,” previously owned by Mme de Pompadour in the 17th-Century. Voltaire, Rousseau, and George Sand used to come to these famous receptions organized by the lady of the house. In the beautiful old vaulted cellars, the most famous French wines were stored to serve to guests.

Paris: Loire Castles Day Trip by Coach With Wine Tasting

7. Paris: Loire Castles Day Trip by Coach With Wine Tasting

Discover iconic castles on this bus day trip from Paris to the Loire Valley and explore Château de Chambord on a self-guided tour. Have free time in the charming town of Bloise and have the chance to visit Blois Castle on your own. Visit Château de Chenonceau for a self guided tour and wine tasting experience. From Paris, head to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for the castle in "Beauty and the Beast." Though originally conceived as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to a scale that must be seen to be believed. Learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide before entering the castle. You can then visit the inside at your own pace on a self-guided visit. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci, enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views, and glimpse wild deer around the grounds. Having worked up an appetite, get back on the bus and continue on to the next stop: the quaint town of Blois. Take some free time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII. Alternatively, grab a bite and visit the royal Blois Castle on your own, notable for its unique mix of medieval Gothic and neoclassical Renaissance architecture. Last but not least is the elegant Château de Chenonceau. The chapel, bedrooms, and magnificent vaulted kitchens are still furnished and decorated from times gone by, showing off the castle’s many sweeping stone carvings. Don’t miss the impressive main hall, which spans the river Cher, or the gardens cultivated by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici — 2 of the famous owners that earned Chenonceau the nickname "the Ladies’ Château." After a your visit, continue exploring or indulge in a wine tasting in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar. Your tour leader will entertain you between stops with insights and stories about the countryside and the nobility who once reigned over the region. Three uniquely beautiful French castles and a wine tasting, all amid the stunning scenery of the Loire Valley — this memorable day trip from Paris will delight all the senses.

From Paris: Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour

8. From Paris: Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour

Enjoy an exclusive day trip to the city of Reims, and discover where many French kings were crowned before the French Revolution. Transfer from Paris to the historic city in the Champagne region of France. Upon arrival, take a guided walk around the city center, and then go to the unique Reims Cathedral. Learn about its place in French history as the traditional coronation place for the kings of France. Marvel at its fine French Gothic architecture, and hear about some of the treasures contained within its walls. Next, transfer to the legendary vineyards of the Champagne region to taste different types of sparkling wine. Then, sit down and take the opportunity to discover local gastronomy. Savor a three-course lunch including a starter, main, and dessert at a local restaurant. Visit one of the most famous producers in the region. Learn how Champagne is made, from the pruning of the grape vines to the grape pressing, blending, and wine storage. See ancient cellars filled with glass containers and valuable contents gathering dust before tasting the wines. Finally, at the end of the day, you will return to your accommodation in Paris.

Paris: Private Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

9. Paris: Private Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

Discover the Champagne region on a guided tour with 8 Champagne tastings. Visit a world-famous Champagne estate as well as at least one other smaller Champagne house. Enjoy transport throughout the tour and lunch with Champagne pairings. Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Paris. Enjoy croissants on the way to Champagne, as your guide tells you about the world of Champagne.  First, stop at a prestigious estate, such as Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot, or Mercier. Next, enjoy a Masterclass led by your wine expert guide and learn the secrets of this famous bubbly drink. Enjoy lunch at a family-run Champagne house or a local restaurant. Taste several glasses of Champagne and ratafias paired with local food. Then, enjoy a digestive tour through the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne vineyard. Visit another family-run winery before being dropped off at your hotel in Paris.

Paris: Montmartre Cheese, Wine & Pastry Guided Walking Tour

10. Paris: Montmartre Cheese, Wine & Pastry Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a guided pastry walking tour around Paris, visit eight different stops and taste delicious French cuisine. Enjoy panoramic views as you sample fresh cheeses, charcuterie, wine, pastries, and chocolate paired with French wine in Montmartre. Discover the majestic windmills and unique vineyards that make Montmartre much more than a Parisian cliché. Wander through the dreamlike atmosphere, home to artists from all around the world. See why Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Edith Piaf, and many others have dedicated years to it in songs and paintings. Join this delicious food tour and unveil the mysteries of Montmartre, expertly guided by a local foodie tour guide to discover the hidden gems of this amazing village. Explore the cobblestoned streets, the café terraces, and the private mansions, and feel amazed by the passion of the local food artisans and by the quality of their products. From Le Moulin Rouge up to Le Sacré Coeur, visit only the best spots and food institutions contributing to the exceptional reputation of Montmartre worldwide. Visit The Place du Tertre, and marvel at one of the most famous squares in Paris, which is world-famous for its painters, cafés, and ambiance. Spread the word and share this visual and sensory experience with your family, friends, or partners in a small size group to make the most of it.

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4.6 / 5

based on 491 reviews

We really enjoyed our tour. We tasted some amazing food as well as learning about the Montematre area and Paris more generally. We tasted a wide variety of pastries and chocolate as well as some cheese and wine. The opportunity to sit down and enjoy the cheese, wine and charcuterie gave us a good chance to talk to others on the tour. The tour lasted just over three hours which people should factor into their planning.

It was awesome! I recommend! Our guide was super nice and even if I came from the country I learned a lot! On the bad side, which isn't about the tour at all: some other tourists (from the states) were a little rude and weren't eating the plates given so i don't really the point in coming if you're not willing to try stuff out... in a FOOD TOUR? Anyways i recommend a lot! :D

I did not think visiting any champagne houses in the first January would be possible given the time of year, but we visited 3 different houses, including Nicolas Feuillatte, and had so many tastings throughout the day! My friend and I both agreed the lunch was some of the best food we’d had all week, and our guide Karl was amazing! 100% would recommend!

Exceptional tour! In spite of the rain this was the best tour we took on our recent trip to Paris. Knowledgeable local tour guide with excellent English took us to 5 shops we would never have found on our own. Felt like a local friend taking us to his favorite places with a bit of history mixed in. Our teenagers loved it too!

Loved this so much! I learned so much about French Wine. The Sommelier was amazing. Fun class.