Paris: Open Top Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
- Skip the ticket line
- Valid: 1 - 2 days
- Optional audio guide
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.
Martin our guide was amazing. He was very friendly and not only knowledgeable but interesting and engaging to listen to. He knew a lot about the history of the area, as well as facts about current events and buildings ect. We did not feel rushed and saw even more of Paris than we had expected to. There was only the two of us on the tour which made it very personal and Martin was eager to make the trip as interesting and unique to us as possible answering all the questions we had. The bikes were also easy to use and comfortable. We came away feeling very luck, very happy and inspired to learn even more about the city.
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.
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!
My very first wine tasting class.... loved it!! Emily was very knowledgable, funny put also professional. Learned so much. I really appreciated that she had patience for a novice :) i highly recommend the meat and cheese option to balance the 6 glasses of wine!! So glad we went!