Guided tour

Paris: Wine and Cheese Lunch

Paris: Wine and Cheese Lunch

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Taste 5 different wines from 5 different regions, including Champagne and Bordeaux, paired with delicious cheeses, during this Parisian lunch.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Sample superb French cheeses in a lovely location close to the Louvre
  • Try Champagne and a selection of wines in the company of an expert sommelier
  • Learn how to identify French wine varieties
  • Enjoy charcuterie and sausisson from around France
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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.

  • English-speaking sommelier
  • Beautiful tasting room for your group
  • A selection of artisanal cheeses, and bread baskets (same bakery as the President of France)
  • 5 good French wines (including 1 Champagne), served in Riedel glassware
  • List of the wines you will taste and a cheat sheet handed out at the end of the class
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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O Chateau is located in the center of Paris at 68, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001, Paris. It is 3 minutes from the Louvre Museum. Nearest metro stations are Louvre Rivoli (Line 1), and Etienne Marcel (Line 4).

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This was our first wine tasting and what an experience it was! Our sommelier, Alain, was incredibly knowledge about the wines and cheeses on offer but also the wider wine industry. He gave expert knowledge on the science behind why certain wines are nicely paired with certain cheeses, and gave excellent recommendations for hosting our own wine and cheese evenings. The wine measures were great and the cheeses were plentiful - with the option to also have a charcuterie board alongside. The location for the tasting was also fantastic; it was held in one of the older buildings in Paris. A truly special experience and one we cannot recommend more!

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November 7, 2022

Très bien aka very good! Theo, has a passion for wine & cheeses and you can see this when he shares his knowledge with you! I learned a lot and tasted delicious wines and cheese from France! I would highly recommend this tour and will absolutely do this again when in Paris! ❤️

September 30, 2022

Very enjoyable wine and cheese tasting. A nice variety of wines served as well as a delicious champagne. Very generous pours with a variety of cheeses to sample. Lovely room for the tasting as well. We enjoyed it! The only issue we had was it being difficult to hear the sommelier as he was explaining the different regions and wines.

September 27, 2022

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