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Many visitors to Paris are keen to discover French wines during their stay. Whether you’re a big wine fan or a curious novice, taking a guided tasting experience is a fantastic way to get a primer on le vin français. From tastings in cool venues to excursions to wine country, enliven your palate on these top wine tasting tours in Paris.

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Enjoy an in-depth intro to French wines and champagne in the Latin Quarter

Among the best wine tastings in Paris are these two-hour classes held in a cozy stone-walled tasting room in the Latin Quarter. Led by a friendly French sommelier and official expert on Burgundy wines, the thorough and fun experience provides you with the perfect introduction to the different wines of France and the wine-making process. Accompanied by maps, visuals, and helpful tips on tasting wine, you’ll sample six wines from France’s top wine region, including Champagne. The wines are top quality and most are organic or small-batch wines. At a maximum of 12 participants, you’ll be able to ask questions and interact with the other participants. You can add on a cheese pairing plate and opt to purchase your favorite wines from the tasting.

Book a Wine and Champagne Tasting in Paris | 5th Arrondissement | WA

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Pair French wine with cheese at a lunchtime tasting in a vaulted cellar near the Louvre

These top wine tasting tours in Paris take place in a vaulted cellar in the Les Halles area, a short walk from the Louvre. Conducted by professional sommeliers, the lunchtime experience includes a comprehensive overview and tasting of six wines from various French wine regions. These are perfectly paired with artisanal cheeses, offering you a two-in-one intro to these quintessential French food specialties.

Learn more about this Paris Wine Tasting plus Cheese Lunch | 1st Arrondissement

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Hop around to local wine bars in hip eastern Paris with a sommelier

If you’re looking for top wine tasting tours in Paris that visit actual wine bars, then book this private experience. In the company of a professional sommelier or wine professional, you’ll visit two or three authentic wine bars in Paris’s cool east end. Personalized to your tastes, you’ll sample red and white wines, including Grand Cru labels which aren’t usually included in group tastings. These wines will be paired with cheese, charcuterie, and other typical French snacks served with wine. As a private experience, you’ll be able to truly immerse yourself in French wine.

Reserve a Private Paris Wine Tasting with Grand Crus | 12th Arrondissement

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Head to Montmartre for a wine and cheese tasting at a cheese shop

This cool experience takes place in a real fromagerie in Montmartre. Taught by a cheesemonger, the lesson includes sampling eight regional cheeses and four wines. In addition to information on where different wines and cheeses are made, you’ll learn how “terroir” (the soil and climate of a specific area) impacts both. You’ll also be given valuable tips on choosing the perfect wine for your own cheese platter back at home. Before or after the tasting, you can stroll around Montmartre, where you can see a real vineyard (visitable on the exclusive tour included in this article).

Take a Montmartre Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience | 18th Arrondissement

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Try vegan-friendly wines at a winemakers collective near Pere Lachaise

Vegans don’t have to miss out on enjoying French wine by taking this unique wine tasting in the hip 11th district, near Père Lachaise cemetery. Held in a wine shop owned by a collective of winemakers, you’ll taste wines that have come directly from the vineyard! You’ll be able to select three wines from the shop’s selection of white, red, rosé and sparkling wines. These are served with some tasty vegan apéritif snacks and to the backdrop of groovy tunes played on the shop’s record player.

Join a Vegan Wine Tasting in Paris | 11th Arrondissement

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Visit wine and food shops around the Latin Quarter over apéritif

One of the best times of day to sip on French wine is over apéritif – the pre-meal drink and nibbles that Parisians LOVE. This delicious tour takes you to several bars and food shops in the Latin Quarter where you’ll try a range of food tastings and wines that make up the perfect apéro. Along the way, your guide will also show you some of the best secret spots in the area, adding an extra fun element to the experience.

Book an Aperitif, Food and Wine Tour | 5th Arrondissement

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Tour famous cellars and sample France’s best bubbly on a small-group day trip to Champagne 

A trip to the famed Champagne region doesn’t have to be complicated by joining one of these full-day Champagne tours from Paris. This small group excursion by mini-van includes a tour and tasting at a family-run winery and larger champagne house along with a stop for lunch. You’ll see the rolling vineyards where the grapes are grown and learn all about the process of making this renowned bubbly wine. At the end of your sparkling day, you’ll be returned to a central location in Paris.

Take a Full-Day Small Group Excursion to the Champagne Region | Champagne Region

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Visit the vineyards of northern Northern Burgundy and Chablis on a small group day trip 

If you’re looking for other day trip wine tours from Paris, consider taking this excursion to the prestigious wine region of Burgundy, located two hours southeast of the capital. This small-group excursion takes you to three wineries, where you’ll learn about Burgundy’s impressive winemaking history and heritage as you sample red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines. You’ll also stop for lunch in the medieval town of Chablis, which also offers you a glimpse of France beyond Paris.

Reserve a Burgundy Wine Tasting Small-Group Tour from Paris | Burgundy Region

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Lily Heise

A long-time Paris resident, Lily Heise is a travel writer whose work has been in Condé Nast Traveler, Huff Post, Fodor’s, AFAR, and Frommer’s, among others. When she’s not uncovering the city’s best secrets, she can be found on a Parisian café terrasse or traveling the globe.

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