Bordeaux to Burgundy, Wines of France (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Paris, France

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

12 and Above

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

Wine and France are inextricably intertwined. A thread in the fabric of French life and culture, wine has helped shape France's history, gastronomy, and the urban landscape. On this 2.5 hour walk and tasting, we'll discuss the evolution of wine in France through history, the wine-making process, food and wine pairings, current trends, and tasting techniques while enjoying four different French wines.

Meeting in the 12th district of Paris, near the Aligré Market, our walk and tasting will take us to three locations. We'll start at a traditional bar à vin where we'll taste two classic French white wines. We'll learn about the dégustation, the art of tasting, and we'll explore the history of wine in France and its particular importance in Paris.

We'll then head to a charming bistro and further the discussion while tasting two French red wines. Here we'll also enjoy a plate of fromage or charcuterie and discover the basics of pairing French wine with food. We'll also discuss the influence of terroir, the dominant philosophy in French wine and cuisine.

To bring our evening full circle, we'll put our wine knowledge into practice at a local wine shop, a cave à vin, where we'll take an in-depth look at the wine regions of France, the art of reading French wine labels, and current trends in French wine-making.

Special Custom Tastings: For visitors looking for a unique experience, we can custom-design a private tasting to focus on a particular region or on lesser-known wines. We also have a luxury wine tasting experience in the Saint Germain area. Please specify this in your trip notes when booking and we will follow up with more details and pricing.

Please note any food allergies or intolerances in the Notes box when booking.

About Us

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and heritage that make these cultural capitals amazing. With no more than six people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. No Tour Guides - Our docents are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s, or other terminal degrees in their fields of study.

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Terms & Conditions

Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within three business days need to be made by phone to the emergency number provided in your confirmation email. Cancellations within three business days made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored. Other terms and conditions may apply.



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