Meet your English-speaking guide at La Cave la Bourgogne 144 rue Mouffetard, 75005 and proceed on foot for a walking and wine tasting tour in Paris. Discover French wines right where the French themselves do it and at the same time experience the historic districts of Paris and its famous buildings.
Your first wine tasting session will take place very close to the start point. After this we pass Saint Medard, a church founded in 1140, and see a bar which featured in the movie “Amélie”. We head up the hill towards the Pantheon, a massive temple commissioned in 1744 by Louis 15th and built by the architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot. It was originally a church, but under the revolution it became a burial place for the honored men of France. It houses the bodies of Voltaire, Rousseau, Mirabeau, Marat, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola.
We arrive at a small local wine bar which looks like an old Parisian bistro with tiled floor, wooden chairs, and old black and white photos on the wall. Afterwards we make our way downhill and will pass the Church of Sainte Geneviève built 1492-1626 noted for it sustained glass windows, as well as the famous Sorbonne University and rue de la Huchette home of one of the oldest Jazz Clubs in Paris.
As we approach the Seine we will see Notre Dame before arriving at our next tasting that will take place at a Specialist of Bordeaux where you'll lose the notion of time, perceiving not only the authenticity of the decor, but also that unique atmosphere that can only be found in places steeped in history!
We end the afternoon at a small traditional bistro where the service is friendly and the walls are covered with old advertising posters from the bookseller's stalls along the river.
Cheese and Charcuterie are not included in your tour but feel free to order a plate in anyone of the bars you visit.
The tour will end near the Latin Quarter at 1830h (06:30pm). The Latin Quarter is a perfect place for dinner.