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Wine Tasting at O Chateau's Wine Cellars

  • When does it run?
    Wine and Cheese Tasting lunch: Daily
    Tour de France of Wine: Daily
  • Start time
    Wine and Cheese Tasting lunch: 12:15pm
    Tour de France of Wine: 5:00pm
  • Duration
    Wine and Cheese Tasting lunch: 1 ½ hours
    Tour de France of Wine: 2 hours
Inclusions
  • Wine and Cheese tasting lunch:
  • English speaking sommelier giving a fun and informative presentation
  • Privatisation of our wine cellars for the group
  • A selection of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and bread baskets (same bakery as the president of France)
  • The list of the wines we’ll taste and a cheat sheet handed out at the end of the class
  • Five good French wines
  • Tour de France of Wine:
  • English speaking sommelier giving a fun and informative presentation
  • Privatisation of our wine cellars for the group
  • Bread baskets (same bakery as the president of France)
  • The list of the wines we’ll taste and a cheat sheet handed out at the end of the class
  • Six good French wines (including one Champagne)
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Key Highlights

  • Sample a range of fine white and red French wines
  • Learn more about wine appreciation and pairing wine with cheese
  • O Chateau offer a range of tasting sessions suitable for all from complete novices to connoisseur
  • The tastings take place in a historic venue which used to be King Louis XV sommelier’s cellar
  • Recommended by users of Trip Advisor – One of the top-rated things to do in Paris

Overview

Whether you are a wine novice or a connoisseur, Ô Chateau has offers tasting sessions for all French wine enthusiasts. Unlock the secrets of French wine with the three specially designed wine tasting sessions conducted by an English-speaking sommelier. The sessions take place in a 17th century cellar, located right by the Louvre, which was actually the former cellar of the Sommelier of the King.

Choose from 2 different wine tasting sessions; A wine and cheese tasting lunch, or a session sampling wines from across France (Tour de France of Wine).

Ô Chateau is a wine lover’s haven. The wine tastings are offered several times a week and the atmosphere is always fun and relaxed.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wine and Cheese Tasting lunch: Daily
    Tour de France of Wine: Daily

  • Duration

    Wine and Cheese Tasting lunch: 1 ½ hours
    Tour de France of Wine: 2 hours

  • Start time

    Wine and Cheese Tasting lunch: 12:15pm
    Tour de France of Wine: 5:00pm

  • Meeting Point

    Your wine experience takes place at:
    O Chateau : 68, rue JJ Rousseau in the 1st arrdt. Paris.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

Itinerary

  • Your wine tasting experience takes place at the O Chateau : 68, rue JJ Rousseau in the 1st arrdt. Paris.

    Your tasting will take place in an absolutely beautiful 17th century Parisian building, which is a 5-minute walk from the Louvre. Your tasting room is atmospheric and beautifully decorated. The space also offers a wine bar for you to unwind, eat and relax before or after your tasting.

    You can select from two wine tasting sessions:

    Wine and cheese tasting lunch: Beginning with a flute of champagne, you will be expertly guided through a wonderful tasting experience by a French sommelier. Enjoy a ‘Tasting Lunch’ that will allow you to learn first hand about food and wine pairing as well as wine tasting techniques. At the end of the session, you’ll have a better understanding of France’s major wine regions and a greater appreciation for French wine, including its champagne.

    A presentation by an English-speaking sommelier will be given to you. You will taste 5 (white and red) French wines including champagne and a selection of cheeses, cold meats and breads.

    Tour de France of Wine: A presentation by an English-speaking sommelier will teach you all the basics about French wine. You will taste a wonderful variety of French wines, from Alsace to Bordeaux, Burgundy to the Rhone Valley. This includes sampling 6 (white and red) French wines, including one Champagne and a selection of breads. With a unique and refreshing approach, the French sommelier will teach you how to read a French label and how to navigate a wine list.

    You will also learn about the art of wine appreciation and strategies for pairing food and wine. Learn more about the major French wine regions and the interesting details that make French wines unique.

    Your tour ends at the wine cellar.

    Please note that before or after your tasting, you can decide to hang out at the adjacent wine bar which offers everyday a selection of 40 wines by the glass, great food, friendly staff, beautiful decor and a fun atmosphere - the best wine bar in Paris really.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Wine and Cheese tasting lunch:
  • English speaking sommelier giving a fun and informative presentation
  • Privatisation of our wine cellars for the group
  • A selection of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and bread baskets (same bakery as the president of France)
  • The list of the wines we’ll taste and a cheat sheet handed out at the end of the class
  • Five good French wines
  • Tour de France of Wine:
  • English speaking sommelier giving a fun and informative presentation
  • Privatisation of our wine cellars for the group
  • Bread baskets (same bakery as the president of France)
  • The list of the wines we’ll taste and a cheat sheet handed out at the end of the class
  • Six good French wines (including one Champagne)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Before or after your tasting, you can decide to hang out at the adjacent wine bar which offers everyday a selection of 40 wines by the glass, great food, friendly staff, beautiful decor and a fun atmosphere - the best wine bar in Paris really.

Additional info

You will be given the option to buy some wines after tasting. You also have the option of booking a private tour. Please contact our Customer Service for more details.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Fun Family Wine Times
    Laura F Scheyer, United States 03/18/2016
  • Because no good day starts with orange juice!!
    ILI A BOUKOUVALAS, Greece 10/21/2015
  • delightful, entertaining, and very informative.
    Marsha Van Egeren, United States 07/06/2015

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