Food Tour with wine tasting and lunch
Join us for a walk through the historical food district of Paris and enjoy a gastronomic tour throughout France. You’ll taste many regional and national delicacies, and a flight of French wines will accompany your authentic French lunch.
Strolling through the downtown district that once housed the city’s central market, our professional guide will give a memorable “Tour de France” through the food shops. Each region of the country prides itself on particular traditions, produce and recipes, as well as expert craftsmen. The resulting delicacies are all available in the capital, where we’ll enjoy specialty breads, cheeses, charcuterie, pastries and chocolates from all over the nation. Our small group of visitors will be able to choose their favorite provisions, and the tour will culminate in a first-class wine bar. Here we’ll be served a flight of top class French wines by a sommelier, and thus enjoy a delicious and typical French lunch.
Montmartre vineyard visit and tastings
Embark on a tour of the fascinating world of French wines, covering all aspects of production from the vineyard to the bottle. This tour combines two distinct wine venues in Paris, with tastings and walks in both locations. The first experience occurs in a 200-year-old wine cellar near the Louvre, used at one time to store the wine reserves of Louis XV. Here, you’ll explore the grape varieties featured in French wines, talk through the winemaking processes, and get tips on tasting techniques. You’ll taste a selection of 3 wines, served by an expert sommelier. Then head across town to the Montmartre district, to a beautiful but little-known vineyard that operates within Paris and is closed to the general public. Here you’ll not only gain VIP entry to the vineyard, but also have a tasting of this tiny production, and learn about the personalities that made this neighborhood their home.
Versailles Tour (with Chef Alain Ducasse gourmet lunch)
Combine a delicious gourmet meal with a comprehensive guided visit to the magnificent Chateau of Versailles.
Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors as Kings, Queens and courtiers used to. Explore the lavish state apartments and magnificent gardens, and learn how the glory of the Sun King shone throughout the world. Small groups allow for a relaxed and intimate visit. After your tour, enjoy a gourmet 3 course lunch with wine at the exquisite Ore restaurant in the palace run by world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse. This tour can be upgraded to include a visit to the King’s Private Apartments, closed to the general public and with limited access, allowing you to escape the crowds for a fascinating view into the private lives of the Royals, or explore even further with an afternoon add on to the beautiful Petit Trianon and hamlet, private domain of Queen Marie-Antoinette.