Full Day Culture and Wine Tour in Paris With visits to the Louvre and Clos Montmartre Vineyard

Full Day Culture and Wine Tour in Paris With visits to the Louvre and Clos Montmartre Vineyard
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The Louvre, Wine Cellars and VIP Montmartre Vineyard Tour

Tour type: Group , Duration: 6 Hours

Product ID: 54641
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This full day tour is perfect for those wishing to combine the culture of Paris and its world-famous French Wines. In the morning you can visit the Louvre and after lunch experience the cellars where King Louise XV stored the royal wine collection in the 18th Century.
 
Having met your friendly, knowledgeable guide you can stroll into the Louvre (past the long lines) and enjoy a morning with some of the world’s greatest masterpieces, including of course the Mona Lisa as well as the exquisite Venus de Milo, the spectacular Winged Victory and many other of the most famous masterpieces in the world. This specially designed tour will ensure you cover all the must-see pieces and gain and understanding of what makes these iconic works so special in one of the greatest museums in the world.  
 
After a break for lunch, you will visit the historic vaulted cellar which has been transformed into we’ll begin our wine experience together in the underground wine cellars where King Louis XV stored the royal wine collection in the 18th century.  These vaulted galleries may even have been linked to the Louvre Palace by...

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This full day tour is perfect for those wishing to combine the culture of Paris and its world-famous French Wines. In the morning you can visit the Louvre and after lunch experience the cellars where King Louise XV stored the royal wine collection in the 18th Century.
 
Having met your friendly, knowledgeable guide you can stroll into the Louvre (past the long lines) and enjoy a morning with some of the world’s greatest masterpieces, including of course the Mona Lisa as well as the exquisite Venus de Milo, the spectacular Winged Victory and many other of the most famous masterpieces in the world. This specially designed tour will ensure you cover all the must-see pieces and gain and understanding of what makes these iconic works so special in one of the greatest museums in the world.  
 
After a break for lunch, you will visit the historic vaulted cellar which has been transformed into we’ll begin our wine experience together in the underground wine cellars where King Louis XV stored the royal wine collection in the 18th century.  These vaulted galleries may even have been linked to the Louvre Palace by secret passages to make sure wine was always available for the royal table!  This historic cellar has now been transformed into a state-of-the-art wine extravaganza, featuring exhibits and explanations about French wine traditions and culture, from the vineyard to the table.  Your guide will lead you among the displays, giving you an education in the techniques of grape growing, the essentials of the winemaking process, and the sensations to be aware of when tasting quality wines.  You will then we’ll be served 3 quality wines selected by the in-house sommelier, so you can exercise your new skills and discuss wine with professionals in a relaxing atmosphere.
 
Next you will dive into the Métro to access the bohemian artists’ neighborhood known as Montmartre, featuring the hidden Clos Montmartre vineyard where further delectation awaits us.
 
Grapes have been cultivated for wine on the Butte Montmartre for nearly 2000 years, and this specific vineyard was first documented in 944 AD, making it the oldest of its kind in Paris.  In the 18th century this hill was all about wine, with three-quarters of the surface given over to vineyards.  Since Montmartre was outside of Paris proper, rents, taxes, and the wine itself was very affordable, thus encouraging the implantation of dance halls and cabarets in the area, and drawing young artists who imbued a free, creative spirit to the neighborhood.  Enjoy a stroll through the winding streets while your guide regales you with tales of the famous residents of the hill.
 
Then you’ll be given VIP access to the Clos Montmartre vineyard, which is not open to the general public due to the exclusive nature of the venue and the limited availability of its wine production. You’ll tour the miniature vineyard, which in spite of its tiny size features a wide range of grape varieties, and hear how the wine is bottled in the nearby town hall, the only administrative building in Paris with an alcohol license. Finally, taste this unique wine that is grown, fermented and bottled in the City of Light.  We open for you one of the mere 1750 bottles produced each year, the proceeds of which support neighborhood charities.
 
Following your immersion into French winemaking as experienced in the capital, you’ll be poised to enjoy your evening in the Montmartre district.  You could meander around the Place du Tertre central square or ensconce yourself in a typical restaurant or terrace bar in the neighborhood.  Your guide will be sure to direct and advise you at the end of our tour, to make sure you go on to a memorable Parisian soirée.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM- 5:15 PM (includes a break for lunch)
Group size
1 - 15
Languages
English
The meeting point
Louvre: Arc du Carrouse. Nearest metro station : Palais Royal Musée du Louvre (Lines 1 and 7) .

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Includes
  • VIP guided visit to Clos Montmartre vineyard with wine tasting
  • Guided visit of historic wine cellars with wine tasting
  • Guided visit of the Louvre
  • Guided walking tour of Montmartre
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation between sites on the Paris metro

  • Lunch (there is a break of approx 2 hours for lunch between tours)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 24 hours before tour departure time

Organized by

Jerome

We are two Parisians, passionate about our beautiful city and sharing it with others. Hervé is a local guide, licensed by the French Ministry of Culture, Jérôme takes care of the website, the paperwork and future plans! With a group of friends, themselves also all expert, licensed guides, we aim to offer the most unforgettable visits in and around Paris; authentic, local experiences accompanied by authentic, local Parisians.


Product ID: 54641

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