Le Marais Walk, Wine Tasting & Lunch in Paris, France

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Tour, Walking Tour
Included
Meal, Tour guide
Languages
English, French
Theme
City, Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
16
$
116
49
/ Person
Geoffrey F
Activity Overview
Privately guided wine walk exploring the vineyard history of the Marais with off-beat historical anecdotes, natural wine tasting, and a French bistro lunch.

This hidden vineyard in Paris in Joseph Mignaret charming garden in the heart of the Marais is truly a surprising discovery. The 'Marais', which means swamp, drained in the 12th century, primarily produced market vegetables, but there were vines here too. An extensive vineyard attached to the Hotel Royal Saint Pol produced wines in the Middle Ages, so the history of the vine here is as old as the quarter's history. 

Join us for this exceptional visit and explore another the role these vines still play in this urban Parisian setting. An exclusive wine tasting reflecting the flavors of the varietals planted here with a wine-bar lunch to complete this unique outing.
 
Practical information
- Start time 10:30am
- Available weekends
- Please let us know if you have food allergies or intolerances. This tour generally includes gluten (bread), pork (charcuterie), dairy (raw cheese) and fish (ex. oysters, smoked salmon).
- Not for children (minimum 16 years old)
 
Included
  • Visit of the Joseph Mignaret garden
  • History of the Marais
  • Background to viticulture and agriculture
  • Varietal tasting of vines planted in a wine shop
  • Innovative bistrot lunch in a wine bar
  • Very easy (about 2 kilometres of walking)
Group-size:
Max. 8 persons
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
116
49
Visit, cellar tasting & lunch morning
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Sunday, Saturday10:30 AM
Duration
4 H
Frequently Asked Questions
The tastings include a minimum of two wines and generally three. The wines selected vary from one tour to another as they always correspond to the vines planted in the vineyard we have visited. Though these are wines made in other regions of France, and NOT the wines produced in the vineyards themselves (access to these wines, with the exception of Montmartre, is very limited and production too small to allow for public consumption), they still connect us to the grape varieties we have seen and also allow us to connect to the spirit of wine.
All of the wine bars and wine shops we visit feature organic, biodynamic and ‘natural’ wines as we are committed to living wines with real taste that don't give headaches and also preserve soils, reducing CO2 emissions and allowing water-tables to stay clean. In other words, wines without pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, chemical yeasts, chemical additions or fertilizers - wines that are made from grapes and nothing else.
We have made an effort to find wine shops and wine bars that are close to the vineyards and so walking is limited, though may involve distances of a kilometre or more, all told. We don’t spend much time sitting down, so make sure you’re able to walk and stand for two to three hours.
Of course, but there is no reduction offered for not participating in the wine tastings.
This is a decision parents must make, keeping in mind that our tours are explicitly designed for adults and feature adult experiences (wine tasting), and detailed discussion. There are no discounts for children. The legal age for buying alcohol in France is eighteen, and for consumption, sixteen.
Our tours run rain or shine and so we suggest you prepare accordingly. Much of each tour will be outdoors and in the streets, though the wine tastings are of course in the shelter of a wine shop or wine bar. No cancellations due to weather are accepted.
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Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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