Excursion œnologique tout compris à Chablis et dans le nord de la Bourgogne au départ de Paris
Vous vous rendrez ensuite dans un village typique de la Bourgogne, où d'anciennes variétés de raisins sont toujours cultivées. Vous profiterez de votre deuxième dégustation au cours d'un déjeuner composé de vin, de fromage et de viande assortis chez un producteur familial.
Après la pause déjeuner, votre sommelier vous conduira dans les vignobles vers d'autres appellations de Bourgogne célèbres comme le grand Pinot noir. Vous en apprendrez plus sur les étiquettes de vin français, les « terroirs », les cépages de Bourgogne et également sur l'histoire épique de l'ordre des Templiers et des moines cisterciens. Votre dernière dégustation aura lieu dans une cave à vin historique du XIe siècle construite par des moines.
Retournez au centre de Paris vers 19:00.
- Tous les frais de dégustation sont inclus dans l'excursion
- Déjeuner composé de vin, de fromage et de viande assortis
- Sommelier certifié anglophone
- Minibus climatisé de luxe
- En petit groupe
- Service de ramassage et dépôt à l'hôtel
- Vous recevrez la confirmation au moment de la réservation
- L'excursion est en anglais, mais votre sommelier parle français, portugais, espagnol et italien
- Non accessible aux personnes en fauteuil roulant
- L'âge légal pour la consommation d'alcool est de 18 ans
Luiz is very knowledgeable and personable; truly the perfect guide. The wines were delicious and the day couldn't have been better. Book this tour, you won't regret it.
This was the trip of a lifetime! Our driver, Luiz, was a wine enthusiast, and his passion showed. After a 2-hour van ride, we arrived in Chablis--a quaint area free from the hustle and bustle of Paris. Our first tour/tasting was at William Favre. Following that, Luiz surprised us with a drive to a picturesque hilltop, and a bottle of wine to share amongst the tour group. We then ate lunch and had another tasting in a wine-maker's home. Our third and final tasting was below ground, in a wine cellar built by the Knights Templar. Opportunities for wine purchases at every stop. From start to finish, this tour was nothing short of amazing!
We would highly recommend this to tour to anyone who loves wine or is interested in learning about Chablis and North burgundy. We first visited the cute village of Chablis where Luiz bought us delicious cheese croissants and coffee. We then had three separate wine tastings at different wineries in different small villages. Each were unique in their own way and had delicious wine. The tour really gives you a feel for the French countryside and is a nice diversion from Paris. We will definitely contact Luiz the next time we visit Paris. We would love to go on another one of his tours.
The abridged review: This is the best tour experience I've ever had, hands down. If you enjoy wine, you'll drink a lot of it. If you appreciate learning about it, and seeing a more behind the scenes experience, this is for you. The full story: Luiz picked us up right on time at the meeting spot, and was immediately very friendly and accommodating. He gave us a bit of a rundown of what to expect for the day, and then we were off to Bourgogne. It was my wife and I, and one other couple, so if you're into small, personal groups, this will suit you well. He could have fit 3 more people in his van, so I suppose you could see as many as 7 tour guests on a given day. With 2 couples, it was an extremely comfortable ride. In fact, I think most of us took a bit of a nap at some point in the trip from Paris and returning back to Paris. After about a 2 hour ride out of Paris to the French countryside, we arrived at our first stop, which was one of the vineyards that produces the Chardonnay grapes for some of the Chablis Grand Cru highest quality wines. There, Luiz explained some of the reasons that certain places produce superior grapes than others. After this brief stop, we drove a short way to the beautiful little town of Chablis, France. We made a brief stop in a cafe to use the toilet, and grab a coffee, and then walked with Luiz to a small bakery. We went inside where he bought us each a cheese filled croissant like roll, called gougeres. These delicious rolls of happiness, he explained, are something that are specific to the region, and sadly, are difficult to find outside of Burgundy. My hunger is typically not satiated by just a single baked good in the morning, but these were quite dense and filling, in addition to being amazing. A perfect base for what would turn out to be LOTS of wine! While we ate, we walked and talked about the history of the town, and pointed out some buildings that were architecturally unique and interesting. After a short walk, we arrived at the tasting room for the William Fevre Vineyard, which is renowned for their fantastic Chablis Chardonnay wines. We tasted about 6 different Chablis in ascending order of relative quality, though Luiz was quick to remind us that there is nothing wrong with not finding the best quality to be your personal preference. It was an interesting change from most wine tastings I've done, where the wines were of several different varieties. We also watched a short video showing the process of harvesting the grapes and producing the wine, as well as seeing some examples of the soil found in the region. Once some bottles of wine were purchased, we were off to our next stop, Irancy. Prior to entering town, Luiz stopped at a vineyard that overlooked the town of Irancy. The harvest had recently been completed, but there were still some bunches of grapes on the vines, which we tasted. It was interesting seeing the difference between wine grapes, and the grapes that are typical in a US grocery store! While there, Luiz educated us on the history of Irancy wine, and informed us that we had the opportunity to make an extra stop, which isn't always possible. It was to a small family run winery, owned by a Viscount with a ton of character. Even though he didn't speak English, and my French is very poor, we had a fantastic time visiting and chatting with the help of Luiz to translate. While there, we were able to see the grapes in the fermentation tank, and taste a ton of wines, some as old as 2007 vintage. We bought several bottles of wine here, which they pulled from the wine cellar, and hand labeled for us. We were also provided a personally written receipts, and notes, which added to the authenticity and genuineness of the experience. Our next stop was another family owned winery, that provided our group with a lunch of a delicious variety of meats and cheeses, which were all produced by local farmers, as well as fresh baked bread and a very tasty salad. Of course, lunch was also paired with several more fantastic wines. Our final stop was to yet another small family run business, where we had the chance to walk through their wine cave, which was over 1000 years old, as well as taste and buy! more amazing wines. All in all, the experience Luiz provided us was an incredibly genuine and authentic one. He clearly has developed close personal relationships with the families who run these places, which yields his guests with a level of hospitality that I can't describe. We were able to have hands on experiences with the wine production that would never be allowed in the United States, or would be a more manufactured experience versus being authentic. Book it now!
This tour was our favorite thing that we did in Paris. Luis was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable about wine and friendly. We really enjoyed that this was a small group only us and 1 other couple. The winery's we visited were amazing! I cannot say enough good things about this tour. I really want to go back to Paris just so I can do this again. Whenever I have friends visiting Paris I will definitely recommend that they take this tour. I researched a lot of tours before choosing this one. Save yourself the time and book this one, you won't be disappointed!