What remains less discovered about Paris is just how fascinating a destination it can be for a wine-enthusiast. On your next vacation to Paris, discover the city through the wine-lens.
For a wine novice keen to learn, Les Caves du Louvre offers a quick glimpse into the fascinating world of wines. Here you can learn about the wine producing regions and also try making your own wine blend! Enthused visitors could further this experience at an informative yet casual wine tasting workshop at Ô Chateau, a wine bar that has nearly 50 wines by the glass! If you would rather combine eating, drinking and sight-seeing at the same time, get atop Bustronome, the magical double-decker bus that serves a six-course wine-paired gourmet meal as you travel through the glittering streets of Paris, enjoying a 360° panoramic view of its main attractions.
For a fine sit-down wine and dine experience, and an exceptional collection of 110 fine wines by the glass, head straight to the Michelin-starred Les 110 de Taillevent. You may have more fun if you request for the wines to be served to you, blind; this way, you can then test your knowledge and tasting skills to identify the wine in your glass.
You cannot possibly leave Paris without a few bottles of great wine. La Bordeauxthèque, the wine cellar situated at the Galeries Lafayette features an exclusive collection of the most famous wine labels in Bordeaux. Lovers of Champagne, make your way to Dilettantes, a quaint wine shop with the most fabulous collection of grower champagne, the lesser-known but most deserving gems of the Champagne world. Looking to source a specific vintage wine for that special someone? Visit De Vinis Illustribus, a family-run wine cellar that specializes in old and rare vintage wines dating as far back as 1811; a great place to source a bottle of your birthday vintage, to be uncorked at your landmark birthday celebration.