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Take a walk on the vine side!

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Paris Wine Walks is about sharing. Sharing personal stories, sharing wine, sharing bread, sharing food.

 

…is about discovery. Most people have heard of only one vineyard in Paris and very few know anything about 15 centuries of Parisian wine history. It is also about the discovery inherent in tasting – wine tasting of course, but also deliciously fermented breads, cheeses…

 

…is about conviviality. Walking (or cycling) together in the most beautiful quarters of the city, sharing food and wine brings us closer together and opens the mind and enlivens the spirit.

 

…is about wine and food. We have a deep and long-lasting respect for those who work the soil to produce real food and real wine, as it is only these that provide real taste.

 

…is about ‘ivresse’, which might be translated as spiritually uplifting, joyfulness and playfulness, while also evoking ‘enthusiasm’ – to have the god within.  

 

…is about Paris, its history, its architecture, its people, its wine.

Paris Wine Walks founder - Geoffrey Finch

A long-time resident of France, Geoffrey is a travel consultant, wine professional, writer, teacher and translator. He has extensive background in the luxury travel market both as a guide and creator of tailor-made tours and has been a barge captain, a freelance guide for luxury cycling tours, wine and gastronomic tours and also developed a chain of private châteaux. He has sustained his love and interest in wine by working in a vineyard, selling wine in England, captaining a hotel barge that offered in-depth discoveries of little-known vineyards in ‘la France profonde’, exclusive private wine and gastronomic tours and has taught courses on biodynamic wine at Sciences Po. He currently operates a series of historic wine walks in Paris and continues to share his love of wine with private tours to France’s extraordinary garden of vineyards.

 

Inspiring tours in living vineyards with exceptional private wine tastings & gourmet foods...

Paris Wine Walks offers discovery tours that explore 15 centuries of wine history in Paris. Take a walk on the vine side!

What people have said about us

My friend and I had an incredible time on Geoffrey's wine tour! Probably our favorite part of our trip to Paris. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable about wine but he also had great suggestions for other activities/food to check out in Paris. Only thing I wish I could change would be taking his tour on my first day of our trip so he could have given us suggestions on restaurants to check out :) Margaret

This tour was absolutely wonderful! Geoffrey is fantastic - he’s incredibly knowledgeable and really fun to be around. The experience was a perfect combination of history, site seeing and wine tasting. Plus the wine tasting came with a beautiful spread of fruit, meat and cheeses, plus great conversation. I also recommend booking this towards the beginning of your trip so you can get some restaurant recommendations from Geoffrey - he saved me and my girlfriend from an overpriced and overrated dinner plan for her birthday and helped us make a reservation at a much better place. He’s truly the best. Erica

My husband and I had such a fun day with Geoffrey and the group! We walked away feeling like we made new friends for life. We learned not only about the history of wine/ winemaking in this region but also about many other interesting historical aspects of the area. The wine tasting and food pairing was beyond incredible. Some of the best wine and cheeses/meats I have ever had. I find myself back in the states constantly trying to find something even remotely close. This was a great experience that we will never forget! Thanks Geoffrey!  Eden

I can’t imagine a better tour than this one. Geoffrey is so incredibly knowledgeable but also very sweet. No question was out of bounds, and Geoffrey had an answer for everything! He is so smart, well traveled, cultured, and has been in Paris 30 years. Pretty much the perfect tour guide. We learned about the beautiful neighborhood of Saint Germaine, then ended the walk with a remarkable meal of delicious wine, bread, cheese, sausage, fruit and veggies - all organic and amazingly tasty. We learned a lot about Paris, wine and the vine growing process. We had a wonderful time chatting with new people and ate the most delicious food of our entire trip. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this walking tour and will send all my friends to Geoffrey if they visit Paris. Daniel

Lovely experience with a good combination of history, food and wine. Geoffrey is a delightful host and guide. Ellen

This was a really beautiful experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about wine. Geoffrey knows a lot about the winemaking history of Paris and also shared some interesting insights on organic and biodynamic farming. Sharing beautiful cheese, wine, grapes and bread towards the second half of the tour was really lovely. Thanks, Geoffrey. Samantha & Blake

Geoffrey was very knowledgeable about wine and Parisian history!! The tour was very informative and very fun. It was a great way to explore Paris! Would highly recommend this tour! Zoe

Geoffrey è davvero molto simpatico e crea subito un'atmosfera amichevole nel gruppo. Il tour è interessante e Geoffrey fa scoprire molte cose sul vino e i vitigni e sulla storia di Parigi. Simpatica la degustazione accompagnata da formaggi, salumi e pane, ottimi e rigorosamente bio. Abbiamo bevuto vini ottimi e scoperto un'enoteca ben fornita di vini bio a buon prezzo. Un tour piacevole che consiglio sappiate però che di viti ne vedete solo 2 piccole piccole. Rita

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