The Latin Quarter undoubtedly has the longest wine history of any neighbourhood in the city. From the vineyards planted by the Romans on the Montagne Saint Geneviève, maintained and expanded by Cistertian monks, through the Abbaye Saint Victor, the wine storage of the Halle aux Vins and the taverns of the Place de la Contrescarpe and the rue Mouffetard, wine has been part of daily life for more than 2000 years. Somewhat later than other quarters of the city, the natural wine movement is slowly taking root and bringing with it a renaissance in innovative cuisine. This tour takes you on an insider's journey to some of the best winebars in the city, tantalizing your tastebuds and awakening all your senses.
Evening and afternoons only. Includes tastings in 3 wine shops / bars with seasonal nibbles. Minimum 6 participants
Latin Quarter Unbottled!
Starting at one of the city's hidden vineyards we make our way past the spot where the Abbaye Saint Victor once stood, where the wines of Paris were stored until the 1950s and on to our first tasting.
From there it's one great winebar after another, each spot featuring wines selected for their vibrancy and charm. Small shared dishes created with the best seasonal ingredients complement each tasting.