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Candlelight Walk and Sparkling Wines

wine tasting

Candlelight Walk and Sparkling Wines

1 review
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
wine tasting

Candlelight Walk and Sparkling Wines

wine tasting

Candlelight Walk and Sparkling Wines

1 review
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

As winter sets in and it gets darker ever earlier, we gather around the warmth of candle light and the convivial mirth of sparkling wine. The modest vineyard of Saint-Germain-des-Prés with its roots in the same soil that gave life to wines in the middle ages, affords us the opportunity of sensing this spirit of place in one of Paris' oldest and most renowned quarters. Starting with a visit to the vineyard, we trace the area around the church where the abbey once stood, discovering anecdotes about the quarter and what life was like in the middle ages. As the day grows dark, we light lanterns to add a bit of atmosphere and warmth. Carrying on to the Marché Saint Germain on the site of the historic 'Foire Saint Germain', a fairground founded in the middle ages, we set up for our tasting of sparkling wines and seasonal delicacies and a shared moment of sweet and savoury delights. You can also book my other experiences here https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/7211110

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Learn more about Geoffrey

Geoffrey

I began my life in France in a vineyard and have been exploring the wines of France ever since, because vineyards tell stories. My story has been associated with wine for over 30 years, so join me! You can also book my other experiences here https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/7211110

What's included

Drinks
Cocktail dinatoire with Sparkling wines (minimum 2 wines) All wines are organic or biodynamic. Seasonal specialties include…

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Where you'll be

The walk begins in front of the Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés before a visit to the little vineyard next to the church. Tracing the history of the Abbey, we walk down the rue Bonaparte, along the rue Jacob and through to the Place Furstenburg. From the rue de l'Abbaye to the rue de Buci we discover the sites of the moat and the Philippe Auguste wall before crossing the blvd Saint Germain to the Marché Saint Germain for our tasting.

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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. The legal drinking age in France is 16, but we advise parents to use their own discretion when including younger people.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

This experience doesn’t require a lot of walking, but we are on our feet for a couple of hours. Metro stations: Mabillon or Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Wear good shoes and weather appropriate clothing.
Geoffrey
Candlelight Walk and Sparkling Wines
1 review
From $111/person
1 review
From $111/person