Opening of the Caves du Louvre
The Caves du Louvre, a unique cultural and multi-sensory experience dedicated to wine!
From 19 October, visitors to Paris will be able to visit a magnificent wine-cellar built in the 18th century, right in the heart of the city, to provide wine to the court of King Louis XV.
A special guide... your smartphone
This is one of the largest (and oldest) cellars in the capital, which you can discover this autumn on an entertaining and interactive visit thanks to a very special guide...
Before your visit, you’ll be able to download a smartphone app which will guide you through the cellar (see link opposite). You’ll then be able to visit at your own pace, following videos, explanations, anecdotes and even a quiz.
With your smartphone in hand, head off on a sensory journey exploring the mysteries of the world of wine. A whole host of surprises and discoveries await as you make your way through the 600m2 area of vaulted cellars nestling under the streets of Paris.
Five senses in five rooms
The visit follows a sensory itinerary, organised around the five different senses and finishing with a tasting of red and white wines.
- First room: touch
an evocation of soil, looking at the soil composition of the terroir in different parts of France and its different grape varieties.
- Second room: smell
discover the scents of almond, leather, raspberry and mint which are often present in wine.
- Third room: taste
exploration of the initial flavours which stay in the mouth after tasting a wine
- Fourth room: hearing
listen to the fizz of sparkling wine and the sound of birdsong in the vineyards
- Fifth room: sight
learn to recognise the beautiful colours of wine and admire some of the most attractive
An enjoyable introduction to oenology
This enjoyable introductory tour (approximately 1hr) will leave you with a real desire to learn more about the wonderful world of wine and oenology.