Occasional and exceptional

Gary’s Curious Tasting & Travel Club gathers two or three times per month for tastings, tours and excursions. Events include encounters in special settings with sommeliers, winegrowers, artisans, chefs, bar owners, business owners, designers, chocolatiers, pastry makers, cheesemongers, chateau owners, specialized guides, etc..

The Curious Tasting & Travel Club also occasionally gathers to attend festivals, shows, and cultural and sporting events through France Revisited® touring and reservation services. Though not a travel agent, Gary and France Revisited® touring and reservation services are able to book or obtain tickets and seats for these select festivals, shows and events, which are then made available to CTTC members.

(Scroll down to see a schedule of upcoming events of the Curious Tasting & Travel Club.)

These are small-group events, typically for 4-8 participants, sometimes more. They attract travelers from abroad as well as residents of Paris, making for a wonderful mix of participants. All events are in English. All participants are asked to come with curiosity, conviviality and good cheer.

Some events are luxurious, some are simply excuses to enjoy good food and drink in good company, and some are delightfully quirky and off-the-beaten-track. All are organized in the spirit of discovery, enjoyment and good living.

When’s the next event and how do I join?

Beyond the specific events indicated below, the best way to stay in informed about upcoming events is to write to me.

  • If you live in Paris, let me know what type of events and tastings particularly interest you.
  • If you’ll be visiting Paris, tell me your travel dates and something about your travel party so that I can let you know if I have anything in the works for that time.

If you have your own pre-formed group of 4 or more, it may be possible to organize something for your group alone or as the basis for a larger group.

Upcoming event of Gary’s Curious Travel and Tasting Club

The Curious Tasting & Travel Club is on August break and will begin gathering again in the second half of September. Gatherings for fall will be announced in September. In the meantime, here’s a bit of bubbly to whet your appetite for a daytrip from Paris.

September 21 (Saturday), 8:30am-7:30pm
Daytrip from Paris: War & Champagne (and an inexpensive way to stock up on bubbly if you live in Paris)
A daytrip to the around Chateau-Thierry, for a morning touring the American WWI sights and an afternoon visiting champagne producers in the area, with an excellent lunch in between. The WWI sights include Belleau Wood, the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and The American Monument (aka Cote 204) of Chateau-Thierry. Champagne producers to be visited are in the Marne Valley growing area for champagne. The opportunity not only to learn about the champagne produced in this area but also to stock up for the holidays on reasonably priced bubble direct from the producer. The van driver will meet us in central Paris at 8:30AM. We’ll be back into the city at 7:30PM. If you’ve purchased any number of bottles beyond what you can carry, we can arrange for the driver to deliver you to your door at a slight extra cost.
Limited to 4 to 6 participants.
Cost for the daytrip, including transportation, lunch with wine/champagne, visits to champagne producers with tastings, 320€ per person. 280€ for club members*.

*A club member is someone who has toured with me privately or who has attended at least two other Curious Touring & Travel Club events.

To join write to gary [at] garysparistours.com or fill out the contact form below.


Prices typically range from 40€ to 225€ per person for events in Paris and from 250€ to 450€ per person for excursions, more for overnight trip. Prices are all inclusive unless otherwise noted in a given event description. Members of Gary’s Tasting & Travel Club (i.e. those who have enjoyed at least two events) receive a discount of 5-10%, depending on the event.

Let’s start planning!

Use this form to pre-book a tour or to request further information about specific tours, event planning and consulting services for Paris or elsewhere in France. The more you can tell me about your interests and your travel party, the better I can personalize a response.

Provide your phone number if you would like me to call you for a 5-10-minute no-obligation chat about your upcoming trip.