Wine Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer will guide you through the major wine regions of France and introduce you to the wines produced. No tasting. Presentation in English. 12:30-1:15 pm. Admission is free. Registration not required.

Dieter lived in France for six years and visits Paris and French wine regions annually. He is a certified educator and sommelier and principal of Hospitality & Wine Education ( with 40+ years of restaurant industry and teaching experience acquired in 12 countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and North America.

Seattle’s French Fest also offers an exclusive new activity for adults 21+, a wine tasting hosted by J Wines, French wine import company led by French expat Julien Hervet. The tastings will feature wines from “Bernard Magrez Vignobles,” a world renowned premier winemaker with 40 vineyards worldwide, and “Les vins de mes amis,” from up and coming winemakers, rarely imported in the US. Only a limited number of tickets to the exclusive tastings will be available. Complimentary nibbles, including the premium Jambon de Bayonne, will accompany the wine tastings. Tasting fees: $15-25. Registration required:

Wine Tour de France Seminar and French Wine Tastings are part of Seattle’s 4th Annual French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 11:00 am-6:00 pm at the Seattle Center Armory. The festival is a free, family-friendly event open to the public with the purpose of promoting and raising awareness of Francophone cultures and traditions to the residents of the Greater Seattle area. During the one-day event, festival-goers will listen to live music, watch dance performances, taste international cuisine, learn from informative seminars and cooking demonstrations, play games and enjoy a day full of fun activities en français! Details:

Le Tour 2016

Le Tour de France 2016

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Stage 1        188 km       Mont-Saint-Michel / Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Stage 2        182 km       Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Stage 3        222 km       Granville / Angers

Stage 4        232 km       Saumur / Limoges

Stage 5        216 km       Limoges / Le Lioran

Stage 6        187 km       Arpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban

Stage 7        162 km       L’Isle-Jourdain / Lac de Payolle

Stage 8        183 km       Pau / Bagnères-de-Luchon

Stage 9        184 km       Vielha Val d’Aran / Andorre Arcalis

Rest day                            Andorre

Stage 10       198 km       Escaldes-Engordany / Revel

Stage 11        164 km       Carcassonne / Montpellier

Stage 12        185 km       Montpellier / Mont Ventoux

Stage 13           37 km       Bourg-Saint-Andéol / La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc

Stage 14        208 km       Montélimar / Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux

Stage 15         159 km       Bourg-en-Bresse / Culoz

Stage 16        206 km       Moirans-en-Montagne / Berne

Rest day                              Berne

Stage 17         184 km        Berne / Finhaut-Emosson

Stage 18            17 km        Sallanches / Megève

Stage 19          146 km        Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Stage 20           46 km         Megève / Morzine

Stage 21           113 km          Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées