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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Paris Food Tour: Small-Group Gourmet Experience with Charcuterie, Pastries, Lunch and Wine Tasting

Spend a full day tasting Paris’ gourmet delights on this small-group walking tour. Starting near the Bastille and ending in St-Germain-des-Prés, experience Paris’ food and wine scene like a local as you explore the Marché d'Aligre street market, have lunch at a typical Parisian café, taste the city’s best chocolates and macarons, sip afternoon tea or coffee, and end with a wine-tasting session with a knowledgeable sommelier at Paris Cave. Lunch and all tastings are included.

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized Paris food tour.


  • Full-day gourmet walking tour of Paris
  • Taste local cheese and wine at the Marché d'Aligre
  • Enjoy lunch at a typical Parisian café
  • Indulge your sweet tooth at Paris’ most famous chocolatiers
  • Sip afternoon tea or coffee paired with a French pastry
  • Try four different French wines during an informative tasting session

What You Can Expect

Paris Food Tour: Small-Group Gourmet Experience with Charcuterie, Pastries, Lunch and Wine Tasting

Visit chocolatiers in Saint Germain on your gourmet walking tour

Meet your guide near the Ledru-Rollin metro station in the 12th arrondissement in the late morning. Starting in the Bastille area and ending in St-Germain-des-Prés, this full-day food expedition lets you enjoy the best of central Paris’ culinary delights, so come hungry!

Feel like a Parisian as you take a guided stroll through the Marché d'Aligre, stopping to taste wine and cheese. After teasing your palate, head to a typical Parisian café for a lunch of seasonal French cuisine with wine. Enjoy the plat du jour (daily special), or opt for a chèvre chaud (warm goat's cheese), magret de canard (duck breast) or Niçoise salad.

Then follow your guide to the area of St-Germain-des-Prés, where you’ll satisfy your sweet tooth with tastings at three of Paris’ most famous chocolate and macaron makers, such as Chocolats Richart, Pierre Marcolini, Debauve et Gallais and Patrick Roger.

Take an afternoon break at a typical salon de thé (tea room) to rejuvenate with a coffee, tea or hot chocolate, accompanied with a delectable French pastry.

Enjoy a perfect finish to your tour with a visit to Paris Cave wine cellar (cave à vin), where you're invited to unwind with a wine tasting. Your sommelier will teach you about the major wine regions in France and reveal the interesting details that make French wines unique. Learn fun and useful tasting tips as you try four different wines paired with charcuterie (cured meats).

Your full-day Paris food tour ends here in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

An absolute must! If you want to immerse yourself and really experience delicious food and Parisian culture, let yourself be guided through this amazing experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

the best. Our guide was fantastic. Loved every minute!


4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

All Good !

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Really fun, our guide David was awesome. The only down side was that we only had red wines throughout the day and out of our group of four I was the only one that really enjoyed red, so that was a disappointment.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2015

Another bad experience on this trip. We followed the instructions exactly to get the meeting place at the appointed time. We were told to meet at the news stand next to Café du Faubourg. Found the café, but no news stand nor guide waiting for us. Inquired inside the café and they had no knowledge of a news stand anywhere nearby. Wandered around for 15 minutes and finally gave up and did our own food and wine tour.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2014

This was the worst of all the Viator tours my husband and I participated in Paris and London. We Paid a lot of money for what promised to be a 7-hour, walking Gourmet food and wine tasting tour. It turned out to be a waste of both time and money. Viator's only motive appeared to be a high (extremely so) profit margin on this tour. Everything was done on the cheap. We were met by a 20-year old student outside the Metro station and led first to a farmer's market where we spent a fair amount of time tasting a
few free samples, selected merchants offered. Then we were led to some small back alley stores where the guide purchased small amounts of a few different cheeses and meats that the guide spread on the top of a wine barrel and tasted them along with a single red wine from a half bottle. After that the guide took us to a cheap eatery where we had lunch. After asking us to choose what we wanted to eat from the menu where no entré was more than 15 Euros, the guide came up with the worst (and the most insulting) surprise that the tour only allowed 15 E per person and anything over that we had to pay. The bill came to 58 Euros for three, including the guide and we were asked to pay an additional 15 Euros to cover our allowance of 30.
This was not only not mentioned in the Ticket/Voucher, but entirely uncouth and uncalled for after being charged a hefty sum. The guide then led us back to the same small back alley wine shop and had us taste one more wine, and ended the tour at a small chocolate shop where we tasted a few wafer-thin chocolates. I would strongly recommend against this tour and suggest anyone considering it
would be better off spending the time and money elsewhere in Paris.

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