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This tour was one of the highlights of our visit to Paris. It was small (8 people) and our guide, Andleine, was fantastic and so knowledgeable.In a couple of hours we knew the history of chcolate as well as visiting 5 of the best shops in the city, and in each one we had a very special treat, delicious!
Took the tour the first day in Paris and learned all about the best cheeses, pates, wines, etc. and found the best shops. The tour ended with a lovely picnic of some of the things we had seen. Paris is all about food, so you must take a food tour!
My aunt and I were the only ones on our afternoon tour so we pretty much had our own personal tour guide Cedric. He was lovely, funny and knowledgable. We visited streets that we would not have discovered on our own and sampled some lovely local pastries, macaroons, sausages and wine. Did not disappoint.
really enjoyed our tour with Elizabeth she was very interesting and knowledgable about Monmarte not only about food wine etc but the history of the district. Would highly recommend this tour.
Absolutely a must if you are a foodie. Adeline was a wonderful guide and she showed us her favourite places of the area we were visiting, which gave us a personal connection with the area. I have done three Paris Food Walking Tours through Viator, and have loved all three- the Saint Germain-des- Pres I've done twice. All have been wonderful and you get each guides insight into French food, along with a history of the area you are visiting. When I return to Paris, I intend doing another food tour.
This was a fun experience walking around the streets visiting shops famous for cheese, cakes etc and then tasting the food. Thus was a great way to gain an insight into gourmet food.
This was the perfect way to get an authentic feel and flavor for both the Latin Quarter and everyday Paris life. Our guide was a real foodie who brought her extensive knowledge and love of all things epicurean to the morning. Each stop on the tour (cheese shop, bakery, open market, etc.) was a delight and after 2+ hours of walking with some modest snacking, we settled in for a feast of fresh foie gras, pork pate, cheeses, apples and wine. It was a great way to start and complement a day filled with the typical, traditional sightseeing stops. For those who are curious about how much walking it is, it is very manageable. I was wearing my FitBit and the step count was a little over 5,000 (~ 1 1/2 miles). Another plus, if you do this at the beginning of your trip, is all the great hints and restaurant suggestions you can glean and then use to guide your food choices for the rest of your Paris stay.
Carol was a terrific guide! She is extremely knowledgeable about food, food quality, food production, and Paris history. We visited a number of food stalls near the Latin Quarter during the Saturday market and also visited amazing cheese and pastry stores. The tour ended with a visit to another store where we were able to sample the products that Carol had purchased that day and learn even more about the food we were tasting. I would highly recommend this tour to the food amateur as well as the food aficionado! Thanks for a wonderful morning.
Incredible experience! This is more than a gourmet food tour. The guide shared a variety of anecdotes and historical information that made the tour topnotch. Our guide, Cedric, is the best tour guide I've ever met (in all my years of booking with Viator). He is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent, witty, funny, engaging, and overall wonderful. I highly recommend this tour. If there's a chance, ask for Cedric!
Caroline was an excellent guide. She was on time and made sure we had our needs met before walking to cheese shops, open market and bakeries. Each step of the way, she gave the history of the foods and the importance each food item played within the French culture and daily living. I gained a better knowledge of how the French eat and why they do so. I ate plenty of samples and we had time to sit with wine, pate, bread and cheese. A perfect way to spend 3 hours on my first full day in Paris.
Our guide was excellent. So knowledgeable and very engaging. We had a blast walking around the markets and various specialty stores. Then a delicious end with tastes of the favorites. I would recommend this to anyone with a passion for food.
Carole Fouque, our guide, was terrific. She is a print food writer with a natural passion for cooking and food. She is a fashionably dressed French women wearing a beret to complete her image. The tour started at the local outdoor farmers' market. Carole explained the importance of choosing produce, fish and meat in their growing seasons when the local produce is at its peak, fish are in optimal water temperatures and animals are eating healthy natural grasses. As we walked, Carole explained the history of the area and how it related to the architecture. We stopped at a boulangerie for unbelievable croissants and brioche, toured an amazing fromagerie and butcher shop ,and then stolled up and down Rue Mouffetard to a final stop at a foie gras shop. Chilled white wine was waiting for our tasting of the bread, cheeses, fruit and foie grass that Carole gathered for us on our walking tour. All was delicious and informative. We highly recommend the Paris Walking Tour of the Latin Quarter.