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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.
Extremely interesting and nice tour. I recommend this for all that are interested in food culture and history of Paris. Our guide was wery good and we liked the walk. Best regards. From Iceland.
Really enjoyed this tour, and our guide was really lovely and informative! And all the food was fantastic too. Our group was small (4 of us) so was really great. Thank you!
Carol was a great tour leader, very knowledgeable and passionate!
This was the best ever morning in Paris! Carole was our excellent local guide, and with a small group of only 5 people, we all benefited from her knowledge and obvious enthusiasm for her city and its culinary delights. We also explored parts of Paris I had never been to in the Latin Quarter, so that was an added bonus. We tasted some fabulous pastries, bread and cheese, as well as pâte, rillettes, and new season's apples and pears, plus wine. You only need a small breakfast before this tour, and it concludes with lunch with the excellent produce Carole purchased during the morning. Although advertised as 3 hours, it actually went longer, so make sure you allow enough time. It would be a pity to have to leave before lunch! I would highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic! History tour of the area was great. All the tastings were great. Our tour guide was fabulous, friendly and informative. The tour was relaxing and fun.
Our food walking tour was brilliant. We loved it and our guide Flo was so wonderful. So full of knowledge and a really lovely young man. We've already told so many friends about it and we recommend it to all.
We're from Australia and loved the cheese tasting and the beautiful bread and cakes. Yum!!
We enjoyed the tour and going to places we wouldn't have found by ourselves. The food was delicious and after the tour we decided to leisurely revisit all the wonderful places again. The places we visited were all very delicious, good quality and well worth visiting. There were only three of us on the tour which meant we were able to ask many questions about food. Our tour guide was a local herself and knew Paris and food...when we visit again we were like to do another tour with the company...