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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Gourmet Food and Market Tour of the Bastille District in Paris

Discover the fascinating history and flavors of the vibrant Bastille district of Paris. Follow your local foodie guide to the area’s best-kept gourmet secrets, including patisseries, delicatessens and wine bars. Explore the specialty food stalls of the Marché d’Aligre market to see how local Parisians shop, and enjoy six tastings of sweet and savory favorites along with samplings of French wine. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour for a personalized experience.


  • 3-hour Paris food walking tour of the Bastille district
  • Visit Marché d’Aligre -- a thriving Paris food market much-loved by locals
  • Explore gourmet food shops and delicatessens with your expert guide
  • Enjoy six food tastings and sample fine French wine
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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Small-Group Gourmet Food and Market Tour of the Bastille District in Paris

Small-Group Paris Food Tour: Bastille District and Marche d'Aligre

Famous for its pivotal role during the French Revolution, today Paris’ Bastille district is a popular destination for food and wine lovers. Begin your gourmet tour in the heart of this historic area, where you’ll meet your knowledgeable guide. 

Stroll along the Bastille’s charming streets, stopping along the way at popular eateries and tucked-away treasures for six different tastings. Indulge your sweet tooth with stops at some of the area’s beloved patisseries for croissants and chocolate, and try a luxuriant combination of muscadet wine and fresh oysters at a local wine bar.

Visit the expansive Marché d’Aligre — a sprawling urban market where local Parisians shop for specialty items and daily provisions. Your local guide will lead you to the best and most interesting vendor stalls hidden among the open-air square and covered portion of the market. Enjoy free time to explore the stalls on your own, and let your guide know about any specific gourmet goods you’re looking for.

To cap off your 3-hour tour, discover an enchanting garden walkway built from old train tracks. After bidding farewell to your guide, you’re free to continue exploring the area on your own — like a true local! 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A really great tour, not only terrific food stops but also extremely interesting history of the area. Alexandra is very knowledgable and showed us little tucked away 'courtyards' that, having been alone, we would have walked straight past. Really delicious tastings just the best croissants! and well worth the money. We would take another tour with Alexandra without hesitation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great tour- both for places visited and an exceptional tour guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide Charlotte was fabulous, friendly and heaps of fun. It felt like we were visiting the markets etc with a good friend. We had the best croissant we had ever had, sumptuous fruits and berries from the market, delicious wine and the biggest oysters we had ever seen. This was my hubby's favourite tour. less touristy and more authentic. Thanks so much Charlotte we had an awesome time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour and our guide young French woman was such fun and she lead us on a interesting and delicious tour. I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Guide was knowledgeable, food was fantastic and atmosphere electric. Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a fab tour. Our guide Charlotte? was welcoming knowledgeable funny and helpful. NB no need for lunch afterwards.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely brilliant. The lady who led us around gave us a lot of history of the area and showed us many places that we would never have found. The portions were generous and the small group was not overwhelming.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A must-do if you are in Paris. The Bastille Market is absolutely fabulous and after the tour
you can wander around on your own for hours. Very interesting !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Terrific our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I booked this trip for some US friends who are all big foodies. There were just the four of us in the end so a private tour, led by guide Alex who was both friendly and knowledgeable. We learned lots of history and saw many hidden city spots, as well as the foodie stuff. Visited several shops and the outdoor markets and got to sample more goodies than we expected. Coffee, croissants and bread, market cherries, tarte flambé French style pizza with cheese, onions and bacon, a fantastic plate of cheeses and a massive glass of wine mid morning. Plenty of opportunity to shop for foodstuffs if required. A good pace and distance and a really good experience. One of the highlights of our Paris trip. Would definitely recommend :

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