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

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

Explore Paris’ colorful Bastille district on a 3-hour food tour led by an expert food-loving guide! Spreading out into three Paris arrondissements, the Bastille area is best known for being a hotbed of history, but the area is also an up-and-coming foodie paradise. Visit gourmet delicatessens, patisseries, wine bars and, of course, the must-see Marché d’Aligre. This bustling market boasts a treasure trove of specialist food stalls with quality French produce at bargain prices – perfect for all your gastronomic needs!

This small-group food tour is limited to just eight people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • 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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What You Can Expect

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

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

Your 3-hour tour starts in the heart of Paris’ Bastille district, home to one of the most authentic and traditional Parisian markets – Marché d’Aligre. After meeting your knowledgeable guide, set off on a leisurely walking tour around the area, visiting quality artisan delicatessens and off-the-beaten-path sights, as well as the famous market itself.

Venture inside some of Paris’ best patisseries to sample exquisite French pastries and chocolates, and head to an iconic wine bar that is known for serving fresh oysters alongside crisp glasses of muscadet wine. Throughout your small-group tour, you’ll enjoy six different food tastings in gourmet shops and at the market.

Marché d’Aligre lies right in the heart of the Bastille district, and is sure to be the highlight of your morning. Consisting of two parts -- a covered area called Marché Beauveau and an open-air square -- the cosmopolitan market is huge and knowing what spots to visit can be tricky. Luckily, your expert guide will be there to show you to the best stalls! You’ll also have time to browse the market independently, shopping for all your gourmet desires.

Before your tour ends, your guide will introduce you to a little-known elevated garden walkway that was created from old train tracks. This gorgeous garden is a real insider’s secret, and you’ll finish your tour feeling like you know the captivating Bastille district just like a food-loving local.

Customer Reviews

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 :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide was so knowledgable with Paris history that we wished we would have taken the tour on the first day we arrived instead of on the last. It was also nice that even though there were certain locations that were set up to stop at we didn't feel rushed at all !!! I highly recommend this tour !!! Well worth the cost !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

fantastic we loved this tour and was our favorite loved our guide alexandra!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We took the food and market tour last week and it was one of the best experiences we had in Paris. In addition to the food market, our guide showed us a little bit of history between the meeting point and the market. In addition to the samples provided as part of the tour, we also had a wide assortment of fresh fruits as we walked though the market. I would recommend this to anyone staying in Paris.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Alexandra our tour guide was delightful. I had never visited the Bastille and her history of the area was fantastic. There were plenty of tastings, defiantly don't have breakfast before hand. The markets were colourful. I really enjoyed the morning. I'd highly recommend it to any foody.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is a must. We were able to see working Paris from a foodie point of view. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Just the 2 of us! Brilliant and I teresti g tour. Highly recommend it.

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