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4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Small-Group Gourmet Food and Market Tour of the Bastille District in Paris. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Great tastings, great conversation, great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Excellent tour in the food and market area of the 12th A. Alexandra our guide was informative and spoke excellent English. Nice easy pace, wonderful being able to sample all the fresh foods , cheeses, seafood, pastries , fruit and wines etc. Really came away quite full which we were not expecting. A good way to find out how to shop economically in Paris.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

This was a very interesting and "tasty" tour ! Our guide Alexandra was lovely and very informative not only about the foods we tasted but also about the history of the area. Our group consisted of just our party of 5 so it was very intimate and suited all our ages ( three teenagers and two 50 somethings !)
The tour was conducted at a steady pace and the tastings varied and delicious - cheeses, wine, oysters, croissants, yummy strawberries, charcuterie, gingerbread - it was great !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

What a wonderful way to learn about the "French daily cultures".
Alexandra was very informative,and answered allour questions. Great selection of food items to taste,
And the wine was lovely that I drank with a friend, back at my apartment.
Will look for another walking food tasting tour , in another area of Paris , next vacatui

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Our guide, Alexandra, was excellent! She knew where to take us and shared many anecdotes and tips about how seriously the French take their produce. The pace was just right and anyone- you don't have to be a foodie- would have enjoyed this tour. We sampled as we went along and she was so knowledeable about the area and made delicious choices for us. We liked the indoor and outdoor markets so much we went back on our own later in the week to make purchases.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This was the most memorable little tour of our entire Paris trip. In spite of dreary weather, we enjoyed the walk. The little shops were places we never would have found on our own. Food sampling was fun and educational. Tour guide was top notch. Highly recommend this tour if you do nothing else....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

We really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very helpful and interesting and had heaps of knowledge about the area. The tastings were great especially the croissants which were the best we'd ever tried. Would definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Our guide, Alexandra, was personal and very knowledgable. She taught us a lot about architecture, as well as giving us a great introduction to the Bastille market. Thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

This small group tour is wonderfull. I would recommend it to all who are interested in local French grocery shopping.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

The tour was delicious! The tour guide was very knowledgeable about both food and antiques. We really enjoyed the guides personality. She was wonderful. We brought a shopping cart, which was a great idea, because we went home overflowing with fresh bread, fruit, cheeses and meats.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Our guide was full of interesting information. She led us to wonderful and delicious spots along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

This food tour was by far my absolute favorite part of our Paris vacation. We were able to get a glimpse of the lives of everyday Parisians and tasted a wonderful variety of culinary delights. At the first stop we had THE BEST croissant I have ever had the pleasure of devouring. After that we were off to a market where we had fresh oysters, tourine (jellied ham dish), delicious fresh fruits that were almost too beautiful to eat, sausages and cheese. The finale was a wine bar with casks of wine where we sampled some amazing duck pâté and deep fruity red wine. What a great day! My parents, husband, sister-in-law, 16 year old niece and our 5 year old daughter were really happy with this tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and kind. My daughter was in food heaven, she is quite the foodie and she devoured almost all of the duck pâté and oysters all by herself! Highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Wonderful experience. We learned so much and our guide spoke English very well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Host was awesome - she taught us about architecture of paris, the history of the bastille region, the passion and inlfuence of food. LOVED it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

We were the only guests on this tour and our guide was just wonderful. She not only gave us a wonderful journey through the markets (tasting as we went) but shared the history of the neighborhood and took us to visit craftspersons as well. The stop at le
Baron Rouge was interesting as my friend took a picture of the proprietor and got quite the lecture on French photo ettiquette. A fun visit to 'old Paris'

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