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Paris Food Tour: French Gastronomy and History in the Latin Quarter

Paris, France
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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 5 more


Sample the culinary delights of Paris on a walking tour through one of the city’s charming historic neighborhoods. Follow your taste buds and your guide to a handful of Parisian cafés, patisseries and specialty stores to sample authentic French favorites like foie gras, artisan cheese and fresh-baked bread, while your guide shares with you the history of the neighborhood. You’ll discuss the tastings that you enjoy and how they are used in gourmet French cooking, and top it all off with a glass of excellent French wine. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group experience.
  • Morning or afternoon walking tour to Paris' finest gourmet shops
  • Professional guide to answer all your food- and history-related questions during the tour
  • Tastings of foie gras, cheese, bread, a seasonal specialty and a glass of wine on the Latin Quarter tour
  • Smaller number of tour members ensures a more personalized experience
  • Illuminating commentary on Paris sights and history from your expert guide
Trying some gourmet French food is an essential part of any stay in Paris. This small-group walking tour introduces you to the art of French cuisine from a local perspective. Meet your culinary guide in the Latin Quarter for your tour. Set off on a leisurely 3-hour walking tour of the historic streets, stopping along the way to see local markets, bakeries and specialty food shops. The exact itinerary will vary based on your small group’s preference and the season, but you can expect to sample staples of the French diet such as handcrafted cheeses, baguettes and other delicacies. And of course, no food tour of Paris would be complete without a glass of fantastic French wine. Your guide will share insight into how these delicious products are made, provide info about the French gastronomy tradition, and share stories and historical facts that have made the neighborhood so iconic. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like, and even make purchases apart from the tastings, to take a taste of Paris home with you.

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Federico E M
, Oct 2018

Tour guide Virginia was excellent. provided interesting information about Parisian culture and food. Ended the tour with a vine tasting session where we also learned about how French wines are rated and how much the environment (terrain, geology, topography, climate ....) influences the French wine conosurs to identify wines by the region where the grapes come from.

Laura P
, Aug 2018

We met our tour guide, Josie, in a shopping center in front of a cheese shop. She is American who has lived in France for years, so she was able to give us some interesting insights comparing life in Paris with life in the US. As we walked to different shops, she purchased items for us to eat at the end of the tour, and she pointed out interesting locations along the way.

We began our tour with a bakery, where we all got to choose a breakfast pastry. She described each one and the process of baking them. After that, we walked to a street market, where she described the French culture of shopping for food. We went into a meat shop and a cheese shop, and she pointed out how to look for the best restaurants based on their signs everything prepared in-house, organic only, prestigious awards, etc.

We finished the tour at a wine shop. She prepared the fruit, bread, cheese, and foie gras for us as he let us sample some wines. We ate while she told us more about French food culture. She made recommendations for several shops and restaurants, and she made sure everyone knew how to get transportation to their next locations.

This tour wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was such a fun experience, and I loved learning so much about food in France. The food Josie chose and prepared was delicious, and she was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Diane W
, Jul 2018

My friend took this tour last year and raved about the experience; lots of food tastings and wine samplings. Unfortunately, we did not have the same experience.

We were nervous because our tour guide was a bit late to arrive but once she showed up, the tour of 7 people began right away. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area, it’s history and the people.

Our first stop was at a chocolatier. The tour guide appeared to be a bit lost looking for it but found it pretty quickly. We each got to select our preferred truffle; 1 piece each. Then we continued with the tour learning about the area and it’s history.

We stopped at a patisserie and were each able to select a macaron. Not much information was shared about this specialty.

The tour continued uphill walking around Montmartre and learning more about the architecture and history. We finally stopped for cheese and wine. After all the walking and minimal food tastings, we were served 2 cheese platters and 1 bottle of Rose wine to share amongst the 7 of us. Very disappointing.

Our final stop was at a local ice cream shop where we were able to select an ice cream of our choice.

And that was it. One chocolate ($2), one macaroon ($2), one bottle of wine and two cheese platters split between 7 people ($10/pp), and an ice cream ($4). This food/wine walking tour cost $100/pp. No where near worth the price we paid. I would have been happy to pay $40 if it was a simple walking tour but this was advertised as a food/wine walking tour that provided minimal amounts of food/wine.

Very disappointing!!

Mandy G
, Jul 2018

Our guide David was amazing.He introduced us to so much great food in Paris and how to tell the difference between true Parisian bakers and butchers vs transports. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat. If you can request David please do so. You won't be disappointed.

Keith L
, Apr 2018

The information about the history of the food was simply amazing. Guide was nothing short of a walking food encyclopedia that loves both interacting with people and her job

Best money we ever spent on any trip

Shelby E
, Apr 2018

It was a nice experience but I do not think the activity description accurately describes it. We spent most of the time in one square which had a market in it, but we really did not see the neighborhood.

Alan T
, Mar 2018

This was an absolutely wonderful tour. The guide was extremely knowledgable and totally charming. The day was bitterly cold but she continued to take us from place to place until we ended up in a wine shop eating cheese and sausage while drinking and learning more about wine and wine pairing. I would highly recommend this tour.

Charles V W
, Mar 2018

Excellent tour. Zach is very knowledgeable and was a great guide. Unfortunately, the weather decided to not cooperate, and we ended up I a snow storm. Despite that inconvenience, it was a lot of fun. Great food samples and wines.

, Mar 2018

Our guide was a very friendly person. The problem was we sampled gourmet bagette, gourmet slice of pie, Gourmet absinthe, a Gourmet platter of 6 cheeses and a glass of red wine. No escargots or eclairs or pates or any cured meat samples.A pretty expensive deal for 2 persons.Would have been cheaper to have gone to a good restaurant and ordered real french food.

, Jan 2018

Great tour!

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