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

Highlights

  • 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

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

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

Lorenext

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

this was one of the best food tours I have had!

Alejandra.fosado

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

La Bastille es una de nuestras zonas favoritas no turísticas. El mercado es un placer para los sentidos y fuimos a muchos lugares agradables. Caminamos y platicamos muy a gusto con nuestra guía y comimos delicioso. Lo volvería a comprar.

Jackie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Enjoyed hearing about the history of the Bastille District. The samplings were great. One of the places we stopped at, Bleu. Sucre, had the most divine pastries. The KouignAmman pastry was the best I have ever had in my life. This patisserie is recommended by David Leibovitz. The tour guide was quite charming and quite knowledgeable.

JennyD

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide was a charming Parisian who spoke very good English. We loved the variety of places that she chose for our tour.

kristyn m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a private tour which was awesome!

smartiemnx

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Our Guide Caroline was superb, her English was excellent and she was very friendly, knowledgeable and fun. The tour itself was very informative, from the amazing breads in the Boulangerie to the Red wine and Tarte flambe and the tour of the market seeing the sights and sounds of the Bastille area, Even the rain did not dampen our good time, would recommend this to anyone wanting to get a taste of how the real Parisiens live

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Interesting tour of restaurants and markets in the Bastille district. Charlotte was very knowledgeable about foods, bread, coffee, and wine in the area. Very pleasant tour.

Alyce G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Charlotte was an absolute cracker of a guide with knowledge, enthusiasm and energy. It was great to learn about various French specialities and then shop for myself in the markets afterwards for my time in Paris in my studio. I throughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend this tour and Charlotte in particular as your guide.

Featle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We met Charlotte on the steps of th Opera House and she was vibrant and full of information from the start. Our first stop was for coffee and a giant croissant...hint: don't have breakfast before you start! We then hit the closed market and tasted a variety of meats, terrines and pate. The serves were generous and by the time we had tasted the cheeses we were all full. We finished with a friendly wine tasting which really rounded off the morning. We'd highly recommend this tour.

Richard Rish P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We very much enjoyed this tour, partly because we are foodies and partly because we like a local explaining things we would normally have missed. Our guide, Charlotte, was wonderful and worked so hard to make sure we had a great day. We only had one other great couple on the tour, so that made it very easy to see and hear all Charlotte had to point out and say.

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