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

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

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Paris, France
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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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Professional guide
6 food tastings
1 wine tasting

Departure Point

Pl. de la Bastille, Paris, France

Departure Point: Central Paris, 12th Arrondissement Address: Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris Directions: Your guide will meet you at the steps to the Bastille Opera House on Place de la Bastille. The Opera is a large, modern building in silver and glass. The closest metro station in Bastille (lines 2, 5 and 8). Use exit Opera Bastille or Faubourg St Antoine.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The French Way
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Paris Market Food Tour
Jana M
, Jul 2019
Caroline (our guide) was very friendly, professional and did a great job. We think it would have been better if she concentrated on food-related aspects of the tour for the first hour rather than talking about history. Streets are so busy we couldn't hear and didn't think it was relevant. We would have liked to spend more time in the market (even if it had been a little free time). We also didn't receive an olive oil tasting as advertised.
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Fun Lessons in Traditional French Foods
tothemoonandback60
, Jun 2019
This was a nice, quick foodie tour of a patisserie, the farmer's market, and a quick glass of wine at a local wine bar. It was fun and worth the cost. The only thing that would have made it better was less, rather than more, talking and more eating and drinking!
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Food Tour in Bastille District, Paris
Experience190294
, Jun 2019
Our guide, Sonja, was well informed about the working class neighborhood in Bastille. I was pleased to have her as a guide, and I recommend her highly.
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Enjoyed hearing about the history of...
Jackie J
, Jan 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.
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Our guide was a charming Parisian...
JennyD
, Sep 2017
Our guide was a charming Parisian who spoke very good English. We loved the variety of places that she chose for our tour.
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I gave it the lowest possible rating...
Richard N
, Aug 2017
I gave it the lowest possible rating because, although our party was at the appointed meeting place well in advance of the scheduled tour time, and we waited an hour, the tour guide never showed up. Please credit my American Express card the 400 that I was charged for the tour that never happened.
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A great half day out exploring the...
Briony S
, Jul 2017
A great half day out exploring the Bastille areas food and history. Our guide was excellent - no question left unanswered. The food we tasted was delicious and plentiful. Paired with a gorgeous wine in a small but impressive wine bar I couldn't complain.
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Our Guide Caroline was superb, her...
smartiemnx
, 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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Interesting tour of restaurants and...
bthead
, Jan 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.
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Charlotte was an absolute cracker of...
Alyce G
, Dec 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.
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