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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

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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

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

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.

Kathleen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a wonderful tour. Our guide, Andrea, was friendly, on time and very interesting to learn French culture from. We tried some of the typical French foods, and were able to mingle with some of the locals in a wine shop. It was fun and we loved it.

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an excellent walk! Informed on many characteristics and idiosyncrasies of the city as well as an introduction to the gastronomical history and characteristics of the Parisians and French in general. Begin with sampling the ubiquitous croissant and being informed about the Bread Culture of the Parisians we moved to the small market sampling oysters and sausage and discussing various foods often eaten throughout France. Moving to a cheese shop we sampled several varieties of cheese and discussed cheese of France. The best at last we visited a boutique wine shop sampling some reds and whites of France. What made this the best was our tour guide Charlotte Maziere. Very knowledgeable, great English, relaxed, and personable. The pace and interaction was perfect.

Fernando

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Fantastic guide took us to fun places and arrange for great food stops.

Sangeeta S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highly recommended. Guide was very knowledgeable and fun to walk around with.

herbie2448 Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour with our guide Charlotte being knowledgeable and having a good sense of humour. We saw some areas of Paris we would probably never have visited or appreciated fully if we had. Lane ways and eateries and markets etc with all having their significance to Parisians explained. Tastes of croissants best ever, meats, oysters, cheeses and wines. Overall a highlight of our visit.

Dharris132

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Charlotte was fabulous, the food, oysters, strawberries, meats and wine were first class, and plenty of it. We were taken down hidden lane ways which we would never have found, Charlottes knowledge of old Paris was amazing and the small group, 6 in total made it very personal. A must do if you want to explore the food market and learn the history of the Bastille district.

sherratt_susan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our young guide Charlotte was very good and made it an enjoyable experience walking around the markets and sampling the fare along the way. A good way to see another side of Paris.

Errol C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Being a foodie, this was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour.

Errol C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Being a foodie, this was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour.

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