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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great tour. Fantastic guide took us to fun places and arrange for great food stops.
Highly recommended. Guide was very knowledgeable and fun to walk around with.
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.
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.
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