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Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

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Paris: 3-Hour Gourmet Food Tour of Le Marais w/ Local Guide

From US$ 100.29 per person

Sample gastronomic treats on a 3-hour food tasting tour of Le Marais and see one of Paris’ most unspoiled neighborhoods along the way. Discover the best-preserved medieval area of the city, as well as the heart of the Jewish community.

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  • See the best-preserved medieval area of Paris
  • Snack on two Parisian pastries and taste one of the best macarons in Paris
  • Explore the charming hidden squares and tucked-away alleyways of Marais with a local guide
  • Indulge in plates of cheese or charcuterie and taste a creation from Paris’ most famed macaron chef
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Join an expert guide on a 3-hour tasting tour of Le Marais, and discover the local hangouts as you sample delicious food and wine. You’ll start your Paris tour in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building. Then move on pass Notre-Dame to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Pass an iconic bakery, whose baguette was named one of the best in Paris. Continue to Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, the center of the French gay scene, to see one of the oldest streets in Le Marais. Stop to sample a delicious macaron, made by one of the city’s most famous pastry chefs, then enter the heart of the Jewish community. Discover a vibrant pedestrianized street, full of falafel stands and Jewish delis. Then continue to a wine and alcohol store to try iconic French liqueurs, such as Cognac, Armagnac, Absinthe, and Old Plum brandy. Feast on French charcuterie, including pâté, rillettes, and ham. Finally you’ll walk to Place de la Bastille, passing the former home of the French writer, Victor Hugo. The area is full of bars and restaurants, where you can continue to explore the City of Lights on your own.
  • 3-hour tasting tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 2 different pastries and the best macaron in Paris
  • Traditional charcuterie and cheese samples
  • Tasting of several wines and liquors
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Food samples for children under 6 years old
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for the guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

123 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris (opposite the Pompidou centre by the "Centre Culturel de Serbie"). Your guide will be holding a Paris Urban Adventures' sign.

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  •  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella on rainy days
  •  This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge, but will not be provided with their own food samples
  •  Please advise if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6 during the booking process
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4.7 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Great mix of history, wine and snacks

The tour was a lot of fun and was very interesting. Especially the stay in the wine bar gave the opportunity to talk in peace. The offers were very tasty and the whole group very pleasant. The three hours went by in flight. The next city visit will be booked again with a gourmet tour.

January 6, 2019

Enjoyable and informative walk

Really enjoyed this tour especially for the brilliant guide, Adele, who was well educated on Paris history and architecture. She was able to answer all questions beyond my expectations and gave insight that we would not have found in a tour book. The guide was gifted in making the experience and conversation suited to our interests. The food was good. We had three pastries at various locations (all excellent) and then cheese/charcuterie and wine at a fourth. If you are looking for a truly exceptional culinary experience, you should probably book a nice restaurant. This tour is really a balance between walking/learning and tasting some special foods.

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October 24, 2018

informative and enjoyable.

February 3, 2019

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