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Paris: Gourmet Food Tasting Tour of Medieval Marais

Paris: Gourmet Food Tasting Tour of Medieval Marais

From US$ 116.77 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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Duration 3 hours
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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
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description

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. Start in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe's largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building. 

Then move on past 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 walking tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • 2 pastries and a macaron
  • Charcuterie board with cheese samples
  • Tasting of several wines and liquors
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Food samples for children under 6 years old
  • Tips

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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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella

Know before you go

  •  This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  •  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
Customer reviews

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Everyone says that the guide Mitch is very good and I definitely agree! I did a food tour in Madrid, enjoyed it immensely and had low expectations for this one. Just as good, if not better. Single 50ish female but didn’t feel left out and the rest of the group was a lot of fun. Mitch is knowledgeable and personable and took us to great places. Do it, it is worth it!!

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November 1, 2022

Our guide, Miche, was super. Friendly, knowledgeable & he also taught us a lot not only about the Marais but also about French wines. All the pastries were delicious and we really enjoyed tasting wine, cheese & charcuterie with Pierre. I will recommend this tour to others. Merci beaucoup! From Nancy & Amy

September 23, 2022

We spent over 2 weeks in France, and this was DEFINITELY one of the highlights of our trip. It was my adult son's favorite part of the trip. Much of that was due to our guide, who went by the nickname Mitch (not sure if I'm spelling that correctly). Most guides either lean towards being social with not as much facts or full of facts with less personality. Mitch was the PERFECT blend of both. We learned so much about Marais, but had lots of fun too. We really felt well taken care of by him, and were really grateful that we got him as a guide. The wine/meat/cheese tasting was definitely the highlight of the tour. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend this tour, especially if you can get Mitch!

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August 30, 2022

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