Ultimate Paris Food Tour
Discover the few remaining family-run gems in Paris' Le Marais neighborhood as you taste some of the most quintessential foods in the city!
Note: In order for us to comply with new French health & safety rules, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test obtained within the last 48 hours at the start of the tour. Please see more information under "What To Expect" below.
- Meet the family who revolutionized French bread—by sticking to traditional recipes!—and try their famous bread for yourself.
- Visit the oldest covered market in Paris, dating back to the 1600s and learn about some of the fresh produce that has turned the French meal into a UNESCO-recognized tradition!
- Follow your expert culinary guide into the heart of the Jewish quarter and taste an unexpectedly Parisian pastry.
- Have lunch like the French in an old-school bistro with a classic French dish and learn the ins and outs of eating like a Parisian.
- Visit the last remaining multigenerational family run businesses in the historic Marais neighborhood, some operating for nearly a century!
- Risk-free booking: Full refunds up to 24 hours before your tour
Jess was an amazing tour guide, and this tour is a must-do! Definitely come hungry - there's a lot of food to be eaten! You'll also learn a lot about the history of Le Marais and the history of the food and how it connects to French culture. She is extremely knowledgeable, and her passion for French culture, food and wine really shows.
Jess, the host, really is the star of the show. She brings a wealth of many years experience (and many contacts) in the Parisian food and wine scene, along with a natural effervescence of fun and humour just perfect for these tours. Prepare to have your stomach, soul (and mind!) fed with the most authentic, hand-picked, genuine local-best-of fare available, in a really intriguing historic section of Paris in Le Marais.
My wife and 10 year old daughter had the best time learning about the history of food in Paris and sampling the most amazing treats from local stores and restaurants. If there was a 10 star review I would give it. Jess (tour guide) curates her own tour to highlight local establishments and is a fantastic resource. We loved every minute and highly recommend this tour.
What to Expect
NEW VACCINATION RULES
The French government has recently announced new regulations to better control the spread of the virus. All people ages 12+ are now required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or a recent negative test (obtained within the previous 48 hours), to enter non-essential leisure spaces in France. This includes cafes, restaurants, theaters, bars, trains, museums, malls, and more.
As you can see, this new regulation will affect your ability to enter the bars, cafes, and restaurants we visit on our Paris tour, as well as any other leisure spaces you plan to visit during your time in France.
In order to comply with these new legal regulations, your guide will be checking for this information at the start of the tour. If you are unable to provide either of these, we will be unable to run the tour.
You can prove your vaccination status in either of the following ways:
-Via the French TousAntiCovid app, which accepts QR codes from other EU countries
-With a paper vaccination certificate
Please let us know if you have any additional questions. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you on tour.
Weave your way through the charming Marais neighborhood, and you’ll see how historical French food is—there is a legend behind every cheese, and there is a story behind every recipe and classic dish. You’ll discover the stories behind every front door, shop window, and in every restaurant and kitchen while meeting the people behind the food and local family-run restaurants. You can expect French classics alongside Jewish delicacies, as well as new twists on patisserie, and of course, traditional eateries! A whistle stop tour of all things French cuisine.
STOP BY STOP
We’ll start the morning in Marais as French as can be with buttery croissants from one of the city’s best-loved bakers. We’ll also try the bakery’s homemade bread, which is different to other bread you’ll find around the city!
Then, no Paris food tour is complete without macarons and chocolate, so our next stop will be to try these sweet treats at a store where the owner has held a prestigious, lifelong quality award since 1986!
Next up, we’ll meet an old friend at a historic market*, famous for his crepes, where we will be trying a particularly special savory variation, made from chickpea flour and originating from the south of France.
After that, we’ll wander down to the Jewish quarter to try some unexpectedly Parisian pastries in a traditional, family-run establishment.
Then, we’ll discover a 99-year-old shop packed full of regional delicacies from every corner of France. We’ll try cured meats and cheese and talk about how the French shop, eat and go about their daily life!
Time for something warm! At the next stop, we’ll enjoy homemade French onion soup in a traditional bistro, where the owner is known for sourcing all his own produce and making everything in house.
Next up, we’ll try some French pastries with a twist—a French Syrian baker marries the flavors of the Middle East and the quality products of France in little “nests” of joy. To continue with the sweet theme, we’ll then try traditional handmade French chocolates. Heaven!
Finally, we’ll hop over to the Ile Saint Louis to finish with a glass of French natural wine!
And as with all Devour Paris tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Paris guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Paris like a local!
*Please note that the market is closed on Tuesdays
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
Map Your Tour
Weave your way through the historic Marais neighborhood, home to Paris' former Jewish quarter and some of the most beautiful streets in the city center.