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!

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Includes: 11+ tastes, including two different French wines. Enough food for a full lunch.
Tour Size: Small group
Times: 10am
Duration: 3.5 hours

What's Included

  • Discover the baker who stuck to traditional recipes and as a result, revolutionized French bread!
  • Visit the oldest covered market in Paris, dating back to the 1600s and learn about some of the fresh produce that makes French cuisine so special!
  • 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!
  • Learn the difference between natural and biodynamic wine with some passionate wine lovers!

Foodie Highlights

Dietary restrictions

This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. Please note that this tour is not suitable for vegans, nor recommended for those with a lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT:

    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 macaroons 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, which 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

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    Meeting point Rue de Turenne
    Places we'll visit Le Marais

    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.

    Ending point Pont Île Saint Louis
    Great question! A Devour Paris food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the city of Paris. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional establishments including bistros, cheese shops, local markets, pastry shops and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Paris' best local food and gain fascinating insight into the Marais neighborhood. We keep our groups small, and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Paris like the back of their hand.
    You'll discover the Marais neighborhood of Paris, where you'll enjoy 11+ tastes across nine stops. You'll stop at a traditional bakery to taste delicious freshly baked croissaints and French bread. Afterwards you'll visit a market for a tasty snack before heading off to taste delicious pastries in the Jewish Quarter. Then it's time for a stop at a shop that's been around for the last 99 years. Then you'll go to a traditional eatery for a warming bowl of French onion soup before getting to taste more pastries and then delicate homemade chocolates. Finally, you'll finish the tour with French natural wine! All tastes are subject to change based on seasonality and our vendors’ holiday schedules, but we guarantee they’ll always be delicious!
    The tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) and there is seating at two stops.
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive crowd following a guide with a flag! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 10 people, and all of our tours are guaranteed to operate, even with just one person.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    Families love getting a true taste of Paris together on our Ultimate Paris Food Tour. The tastes are suited to kids and teens.
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are). Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10% to 15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Keep in mind tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometers. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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