Paris by Night: Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting Experience
Note: Tour unavailable until March 2022. In the meantime, join our Ultimate Paris Food Tour.
Experience French wine and dining like never before, with each glass paired with the perfect dish as you explore the trendy 11th arrondissement.
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 within 48 hours at the start of the tour to take part in the tour. Please see more information under "What To Expect" below.
- Try the whole range of French wine, and finally understand what all the natural wine fuss is about.
- Soak up the local feel of the 11th arrondissement as you enjoy its best bites.
- Crack the code of what the difference is between a bistro, a brasserie and a restaurant as you experience them firsthand.
- Visit a locally-loved modern French restaurant for seasonal shared plates of organic produce.
- Discover the real apéritif culture, what it is, and why it’s so well done in France!
- Find your new favorite bites among the traditional French dishes you probably wouldn't order on your own.
Our tour guide Jess was fabulous. She is very passionate about food and wine and her expertise really shines through. The tour also took place in a less ‘touristy’ neighborhood, which we really appreciated. You truly get to experience the local flare and eat at some of the best restaurants and bars that you’d almost certainly never find yourself. Highly recommend taking this tour with Jess!
The Devour Paris food tour was one of the highlights of our trip! Jess is an EXCELLENT tour guide! She's extremely knowledgeable about food, wine, and restaurant history. She picks great locations, wines, and food to try. Going into the tour, I thought white wines lacked flavor. Jess completely changed my mind by introducing us to great white wines with wonderful flavors, including a sparkling wine. We did the dinner tour. I can't wait to come back and try the lunch tour! Thank you, Jess!
Jess & this evening food tour was a perfect way to better engage with Parisian food culture. I only wish we had done it on our first night instead of the last. We had wine at each stop and she explained the role that wine plays with food and dining culture. Jess even took time to explain Parisian eating/restaurant culture to us (servers & tipping, table etiquette, etc). She was extremely knowledgeable and with everyone in our small group to make sure their questions were answered and that everyone enjoyed themselves. The food was DELICIOUS. I found a new favorite cheese, tried innovative dishes like duck tartare, and experienced escargot for the first time. An amazing night - highly recommend!!!
What to Expect
The French government has recently announced new regulations to better control the spread of the virus. All adults will soon be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or a 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.
These requirements go into effect:
-July 21 in spaces that hold 50+ people
-August 1 for all other spaces
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
Click here to find more information on the requirements in English. Minors aged 12–17 are exempt from the new rules until August 30.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you on tour.
Immerse yourself in the world of French food and wine as you explore the off-the-beaten-track neighborhoods around Marché Aligre and the 11th arrondissement. As you hop from wine cellar to bistro to contemporary French restaurant, you’ll try the specialty dishes in each place, from French cheese to snails, pairing each taste with a host of different wines from across the country. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll do it all while learning about the importance of French food and how to eat better for the rest of your time in the capital!
STOP BY STOP
Start your journey at a lively market bar, where locals jostle for wine poured directly from the barrel. We’ll be sampling rosé – the classic French apéritif! It’s a bar with over 40 years of history – this is a place that feels like you’ve stepped back in time.
Next, you’ll head to a contemporary Parisian wine cellar to sample some sparkling wine and cheese. This place is a real hidden gem – with an all-natural and organic wine list.
You’ll keep on wandering with your guide through the backstreets of the 11th arrondissement. At our next stop, you’ll devour beautiful plates of local and seasonal produce, paired with two different natural, low-intervention wines from small French producers going back to nature.
Last but not least we’re moving on to a traditional bistro for some classic French cuisine. Here the bites are accompanied by a pairing of two different styles of wines. It’s a sauce lover’s paradise and we’ll finish the tour soaking up the atmosphere in this uniquely Parisian bistro – with the owner in the kitchen, of course.
By the end of the night, your guide will have decoded the difference between a brasserie, a bistro and a restaurant, and unveiled the importance of the aperitif in French culture—and you will have experienced it all firsthand!
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 on our evening food and wine tasting experience!
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Once a working-class neighborhood, now home to some of the best wine bars and restaurants in the city!