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Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais

  • 3.5-hour food walking tour of the Marais district in Paris
  • Stroll along Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, Rue des Rosiers, la Place des Vosges and la Place de la Bastille
  • Visit a famous bakery, pastry shop, delis and a local wine-and-spirit store
Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
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Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
Dive into the gastronomic wonders of Paris on this 3.5-hour food walking tour of the Marais. Explore the gay-friendly, eclectic district full of medieval architecture and Jewish-influenced eateries, and hear engaging historical commentary along the way. Crunch into a delicious baguette, try a macaron made by an esteemed pastry chef and sample French liqueurs. Pass by top attractions including the Hôtel de Ville, Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, Rue des Rosiers, la Place des Vosges and la Place de la Bastille. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour.
What to Expect
Discover the enigmatic charms of France’s capital on this guided Paris tour that pairs secret local hangouts with delicious food and wine. You’ll start your Paris tour in front in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and then move on to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Learn about the horrible death of Robert-François Damiens, the infamous man who tried to assassinate King Louis XV.

We’ll then move on to the little tangled streets of the Marais to spot beautiful medieval churches, corbelled houses, and narrow lanes. We’ll also pass by an iconic bakery whose baguette was elected one of the best in Paris and we’ll try our first pastry, a delicious meringue known as a ‘merveilleux.’

Next, visit Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, part of the French gay scene. You’ll learn how this part of city, once sordid, became synonymous with trendy Paris, and a shopping hub for fashionistas and the core of “bobo” culture. While you’re here, stop and sample a delicious macaron from one of Paris’ most famous pastry chefs.

Just a street away is Rue des Rosiers, the heart of the Jewish community. It’s a vibrant pedestrian street full of falafel stands and delicious Jewish-influenced delis. We’ll enter a fabulous chocolate store to taste a butter-filled pastry, called Kouign Amann, a specialty from Brittany.

Our Paris tour will then take us back to the South Marais, where stands the longest remaining piece of the 12th-century defensive wall of Paris. After a walk through impressive Saint-Paul’s church, we’ll stop in at a local wine bar, where we’ll get a professional wine tasting. We’ll sample some iconic French liqueurs like Cognac andArmagnac or “Old Plum” brandy. To accompany our drinks, we’ll also taste some delicious French cheese or charcuterie treats.

Continue to Paris’ oldest and certainly most beautiful square, la Place des Vosges, home of France’s national writer, Victor Hugo. From there, it’s only a short walk to your final destination, la place de la Bastille, the former prison that was captured on July 14, 1789, triggering the French Revolution. The area nearby is full of bars and restaurants, leaving you with plenty of options for carrying on with your evening in the City of Lights.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Marvellous Marais

As we had previously visited most of the main tourist spots in Paris we were looking for a more personal insight into Paris and Adele provided that with heaps of charm, good humour and appropriate historical as well as current knowledge. Marais is the perfect...More

Thank Leonie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
One of the highlights of my trip

There is an art to being a good guide, and our Guide Arthur has understood this principle. The tour itself was great (of course), but a tour really can be make or break depending on the guide. You really can feel Arthur's knowledge and passion...More

Thank Nicolas L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic Tour

Ellen was an incredible guide, super knowledgeable about the Marais area and the historic sites in PAris in general. The pastries we got to try were all delicious and the last place where we enjoyed a wine bar with paired cheeses was awesome! Would highly...More

1  Thank Caitlin J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A great way to see sites and tastes of Paris

I did the gourmet tour with Arthur on Friday. A brilliant experience. We got to taste a selection of sweet treats and finished with lovely wine, cheese and meats at Le chaise et le vin. We learnt some interesting facts about the Marais. I recommend...More

Thank Fin1411
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile
One of the highlights of our Paris trip!

This tour was paced perfectly. The food was fantastic, the wine was delicious, and Adele, our guide, was perfect. I know I sound a little over-the-top about the experience but it’s for good reason. My mother and I travel together a lot and have done...More

Thank Megan L
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