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“Wonderful tour of Montmartre”

Culinary Tours of Paris
Ranked #7 of 176 Food & Drink in Paris
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Owner description: Walking tours of Paris that combine eating good food and exploring Paris' best neighborhoods.
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Montmartre culinary tour is a great way to see the neighborhood and eat some excellent local food. The group met outside the Abbesses metro stop, and John-Paul was easily identifiable with his brochure. The tour consists of walking around the neighborhood, with John-Paul's narrative about places like one of Van Gogh's homes or the grocery from Amelie, with 3 stops along the way in wonderful restaurants. At the first, we had a cheese and charcuterie plate with wine; at the second we had a main course with more wine (with opportunities to eat traditional preparations of foods fish or veal, or more adventurous foods like frogs legs or brains); at the last, we had crepes and cider. The tour does involve a bit of uphill walking in places, but no one in the group seemed to have any problems with the level of activity. John-Paul is very knowledgable about French food and the history of the area, with lots of entertaining anecdotes and personal details. All in all, it was a wonderful and highly recommended way to see the neighborhood and pass the afternoon.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

To have an intimate, personal, individual tour in Paris was really lovely. Jean-Paul behaves like a cousin taking you around his neighborhood. His stories rely on a lot of personal experience which make them very interesting. How big is a French flat, how much does it cost, why do you live where you live and on and on. We wanted all the knowledge he could give us and I don't think we stumped him once. Obviously he has been doing this for several years, but everything coming out of his mouth seems fresh. And, he must remember everything, the knowledge of things that we passed and just generally was extensive. When a client asks him a question, he obviously finds out the answer and keeps it in reserve for the next client!

Eating in our restaurants was a blast and it was really nice to have someone who knew the staff to translate and help us out with their history. He is obviously friends with the staff of the places we stop in to. Even other clients in the restaurants chipped in with comments on the food.

If I could have had several more tours around Paris from Jean-Paul, I would have kept picking him. You will only wish he would expand his area/repertoire.

Kate, USA

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

This tour is personal, individual, fascinating and unmissable. Our tour was led by Cris, who was passionate, informative, interesting and wonderful company.

The 2 restaurants visited were small, local and well worth the vist. The food was wholesome and the historical meanderings were fascinating. I am already planning to book the Montmartre Walking Tour for my next visit to Paris.

Thank you for helping to make our visit to Paris so special.

Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We just completed the tour with John-Paul through Montmarte and it was by far one of the greatest experiences we have had in Paris so far. Each restaurant was unique in it's own way and also allowed great conversation about modern-day Paris, as well as the history of this city. Moreover, our tour was knowledgeable and very well designed for the guests. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris!!!

Thank IZWHITE22
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Jean-Paul and loved everything we ate and saw. He's a bright young man with a lot of knowledge about the food, the people in the area and the wine. Great combination! We really loved the cheese that we had and were lucky enough to find all 3 in the duty free shop at the airport. Don't be afraid to bring them home - it's helped extend our wonderful week in Paris!

Thank Wendy48_13
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