Paris, Gourmet Food Tour with tastings, Shared, maximum 12
- Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Paris
- Product code: FT2.0SH
Meet your friendly, local guide and small group at a central location in Paris, where your ‘Tour de France’ of the best of French regional gastronomy will start in a local bakery. Start your morning in typical French style, with a delicious buttery croissant, and learn about how they are made, along with traditional, organic breads. We will pick up some baguettes here to enjoy later in the tour.
The Les Halles quarter of Paris is traditionally known as ‘the belly of Paris’. Once home to the huge, teeming food market that fed the city each day, today it remains a mecca for food lovers, the streets lined with speciality food stores, restaurants, cafés and kitchen supplies. We’ll join the local Parisians as they shop for their daily groceries and we take a stroll along its most animated street, stopping along the way at our favorite boutiques. We will savor tasty artisan cheeses from across France in a traditional, local fromagerie, and delicate flavoured fine chocolates from an artisan ‘chocolatier’. Then it’s time for a visit to the oldest (and possibly most beautiful) patisserie in Paris, founded by the baker to Queen Marie Antoinette in 1730 - also the inventor of the ‘Baba au rhum’. Winners of several awards, including Best Chocolate Eclair, we’ll choose our favorite pastries to be savored later over lunch. Our last stop is a beautifully restored ‘epicerie’, where we’ll try traditional delicacies from the South West of France.
Your expert guide will also point out a centuries old oyster house (the oysters were originally rushed to Paris by horse) as well as traditional butchers, fishmongers and grocers as you wander along this fascinating street. For the cooks amongst you, particularly pastry lovers, don’t miss the wonderful suppliers of kitchenware and ingredients, including one of the oldest supply stores in Paris.
Enjoy a gourmet morning in the heart of Paris!