Paris, Gourmet Food Tour with tastings, Private
- Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Paris
- Product code: FT2.00PR
Meet your friendly, local guide 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 cured meats and hams from a traditional charcuterie. 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, where we’ll choose our favorite pastries before tasting some delicate flavoured fine chocolates from an artisan ‘chocolatier’.
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 with a private tour just for you and your family or friends, and explore at your own pace with an expert local guide.