Discover Paris on Private Bistrot Crawl: Wine, Beer and Aperitif

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 3 hours
  • Paris
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Learn about Paris through its bars and taverns – sample local wines and beers as you discover the history of Paris. Explore the lesser-known but übercool areas of Bastille and Aligre. Experience the buzz of a French bistrot and wine bars. Visit one of Paris’ oldest markets. Taste delicious French specialties along the way.

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Stop At: Place de la Bastille 75011, 75011 Paris France

You’ll start this tour on Place de la Bastille, the place where the former Bastille prison once stood and where the French Revolution started. Learn about that significant part of French history that still defines us.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chez Paul, 13 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France

We will stop in this institution, Chez Paul a traditional bistro for one of the most iconic French specialities: snails! You will hear about the working-class history of bistros and how they are becoming trendy again.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Baron Rouge (Le), 1 rue Theophile Roussel, 75012 Paris France

From there, we’ll reach one of Paris’ most quintessential wine bars. At this friendly wine paradise, the bar serves locals and visitors with the same passion. You might still find old barrels where neighbours can just come and fill their empty bottles for a few euros. Here, you’ll learn about the long history of wine in France, while tasting some wine of course! We’ll also pair that wine with some of France’s best charcuterie: delicious pâtés, rillettes and smoked hams.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Marche d'Aligre, Place d'Aligre, 75011 Paris France

From here we’ll move to one of Paris’ oldest markets: Marché d’Aligre. Take a moment to wander on your own on this iconic bustling market full of delicious French products. We’llmeet at the cheese seller stall to grab our beautiful platter of French cheese. After a brief explanation about the different cheeses, we’ll head to a famous beer bar that serves over 300 different beers. You’ll get to try three different tasters from three very different kinds of beers produced in France, which we’ll pair with the cheese. Trust us, while wine and cheese gets all the credit, beer and cheese pairings are becoming more common. This is your chance to discover how well French cheese and Parisian craft beers go together!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: 1 Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont Gare de Lyon - Bercy, 75012 Paris France

If you’re still in the mood, we’ll walk back to Bastille using a beautiful but completely unknown elevated former railway line that’s been turned into a park. The route offers great views over the neighbourhood. The tour will end back at Bastille Square, unless you prefer to keep partying in the buzzing Aligre area!

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 glass/tasting of wine or beer in each place
  • Food - include cheese, escargots, and/or sausage – depends what is on offer that day
  • Visit to the iconic Aligre market
  • Experience the buzz of a French bistrot and wine bars
  • Tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for guide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella on rainy days.
  • Closure of sites: Because we visit local shops on this tour, some may be closed unexpectedly. Should this happen, we will replace the stop with an equally delicious alternative
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Also, please note that while children are permitted, all the stops are alcohol-related, so children might not enjoy the tour as much as you will!
  • Dietary Notes: Please notify us in advance of any allergies or food preferences.
  • All of the bars, restaurants, and stores you visit on your tour are 100% owned and run by locals.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • One of the stops for a glass of wine on your tour is Le Baron Rouge, one of the last bars in Paris still selling wine straight from the barrel, where one can come with their own bottle and fill it up.
  • By booking this tour you also enjoy a cheese tasting that supports the Fromagerie Hardouin-Langlet, who mainly work with small French farmers.
  • During your tour you will pick up some responsible travel tips from your guide, such as where to find fresh water when you need to fill up your bottle, or where to shop in a sustainable manner
  • While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
Departure Point

2 Pl. de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France

Departure Time

04:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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