The Private Food Tour - authentic, quality foods

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
from
12177

Check Availability

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Picturesque Montorgueil has become Paris' "foody central". It has attracted many of the best food artesans in the city.

Prepare for a real taste of what French food is:

The menu includes: an assortment of traditional pastries such as eclairs, lemon pie, seasonal fruit tarts, a generous selection of French cheese, some delicious "charcuterie" for meat lovers, regional specialties such as cheese puffs also known as "gougères", a stop in one of the oldest boutiques of Montorgueil specialized in spices and peppers... But also delicate chocolate bonbons, some top quality French cookies, great wine, and always an assortment of fresh fruit varying according to the season...

Please note that vegetarian and gluten-free diets are more than welcome!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris France

Parisians have been buying their fresh food at Montorgueil/Les Halles since the 1100's.
Today, join that tradition.
Sample many foods.
Eat well.
Find out where the food that feeds Paris comes from, and where the locals buy it.
Here is only one hint: supermarkets are illegal in Paris.
The rest... you can find out at Montorgueil.


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Eglise Saint-Eustache, 2 impasse Saint Eustache, 75001 Paris France

the only church that we know that was built by the Paris guild of food providers - cold cut section. And it bears all the marks of it, too!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Passage du Grand Cerf, Entrances on Place Goldoni & on Rue Saint-Denis 2nd Arrondisement, Paris France

picturesque "galerie couverte" shopping gallery. We walk through it, it's a great phot opp.

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Drinks
  • Sit-down meal
  • Vegetarian and Gluten-Free foods on request
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Rue Montorgueil

Exclusions
  • Additional foods or drinks and souvenirs you may choose to buy
  • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free diets are welcome, simply advise your guide at the start of the tour. Careful that this tour is lacto-vegetarian.
  • Tour includes some walking. Because of one hilly street and cobblestones, wheelchairs are not advised.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

21 Rue des Petits Carreaux, 75002 Paris, France


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

22 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris, France

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Barb B

28 Oct, 2018

We have been on many food tours, including one with this company, and this particular option was not very good. Our guide wasn't very dynamic, and didn't seem have much more than a Wikipedia-level knowledge of food, wine, or even Parisian life. We didn't do some of the things listed in the description (no vineyard visit) and while there was a nice enough selection of stops it wasn't a good example of a food tour. Marias tour was wildly better. Would not recommend.

Kiwilis

11 Jun, 2018

I booked this tour to share the french food experience with family. Although the American guide was well versed in historical information and very friendly, his deeper knowledge of the reasons behind french cuisine and products was limited to the basics. This was booked as a food tour, not a historical tour. I was expecting, as written in the description, 'We make many stops: a specialty store from Auvergne, butcher, a rotisseur, a cheesemonger, a fishmonger, and bakers and pastry chefs. At each stop, we sample some foods. We get to chat with the owners. We also buy the foods we like for our sit-down meal. We eat at an authentic local café, rubbing elbows with locals. Then there's the stories and the context that your French guide keeps on feeding you: why is this cheese this way? what keeps French fruit so tasty? etc. ' This is not what we experienced. We stood outside the shops while our guide went in and ordered the food. We did not talk to the owners, not have a description of all the wonderful sights and smells in the shops, no tasting except for chouquettes. The cafe was average, squished onto 3 tables inside no where near any locals, with food served in paper and handled by the guide directly with his hands. This part could have been done a lot better eg Reserved seating outside on the pavement. After living in Paris for 7 years I had to prompt with ideas of what he could discuss...foie gras, ways of cutting cheese etc The one positive was that we asked to walk up to the Sacré-Cœur for the view which the guide did without hesitation. That made the tour for me. For the price I was not impressed and nor was my family. We still don't know why fruit is so tasty in France nor why cheese is how it is!

jaskev

05 Jun, 2019

We had our tour with Patrick and he could not have been more delightful! He told us all about the food of Paris, where to buy what and how to spot the authentic places vs the tourist traps. We stopped at many different shops to purchase bread, cheese, meats, pastries and fruit and then we enjoyed them all at a lovely cafe where we got drinks and wine. At each stop, Patrick explained everything about what he was purchasing and provided us with options of which items we would prefer to sample. The only problem we had was that I am a vegetarian and, although this specific tour says that they provide regular, vegetarian and gluten-free options at each stop, Patrick was not informed that he had a vegetarian on this tour so he was not prepared with options at just one of the stops. He did try and i give him credit for that and I had plenty to eat. I do not in any way fault Patrick for this, he should have been told. That said, I would highly recommend this tour if you enjoy trying new and different foods or just want to try some really great French bread, cheese, meats and pastry.

User's Picture Gallery


Similar Packages


Other Populars

Some popular Sightseeing Tours, Activities, Hotels and Holiday Packages.

France - SightSeeing Tours and Activities View All

Paris - Holiday Packages View All

Paris - Top Tourist Attractions View All