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Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting

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You'll start at
Étienne Marcel
75001 Paris, FranceEtienne Marcel metro station Directions: Meet your guide outside the metro entrance/exit of Etienne Marcel (line 4). Please note there is only one exit. If arriving by taxi, the metro exit is at the intersection of rue de Turbigo and rue Etienne Marcel.
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    Les Halles
    Stop: 2 hours -
    Meet your guide and small group at the Etienne Marcel metro station in Paris, where you'll begin your tour of the best of French regional gastronomy. Start in a local bakery, in typical French style, with a coffee and a buttery croissant. Learn about how these specialties are made, along with traditional, organic breads. Your guide 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, it remains today a mecca for food lovers, the streets lined with specialty food stores, restaurants, cafés and kitchen supplies. Join the local Parisians as they shop for their daily groceries, and take a stroll along its most animated street, the rue Montorgeuil, stopping along the way at favorite boutiques. Savor tasty artisan cheeses from across France in a traditional, local fromagerie, and delicate flavored 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 in 1730 - also the inventor of the ‘Baba au rhum’. Winners of several awards, including Best Chocolate Eclair, ’choose your favorite pastries to be savored later over lunch. We'll also stop at a typical charcuterie and taste some delicious cured meats and hams. Your expert guide will also point out a centuries-old oyster house (the oysters were originally rushed to Paris by horse), as well as will highlight traditional butchers, fishmongers, and grocers as you wander along this fascinating street. For the cooks among you, particularly pastry lovers, don’t miss the wonderful suppliers of kitchenware and ingredients, including one of the oldest supply stores in Paris. You can opt to finish your tour in style at an award winning wine bar, where the days' discoveries collected will be paired with a flight of top-class French wines, served by a sommelier. Sample wines from three different regions, and discover and how to pair each wine with your food. Your gourmet tour concludes with a typical picnic-style lunch with wine.
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You'll end at
Jean Louis La Nuit
66 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris, France
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    Departure Point
    Étienne Marcel, 75001 Paris, France
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Jean Louis La Nuit, 66 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris, France
    Inclusions
    • Guided walking tour
    • Visit local artisan producers and taste regional specialties
    • Flight of wine at an award winning wine bar (if option selected)
    • Picnic style lunch with local produce bought during your tour (if option selected)
    • Bottled water
    • Fully accredited local guide
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pick up/drop off
    • Gratuities
    • Please note lunch is not included unless you select the option
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes
    • The minimum drinking age in France is18 years. Participants uder 18 will not be served wine on the tour.
    • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A vegetarian option is available: please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I took this tour alone on a cool rainy day but enjoyed every minute even in the rain. My tour guide is well versed in French history and culture, and brought this area of Paris alive for me. I learned a lot in addition to eating a delicious breakfast (and learning how to order
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    Response from Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting
    Responded 13 Oct 2019
    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really happy to read that you enjoyed your food tour, that you ate a lot of delicious food and learned a lot too! We do tend to offer a lot of food on our tour, so your no-breakfast recommendation is probably a good one! We think that if you are taking a food tour then we should have you taste and enjoy plenty of wonderful food and great wines, so we do include breakfast, tastings and lunch. The area around is so fascinating you can always walk it off afterwards! We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you on another of our tours in future!
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    This was exactly the type of tour I love: small group, a knowledgeable tour guide, and a relaxing (and highly tasty!) finish. I loved everything we tried, I loved the neighborhood, and it was a really short walk between places so I wouldn't call it much of a walking tour. Every
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    Response from Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting
    Responded 9 Oct 2019
    Thank you so much for your very kind review, which we are delighted to read! We are really happy that you enjoyed both the food and discovering the neighborhood, which is a very typical area of Paris, full of locals and also full of history. We very much appreciate your recommendation and hope you had a wonderful stay in Paris. We'd be delighted to welcome you again!
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    My husband and I took this tour on our first full day in Paris. We met our guide Hervé and were happy to find that we were the only two who had booked on this occasion. This made for a very personalized experience. The itinerary was very well planned and was as follows - 1. a
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    Response from SiobhanP163, Guest Relations Manager at Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting
    Responded 28 Oct 2018
    Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your food tour, and that we were able to share not only the delicious food and wine of France but also our heritage and history with you on the tour. We very much appreciate your recommendation, and would be delighted to see you again on another of our tours in the future!
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    It was even more than we expected. Jessica, our tour guide, was informative about the food and wine and included enjoyable tidbits on the history of how the foods many of the foods were introduced to France.
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    Response from SiobhanP163, Guest Relations Manager at Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting
    Responded 8 Oct 2018
    Thank you for leaving us a review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your food and wine tour with Jessica, and very happy to see that we surpassed your expectations! This is what we hope to do on all of our tours, and we do hope we'll have the chance to see you again in Paris again in the future.
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    We had a group of 4 with Jessica today, and she was an absolute joy to be with for the tour. We learned a lot about the 'belly' of Paris along with history and interesting facts all along the way. We ended with an exclusive lunch and learned all about the wine regions and
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    Response from Siobhan P, Guest Relations Manager at Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting
    Responded 6 May 2018
    Thank you very much for your review and recommendation for our tour! We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed this tour, the lunch and wine tasting. It's quite a new tour that we launched recently, and we worked hard to make it a really authentic and local French experience for our guests. It's very rewarding for us to hear that you appreciated it, thank you!
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    About the operator
    By: Memories DMC France
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    Sean K
    New York City, New York
    30
    Simply amazing I could not believe what I saw
    This is indeed one of the most chilling and fascinating things I have ever seen and I have been all over the
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    178benediktk
    10
    Great visit- amazing guide
    We had a great visit to the catacombs. Being able to skip the line and getting to see the restricted areas was
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    FAADKA2019
    10
    Great Tour
    Loved this tour! We had wanted to do this last time we were in Paris but time ran out. Because of the
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    hylandjt
    Manhasset, New York
    10
    Skip the line at the Eiffel Tower!
    We had a great experience with Quentin of Memories DMC France on our summit tour of the Eiffel Tower. We were
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    Slc021
    137
    Incredible!
    Caroline was a great tour guide. Very personable and knowledgeable. We LOVED seeing the Catacombs! Once in a
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    Seeya91
    Trumbull, Connecticut
    11227
    Interesting walking tour with a wonderful guide
    We were in Paris in mid December and selected this walking tour for one morning's activity. Our tour guide Claire
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    ReenPA
    Warrington, Pennsylvania
    204131
    Great guided tour
    We were in Paris during the strike in December, and the museum opened 30 minutes later than usual. Not to worry
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    48hours
    30
    Mary
    We enjoyed a fabulous tour with Catherine. She brought alive shopping in Paris in yesteryear and how that
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    matt c
    21
    Definitely worth the time and effort
    I was in Paris with my girlfriend and usually not a huge fan of organized tours, but we were with Quentin (not
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    bodifordwaldrip
    Luverne, Alabama
    30
    Small Group tour of the Louvre Museum
    This was the best tour we had in France and Italy. How our guide made history and art come alive from the French
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    sapphiriotic
    Moscow, Russia
    40
    The best way to explore
    Personally, I think this tour is the best option for exploring the catacombs. Our group was 8 people including the
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    kj1278
    30
    Sainte-Chapelle
    Our tour guide was amazing This was a fantastic tour Sainte-Chapelle will take your breath away such a beautiful
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    June P
    160
    Worth it to skip the line
    It is well worth it to skip the line and have a guide. We stopped at each level and finished at the summit. The
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    Dolphyn4
    Newport Beach, California
    22
    Disappointed & Upset
    Our guide never showed up. We arrived 15 minutes early as requested & stayed 15 minutes past. We called the
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    Stephanie S
    Austin, Texas
    74
    We learned so much!
    This was a great tour chalked full of lots of information. Ferit did a great job of giving us the history of the
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