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Paris Beer vs Wine Bastille Bites Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Experience French culture through delicious food and drink
  • Escape the tourist’s path and visit local wine bars and brasseries
  • Tour one of the oldest markets in Paris, the Marché d’Aligre
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Paris Beer vs Wine Bastille Bites Walking Tour
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Paris Beer vs Wine Bastille Bites Walking Tour
From US$ 91.80
Overview

Immerse yourself in Parisian culture as you visit local wine bars, bistros, and brasseries. Begin at the historic Place de la Bastille, visit residential neighborhood Faubourg Saint-Antoine, and explore the Marché d’Aligre, one of the city’s oldest markets. As you walk, you’ll stop to sample snails, charcuterie, cheeses, and of course, delicious beer and wine.

What to Expect

Join us for the perfect Parisian day! Embark on a delicious adventure with this three-hour Paris tour that stops off at iconic wine bars, bistros and brasseries. Time to get your foodie game face on with some iconic French food, wine and craft beers!

The best things to do in Paris often revolve around food and wine. On this Paris tour, you will try some of the city’s famous specialties, from snails, to cheese or charcuterie, always paired with wine or beer. Your call what goes best together with the food!

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. From here we’ll move to our first stop, a historic bistro that looks identical to how it did a century ago. It’s here that we’ll try our first bite, some iconic French snails with a glass of wine.

We’ll continue your tour in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, formerly a working class neighbourhood, known for its furniture artisans, blue collar feel and… revolutionary vibe!

 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.

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’ll meet 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!

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 neighborhood. The tour will end back at Bastille Square, unless you prefer to keep partying in the buzzing Aligre area!

 

 

Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Informative and Fun!

We spent the perfect evening with our guide Adele. My wife and I completely enjoyed our stroll as she shared some of her favorite wine shops, markets, bistros and bars in the Bastille and Faubourg St. Antoine area of Paris. Adele lived in this area...More

Thank TwoWander
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Best trip ever

I'm so glad we booked this tour- we had the best time. Raphael was our guide and there were 3 of us plus him so it was great fun. We visited different bars and the market, enjoying a good range of beer and wine. They...More

Thank snowboardgirl2015
Reviewed 21 September 2018
Wonderful Adventure Through a Part of Paris We'd Never Seen

Our guide Tim made made our tour exceptional. Such wonderful wine, beer and food, spread across an enjoyable evening learning the culture by way of bistros and brasseries. A superb blend of history and modern day, it was a culinary and sensory trip through a...More

Thank Steve and Janin... B
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile
Beer + wine + cool people+ an amazing guide= our great evening!

Adele was our guide for our evening beer and wine tour! She was an exceptional local guide. She had a wealth of knowledge of the city and the neighborhoods she took us thru. The selection of food and drinks provided were delicious! I highly recommend...More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 16 September 2018
Beer vs. Wine with Adele

I took this tour with Adele on a Saturday afternoon/evening. It was a great way to see a different side of Paris that I would have experienced otherwise. Our first stop was at Chez Paul. Here we had white wine and escargot. I had made...More

Thank rpcec
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