Small-Group Paris Gourmet Tour: Charcuterie, Brandy And Macarons At The Marais

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Overview

The best-preserved medieval area in Paris, the heart of the Jewish community, the centre of the gay scene — the neighbourhood of Marais is as eclectic as the gastronomic treats you’ll try on this tour! Get ready to eat, drink, and explore your way through the city’s gourmet charms!

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Led by a local guide

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Discover the enigmatic charms of France’s capital on this guided Paris tour that pairs secret local hangouts with delicious food and wine. You’ll start your Paris tour in front in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and then move on to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Learn about the horrible death of Robert-François Damiens, the infamous man who tried to assassinate King Louis XV.

We’ll then move on to the little tangled streets of the Marais to spot beautiful medieval churches, corbelled houses, and narrow lanes. We’ll also pass by an iconic bakery whose baguette was elected one of the best in Paris and we’ll try our first pastry, a delicious meringue known as a ‘merveilleux.’

Next, visit Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, part of the French gay scene. You’ll learn how this part of city, once sordid, became synonymous with trendy Paris, and a shopping hub for fashionistas and the core of “bobo” culture. While you’re here, stop and sample a delicious macaron from one of Paris’ most famous pastry chefs.

Just a street away is Rue des Rosiers, the heart of the Jewish community. It’s a vibrant pedestrian street full of falafel stands and delicious Jewish-influenced delis. We’ll enter a fabulous chocolate store to taste a butter-filled pastry, called Kouign Amann, a specialty from Brittany.

Our Paris tour will then take us back to the South Marais, where stands the longest remaining piece of the 12th-century defensive wall of Paris. After a walk through impressive Saint-Paul’s church, we’ll stop in at a local wine bar, where we’ll get a professional wine tasting. We’ll sample some iconic French liqueurs like Cognac andArmagnac or “Old Plum” brandy. To accompany our drinks, we’ll also taste some delicious French cheese or charcuterie treats.

Continue to Paris’ oldest and certainly most beautiful square, la Place des Vosges, home of France’s national writer, Victor Hugo. From there, it’s only a short walk to your final destination, la place de la Bastille, the former prison that was captured on July 14, 1789, triggering the French Revolution. The area nearby is full of bars and restaurants, leaving you with plenty of options for carrying on with your evening in the City of Lights.

Inclusions for Small-Group Paris Gourmet Tour: Charcuterie, Brandy And Macarons At The Marais

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 2 different pastries and the best macaron in Paris
  • A platter of French cheese or charcuterie
  • Wine tasting & liquor tasting

Exclusions for Small-Group Paris Gourmet Tour: Charcuterie, Brandy And Macarons At The Marais

  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

For your tour you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella for rainy days.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Very disappointing - I arrived at the location at 1.30pm and could not find the guide, as I was leaving at 2.30pm I happened to see a woman with a shoulder bag walking away with the name of the tour operator that I was looking for and approached her otherwise I would have missed this tour.

  • The small group Paris tour was a real joy. Rafael, our guide, was charming and knowledgeable. The pace was perfect and he showed us a side to Marais I had not seen in other visits. The food was delicious and the site selected for our sit down bread, cheese and charcuterie was a delight.

  • Fantastic tour with a great tour guide -Tim Strolled around Le Marais and tasted some wonderful food, drank some wine and was given background knowledge of the area. Highly recommend this tour

  • If you do this make it in your first day in Lyon. It was our 6th day and we had eaten at both of the restaurants and learned all about the city

  • Good tour took took us to a lovely area and we tried some interesting food, also some great history about the area shared on the walk.

  • The tour was fun and interesting and our tour guide, Raphael was excellent at his job. He spoke perfect English, there were 6 in our group, 4 Americans and 2 Australians, we all had a great time and stayed on quite a bit later at the last venue talking, drinking and eating. I would definitely recommend this tour.

  • A fun tour and a really great tour guide. Arthur knew everything about the area and was most considerate in answering questions and making the tour very enjoyable.

  • Arthur and Lavinia were very friendly and informative.
    A great way to spend the afternoon checking out the Marais and the food and wine on offer!

  • Hannah was very knowledgeable but she was soft spoken and hard to hear. Our tour was on a Saturday and the Marais was very crowded.

  • It was an excellent tour. Tim was our leader and was great. Their was only 4 in our group. Tim took us to 3 pastry shops while touring us thru the historic section. We ending up at a wine store and had tastings along with cheese. the tour was 4 hours. would recommend it.

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