For many people planning a trip to Paris, the best part is the Paris food culture, which is why the first question for many is what are the best food tours in Paris?
In this Paris food guide, we’ll not only show you the best food in Paris that you absolutely must try during your visit, but also provide you with some recommendations on the best Paris food tours.
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Why a Food Tour in Paris?
Of course, you can find the various French food listed above on your own as you wander the Parisian streets, but for the very best Paris food experiences, we highly recommend joining one of the several Paris food tours.
By joining one of the food tours of Paris, you will be guided by a local who knows where the best French food restaurants and shops are located, which can often be difficult to find on your own, particularly if you don’t speak French.
In addition, your guide will be well versed in the traditional food in Paris and will give you his best tips for an unforgettable food travel experience in the city.
Joining a Paris food tour is also a great way to explore a particular district of Paris that perhaps you are not familiar with. In addition, indoor food tours are an entertaining activity to do on a rainy day in Paris or during winter in Paris, when it is too cold outside.
Paris Food Tours Overview
Best Tours about Food in Paris
Below is a range of the best food tours Paris offers that will have you wandering the streets of Paris sampling some of the best French delicacies. These food tours come with a knowledgeable guide on hand to answer any of your questions regarding the Paris food culture, and they will give you the opportunity to sample many of the top French foods.
Paris Walking Food Tour
During this 3-hour walking food tour Paris offers, you will stroll through the beautiful city of Paris and try a variety of French food.
This Paris Walking Food Tour provides you the opportunity to see behind the scenes in a Parisian bakery, an authentic fromagerie, and a typical crêperie while learning fascinating historical facts and anecdotes.
Paris Market Tour with Tastings
This 3-hour food market tour takes you around the Aligre Market, one of the most vibrant markets of Paris, located in the less-touristy 12th Arrondissement.
Here you will get to try a range of delicious fresh food and chat with the local shopkeepers, learn about the history of the market, and the secrets of the food artisans.
This Paris Market Tour includes wine and soft drinks, cheese, and chocolate tastings.
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Paris Food Tours by Neighborhood
Below are some of the best Paris food tours where you will sample delicious local foods while learning about the city’s most lovely neighborhoods.
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Food Tour of Le Marais
During this Le Marais Food Tour, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the best places to eat in Le Marais and sample cheeses, wine, oysters, falafel, crêpes, boeuf bourguignon, and crème brûlée.
Taste of Montmartre Food Tour
On route, you will sample French delights such as croissants and éclairs at a local pâtisserie, a little bit of cheese tasting in Parisian fromageries, and black sweet treats at a classic chocolate shop.
St Germain-des-Prés Food Tour
Explore Saint-Germain-des-Prés, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Paris, and sample some of the very best in Paris cuisine.
During this 3-hour Left Bank delicacies walking tour, you will explore Saint Germain’s hidden narrow streets whilst sampling cheese, wine, cured meats, chocolate, and pastry at some charming food shops that have been selected for you!
On route, you will also see beautiful churches in Paris, art galleries, and iconic places such as Les Deux Magots café and Brasserie Lipp.
Belleville Walking Food Tour with a Local
Discover the daily life of the Parisians through their food and drinks while walking around the hip but lesser-known neighborhood of Belleville.
Enjoy locally brewed coffee and local pastries. See how baguettes and croissants are made in a traditional bakery. Learn about local French produce and wines, and talk to local merchants. Conclude this Belleville Walking Food Tour with a French apéritif with cheese and wine. Just like the locals!
Cheese Tasting in Paris Tours
An article on the best culinary tours of Paris cannot be complete without cheese tasting in Paris. French cheese is an important part of Paris food culture. Cheese is usually bought in establishments called fromageries, and it is served after the main course and before the dessert (yep, ‘cheese’ is cheese, not a dessert).
Most of the cheese-tasting tours also come with wine tasting. If you want to know more about French wines near Paris, head to this post about the French wine regions.
Art of Pairing Cheese & Wine in a Cheese Cellar
This cheese & wine tasting tour takes place in a traditional cheese cellar. Cheese geeks will learn about the major French cheese terroirs and how to taste cheese like experts.
Finally, it will be time for real cheese tasting: seven kinds of artisanal cheese paired with four wines.
This cheese tour is a fun and entertaining way to spend a couple of hours in the city.
Paris Chocolate and Pastry Tours
Calling all lovers of French sweet treats, these pastry and chocolate tours in Paris are for you! These walking food tours of Paris will have you tasting the finest pastries and the best chocolate in Paris.
Saint-Germain Chocolate & Pastries Tour
This 3-hour Paris Chocolate & Pastries Tour and tasting takes you to the best chocolate shops in Saint-Germain, where you will get to sample some of the best chocolate in Paris, including delicacies such as the éclair, homemade macarons, and delectable truffles.
During this Paris chocolate tour, your guide will teach you a few things about French chocolate along the way, including the history of chocolate making in Paris.
French Bakery Tour in Paris
This Paris pastry tour will have you spending some time in the kitchen of a French bakery, where you will learn the secrets of French baking. An expert French baker will share his tips and tricks that make French pastries and bread so delicious.
During this hour-long French Bakery Tour in Paris, you will also get to take home with you a freshly baked baguette and croissant.
French Sweet Gourmet Specialties Tour
During this 3-hour Paris chocolate and pastry tour, you will pass by Paris’ iconic monuments whilst sampling delicious chocolates, pastries, and freshly baked bread from some of the finest Paris pastry and chocolate shops.
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