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Paris Food Tour: French Gastronomy and History provided by Meeting the French

Paris Food Tour: French Gastronomy and History

Paris Food Tour: French Gastronomy and History
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Tastings
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Additional food purchases outside of tastings
  • Complete Meals
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 47ter Bd Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris, France Starting point for the morning Latin Quarter Option. Be sure you go to 47TER and not 47! Meet next to the cheese shop.
  • 5 Pl. Blanche, 75009 Paris, France Starting point for the afternoon Montmartre Option. Meet in front of Starbucks.
  • Latin Quarter, Paris, France
  • Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: some boutiques may be extra busy and others may be closed during peak holiday times
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please inform us of any allergies or food intolerance before your tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tastings
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Additional food purchases outside of tastings
  • Complete Meals
Departure details
  • 47ter Bd Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris, France Starting point for the morning Latin Quarter Option. Be sure you go to 47TER and not 47! Meet next to the cheese shop.
  • 5 Pl. Blanche, 75009 Paris, France Starting point for the afternoon Montmartre Option. Meet in front of Starbucks.
  • Latin Quarter, Paris, France
  • Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Latin Quarter, Paris, France
  • Montmartre, 75018 Paris, France
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: some boutiques may be extra busy and others may be closed during peak holiday times
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please inform us of any allergies or food intolerance before your tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Latin Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Montmartre
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
12 reviews
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Very good
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Monica Y
New York City, NY30 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
My sister and I had an amazing time on this 9am food tour around the Latin Quarter with our guide, Christine. I booked several food tours for our first time to this amazing city and this one started us off on the right foot. This was basically a foodie trip with a couple sights thrown in and we couldn't have been happier. We got to taste many different pastries, breads, cheeses (my personal favorite) and wines.

Christine is super knowledgeable and there's nothing better than walking around a neighborhood with someone who knows the food and the histories of the food and city. I loved learning about the history of the croissant and the baguette and the differences between patisseries, brasseries, etc. Their quality control is out of this world. The food was great, but it wouldn't have been the same without a friendly, easy going, knowledgeable guide and Christine was amazing. She told stories and answered questions and even helped us and other group members with questions not related to the food tour.

I highly recommend this tour if it's your first time in Paris and want to eat some great food and learn about its histories. I recommend it even if you've been there before.
Written 3 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LauriePillow
Denison, TX5 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We met our tour guide, Josie, in a shopping center in front of a cheese shop. She is American who has lived in France for years, so she was able to give us some interesting insights comparing life in Paris with life in the US. As we walked to different shops, she purchased items for us to eat at the end of the tour, and she pointed out interesting locations along the way.

We began our tour with a bakery, where we all got to choose a breakfast pastry. She described each one and the process of baking them. After that, we walked to a street market, where she described the French culture of shopping for food. We went into a meat shop and a cheese shop, and she pointed out how to look for the best restaurants based on their signs (everything prepared in-house, organic only, prestigious awards, etc).

We finished the tour at a wine shop. She prepared the fruit, bread, cheese, and foie gras for us as he let us sample some wines. We ate while she told us more about French food culture. She made recommendations for several shops and restaurants, and she made sure everyone knew how to get transportation to their next locations.

This tour wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was such a fun experience, and I loved learning so much about food in France. The food Josie chose and prepared was delicious, and she was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Written 5 August 2018
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Natalie S
Gages Lake, IL18 contributions
Our tour guide was fantastic. She taught us about the different shops and what to look for to indicate quality. We each received a baguette towards the beginning of the walk. Our guide purchased cheese and a baguette which we ate at the end of the tour with 2 glasses of wine. It was a fun tour, but there were less tastings than you would expect for the price.
Written 6 May 2018
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Rebecca S
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
May 2018 • Friends
This was the worst (and most expensive) tour I have ever done. We felt completely swindled and have just been looking for an option to request a refund. We did the afternoon FOOD tour of Montmatre. It was more than two hours before food was even mentioned. We walked all the way up to the Sacre Coeur on a very hot day and then just walked all the way back down. We had expected there to be a drink or a tasting at the top of the hill (and all along the way!). Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge were among the sites we visited on this tour - both were already on our itinerary. Besides having nothing to do with the food tour we booked, who would want to walk up to a church which is free entry and not go inside??

Over two hours into the tour we had some cheese, baguette and charcuterie around where we started. It took a long time to order and none of it was organised in advance. We then took the cheese and bread that the guide had purchased to a cafe to sit at so we could order some wine. It was very uncomfortable to have the guide sit there cutting up portions of cheese at a table in a restaurant where we had not ordered food (and this was not organised beforehand). The guide could not recommend a wine as he said he had not been there before before and did not know the wine list!

So effectively our group (including people who were strangers to me who were all unhappy with the experience) paid £86 for a bit of cheese and bread and salami with one bottle of undescribed wine for the table.

As specified in the description I would have expected at the very least a sweet treat and a guide who was in a position to impart some knowledge about French food and wine. More than anything we really upset that we wasted an afternoon of our trip to Paris on a lovely day. If we had known how the afternoon would play out we would have left the tour immediately.
Written 8 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cmkMinnesota
Minnesota6 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This food tour was very disappointing. I did it with my adult daughter. To start with the positive, the stop at a farmers market was the highlight, getting to sample Lebanese stuffed bread, and the cheese, foie gras and wine served at the end delicious. But the tour in between not so good. I believe that several of the shops we would have stopped at were closed for the August holiday time so it was basically walking around for 2 hours. However our guide did not communicate this so I'm just guessing. He did talk the whole time but he did not take the time to engage with us or our interests and likes. It may have just been me, but I had a hard time engaging with what our guide was sharing. I would not recommend it.
Written 7 August 2018
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julz415SF
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
I just got back from where I and 6 others were supposed to meet our tour guide to go on a gourmet food/walking tour in Paris. I booked the tour through TripAdvisor and received and email confirming the tour. Vitatour the company that books the tour sent me emails telling me when and where to meet. I showed up early as did the others. We waited 20min before we started calling Vitatour. After being on hold, we got Ben on the line who said that the tour guide had to cancel due to an emergency, (which is unfortunate) however, not one of us ever received this information! Once we found this out we were told by the company that each one of us would have to call on our own to get a full refund. I headed back to my hotel and called Vitatour to start the process of my full refund. Not once did the representative apologies for the cancellation or the inconvenience of us waiting around for 20-30 min in the early morning hours on a very cold day. Not once did they say, they were sorry. What a major disappointment from this company. I will be sharing this bad display of bad customer service to all my friends on facebook and other social media sites. Be careful of booking with Trip Advisor and Vitatours!
Written 30 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

William F F
Mississauga, Canada49 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This took us to many small shops and a market. We saw places in interesting ally ways and tried many foods. The guide spoke excellent English and explained the samples.
Written 6 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

historyz-fan
Texas68 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
My husband and I met Dave, our guide, outside a Starbuck's where the tour began. There were 8 of us in our group, all from the US, and we had a delightful afternoon walking around Montmartre, sampling many foods and learning some trivia about the area. Dave was very considerate of me as I sometimes had to use a crutch, but the walking pace was no problem for me or my husband, even though it was 3 hours or more and we are in our 60's. The tour ended in a nice little cafe with more of the food that we had already sampled, and wine or coffee for those who wanted it. The only recommendation I would give is that the timing might be adjusted to allow us to purchase items at some of the stops. I am glad we decided to go on this tour.
Written 1 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter H
Scarborough, Australia11 contributions
May 2018
Really a great tour, from the guide to the shops selected to the food we got to try, everything was almost perfect (so it turns out I don't like offal and I wasn't the only one in our group). Group was made up of 10 couples, 4 Aussies, 6 from the US, and we all hit it off right from the start. Being a walking tour, you get time to meet the others in the group and the sit down 'dinner' at the end of the tour was wonderful . Can't recommend this tour enough - you learn how to find and choose the shops with the best produce (accreditation plaques and stickers and what they mean), you then get to try goods in each of them before going to a cellar where the 'dinner' takes place (it's not really designed as a complete meal but you get to try so much stuff, eating is ruled out for the rest of the day.)
Written 19 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Greg W
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
While the Latin quarter is the oldest part of Paris it is very much alive with vibrant markets, shops and cafes.
Audrey the guide, was fantastic. She obviously loves her job and brought to life the French love of fresh food.
I would recommend this walk to anybody visiting Paris.
Written 5 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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