The 8 Best Paris Food Tours of 2019

In a city known for its cuisine, these tours are the best ways to taste it all

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Best Food and Cruise Tour: Dinner Cruise at Marina de Paris – Buy Tickets

"The boat cruises along the Seine where you see so many of the iconic monuments of Paris by day or lit up for the evening."

Best Walking Food Tour: Paris By Mouth – Buy Tickets

"The highpoint of this €95 tour is learning how to pair and taste different foods and wines."

Best Chocolate Tour: Chocolate and Pastry Secret Tour – Buy Tickets

"Take a guided tour through the once infamous, now celebrated Montmartre district, to see sweet, French delicacies."

Best Food and Wine Tour: French Wine Experience – Buy Tickets

"This interactive, one-hour food and wine tour is as unique as any culinary experience in the city of Paris."

Best Masterclass Tour: La Cuisine Paris – Buy Tickets

"The class includes learning the French and Italian techniques used to make macarons."

Best Market Tour: La Route des Gourmets – Buy Tickets

"Lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of French cuisine."

Best Bus and Food Tour: Bustronome – Buy Tickets

"Exquisite tasting and beautifully presented meals include fried bass and beef bourguignon."

Best Multi-Day Tour: 10-day Gourmet Food Trip – Buy Tickets

"A refreshing break from Paris and its metropolitan vibe, but with all the same amazing food."

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Best Food and Cruise Tour: Dinner Cruise at Marina de Paris

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Choose between a two-hour lunch or a 75-minute dinner cruise when you hop aboard one of the La Marina de Paris’ glass-enclosed boats. Once onboard and at your table, the boat cruises along the Seine where you see so many of the iconic attractions of Paris by day or lit up for the evening. 

Evening highlights include fabulous views of the twinkling Eiffel Tower during one of its famed night-time light displays. The attentive and professional staff will make this relaxing and romantic three-course meal one of your Parisian highlights. 

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Best Walking Food Tour: Paris By Mouth

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For anyone interested in appreciating real French gastronomy, the "Paris by Mouth: Taste of the Marais" is an instant hit. Small groups are organized by this Parisian website devoted to the local food and wine scene. 

Tours will visit small artisan shops along the Rue Charlot and walk among the bustling food stalls in the historic Le Marché des Enfants Rouge, Paris’ oldest covered market. Be ready to taste treats including pastries, chocolate, cheese, and charcuterie. 

The highpoint of this €95 tour is the ability to delve into the Parisian food scene while learning how to pair and taste different foods and wines.

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Best Chocolate Tour: Chocolate and Pastry Secret Tour

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Start at a renowned French artisan chocolate shop to learn about the production of mouth-watering treats and commence from there. The Chocolate and Pastry tour is a 2- to 2.5-hour guided tour through the once infamous, now celebrated Montmartre district.

Visits to local candy, ice cream, and crepe shops will complete this delicious palette infusion. The first stop is commonly regarded by participants as their favorite moment – the Montmartre macaron shop is a stunning example of the Parisian culinary excellence that is required to make these small, yet tricky cookies.

While the tours do not run on Mondays or evenings, each tour will stop at five to six different locations and are guided by a passionate local, English-speaking guide who will give insightful information into the Paris food scene.

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Best Food and Wine Tour: French Wine Experience

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This interactive, one-hour food and wine tour is a truly unique culinary experience in the city of Paris. Descend into Les Caves du Louvre, the historic 8th-century wine cellars that were once also used by King Louis XV, and located as their name suggests, close to the Louvre.

During your time in this wine discovery center, you will taste three different wines and mingle with the local sommeliers as they teach the essentials of French wine, the grapes and the vineyards that produce the wines you try. 

Reviews of the tour state that each of your five senses will be put to the test with raucous games, videos, and other surprises. 

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Best Masterclass Tour: La Cuisine Paris

Macarons

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When one thinks of French cuisine either frogs’ legs or snails come to the forefront of our imagination. For this master class let’s stick to macarons. 

One of the iconic deserts of France, originally Italian, but imported and popularized in France by Catherine de Medici in 1533, this three-hour class will demonstrate the process of production and finish with a box of delicious morsels to take home with you. 

The class includes learning French and Italian techniques used to make the macarons and includes the use of different types of filling including traditional buttercream, chocolate ganache or a seasonal fruit filling.

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Best Market Tour: La Route des Gourmets

Marche D'Aligre

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Lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of French cuisine during this 2-hour, 30-minute tour through the food markets of the Bastille. Discover the history of one of the oldest, most famous Parisian food markets and meet the merchants who haggle and bargain with tourists and locals alike, selling the best produce France has to offer. 

Marché d’Aligre is one of the more popular markets that feature during the tour. On every day except Mondays, the streets of the 12th Arrondissement are transformed into a food lover’s paradise – fish to fromage, enter the maze of Aligre and lose yourself in the smells and tastes of the open square, and closed markets.

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Best Bus and Food Tour: Bustronome

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Another unique way to experience and savor the gastronomy and sights of Paris, this bus tour has a cult following among Parisians. For two to three hours, take a seat on this gourmet, custom-designed double-decker bus and marvel at the sights of Paris as they whisk by your window.

Choose either a four- or six-course meal, for brunch or dinner. Exquisite tasting and beautifully presented meals include fried bass and beef bourguignon. Reviews speak highly of the delicious food and comfortable ride. Bustronome is the perfect experience for either the whole family or in turn, as a romantic treat. 

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Best Multi-Day Tour: 10-day Gourmet Food Trip

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Many spend hours or a single day tasting and drinking as part of a tour, yet, there are those who wish for a more in-depth experience, taking them out of Paris and into the French countryside, where history and tradition combine to create gastronomic specialties. 

During this 10-day tour, you will explore the regions of Champagne, Burgundy and Normandy, locations that, since the middle ages, produced cultural dishes that have endured the test of time. The famous wine regions of Grands Crus and Champagne are contrasted by Normandy and its cider and camembert production.

A refreshing break from Paris and its metropolitan vibe, the Route de la Gastronomie Française includes all transport, accommodation and a bilingual guide that specializes in French culinary heritage.

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