Parisian Picnic in Le Marais Audio Guide

Sample the flavors of Paris on a cultural culinary stroll through Marais
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Duration
1 hour
Product Type
Audio Guide
Venues
  • Marais
  • Place des Vosges
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Place de la République
Boulangerie Tout Autour du Pain
Chocolaterie Jacques Genin
Fromagerie Jouannault
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Audio Guide Description
  • Visit all the spots you need to enjoy a perfect Parisian picnic, all on your own schedule. You can even stop for a glass of wine or two while you learn the history of the food you're eating. 
  • Hit play together and stroll the city or wander solo, but always with an expert in your ear as your personal guide


Join Andrés Medrano, a cheese geek, ex-chef, and cork dork – or sommelier, if you prefer – on a gourmet tour of the historic Le Marais neighborhood. You’ll visit independently owned shops and purveyors who procure traditional, handmade goods. There’s bread, pastries, cheese, charcuterie, chocolate, wine – everything you need for the perfect Parisian picnic, including a perfect place to enjoy one at the end of our walk: Place des Vosges, the first planned square in Paris and the template for public squares across the continent.

You‘ll learn the secrets of a perfect croissant, hear Andres unpack a few easy ways to tell one cheese from another, and find out how to interpret a French wine label.

On this hour-long tour, you can stop off at:

• Tout Autour du Pain, where you‘ll learn to identify a perfect baguette from its aroma, texture, and even the sound it makes when tapped
• Jacques Genin, a chocolatier specializing in exotic flavored chocolate, pates de fruits, caramels, and ganache
• Marché des Enfants Rouges, a popular shopping spot since the 1600s
• Fromagerie Jouannault, the cheese shop run by a father-daughter team where you‘ll hear about how the different seasons impact cheese
• Caractère de Cochon, the only shop in Paris devoted exclusively to ham
• Maison Verot, where you can purchase charcuterie from a third-generation shop
• Pierre Hermé, where you can pick up a box or two of delectable macarons
• Cave Arthus et Jean, a wine store owned and operated by two childhood friends

By the end of the tour, you‘ll have all the ingredients you need for the perfect picnic, and a deeper appreciation for French gastronomy.

Meet Your Expert
Andres

Andrés, a seasoned culinary expert with over 16 years of experience, is both a Sommelier and a Parisian chef. He began his journey in 2008 and honed his culinary skills through rigorous apprenticeships at Michelin-starred establishments. Inspired by French cuisine, Andrés trained under European champion chef Olivier Boudot at Cordon Bleu, specializing in French bread-making. His passion for wine led to top honors in the WSET Diploma, French Wine Scholar, and Champagne Master-Level program, making him a certified wine educator recognized by the Society of Wine Educators. Today, Andrés combines his sommelier finesse and culinary mastery as a food and wine editor, offering exclusive, immersive Parisian tours of independent delicatessens and vintners. He's also the co-founder of an award-winning secret cheese cellar experience in Paris (www.wetasteparis.com). Join Andrés to uncover the rich traditions and history of world-renowned cuisine and wine in the heart of Paris.

What days and times are best to take the audio tour?
Most of the establishments we visit are open between 11am and 7pm. For the best experience, avoid Mondays and Tuesdays if possible, when some of these businesses are closed.

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Yes! All of our audio guides have the option to turn on closed captioning should you have difficulty hearing the expert.

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Our recorded audio guides typically run for 75 minutes.

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