- Saint-Germain-des-Prés Area
- Left Bank Area
- 2.5 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
Along the way, we will examine how all of these products fit into the French diet, as well as other culinary traditions and philosophies. Our culinary journey may come to a close with a glass of Armagnac in a wine shop passed from generation to generation since 1905. As we finish, we will have an excellent foundation in the cornerstones of French gastronomy and be better prepared to further discover French food during our stay and beyond.
Wine enthusiasts would also enjoy our Paris Wine Tasting Tour, focusing on Bordeaux and Burgundy wines. We also organize a Paris by Night Tour: Left Bank, which provides a basic introduction to the Left Bank and Paris as a whole.
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Can I participate food tours if I have food allergies?
Yes. If you have any specific allergies/intolerances please indicate these in the Notes section when you're booking and your guide will do his or her best to accommodate. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free diets can certainly be accommodated, although the shops we visit do use wheat flour and nuts in the kitchen for other items. If you are booking privately, we can customize a route that will avoid such items, something that we cannot fully do on our small group walks.
Some of the shops we visit are small and many will have a step up to access them. The general route may include small streets with narrow sidewalks. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility. We are also happy to design a private, customized tour for visitors with mobility concerns.
Will this tour include a sit-down lunch in a bistro?
The duration of the tour will not allow enough time for a sit-down lunch in a bistro, however we will do tastings along the way and we might also stop in a local bakery for a sit-down tasting or end our tour with a picnic.
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your guide will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Andrés has spent more than 12 years in Paris honing his culinary skills & knowledge. Starting in 2008 at the famous FERRANDI, L'école de cuisine et hôtelière, he learned the hard way the fine art of pastry & cuisine, apprenticing in noted Michelin-starred restaurants. Inspired by French cuisine, he then had the opportunity to study alongside European champion chef Olivier Boudot to discover secrets of French bread-making at the international Cordon Bleu school. Discovering a more epicurean penchant, he then left to study for the globally recognized Wine & Spirit Education trust (WSET) level 4 qualification, the French Wine Scholar and the Champagne Master Level program with the highest honors at the French Scholar Guild. Now, armed with both the skills of a Sommelier & culinary nous, he is bringing the disciplines together as a food & wine editor, leading bespoke, fun, relaxed, ‘under the skin of the city’ tours around Paris’ independent delicatessens & vintners and co-founded his secret cellar cheese & wine experience www.wetasteparis.com Join him in sharing his passion for the traditions, methods & history of arguably the finest cuisine and wine in the world.
Born and educated in France, Laurie started her working life in the telecom industry, living in Asia and the Middle East before heading back to France to pursue her initial passion for food. She then attended Ferrandi school of gastronomy, in Paris, to become a chef. Having experienced working in Michelin stars restaurants and bistrots, she enjoys discovering new products and producers, and is dedicated to work following the seasons and local farms. Food markets and artisan shops are always a great source of inspiration to be shared with every food lover.
Rick was born in Paris and grew up in Los Angeles, California. After graduating with a bachelor in French Literature, he moved back to Paris to pursue his dream of becoming a pastry chef. Today, Rick is an English-speaking French pastry instructor in Paris. He enjoys the delicious multi cultural foods the city has to offer and also has a passion for photography.
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