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Paris Local Market Food Tour with Wine Tasting

Taste your way through a neighborhood market with a food expert
From US$99 for 1 person
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Tour Details
2.5 hours
Product Type
  • Marché d'Aligre
  • Marché Beauvau
  • Various specialty shops around Marché d'Aligre
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  • Be hosted by a food expert as they share the real tastes of French local market food and wine
  • Unique, personal tours for the intentional traveler
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Tour Description
What better way is there to experience a bit of French local life than spending the morning at the market? Often overlooked by tourists and much coveted by locals, Marché d’Aligre boasts an array of items from flowers to fruits, produce to pastries, with just about everything in between.

During this tour experience, you will hop from stand to stand in the company of your local host. They will introduce you to shopkeepers, give you the history behind various French delicacies, and show you how to order some of the best specialties around. You might taste some treats along the way while stocking up on others in preparation for a small end-of-tour picnic. Should you choose, you can wash it all down with a glass of French wine. 

You’ll leave this tour with both a newfound knowledge of local eating habits, as well as a belly full of tasty treats. But more importantly, you will have spent the morning living a truly French experience, as the local market traditions are alive and well in this part of the world. 

  • You want to live, eat, and drink like a Parisian for a morning
  • You want to learn how to pick out the best produce, including cheese, charcuterie, and product, from any French market
  • What You’ll Taste
    • Cheese and charcuterie–learn how to find the best! 
    • Pastries and produce–discover what Parisians typically pick up when they head to the market. 
    • Wash it all down with a glass of wine (alternatives available for non-drinkers). 
    • These tastings are generous but do not replace a meal.
    • You will be visiting local establishments that are often family-run, hours and availability may vary.
    • Dietary restrictions should be shared in advance to possibly adapt the tour. This tour can be adapted for to gluten or dairy allergies. It would be doable as a vegetarian, but we do not recommend this tour for vegans. 
  • If you are looking to learn more about Paris before your visit, check out our online lectures
  • Bathrooms are available at the covered market
  • Wheelchair accessibility
    • The market and surrounding areas are wheelchair accessible
  • Service Dogs
    • Service dogs are allowed in the market and surrounding areas. 

  • For more information about Context tours, please visit our FAQs.
  • Can I participate in your small group food walks if I have food allergies? 
    Yes. If you have any specific allergies/intolerances please indicate these in the notes section when you are booking and your expert will do their best to accommodate.

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Marie was a terrific guide through the Marché d’Aligre - a wonderful and tasty introduction into the culture of delicious Viennoiserie, briney oysters of Normandy, and an array of incredible cheeses - delicate goat brie and 30 month aged Cabot were favorites. All savored while we walked, visited local patisserie, corner cafes and the covered specialty shops of Marché Beauvau. Marie is charming and enthusiastic in sharing info about French dining and shopping culture and welcomed our questions. A splendid morning and a wonderful memory to take home.
Very informative and Tasty
Our family really loved our market tour. Our guide Marie Alicia was extremely fun and interesting! She made the tour very special. We will definitely recommend Context and especially Marie Alicia to others !

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