Street Food & Snacking

Tour

You will never be far away from a local street market in Paris: there is more than 120 marketplaces in Paris area. Your tailor suited food markets will be organized around your living quarters in Paris. The diversity of its food is also a sign of the diversity of French people. 

Through the street markets of your neighborhoods, its bistros, pastry shops, chocolatiers, and wine cellars, travel through the French local history, culture, and culinary traditions. The regional specialties will be revealed to you around a cheese platter with charcuterie (a variety of cured, smoked, and processed pork products) and a glass of wine.

Price per private group of 1 to 4:

The snacks that have appeared to replace the long meals of the past show the French creativity when it comes to food, and their boundless love for traditional tastes: the snacks found in Paris will take you on a journey all around France, to sample local tastes imported from the sunnier South, the mountains, the woods, the seaside: a geography of food known to the French as “terroirs”.

Through the street markets of your neighborhoods, its bistros, pastry shops, chocolatiers, and wine cellars, travel through the French local history, culture, and culinary traditions. A cheese platter with charcuterie (a variety of cured, smoked, and processed pork products) and a glass of wine will reveal to you all the regional specificities. A reblochon cheese will conjure a life in the Alps before your eyes, while a Jambon de Bayonne will take you to the other side of France to the Basquian country. 

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Tailor-made by your private guide to suit your needs, your snacking tour is a unique souvenir to bring back home with you memory, photos, and delicious tidbits.

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The heart and soul of food shopping dwell in the smaller retail markets. At a good market, a special rich odor hangs in the air. Fruits are at the peak of ripeness. Meats have been hung to develop their flavor and tenderness. Cheeses have been fully aged under proper conditions of temperature and humidity. La cuisine du marché (market cooking) implies taking inspiration from seasonal ingredients. French cooking in general and la cuisine du marché in particular seek to bring out or improve the inherent features of good ingredients. Beyond access to fresh foods, outdoor marketing offers possibilities for socializing and a picturesque experience. The stroll through the outdoor market is an end in itself, and the market is a place to see and be seen. As much as the opportunity to buy edibles and ingredients, it is these elements of market culture that draw crowds.

Food culture in France, Julia Abramson.

-Open air Markets

-Specialty shops

-Top bakery/chocolate/pastries shops 

-A café at the bar of the Bistro of the market



Info

Available:  Daily
Start Time: 12pm
Duration: 4 Hrs
Meeting Point: On request
Includes: Private Guide
Excludes: Cost of Transfers, Meals,Tastings

Additional Info

 

"Absolutely wonderful from start to finish! Larry is great, extremely helpful with prompt, friendly service.

Our family of 5 (2 adults and three kids ages 16,11,9) took a gourmet food tour in Paris with Aurore. She was delightful."
   Susan

Couple

 

During this tour, your foodographer will tell you the story of the origin of tourism. Once upon a time, the world's elites all came to Paris to finish their education and have fun, Paris being the first stop in the Grand Tour. Starting with the fundamental Parisian delight—a good meal—these excursions will bring back to life the secrets of the traditional French Tour : its rowdy and illicit pleasures, its refinements and delicacies, its dangers and brilliancy, all the ambiguities of Gai Paris.

The Grand Tour is a journey into the history of entertainment. We will follow the footsteps, if not the example of Russians dukes in the underworld of the early 19th century.

 

 

 

“You wanted to sit down in front of a new café forming the corner of a new boulevard still littered with rubbish but that already displayed its unfinished splendors. The café was dazzling." Baudelaire (The Eyes of the Poor)

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