Enjoy a Food Tour in one of the most authentic and intense areas of Paris far from the main tourist attractions.
Start the tour discovering the legendary Place de la Bastille which is located in the 12th arrondissement, on the Rive Droite (right bank) of Paris, few minutes from the Seine river and the Marais district. You will enjoy there typical Parisian breakfast before heading to the Aligre Market through the innumerable ( and almost secret) passages that give this district its unique character and that have made it a young, trendy and creative place.
The Aligre market is one of the best known of Parisian foodies. He operate every morning (except on Mondays) and its stallholders welcome you right on the streets of the Aligre square.
Actually the Aligre Market offers you two markets and two charming atmospheres. Under the covered market called Beauvau, around the old fountain , you will find French and Italian delicatessen, fresh fishes, poultry, dairy, cut flowers...
On the outdoor part, there is a curious mix between shouting « merchants des 4 saisons » (fruits sellers) and antique dealers, half of a food market, half of a flea market.
Around this market, the diversity of shops related to the art of good cooking impresses gourmets who are the most passionate about its diversity and richness.
You even will enjoy wine with cheese or delicatessen on an old wine barrel ! Or mingle with the locals and sip a hot chocolate or hot wine during the winter or an aperitif in summer.
You will feel like one of the locals as you chat to shopkeepers and taste local cheeses, cured meats and chocolate.
On this food tour you will also be able to learn from the history of this very special market but also from our entire country with the place of the Bastille, symbol of the French revolution.
About the tour :
On this tour, we only have 10 spaces. Thanks to this little number, your guide will be able to answer all your questions and guide you quietly through the beautiful passages of the neighborhood. Belong to the happy few, discovering French and other countries tasty specialties ! This area is full of tastes, flavors, colors, scents (of dishes in oven, roasted coffee beans or hot chocolate) : this tour will delight all of your 5 senses !
Little things to remember :
This is a walking tour, so wear comfortable footwear.
We haven't found the secret of going trough the raindrops yet (but still looking for it!). So if it's rainy or even cloudy, your umbrella will be your best friend.
About your tour leader :
Your English speaking local tour leader and guide will take you to some of the great foodshops of this vivid area and you will learn about the wine and food best French secrets as you sample.
Tuesday to Sunday (Mornings Only)
10 AM to 1 : 30 PM
3 Hours 30
85 Euros Per Person
70 Euros kids up to 14