Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
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Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais

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Pass By: Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris France

Discover the enigmatic charms of France’s capital on this guided Paris tour that pairs secret local hangouts with delicious food and wine. You'll start your Paris tour in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe's largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building and then move on to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Learn about the horrible death of Robert-François Damiens, the infamous man who tried to assassinate King Louis XV.
We’ll then move on to the little tangled streets of the Marais to spot beautiful medieval churches, corbelled houses, and narrow lanes. We’ll also pass by an iconic bakery whose baguette was elected one of the best in Paris and we’ll try our first pastry, a delicious meringue known as a ‘merveilleux.’
Next, visit Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, part of the French gay scene. You’ll learn how this part of city, once sordid, became synonymous with trendy Paris, and a shopping hub for fashionistas and the core of “bobo” culture. While you’re here, stop and sample a delicious macaron from one of Paris’ most famous pastry chefs.
Just a street away is Rue des Rosiers, the heart of the Jewish community. It’s a vibrant pedestrian street full of falafel stands and delicious Jewish-influenced delis. We’ll enter a fabulous chocolate store to taste a butter-filled pastry, called Kouign Amann, a specialty from Brittany.
Our Paris tour will then take us back to the South Marais, where stands the longest remaining piece of the 12th-century defensive wall of Paris. After a walk through impressive Saint-Paul’s church, we’ll stop in at a local wine bar, where we’ll get a professional wine tasting. We’ll sample some iconic French liqueurs like Cognac andArmagnac or “Old Plum” brandy. To accompany our drinks, we’ll also taste some delicious French cheese or charcuterie treats.
Continue to Paris’ oldest and certainly most beautiful square, la Place des Vosges, home of France’s national writer, Victor Hugo. From there, it’s only a short walk to your final destination, la place de la Bastille, the former prison that was captured on July 14, 1789, triggering the French Revolution. The area nearby is full of bars and restaurants, leaving you with plenty of options for carrying on with your evening in the City of Lights.

Stop At: Le Marais 3e Arrondissement, 75003 Paris France

– Located in the heart of Paris and best preserved medieval area in the Marais, le Marais is one of the most visited ones in Paris. During this 3 hours tour of the neighbourhood we will unveil some of the secret of the area and take you to some delicious food heavens including pastries and a cute local organic wine store for a wine tasting session.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris France

Our tour will start in front of this famous contemporary art museum located on the edge of le Marais. Nicknamed the “pipe factory”, the quite original design made it for a long time quite controversial. It is however the largest modern art collection in Europe and also holds a student library, a cultural centre a book store and some restaurants unveiling a beautiful view over the Parisian roofs.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

You will get a glance at Paris old cathedral on the île de la Cité that was built in 1163. While it was almost doomed for destruction in the 19th century the book of France’s most famous writer Victor Hugo managed to make Parisian regain interest in their church and saved it! We will stroll past the iconic Parisian cathedral and tell you about its long history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris France

The townhall of Paris (Hôtel de Ville) is a quite remarkable building but also historically rich. This is on the esplanade in front of it that medieval executions were carried out and that the first beheading with the guillotine took place.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pierre Hermé Paris, 18 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France

We’ll then move on to the little tangled streets of the Marais to spot beautiful medieval churches, corbelled houses, and narrow lanes. We’ll also pass by an iconic bakery whose baguette was elected one of the best in Paris and we’ll try our first pastry, a delicious meringue known as a ‘merveilleux.’

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: La Rue des Rosiers, Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris France

Just a street away is Rue des Rosiers, the heart of the Jewish community. It’s a vibrant pedestrian street full of falafel stands and delicious Jewish-influenced delis. We’ll enter a fabulous chocolate store to taste a butter-filled pastry, called Kouign Amann, a specialty from Brittany.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Place des Vosges 4th Arrondissement, 75004 Paris France

From there we’ll move on to Paris’ oldest and certainly most beautiful square, la Place des Vosges, home of France’s national writer, Victor Hugo.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Place de la Bastille 75011, 75011 Paris France

Our tour will end in Place de la Bastille, which names comes from the prison that once used to stand here and was stormed by the Parisian crowd on July 14th 1789 starting the French revolution. Today it’s a big traffic circle that divides different neighbourhoods of Paris

Duration: 15 minutes

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Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 2 different pastries and the best macaron in Paris
  • A platter of French cheese or charcuterie
  • Wine tasting & liquor tasting
Not included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For your tour you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella for rainy days.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge so long as they eat from their parents' meals. Please note that a special, separate meal will not be prepared for them. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Features
Tourism
80%
Food
70%
Cultural
55%
Original
20%
Reviews
4.8
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Divya D
4 | 2019-05-03

We did the guided tour along with our guide Paul. He was very knowledgeable and sweet. It was a small group tour of just 3 people so each one of us got enough attention. We were taken to Aux Merveilleux, Pierre Herme, and Maison George's for some amazing french Pastries. Wish we could taste more than 1 piece each.

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Joan L
5 | 2018-07-11

Wonderful walk thru the Maria’s district..weak link was the wine and cheese..but even that was very good...it’s just that the rest was sooooooo very good, excellent! Pastries, history, walk...wonderfull Guide knew he stuff..met us on time. Accommodated allergies, helped us find way to next thing we were doing

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Robin S
5 | 2018-06-08

Really like this tour and the tour guide. They were knowledgeable and informative and we met a lot of interest people on the tour.

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Giulia T
5 | 2018-05-01

This tour was amazing! I really felt the local touch, our guide has been amazing in making us feel like true Parisian and by the end of the experience we were all very happy about the things learnt during this activity. He shared with us a lot of information and brought us to see the best food treats spots in the Marais. I cannot recommend this tour enough, thank you!

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Vicki O
5 | 2018-03-10

This tour was amazing! I'm so glad that we decided that this was the way to find out of the way places that we wouldn't have found on our own. Not only did we sample out of this world pastries, try different cheeses and sample wines, but our wine shop owner gave us a great overview of where the wines came from and why certain grapes were grown in certain regions! The small group lets everyone bond and we became great friends by the end of the tour. Our guide pointed out so many architectural features and historic insights along the way that we learned as we ate. The food was fabulous! We would do this again.

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Irving A
5 | 2018-02-01

This was amazing, possibly the best tour my and my wife have done in visiting Europe for 3 years and doing over 20 different tours.. highly recommend!

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