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17 food & culinary tour packages in france with 10 reviews.

A Taste of Southern France  - Bordeaux to Toulouse Tour

  • Food & Culinary

A Taste of Southern France - Bordeaux to Toulouse

  • 10% deposit on some dates

Bubbly Grand Tour: From Champagne to Bourgogne Tour

Food & Culinary Family

Bubbly Grand Tour: From Champagne to Bourgogne

Food and Wine in a French Chateau (4 Days) Tour

Food & Culinary Explorer Wine tasting +1

Food and Wine in a French Chateau (4 Days)

  • €100 deposit on some dates

Discovery of the Hinterland of Provence Tour

In-depth Cultural Family Food & Culinary Christmas & New Year +2

Discovery of the Hinterland of Provence

"They organized tours that immersed us in the flavor of Provence. Every tour leader was punctual, friendly and very knowledgeable!" MaryJane, traveled in June 2024

Cultural and Gourmet Tour in Provence Tour

In-depth Cultural Family Food & Culinary Christmas & New Year Wine tasting +3

Cultural and Gourmet Tour in Provence

"This trip is ideal if you want to admire the Provence region off the beaten track; its small villages, its gastronomy, its colors and its smells." Ambre, traveled in July 2021

Dordogne Valleys and Villages Cycling Tour

Bicycle Food & Culinary Self-Guided Cycling +1

Dordogne Valleys and Villages Cycling

"The gps app was easy to use and kept us on track. The dinners were very good with a preponderance of duck and foie gras." Jill, traveled in June 2019

Gourmet Walking in Burgundy\'s Vineyards Tour

Hiking & Trekking Food & Culinary Explorer +2

Gourmet Walking in Burgundy's Vineyards

In-depth Discovery of the French Riviera & Provence Tour

In-depth Discovery of the French Riviera & Provence

"These two regions are truly beautiful, and I highly recommend a visit. The organization was perfect due to good communication." Emma, traveled in May 2023

7 Days All Inclusive in Alsace Authentic Luxury Gourmet Tour Tour

7 Days All Inclusive in Alsace Authentic Luxury Gourmet Tour

"The balance between the culinary and the cultural was spot on; the pacing was excellent, and the open nature of the agenda allowed for a wonderful mixture of flexibility and surprise." BenTowers, traveled in August 2019

Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound) 2023 Tour

River Cruise Family Food & Culinary Explorer Historical +3

Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound) 2023

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I had a really wonderful time on this holiday. Aix is beautiful and the hotel was fantastic, perfectly situated in the middle of Aix. The daily excursions were excellent. Travelling in an 8 seater is a great way to get to know people. The guides were amusing and encouraged us to talk. Restaurant meal was excellent. Altogether a brilliant 5 days. Great for a recharge of batteries. Lots of variety without being exhausted. Thank you Simon for your organisation. Only glitch was the beginning when the taxi driver from the station was held up and I wasn’t sure what to do, also a little mix up with the hotel about payments. These were soon solved by contact with Simon who was very helpful. Thanks for everything.
This trip is ideal if you want to admire the Provence region off the beaten track; its small villages, its gastronomy, its colors and its smells... What a week!
Self guided cycle tour. The gps app was easy to use and kept us on track. The route was certainly hilly but we two 70+ coped without problems. The dinners were very good with a preponderance of duck and foie gras.

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paris by mouth food tours

  • by The Mouth
  • June 2, 2024 June 2, 2024
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Paris by Mouth food tours

Coming to Paris? We’d love to welcome you on one of our delicious Paris by Mouth food tours. Are we the best Paris food tour? Well, we’ve been rated the #1 Paris food tour on TripAdvisor for more than a decade and celebrated by the  New York Times ,  the Washington Post ,  Rick Steves ,  Ruth Reichl ,  Dorie Greenspan  and  Travel & Leisure .

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We offer small-group walking food tours of Paris – all led by experts – delivering some of the best French food you’ve ever tasted in about three hours. In addition to these neighborhood tours, we also offer two deep dives that are mostly seated – the French Cheese Explosion and the French Wine Discovery.

We’re also offering a summer sale on private food tours in Paris. From now until Bastille Day, you can use the discount code SUMMERBRIEZ to take 20% off any of our indulgent private food tours.

Scroll down for our calendar of availability for our small group and private food tours, and for more detail about our offerings!

UPCOMING PARIS BY MOUTH FOOD TOURS

Check our calendar below to see what’s available on your desired dates, and book online with instant confirmation. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, send us an email – we’d love to welcome you on a food and wine tour!

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Questions? Send an email to [email protected]

ABOUT PARIS BY MOUTH FOOD TOURS

We offer five different Paris walking food tours, plus the French Cheese Explosion and the French Wine Discovery. Here are some key points at a glance, but you can click the links to learn more.

NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD TOURS

You can read more about our five different walking food tours by clicking the following options ( East Saint-Germain , West Saint-Germain , North Marais , South Marais and the Left Bank ), but here’s the bottom line: all of these neighborhood tours all focus on the “trinity of the French table” – copious cheese, bread and wine – and then we add in extra stops that vary depending on your cravings, the guide’s expertise, what’s open that day. It could be chocolate, it could be charcuterie, it could be pastry, or something else. It’s sure to be delicious.

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We visit around 5 exceptional shops and finish with a blowout tasting that could double as a meal for most people. If there’s something you really want to taste or avoid, send us an email and we can suggest the best route for you. Most people choose a tour based on what fits best into their schedule (check that calendar above), which neighborhood they want to explore, and what isn’t already sold out. If you are a vegetarian, we recommend the Left Bank, East Saint-Germain and South Marais tours, which do not include any meat.

  • Our group tours are  small  (8 people max) and led by  English -speaking experts.
  • Small group tours are priced at  130€  per person, including generous food & wine tastings. We don’t offer discounts for children or non-drinkers.
  • These neighborhood tours last around 3 hours. We are in and out of shops during the first half of the tour. During the second half, we are seated cozily inside a wine shop for a seated educational tasting of all we’ve collected.
  • Because we spend so much time inside of shops, our tours are a great activity for cold or wet days in Paris. Still, we encourage you to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring an umbrella.
  • We do offer private tours, and we’re having a summer sale on these through July 14. Click to learn more about our private food tours in Paris . If you don’t see a private tour option on our calendar, please email us at [email protected] and let us know your preferred tour, available dates, and group size. We’ll respond right away with more information.
  • Because our tours are heavy on information, complex flavors and wine, they’re not always a hit with kids. For this reason, we don’t allow children younger than 10 years old on our small group tours. Send us an email at  [email protected]  if you have questions – we may be able to host you privately. 
  • We can navigate most food allergies, but if you are lactose or gluten intolerant or have another severe allergy, please reach out to us at  [email protected]  and let us know the nature of your allergy. We can not guarantee against cross contamination in our shops but we are able to avoid most ingredients. We can easily accommodate guests who are avoiding meat and alcohol. We don’t recommend our tours for vegans.
  • Our tastings for the Left Bank tour, the South Marais tour, the West Saint-Germain tour and the French Cheese Explosion take place in beautiful spaces that are only accessible by one flight of stairs. If you’d prefer to avoid any stairs, we recommend joining our East Saint-Germain or North Marais food tours. Please email us with any mobility concerns at [email protected]  and we will be happy to point you in the right direction. 

Paris by Mouth food tour - learning about cheese at the fromagerie

FRENCH CHEESE EXPLOSION

The French Cheese Explosion is for fromage fanatics, and includes a visit to a cheese shop followed by a seated tasting and deep dive discussion of around 10 different cheeses, representing a wide variety of French regions and cheesemaking styles. Wine and bread will accompany our selection. Cheese is included on all our tours, but the French Cheese Explosion presents double the amount of cheese and three times the amount of cheese-geeky explanation.  The French Cheese Explosion is three hours long and priced at 130€ .

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FRENCH WINE DISCOVERY

The French Wine Discovery is our newest offering. It’s designed to give you a fun overview of French wine regions, to help you understand your own preferences, and to set you up for success in navigating a restaurant wine list. We host this experience on Mondays as a happy hour tasting from 5-7pm with a reduced price of 95€ . You’ll taste and learn about five very different wines from a certified expert. We’ll offer a few apéritif nibbles, but this is designed to be a pre-dinner tasting with a focus on wine.

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RAVE REVIEWS FOR OUR FOOD TOURS

Our tours are rated the #1 Paris food activity on  TripAdvisor  with more than 3,350 five-star reviews. We’ve been celebrated by the  New York Times ,  the Washington Post ,  Rick Steves ,  Ruth Reichl ,  Dorie Greenspan  and  Travel & Leisure . Even so, more than half our bookings are repeat visitors and referrals from happy friends.

Purchase a gift certificate for a Paris by Mouth food tour and share the most delicious food that Paris has to offer. We can make a gift certificate in any amount, and your recipient can use their gift card code – like a promotional code – to  book a tour  whenever they are in Paris. Learn more and  purchase your gift card here.

Questions?  Send an email to [email protected]

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CANCELLATIONS POLICY

Refunds are available for those who cancel with at least 48 hours notice minus a €20 cancellation fee per ticket. No refunds or changes are allowed within 48 hours of your tour. Clients who arrive more than ten minutes late without calling or not at all (no-shows) will be treated as cancellations with no refund. Our tours run rain or shine.

Clients who are booking tours within 24 hours of their arrival in Paris should be aware that we do not offer refunds in the case of delayed flights (because this is such a common occurrence).

28 thoughts on “paris by mouth food tours”

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in May 2024:

Jacqueline G Amazing tour and guide! My husband and I had a fabulous tour lead by Diane to the West St. Germain area of Paris. Although a frequent visitor to Paris we were impressed with how much new information we learned from Diane. The chosen sites and food experiences were top notch and the small group fun and engaging. We will definitely do more tours with Paris By Mouth and hope to stay connected with Diane.

LeahLA The Cheese Explosion Does Not Disappoint We did the Cheese Explosion tour with Marion! Despite the rainy day, Marion and her cheese and wine selections made the whole three hours fly by so quickly. We learned so many new things about cheese based on Marion’s deep expertise and passion for all things food and wine. We also enjoyed how intimate the group size was and would even do the same tour (with Marion bien sur) when we return to Paris!

Lori K Amazing food tour with Faye! Wow! Faye is amazing – her food tour was informative, but also SO MUCH FUN! She took us to amazing places and knew everything about all the food we were eating. Best of all – we had a wine tasting where she explained all the wines and cheeses – and why to each which with the right pairing. Faye was so engaging – we just loved spending our morning with her!

eyegas Best food tour in Paris Had an amazing tour of South Marais with Diane. She met us with a bag of the most delicious croissants I have ever eaten. Our tour was a perfect size of only 5 guests. Her amazing background as a foodie correspondent and cook book author were the perfect storm. She introduced us to an amazing cheese store, chocolate store, boulangerie and then we had an amazing tasting of it all in a perfect little wine store. Along the way she taught us so much about the Marais area and living as an American in Paris. Her food knowledge especially how to enjoy really really good cheese was phenomenal. I cannot recommend this tour enough. It was 4 of the best hours of our Paris vacation. Oh and we ended with life changing ice cream. Really!!!!

LPBinVTandAZ Excellent East St. Germain Tour with Neil ! The East St. Germain Tour with Neil was excellent ! So very enjoyable and educational. Highly recommend Neil and this small group tour.

Carol C The best food tasting tour ever! The best Paris food tasting tour ever! Faye is not only very knowledgable about the French cuisine, she is happy, funny and was very attentive to our needs. We had so much fun! We can not wait to come back and try out another neighborhood in Paris! Merci boucoup!

Jonathan W Very enjoyable and tasty tour! Our guide Faye was fun, informative, outgoing and generous. We tasted and learned things we’d never have found on our own. The tour was good value for money. Highly recommended!

Ivan D Delightful host Amber M was a delightful host during our delicious tour of the west St Germain area. Well chosen stops for chocolate patisserie and croissants were complemented by her depth of knowledge about the area and each of the meats wines and especially the cheeses we enjoyed. A very pleasant diversion in Paris

Anne E Best tour in Paris This is my 6th Paris by Mouth Tour and they are all wonderful. Faye was fantastic and full of knowledge. She had a great sense of humor and the time flew by. Every stop had incredible food and the last wine stop made our day!

lynn What can we say- Marion is fantastic! A friend recommended this tour who knew how much we enjoy wine, cheese and friends. This tour started with a fabulous croissant . We were instructed on each stop – understand the real of French food. Traditional baguette, amazing chocolate, patisserie and cheese. We collected our food along the way and ended up in a wine cave learning about pairing. The absolute importance AOP and the AOC of France and knowing it matters in the flavors. When in Paris- find Mouth by Paris and Marion.

Brad M Left Bank at Its Best We have enjoyed four Paris by Mouth food experiences and plan to enjoy two more in spring 2025. We believe all of these experiences have been amazing because of the quality and expertise of the guides. Our Left Bank tour in April was no exception. Our tour was led by Diane, an accomplished professional food writer (“Gourmet” and “SAVEUR”), who is well- traveled and a dedicated student of fine foods and wine, as evidenced by her mastery of both. With an academic background in history, Diane paired her extensive understanding of food and wine with a historical and cultural context, making the information even more interesting and relevant. In many cases, Paris by Mouth selects shops where the owners have achieved the status of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) or “Best Craftsman of France.” Consequently, the products of the guides purchased are the finest Paris/France has to offer. Diane greeted us with prize-winning croissants followed by all things excellent—paired wine and cheeses, pastries, and chocolate. In addition to greatly appreciating her subject matter, Diane is friendly and approachable. She fielded many questions with grace, patience, and a smile. Thank you!

aliraymer Exceeded all our expectations! Our Paris by Mouth tour of lower Marais was the highlight of our time in Paris! Our guide, Aurelien, was full of knowledge and interesting tidbits and was truly a delight. We learned a lot, we tasted some amazing food and wine, and it really brought the city to life for us and allowed us to take our experience in Paris to a higher level of appreciation. Merci!

Guide302764 Limited time and in one city, explore the country in three hours through food and wine! Neil was VERY knowledgeable and brought a great point of view to the tour while staying true to the rich history of French food and wine. I would highly recommend this to anyone traveling as a couple, family, or even if you were like me on this trip and flying solo with a very limited time. There’s no better way to get a feel for the food and give you a great respect for the art and passion that goes into each specialty food.

Laurie W Fabulous food tour! A friend recommended the South Marais food tour for us and it was outstanding! Our guide, Stephanie is incredibly educated in the food and wine industry and offers her knowledge effortlessly and with enthusiasm. The quality of the food we tasted, the instant camaraderie we felt with our small group, and the insight shared with us from Stephanie’s expertise was an incredible gift for my mother’s birthday!

Explorer24421861474 There’s a lot you don’t know about food in France. I love trying different foods. I’ve eaten at lots of French restaurants in the states, but, eating in Paris for me was a bit overwhelming. Wines, cheeses, breads, pastries, chocolates… more options than I was ever aware of. A range of flavors I’ve never experienced. We had a group of 8. We all like food and that commonality made the group experience so much fun. It was our 3rd day in Paris and it was the most fun we’ve had so far. Walking around town, getting some history of food in France as we entered cheese, wine, pastry and chocolate shops. Sitting down to taste a bunch of cheeses with a few different wines and then discussing what we were tasting was such a blast. If you think you might be a foodie, this would be a great way to spend part of your day.

Dream21007178101 West Saint Germain Tour Our West Saint Germain tour with Amber was incredible! Definitely a trip highlight. We learned so much and had the best time. Highly recommend!

Wendy C Amazing tour!! Everything about this experience was amazing! Of course the food! But Mathieu was so fun and informative. Thank you so much for a wonderful day!

Sam S 10/10 Recommend Had the absolute greatest time. Got to experience so much great food and learned a ton of cool fun facts about the city and so much more. The highlight of our trip was our tour guide Neil. He was friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly personable. Made the whole experience feel very special. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Paris. And if you can, ask for Neil!

Amber M Must do while in Paris We had an amazing time with, Faye, our guide. We learned so much and genuinely enjoyed spending time with her! She took us to some incredible places and had a great relationship with the shop owners. She was very knowledgeable and gave a great recommendations

Gapeech Fabulous Food Tour of Paris My college-age daughter and I did the North Marais Food Tour with Paris by Mouth and it was simply fabulous. I had done a similar tour in a different neighborhood a few years ago, but loved this one even more. The tour guide, Mathieu, was FANTASTIC, and the stops along the way were delicious and interesting. Those croissants alone are worth the tour. Highly highly HIGHLY recommend these tours!

Roman B The best food tour in Paris! This was, hands down, the best tour we took in Paris. Diane was so knowledgeable about the city and the food, it was a great introduction to our time in Paris. The quality of the food she selects will blow your mind! We had the best macrons and cheese of our entire stay on this tour. She was also incredibly friendly and recommended many great places for us to go during our vacation.

Mzappy What a great experience! Stephanie was the best guide! Her expert knowledge, pleasant personality and relaxed style made our experience memorable. I will not hesitate to recommend Paris by Mouth to anyone based on our experience today! Truly a memorable afternoon!

T W Would do this tour more than once. Can’t wait to try more! This was an exceptional tour with Marion. Hard to imagine someone more qualified. She has in-depth knowledge about food and wine and was engaging and fun. We were lucky that it rained the day of our tour because the shops were not too busy. The tastings were amazing and the group was wonderful. If you want a unique food tour , not something run of the mill, book Paris by Mouth and ask for Marion. You won’t be sorry!

Teri G It was spectacular!!!! The food tour was so very educational and Mathui was an incredible guide !!! Thank you for making my first day in Paris sensational !!!! C’est manifique !!!!!

SueKeefe Best food tour we have ever been on! Our guide Stephen was so knowledgeable and fun. Great tour! We recommend to all when they come to Paris. Cheese has taken on new meaning.

Gianna Book this tour now! You will want to do it again and again! What an incredible experience! A friend of a friend recommended this tour group with rave reviews so we decided to book 1 for a day in Paris. I wish we had known how absolutely incredible it would be because we would have booked 3+ more for that week! We did the East Saint-Germain tour with Neil and I was blown away. The emails were clear about where to meet and we got to know him and the small group so well, it felt like a group of friends hanging out, exploring the city! We walked around the neighborhood picking up delicious treats– we stopped at a boulangerie for bread, a patisserie for sweets, a cheese shop, and then a wine shop and ate everything there! We learned SO much about wine & champagne in France also. After that, we stopped at a chocolate shop to get some goodies. We tried food from so many places we might have missed! AND Neil gave historical and local knowledge of the city and neighborhood, which was so lovely and fun! Honestly: great food + history tour + walking in this cute neighborhood + friendly host– what more could you ask for?! I cannot wait to go back to Paris and do another Paris by Mouth again! Hopefully with Neil but I’m sure the team is wonderful! (Oh and a couple people on the tour had been to Paris before and used Paris by Mouth and came back, so that speaks for itself!) WHAT A GEM!

Sherpa10580379460 Engaging, delicious and FUN Our food tour lead by Denez Kirk was exceptional. Far and away she is the best tour guide we’ve had in all our years of travel, personal and business. Her engaging easy going manner, conversation style and friendly banter really made the tour. Denez imparted authoritative knowledge of the subject matter through years of experience and education. She kept it light and entertaining at the same time.

Basinman Paris By Mouth Left Bank Small Group Food Tour Our Left Bank Small Group Tour led by Victorina was wonderful! We spent 3 hours visiting the best bread, cheese, chocolate, and pastry shops learning the story behind the food, finishing off our tour in a small wine shop where we ate the food Victorina had purchased along our neighborhood walk paired with champagne, white, and red wines. It was one of the highlights of our Paris trip exploring with Victorina, who is the best! Paris by Mouth offers many neighborhood food tours. This one was in the Left Bank neighborhood about a 15 minute walk from Notre Dame.

Edward S Great Foodie Tour Wonderful background discussion on some of basics of French cuisine including bread, cheese, pastries, chocolate and wine. Tour guide was very enthusiastic, encouraged discussion and laid out an inside picnic lunch in courses. Extremely knowledgeable about all of the topics and more !!

Neil_Tucson Wonderful Food Tour Our guide Isabelle was charming and knowledgeable. We explored a number of shops, started with wonderful croissants, sat down to a feast of cheese, charcuterie, fresh baguettes, pastries and really nice wines. It was a great group, and the entire experience was a pleasure.

Pioneer53089612643 Again! Again! Cheese, meat, chocolate, pâtisseries and wine…oh my! Marion lead this wonderful tour in the West St Germain area. Her personality was spunky yet charming, and of course very knowledgable. A little humor on our gloomy, rainy day, and our hand selected choices were delightful in every way! Our tour not only featured food, but history, French culture, requirements of how food is labeled, and advice on what to look for when selecting your next food purchases. A tour I will indeed partake in, next March 2025, when I return to Paris again. Thank you Marion! The pleasure was all ours!

CarolynH82 Interesting and delicious way to enjoy Paris! What a great way to enjoy my first afternoon in Paris! Marion was our West St. Germaine tour guide, and she was so fun and engaging. And she did such a wonderful job giving us a primer to all the delicious foods of Paris. We were greeted with a croissant from the best croissant maker in Paris, then proceeded to a famous chocolatier, a decadent patisserie, a fromagerie, a boucherie, then we picked up baguettes and did a tasting from each shop, with wine of course, above Marion’s favorite wine shop. You will definitely not need dinner afterwards! An interesting and delicious way to spend an afternoon, made even better by a recap email to help us remember all the wonderful places we visited and the food and wine we tasted. Thank you for a lovely afternoon. I’ve already recommended your company to several friends who are visiting soon!

Dennis Tasting the best of Paris. We had a really excellent morning on the left bank led by the knowledgeable and friendly Amber. We visited some the best shops, eating croissant, macaron and chocolate as we went. Then we ended up in the basement of a wine shop where we had more cheese than we would have imagined, baguette, and a pastry, all washed down with four different wines including champagne. Amber’s explanations and descriptions were excellent. There were just eight of us in the harmonious group. We learned a lot and enjoyed the time greatly. The follow up e mail telling us where we had been and exactly what we had eaten and drunk was much appreciated. Highly recommended.

robbie n Worth your time! A wonderful food tour with Deniz! Deniz is so smart, personable and passionate about food and wine! She did a great job engaging with each person on the tour, encouraging questions and answering thoroughly. Not once did we feel rushed and the highlight of the tour was gathering together for a leisurely sit-down in the wine shop, tasting and talking about wine while we ate our cheeses and charcuterie, finishing with a bit of chocolate. A great day in the Marais!

siebertjuliana Left Bank tour ….. sensational!!!! A wonderful food experience and such an informative tour, with Victorine. It was a highlight of our visit to Paris! Learning interesting details and history of award winning food experts, helped me understand more about the importance of Paris cuisine. Just fabulous!!! We were part of a delightful, friendly group, chatting happily as we walked through the fascinating history of the Latin Quarter. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these tours to anyone and hope to join another one when we return to Paris.

Gary B do this trip!!! I would unhesitatingly recommend this! Diane was brilliant, such a font of knowledge and so so friendly too. We absolutely loved our time with Diane and the tour was fantastic! We can’t wait

Matimat88 Wonderful Marais food tour! We had a wonderful tour with Neil in Le Marais. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. We enjoyed an amazing array of delicious foods! Highly recommend this tour. As our adult daughter said at the end “I don’t know how this tour could have been any better”

Fran S North Marais food tour We did the food and wine walking tour of North Marais. Visited local shops and learned about their products, with nibbles along the way. Had a wine and cheese/charcuterie pairing at the last stop with lots of info, about the cheeses and pairings. Our guide Faye was amazing, very fun, and quite knowledgeable.

David Magnifique The whole experience was wonderful, Stephen was so attentive , we couldn’t fault the tour ? we’re definitely coming back and definitely doing it again , wonderful,

Cheryl C Great experience! The left bank food tour with our guide Marion was wonderful. She’s well informed, and her passion for food and wine makes it obvious she loves her work. There were only 7 in our group which gave us time to ask questions and spend time in each of the locations. The final stop at a wine shop had a room available where we were able to sample and taste the cheeses, pastries and wines selected.

Elisabeth D Wonderful tour! My tour with Paris By Mouth was amazing! Our tour guide Faye was very friendly and knowledgeable, we learned a lot about all the North Marais businesses we visited and the food we sampled. Highly recommend!

GoPlaces62372289777 Take this tour at the start of your time in Paris, so you know how to find good products! The Left Bank food tour with Marion was fantastic. We discovered so many places, several of which really were the best of. Even the baguettes we had with Marion were really good. She is a lovely guide and a great host who shares interesting information and tips on how you can find really good products on your own Her follow-up email with all the details of your experience means you don’t have to try to remember all the places or the food/wine. (though I found taking photos to be helpful) We did this tour closer to the end of our time in Paris. If I had done it at the beginning, I would’ve tried to take another one in another neighborhood! It is so worth the money/time. I took my mother along. She a pretty strict vegetarian and doesn’t drink. She enjoyed the food and the information. She especially enjoyed the patisserie (if you have the option to get theTarte Marrakech, get it!). Tip – make sure you go hungry – Marion shares a lot of food and wine!

Anthony D A great experience A lot of fun. Tried some different things we never would have tried on our own. Great to hear the history of the food…paired with great wines. Went back and revisited some of the spots on our own. We tasted baguette, croissant, chocolates, pate, cheese and wines. A great intro to some French treats.

katz0range We will be back for a third tour! We did a St. Germain Paris by Mouth tour on an earlier trip to Paris and were keen to do one again in another area of Paris. On this visit, we opted for the Marais tour, which we did on our first full day in Paris. The occasion was an extended family visit to celebrate my sister’s birthday. Andres was a terrific guide — knowledgable, patient, friendly. The places we visited were well curated — a boulangerie, a pate/charcuterie shop, a cheese shop, a chocolate shop, and a wine shop. Visiting them on our first day made it possible to go back to some of them on our own later during the stay to stock up! The food was fabulous, and Andres’s insights made it all more meaningful and tasty. The tour may seem expensive, but it is well worth it. We will do it yet again on our next trip to Paris!

Bonjour Est-ce que c’est visite ce font en français? Merci

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you.

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in April 2024:

Octaly S Spring break in Paris We had a bit of a rocky start to our food tour as we had problems with the directions and the weather was not making things any easier. We were able, though, to contact Faye on our dying phone (drained by city mapper), and she waited for us at the rendezvous point. Despite our delaying the start of the tour, Faye was very warm and welcoming and the other participants didn’t seem too upset with us. The weather cleared (Faye might have had something to do with that too?) and we all had a wonderful time as she showed us her favorite shops for baguettes, croissants, ice cream, cheese, chocolates, and finally wine. The structure of the tour is great. Plenty of time in the shops with pauses in wonderful places for discussion. The final stop is perhaps the most fun. We really loved that charming wine shop, perfect for a secluded tasting and reflection session. On a memorable trip (our first to Paris) filled with so many profound experiences, we all agreed that Faye’s tasting tour was one of our most cherished.

Elizabeth S Awesome food and wine tour in West Saint-Germain! We took the West Saint-Germain food & wine tour with Marion as our guide. It was a fantastic way to see the area and we learned so much about cheese, chocolate, pastries, meats, wine and more! Highly recommend this tour!!

Libra_K1960 Friendly tour, great food We spent a lovely three hours with Amber in the St Germain district. We didn’t have to walk very far as all the shops were essentially on the same street. Although we thought we knew a lot about food and wine we still learned some fascinating things from Amber, and will be much more confident in future, especially when choosing French cheese. A morning tour was the perfect timing, culminating in lunch, though we should probably have eaten less at breakfast.

Michael D Terrific tour! Our guide Neil was a great guy and incredibly knowledgeable. I took the Saint-Germain tour but heard that the other tours are just as good. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough.

Hilary F Fantastic! We went on a tour of with Neil, he was so much fun, of course it was really informative, taking us to some really great food sellers and giving us so much knowledge into the importance of cheese, bread and wine to the French culture. We capped our tour of with a really fun wine and cheese tasting at a wonderful wine cellar. It was a highlight!

Robert V A Must Do in Paris! What a great way to kick off our first visit to Paris! The tour was not rushed (3+ hours), intimate, interesting and of course very tasty. Our guide, Neil, was as passionate about sharing his love of food as he was knowledgeable.

rob k Great experience! I did Paris by Mouth as a solo traveller and I have to say that the guide Neil did a brilliant job, he was highly knowledgeable and personable. He went into great detail about the food and drink and he did a brilliant job of keeping two children on the tour engaged whilst also making it very informative and interesting for the adults. The food and drink we sampled was great, I especially thought his cheese and wine knowledge was impressive. I learnt loads and he was happy to answer peoples questions on the wider food and drink scene in Paris. In summary I’d highly recommend doing the tour, thanks Neil!

toothpaste2 Definitely book this! A group of 6 women went with Faye and had a wonderful time. She was very knowledgeable about cheese, bread, chocolate and wine! We had a marvelous time tasting as we went along and then went indoors to a wine store to put it all together with wine. A very enjoyable afternoon in the Marais.

Laura F The North Marais tour with Diane R was amazing The North Marais tour with Diane R was the highlight of my trip to Paris! My 20 year old son and I both loved the whole experience, especially learning about/tasting the cheese. We enjoyed the sampling so much we barely ate dinner that night. I was extremely impressed with the depth of Diane’s knowledge and her ability to engage with everyone on the tour. I also appreciated the notes we received afterwards.

AE V Excellent tour, highly recommend An excellent tour! The guide, Stephanie, was so knowledgeable and everything we sampled exceeded my (already high) expectations. It was the perfect way to dive into Paris. Although this was my third trip to the city, it still felt like an introduction and started our stay off on the right note. Merci à vous! Would recommend to anyone – a seasoned Parisian traveler or a newbie.

Patricia Fun! Delicious! Paris by Mouth food tours are some of the most fun and delicious activities one can do in Paris!! I simply can’t say enough wonderful things about them. If you know nothing about French food or wine, these tours are the perfect introduction: down to earth, informative, and like I said, fun. If you know a little bit, these tours are perfect for you, too! You’ll find out about a neighborhood and some of the food shops, history of French cuisine, and wine. If you’re an experienced Francophile, these tours are (you guessed it) perfect for you! The guides are a wealth of interesting information about French food culture that enhances our appreciation of what we eat and drink. The small groups (around 8 people) and expert Paris by Mouth guides create a dinner (or lunch) party-like atmosphere where we start out as strangers and leave as well-fed friends. The most recent tour I took was the West Saint-Germain Food Tour with Isabelle. She was engaging, knowledgeable, with an infectious enthusiasm about the local area and its chocolates, cheeses, wines, and charcuterie. The follow-up emails each guide provides to the group are loaded with good information (no need to take notes while eating and drinking). I’ve done many of the PbM food tours over the years (don’t miss the cheese one!) and wouldn’t consider any but theirs. They are simply the best.

jgmcTaiwan Great afternoon of cheese (and some wine) Having read about the “Cheese Explosion” in the NYT, we booked it immediately. It was excellent. The guide, Jennifer, was very knowledgeable on the complexities of cheese making and explained it clearly. We began in a frommagerie in the Marais and then moved to a small nearby wine store where tables were set up for us. Jennifer unpacked the goodies she had brought – about nine cheeses, baguettes, strawberries, quince paste, and white wine, champagne, and red wine. A Delicious, informative, and fascinating afternoon spent with a great guide. We loved it!

jclaxnashville A highlight of our trip! Diane was lovely! Celebrated my 50th in Paris with family & friends and this was high on our to-do list. We had the BEST time, ate wonderful food, drank delicious wine & they even popped a nice bottle of Champagne for me for my birthday. Highly recommend and ask for Diane. Trying to figure out a way to get back and do another!

Tom S Wonderful and delicious tour! Our South Marais tour with Aurélien was one of the most fun days we had on our whole France vacation. He was an interesting and charming guide, taking us on a shopping expedition for bread, cheese, pastries, chocolate and wine. (After starting the morning by giving us each the best croissant of our lives). We then settled down in a charming wine shop to feast on all the good stuff. We had a lot of fun and also felt like we learned a lot that we didn’t know, despite having visited France many times before. Highly highly recommend doing this while in Paris!

ParisTraveler A meaningful experience! I enjoyed every aspect of our food tour in West Saint Germain on a rainy and chilly April day. It felt good to move about the neighborhood as a small group, connecting and talking, and we learned along the way. I have already purchased a few of the food items that we discovered together. What a memorable and meaningful experience!

wudge3 Would do it again and again! Isabelle was fabulous – she and our group made a rainy day tour so much fun! The food and wine selections were superb, and Isabelle even had croissants ready for us at the very beginning to kick off a great 3 hours. Would highly recommend and look forward to trying more Paris by Mouth food tours the next time we visit!

Page A Deliciously fascinating knowledge We were delighted by our guide and his knowledge of food in our quarter of Paris, east St Germain. He was kind, responsive and made wonderful selections. We have a greater appreciation of cheeses, bread, pastry, wine and chocolate and the country culture surrounding their making. You will enjoy your time on this tour and savor the aftermath.

Bill P Fantastic walking food tour for couples. Stephens tour was a great way to start our visit to Paris. It was educational from a historical perspective as well as the insight Stephen was able to share about each store that we visited. We will l never look at a baguette or a wedge of cheese the same way, again. Start your day with Stephen then visit the local neighborhoods and historical sights.

Kim B Wonderful Wine and Food Tour My husband and I did the North Marais tour at recommendation of two of our friends who booked thru Paris by Mouth. This food tour didn’t disappoint! Faye was our guide and she not only introduced us to amazing food and wine, she also gave us insight into the culture and history of Marais. We loved this was a small group so you had an opportunity to interact with others and the your guide. Would highly recommend this tour!

georgenp3 Awesome! We really enjoyed our tour. Isabella was very knowledgeable and fun! Thank you for taking us around and for the great food and recommendations.

FarmingtonAttorney Remarkable Experience! Our tour with Stephen in East Saint Germain was quite incredible. Stephen was knowledgeable, friendly and fun! There may be many food tours, but this one is authentic. Do not hesitate to reserve-it will be a memorable experience (Note: I am quite picky).

David W Excellent. Our guide, Deniz, was fantastic. We went on the tour of Le Marais with Deniz. She was wonderful. As we walked the streets stopping at various shops she explained the history of the district, the food, and asked us all along the way what we might like to try and what flavors we wanted to experience. When we arrived at the wine shop to try our purchases along with some wine, we had such a good time that we went over our alotted time, but no one cared as we had such a nice time.

dickeyb2018 Wonderful adventure Paris By Mouth was recommended by a friend that had recently visited Paris and it has truly been a highlight of our visit. Our group was 8 and walking was minimal as you move from store to store , sample as you go and the end up at a wine shop for a sit down sampling of wine, cheese and charcuteries. Faye was very engaging and knowledgeable. This has definitely made visiting Boulangeries and Fromageries more fun.

ssalinas321 Fantastic Tour We had a great time with Andrés as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and recommended excellent restaurants. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Paris!

Linda B Great Paris by Mouth Tour We took the Left Bank tour with Neil and enjoyed tasting the food and wine. Neil made it fun and informative. He is very knowledgeable about cheese, chocolate, bread and wine. We are looking forward to another Paris by Mouth tour.

Heather H Highly Recommend! My husband and I moved to Paris several months ago and finally had the pleasure of taking one of the Paris by Mouth tours of the Saint Germain area. We knew we’d love the food choices (based on all of the amazing reviews), but we were surprised with how much we learned! Marion was an excellent guide and teacher – about food selection, ingredients, and wine and cheese pairings and classifications. We will definitely be bringing our future guests back when they’re in Paris. Thank you, Marion!

bouncingbunny Memorable experience Terrific tour, everything was absolutely wonderful. Our guide Stephen was excellent – knowledgeable and informative, friendly, a great host. We sampled delicious pastries, bread, many cheeses, wine and chocolate and learned much about everything we ate. We did the East St Germaine tour, really cool neighborhood and our small group was great, met some nice people. After the tour Stephen sent an email with a wealth of info on everything we ate and the places we went. Can’t wait to return to Paris and do another tour.

Karen and Sandy from Pittsburgh PA Another reason Why I love the food in Paris! We had a lovely time walking through Le Marais and discovering the hidden gems. The wonderful hand made chocolate, award winning Boulangerie, the divine charcuterie and the different wines from around France were a first day in Paris treat! Andres was a wealth of knowledge and sent an email before so we knew what to expect but after our tour Andres sent a email of all of the places we visited and a list of what we ate and drank. It was nice not to have to worry about gathering that information so we could enjoy the moments. Thank you for having us I would highly recommend Paris by Mouth!

Sheryl G French Cheese Explosion Had a great cheese and wine tasting with Jennifer yesterday. Educational and interesting. We tasted 10 different cheeses and 3 wines. Highly recommend the French Cheese Explosion with Paris by Mouth.

Shelini P Faye was a great guide Apr 2024 • Family We took a north marais food tour and Faye was our guide. She was fantastic..friendly, informative and kept the teens engaged. Highly recommend

Elisa S A MUST food tour in Paris We had a FANTASTIC experience with Neil from our Paris by Mouth tour. My husband and I tend do a food tour in every new city we travel to, as it helps us get the lay of the land. This was by far one of our favorite tours we have done! The food was amazing perfectly picked and the type of foods we like to experience. But the best part of the tour was when we ended in a beautiful wine cellar, sat and tried all of our “treats” we gathered along the way, together with our intimate group of eight people. It was nice to sit enjoy and get to know new people. Neil was beyond knowledgable, interesting, and fun to be with. We tried baked goods, cheese, chocolate pasty and wine all specific to Paris. He was also a good resource for helping us find restaurants to try in Paris. I highly recommend you experience Paris by Mouth!

JoeS. West San Germaine tour Went on the west Saint Germaine tour on Saturday with Marion. What an amazing experience. Marion was a wealth of knowledge, bubbly, smart, fun and picked some of the best for our tour. The people we met, the fun we had and the knowledge she offered was second to none. Sante’ Marion! You are the best and we had a great time! Joe and Liz

Susan M So worth it! Deniz was our food tour guide and she was excellent. She was knowledgeable and fun. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend!

Hana O Fantastic food tour of North Marais! My husband, 12 year old daughter, and I went on the North Marais tour with Mathieu and it was nothing short of a delightful, fun, and informative experience. Mathieu enthusiastically guided us through 4 shops, and at each stop, he explained the selection and the history along with fun trivia. He is a bundle of knowledge and explains everything in a way that is super engaging, even for my 12 year old. All the food selections were delicious! We got to know 2 other parties in our group which was delightful. Can’t wait to take the other tours in other neighborhoods when we go back to Paris!

Jean O Great experience Our guide, who is a professional chef was excellent. After touring around the East Saint Germain area while shopping for pastries, wine, bread, cheese, and chocolate we gathered in the back room of a wine shop to eat. Definitely a highlight of my trip. Stephen, thank you for a very educational, New York Parisian experience

Mark J Amazing introduction to Parisian food With Marion, I had the most amazing introduction to the Left Bank and the essentials for the Parisian food scene. I highly recommend this tour for anyone new to Paris and those who are curious about French cheese, chocolate, and wine!

frankhenry1871 Marvelous Worth every sou. Beaucoup to eat and drink. We learned a lot and had a darn fine time, especially with all the new acquaintances. Marion is very passionate about French food and wine. We’ll be back for the Cheese Explosion Tour.

Misha p Wonderful food tour A wonderful food tour of the South Marais in Paris. The group was small- only six guests. We visited five shops and learned so much about the area along the way. Our guide Victorine was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We tried croissants, chocolates, many cheeses, wine, and dessert. It was all delicious.

Megan S Paris by Mouth This was an amazing experience for my daughter and I! We learned so much food history while eating incredible croissants, cheeses and chocolate. What a wonderful way to celebrate this amazing city!

Lucy M Highlight of Paris We went on a South Marais food tour with Stephen. It was THE highlight of my trip. The food choices and knowledge that Stephen imparted was superb. We were a group of people from ages 49 to 88 years old and we all enjoyed the experience.

xxx Superb food and culture tour! Mathieu gave our family group of four an amazing food tour. He even threw in a buch of off-the-beaten-path historical/cultural additions. He was kind and understanding and customised our tour on the fly to meet our needs and desires. He deserves the MOF of Paris food and culture guiding. Thanks Mathieu!

Mitzi B Our North Marais Food and Wine tour Mar 2024 • Family Our North Marais tour with Diane was an 11 out of 10. She is an amazing tour guide truly interested in sharing her knowledge about the food of the North Marais region as well as some history of the region itself. Diane was friendly, fun, and enthusiastic even sharing an email of all the places we went and the food and wine we sampled post tour. Our family really enjoyed our time and would not hesitate to take another tour with Diane.

1417_traveller South Marais with Victorine We did the South Marais food tour with Victorine and had a blast. She was very enthusiastic and had a wealth of knowledge not just about the food but the area as well. We visited a cheese shop, 2 bakeries, a boulangerie and had a wine tasting and ate so much. We were full at the end. highly recommend.

Mary D Go, go, go! Isabelle guided our Left Bank group. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and personable. We ventured amazing shops including a cheese shop, chocolatier, boulangerie and wine shop where we enjoyed our purchases. There were many wonderful memories made during our week in Paris. This tour was a definite highlight.

Cheyenne96 Great food tour in the Marais We greatly enjoyed our food tour with Faye. She was extremely knowledgeable and shared some wonderful, bread, charcuterie, cheese and chocolate with us. This was a fun family experience — enjoyable for both my 15 year-old daughter and 23 year-old niece. It was lovely to visit shops frequented by locals, not just tourists. I’d highly recommend this tour.

Jessica B Highly recommend a food tour with Diane! My family and I recently did a food tour around North Marais with Diane as our tour guide; she was the best guide we could have had. She does an excellent job combining her knowledge of food with the history of the area and the French culture. The tour was perfectly paced through the area and there is nothing I could think to change. Highlight of our trip! Cannot recommend it more; thank you Diane for such a great experience!

Rebecca R Informative & delicious food tour! We loved our tour and can’t think of a better way to kick off a trip to Paris. Diane was the BEST guide — knowledgeable, generous with her insights, and a true expert. We have recommended to others and would love to try another tour on our next visit.

michele k First trip to Paris to celebrate my mother’s 80th & daughter’s 16 th birthday. After recommendations from friends and reading TripAdvisor reviews I chose the private St Germain tour . We were so lucky to have Diane as our guide , she shared so much knowledge with us of food , history of the area . Diane listened to our likes/ dislikes with no negative attitude, but by the end of our time we had all expanded our pallets ?? The only drawback for us is we are leaving tomorrow & would have liked to have done this day 1 or 2 of our visit so we could make use of our knowledge gained !

Jane S Learned so many new things! Awesome food tour with our wonderful and knowledgeable guide Diane. She was extremely thorough with ever part of our tasting experience and followed up with a recap email outlining what we did and where we went. We learned so much while enjoying the company of another family only to learn we had friends in common. So enjoyable…a treasured memory of our Paris trip.

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in March 2024:

Jay M Awesome food tour of the Marais! Faye took us on a delicious stroll through the Marais, stopping at a top notch Boulangerie, a world class chocolatier, an artisanal cheese shop, a charcuterie shop, and then to a table in a market to enjoy the spoils of the shop visits. The best part of the tour was how well Faye knew the subject matter at each shop and the fact that her knowledge went as deep as any of the questions we could ask. An absolutely wonderful few hours of a food tour in the amazing city of Paris.

lizab201992 Wonderful food and amazing guide! Stephen gave us a wonderful tour in Le Marais! We enjoyed everything we ate. Not only did we learn about the food, but Stephen gave us information about the city and buildings in the area. He is extremely knowledgeable! We highly recommend this tour and Stephen as a guide!

Margaret Definitely a tour to try! I went on the Taste of East Saint-Germain tour. Our host, Neil, was great! He was very relaxed and friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the stores we visited and the food and wines that we tasted. I particularly enjoyed the delicious and interesting cheeses Neil selected for us to try.

grmn4 St Germaine tour Did the St Germaine tour with Marion who was fantastic! So fun and knowledgeable about cheese, wine- highly recommend!

Michael B A “do not miss” opportunity So interesting and so delicious! What makes the best croissant? How are a baguette tradition and a baguette blanche different? Do some bries really taste of celery? Our guide, Aurélien, was professional, kind, entertaining and certainly knowledgeable. One of my favorite experiences in Paris!

Ann F Best thing to do in Paris! Carefully tailored, intimate and interesting! Our guide, Aurélien, was professional, kind, entertaining and certainly knowledgeable!! Probably our favorite experience in Paris!

Chuck S Could not have been better – a great food tour! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Left Bank food walking tour with Isabelle on a Saturday in March. To say that Isabelle is delightful and an excellent teacher would be a huge understatement. We learned a lot about baguettes, croissants, cheeses (800 +/- in France), chocolates, and, of course, a bit about wine. Highly, highly recommended.

Bobbie R Delicious and fascinating tour! We took the South Marais tour, and had an excellent experience! Victorine did an amazing job of combining delicious food and wine with fascinating history of the neighborhood. We learned so much, and enjoyed so many tasty things! I will definitely include a Paris by Mouth tour on my next trip to Paris!

Blair V Best experience ever Stephen-thank you so much for what was truly an amazing experience. You were a fantastic guide and companion, extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was definitely a highlight of our time in Paris and a memory we’ll have for a lifetime!

Ryan W Tour of West St Germain Our tour of West St Germain with Isabelle was so amazing! Isabelle was so knowledgeable, informative, enthusiastic and funny. The tour was the perfect amount of walking around + leisure time to try all of the different foods and wines. I love that it is a small group and you don’t feel overwhelmed. Highly recommend!

REZPDX Excellent experience!! Our tour of East St Germain with Neil was excellent! Our guide was articulate, informative, personable, and enthusiastic. The tour was extremely well organized and covered a lot of ground; it also felt leisurely at the same time. Well done!!

Nancy L Delicious Cheese Explosion! Fabulous afternoon with Jennifer experiencing the Paris by Mouth Cheese Explosion tour! We learned so much about cheese and why certain cheeses taste the way that they do. Jennifer was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. The wine pairing with the cheeses was excellent! And best of all, the whole experience was fun!

Matt Bread, Cheese, Wine and Chocolate Great tour by Faye in North Marais! We learned a lot about the basic French staples: bread, cheese, wine and chocolate. Faye was an excellent guide with a lot of knowledge and very friendly. We enjoyed all the history of the types of shops and about the regulations and awards that owners have.

The food was amazing. We tried some baked goods that were amazing. Then went to the deli and cheese shop to pick up food to bring to the wine cave. There we ate multiple types of cheeses and sliced meets paired with great wine. Afterwards we went to a chocolatier that had some of the best carmels and chocolate ganaches that I’ve ever had.

This is one of our favorite things we’ve done on our week to Paris. I highly recommend it to anyone that likes food!

TravelNut2020 Walking Marais Our tour guide, Victorine, was the best! She was so thoughtful and full of so much information. She clearly, loves her job. She treated us to some tasty treats right from the start.

Pastry (check) Bread (check) Cheese (check) Wine (check) Cultural Insights (check) Anytime Q&A (check)

Victorine took the time to explain lots of wonderful insights into the area we explored. Don’t hesitate, just book the tour and let Visterine do her thing! Wonderful experience. It was a great day 1 activity!

Kathleen B Paris by mouth tour is wonderful We had an amazing time! Marion is so much fun and very knowledgeable! We had all kinds of delicious food and wine! I recommend this tour to everyone!

Ellen G Have a great afternoon in the Left Bank Another winning tour with Paris by Mouth! My daughter and I took the tour of the Left Bank. I love the way they organize things – we started in a few stores, nibbling as we went. But the major event was collecting cheese and bread and rendezvousing in a wine shop to have a more curated tasting experience. Our guide Aurelian was quite knowledgeable and fun. We learned a ton about the neighborhood and the different cheese producing regions. Highly recommend this experience!

Sally D Let Faye show you the way!! Faye offered a fantastic tour! She shared her knowledge with humor and created an enjoyable time. The shops visited were quite tasty and provided a great experience!! In spite of previous trips to Paris, I learned new things and had a great time!!

Alex Great tour of Le Marais Loved this. Very knowledgeable and informative guide who was just happy to share his knowledge with us. Thanks, Neil. Really appreciated all your cheese knowledge and seeing the Marais.

Lisa P Highly recommend! Delicious food and wonderful guide – great combo!! Fabulous West St Germain tour with Marion. She was so knowledgeable about everything we tasted – and there was plenty – cheese, chocolate, charcuterie, baguette, pastry and wine! She was fun and we learned so much!

LitProf Fabulous culinary experience! I cannot overstate how wonderful the food tour of the North Marais was! Mathieu, our guide, a former restaurateur, current food “influencer” (he hates the term, though!) and resident of Paris for more than 30 years, was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, funny, and charming. Our group of 8 (the biggest they do) enjoyed award-winning baguettes de tradition and croissants, plus chouquettes (a new delight for me!) from a boulangerie; award-winning quiche Loraine (so much better than the American versions!) and pate croute canard from a charcuterie; six different amazing cheeses from a fromagerie; two different wines from a wine shop (where we also sat and ate the cheeses and the pate croute with the wines); and, for dessert, two different chocolates, a pate de fruits (jellied fruit candy), and a fruit caramel from an exquisite chocolatier. We basically went from breakfast to lunch — I can’t speak for everyone else, but I was full by the end and did not need lunch afterwards, but was fueled for my afternoon at the Carnavelet Museum nearby. Along the way, Mathieu explained the histories of all the food (so many had delightful stories!), details about their preparation and what qualifies them or their makers to have the names they have, what qualities an excellent version of each item should have, and also history about the neighborhood, its geography, its buildings, its cultural and political history, and its people. He also talked about food and restaurant culture in Paris at the moment, and other things of interest or note. And our group was a very friendly bunch of food lovers — it’s nice to be “on the same page” with a disparate group of people and especially to have some company over food when one is traveling solo (as I and another group member were). All of this for a very reasonable price, given all that’s included. My only complaint is that it had to end! And bonus: you get a free one-year subscription to their newsletter, which I used for recommendations of where to eat at other times on my trip. The two recommended places I went to were *terrific*! If I visit Paris again, I’ll do another of their tours! Paris by Mouth knows what they are doing!

Linda O Highly recommended!!! We HIGHLY recommend Paris by Mouth tours. Our guide Marion was excellent! Her knowledge was impressive and she enthusiastically shared it with us. The quality of the food at the places she took us was exceptional. Soooooo mouthwatering. We were really full after the tour; the portions were generous. Very good value. We went back to the chocolate shop she brought us to and bought gifts to bring home. The chocolates are gorgeous AND absolutely delicious. Wish we’d bought more. We also went back to the cheese monger and bought a terrific cheese that Marion introduced us to. This was our second tour – our previous one of the Marais was a few years ago – also fantastic. We can’t wait to go on another tour or two when we are next in Paris. I’ve recommended Paris by Mouth to several friends and they all loved it. Merci beaucoup Marion et à la prochaine!!!

Sarahtravels17 Amazing tour of the South Marais We did the South Marais tour with Victorine and had an absolute blast. We ate the most delicious croissants, baguettes, pastries, chocolates, cheese, and wine. Victorine was full of knowledge. I’ve done food tours in several other cities, and this was one of the best!

Jennifer Z February Food Tour We had a GREAT tour with Christina. She was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our time. This was my second tour with Paris by the Mounth. I would highly recommend it.

TEBlue Absolutely phenomenal! Incredible experience on the South Marais tour with Faye, we loved every moment of our time together! Her in-depth knowledge, sense of humor and insight made every moment memorable. We ate so well, learned so much, and cannot wait to return and experience another Paris by Mouth experience.

MountainMama304 A great time and learned so much! We have taken food tours in cities all around the world and this is one of the best ever. Aurelin was fantastic: friendly, approachable, extensive informative, and happy. He worked hard to make sure we were having a great time. We had delicious food, wine, and great conversation, and left with a deeper understanding Parisian culture and life. Highly recommend!

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in February 2024:

Sightseer14097155070 Amazing food tour in the Marais! We LOVED our tour with Mattieu today- we ended up being just the 3 of us/ my husband and our 15 year old daughter and it was so much fun! Learned a lot- the cheese and wine and chocolate are all exceptional! Matthieu is a friendly and fun guide to show you around the Marias with a viewpoint of both a local and historian. Would highly recommend! A+++! Mary, Chris and Amelia

Caroline R Just the best. What an awesome experience! Our family of four (kids ages 13 & almost 9) had a private tour through St. Germain with Neil. He was incredibly knowledgeable and also incredibly personable- easy way to spend the morning. The foods we experienced (cheese, charcuterie, pastry, bakery and ridiculous chocolate) were unreal! The whole experience was just so special. I can’t say enough good things… just book the tour, you won’t regret it!

Mahitha V Food tour Left bank wine and cheese. What a fantastic and memorable trip! What an experience! Tour was so beautifully curated. It was my first solo trip. I had taken the Left bank wine and cheese tour. Our guide Ms. Isabelle was amazing! With her wealth of knowledge and passion so infectious, we all had a great time. After the trip, Isabelle sent out an email detailing the tour, places we visited, food and wine we had. The email is such a thoughtful service as i had forgotten all the names and the explanation Isabelle had previously given. Special shout out to my group of such wonderful people that made the tour even more memorable. I would highly recommend Paris by mouth and will definitely do the tour again and explore new ones from the team.

Rachel B Intimate French Food Experience Such a special experience. An intimate tour really exploring small shops with all their amazing food history. Our tour guide Stephanie was super informed about food and wine culture making this a truly special unique experience. We were able to have a wine my husband had read about during our tasting back at the wine shop. Stephanie also helped us find some restaurants based on our asks. Others on the tour were also way into food making this a fun group experience. It was such a fine afternoon going to the stores and gathering lots of treats then ending at the top of a wine store to relax and enjoy it all. Definitely a highlight of our time in Paris. Highly recommend.

Glenn K Fun and informative tour. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Would do it again. The tour was a lot of fun and informative. Our guide, Neil, did a great job explaining the origins and processes in the making of the food and wine we sampled. The croissants, bread, cheese and chocolates were delicious.

Citizenportland An excellent tour We had a wonderful tour with British guide named Faye. She was charming and delightful and informative. I highly recommend their tours.

Mary Jo B Flavor explosion Faye was energetic, passionate and knowledgeable about good food, especially cheese, but also baguette, croissant, chocolate and macrons too. I had no idea the complexity of flavors that could be in these foods. Would definitely go again.

AcesNyc Jennifer G is my Cheese Guru! Worth it and Want it Again and Again Cheese Xxplosion in Paris? Sounds good to me. What’s even better is having Jennifer G lead the small group with her outstanding knowledge of cheese. Based on what I learned I think she has a Cheese PHd. We visited one of if not the best cheese shops in Paris and learned about cheese! Cheese is an art, a love, a passion and brings families in small towns together. It is life! Pair it with the finest baguettes and wine pairings which we did in a lovely wine shop sitting at comfortable tables, I wanted it to never end. Who knew cheese was seasonal and that 800 feet up a mountain might mean a very different taste? It was just the right amount (maybe not, I was so happy I could hav continued). Thank you Jennifer. Sandy and I consider your tour to be one of our Paris highlights. Paris by Mouth is now in my contacts. I hope to return soon and you know I’ll be booking Cheese Explosion #2.

Cheryl L Don’t Miss Paris by Mouth This was our 2nd tour with Paris by Mouth and it was just as lovely as the first tour. Aurelien was warm, knowledgable and engaging. The group was a total of 7 and we had a lovely time getting to know one another (all from different countries) and exploring the neighborhood and good together. I look forward to my next tour!

John O Paris with locals! My wife and I enjoyed the tour so much we did two in the same week! Both Stepanie and Mathieu know France,the food and wine very well! We enjoyed cheese,charcuterie,pasteries and of course beautiful wine as well as a short walk in two different neighborhoods.Highly recommend,Thank You both!

cash2011 Don’t miss! I did the North Marais tour in February and it was a delight. Our guide, Aurélien, was welcoming and very knowledgeable and passionate about French food and wine. I sampled baguettes, chocolate, cheese, and charcuterie from some of Paris’s best shops. This is not your Costco or TJ brie, and you’ll learn why. I also enjoyed the stories behind the creations and what makes the French food culture so unique. Thanks Aurélien!

I7536LJhelen Food heaven in the North Marais Aurelien was a great guide round the North Marais and everything which is excellent around bread, chocolate, charcuterie and cheese in the district. Highly recommended for foodies.

Susan P Lovely way to spend some time in Paris. Our guide Christina was friendly and knowledgeable and the group size was perfect for a friendly afternoon with other folks visiting Paris. The wine and cheese selections were really lovely, as was the area we walked around in.

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in January 2024:

Luke W Wonderful weekday exploring a Paris neighborhood We had a wonderful day with Matthieu on our food tour. He was very knowledgeable about the area, the history (which I love) as well as the food. We tried some new things and enjoyed wine and a variety of cheeses at the end. I would highly recommend using Paris by Mouth Tours to get a more local look at a unique Paris neighborhood.

Compass34867154189 Could not recommend more My family and I had an incredible with Victorine, our food tour guide. We ate — and learned — a lot. One of the biggest highlights of our trip. If you like good wine, good chocolate, good cheese, good croissants and good bread, this Food Tour is for you.

Ruth L Amazing Left Bank Food Tour with our guide, Marion We are a family of 4 (with 2 young adults who are starting to appreciate fine foods and wine). We signed up for the Left Bank Food tour as our hotel is in the area. We thought it’s a good way to see the neighborhood and what’s around us. Our tour guide (Marion) has excellent credentials having worked for the food and hospitality industries for decades. She took us to the best bakery, cheese shop, specialty chocolate shop, patisserie (specializing in small-batch macaroons made daily), and a fine wineshop where we tasted 3 types of wines. We tasted award-winning baguettes, croissants, chocolates, macaroons and dessert pastries, and fromage paired with wines. Everything was so high quality and delicious. More important, we learned so much about the french food/wine/cheese culture. I highly recommend adding this to your Paris itinerary!

Noah M This tour was excellent, Neil was a gem! Informative and delicious food tour! Focused on pastry, veinoiserie, wine, cheese, and chocolate. Our guide Neil was AMAZING and clearly was passionate about his work and the food. Was able to answer tons of questions and taught us things that I had know idea about before going into the tour. Food was excellent as well. Would highly recommend!

Kelly R Paris by Mouth tour was a winner We did the West Germain tour with Isabelle in December 2023. Loved it! Being fellow Aussies we really enjoyed Isabelle’s laid back tour of some wonderful foodie shops. The highlight was enjoying the cheese, charcuterie and wine at the end of the tour with Isabelle’s insights on each! Thank you #parisbymouth

Paul H A sensory trip of joy! My wife and I took teh Taste of the Left Bank food tour over the Christmas holiday and couldn’t be happier with the decision! We were met by Neil, our food host, who led us on a wonderful adventure of smell, history, and finally taste. Neil was knowledgeable, entertaining, engaged, and funny (even if he isn’t a Monty Python fan – lol). We are so very happy he was our host! We had some of the most amazing breads, cheeses, chocolates, and wines. The tour included 2 other gentlemen, 1 from US and 1 from Canada, who helped make this a memorable tour. Thank you to Paris By Mouth!

Judy B OMGoodness?????? So terrific.? The very best tour we have done all week. Guide Faye is SOOOOO cool ?. Our small group was THE best. Well worth the price. Would do them in each neighborhood if I could We did North Marais. I was worried about the walking, because of all my disabilities. The only issue was the freezing ??? weather. Not a bad walk at all. Very do-able. Bon appetit ??? Merci

MaryAld So Entertaining! This afternoon tour was a millions times more fun than we expected. Our guide Faye was so knowledgeable about bread, chocolate, cheese and wine, but her humor and captivating personality kept us smiling and laughing all afternoon. I would recommend this tour to anyone. I actually do not eat cheese or drink wine, but she made sure I had extra bread, cold cuts and juice. What a fun lady!

Kim W Great food tour with Neil from Paris by Mouth! I love taking walking food tours when travelling. It’s a great way to explore neighbourhood,s meet fellow travellers and taste great things! Paris by Mouth does an excellent job, and I’d highly recommend them. We did a north Marais tour last year and liked it so much that we did another this year, exploring the Left Bank with Neil, a charming Brit who has made France his home for many years. Neils’ knowledge of food and wine is extensive, and he happily shares it with his guests. Paris by Mouth is a little more expensive than other food tours, but the quality of food and wine on the tour is excellent. Also, a tour gives you access to the company’s comprehensive on-line restaurant guide, which is a great resource.

Jada P Marion is the best Marion (tour guide) was exceptional! We had her on the left bank tour. She made the experience educational and fun.

We had wine, cheese, parties and chocolate. I was surprised we didn’t learn more about typical dishes. However, Marion is highly recommended. What a gem. Stacey B Better than the Eiffel Tower! We did the South Marais tour with Fay in Jan, right after the new year! We brought our 3 kids age (15, 18, 21) & it we are still talking about the cheese tasting and the trip to the fromage shop Laurent Dubios. What a treat! Fay was very fun & the tour was informative and a great way to spend an afternoon. Do it – you won’t be sorry! I also enjoyed the Paris by Mouth newsletter & recommendations that came with the booking.

Johnna R Great experience! The tour and Mathieu were great! We had some of the best of the best of Paris food and learned so many things we never would have otherwise. Would definitely recommend and especially at the beginning of your trip so you can return to places you liked!

Rick C Paris by Mouth – A Must for a trip to Paris This was our second Paris by Mouth tour (our first was four years ago in the St. Germain area). This time we went to the North Marais. Both times were fabulous. The food was great, but the knowledge and information from our guide was even better. Definitely a “must” for a trip to Paris.

Rebecca T Fabulous! Our tour with Marion was fabulous, we couldn’t have asked for a better tour! She was knowledgeable, friendly and funny! Our family had the best time, we will for sure take another tour the next time we are in Paris, we left full and happy….

Michael G Fantastic tour of the North Maris food scene! We did a North Maris tour with Isabelle and it was fantastic. Small group, excellent locations, delicious food, and a great meal at the end in a charming wine shop. Isabelle was knowledgable and friendly and made our trip unforgettable!

LESDTM A tour with Paris by Mouth is a must!! If you’re on the fence about taking a food tour with Paris by Mouth, go ahead and book it, you won’t be disappointed! My husband and I took the Left Bank tour on 1/2/2024 and we really enjoyed it! Victorine was our tour guide, and she was wonderful. We had a group of eight (four couples). It was the right size and even though it was a rainy morning it didn’t dampen our experience. Victorine started the tour with introductions and then we each received a croissant to enjoy and some bread. Victorine explained how croissants and baguettes are made and their history. We then moved on to a cheese shop, pastry shop, chocolate shop and wine shop. At each stop Victorine picked up everything we needed for our tasting that took place in the wine shops cellar…which was quaint and cozy on a rainy day! The tour description states you won’t go away hungry, and we did not! This was a perfect way to learn about quintennial French food and wine while walking the beautiful streets of Paris! A tour with Paris by Mouth is a must!!

Cynthia S Well worth your time and money I’ve done two of these tours–most recently the North Marais. Our guide, Stephen, was knowledgeable and personable, he shared factual information about cheese and chocolate which was fascinating. This tour was the highlight of our trip. A great experience!

Big Mike Paris by Mouth a Wonderful Experience Our Paris food tour with Neil Kreeger was amazing. Neil was a fantastic tour guide. Providing us with not only wonderful samplings of food, but also plenty of French history. My family thoroughly enjoyed the Paris By Mouth experience. I highly recommend it.

Bakasuri An informative experience We decided to go on this food tour as it was recommended in the Rick Steve’s guidebook. It did not disappoint. It covered a number of famed establishments in the 5th and 6th arrondissements known for their quality and prize-winning products: a bakery, a cheese shop, a couple of dessert/chocolate sellers, and a wine store at which we sampled bread, cheeses, and wines. Our tour guide Christina was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, and we learned a good deal from her about cheese, wines, and the French traditions of bread and pastry. This particular food tour in the Latin Quarter works well for vegetarians. Come with a relatively empty stomach as you will eat quite a bit!

Tnnh Left Bank tour with Marion!! Loved, loved, loved every minute of our Left Bank food tour with Marion. We were lucky to have such an informative, interesting and fun tour guide. After filling up on breads, cheeses, wines and desserts, we were too full to eat dinner! Highly recommend this tour and especially Marion.

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in December 2023:

Sarah H Wonderful Left Bank / St. Germaine Tour with Diane We had a wonderful private Left Bank / St. Germaine tour with Diane – highly recommend! The tour was packed with delicious stops to gather pastries, baguettes, cheese, charcuterie, chocolates, wine and more. Diane was delightful and shared interesting background about each purveyor at each shop. We walked away informed and stuffed, grinning from ear to ear, with a new friend in Diane.

Kristi W Fabulous tour of North Marais I took the North Marais tour with Isabelle and it was fantastic. Every stop had something special to offer and Isabelle was so knowledgeable and charming. I would definitely take another tour the next time I’m in Paris.

Nancy K Perfect Took a tour with Neil who was not only extremely knowledgeable and very well dressed?, but fun, witty and engaged the whole group in the conversation. His approach was cooperative and engaging and was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!! Thanks so much!

Fre D North Marais Food Tour with Diane! This was the first foodtour we ever did so we didn’t know what to expect. After this experience with Diane we can only say we will do much more foodtours in the future. Diane’s knowledge and enthusiasm ’bout food and the area was infectious. From the first minute we were captivated by her passion for food and the awardwinning croissant she gave us only made things better. We were off with a great start. The hand picked cheeses, charcuterie, chocolate and red wine we tasted on the rest of the tour were absolutely amazing. In short; we had an amazing time with Diane on this tour. Don’t doubt, just book!

Bram B Discovered the “Brooklyn of Paris” with the North Marais food tour with Diane. ***RECOMMENDED*** Diane, our host showed us around “the Brooklyn of Paris” on this amazing food tour in the North Marais area. She picked up our vibe very quickly and made everyone feel at ease right away. Super chill. Learned a lot of fun facts and tasted many delicious foods from “the holy trinity” and beyond. From prize-winning bread, over a handpicked selection of cheeses and charcuterie, to sublime wines. Finished it off with designer chocolates and sweets and most probably the best caramel I’ve ever tasted. Didn’t even think of taking pictures. We were all so in the moment. In short: very much recommended! 5+ stars! Thank you Diane!

abstone53 Food, fun and interesting facts about French food The best experience we have had in Paris. Could not have asked for more. Our group of six people had the best time with our wonderful guide Marion. We learned so much from her while enjoying her energy and sense of humor. DO THIS TOUR!! (And skip your breakfast that day, you won’t go hungry!)

broktoon3550 Great wine and cheese. Jennifer was knowledgeable and personable. Jennifer was our guide. She was knowledgeable about cheese and wine and she was incredibly personable. The group was small and it was a very friendly experience. Although we have made many visits to Paris and have tried many wines and cheeses we learned a great deal. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Paris.

WorldSeeker70 MUST-DO for Paris Newbies & Foodies Alike! This tour was recommended to us by friends in Chicago who went with Paris by Mouth in May. We landed in Paris and walked around for a few hours before meeting up with Isabelle and our group. It was pouring down rain but that did not dampen the excitement and fun. We had INCREDIBLE tastings and so much fantastic info on the history of the items, complete with the intricacies of how France stipulates mandatory rules for bread items, cheese and wine, creating genuinely authentic products that meet approvals for quality. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and Isabelle was charming, so knowledgeable and we had a fun tour as a result. This is a must for any newbie to Paris, or foodie.

Brynn Thank you Neil! I loved my left bank Paris by mouth tour/tasting! Neil was an excellent guide who was knowledgeable, engaging, and very fun!! He was very generous with the wine, cheese, and pastries and I would do another tour/experience with him (and paris by mouth) any time! I’m going to dream about the maison d’Isabelle croissant for a long time 🙂

Pawel South Marais Tour with Faye We have enjoyed this tour with Faye. She was engaging, funny and very knowledgeable about the food scene in Paris and provided great tips for places to eat in Paris. The group size was small enough for individual interactions. We highly recommend this tour and look forward to participating in other tours provided by Faye and team.

Christine T North Marais Foor Tour Fabulous food tour. Isabelle our host was very knowledgeable and explained everything in an interesting way. Loved it.

cynthia t Not your cookie cutter tour! Was recommended by friends who had taken the tour before, and, we are so glad we didi this. Neil was a very knowledgeable, personable, and likable host who shared great information and asked for great feedback on each of the items we sampled! The stops were fabulous and we learned about and tasted the best of the West Saint-Germain. The group size is just right — you get to meet others and enjoy conversations and perspectives that are different than your own. The entire time spent was relaxing and you felt the experience was tailored to the group vs, a cookie cutter tour. Bravo!!!

Michele W Extraordinary Food Tour – Paris by Mouth Marian was absolutely fantastic and did an extraordinary job of teaching. We did the food tour on our first day in Paris and it was a extraordinary way to see one area of the city and experience the quality of various chefs which included pastry, chocolates, cheese and charcuterie. What was wonderful was how Marian explained the regions and where to find the best selections. She followed up with an email that detailed everything we had tasted. We enjoyed it so much we went back to many of these shops to purchase for friends and family in the US, so we could share some of Paris finest. Thank you for an amazing experience! Jeff and Michele

Melinda M Wow!!!! Found Paris by Mouth in the Paris Rick Steves book. I was so taken back at how AMAZING Marion was as a food guide. She is knowledgeable, very articulate and intelligent, and mostly very funny. I would recommend this tour to anyone. What an nice group of people on the tour with me and the tour itself was spectacular!

Maria Z The Highlight of our French Vacation My husband and I did the Left Bank food tour and absolutely loved it. Christina was an amazing guide – full of knowledge and enthusiasm. We chose the Left Bank tour since we were staying in Saint-Germain. It was super convenient and full of the best Parisian goodies: chocolate, bread, wine, cheese, and croissants! This was the highlight of our one-week trip to France and we would absolutely do a Paris by Mouth tour again.

Anne A Fantastic Tour with Aurelien We had a wonderful tour through the area, tasting fantastic pastries, chocolates, cheese, bread and wine. Our tour guide, Aurelien was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, entertaining and charming. He showed us interesting sights that we would surely have missed on our own. 5 out of 5!

Laura M Great experience! This tour was a huge highlight of our 4 day trip to Paris! Marion is very knowledgeable about the food scene in Paris. We highly. recommend this tour and Marion!

Trek617221 Perfect foodie adventure in Paris We had a wonderful time with Neil on the tour in St Germaine. His passion for the food and the proprietors added so much to the experience. We loved each and every stop. We learned about French food; French competitions for honors in each industry; and 4 days later we are still laughing about the evening. We are sure this experience will be something we talk about every time we assemble a cheese platter because there is only one right way to cut cheese. Thank you Neil! Highly recommend to take the tour.

Hannah S Left bank tour – delicious! Went on the left bank tour with Marion and it was amazing! She was engaging, funny and so knowledgable – we learnt a lot – including about MOFs. Everything we tasted was so delicious – the best croissants, the best chocolate, the best cheese and the best pastries. Lovely to finish with the wine tasting – will definitely be going back to everywhere we stopped

Jeni Jean Cheese lover’s happy place! The Cheese Explosion tour was incredible! I would highly recommend this tour, and the guide, Jennifer, was exceptional. She guides you through a French cheese shop, and explains the different kinds of cheese, how they are divided in the store, how to purchase some cheese, etc. Then it is on to a wine shop where we sampled ten different cheese with baguettes, paired with four different wines. The selections vary from tour to tour, so this is definitely something I would do again. If you have never had raw milk cheeses you really haven’t experienced cheese!

Mistina P A Fantastic Tour for Foodies Neil guided us on the Left Bank tour, and he was fantastic. Our 10-year-old son was traveling with us, and we worried that the three-hour tour might be a bit much. However, the pace of the tour was fantastic, and our son (who does not suffer in silence) didn’t complain once. We started at an amazing historic market on a unique block near the Seine. Having Neil explain what makes a traditional baguette special, for instance, not only enhanced our appreciation of the bread in the moment, but it also helped us identify what to look for once we returned to the States. He was so knowledgeable. We felt like we could ask any question, and he would have an answer. We will happily book another tour with Paris by Mouth during our next trip to France. In fact, we learned about the organization from my in-laws, who went on the Marais food tour in April. It was a wonderful way to spend the day, learning about some of the superstars in a city known for its cuisine. The small group size made the experience intimate and even more memorable.

minemex Fantastic North Marais Tour Stephen was a great guide on our North Marais tour. We throughly enjoyed both the history as well as the food and wine. We had the best baguette and croissant in Paris as well as a fabulous tasting of meats, chocolate, cheese and wine. Our teenagers enjoyed it as well. Highly recommend this early in your trip so you can get your bearings and try out some local places while you are there.

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in November 2023:

S G Above and beyond! I highly recommend Paris by Mouth. I reached out to see if we can have a private tour for our family and Sara was very informative and accommodating. We booked a Wine and Cheese (and chocolate!) Tour in the Marias. Sara sent us a questionnaire in advance so our guide could get to know us a little about us before the tour. We were met by Marion C., our guide. Marion was extremely knowledgable, efficient, energetic and fun to be with. We were a big group, aged 18-80, and she made the tour interesting for all of us. She took us to the most decadent shops to buy our goodies (only the best!) and the tour ended at a quaint wine shop where we enjoyed our purchases and her conversation. She explained everything in just enough detail and kept us all riveted, and laughing! Marion followed up with a detailed email including the names of the shops we visited and what we drank and ate. It was the perfect afternoon and I will definitely be booking another tour (hopefully with Marion) on our next trip to Paris.

Betsy W Worth every calorie, step, and euro A food tour is my favorite way to start a trip in a new city, and the Paris by Mouth tour in the Latin Quarter was no exception. As a solo traveler, it’s a comfortable way to meet others with similar interests. Our guide Aurélien has found his calling, sharing his knowledge of food, wine, history, and everything else we asked him about. This tour spoiled me for cheese, chocolate, wine, and pastries for the remainder of my trip. It was worth every euro, step, and calorie.

Alex M South Marais Food Tour We did a South Marais food tour with Faye and it was fantastic. Each stop had something unique, learning about the different stores, and general tips surrounding buying pastries, bread, etc. in Paris was great. Faye did a wonderful job keeping the atmosphere light and entertaining.

AnneRMinne Paris by Mouth is the way to go Paris by Mouth was key to our wonderful Paris visit. We started with the south Marais food tour, which was a great introduction to our temporary neighborhood. Victorine shared lots of helpful tips that we will continue to use, and we returned to a couple of the places we visited later on our own. The folks on the tour with us were fun—we exchanged contact info and shared site/restaurant recommendations the rest of the week. Also used a lot of Paris by Mouth restaurant recommendations—reliable guidance.

Jennifer M One of the best city tours we have ever done This tour was recommended to me by a good friend who travels to Paris regularly. I am so glad we took her advice. First of all, Victorine was wonderful. So knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, very attentive to every person on this (very small – I love that it’s limited to not very many people) tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the couple hours we spent with her. Her recommendations after the tour for places to go to eat in Paris (and ice cream) were so helpful. I had the best croissant of my life and learned more about cheese and bread than I ever knew before. Tried some different cheeses that I had never had that I will now be trying to find here at home. Incredible chocolates too. She navigated the shops expertly and clearly has a great relationship with the proprietors. Everything we tasted and drank was incredible. If we had more time in Paris, we would have done another Paris By Mouth tour of a different neighborhood. There is some moderate walking, which was great to get a better understanding of this charming neighborhood. Highly highly recommend this tour. We did some other tours of Paris during our week there and they did not hold a candle to this one.

Julia R Falling in love with the world of cheese Paris by Mouth is a great concept, and Jennifer is a wonderful guide. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of cheese and the animals and people who make it. Sharing stories and factual information behind the over 2,000 cheeses made in France, her tour is lively, drawing on past history as well as the farms in operation today. For education or tasting or both, the tour can be enjoyed by all – neophytes and old pros. Jennifer loves cheese and wants to share all the reasons why with you! Cheese Explosion is a door to a whole new world!

jason g Great Food Tour of Paris This was excellent. Marion led our tour and was fantastic in taking us to high end stores that speciallize in fancy cheese, chocolates, pastries, wine and charcuterie. We learned about some Paris history and culture too. We wish these foods were available in the US. Pro tip – go for the unpasturized cheese and try everything. Highly recommend!

Marissa B Highlight of My Paris Trip Went on a Left Bank food tour led by Marion. It was amazing, I had some of the best bites of Paris on the tour. She was knowledgeable, answered all of my questions and the tour was a highlight of my trip to Paris. 10/10 recommend a tour with Paris by Mouth.

Leanne Girls trip! Fantastic experience! Neil was our guide and we knew as soon as he greeted us that he would be personable and witty. He has worked in the hospitality industry for years and his knowledge of Parisian cheese, chocolate and wine was incredible. If you are considering this tour, I highly recommend Neil as your guide, you won’t be disappointed. He took the time to answer all of our questions despite going a bit over time on the tour. What an incredible way to celebrate my 60th birthday! Thanks Neil from Canada ? ?

Darcy T Isabelle is the best!!! This tour, with Isabelle as our guide, was one of my favorite parts of our trip to Paris. Isabelle is both incredibly knowledgeable and personable. She managed to make a diverse group of 8 strangers feel like a community, while also introducing us to amazing shops and food. I now know so much about cheese and still want to learn more (as crazy as it sounds, Isabelle made cheese fascinating). She also did a great job answering all of our questions about living in Paris. I can’t say enough good things. I’ve already recommended this tour to several friends.

Susan J A wonderful experience! This tour was the highlight of our trip to Paris! Our guide, Isabelle, was charming and very knowledgeable. She made the experience delightful and taught us much about wine, cheese, and bread. I highly recommend this wonderful experience to anyone traveling in Paris.

David W East-Saint-Germain By Mouth We had Neil as our tour guide & he did a fantastic job. Very knowledgeable & engaging. He took pictures for us, had answers for all of our questions. Later, he sent a detailed write up to our email about everything we tasted & all the places we went. We also never felt rushed, despite the tour running a little bit long. I think he was just having a good time, as were we. Very friendly guy whom we will seek out again, next time in Paris. Thank you!

RobertaL Superb Cheese Tour! The French Cheese Explosion tour was wonderful! Our guide, Jennifer, was extremely knowledgeable in explaining the different cheeses, regions, process, etc. Jennifer made the information easy to understand, interesting and fun! After visiting a lovely cheese shop, our group sat at a table and sampled so many cheeses while sipping different wines. We could not pick a favorite cheese as they were all so unique and delightful! I can’t think of a better way to spend a few hours in Paris. I highly recommend this tour.

Lori P Marion makes a perfect day! Marion is very charismatic and extends herself to connect with her group members. She is extremely knowledgeable about food and wine and we loved each shop we visited. The final gathering to sample the food, wine, and desserts was perfect. I highly recommend this tour and will sign up for others in the series on future visits.

earlynovemberlove Left Bank Small Group Tour – wonderful, informative tour guide; great selections We took the Left Bank small group tour as one of our first activities on our honeymoon. Marion was our guide, and she was incredible! She was so welcoming, knowledgeable, and casual – it felt like hanging out with a (way cooler than me) friend. Marion was also great at relating to the different personalities and knowledge levels in our small group. She even offered to provide additional recommendations or answer questions during our trip via email! We were staying in the area, so we were looking forward to getting to know some of the best shops nearby to go back to during the honeymoon. It worked out great, because we ended up returning to 4 out of the 5 locations we went to on the tour – some multiple times. My favorite part of the tour was learning more about what makes the products we were trying so good – learning about MOFs and AOP/AOC categorizations for wine and cheese. So cool and informative! This tour was one of my favorite parts of our trip and we will definitely be booking another Paris by Mouth tour when we return to Paris!

david r Highlight of Paris FANTASTIC We did the Marais tour and had such a lovely morning learning about croissants, cheeses, meats, and even a little French history! We have a newfound appreciation for the cheeses and meats. Our guide Matthieu was super knowledgeable, great personality, and a pleasure to be around. Our tour wen t over the time limit and he didn’t rush us at all. This was a highlight of Paris!! Merci!!!

Jim T Fantastic food tour My husband and I, as well as other family members, took the West Saint Germaine food tour with Victorine. What a wonderful experience! Victorine was friendly, enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable about the area, as well as the food and wine that we tasted. The businesses selected were among the best in the Saint Germain area. We sampled excellent cheeses and wines, as well as an amazing, award winning croissant and some of the most delicious chocolates! Paris By Mouth provides an excellent experience and Victorine is one of their best guides.

alissam St Germain Nov tour w/ Neil We had the best time with our fabulous and fun leader Neil. His knowledge and expertise far exceeded our expectations. We did the east St. Germain tour, and the tastings were sublime. The vendors were all extremely gracious. We never felt rushed. It was perfect amount of places, tastings and wine!!!! Highly recommend!

chrissy Fun food and wine tour My friend and I took the West Saint-Germain tour and it was great! Our guide, Neil, was very knowledgeable and engaging. We visited many shops and Neil shared facts and stories along the way. The tour ended at a wine shop where we could enjoy the food tasting with wine. Also, as someone with a gluten intolerance, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to partake in all of the tastings, but Neil was kind enough to bring GF bread for me and check in at various shops if options were available. I highly recommend Paris by Mouth and hope to take another tour one day!

Gower S wine and cheese and more I joined a small group for the North Marais food tour. The boulangerie, fromage, and charcuterie places were all excellent and I went back to them all to enjoy them again before I left Paris. Stephanie was a great guide, and her wine knowledge was fantastique. We had so much fun tasting wine that I had to buy more wine at the shop to keep enjoying there with my tour mates and afterwards for end of day winding down.

Ruth R DELICIOUS AND DELIGHTFUL! A friend and I did the South Marais food tour this past Monday, November 6th with Stephanie. It was top notch , delicious and delightful from start to finish. Stephanie our guide is a Rockstar and incredibly knowledgable , poised and well spoken. She is a very impressive young woman and so very friendly and kind. The part that loved the most aside from the deliciousness and Stephanie was how informative it was. I felt like I truly learned a lot!! This is a must for any food or wine enthusiast in Paris!

Chrissy S Great experience! We had a wonderful tour with Mathieu! He was a wealth of knowledge, and took us to some amazing local places for cheese, chocolate, wine, and croissants!

Marjorie S Tres professional and top notch. We toured Le Marais district with our outstanding guide, Stephanie. Her knowledge in the food & wine area were exceptional. Our exposure to the best croissant, chocolates, patisseries, cheese, bread, and wine were top of the line. The group was small and congenial. The sit down tasting in the small wine store was perfect. Stephanie, was inclusive in asking the participants their likes and dislikes before purchasing any items for the sit down tasting at the end of the tour.

ThorntonBurgess Our favorite experience My friend and I had a lovely trip to Paris recently, and we agreed that our Paris by Mouth tour of the North Marais was the highlight of the trip! Deniz, a Cordon Bleu graduate, was knowledgeable and very personable. She shared insights and stories as she shopped for us at several artisanal establishments, featuring bread, confections, cheese, and charcuterie. Our final stop was a wine shop, where she continued the conversation as she served a sit-down spread accompanied by several wines. Later in the afternoon, she emailed with a recap of everything we had tasted and the places we had stopped. Such a fun, informative, and delicious activity. Highly recommend!

Marta A The best food street experience ever!! Our experience was fantastic. We were in the Latin quarter, the croissants that we tasted there were the best in the world. The cheese store experience was great, we tasted different kinds of them. The guide was very good, so sorry I’m not good with names, but she was very professional. Chocolates and macarons were delicious too. This was my 19th time in Paris and I never had any experience like this. I’m so glad that my husband found it.

Brad B Marion is the best!!!! Marion was the best of the best in our many food tours over the years. She was so outgoing and knowledgeable about the foods and wines. We did the Germain food tour which featured Baguette, Croissants, assorted meats and cheeses and a take home bag of leftover food. What a great experience with Marion and something we will do again.

K Schmick There’s no better way to get to know Paris. My mom and I had such a wonderful time on our tour of the Marais with Faye. She had such fun energy and was so knowledgeable. This was my second tour with Paris by Mouth and it won’t be my last. Thank you so much, Faye!!

elizabeth M Paris by Mouth doesn’t disappoint! Great tour as usual This was actually our second time doing the North Marais food tour and it was just as good as the first time. We appreciate the balance between learning about the foods and taking our time to taste the foods!!! Paris by Mouth doesn’t disappoint.

Benjamin Great Tour – Highly Recommend Stephen was a terrific, engaging and knowledgeable guide. Even our 13 yr old really enjoyed the tour and it exposed her to some great food and history. Highly recommend this as a way to eat and explore your way through Paris. C’est Magnifique!!!

justreviews Paris by Mouth with Deniz was excellent We had such a wonderful time with Deniz from Paris by Mouth. The communication ahead of time was excellent. Paris by mouth was easy to book via email and they stayed in touch. We received an email with a picture of Deniz before hand. Deniz was amazing, she was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. We learned about cheese, bread, chocolate, wine all while receiving a history lesson. The group was small and fun. The food choices were great as was the wine. We also received a follow up email with all the things we had done, notes and a group photo! How fun is that!

carolgNj Wonderful tour We had a wonderful food tour with Andres. He was so knowledgeable… he taught us so much about cheese wine & my fav baguette& croissants He took us to an amazing bakery .. Can’t wait to come back to Paris and choose a different tour

Darcy M From Alaska to Paris Aurélien was a spectacular guide and every stop on the tour was insightful and interesting. Passion can not be faked and Aurélien is full of passion about food and the producers we visited. No question stumped him and I would gladly let him lead us on another tour! Thank you Aurélien and Paris by Mouth.

Heather J 100% worth it! Marion was outstanding! We met Stephen last year when we did the tour and he was fantastic as well. Again, it was a highlight of our trip. Marion has wonderful energy, a vast breadth of knowledge about food and wine and she kept the entire group engaged. She was kind to my senior mother who struggled a bit to keep up with the walking pace and she slowed it down a bit for her while keeping the whole tour on track. We will do this tour every time we come to Paris. It is 100% worth it. Super fun!

Eryn McAuliffe Paris by Mouth Done Well Paris by Mouth was an excellent tour- because of the food we sampled and the historical information given about the area. Our guide Matthew was very informative and fun. I highly recommend this tour.

Mobile34139389871 Delightful afternoon in Marais This is a “must do” if you enjoy food and wine. Faye, our guide, was great-enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating. Would recommend it without hesitation!!!

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in October 2023:

Alexander H A highlight of our visit to Paris, led by a real star Our food tour was amazing. Of course, it’s Paris, so that shouldn’t be a surprise. The food options are wonderful and plentiful. And yet…our expectations were surpassed, and not by just a little bit. Our guide credit the company and her colleagues for teaching her. She was a trained and experienced pastry chef, and we covered bread, chocolate and wine—not just pastry. She told us how they share information (e.g., about the various cheeses they try). But Isabelle was more much than simply the information she learned from her colleagues. She was charming and funny and personable and…well, even more important than that….she clearly thinks about food and a french understanding of food that is quite different than how either of us think about or understand food. That is something much more significant than mere information. And quite wonderfully, she sought to share that thinking with us—with the entire group on the tour. Not just the product of that thinking, but the mode of thinking, trying to put it into words that we—all as it happened, American—could get some understanding of. We would love to be able to dine with Isabelle for a week, just to hear her talk about what was in front of us and how she understood it. As people who love to learn and who love food, our few hours with Isabelle were a real highlight of our trip to Paris. Our tour was well worth every penny and when we return we will be sure to do another Paris by Mouth tour, and very much hope to be lucky enough that it be led by Isabelle.

JosephTRPV Paris by Mouth Tour Jennifer Greco, our guide to the world of cheese was amazing! WE shopped for cheese at Laurent Dubois at 97 Rue Saint Antoine and tated wine at Vinosfera in one of the oldes buildings in Paris at 11 Rue Francis Miron. We tried 10 different cheeses with appropriate wine pairings. A highlight of our trip!

Orla K Highlight of my weekend in a Paris ?? Our guided tour with Stephen was the highlight of my recent weekend in Paris! He was a spectacular food guide and an absolute delight to spend three hours with. His knowledge of history, food, wine cheese and chocolate was just incredible! We kick started our weekend in Paris with the tour and it was the best decision ever with Stephen recommending super restaurants and bars for the duration of our trip. I would recommend anyone visiting Paris to book a tour. The groups are small and it was an absolute treat to sit down at the end and enjoy all the wonderful cheeses, desserts bread & wines he picked up along the way! I will be back and another tour is a definite ?

Camila P Wonderful tour I took the Left Bank tour on October 2023, with Aurelien. Very interesting format, delicious food along the way and knowledgeable/great guide. It is a wonderful way to get to know Paris’ food – either you are a first-time visitor or someone that has been to Paris many times.

Wetravel4food23 We didn’t want it to end!! WOW! What an experience! We booked a tour of West Saint-Germain after a recommendation from a friend. Neil was a fantastic guide and his brain was a fountain of knowledge of history, cheese, wine, chocolates, charcuterie, Paris and more. He was such a delight and really got our group to open up and share in the experience together. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and he made our tour so special and memorable. He provided an extensive list of everything we ate & drank which is so useful for the future. We didn’t want the wine shop & tasting to end! Book your tour asap!

TLD A terrific guide! Isabell was a terrific quiet with a cheeky sense of humor and a deep knowledge of the Montmarte area of Paris. I would definitely go on another tour with her!!

snicos5 Awesome experience We went on the North Marais food tour as we hadn’t spent a lot of time in that area. Mathieu was our guide and he had great information and experience as a “foodie”. Food was fabulous and ending the tour with wine and food samples was so much fun. I have a new appreciation for Parisian food!

GHopeWilson Wonderful! Isabelle was an outstanding host/guide. It was truly a pleasure to tour St Germaine with her, tasting delicious chocolates as well as a the amazing pairing of cheese and wine !

257Karen9 Amazing experience Just had a fabulous tour with Aurélien. In addition to sharing amazing food, he was so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to and he was clearly interested in making sure our experience was a good one. If you like learning about the food in a country and you enjoy walking, I highly recommend this company.

Julie M Best food tour! Our tour with Stephanie was amazing. She was fun, knowledgeable and informative. The tour was one of our favorite parts of the trip. I highly recommend it.

Nikki C South Marais tour with Neil My friend and I did the South Marais food tour on a recent trip to Paris. We saw another group doing the tour a few days before and immediately booked based on the other reviews. Our guide, Neil, was a fountain of knowledge and was really engaging. He knew about the history of the area, the history of the food and everything else we wanted to know. All of the shops we visited were fantastic, but the highlight was the wine shop at the end where we got to sample our cheeses and pastries paired with wine. I highly recommend this tour and especially our guide Neil

LaurieM0 Stellar food tour! Five stars! Excellent bread, charcuterie,wine and chocolate tour in the North Marais today with Faye. We loved the small group size, the information provided by Faye and the food! We had a wonderful time and learned so much. Faye really helped us appreciate Paris. The food we sampled was excellent, from bread to cheese, wine and finishing with chocolates. Loved it! We will definitely book another tour with Paris by Mouth the next time we come to Paris.

Alexandra S Amazing experience! We had a great time with Diane on the South Marais food tour! We learned so much about French food culture and the neighbourhood before sitting down for a tasting of the cheese, wine and dessert that we picked up along the way. There was so much food that we did not need dinner afterwards! You get a really good value for the amount that it costs, totally worth every penny. It was a small group so it was very comfortable and personal and Diane was incredibly kind! I would highly recommend Paris by Mouth and will absolutely do another tour next time I am in Paris!

R4146TEjamesa Wine and cheese in North Marais We really enjoyed our Wine and Cheese tasting tour with Aurelien. He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We learned so much about Paris and the food scene in the few hours we spent. We highly recommend!

jerry Paris by Mouth is the full-meal deal. The tour was carefully curated, informative and informal. Christina was a terrific guide, steeped in the lore of Parisian food and wine culture and eager to share her knowledge and insights. Participants also gain free access to PbM’s Substack newsletter, which includes incredibly useful (and thoughtfully organized) restaurant reviews conducted anonymously by staffers paying full freight for their meals.

jkinglaw Don’t miss! This was one of the most unique experiences we had in Paris. Our guide Neil was excellent–very knowledgeable and engaging. Highly recommend! Written October 23, 2023

Avery E Absolutely Wonderful Food Tour! We had an amazing time on our Paris food tour with Marion! She taught us so much about shopping for charcuterie, cheese, chocolate and wine, and created the most incredible pairings for us to try. It was a wonderful introduction to the city and we learned so much. Marion was so engaging and knowledgeable, and she customized the tour to our preferences while still being sure to introduce flavors and foods we may not have been familiar with.

Sraffman Fantastic tour! This was a fantastic tour! Worth every euro! Andres was fun and we learned so much about artisan food purveyors in the Marais who make the effort to create fabulous food!

Ruth B Savor the Flavor of Cheeses and Wine of Paris Isabelle, our hostess was fantastic. Excellent tour. Bread, cheese, chocolates and wine were exceptional.

Thomas A Great tasting tour of the Left Bank We thoroughly enjoyed our walking and tasting tour of the Left Bank with Christina! We stopped in to several spots for tasty croissants, chocolates, macarons, and then did a wonderful wine and cheese tasting with desert in a local wine shop. Christina was a great guide and teacher! Would definitely recommend this activity if you’re a foodie and enjoy not just the tastes and flavors but a bit of the story and context (and also a nice tour of the neighborhood).

Cath H French food and wine fest Our group did a North Marais tour with Faye this week (October 23). What a great tour! It started at an award-winning bakery before progressing to a chocolatier, charcuterie and then cheese shop, finally ending at a local wine shop where we tasted and talked and learned. While all of us had some experience and knowledge of French food and wine, Faye’s enthusiasm and passion for her presentation was very much appreciated. We all left the tour feeling like we had made new friends and knew more about French food and wine. We all talked enthusiastically about the tour for the rest of the week and gave big thumbs up for all of the restaurants she recommended. Definitely recommended.

Ellen M Take the Tour! Absolutely delightful experience on the North Marais tour with Faye. Wonderful samples of tasty items then savored the wonderful pairings of wine and cheese that Faye had created for us. She is very knowledgeable about both, leading us through the pairings with energy, enthusiasm and humor! A great time!

jayfarwell Great Marais food tour We enjoyed our food tour with Matthieu and our new friends and co-adventurers. Matthieu led us to several shops to experience the sights and smells, and taste, wonderful food by masters of their craft. Croissants, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate and Chardonnay. Matthieu is passionate about food and a good communicator. Highly recommend this tour.

kcc345 Great for culinary pros, foodies, & plain old hungry folks Mathieu was a most insightful & charming host – passionate, pro chef & hobby historian. Great foods & regional context.

Dharma C Paris by Mouth is a must have when visiting Paris! The overall experience was fantastic and Isabelle Auzou was an excellent guide who shared with us her knowledge throughout the great places we visited. The recap email she sent after the tour was excellent!! I will definitely recommend this tour to friends and family. Paris by Mouth experience is a must have when visiting Paris! Thanks, Luis Cuyar & Dharma C Lacén from Puerto Rico

Adventure772456 The MOF of Food Tours! If I could give Marion 10 stars, I would! Marion was a spectacular food guide. She is educated in hospitality, food, and wine and she shares her knowledge with enthusiasm! Marion has an open, gregarious personality that is engaging and entertaining. She opened up our understanding of French food culture by showing us the best of the best in France – a collection of MOF artisans! Meilleur Ouvrier de France (shortened to MOF) is a competition for craftsmen held in France every four years. The winning candidates receive a medal, cash prize, a white jacket with the French flag, and lifetime membership to this elite club. We had the BEST croissant, cheese, chocolate, and wine available in France with lots of education. Marion made our afternoon in Paris unforgettable! Merci!

Mike W Amazing tour with Marion Our West Saint-Germain food tour with Marion was the perfect introduction to Paris and the amazing city’s amazing food, wine, and culture. We loved visiting each of the small shops and learning about what goes into making delicious bread, cheese, and charcuterie. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about French food and wine, as well as what restaurants to visit and which to skip.

Liz C Easily the best food tour in Paris – highly recommend! We did the south Marais food tour and LOVED IT. We’ve now done a handful of food/wine/cheese/pastry/cooking style tours in Paris/France in the last 3 weeks and this one was by far the best, probably because Neil who was our guide was a legend. Very fun, very informative, very interesting and very delicious!! Highly recommend

Brian M Everyone should do this Diane led our tour of the South Marais and she (and the tour) were incredible. We learned a lot about French food and ate a lot of amazing food. 100% worth it. One of our favorite things in Paris.

Steve L A Foodie’s Delight! Victorine did a spectacular job of intertwining her knowledge of food and wine with the history of Le Marais. She curated selections of pastry, cheese, chocolate, and wine making the 3 hour tour a foodie’s dream. We heard about the tour on our local radio station in Philadelphia.

Deb L South Marais tour My husband and I had a wonderful Paris By Mouth tour with Mathieu in south Marais. In addition to the walking tour of the neighborhood and a visit to MOF cheese, sweets and bread shops, we got an historical overview of the neighborhood. The finish of the tour in a small wine shop with samples of a variety of wines and all the goodies we’d collected throughout the afternoon was truly fun. I’d 100 percent recommend it and if ever in Paris again, we’d do another tour.

Barbara R A Great Way to Experience Paris Marion led us on a fascinating and eye-opening tour. We visited shops, tasted samples and finally sat down to devour cheese, charcuterie and wine. Marion is very knowledgeable and thoughtful. She gave us croissants to snack on at the very beginning of the tour while she discussed the itinerary.

bctinsc Wonderful Parisian Experience Of course, when one visits Paris, the food is a main attraction. My adult daughter and I were there for only 4 days and wanted to learn and experience as much as possible in that short time. Our tour of Le Marais with Faye fit the bill perfectly! First, Faye was an absolute delight and quite clearly really knew her stuff! Second, we learned SO MUCH to carry with us on wine and cheese selection, tasted amazing candies, and even tried head cheese (no, she didnt force us, we volunteered)! We enjoyed the small group (there were 7 of us) and the opportunity to explore some really unique Parisian treasures that we otherwise would have missed. So well done! Highly highly recommend!

Stacy F Highly recommend Paris by Mouth Wonderful gourmet walking tour of the Left Bank with our charming and knowledgeable tour guide Aurelien. Only 8 people maximum so easy to hear and interact with the guide. We tasted croissants, chocolate and macarons along the way. Aurelien purchased cheese and desserts along the way which we had in a private wine cellar at the end. Lovely wine pairings. Next time we are in Paris we will definitely experience this fun and informative tour again. Not only did we learn about the production of these foods but also about the history of the neighborhood. Paris by Mouth also sends a free newsletter when you sign up for a tour with extensive restaurant recommendations and tips, if you request it. Highly recommend this tour!!

Susan M Baguettes, cheese, pork, wine, and chocolate equals heavenly This tour was fantastic! We were a group of 8 which was perfect! Our guide Stephen was so informative and we sampled some amazing food and wine.

Belle2501 Delicious way to explore St Germain We did the West Saint-Germain tour with Isabelle and absolutely loved it. She was very knowledgeable about the area and the delicious treats we gathered along the way. We absolutely loved the wine shop and pairing that we did at the end. It was a wonderful afternoon

C Collins Best Food Tour Ever Took the Left Bank Tour and it was absolutely the best food tour I have been on. Our guide, Victorine, was passionate about food and France, and we learned so much over the course of our tour. The wine and cheese pairing is fabulous, as are all of the selections. Highly recommend.

Christy Perfect tasting afternoon. I joined the cheese tour, and it was a perfect afternoon spent. Jennifer knew everything about cheese and introduced the group to the magic and complexities of cheese making- especially for France. Lovely tasting paired with wine.

J S 3 hours of French culinary ecstasy Our guide Christina was an xlnt host, very informative and a delightful tour companion. All of the food and wine selections were outstanding. Highly recommended if you enjoy cheese, bread, chocolate, pastries and wine, or any of the above!

skoolmarm A great way to spend a few hours in Paris We very much enjoyed having Neil as our guide through some of the culinary highlights of West Saint Germain. The tour started and ended one time but was never rushed. It included plenty of time for explanations, questions, and a bit of conversation with other participants and with Neil. The latter was very knowledgeable and a good communicator. His enthusiasm for French food products and producers was obvious. We learned quite a bit, ate and drank plenty and had a good few laughs as well. No tour lasting a couple of hours can be exhaustive, but we got a very good taste of some high-quality food and wine, some insights into the history of the neighborhood, some of the food-producing industries, and regional and national French traditions. Definitely a great way to spend a few hours in Paris.

Bryan L Don’t miss the gems This is a must, otherwise you are missing something on your trip. Hidden places and gems. Great value and a highlight of the trip. It’s great to have local show you around and pro vide exert advice.

paul s Excellent cheese & wine tasting experience Fantastic time with Marion on our Cheese (& wine) Explosion experience! She is very knowledgeable about cheese, food & wine. Besides eating and drinking really delicious cheese& wine, we learned a lot about French cheese. It was the best way to spend an afternoon. The bonus is her cheerful personality and clear passion for the good things in life! Thank you for an excellent time!

Andree F Great food tour! This was a fun and informative tour. A good variety of tasting opportunities. A great way to spend a few hours and get to know Paris a little bit better. We have done two of these tours and they were both excellent – professional, but relaxed and informal.

Salsa1940 Fantastic tours and very informative newsletter. I took both the South Marais tour and the East Saint Germain tour. I would highly recommend both! The tour guides were knowledgeable and fun. It was a great way to kick off my vacation because I learned where to find the best of the best. I also utilized the newsletter which gave great advice and helped me plan my trip before I even got to Paris. I ate at several of the recommended restaurants and was never disappointed.

colin s Paris Food Tour 2023 We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Isabelle was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable, engaging and brought us to venues offering great bread, cheeses, chocolates and wine. Very highly recommend!

Reina R Great afternoon excursion! The tour was wonderful and Mathieu, our tour guide, was excellent. Not only did we learn about (and taste) the cheeses, the chocolate and the wonderful pastries and wine but we learned a lot about the history of the district. I loved the fact that we were a small group and that we were always able to hear and understand everything Mathieu explained to us. Note that the walking is difficult for anyone with bad knees or hips since it is mostly cobblestone (slanted on both sides of a gully). We have come to realize that Paris in general is not for the unfit. p.s The snack in the park was a nice touch.

Elizabeth L Great experience with Jennifer! Jennifer was wonderful! She really knows her cheese and wine. We sampled 10 cheeses and 4 wines, and they were all excellent. Brie in Paris is so much better than French Brie in the US – you owe it to yourself to taste it and learn why.

Kim L Fantastic tour and informative guide! The Paris by Mouth tours were highly recommended by a friend and this tour with Andres in North Marais by far exceeded our expectations. I went with my husband and our 29 year old niece. Andres took us to a Boulangerie, a cheese store, a charcuterie, a chocolate store, and we ended at a wine shop where we sat down to taste various wines while enjoying the foods that he had collected for us from each of our stops. We learned some interesting facts about all of the above and the very cool Marais neighborhood as well. It was a very enjoyable and relaxed 3 1/2 hour tour that Andres put together for us. We look forward to going back and doing one of their other neighborhood tours!

Sue B True food experience We did the North Marais food tour with Isabelle and had a fantastic time. The knowledge that she shared as well as the care and thought put into the selection of food for us to try was excellent. It was also a great end to be able to sample the produce in the wine bar with some lovely wines to match.

Lisa C Must do tour in Paris The best croissant I have ever tasted!!!! So good the family requested that I pick them up again before we left Paris. Marion was so knowledgeable, she took us to top locations and we ate the best that Paris has to offer. Make sure you show up with an empty stomach. The wine pairing were fantastic. Marion went above and beyond in helping us get a dinner reservation for a larger group on very short notice. I highly recommend this tour!

Debbie Lee Wonderful food insights to an amazing collection of vendors in a dynamic area of the Marais What a wonderful morning food tour including secrets on where to dine, a lovely inner courtyard garden for your picnic and clues to past Parisian life from Marais architecture. We all couldn’t believe the richness and depth of flavor of the 5 cheeses we sampled and why that is. Lots of history, and origination of foods from an experienced restauranteur and generous hearted Parisian!

aussiepals Fantastic What an experience. Wow. Our group of 8 were treated to an experience we will not forget. Thank you Deniz. Yum yum yum and wine at the end was absolutely sublime. We learnt so much and Dinez’s knowledge of food was amazing. Thank you.

Climber765147 Fabulous! This was an amazing, informative, and very enjoyable tour and a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Stephanie was a wonderful guide and I was especially thrilled with her extensive knowledge of wines as well as the way she explained everything we tasted. Definitely a 5 star experience!!!!

Nay I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again! A fun foodie walking tour! We did a Paris by Mouth tour 5 years and loved it so much that we did another neighborhood on this trip. Our guide, Marion, was knowledgeable, funny, and welcoming. We’ll definitely plan another walking tour with Paris by Mouth the next time we’re in Paris.

Nancy L This food tour was outstanding!!! Our guide Stephen has real expertise about food, was wonderful to listen to. He shared Our guide Stephen has real expertise about food and shared it in a very generous way. He had a terrific mix of people skills, stories and facts that made everything about the tour come alive. He is also an excellent facilitator and engaged everyone on the tour. This was a top notch experience and I highly recommend it.

Marioncronin Awesome tour with a very knowledgeable guide Just enjoyed a 3 1/2 hour tour of the West Saint-Germain with Neil. He was awesome, so professional, so much information, very organized in explaining the background to the cheese regions, charcuterie elements and wine domains. A relaxed pace, all the shop owners that we visited knew him well, very efficiently done. We ended on the second floor of a quaint wine shop to feast on the items we had picked up along the way. A very enjoyable group of 6 other people. We have also been making great use of the Paris by Mouth recommended restaurants list to book our lunches and dinners – all winners! Thanks to Neil for an excellent afternoon and to Meg for the recs. Highly recommended!

shellyf Great tour guide & Parisian neighborhood. Our tour guide, Andres, was incredibly knowledgeable about the food & the area we visited. (Marais) He was personable and gladly answered all our many questions. We tasted some delicious food including croissants, chocolates, a wonderful array of cheeses, country pate and salamis. We washed the last down with some tasty wines. I strongly recommend this tour & tour guide.

Compass17263512808 Highly Recommend The tour with Deniz in S Marais will remain one of the most positive memories of our time in Paris. Deniz was informative and clever. Her food knowledge and selections were fun and tasty. We got to see a hidden garden and enjoyed our cheese, dessert and wine in a lovely back space of local wine shop. Deniz provided interesting historical context for the food and neighborhood. Highly recommend.

Julze756 Great way to experience French food Had a very interesting and enjoyable afternoon with Aurélien on the North Marais food tour. Lots of very tasty food enjoyed including croissants, baguettes, chocolates,charcuterie selections , cheeses and wines. Aurélien was passionate about French produce and hearing the origins and processes of creating these foods made the whole experience very enjoyable and delicious. Highly recommended.

Terry-and-Dot Superb, simply superb! This was our second food tour with Paris by Mouth. We took the Le Marais tour with Neil about 18 months ago which we thoroughly enjoyed, so we came back for more. This time our guide and advisor was Marion for the West Saint-Germain food tour. We knew the format of what to expect but different cheeses, different chocolates, different wines and the opportunity to explore a new area of Paris, we had a great time. Marion is a great guide, she is so enthusiastic and excited to tell you about what makes France and its food so special. She is very knowledgeable and her selection of cheeses, meats and wines were excellent. I’ll try pretty much anything from a food and drink perspective, but some of the pairings were not what I expected and they all worked perfectly. I highly recommend Paris by Mouth and their food tours. Their guides are just the best. We will be back for more next time we are in Paris! Thank you Marion for a most informative and enjoyable tour.

Alison N Great tour thru East St Germain We had an amazing time with Neil ,our guide exploring East St Germain. Neil was a wealth of info and introduced our group to some of the best food we had during our time in Paris. He was a terrific host! I highly recommend this experience. Thanks Neil for a memorable experience.

Scott M Fantastic tour with Stephanie We did the Paris by Mouth West Saint Germaine tour with Stephanie. She was excellent! The tour was fantastic. Would highly recommend. She was an amazing guide. Well worth it. Fantastic North Marais food tour with Diane Magnifique! Merci beaucoup Diane for a fabulous food tour. I did the North Marais food tour and it was definitely one of the highlights of my Parisian trip. Diane is very pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable and crafted the perfect food itinerary for our group. We sampled the best croissants, fromage, charcuterie and chocolat. Portions were generous and the trip culminated in a very charming wine shop with good food, wine and company. Diane also kindly sent us detailed info afterwards re all the food sampled. I learned so much and my heart and belly were full! I will definitely do another Paris by Mouth tour on my next visit. A wonderful way to spend a Parisian afternoon ?

Sally R North Marais food tour My 14 year old son and I went with Faye on the North Marais food tour, and we loved it! Faye is a delight, and it was a lot of fun.

Alexander T Great experience on the South Marais tour Had a great experience on the South Marais tour with Neil! All of the pastries/bread/cheeses/wines/chocolate were absolutely top-notch, and Neil was a very informative and gregarious guide.

Michael M The South Marais. Wow! Stephanie guided us through the South Marais pointing out pertinent historical spots. We stopped by multiple shops containing breads, pastries, cheeses, chocolates and wine culminating in a sit down feast that couldn’t be beat. The variety of cheeses, wines and sweets were incredible but Stephanie explained everything easily as we gnawed and sipped our way to gastronomy bliss. Also met some lovely like minded folks to share the journey with. Looking forward to the next time.

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in April 2023:

Miranda W The Parisian experience I was hoping for! Our East St Germain food tour was easily one of the highlights of our trip! We had the BEST guide, Isabelle, she was so kind and very pleasant to listen to! She was extremely knowledgeable on French gastronomy, we learned so much! I wish there was an all day food tour with Isabelle, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We would definitely be interested in doing that next time because we enjoyed this one so much haha! Either way- we will absolutely choose Paris By Mouth food tours when we visit again, and would recommend this tour to anyone! I loved the wine tastings at the end, which all paired well with our collection of cheeses and bread! Isabelle gets 10 ?? stars from our group!!!

paulabsimon A foodie must in Paris! This was our 2nd Paris by Mouth food tour. We rarely duplicate an experience when we travel but we had such a great time on our visit in 2017 that we decided to do another tour in a location that we were less familiar with-the North Marais- and it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday. Stephen was a fantastic guide. Among the many stops – an award winning boulangerie where Stephen provided a lesson on how to judge a baguette, a beautiful fromagerie to learn about French cheeses, a stunning chocolate shop. This is a tour for foodies, lasting almost 3.5-4 hours. As a bonus, you get a subscription to the Paris by Mouth newsletter which is an absolute “go-to” for restaurant reviews and recommendations. Can’t say enough positive about Stephen, the food tour or the insights of Paris by Mouth!

Katie G A perfect way to taste a bit of Paris! A tour with Paris by Mouth with Diane R was recommended to me and my friend for our trip to Paris, and it did not disappoint! This tour was a perfect way to spend the morning, learning more about French culture and food, and get the inside scoop on a neighborhood in Paris. Diane planned the perfect tour, stopping at a boulangerie, fromagerie, charcuterie, wine shop (where we got to sit, eat, drink, and enjoy for a couple hours!), and chocolate shop. It was all within about a two block radius – so there was not too much walking involved. Diane was extremely well prepared with everything we would need like hand sanitizer, trays, plates, etc. She called ahead in some locations to ensure we could get the most out of exploring (and eating!). She was so knowledgeable on the food and history. I loved learning about what goes into making “the best croissant in Paris” or the innovation of a fromagerie that ages cheese on site. She tailored the experience and ingredients for our little lunch based on the interests and tastes of everyone on the tour.

If you’re headed to Paris, you should definitely take a tour, especially with Diane! I can’t wait for my next trip to Paris, so I can explore another neighborhood with Paris by Mouth.

Kim87507 Heavenly experience for cheese fanatics My husband and I attended the “Cheese Explosion” experience, and it was excellent. Our guide, Marion, was energetic, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, and had such a fun way to help us better understand the world of cheese. But not just cheese, but how to do pairings with wine, how to arrange a cheese tasting, why raw milk cheeses are superior, and why it makes a difference to go to a fromagerie that also has a cave to ripen the cheeses.

Sophia L High Expectations Exceeded! A MUST DO! My husband and I did the North Marais tour. We’ve traveled quite a bit and done our fair share of tours around the world so we have high expectations – and this exceeded it. It was a perfect combination of timing/pace, information/history and of course FOOD. Our guide was able to not only knowledgeable about what we were eating/drinking, he was able to give the story and history behind each thing. It is a walking tour, but it’s not overwhelming and you do get to sit for the last ~hour for the wine tasting. It was raining during most of our tour and even then our guide was able to adjust to ensure a good experience. If it’s raining, do bring a jacket/umbrella and you’ll be just fine. I honestly wish we had more time to do all of their tours.

kemabu1 Fun in North Marais Faye may be new to Paris by Mouth but she is not new to food and wine. She led our group with a wealth of information and was fun to spend our time with. We literally wanted to bring her around with us the rest of the night!! We enjoyed the stops along the way and learning more about French wine, cheese, meat and chocolate! Unfortunately it will make eating cheese back in the states a sad experience as we can’t get these unpasteurized cheeses! Thoroughly enjoyed by our group ranging in age from 15-71. We were a group of 7 so we ended up with a private tour…. Bonus!!! Thanks PBM and Faye! Now how do I get my hands on one of those PBM bags!!??

Kathleen L The hit of our trip to Paris! Great tour from Christina of the Left Bank. Fantastic information and food. As someone who knows cheese, I was very impressed with the quality of the cheeses Christina selected for us to try. The tasting was held in a wine store cellar — a nice, private space. And the patisserie, the chocolate purveyor, and the boulangerie were of the highest quality. We brought along our teen-aged granddaughter on her first trip to Paris — this was definitely a highlight of our trip. We enjoyed walking through the area. We had previously been on a tour of the Marais with Aurélien, and it was equally fantastic. Paris by Mouth, you are two for two! Thank you.

Phoebe B My favorite thing we did on my first trip to Paris! This was, by far, my favorite activity my friend, Katie, and I did during our first trip to Paris! Diane R. came highly recommended so we knew we wanted to book her for our Paris by Mouth tour of North Marais.

Diane had an amazing day planned for us where we visited a boulangerie, a fromagerie, a chartcuterie, a wine shop, and we finished in a chocolate shop. Diane was extremely prepared – I was very impressed that she had called many of the places ahead of time to place orders which reduced our waiting times. She came prepared with hand sanitizer, trays, napkins, and gave us all plenty of time to take instagram pictures of the food! She made sure to ask each of us what we were interested in learning and tasting and made sure to include that in the tour – a nice personalized touch!

Diane was extremely knowledgeable and I enjoyed learning about the history of France and Paris through the incredible food it has to offer. I HIGHLY recommend this tour and Diane!! Will definitely be coming back (as soon as possible)! Bon appetite!

Annika U The best of the best in Paris The only regret I have about this tour was not planning the tour at the beginning of our trip! We learned so much and the food was amazing! Marion, our guide, was an excellent resource for food and restaurants to try during our stay. Too bad we only had two days left on our trip! I guess we will have to go back. FYI, our family did the Left Bank Tour with our 3 kids, ages 10-17. We all agreed it was one of our favorite experiences of the entire trip. If…no, WHEN we go back, we will absolutely try another tour.

Jason B Delicious and Amazing for the Family This was an incredibly tasty, fun, and informative food and drink adventure! We did the original St Germain tour. It was my wife and me with our two teenagers (15 and 14). We all loved it! Savannah was a fantastic host as was her colleague, Sarah. The tour was just 8 people in total so it made for an intimate experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! This was an incredible way to start our day as the tour was from 10am-1pm. The rest of the day was simply better as a result. We had apple tarts, chocolate, breads, cheeses, wines and more. Absolutely delightful!!

Samantha C West Saint Germain food tour exceeded our expectations! We did the food tour of West Saint Germain and what a delight it was! Amber’s knowledge of the history and food is incredible. We learned about baguettes, croissants, chocolates, many cheeses, charcuterie, chefs and wine. The tour was a great way to intimately know a region in Paris and we enjoyed it so much that we returned on our the next day to explore further on our own. Amber followed up after the tour with an email which summarized our afternoon including everything we had sampled. We highly recommend Amber and look forward to returning to Paris to take another one of the tours by Paris by Mouth!

CHERIEParisFrance Your mouth will be happy! A great way to enjoy your time in Paris. Our guide, Mathieu, showed us some amazing places. The foods on the tour were top notch: breads, charcuterie, cheeses, chocolates and wine. Tres, tres Bon!

Lindsey S Fantastic food and wine My son and I loved our food and wine tour expertly led by Deniz. Fantastic food, history, drink – all delivered with so much passion and love for Paris. The South of Marais tour includes very interesting history and is a charming neighborhood not to be missed but is way better with an expert guide. Come hungry as all these bites add up! We loved this tour and highly recommend it for those who love gourmet food, history, and trying new things.

Oksana B Paris food with Diane was a Five Star experience This really made our trip to Paris. We always do food tours, but this is exceptional and unique. Diane was a phenomenal host for our learning trip through the Left Bank. Getting to better understand the Paris food culture really was a wonderful experience. All the foods were amazing and eating together in a beautiful wine cellar continued the learning, the deliciousness, and hospitality! Highly recommend, it is not to be missed!

Elizabeth M SO. MUCH. FUN. We felt like we struck pay dirt when two spots opened up on the sold-out French Cheese tour! Jennifer is incredibly knowledgeable about cheese (of course!), but also wine and food and chocolate and … Although we’ve been to Paris many times, we’ve never taken a food tour; it gave us a new appreciation for the dedication to the cheese-making craft in France and we loved having now some ‘insider’ info. Thanks to Jenn and Paris By Mouth for such a beautiful experience.

Thomas M If you like French food and wine… The interaction between Diane and all of the guests was fantastic and made the tour enjoyable and memorable. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the company and left with our stomachs full. Definitely a “do not miss” tour for a great afternoon!

pam Perfect Food Tour – for adults and family We LOOOVED our food tour with Neil —- we took our 16 year old twin girls and were joined by 4 other people and enjoyed this SO much! Neil was clearly incredibly knowledgeable about the food and wine in Paris and took us to such great spots for cheese, bread, sweets and delicious wine. Neil made the tour enjoyable for all of us and would highly recommend this tour for food lovers who also want to see Paris and learn some of the history and facts about Paris food!!

Lauren K Food Lover’s Rejoice By far the highlight of our time in Paris, as informative as it was delicious! Marion was FANTASTIC! So much fun, so knowledgeable and ready and willing to share that knowledge – her background in hospitality was evident from the moment we did round-robin introductions. And then there’s the food, OMG the food! I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention that our initial tour in North Marais was impacted with protests and Paris by Mouth was exceptionally communicative and as flexible as possible in helping us change our tour at the last minute. Overall a fantastic experience that I would do again and again (if only I could be in Paris all the time!)

Daniel G Great Afternoon It was a perfect way to spend late morning and lunch. Marie did a great job giving us the back stories on the places we visited. The food was amazing and the company delightful. We would highly recommend this tour. As a side note, we tried on the restaurant recommendations and it was probably our favorite meal this trip.

Anne I What a blast! We had the best time on our tour with Marion. She is knowledgeable, friendly, funny and adorable. Our 13 and 16 year old boys had a great time as well. I recommend this to anyone traveling to Paris.

Krista S Delightful tour We had the most amazing tour with Stephen yesterday. His knowledge of the food and wine scene in the region was incredibly educational and his bright personality made the tour extra special. Definitely take advantage of this gem of a tour next time in Paris!

kriselis An amazing tour and taste of Paris We took the North Marais tour with Andres and it was definitely the highlight of our trip to Paris. My husband is still talking about how this was the best day of our trip because of the food tour. We started off with a boulangerie, stopped by a chocolate shop, and ended with a wine, cheese, and meat sit down meal. We were both so full but we were able to take some leftovers with us. Everything was top notch and highly rated. We learned so much about food and wine from Andres who was an absolute expert. This food tour is a must do while in Paris.

Carolyn H Learning with Lynn! April 23, 2023, thoroughly enjoyed the West Saint Germain, Paris by mouth food tour with Lynn! She was an excellent guide and provided wonderful and educational information on chocolate, breads, pastries, cheeses, and of course wine. This is my second tour with the company and I would definitely do it again and recommend to All. Cheese and wine for breakfast is not a bad way to start your day. Thank you, Lynn.

Michelle Marion’s Left Bank Tour was AMAZING!! We had the best time w Marion’s food and wine tour on the Left Bank. The best croissant. The best baguette and cheeses. Beautiful pastries and chocolates. And delicious wine. It was all perfect. My college age son even gave rave reviews! Marion was so informed, gracious and warm. We highly recommend this food tour to orient yourselves to French wine and cheese. And Marion even helped us w our dinner reservations! Thank you Paris by Mouth, we will tell everyone about this amazing experience!!

Discover35539904919 Fun and delicious West St. Germain tour Enjoyed an excellent tasting tour-the guide Isabelle was so informative and good-natured. We went to five wonderful shops, all of which I would return to, and ended up at a lovely wine store where we went upstairs and shared delicious bread, cheese, charcuterie, wine, chocolate and pastries while Isabelle explained everything. So much fun-highly recommend.

Catherine T Tours for foodies Love these food tours. I did a back to back tour of the Left Bank and North Marais, luckily with Aurélien who was really knowledgeable on the food, history and local information. It was a nice combination of walking, talking about food and later on sitting down for wine. We had bread, cheese, pate, charcuterie and pastries. The tour was well curated, offering the best of the neighborhood. The storytelling was awesome, felt like you’re talking to a food nerd friend. Later on we got a very detailed email on what we’ve eaten. Will definitely go back again and tour the other areas.

Kendall E Yummy tour! Be ready to learn and eat! We had a wonderful tour lead by Christina! She was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic, which made us feel welcomed and engaged during the entire tour! By the end, we were full and very happy to have experienced the left bank food tour!

Denise N The WOW experience We enjoyed the North Side tour with Marion. It was fantastic. I think I had the best croissant ever, we leaned about the different cheeses, chocolates and wine. We also went to a special bakery where they only serve a themed pastry for that day, our day was French pastry with a Japanese flare. Everything was incredible. That being said Marion is the one that brought it all to life. Her passion, knowledge and zest for life created an extraordinary experience. She made learning fun and really created a magical moment for us. I highly recommend taking this tour. Super fun!

Megan S The Best Way to Eat Your Way Through Paris! We had the best time on the South Marais tour where we ate our weight in baguettes, cheese, chocolate, and pâtissière. Everything we had was divine and meeting the proprietors and learning more about each gave us a deeper appreciation for Parisian food culture. Stephan, our guide, was an Irishman who’d lived and cooked in Paris for 29 years. He was both knowledgeable and loads of fun. We didn’t stop laughing (or eating) the entire tour. Stephan, if you host Dublin pub crawls, count us in! All you want to do in Paris is eat anyway, and this is the best way to do it. Highly recommend!

Stephanie p Amazing Food Tour Marion was amazing tour guide! So knowledgeable about wine, cheese, Paris, pastries, you name it! We learned so much from her and we enjoyed some amazing food and wine. The Left Bank Tour was definitely one of the highlights of our Paris trip. Marions’s amazing energy and expertise made the whole experience wonderful.

tony g. Small Food Mongers of Marais Par Excellence We did the Marais South tour with the very charming and impressively knowledgeable foodie Irishman Steven.It could not have been better. Wonderful choices of artisan cheese, pastry and chocolate vendors and Steven taught us things about cheese in particular which opened our eyes to the incredibly diverse flavors inherent in raw milk cheeses( All 5 kinds) , pastries and traditional baguettes, with small histories of the area thrown in. Our end of tour sit down tasting was in a cave below a wine shop in an older Paris building, quite cozy and atmospheric. As seasoned lifelong world travelers with considerable touring experiences we can be critical however Steven gets only praise for a relaxing and educational experience we will not forget . I better appreciate fine cheese. Thank you Steven.

David K Marais Cheese Explosion — A+++ The Marais Cheese Explosion tour was the highlight of our week in Paris. Our host Marion took us on a gastronomic tour of france pairing 10 cheeses with four perfect wines. Marion was the most genial, informed, and lovely host we could imagine. Her bright and bubbly personality was the perfect complement to her knowledge fo the food and wine she presented us. Five stars!

Barbara C Yummy Tour! Aurelien was simply marvelous! He was charming, knowledgeable and provided wonderful follow up of our tour. We would do again!

Marie L Left Bank Food Tour: Exquisite The Left Bank food tour with Marion was excellent. Her passion for highlighting the best France offers is palpable. I learned so much from this food tour, thanks to Marion: how to shop a cheese store, how to read the labels, MOF designations, and the list goes on….I will definitely share Paris by Mouth with any of my colleagues/friends that find themselves in Paris. Exquisite.

Charles G Yummy Paris Food Tour We had a delicious and informative tour of traditional Paris breads, chocolates, wine, etc. our engaging and delightful guide Marion was delightful, articulate, and knowledgeable. If you want to know how informed Parisians eat and drink miss this tour. Wonderful!

dianeecw French Cheese Explosion—Do It! My husband and I went on the French Cheese Explosion tour with Marion Caves. We highly recommend this tour. The cheeses and wine pairings were terrific. Marion is very knowledgeable and made the entire experience lots of fun. We will definitely take another tour with Paris By Mouth. (Also, the list of restaurants via their blog is great in identifying local finds.)

Kate B Foodie Alert Our guide Savannah and her co-host were one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. We started with warm croissants, she took us along as she shopped our picnic which was then held in a very cool wine cellar. We had a small group so very easy to ask questions. I will definitely take another tour with this company.

Alex M A must do activity for foodies visiting Paris! Visiting and walking around North Marais was an unforgettable experience. Not to mention the food was delicious! We learned so much about the cuisine and got to try so much food I would have never otherwise been able to order myself. Diane was our tour guide and she was kind, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. The group was small enough that it didn’t feel intimidating at all. This was one of the highlights of our trip!

ilana m Fabulous experience Our tour guide Neil was amazing. He was excellent with my children and was extremely patient and flexible with their needs. He was knowledgeable in the area and followed up with a detailed email where we had been. I highly recommend him and this tour company and will be hiring them again.

Gretel H A Must Do Experience We booked a Left Bank Food Tour with Marion and it was one of our favorite experiences on our trip to Paris. We had 4 kids with us, varying in ages from 11-15 and adults (8 in total). One was gluten-free. Marion worked with our group to make sure everyone enjoyed all aspects of the food we tried. My only regret was booking the trip on our last day in Paris, so that we did not have time to revisit some of the places we went on our tour. I can’t say enough about this experience–it was so special for everyone.

2centsSanFrancisco Amazing food tour Great walking, eating, & wine tasting tour! Our family of 3, including our 13 year old, all loved this tour. Our guide, Aurelien, was very knowledgeable, fun, & engaging. Highly recommend!

Renee S North Marais with Stephen Stephen was a fantastic guide and not only showed us many hidden gems in the North Marais neighborhood but also taught us so much about food culture in France. My favorite thing was the map he used to show us, as we tasted each wine and cheese, what part of France it came from. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Barbara L An amazing Experience! This was an amazing food tour. Our guide Deniz was incredible. She was extremely knowledgeable about food and wine and made this tour so enjoyable! We took the South Marais tour, the neighborhood is so fun and the food and wine was amazing! Cannot recommend this tour and guide highly enough !

Jordan B Fantastic! We had the best time! Diane was so knowledgeable and made it a great tour. I also took my 6 year old daughter – always a bit of a risk 🙂 but she had a great time, too. This was a highlight of our trip!

rebecca b THE BEST! AMAZING! Even better than expected. Jennifer was friendly and thorough, and it was a great tour. We tasted 4 wines and 11 cheeses!!! Highly recommend.

howdybonjour Super fun and informative tour Had a super time with this small group tour. Our guide Neil took great care of us… was knowledgeable and fun! I’ve been to Paris many times and taken quite a few food tours but still learned a lot and just had a really enjoyable afternoon. One tip: be prepared for the weather! I hadn’t realized how much of the tour would be outside talking and walking (probably should have, didn’t read carefully).

Kabradle Highly recommend Paris by Mouth tour We had such a lovely experience on our tour of the Left Bank. Diane’s expertise and warm demeanor made the experience feel less like a tour and more like experience the area with a friend of a friend. I’d highly recommend Paris by Mouth to anyone who enjoys food!

JBond214 Get a taste of the local experience Awesome tour, highly recommended! Great local guides. Nice to go in the neighborhoods where you might not otherwise go and sample all the best local treats!

Our Food and Wine Tour of the Left Bank, with our guide, Marion, was amazing! Marion brought energy and excitement to the tour. The food selections were out of this world. It was a great learning and tasting experience.

My friend and I took your French wine and it was amazing ! Paris is always a good idea and we think it would be good to book another one when we come again to Paris !

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIPADVISOR in February 2023:

Highly recommend Our tour of East St. Germaine was a highlight of our Paris trip. Jennifer was a wonderful guide – extremely knowledgeable and fun to spend time with, taking us on the perfect blend of stops with wonderful tastes and stories along the way (although nothing could beat the bakery where we started)! We would absolutely do another PBM tour again on our next trip. — Tasting Paris Visiting museums and important sightseeing spots is certainly important in Paris. Also tasting and delighting in all that Paris offers is truly a must! No one better than your guide from Paris by Mouth tours. Aurelien was so knowledgeable and enjoyable. Because of him, we ate the most delicious bread and croissants , cheeses and chocolates and fruit pates. Ended our tour in a wine shop. A fabulous experience ! Matthieu, a future guide added to the fun! — Delicious way to learn I did the Left Bank tour during a short stay in Paris and it was fantastic! Isabelle, our tour guide, shared great info about the different foods and makers. The group size was small and everyone really enjoyed the day. The pace was easygoing, but we covered a lot of territory. Capping the day off with a tasting of cheese, wine, and desserts in a very old wine cellar was a great way to end the tour. Highly recommend! — You don’t know that a macaron is until you try the one in this tour! Absolutely heavenly!! We did the Left Bank Small Group Tour last Wednesday, February 15. We had an absolutely fantastic experience. This was, by far, the best food tour I have had in my life. The quality of the products/places we visited, the pace, and the variety were just the best of the best. We learned a lot in the most relaxed, delicious, and fun way. Having Marion as our guide was like winning the food tour guide lottery. She really is the best! She is personable, funny, and knows so much!! We absolutely loved this tour and will definitely do other tours with Paris by Mouth when we come back to Paris. Thank you Marion and Paris by Mouth! Mirtha and Steve. — Definitely Recommend! We had such a wonderful time on our tour of North Le Marais today. Marion was an amazing guide to the food of an amazing city. The food and wine was carefully curated and Marion was an expert on both. She tells great stories and made the tour upbeat and interesting. She also makes suggestions for restaurants in other parts of Paris. Great day! — One of the best Paris experiences! The Paris by Mouth tour in a north Marais was a top experience for our trip! Our tour was led by Diane who was so congenial, kind, and knowledgeable. We were lucky to have an intimate tour of five. Diane allowed the tour to become more of a conversation vs a lecture and we were able to learn so much about our neighborhood purveyors and their crafts alongside the French traditions and way of enjoying food. This tour will become a top recommendation for me to my friends. The price may seem like a lot at first glance, but it is incredibly worth it! I was told to book the food tour both early in my trip and in the neighborhood where I was staying to get to know the area we’d be calling home. This was fabulous advice and I hope others do the same. Also just an FYI- my mother joined us and she has limited mobility/endurance due to a current cancer treatment. She was able to participate and do the walking part with no issue. — Fully Satisfied! I found this tour company through Tripadvisor and have nothing but great things to say! Our Left Bank food tour with Neil was excellent – even according to my husband who was initially sceptical that a guided tour would be worth the time and cost. Neil was knowledgable and personable and available even after the tour for dining and other food suggestions! The food on the tour was also so good – we ended up going back to the bakery 2 more times during our stay for the amazing pastries and croissants. I would absolutely recommend this tour. We found Paris by Mouth over on instagram as well and ended up subscribing for restaurant recommendations and were wowed by every place we ate at during our stay – exactly the type of meals we were hoping for and much better than most of the random places we found on our own. We were 100% not let down by any of their suggestions! — Delicious way to learn I did the Left Bank tour during a short stay in Paris and it was fantastic! Isabelle, our tour guide, shared great info about the different foods and makers. The group size was small and everyone really enjoyed the day. The pace was easygoing, but we covered a lot of territory. Capping the day off with a tasting of cheese, wine, and desserts in a very old wine cellar was a great way to end the tour. Highly recommend! — Eating our way through the South Marais A friend and I did the South Marais tour with Marion this week. It was my second Paris by Mouth tour, and Denise’s third. Marion is thoroughly knowledgeable and perfectly delightful, as well! Although we’ve been staying in the Marais when visiting Paris for more than 6 years, we were introduced to places we didn’t know … but to which we will now be happy to return! These food tours are a great way to immerse yourself in Paris through the medium of food and wine … what’s not to like? I’d recommend these tours to anyone who likes to eat and drink, and Marion is a keeper! — Yum! We took the Marais tour with Isabelle. It was fantastic. She was a great group leader who put everyone at ease and had a deep knowledge of the subject matter, having worked in fine dining. The formula for these trips (croissant, cheese, pastry, chocolate, wine) is delightful. Can’t wait to do another! — Outstanding Jennifer, our guide was warm, friendly, personable, knowledgeable and funny! A great personality and very knowledgeable based on her personal and professional background. 15 stars out of 10…. Take the tour!!!! — Best Tour Ever A highlight of our Paris trip was our Paris by mouth tour/tasting of the best spots for bread, chocolates, cheese, and wine in Paris. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Jennifer was so knowledgeable (food and history), kind, and anticipatory. She immediately greeted us and welcomed us with a smile and friendly hello in English which was a little refreshing since feeling like an outsider trying to keep up with your French. The tour has the perfect timing. Just when you are getting chilly you are back inside learning again. The perfect amount of stops shopping for your goods before you arrive at – what feels like a secret wine cave – the wine shop that has a basement table and comfy chairs. We spread out and kicked back and enjoyed the yummy finds. Everything we ate and drank was delicious and selected perfectly for us. Wonderful assortment. We had great conversation over our yummy bites. It felt like we were hanging out with friends. We would have never known to go to the local spots on the tour. Felt like an insider. I loved the secret garden we had our pastries in. Was a great way to explore Paris. Overall 10/10 would highly recommend including this your in your Paris itinerary. Will be back!! — Thank you Marion! Thanks to Marion we had the most fantastic day in Paris on the North Le Marais tour. Her energy and knowledge was outstanding. We learned so much and really appreciated her attention to detail. So friendly, so fun, was absolutely the best part of our Paris trip! Thank you Marion! — An informative and enjoyable tour Thank you Aurelian for such an informative and enjoyable time! We tasted some delicious cheeses, meats, bread, chocolate and champagne. — French Cheese Explosion Tour with Jennifer Jennifer was the perfect tour guide for the French Cheese Explosion Tour. She was knowledgeable and passionate about French cheese, and wine, and more. We learned a great deal and had a wonderful time – my husband and I were thrilled with the experience, and it was a delight to see our young adult sons enjoying the event as well. It was a highlight of a very special week in Paris – thanks again to Jennifer!

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in January 2023:

Great tour A very informative and enjoyable tour, our guide Neil was knowledgeable and approachable and very kindly supplied an extra treat of champagne as we were in Paris for an important birthday. The food was delicious and we now have some excellent places to revisit in future trips to Paris. — Paris by Mouth is Fantastic Our family of four went on a Paris by Mouth tour of East Saint Germain with Neil in January 2023. Neil was a fabulous guide with amazing information about the neighborhood and the food. Everything we ate and drank was absolutely delicious! We learned a lot and had a GREAT time! We would highly recommend Paris by Mouth! — Perfect introduction to food in Paris We were lucky enough to score a Left Bank food tour with Marion on a chilly January Day in Paris.It was our first full day of a one week stay and it was the perfect orientation for the week. It was fun, educational, delicious, and inspiring. If you want to laugh a lot, taste a lot, and learn a lot, take one of these tours. Marion is fabulous. — Enrichment to both the mind and the tummy! We had Marion today who gave us a wonderful experience. As it turned out, there was only a very small amount of walking to do. While our stops were at what were seemingly ordinary places, Marion brought to life the significance of each of those places with interesting historical accounts and background information. Marion was very well versed in French cuisine, in particular, wine and cheese. I learned so much about these cultural gems of France and felt intellectually enriched. The yummy food on the way was a bonus. I would recommend this tour to anyone who likes food and wine, not just gastronomic connoisseurs and buffs as Marion made everything very accessible and fun. Thanks Marion, vous étés merveilleuse !!! — Great way to try delicious new food, explore new places, and learn about food and wine We had Marion for our tour guide and we had a fabulous time! She is so knowledgeable about everything we tried- the bread, croissants, cheeses, wines, pastries, and chocolates. The Latin Quarter was also such a cool place to explore while trying new things. This tour was recommended to me and I would definitely recommend it to anyone coming to Paris. — Perfect way to start your visit in Paris Marion was a supremely knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging tour guide. We enjoyed her vast culinary knowledge as well as her sense of humor and willingness to offer recommendations both during and after the tour. — Paris with a local Marion and the Paris by Mouth tour were sensational! The experience was like meeting an old friend you haven’t seen in months, hitting up the best local spots for bread, cheese, chocolate and wine followed by a relaxed gathering in a cellar to remanence about the days of old. Marion was knowledgeable, informative, entertaining and had a clever name for everyone, whiskey boy!!! I highly recommend this tour! — Left Bank Food Tour with Amazing Guide Marion The Left Bank food tour was amazing. Our guide Marion was so knowledgeable, warm and fun – she even gave us restaurant recommendations for later in our trip. She took us around the area to some awesome spots before we finished the tour with a wine and cheese tasting. It was our favorite activity on our 6 day trip to Paris and would highly recommend this food tour! — Aurélien was a terrific guide! Aurélien was an excellent guide for our Left Bank food tour. We were the only two people on our small group tour, so it was effectively private. Aurélien tailored the tour to our interests and was highly knowledgeable. The highlight was definitely the wine and cheese tasting. I would certainly recommend a tour with Paris by Mouth. Their website and Substack are also great sources of restaurant reviews and recommendations. — Very enjoyable, highly recommended! The tour and tasting experience was highly enjoyable, and Aurélien is a top-notch guide and host! It was great to not only sample various delicacies from local shops (including the best croissant in Paris, from Isabelle’s), but also to get a bit of a neighborhood tour on the Left Bank. As for the tasting lunch itself, the wines and cheeses were all superb. I’ve already recommended Paris but Mouth to other friends who will be traveling to Paris soon. — Well worth doing! We had a great tour with Aurèlien. Croissants, cheese, chocolate, pastries and wine! In addition, Aurèlien gave us a bit of the history of the area. There were 4 of us and we were joined by 4 others. Really nice group! Highly recommend this tour. — A wonderful food tour in the North Marais! I took the North Marais Tour in September 2022 with Amber and absolutely loved it! Amber was so knowledgeable and I felt as if I were on a tour with a friend. I loved that we had a small group and we were able to sit down at a table after visiting several shops and truly enjoy the samples Amber chose for us — with some amazing wines, of course — and leave feeing full and happy, but not overly so. It was a delightful tour and I would do another one again without question! — Day in Marias Oui Oui! My 21 year old daughter and I had the most delightful tour yesterday in Marais with Stephen. I recommend this tour highly! Who knew there were five kinds of cheese made in France and that I should look for “traditional” baguettes! Thank you again wonderful day. — A great foodie walking tour We did the South Marias food tour in mid December with Jennifer and it was fantastic. Jennifer was knowledgeable and really friendly, and the tour was interesting, generous and DELICIOUS! What a great way to find some of the genuine and ‘real’ spots in Paris, and to have some fun along the way. — Best tour – as if a friend took you around the city and shared favorites with you Wonderful food tour led by Diane. Learned about the neighborhood, its culture and people. Diane was very knowledgeable, friendly and answered all of our questions. Felt like a friend was taking us around her neighborhood. Got to eat some delicious breads, cheese, charcuterie and sweets — all enjoyed with fantastic wine. Our group was also so joyous and fun. — Awesome experience! Myself and my 12 year old daughter participated in a tour and I could not recommend it highly enough! We both thought it was so much fun. Our guide Deniz was incredibly knowledge, so fun and we were so impressed! Highly recommend!

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in December 2022: I’m visiting from NYC and am a food enthusiast and also have many friends in the industry. Our guide Isabelle, was very knowledgeable, and also did a great job at making everyone feel included and making the experience approachable. I have been on very mediocre food tours in Paris and would definitely seek out Paris Bu Mouth again. — The perfect food tour! I could do this cheese tour a hundred times and I would never tire of it. Jennifer was so knowledgeable and personable. I wouldn’t hesitate booking other tours with Paris By Mouth in the future. Thank you so much, Jennifer! — Expert guide of the best in class Marion provided four couples (all of us unknown to one another) a delicious education in the best of Paris. The best croissant, amazing cheese, wine, baguette, and chocolate. All the finest places to visit in the 6th Arrondissement. She was friendly, engaging and funny — just the best experience we could ask for. Thank you Marion! — This is worth it for sure!!! Neil was a fabulous tour guide,, lots of fun and easy going!!! We learned a lot and would highly recommend this tour. You learn about various foods in Paris , places to eat and more. Neil is someone you want to have for dinner, a great person and easy going!!! — Perfect tour of the Marais Marion was bright, inquisitive of our needs, cheerful, and everything you’d want in a guide. The food to her in the Marais was simply sublime. I tasted the best caramel, cheese, croissant, and terrine. — Highlight of Paris Trip! Was in Paris visiting my daughter, who’s studying abroad, and heard this was a good tour from a friend. It turned out to have been the highlight of the whole trip! The food and wine was delicious, but it was our tour guide, Marion, who made the experience unforgettable. She is super knowledgeable and funny and entertaining! If you book this tour, ask for Marion, you definitely won’t regret it. — What a great way to spend the afternoon! What a wonderful evening on the Left Bank of Paris, 14/12/22! We were a group of eight, I was traveling solo, and we got to experience baguettes, cheese, chocolates, pastries, and wine. Each shop we visited was award winning. We gathered food from each location and ended our evening in the wine cellar of a wine shop. We had tastings of the cheeses and the three wines and enjoyed our pastries. The wine discussion was so helpful. I wish I had taken notes! When I return to Paris, I know I will take another tour. Marion, thank you so much for a beautiful tour! — AMAZING experience! We had the BEST time on our Paris By Mouth tour! Our guide, Marian, was AMAZING. She was knowledgeable, attentive, and FUN and her passion and enthusiasm were completely infections. We learned SO much! The small group was great – we got to know each other a bit and it was easy to hear and learn about wine, cheese, and bread in Paris. We’ll be back! — What a great way to spend the afternoon! What a wonderful evening on the Left Bank of Paris, 14/12/22! We were a group of eight, I was traveling solo, and we got to experience baguettes, cheese, chocolates, pastries, and wine. Each shop we visited was award winning. We gathered food from each location and ended our evening in the wine cellar of a wine shop. We had tastings of the cheeses and the three wines and enjoyed our pastries. The wine discussion was so helpful. I wish I had taken notes! —- Inspiring and delicious This was an amazing experience. Very knowledgeable guide, great stories and lots to learn. The food was great and the atmosphere and company even better. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Paris. — Awesome experience! Myself and my 12 year old daughter participated in a tour and I could not recommend it highly enough! We both thought it was so much fun. Our guide Deniz was incredibly knowledge, so fun and we were so impressed! Highly recommend! — Expert knowledge of French pastries, cheese and wine! My wife and I have been to Paris before and have done food tours in other cities but Neil with Paris by Mouth was definitely one of the best. His knowledge of the Latin Quarter and the traditional breads, croissants, wines and cheeses is exceptional. We tasted a wonderful selection of all four during our tour! What a great way to experience this charming part of Paris. — A unique experience every time My boyfriend and I visited Paris over a long weekend this month. I had done the Paris By Mouth tour before and the only one available was the exact same option (Left Bank) that I had done before. We chose to do it anyway, hoping for a similar but different experience, and it did not disappoint. We were the only two in Neil’s group, which was lucky! He did a great job customizing the experience for the two of us. He was curious about us but also very knowledgeable about Paris having lived there for several years. I love that this tour ends in a wine tasting with cheese pairing because I am interested in both (of course) and learned even more than I did last time. We bought a half-case from the wine shop to check-in on our way back to Chicago. Highly recommend doing this tour, even if you’ve done it before! I’m not sure if she’s still with the company, but my cousin and I had Amber last time and loved it all the same. — Terrific Left Bank food tour My wife and I attended a Left Bank food tour in December of 2022. It was exactly what we were hoping: educational and delicious. High standards for the good while casual for the experience. Isabelle was impressively knowledgeable, very personable. Highly recommended. — Highly Recommend Paris By Mouth Our family had a lot of fun with Neil on our left bank food tour. He selected delicious baguettes, croissants, chocolates, pastries, and wines for us to enjoy and educated us about the history and origin of each type of food as well as about the shops, shop owners, and left bank neighborhood. We left knowing far more than when we started and most importantly, had a ton of fun along the way. — A Delicious way to spend the morning Jennifer was really knowledgeable about cheese, pastry, chocolate, and wine. Her portions were generous (we could have shared everything!) and we had so much fun trying new places in a neighborhood we know. We spent more than the allotted time together, and she was generous enough to let us enjoy the tour. I would absolutely do another tour with Jennifer, and I highly recommend her! — Great Experience I did the left bank tour with Marion, who was a phenomenal host. She showed us around the various spots for bread, cheese, chocolate, and wine. I learned so much from Marion more about what goes into the quality of making these products. Marion was so sweet and answered all of our questions. We also got other recommendations for other food places in Paris as well. Highly recommend booking this tour to learn more about food and wine in Paris! — A must for all cheese lovers! I cannot rave enough about Jennifer and the Cheese Explosion tour with Paris by Mouth! We tasted 11 different cheeses paired with wine and bread. I learned so much about each type of cheese, reaized that I have never had real goat cheese before and learned that yes, cows can be divas (in a good way). This was more than just tasting cheese – this was a total cheese imersion tour! Highly recommend and will do this tour again on my return to Paris! —- West Saint Germain tour with Diane Can’t say enough about this tour and our guide Diane. We have done other Paris by Mouth tours and this is our hands down favorite. We started with a small art tour of the Beaupassage which was a nice touch as Diane wove in bread and croissants, followed by incredible chocolates, pastry and the best cheeses I have ever had. Highly recommend! —- A must in Paris Wonderful tour! Our guide, Stephen was truly knowledgeable and very friendly. We walked and stopped in boulangeries, patisserie, chocolate shops, cheese and charcuterie specialties and also a small butcher shop, all in west st germain. We learned a lot! We also ate sooo much good stuff.The tour ends in a wine shop where we were seated and offered different kinds of wines, cheeses, in very generous amounts.I am celiac and Stephen brought gluten free bread for me. I was pleasantly surprised to see how professionally and seriously handled the whole experience is. Congratulations to paris by mouth. Don’t hesitate to book your tour —- Absolutely worth it – a great way to get to know Paris / France and its food We loved our East Saint Germain tour with Stephen. He was so knowledgeable about the food and the city. His background in cooking and his love of great food was clear. Everyone was welcomed. The foods we tasted were fantastic! Would highly recommend. —- What could be better? I had a wonderful Left Bank cheese, bread, pastry, chocolate and wine extravaganza with Stephen on the cold afternoon of December 16, 2022. In an unusual and mysterious turn of events, my scheduled compatriots did not show up, and my tour turned into a private one, allowing me to ask, and have answered, my thousands of questions. Stephen is a chef with experience in many other aspects of the food and wine world too, and was very knowledgeable, patient and tons of fun. While the odd turn of events I experienced is extremely unlikely to happen to you, I have no doubt you’d have the same great time with him in a group. The tour is not inexpensive, but it was very much worth it — portions were generous and certainly on the afternoon schedule, the tour easily passes for an early dinner. — Excellent tour in the latin quarter Marion was a delightful and knowledgeable guide through the Latin Quarter. We sampled the best cheese, croissants, bagettes, cheeses , pastries, chocolate and wine. Marion made food/wine in Paris come to life. I would definitely take another tour with this group. — Trip Highlight Our tour of North Marais with Deniz was one of the highlights of our trip—it was fun, educational, and absolutely delicious. The restaurant recommendations we received prior to our trip and during our tour helped us make the most of our time in Paris. Very much look forward to touring a new neighborhood on our next trip!

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in November 2022: — Excellent in every way — do it! So much fun, and so delicious — we enjoyed every minute of the Left Bank tour. Marion, our super friendly and knowledgeable guide, led our small group to numerous local spots that were consistently inspiring. In about 3 hours, I enjoyed more delicious baked goods, cheese, and wine (and learned more about them) than days of solo exploring would ever have yielded.

Pro tip: arrive hungry. I’m hungry right now just thinking about it! We’ll definitely return for another tour in the future. — A must do! What a great way to get to know Paris, le Marais and so many nice things to know and to taste. Andres was a wonderful guide, enthousiastique about wine, food and neighborhood. We had a great time! — Expert knowledge of French pastries, cheese and wine! My wife and I have been to Paris before and have done food tours in other cities but Neil with Paris by Mouth was definitely one of the best. His knowledge of the Latin Quarter and the traditional breads, croissants, wines and cheeses is exceptional. We tasted a wonderful selection of all four during our tour! What a great way to experience this charming part of Paris. — Best Food Tour Ever Having done several food tours before, and even many with Paris by Mouth, the West Saint Germain tour is my favorite. Diane, our favorite guide of them all, was thoughtful with her food and wine choices to create an unparalleled experience. Her knowledge of wine in particular was impressive and the way she walked us through the wines was so easy to understand. So much learning in such a short amount of time delivered in a fun and low-key way. — Inspiring and delicious This was an amazing experience. Very knowledgeable guide, great stories and lots to learn. The food was great and the atmosphere and company even better. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Paris. — Tasty Paris Isabelle was so pleasant to lead this tour. So knowledgeable and easy to follow. Choosings were great and such a fun time. — Emily Guided Us to Deliciousness with Context Wow! Emily’s knowledge is encyclopedic and her down-to-earth, friendly manner came through in all she did. She was polite, engaging and knew how to make each of us feel a part of all we learned together. We have two teenagers whom she made feel welcome and included. We learned so much about Paris—from how she came to be here to its wine history to how the neighborhoods and their shop owners connect. We had choices in what we tried, did a little walking and enjoyed a seated tasting that was delicious. Thank you, Emily! — Excellent experience. Marion was great! An excellent food tour. I had a great expeRience with Marion as my guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about all things food in Paris. And, showed us the best of the best (Meilleur Ouvrier de France or MOFs) places. I’ll definitely be sending my friends and family your way when they visit Paris. Overall, great vibes and very happy to have done this tour with Marion. — C’était parfait! We had a fantastic South Marais tasting tour with Neil. Neil was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating to our family of ten that included grandparents in their 70s and the 4 children in our group ages 11-15. The shops we visited were lovely, the food and drink delicious and we all enjoyed ourselves and learned so much about the area and the food, especially the cheeses we tried. Neil was so personable and added on an ice cream shop stop to the tour which was such a treat. One of the highlights of our trip! — Educational and delicious! Wonderful small group tour led by the amazing Marion! Her knowledge was extensive and she worked hard to make sure everyone was engaged and included. Sadly, she has ruined me forever for pasteurized cheese. It is just not as good as raw milk cheese!! Thank you, Marion! — First time in Paris Paris by Mouth was absolutely fantastic we went to five different locations, all we excellent. We ended with a wine tasting that was also very well done. Our guide Neil was the best. If you visit Paris these guys are a must do. — Best guide and experience! I had a wonderful day learning about bread, cheese, pastry and wine in Paris with a fantastic guide Neil! He was very knowledgeable and fun. I learned about best food spots in Paris and plus fantastic wine! I highly recommend this tour and guide Neil! — Amazing food and wine experience We had a tour of north Marais today with Marion…what a wonderful experience…she was amazing, so gregarious and engaging…so knowledgeable about food and wine…I loved the blind taste tests…what a great way to really think about what you’re tasting..thanks so much Marion for the amazing afternoon of food and wine! — Excellence at its finest! Marion was amazing today. This sets an all new bar for us. We’ve don’t about 10 food tours in the past and this was by far, superior to all others. Our tour guide was super upbeat, energetic and knowledgeable. Which is exactly what we needed. Our entire group was sooo Happy with this experience. And we would 100% do this tour again! Thank you Marion! — One of the best experiences in France! What an amazing experience! Fun, lively, educational and delicious. Marion gave us the most wonderful tour of the N Marais. She is a highly educated and great tour guide that was one of our best experiences in all of France. Cannot recommend Paris By Mouth and Marion enough! Already planning our return trip to include additional tours with Marion. Thanks! — Relaxing tour with lots of new food and drink discoveries We had a nice afternoon on a private tour with Neil – we learned a lot not only about food, but also about Paris as a city. Neil was very good at explaining things and also tailored the tour to our taste (like we didn’t really want sweets, so there was just a short stop etc.). Overall, this is almost a must, if you want to go to discover how people really eat in Paris 🙂 — Left bank food tour with Marion My husband and I (in our young 30s) went on the Left Bank food tour with our guide Marion and LOVED our experience. I would consider myself an advanced foodie (I am well-versed at french cuisine and have been to many gourmet food tours all over the world) and would put this tour up there as one of the best. Marion was warm, entertaining and extremely knowledgable, and the places that they chose to take us were exquisite. Marion’s passion for the food and wine we were enjoying was infectious; she was even sweet enough to give us many personalized recommendations for the rest of our visit to Paris. The tour ran from 3pm – around 6pm, and we ended up cancelling our dinner reservation after because we were so full! Highly recommend for a fun afternoon for any foodies. — Lovely food and wine tour of Paris We did the small group Left Bank tour and had Marois as our guide. Marois was passionate and so knowledgeable about both food and wine. The tour takes up to 3 different VOF (award winning best of the best) establishments and covers croissants, baguettes traditonelle, chocolate, cheese and more cheese and of course wine. Our group was lovely from all over the globe. A wonderful way to spend a late afternoon/evening in Paris. — Paris By Mouth South Marais Small Group Tour My husband and I spent a week in Paris and our South Marais Tour with Marion was so fun. Marion has the perfect personality and knows how to please her guests. We learned so much about the neighborhood, shops and the cheese and wine we tried. One of our best days for sure. Book your tour now! — Deniz is a superb guide Deniz was a superb guide to the North Marais tour. She was knowledgable and quite keen to share her knowledge and answer every question of our food-obsessed tour members. It was a wonderful experience, very much a worthwhile use of our tourist time and the food was spectacular. — I want more French wine, French cheese and another tour with Marion! Marion and the South Marais Tour were exceptional! From start to finish we had an amazing experience with Marion and our other new friends. So many laughs and an abundance of great information that left you wanting more …and we definitely have all acquired a taste for the MOF perfection and “happy cow” cheeses and those exquisite wines! Concluding the tour in the “Wine Cave” was perfection! We have numerous friends heading to Paris in the near future and we have already told them all that this is a MUST. — Neil is the best! Neil was the best guide you could imagine. He was was not only a great tour guide with all of the food and area knowledge but so friendly and personable, all of us on the tour loved him immediately. We could not have had anyone better! Thank you Neil for making us feel welcome in Paris and for sharing your extensive knowledge with us. We loved the tour! — A highlight of our trip to Paris My husband and I recently went on the South Marais tour with Marion and it was great!! We visited a chocolate shop, cheese shop, pastry shop and finished at a wine shop where we sat down as a group and tasted everything. Marion was so friendly and obviously very knowledgeable. I highly recommend! If you do an afternoon tour, you will not need dinner. — Experience Paris Neighborhoods Like a Local For travelers looking to experience Paris neighborhoods like a local, this is a DO NOT MISS experience! Marion was a phenomenal hostess in the Marais and maneuvered locations and selections with comfort and ease. We visited 5 shops, ending at the Marche Des Rouge Enfants to enjoy wine, cheese, bread and charcuterie. What an intimate and unique experience. A small group of 5 enjoying Parisian tastes while hearing their history and the local perspectives made for a truly immersive afternoon and evening. Definitely come hungry/thirsty and don’t make plans for dinner if you choose an afternoon tour! — Oui, cheese, wine and chocolate! Marion, our very knowledgeable guide, showed us the best of the South Marais district. Not only does she know her “stuff” she created a fun and friendly environment which allowed us to get to know each other and ask questions. I highly recommend a Paris By Mouth Tour and, if you’re lucky, you’ll get Marion! — South marais tour We booked the South Marais food tour with Stephanie. This was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Each stop was better than the last and Stephanie had an incredible amount of food and history knowledge that made the tour so fun and enlightening. This is a special experience and we couldn’t recommend more. — West St Germain – Don’t miss out We did the brand new West St Germain tour with Isabelle and it was the best food tour I’ve experienced. Roaming the streets of St Germain stopping to sample baked goods and decadent chocolates? End it with a food and wine tasting? Absolutely great way to spend the day. Highly recommend. Isabelle was engaging and professional. Her descriptions of the different cheeses and wines really made for a great experience. — Amazing cheese selections, great value, awesome host! My wife and I recently took the French Cheese Explosion tour with Jennifer and could not recommend it more highly! Jennifer was incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the subject, and selected a wide range of incredible cheeses for us to try. There was a wonderful walk from our meeting place to a cheese shop then to our tasting room, which was in a beautiful wine cellar. We had a few delicious wines along with the tasting as well. Just an absolutely delicious afternoon.

Can’t say enough good things about these folks. I had inquired about a tour ahead of a date being available, and as soon as they opened up a date, they emailed me to let me know. The website/newsletter is fantastic as well. Can’t wait to get back and book another tour! — Fantastic Foodie Adventure My friend and I took a Left Bank Food Tour with Marion and really loved it. Marion is a true foodie, and her background, knowledge, and enthusiasm for food in Paris really enhanced the experience. She provided so much useful information about how to taste and appreciate the food that we were eating and to help us find flavors we like in the future by knowing the various categorizations of cheese and regions of wine in France. — A tour four real foodies, can’t say enough great things Paris by Mouth leads the best food tours I have ever come across in all of my travels throughout the world. I recently did my second tour with Paris by Mouth on the left bank. My first tour with Paris by Mouth was 7 years ago. Both were excellent tours. My tour guide Marion was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about French cuisine having worked in the food and hospitality industry herself for many years. We tasted the best Paris had to offer in terms of bread, cheese, pastry, chocolate, and wine. This is a tour for real foodies as many of the other individuals on our tour were either chefs or food writers back in their home countries. Can’t recommend this group enough. I am already looking forward to the next time I get to enjoy another Paris by Mouth tour. — Fantastic! Our guide Deniz was awesome! The pace of the tour was great. The variety of foods was great. Deniz’s knowledge of all the foods was incredible. Just an overall great experience! — Loved Diane’s Tour experience! Diane was awesome!! We had an amazing experience filled of delicious food, education and personalized attention. Would recommend!! — Paris Food Tour with Marion This was a fabulous tour! Marion our guide was well versed in wines, cheese, chocolates and sweet treats. She is very personable and obviously loves what she does. I would highly recommend this tour in the St Germain area of Paris. — North Marais Food Tour We took the North Marais Food Tour as part of our trip to Paris in early October. Our tour guide was Marion. Marion was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide who provided an exceptional amount of insight on the some of foods of France (baguette, croissant, chocolates, sausage & pate). After visiting a number of shops our tour ended at a Marais Wine cellar where our group was able to enjoy a selection of different wines along with items picked up along the way from the various shops that we had visited. While we we did other tours during our stay, this one was the best. Based on our experience, I would recommend any of the tours being offered by the Paris by Mouth company and if Marion is representative of the guides, you will definitely be taken care of. — Fabulous Food Tour Fabulous food tour guides by Isabelle. Highly recommend. Extremely knowledgeable and very enjoyable. She made the tour fun and enjoyable. — Extrordinary Day in the Marais! Our guide, Neil was superb! Such a delightful & informative morning filled with delicious foods & wine. Definitely, a must when visiting Paris. MERCI! — Left Bank Tour We did the Left Bank Food Tour with Aurelien as our host. It was absolutely one of our favorite parts of our trip! He was very knowledgeable and engaging, not only about food and wine, but historical sights and points of interest we walked past. My senior parents were treated with great care, as they can’t walk as fast as some of the group…they’re in great shape, but were well taken care of throughout the tour, without being made to feel as if they were holding the tour back. We would definitely do this tour again, as well as try some other Paris By Mouth tours. If you’re planning a trip, I highly recommend subscribing to their emails for tips on great reatsurants, as well! I went with my sister and our parents, no young children…but family with young children or with teens is the only option closest to my experience and the review forces a choice. I do think teens that are intereated in food would enjoy it. Not sure if young children would do that well… — A Must-Do in Paris Paris by Mouth never disappoints. They know Paris food and purveyors. Stephen was a fantastic guide. His background in history and food is very impressive – especially chocolate and cheese! This is a must do in Paris. Worth every penny! — North Marais Tour This was a fabulous way to spend a few hours being educated, having fun & being fed extremely well. Being part of a small group makes it much more enjoyable & Andres was warm, inclusive of us all & overflowing with information. — Paris by Mouth is a blast Super fun tour last week in North Marais with Marion. Such a perfect combo of information and learning and delicious yummy food and wine – we had the best time. Marion is super upbeat, perfect English, really fun and funny. — A Paris Highlight This was our second time doing a tour with Paris By Mouth, and it was even better than the first time. The South Marais tour with Diane was excellent! Diane’s food background gave us some great insight to our food and wine tastings. We loved it, and we’ll definitely do another tour the next time we’re in Paris. — A lovely introduction to Paris We thought Diane was delightful and the tour was well paced and comprehensive. We would recommend Paris by Mouth as an accompaniment to any Paris visit. — Sensuous food and drink —tastebud explosion—with Stephen, a superb guide! We had such an extraordinary experience in France and Stephen of Paris by Mouth was a big part of it!

Merci beaucoup for the wonderful ways Stephen gathered us and educated us and uplifted us and yes, treated us to exceptional French food. “The trinity of the table!” Ouais—-cheese, wine, bread. Plus ice cream, pastry and chocolate!

Stephen’s laid-back, friendly style plus enormously qualified background made for such a fun and relaxing way to experience the heart of France, its food, its protected elements. There was a reverence about it that has stayed with me, thanks to Stephen.

Experiencing all of this with people from around the world, plus our very dear friends Steph and Tom from Cape Cod, made for the ultimate high. And breaking bread and toasting in an ancient wine cellar? Over-the-top!

What a gift the email of resources Stephen sent each of us after our tour! Now we can look for these fine cheeses and wines and continue the French tradition here in Virginia and for Steph and Tom, in Massachusetts.

When in Paris, you must do Paris By Mouth! Make reservations well in advance so you get a slot. Groups are limited to eight. There are a number of different tours. We did the one in Marais. I’m sure they’re all spectacular! — Paris by Mouth = best part of my trip! On a week-long girls trip to Paris, escaping the normal day-to-day of work life, mom life, all that…. Paris By Mouth was *easily* the highlight of an already amazing trip. We did the South Marais tour with Stephanie. Our group was really fun and cohesive, the places we visited to were top notch (and have the stats to back them up), and Stephanie was sooooo knowledgeable and engaging. What a true gem! I would recommend this to anyone who is visiting France and is interested in food and local culture. — Super Special Paris Food Experience! Had an amazing experience with Diane on the South Marais Paris Food tour. Diane was so knowledgable about Paris and about food. I learned a ton, ate amazingly delicious food, drank fabulous wine, and had an incredibly special and fun experience. Highly recommend! — 11 stars out of 10 Diane was such a great tour guide – very informational while still being fun! We got a little bit of everything, and you could really tell she knew her stuff. The food was amazing, and the pace was set wonderfully. We walked around the Left Bank, listening as Diane pointed out interesting historical tidbits, and other places that might interest us based on what she had gathered. It was a very easy, free-flowing group, and I would highly recommend it to anyone still questioning! Taking a food tour in Paris is unparalleled. — Fun and Educational! This tour was recommend by some friends and SO worth it! We had Diane for the left bank tour. She was really an incredible guide and led us on a culinary experience. Not only was the food incredible but we learned so much. This will make us better travels next time we come to Paris. A MUST for anyone coming traveling through Paris! — North Marais Food extravaganza! As a travel advisor I have been sending clients on tours with PBM for the last 7 years…as a traveler I could not wait to go on MY first tour! The North Marais tour was delicious and informative. Diane not only told us about the food but the culture of French food—-just because you sell bread doesn’t make you a boulangerie. You’ll learn that and more:) Merci Diane for your warmth & expertise. I can’t wait to do another tour!! — Great introduction to the flavors of Paris! I was gifted a tour for my birthday and couldn’t wait for the experience. It was nice to have the option of neighborhood and even meat/no meat tours. Our East Saint Germain tour was led by Diane who was friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and the food items we saw along the way. The timing and flow of the tour worked for all of us – stops at stores were enough to learn and buy, and the walking between stops was not difficult or long. I liked the format of Diane buying items along the way, then sitting around a table to taste and discuss at the end. I highly recommend a Paris by Mouth tour for an introduction to Paris and the flavors that are unique to France. Diane is a fantastic guide and I would sign up for her tour again! — Interesting and Fun We had a very enjoyable time with guide Marion. She was delightful and knowledgeable. We learned a lot and shared many laughs with our group. The food and wine was delicious. —

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in October 2022: — Why you come to Paris to eat Our second food tour with this company. Excellent! We loved the North Marais food tour we took with Melanie 3 years ago, and we loved our West Saint Germain food tour this week. Stephen was very knowledgeable and charming, and we tasted the best Paris has to offer in baked goods, pastry, cheese, meat, chocolate and even champagne. We were so full after our 10:30 tour and leisurely tasting, that we skipped supper that night. Then returned to the shops the next day to sample some more! Other food tours do not compare in quality and expertise of guides. Yes, it is expensive but you eat what you paid for 🙂 — Enjoy the best of Paris food shops in 3 hours The Paris Left Bank food tour was a great experience for anyone who wants to learn about (and sample) authentic high quality French offerings. Our group was led by Diane R who gave us a lot of background on each shop, food items sourcing, how they are made, even etiquette during the shop visits! She followed up by sending a detailed email with names of the 5 shops, names and contents of the 7 cheeses in case we wanted to return on our own. The tour included samples of chocolates and ended with 3 bottles of wine shared in front of the shop. Diane did behind the scenes work to purchase some items ahead of the tour in order to fit this into a 3-hour tour length. All participants were fully satisfied by the quantity and quality of food. We kept talking about it for several days afterward. Also the tours are easy to fit into your schedule and can be booked on a weekend. If we get a chance to visit again it would be fun to take one of the other Paris by Mouth tours to see more of Paris! — Dizzyingly delicious and fun with the effervescent Marion This was a beautiful experience for me, a cheese and chocolate LOVER from Portland Oregon and brand new to France. Marion was a perfect guide, effervescent with energy and generous with her knowledge and love for the finest foods in Paris. She is adorably enthusiastic and very experienced for her age. The tastes are still fresh in my memory because they were among the most heady and dizzyingly wonderful flavors I’ve experienced in my life. WELL WORTH the price and only 3 hours long. — The best food tour I’ve taken–EVER!! Our food tour of the North Marais district of Paris was the highlight of our two weeks in Europe. Our guide, Aurelien, was not only knowledgeable but entertaining. If I could have booked this tour twice while in Paris, I would have. Highly recommended. — Your best bet for a Paris food tour! Amber is a joy to experience Paris food with. She visited the #1 Boulangerie in Paris (won the awards and supplier to Macron). We learned about croissants, baguettes and more…but the tastings incredible! Moves on to the most impressive chocolatier…just do it.

But the fun really started after visiting the charcuterie and cheese shops. All of them were at the top of their trades. She then sat us down in a special wine shop to put the bread, cheeses and charcuterie together with wine. The food was great, but Amber makes it all come alive. Don’t miss one of these tours when in Paris! — Stroll the Marais with your most knowledgeable culinary friend! Wonderful! Andre was a fantastic guide for our North Marais tour. It felt like a (very knowledgeable) friend was sharing their favorite neighborhood spots, all while providing a richness of history and context to the incredible food we enjoyed. Do this early in your trip so you can return to your favorite places throughout your stay. — Stephen is a real expert and fun! Had the food and wine tour with Stephen a week ago. It was sooo worth it. He has a great style to explain what we were shopping for, the difference in the types of bread, cheese, meat, wine and pastries. It was the perfect amount of time and food and wine tasting. Would highly recommend to anyone (who can drink wine of course). Andy – Chicago IL — Wonderful Experience! Delightful tour! My family group of 8 recently took the Left Bank tour with Deniz and thoroughly enjoyed it. Deniz was informative, witty, and fun and tailored the tour to our interests. We learned so much and used the information when selecting food for the rest of our trip. Highly recommended! — Foodie’s delight along the left bank Truly the highlight of our trip to Paris. We did the left bank tour lead by Marion in mid September and we were astounded by how knowledgable she was about all the different shops that we stopped by. She had infectious energy, and it didn’t hurt that every bite that we had seemed better than the last! Will be recommending Paris by Mouth and Marion to all of my friends heading to Paris. — To see the city’s food scene up close PBM and Jennifer are excellent. Jennifer is the queen of cheese and a host of other things including wine chocolate and bread. We did her tour 2 days in a row last week and while we covered some of the same topics in 2 different parts of the city she was very fun and knowledgeable. And we ate and drank some great items. Highly recommend the tour. — Delicious tour in North Marais We had such a fun and delicious tour with Marie in North Marais. She was is knowledgeable and helped us gain a greater appreciation for the beautiful food culture of Paris. Great to do on your first day in Paris so you can use the tips throughout your trip. — We learned so much! More than worth the money, this walking tour of E. St. Germain was a highlight of our 3 weeks in Paris. Neil kept us informed and interested the entire afternoon and evening. So much attention to detail at each stop along the way made us feel competent to shop on our own. — The best Parisian Food tour! Paris by mouth came recommended from a coworker who recently had the pleasure of doing one of the food tours and I must say I am very glad I took her recommendation! Marion was a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable and very passionate about all things food! She made this tour of 8 strangers a fun and exciting experience that I wouldn’t hesitate to do again ( in another neighborhood). If you want a food tour that covers all the essentials of eating like a Parisian then look no further! — 10/10 recommend this tour and our guide Isabelle! WOW! So glad we did this on our first day in Paris, as it gave us an appreciation for how rich and complex Paris’s food heritage is.

We were blown away by our guide Isabelle. She has mind-boggling depth-of-expertise in everything – cheese, wine, pastries, you name it. Her passion for food is energizing and made the tour a TON of fun. She is also so sweet and welcoming – cannot say enough positive things about Isabelle. — A superb experience! Marion was a fantastic tour guide! She was smart, fun, knowledgeable and personable. The cheeses were amazing, the wine just superb and the fine desserts were amazing!! Finally, ending the tour in the historic wine cave was just spectacular!! I would recommend Marion to anyone coming to Paris who wants to really learn about wine, cheese and fine desserts. Fantastic afternoon!!! — Terrific exclusive experience! Neil is a fantastic guide! He really created a sense of fun mixed with history and great food. Our group was a mix of ages and nationalities but we came together for cheese…and chocolate…and wine! — High praise for an awesome tour I take this tour every time I come to Paris because I always learn something new and find wonderful new food places. This visit was no exception. Our guide, Marion, was amazingly friendly, energetic, enthusiastic, and very attentive to our wishes. She picked excellent places and made excellent choices for our tasting. Delicious bread, cheese, pastries from two shops, chocolates, etc. made for a yummy trip. We ended with a wonderful wine tasting in a beautiful, authentic wine cave in one of the oldest parts of the city. I sing high praises for this tour which is always a revelation and a real treat! — Fantastic experience I loved the St Germain tour with Stephen so much that I had to book a second tour, last minute, in the Marais with Stephanie! The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. I learned so much about French food and wine, and got to taste fantastic examples of cheese, desserts, and wine. I highly recommend Paris By Mouth and would have taken more tours if I had the opportunity. — Yum and fun Isabel was a delightful guide and an utterly enjoyable person. We had a relaxed pace at bakery, chocolate shop, meat market, cheese store as well as the wine store where we paired the purchases with whites and reds. Just the right blend of information and discovery, walking and talking and enjoying. Food quality was fantastic and Isabel let us make some of the choices. Totally recommend — Informative and Delicious Food Tour in South Marais Out of the two weeks I’ve spent in France this has to be the best highlight. Quick note before I begin, be ready to walk (nothing extreme but just have good shoes as you will cover a lot of ground). I went on the South Marais tour with Neil. He was ready on time and remembered I had mentioned a peanut allergy and helped me navigate this through each location. After getting our small and manageable group introduced we hit the ground running! It felt like we did it all: cheese tasting, wine tasting, cheese store, chocolate shop, dessert shop, bakery, and more! Neil was an excellent guide; he was knowledgeable and funny and shared so much information. This tour was everything it promised and more, it’s worth every penny. I’ll be joining you guys again when I return to Paris. — South Marais tour – first class We experienced the South Marais tour today with Aurelien and Denise, it was fabulous, Aurelien was an amazing guide, his knowledge was awesome, and we learnt so much about food, wine, history all weaved into one fascinating fabric. His choice of wine and cheese and the pair was flawless. We highly recommend this tour. We are doing the Saint-Germain one in the next few days and are excited about it. This is the best way to learn and experience the gastronomy of the area along with history. — Just lovely, on so many levels! We try to experience a food tour in every city we visit… you learn the neighborhood, culture, and culinary customs/delights! This is the second tour that we’ve booked with Paris by Mouth and both were outstanding! Marion as well as Isabelle were passionate about the food and their city…And their knowledge base and personalities were amazing, sooooooo much fun! — A must do!! If I could give this tour more stars I would! I was afraid it would be boring and tourist, it was anything but. With only six people the tour was easily managed. Guide Marion was personable and incredibly knowledgeable We learned a lot, and went to places we would never have been to. Will absolutely do it again when in Paris. — East St. Germain food tour — just great in every way We generally shy away from guided tours and sightseeing, preferring instead to stroll about at our own pace and stop when we see something interesting. But this tour was so well reviewed that we thought we would give it a shot and I’m very glad we did! Isabelle, our tour guide, was immediately so friendly and personable and knowledgeable without being commanding at all. It felt like she had the latitude to make choices about what to buy and share with us, depending on what looked best that day and what was special, and I loved that personal touch. The small group size is really smart; we ended up having great side conversations with everyone in our diverse group and it was one of the best aspects of the tour. Every stop was a gem. — Outstanding In Paris with my wife for a week, celebrating our 50th anniversary. The Paris by Mouth tasting tour in East Saint-Germain was a real highlight of our trip, exceeding already-high expectations. Stephen was superb, providing interesting insights into not only bread, pastries, wine and chocolate that we tasted at wonderful establishments, but also the uniqueness of France. The highlight was sitting at a table in a small wine shop sampling various cheeses and wines. With 4 couples, the group was not too large or small, and it was fun for us to interact with each other as well as with Stephen. Great experience! — Go on this tour Stephanie was so great! It was such a fun tour. Very informative and the wine @the end was the best! — Great time, great knowledge, great food in the Marais Today we did the South Marais Food Tour that focused on wine, cheese, bread and pastries. Check, check and check! Our guide, Marion, was friendly, warm, patient with my mediocre French, fluent in English, and very, very knowledgeable. I mean, she had a deep understanding of how to choose cheese, tricks for pairing wine and cheese, explaining regional differences across France, and even recommending a few places to try that we didn’t visit.

We went to a delicious chocalatier, a cheese monger, a bakery, an absolutely decadent pastry shop and finished in a wine cave. I enjoyed our last PBM food tour a few years ago and this far exceeded that. We went with my in laws (in their early 70s) and Marion was excellent in making everyone feel welcome and part of the experience. We walked a bit, but the last hour was mostly seated and a relaxed education in the wine cave.

If I had a chance, I’d book another tour with her on this trip it was that good. We do these at least once per vacation and I’d put this at the top of my list. Marion was just perfect. Wonderful time. — A wonderful foodie walk! My husband and I did a tour of the North Marais. Our guide was Andres and he was wonderful, very informative and responsive to the needs of everyone in our group. We loved every stop on the tour which included a local boulangerie, chocolatier, charcuterie, fromagerie and wine store. A highlight was the the Marché des Enfants Rouges, which we spent more time enjoying after our tour. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in exploring this beautiful area of Paris, loves a short walk, and wants to learn about some of the delicious Parisian food. — Great tour! Left us smarter and full of great food and excitement about the Marais district of Paris. Very impressed with the great delivery of knowledge, guidance and enthusiasm from our guide Stephanie!!!! — Thoroughly enjoyable tour We spent several days in Paris and booked a Paris by Mouth tour at the recommendation of a family member who had taken a tour. We took a number of tours while in Paris and this was by far the highlight of the trip. Aurélien was our guide and was informative, engaging and enjoyable to spend time with. The stops we made and the food we learned about and tasted were all amazing. I’d highly recommend the trip for anyone looking for a great way to immerse yourself in a Paris experience. — Absolutely wonderful! Marion was wonderful! This tour is a must do when in Paris! We enjoyed wandering the streets and learning about some of the best Parisian food! Marion is very knowledgable, personable and a genuine joy to spend the day with! We did the south Marais tour and loved it! I can say enough good things about this tour! — An intimate exposure to the role of food in Paris culture. This is a fantastic way to get an insight into the importance of food in the Paris’ psyche and also a lovely way to see parts of the city you might not otherwise experience. Andres is a perfect guide/host, he is tailor made for this role and has intimate knowledge of the subject matter, possesses a wonderful and gentle disposition, a great command of the English language and is genuinely warm in his approach. We will do this exercise with friends when we attend for the Rugby World Cup next year and will definitely ask for Andres to be out host again. — Fantastic Tour; Worth Every Penny What can I say except WOW! Neil showed us the goods and gave us the lowdown of the South Marias. Not too many people within the tour and we learned so much. Neil was personable, highly engaging and very funny. I couldn’t believe how intimate the wine and cheese tasting was. Just take the tour. It’s great. — North Marais with Diane – Fantastic Tour! While this wasn’t my first time to France, it was my first time to Paris and taking a Paris by Mouth tour was an absolutely fantastic experience! The small group size (our group was 5!) makes for a really intimate tour where the guide can really cater the experience to your particular group. — We opted for the North Marais tour, and our group was led by Diane who was stellar! Diane mentioned growing up in an area near where some of us in the group were from, in addition to the North Marais area being the area in which she lived, so the tour really felt like having a very casual stroll about the area with an old friend who also happened to be a food expert! Diane really took the time to discuss the cultural significance in the preparation of certain foods, the history behind awards, and the best way to order cuts of cheeses and meats so that we would have the ability and confidence to order from other shops during our trip. And! At the end of our trip Diane sent us all an email recapping every place we had visited, and everything we had ordered to snack on, because after that wine there was no way I was going to remember! 🙂 I highly recommend not only taking a food tour with Paris by Mouth, but the North Marais tour with Diane specifically! You won’t regret it and you’ll have a wonderful P.S. skip the Munster cheese. It stinks! 😉 — Taste of the Left Bank with Neil. We did the Taste of the Left Bank tour with Neil. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour from tasting awarding winning croissants, cheese and chocolates to the history of the St. Germain neighborhood. Neil was a great tour guide. He was funny, knowledgable and very engaging. We loved that our group size was only 8 people. Ending the tour in a small wine shop “cave/cellar” for our wine pairing and cheese tasting was the perfect ending. — A must-do on your next Paris vacation! Our Paris food tour in the North Marais neighborhood, given by Andres, was exceptional! The food was outstanding and Andres is a gem! His knowledge of cheese, bread, wine and chocolate boggles the mind. And the food- wow! Croissants, charcuteries, pastry, wine, cheese. Thank you Andres for making our Paris trip so memorable! — What a delight! What a fabulous afternoon. Marion blew our minds and taste buds with the most excellent tour of the Marais. We enjoyed every bite and morsel of delicious food and stimulating information. After shopping in the neighborhood the wine cave was the perfect place to take it all in. A treat and a delight! — Terrific food tour in St. Germain Our food tour in the St. Germain area was a pure delight. Neil was personable, knowledgeable, and interesting. He was well-prepared and planned, so when one of the shops had posted a sign announcing an unscheduled closure on our afternoon, Neil barely blinked and led us to another chocolatier down the block. The “substitute” shop was so amazing and interesting, it was hard to believe the original could have been better. Neil did a great job creating an inclusive atmosphere during our 3+ hours, so we got to know one another a little. So, our sit-down tasting at the end was a comfortable time with friendly acquaintances. Neil followed up almost right away with a summary of where we had gone, and information about each of the cheeses and wines we had had. Well worth the time and money! — Food Tour-Exceeded Expectation! My wife and I took the left bank tour expecting samples of “this is what you eat in Paris” but it was so much more. Marion was our guide and she was perfect-just the right mix of fun and lightheartedness as well as knowledge and in-depth learning. We walked away knowing what stores to look for, what foods to seek and how to hold and intelligent conversation with the store. Thanks to Marion we started as my wife, myself and six strangers and ended up nine friends. I can’t say enough. We hope to be back next year — Taste of the Left Bank with Deniz My friends and I joined the left bank tour with Deniz and it was absolutely amazing. She is not only knowledgeable on food but also on wine and champagne. We really enjoyed our time with Deniz learning, tasting, laughing and enjoying each others company. This tour is a must do while in Paris. — Great experience, totally worth it especially if you love cheese Neil did an awesome job! We booked a cheese tour as a gift as it was my birthday. We both love cheese but did not go on a food tour before. Our expectations were exceeded as Neil presented us the neighbourhood with all sorts of interesting historical (food related) facts while leading us to the various stores picked by him. We went for cheese of course, then for chocolate, boulangerie, patiserie and wine bar. The wine bar was the last stop where we ate most of the things bought by Neil and of course paired with the wines. We had 7 cheeses, 3 wines (champagne , white, red), traditional baguette and dessert. It was a real treat! Neil walked us through all the cheeses and wine while also discussing other type of cheeses and their regions.

If you are a cheese lover (like me), you will love his tour. Furthermore, we asked for additional restaurant ideas based on what we wanted to eat. After we parted ways, we received a comprehensive list of restaurants which cover the food we asked for. I was expecting to get something automatic, but Neil went through and filtered the places to match our needs, which i am sure took some more time.

On top of this, without realising, we stayed with Neil significantly longer than we should have. We were also fortunate enough to have met amazing people during this tour and the time just flew by. We had such a great time and we hope Neil won’t be too mad at us :). Given we received the mail with his recommendations AFTER we parted ways, i think he was ok with it. Big thanks Neil! Will surely book another tour the next time i’m in Paris (most likely, next year around this time :). Again, many thanks for an awesome experience! — Fun and educational and YUMMY! Marion was the perfect tour guide! Our group had so much fun thanks you Marion! We learned so much about not only the foods we tasted but also about Paris in general and the wines of France! Marion really makes this tour special. She is fun, witty, and has incredibly vast knowledge regarding all aspects of cheese, wine, and food in general. Thank you, Marion for a wonderful experience!!!! — Great “Paris by Mouth” food tour. Our Taste of the Left Bank Paris by Mouth food tour was fabulous! Our guide Aurelien Laban was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and informative. We could not have had a better tour. Will definitely book another tour when back in Paris. — Interesting and fun We had a very enjoyable time with guide Marion. She was delightful and knowledgeable. We learned a lot and shared many laughs with our group. The food and wine was delicious. — Taste of St. Germaine Food & Wine Tour – WONDERFUL My friend and I joined a tour with Stephen and we thoroughly enjoyed! He was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed every stop! — Only straight croissants! A friend and i took the Left Bank tour with our guide Diane in September. She was so much fun, and so informative. I had no idea that curved croissants are not made with butter! We started with REAL croissants (yum) and finished with wine and cheese pairings, learning about cheese, wheat, artisanal chocolates and pastries as we strolled through the 5th and 6th on a gorgeous late summer day. Diane was a wonderful companion for this tour, as she so obviously enjoyed her work. — Fun tour! Totally enjoyed our time during the Left Bank Food Tour with Deniz. It was informative, fun and we tasted a variety of delicious food and drink.

Five-Star Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in September 2022: — Left Bank Food & Wine Tour Our guide, Marion, was wonderful!!! We tried croissants, baguettes, macarons, chocolates, and ended up at a wine room where we tried 6 cheeses, 3 wines and pastries!!! It was a great way to discover the area with a wonderful group of people! Marion taught us so much about the cheeses and wine. I would highly recommend this tour!!! — Wonderful & Educational! My husband and I took the North Marais walking tour with three other couples. Our tour guide was Aurelian. He conducted a perfectly delightful and informative tour. He was very well prepared and we found him quite knowledgeable. And he emailed us a detailed list of the various wines, cheeses, meats, etc. we had sampled on our tour, which we will be referring to in the future – which we considered “above and beyond.” We returned to the chocolatier and purchased chocolates to take to our family on our return to the US. We highly recommend this tour. If you are lucky, Aurelian will be your guide! — Great way to see and experience Paris This food tour was excellent. We strolled through the Marais area and saw cheese, wine and chocolate shops. We ended the tour with a tasting in a very cool wine cellar. Our tour guide, Diane, was the best. Would definitely do this tour again. — Loved St Germaine Tour! Wonderful tour of the St Germaine food scene with Marion!!! Our small group size (8) was perfect. Marion was a wealth of knowledge and we learned so many interesting facts about cheese, breads, wine and pastries. We did our tour on our first afternoon in Paris, what a delicious introduction to a beautiful city. — A top highlight of my week in Paris! This was an absolute highlight of my time in Paris! I gained such an appreciation for how and why the French food and wine is so unique and amazing, all while getting a great walking tour of the Latin Quarter. Aurelian was a fantastic guide – so knowledgeable and so nice! Our small group bonded, and by the end of the tour we felt like old friends (enjoying our wine and cheese and chocolate feast in the wine cellar!). Such a great experience! I highly recommend! — Great adventure We took a tour with Neil, he was fabulous. We went to the oldest bakery, which was delicious. A pastry shop and chocolate shop, both with great history and tastings. We ended the afternoon with wonderful cheeses paired with wine. Neil provided great info and was a super fun guide! I highly recommend this tour with him. — Must do in Paris. Great tour, perfect guide and unforgettable experience. Everything was very well planned & organized. Our guide Marion was amazing, extremely interesting way to convey the information. We can’t wait to come back & try another tour. — Enchanting experience. Stephanie has the food and wine knowledge for making our tour by mouth an experience to remember. The cave where we had the “degustation”was the perfect setting! Merci! — Highly recommend and definitely bring your appetite! We went on the food tour in Le Marais, and it was so much fun. Tried to book for one of our first days, but it was full. Glad we got in part way through, because we received so many great suggestions and recommendations for the rest of our stay in Paris. The tour was great fun, the guide was personable, knowledgeable, and interesting. The chocolates, Les pain, Les fromages…. such great choices. Really worthwhile, highly recommend. Definitely our favorite day in Paris! — Exceeded Expectations My husband and I did the cheese and wine tasting with Jennifer. There were three other people. We spent about 30 minutes in a fancy cheese store then did the tasting in a historic home. Jennifer was very knowledgeable and engaging. We had 10 cheeses and three wines with artisan bread. We couldn’t believe how 3 hours flew by and we were full until late that night. Would highly recommend for anyone who is intimidated by selecting cheese – she makes it easy to understand how to experiment. — The very best in food tours These people hardly need another five star review, but I’m trying to relax after blowing out my calves at the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay yesterday (17 miles!) so another five star review is what they’re getting.

I did a small group tour of the Left Bank with an extremely knowledgable guide who showed us the BEST of everything per national awards: the best croissant, the best cheesemonger, the best chocolate, etc. The bounty was predictably delicious (I had a bleu cheese that quite honestly rocked my world) but the highlight of the experience was the guide’s obvious passion for food and wine. Every cheese we ate received a 25 minute commentary about flavor profile, method of production, region, history, and even etiquette. This could have easily become boring, but the guide’s sense of humor and downright poetic descriptions of everything were nearly as succulent as the food itself. Along the way there were some good-natured digs at American cheese and consumer culture, too, if you prefer your food tours with a just a hint of sauciness.

In addition, the Paris by Mouth website is indispensable for English-speaking visitors who don’t know their way around.

BOOK IT! — Delicious food with knowledgeable guide. We did the South Marais tour led by Diane. Diane was amazingly knowledgeable and clearly had a strong background in food. South Marais was a wonderful little area with delicious food, beautiful buildings and interesting history. I especially appreciated how often we were fed throughout the tour. I highly recommend this tour, along with Diane as your tour guide. If/when I come back to Paris, I will 100% be doing another tour with Paris by Mouth. — Left Bank Tour My wife and I did the Left Bank tour yesterday with Marion. While the bread, cheese, chocolate and wine were delicious, Marion’s informative and entertaining explanations made the tour special. She was also very patient with my French, merci. These tours are a nice introduction to each neighborhood. It’s also nice to meet fellow travelers and hear their stories and tips for enjoying Paris. I’d highly recommend them. — Amazing tour and guide. Definitely book with Paris by Mouth! The tour was fabulous! Neil, our guide had amazing knowledge of the location (St Germain), the food and the local sights. We visited an excellent boulangerie, pâtisserie, chocolatier and marché couvert for cheese and wine at the end which we sat down as ate as a group as Neil explained every step of the way what the cheese and wine were, where from etc. Very fun, very interactive and Neil was just brilliant. Do not hesitate to book…highly recommend!!! — Wonderful tour of the Marais and the foods it offers We had an absolutely stellar tour of the Marais and the foods it offers. Diane, our guide, was over the top good. The group was limited to six which made it very convivial. Many thanks Paris by Mouth for that wonderful tour and for all the good advice we got by subscribing to the newsletter and corresponding by email. Highly recommended. — Fun Food Tour! My fiancee and I had a great time on the PBM tour. Out guide Neil was super knowledgeable not just on food but French culture as well, and did a great job making the tour fun and welcoming for all! I would strongly recommended this activity for all foodies especially those who are just arriving in Paris. — Educational and Charming From start to finish this was enjoyable & fun. We met Jennifer at a small cafe where she brought us all together in spite of not knowing one another! We sampled croissants, baguettes, chocolates, carmels, wine and cheese. Her depth of knowledge was extensive & the quality of the items exceptional. The end was sitting around a table together sampling wine & cheese-you couldn’t have asked for a more Parisian experience!!! Thank you Jennifer — A Must-Do in Paris! Absolutely wonderful tour of the Left Bank with Marion. She is so knowledgeable and we absolutely LOVED all of the pastries, wine, cheese and chocolate. A real highlight of our trip! — Make this the 1st thing you do We did the Left Bank tour with Neil and had a wonderful time. He was genuinely interested in learning where we were from and where we were staying so he could give us restaurant recommendations in our area. We got to sample a variety of foods from award winning locations, and Neil helped people with ordering if they wanted to make purchases. Paris immediately felt more like home after getting to talk with other friendly visitors and gain inside knowledge of the city. The tour price was worth it alone just for Neil’s restaurant recommendations. Wow! If experiencing the food in Paris is on your list of things to do, start here! — Yummmmmm! Our tour guide, Diane, was so knowledgeable but not too professorial. She knew exactly how much information to give us, answered our questions thoughtfully and sparked more curiosity and love for the food. — Fabulous tour! Marion was our wonderful tour guide for the Left Bank tour. We were a group of eight. Her knowledge of the intricacies of wine, cheese, and bread was excellent. We highly recommend a Paris by Mouth tour to anyone visiting Paris and to make it special, request Marion. — Fabulous Experience! Wow! This is a must in Paris. Marion was our guide and was engaging, fun and wildly informative. She took the time to teach our small group of 8 all about the best of the best cuisine in Paris.

The food she had presented to us was top notch and the wine pairings were perfect. She even found a wine I would never have turned to before that I loved so much that I bought a bottle.

Thanks Marion for the unforgettable afternoon! It was a true delight.

Oh, and she made my 81 year old mother on the tour feel like a queen with how she interacted with her. ?? — Great guide Our guide Deniz was very knowledgeable and generous with her time and experience. As people who generally would never join a tour, we loved the small group experience and felt very welcomed. We’d highly recommend! — AMAZING Tour Andres was a FABULOUS tour guide. He gave us so a truly fascinating education about the food and culture surrounding it, and so much information on how it is created and sourced. And the food!! It was DELICIOUS. I was so full after the tour that I didn’t need dinner!! I’ve already decided that I want to stay in North Marais next time I visit, just so I can return to the spots Andres showed us. HIGHLY recommend this tour, and Andres in particular!! — Best food tour in Paris! Fantastic tour! Emily, our guide, was wonderful – incredibly knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions, whether they had to do with food or not! We not only got to sample a variety of great foods, but Emily was able to give us the background on everything we ate, as well as provide us with some history of the area. The follow-up email was very helpful, including a description of everything we had tasted, the shops we had visited, as well as an extensive list of Emily’s favourite restaurants in the area. Not only that, Emily went above and beyond helping me with something the following day, after our tour. Highly recommended! — A must-do for any foodies My husband and I went on the 3:30pm Left Bank Food Tour with Marion and had a fabulous experience. Marion was the perfect tour guide- extremely knowledgable, energetic and passionate and which made the experience so much fun. We were in a small group of 8 people which was the perfect size. The shops we toured and food we tasted were the highest possible quality which we now appreciate so much more.

I have done many food tours all over the world and this was right up there as one of the best. Even though I consider myself a foodie that is very familiar with French cuisine and have been to Paris many times, there was much to still enjoy and learn. Highly recommend.

(p.s. do not book a dinner reservation for after the tour- you will leave stuffed!) — A Must-Do when in Paris. Definitely worth doing this tour. It was fun to learn about the great food and wines and see some lovely shops we may not have seen otherwise. Our guide Neil was great- knowledgeable and fun. It was a great experience. Highly recommend this — Simply a don’t miss for any food and wine lover Amazing tour. Exceeded my expectations. Learned a lot about wine, cheese, baguettes, croissants, the French way! Marion was phenomenal. She made the tour. Friendly, informative, nice. Knew our names right away. Highly recommend this tour to anyone trying to learn more about how to eat like the French. Small intimate group, high-end food. Guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Well worth the money. — Learn the where and what to eat of Paris Our guide, Diane, was lovely. Very knowledgeable and fun to be on tour with. This is a great experience for getting to know Paris and where and what to eat. Don’t miss it! — Eat, drink and learn a few things as well! Our guide, Stephen, greeted all of us warmly and shared so many interesting stories all while painlessly teaching us about the intricacies of bread, cheeses, charcuterie and chocolate as we strolled around the 7th arrondissement. The group was small (8), which made it easy to converse and hear all the important information Stephen shared. We ate our products acquired throughout our stroll accompanied by some wines selected by Stephen. This is a highly enjoyable activity, and also one which imparts some important information about some essential French foods and how the country supports and protects its production. — First Food Tour This was our first food tour and we had a great experience. My wife and I love Paris and have traveled here many times, but saw lovely parts of the city on the tour that we had never visited before. Jennifer and Meg were gracious hosts with a wealth of information and they introduced us to some incredible cheese, bread and chocolate. The tour ended with a tasting in the perfect setting paired with some nice wine and interesting conversation. Prior to meeting Meg and Jennifer, we thought ourselves as relatively knowledgeable of baguettes and French cheese, but they showed us a whole new level. Highly recommend Paris by Mouth! — Outstanding Charcuterie, Cheese, Bread & Chocolate Experience Our small group tour guide was Stephen. He trained as a chef for two years in Ireland before moving to Paris to work in restaurants for a number of years. He’s also a certified chocolate taster (more to this than one might think) and a font of knowledge related to the foods we tasted and their history. As a “foodie” who makes sausage and breads at home, his explanations made this a tremendous tour for me. We had five charcuterie samples, five different varieties of cheese, and outstanding banquettes. I highly recommend this tour and would definitely encourage you to request a tour with Stephen. — Perfect intro to Paris Andres was AMAZING! So much info to share…we loved his attention to fresh locally sourced ingredients. We enjoyed touring the Marais and learning about the icons of the neighborhood. The portions of croissants, breads, meats cheeses, and wines were extremely generous (we all left stuffed). Highly recommend!!!!! — Fantastic! I did the tour in West St Germaine with Diane and it was fabulous. Diane is knowledgeable and friendly. The variety of food and wines were great. It was nice tasting a few things along the way. The tasting room at the end to enjoy our food and wine was great. I would highly recommend including this tour on your itinerary. — Fun Food and Wine Tour Wonderful experience! Our guide Diane was knowledgeable, kind and fun. We went to places we would have never have known to visit without going on the tour. The cheese selections were amazing. Highly recommend to anyone! — Informative and fun! Steven was incredibly knowledgeable about not only the current food scene, but history behind traditions a Highly recommended if you are inquisitive and enjoy a variety of aspects of the current food scene in Paris in the Marais. — A great experience I joined the Left Bank food tour – Neil was a great guide, he kept the group engaged all throughout and took us to some great shops for tasting. He also sent us an email afterwards with a summary of our tour, along with some additional recommendations.

I would strongly suggest doing this tour at the start of your visit to Paris, so that you have time to go back to your favorite places from the tour, or to visit all the other great restaurants/shops that your guide will recommend.

I was initially hesitant to join the tour because of the cost, but it was definitely worth it. If you’re even the slightest bit curious about the experience, please take my word for it and sign up. — Wonderful North Marais I joined the North Marais tour and was lucky enough to have Andrea as the guide. Andres was able to show us some amazing producers of the best in French food and explain to us why it was special. Bread, croissants, chocolates, meats and cheeses and more. A lovely communal feasting with wine allowed us all to ask questions and learn more from Andres. An absolute bonus is the familiarization with a Parisian neighborhood that I can go back to and explore more. Andres added to our knowledges of the area as we went, providing more local recommendations to make a really rich tour. Thank you Andres. — Definitely at must do! We had a lovely, delicious and very educational wine, cheese, pastry and chocolate tour with Marion. I would suggest doing it towards at the beginning of your visit to Paris, to add to your enjoyment of Paris! — Terrific! This was truly a highlight of our visit to Paris! Our guide was knowledgeable and explained everything in an interesting and sometimes humorous fashion. We enjoyed every moment! — Take this tour! Neal was a wonderful guide. Very personable, knowledgeable about culinary traditions and the histories of the businesses highlighted during the tour. It was fascinating and fun. Highly recommend for anyone interested in the delicious cheese, pastry and wine making arts. — Marion – food goddess We took the Latin Quarter food tour. This was our second P by M tour and it was even better than our first which I loved years ago. Our guide,Marion, was incredibly knowledgeable and fun as she took us from shop to shop introducing us to the shop keepers and their food. We visited award winning Cheese monger, bakery, chocolatier and pastry shop. We ended our tour at a wine shop where we ate our bread and cheese along with three bottles of wine. Limited to eight – the portions are generous and filling! Marion was great! — Left bank tour with Marion is a must!! The left bank tour was absolutely amazing all thanks to our guide Marion! She took us around the best of the best fromager, chocolatier and pâtissier all with mof awards (meilleur ouvrier de France!) highly recommend if you want to get the best taste of France with high quality products! A unique experience! — Incredible Left Bank Food Tour!! Going on this food tour was the best decision ever! It was the perfect way to kick off my first trip to Paris and I highly recommend this experience. Marion was our guide for this tour and her energy, knowledge, and passion for what she does made the entire experience absolutely enjoyable and memorable!

The tour was also well paced and interactive. Marion was very accommodating of our preferences and took the time to answer any questions we had about the places we visited, French fare and culture etc. Everything we had sampled on this tour was just top notch and we certainly came away from the tour feeling really satisfied and well-fed! — South Marais Delights with Stephanie We did the south Marais tour this morning with Stephanie. She was absolutely terrific, informative, welcoming, fun, engaging and knew everything about everything we tasted. Her selections were delicious and varied. We couldn’t be happier with this tour. — Delectable and delightful. What a most amazing 3 hours. Our tour guide, Diane, shared her 20 years of food writing knowledge and experiences with our small group by selecting breads, cheeses, chocolates and wine to delight our taste buds. She did this in the most affable manner. I learned more about these French favorites in this one day than I had in all my previous visits to the City of Light. And I also appreciated the various points of interest she shared with us as we meandered through the neighborhood. I can’t wait until my next visit to Paris to try another food journey with Paris by Mouth. — Goody tour in North Marais A wonderful experience. Andres did an amazing job of educating the group on why and how French good tastes so good. He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. A very nice tour. — Excellent experience! I loved this tour! It was a small group – 11 of us and our chef-hostess, Isabelle Auzou. Isabelle was very friendly, knowledgeable, & had a great relationship with all of the vendors. Wonderful experience & tastings! Thank you so much to all! —

Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in August 2022: —- You MUST do one of these if you’re going to Paris! I am going to say that this should be at the VERY top of your list for Paris, and you should try to do it early in your stay so that you can take full advantage of the knowledge you’ll gain – not just about the very best patisseries/chocolateries/fromageries but also about the food itself! We had **such** an enjoyable afternoon today – we did a ‘left bank’ tour and had an amazing tour guide, Marion. The food was SO good, the information was SO interesting, and it was just so much fun – Marion was super friendly and helpful, and really made it such a positive experience even for our travel group which spans ages 9-71! I spent 9 months living in France during college and even for me, a lot of the information was new. Also, you could spend literally days trying to sort through reviews and articles to find the best food in Paris – this makes it really easy to know that you at least won’t miss some of the top highlights. I honestly cannot say enough about these tours. I will definitely do another one, of a different area, next time I’m in Paris and they will be the #1 thing I urge everyone else traveling to Paris to do. PS – if you do a 3:30 tour, you won’t need dinner that night. I recommend eating a light lunch around 12. —- Outstanding experience Stephanie gave a wonderful tour in the South Marais area of Paris. Stephanie is knowledgeable on the food topics, especially wine, so she is an excellent source of information as well as providing very enjoyable conversation. Highly recommend Stephanie for anyone interested in tasting some of the wonders of French food and wine in Paris. —- A taste of the Marais Marie was our guide from the North Bank Tour. We came away historically informed, with greater local knowledge and full belly’s! I would highly recommend this food tour and will hopefully be able to return for a second tour one day. —- Perfect way to sample the French trinity of food I took the Left Bank Food Tour. Our guide was Neil and he was superb. First stop a boulangerie. We had a croissant each but before the tasting lots of explanations about the art of bread and pastry making. Next the cheese shop, where we were filled with interesting facts. But hold one, where’s our cheese? We had to wait…next stop an amazing chocolate shop. We tried two orgasmical pieces of chocolate. We received a lot of info about chocolate making and this particular chocolatier. On the way to our wine tasting shop we were given more interesting facts about the area. And voila, at the wine shop the magic happened. We tasted 2 wines which were perfectly paired with the cheese from the cheese shop and some amazing baguettes du tradicion. We were talked through the specific cheeses and wines. And last, yet another stop at a patisserie. Neil was a great host and the tour was just perfect. Thanks to the Paris by Mouth team x —- The best experience you can book in Paris AMAZING. Incredible. The best activity/tour we’ve ever done!! Our host (Aurélien) was incredibly fun, easy going, and made so much effort to make sure the group felt relaxed and comfortable. In our Paris By Mouth group was a family, a solo traveller and a couple, so perfect for all ages and styles of travellers. The tour was also incredibly organised and ran very smoothly. He took us to all these hidden spots that we never would have found ourselves, while giving us an excellent breakdown of history – from culinary to cultural to landmarks. We are recommending this tour (and Aurélien to everyone). Book it now. Please! Thank you so much Aurélien!!!! Recommend going on an empty as you get to taste so many delicious things! —- An Enjoyable Afternoon in the Left Bank! We booked the Left Bank tour and our guide was Marion. She was very good! We visited several shops along the way – fromagerie, boulangerie, patisserie, & chocolatier. We got to sample a few chocolates, macarons and baguette along the way. It was an incredibly hot day so we didn’t spend as much time out walking about and sampling as might be done if weather was cooler. We took all the goodies that were bought back to a wine cellar where she paired up the food with several wines and we learned even more about the cheeses we sampled (6 in all). All of the food was very good – and it was filling. The wines that were chosen were very good and Marion told us about the various wine regions and what they are known for, etc. we had cheese, baguettes, croissants, and pastries with the wines. We enjoyed the chocolates & macarons while we visiting the stores. All in all – a wonderful day which all four of us enjoyed. One of the top things we did while in Paris! Would definitely book another tour if back in Paris! Thanks Marion for an enjoyable day! —- Incredible Food Tour with an Awesome Guide! Incredible experience, and super fun way to explore a new neighborhood in Paris. Our guide, Marion, was amazing! She was so insightful, and taught all of us so many new things about amazing French food and wine. Not to mention, everything that we ate and drank was amazing! Best food/wine tour in the city no doubt!! —- Activity is not to miss Stephen was a fantastic guide. We had a really fun time, learned a lot about cheeses, pastries, chocolate, baguette and wine. —- Great intro to fresh pastry, cheese, and more A wonderful way to learn about French food and taste amazing pastry, cheese, desserts paired with wine. We did this on our first day in Paris with guide Isabelle. She was great and our kids ages 15 and 18 thought it was great. Will do another one next time we are in Paris —- Highlight of the trip! We had such a fun time on this food tour, which was a highlight in a city of highlights. I learned so much about bread, cheese, chocolate, pastries and wine, and their importance in France. Neil and Marie were so knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend! —- Excellent tour, highly recommended! I live in Paris and think I know it well. The tour I joined, led by Stephanie, was well-organized, informative and opened my eyes to places and things I did not know. Well worthwhile. —– Perfect! Marion was our food guide. She has a great personality and excellent knowledge of food and wine. We went to the best places for dessert, wine and cheese. I would highly recommend her tour to anyone that really wants to experience the best the left bank has to offer. —- Incredible food tour! If you want to discover the absolute best places to buy cheese, chocolates, dessert, baguettes and wine, take this food tour! Our wonderful guide, Jennifer, not only knows the owners of this wonderful places, but shares the history of the food and delightful stories at each place we stopped. I was a little skeptical of all the positive reviews for Paris by Mouth, but now I know each reviewer is sincere in their praise.

You will receive many emails confirming the tour and reminding you of the location the tour will begin. I was pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail the company provides in the emails, so you know exactly where to meet your guide. Our guide also tried repeatedly to contact people who did not arrive for our tour; I was impressed how hard she tried to connect with them.

Groups are very small, so there is ample time to ask questions, talk to the other members in the group and hear the information the guide is sharing.

And finally, be forewarned- this is NOT tiny little tastings-we were so full of delicious food after the tour, we did not need to stop for dinner on the way back to out hotel.

I highly recommend Paris by Mouth tours and hope to take another tour the next time we visit Paris. —– Fabulous Food Tour Neil was absolutely fantastic!!!!! So knowledgeable and fun! He is a great conversationalist. We enjoyed every minute of this very special tour! —– Fantastic Paris food tour with delicious food stops and a wonderful guide Although I’ve visited Paris many times, this was my first time taking a food tour. I’d heard great things about Paris by Mouth, so my expectations were high, but the Saint-Germain tour our fantastic guide Neil took us on exceeded them all. Neil is super-knowledgeable, not only about the amazing foods purveyors he brought us to for baguettes, croissants, cheese, chocolates, wine & choux pastries (aka cream puffs), but also the neighborhood, architecture, French customs/culture, Paris food scene, many arcane French laws governing food & wine nomenclature/production, and more. At each stop, we tasted the shop’s specialty (and could procure more if we desired) while Neil gathered items for our fun end-of-tour wine & cheese party in a neighborhood wine shop cellar. Neil has a great sense of humor, and it was an absolute pleasure learning from and spending time with him (& the rest of our small group) as we shopped, ate, and drank for 3.5-4 hours. Afterward, Neil followed up with a comprehensive email detailing all the stops we made, and everything we tasted. What’s more, he shared a list of his favorite restaurants in Paris. I really appreciated the email because we didn’t have to take notes during the tour & could just focus on enjoying. We visited 3 of the restaurants Neil recommended during the remainder of our stay in Paris & each one was absolutely delicious! Neil definitely knows his food! I highly recommend Paris by Mouth Food Tours and especially our wonderful guide Neil! —- Another excellent Paris by Mouth food tour! This was my second Paris by Mouth food tour, the first was three years ago and we had the good fortune of Aurélien as our guide both times. Taste of the Marais was the first tour, it was excellent. This year we did a private Left Bank culinary walking tour with our extended, multi-generational family of 6 ranging in age from two to 72. We all had a wonderful time and learned so much, about foods in France and the history of Paris. We received in-depth information afterwards with a focus on cheeses, the regions they come from and their production. I now live in Paris and having a list of the places we visited and the things we tried is just fantastic, I can return to each and know what to ask for. Highly recommend. Even if you are coming to Paris for just a short visit, make the time for one of these tours! —- Food Tour in Marais with Marion was EXCELLENT! Our food tour in Marais with Marion was one of the highlights of our stay in Paris! We visited a boulangerie, fromagerie, charcuterie and chocolate shop before settling down in a wine shop to taste our cheeses, charcuterie and wines. Can’t say enough good things about Marion who was friendly, entertaining and oh so knowledgeable about all of our foods and wines and what makes them uniquely French. We learned so much from her! Also enjoyed the small group of 8 we were with. There was plenty of food so be sure to come hungry. Book this in advance to make sure it doesn’t sell out – you’ll be glad you did! —- North Marais Food tour We did the North Marais food tour with Marie in early July, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to France. Marie’s knowledge, energy, and passion for food and wine shone throughout the tour, and we loved learning how to pair wine and cheese based on terroir, and we also ate award winning croissants and chocolates. We had to bring our 20 month old toddler at the last minute, and Marie even brought a toy for her to play with while we did the tour! We received a detailed follow-up email after the tour, and we returned to several of the stops since we were staying in the neighbors. Highly recommend this fun and unique way to expand your knowledge of French wine and cheese! —- A wonderful afternoon! A wonderful afternoon. Highly recommended. Neil was a knowledgeable and fun guide. We learned so much about delicious cheeses, pasteries and wine, and the ornate French system and interesting craftspeople that produce them. It was a superb lens on French culture. Definitely do NOT make dinner plans after this tour. One last bite: Neil provided a detailed follow up note shortly after the tour, rife with tasting notes, restaurant recommendations and French classes. A superb resource. —– South Marais Food Tour The South Marais Food Tour with Aurelien was a real highlight of our trip. Aurelien is such a fun, friendly, personable guide who is able to impart his knowledge in a manner that is interesting and accessible to all. He seemed to effortlessly get to know everyone in the group… —– North Marais Tour We did the North Marais tour with Jennifer in late July and had a wonderful time. Jennifer was knowledgeable, friendly, and made sure everybody had enough to eat and drink! Oooh the cheese! We also had croissants/baguettes, chocolates, charcuterie, and of course wine!!! Communication was great and there actually was not all that much walking for the tour – it was all within a few blocks of each other. Highly recommend and will try a different neighbourhood with Paris by mouth if we’re lucky enough to be back! —– Eat great food and learn at the same time! We did a South Marias neighborhood food and wine tour with Andres, a long-time resident of Marias and an amazing food and wine navigator. What a great experience! We learned so much about identifying the best food purveyors and how to pick out exceptional cheese, wine and bakery items from the common stuff. A great, stomach-filling way to spend a few hours and to learn about French cuisine. —– Really fun (and educational too)! Paris by Mouth had been recommended by a friend, and I am so happy she did. My travel companion (another friend) and I had Neil as our guide, and he was delightful. The experience took us to an incredible bakery (that I went back to multiple times), a cheese shop, a chocolate shop, a sweets bakery, and a wine store. At the wine store you get to sit and eat what has been gathered by Neil, and learn a great deal more about cheese than I for one knew there was to learn. We had a group of 6, which was perfect, and the entire experience was simply lovely. If you have the chance, and the means, I strongly recommend this tour. —– Best Paris Food Experience !! Had to be our favorite Paris experience and we had a lot of amazing Paris experiences. We were met by Neil who was one of the best guides we had met in Paris and tasted some of the best foods and he later sent an email summary with everything he recommended and everything we tried. Tour went way over and Neil didn’t stress. We were in St Germain. Don’t think about it, do it !! Hope to be back again for more ! —- Excellent experience Marion was an excellent guide on this food tour. She had a very good mix of facts, history, culture and entertainment. The food, especially the cheeses and wine, were superb. Highly recommended! —- A truly awesome experience. Our guide was Stephen, an Irish Ex Pat living in France for the last 29 years. As a trained chef, Stephen was truly into food and shared a serious amount of knowledge. He clearly loves food, wine, pastry and Paris. We did the Left Bank tour on July 26, 2022. Stephen is the kind of guy you would love to hang out with and have a beer, which is kind of what we did.

Basically we walked and talked from shop to shop as Stephen purchased items for lunch. We ended up in a wine shop and shared pastries, cheese and wine. The morning went by fast and we truly enjoyed ourselves.

We ultimately ended up returning to some of the shops to buy more supplies for our journey home. Thank you Stephen for sharing your passion with us. —- Great Food Tour Absolutely wonderful food tour!! Everything we ate was delicious! I never have to eat another croissant in my life because I had the best there is on this tour. The cheeses, the wine, the chocolate…. incredible! Our guide, Neil, was a great host! Book it! —- Outstanding food tour in the Marais We had an outstanding tour with Neil, who was knowledgeable, funny, and candid about his experiences not only living as a british expat in France, but about working in the French food world. We did the south Marais (small) tour; there were 7 of us in total. Our tour was more on the sweet side (no charcuterie) but it ended in a real wine cellar underneath some of the oldest residential structures in Paris sipping wine and eating cheese and bread. It’s a marvelous way to see this part of the city, learn a bit about french gastronomy–I’m a bit of a foodie and I learned a lot I didn’t know. Terrific in every way. There is a lot of walking, and not a lot of sitting, for this tour, so wear your best touring shoes and try not to cry because it is hot in the summer. —– Fun, informative, and positively delicious! I took a Paris by Mouth tour about ten years ago and loved it. So I was really looking forward to trying this one in the Marais, my favorite neighborhood. It was just as great as that first one, in no small part because of Andres, who was so easygoing and knowledgeable about cheese, wine, bread—-well, everything important! His selections of what we tasted were swoon worthy and he’s about as charming as a person can be. A great day with great food and wine and a great guide.

Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in July 2022: _____ North Marais tour is excellent! We loved the tour with Marion! She is talkative smart and fun! She made us feel very comfortable. Within 5 minutes we learned so much. The small group Was lovely and we met a fantastic family from Toronto who really made the tour lovely. Marion took us to places we never would have ventured in to. Also, it made me realize how much we don’t know! Wish we had done it sooner! Merci! _____ Amazing Food Tour in the Marais Sharing the experience with others and conversing with Diane who was so informative and personable! The Marais was beautiful too. Lots of history in addition to great cheese, chocolate, pastry and wine. I loved how small our group was. The communication in advance of the tour was also excellent. Very clear on where to meat. This was an outstanding experience. I will absolutely do this again! Thank you ParisbyMouth and Diane _____ Fun wine, cheese & chocolate experience! Our wine, cheese, chocolate and bread tour with Diane was one of our favorite things we did in Paris. We learned so much, including about the MOFs (best of France), different wines, how to pair wines and cheeses, and even fun geographic facts. The third generation chocolate shop was amazing. But our favorite part was sitting around in the wine cellar, trying different wines and cheeses and chatting with Diane and the members of our group. It was so good I would do it again when i return to Paris. _____ Take the North Marais food tour with Marion – you will be glad you did! Marion was super fun, energetic, and so knowledgeable! It was truly a wonderful experience. We took the tour at the end of our time in Paris, and I wish we would have taken it closer to the beginning, since she gave us so many great tips! I’ll lever guy pasteurized brie again. 🙂 Highly recommend the North Marais food tour with Marion!! _____ Fantastic tour with Neil What a fantastic way to learn about the French, Parisians, and their food! We had a super tour from Neil, who took us to five merchants selling extremely high quality foods, ranging from cheese to bread to pastries to macarons and chocolate in the Latin Quarter. Neil proved to be exceptionally knowledgable, was clearly passionate about food, and promoted a great tour atmosphere with wide-ranging insights from food to history. The other tour guests were also fun to get to know, with everyone clearly enjoying themselves. This is the third time we’ve taken a food tour from Paris by Mouth, and we’ve loved every one of them. It has become one of our go-to highlights for every visit to Paris. Oh, and at the end, we got a curated list of recommended restaurants from our guide. We subsequently had several super dinners! Sign up for the tour—you will not regret it! _____ The Left Bank Tour was a great experience!! Marion was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all things food! I felt confident shopping for cheese and bread (yes, there is a special baguette!) the very next day. Though my sons and I did not try any wines, we did not feel left out as the cheese and wine tasting were combined. After the tour, Marion emailed us a detailed list of where we went and everything we tasted, which was extremely helpful. She even replied to me several times with other recommendations during our stay. Add this tour to your must-do’s list for your next trip to Paris! _____ Highlight of our trip My husband and I went on the North Marais food tour and it was one of our favorite things we did in Paris. Our tour guide Marion was incredible. She was friendly, inclusive, and so knowledgeable about food and wine. I wish we had done the tour earlier in our trip so that we could have taken more advantage of what we learned, but Marion did recommend a great restaurant for dinner for our last night in Paris. Marion took us to a bakery, cheese chop, meat shop, chocolatier, and then we ended in a wine cave where we got to sample everything while Marion explained the different things we tried. Go on this tour, and go hungry! _____ Just do it! The best part of this experience (and it was all good) was the end where we got to sit in a wine cellar, eating our cheese, bread, and drinking wine and learning so much about the different kinds of cheeses, where they came from, and also about the wines we were drinking. What our guide Marion didn’t tell us in the beginning is that her knowledge of food and wine is about a mile long and at least two miles deep. She does an excellent job of teaching you new things and interacting with everyone on the tour. This was my first food tour experience and it will certainly not be my last. I couldn’t recommend Paris by Mouth enough. To boot, we even took a couple of restaurant recommendations from their substack which were the most memorable meals we had in Paris. Thank you Paris by Mouth & Marion. It was great. Our only feedback is that the shops we stopped in along the way (for bread, cheese, chocolate, and pastries) were relatively high-end chains vs smaller local establishments. It would have been nice to support and learn about some smaller businesses. _____ Amazing way to experience Paris!! What an amazing way to experience Paris food and culture!! We had the BEST time with Diane on the Left Bank food tour. She was SO knowledgeable about food, wine and life in Paris! It was very cool to have her American perspective as well as her foodie expertise. I’m still dreaming about the croissants and cheese she turned us on to. Highly recommend the Paris by Mouth tours – you won’t be disappointed. _____ Wonderful experience! This tour was a highlight of our trip! The food was exceptional and there was a good variety of things to try. The pace of the walk and information shared was perfect (not too much, not too little). Highly recommend! _____ Best experience with Paris by Mouth walking tour and guide, Marion Marion, our PbM tour guide and host, was knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic – her passion for French food and wine is contagious! We learned so much during our short walking/eating/drinking tour and I have managed to retain most of it. My four young adult children and I enjoyed every moment! We want to go back to Paris and take another tour with Marion and Paris by Mouth. _____ Money Well Spent Stephen was our guide and we could not have hoped for a more knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly guide. Given his background working, cooking and managing in various restaurants around the world he knew his stuff. We have been fortunate enough to have been able to sample many food tours around the world and Stephen proved to be the best guide so far. Try and get a booking with him. It will be money well spent. _____ A wonderful food tour! We had a wonderful time and experience with Marie (from Paris by Mouth) on our North Marais tour. Marie was delightful and informative. We sampled food from an award winning boulangerie (listening to the “music of the bread” while we ate), sampled delicious cheeses, pate and amazing chocolate. We also tried a variety of wines while we ate and listened to Marie explaining all about the food. The experience was definitely worth the money and my family of four (husband and two grown sons) had a wonderful time. We highly recommend this tour! _____ The best food tours! We enjoyed a wonderful, fun, informative tour of the northern Marais with Marie. She was generous with her knowledge, warm and friendly, and happy to entertain any and all questions about food and France. This was a delightful way to deepen our experience of Paris and French food traditions. Whether you are a first time visitor or a veteran, these tours are a great choice to enhance your Paris vacation! _____ One of My Favorite Paris Experiences The Paris by Mouth Left Bank food tour with Diane R was so worth the money. She was so fun and full of interesting information. She asked the group what we wanted to get out of the experience and then tailored it to us. The croissant, cheeses, chocolates, desserts and wines were yummy and the experience was amazing. There is minimal walking and maximum tasting! We visited all the shops. She had chosen some items and then asked for the group’s input on some additional items for us to take back to the wine shop to have our own cheese and wine tasting. She paired the wines and cheeses and explained the regions. Then we tasted our dessert afterward. She is incredibly knowledgeable and so personable. Definitely recommend! _____ A highlight of my trip to Paris! This tour was absolutely fantastic! Diane was incredibly knowledgeable, the food was delicious and I learned so much. Definitely a highlight of my trip to Paris. If you are a foodie, I highly recommend this tour. _____ Great food tour, hosted by Neil Although my husband and I have been to Paris many times, this was the first time we took a food tour. This company came highly recommended, and the tour did not disappoint. First, the organizers provided clear instructions beforehand. Our actual tour was both fun and educational – well worth the time even if on a tight vacation schedule. Our tour guide, Neil, shared a lot of information about the food he had selected for us from the excellent shops we went to, and answered our many questions about the various locations we visited – bakery, cheese store, chocolatier, wine store and pastry shop. I particularly enjoyed sitting with Neil and the rest of our small tour, eating the baguette, cheeses and wine that Neil had chosen. The end of the tour was a relaxed and casual mini-meal. We highly recommend Paris by Mouth and a tour with Neil as the guide. _____ Excellent Great service! The facilitator, Diane, was very knowledgable and had positive energy 🙂 Thanks so much _____ Fantastic food tour in Paris – fun, educational and tasty! I took a great tour with Paris by Mouth in May 2022 and our tour guide, Diane, was awesome. I was so impressed with her background and credentials as a professional food writer. I was traveling by myself, but felt very comfortable with the group and had a lot of fun. Diane is an American who has lived in Paris for many years, and it was great to visit many of her favorite food destinations and learn about the history and importance of each item we were tasting. We stopped at several places in the neighborhood to collect cheeses, bread, chocolates and more and then gathered in the wine cave of a local wine shop to sample our goodies. Everything was delicious and we Diane educated us further during the tasting. I had a great time and would definitely recommend Paris by Mouth – I hope to take another tour with them my next time in Paris. _____ Don’t miss the Marais Food tour with Monsiuer Andres I have followed Paris by Mouth for years and found their restaurant recommendations spot on. They now have a nominal subscription fee that is well worth it to find the appropriate restaurant in your Paris neighborhood. We have tried to do their tours but they sell out very quickly so don’t dally. We did a Marais tour with Monsiuer Andres that was absolutely first class. His tour brought us great food, great wine but, more importantly, he provided an excellent grounding in the history of French boulangeries, fromageries, and various wine regions. It is just as informative for a first time Francophile or someone who has visited for decades. We have had tons of guides and Monsieur Andres is at the top of the list. _____ Fun food tour Excellent tour highlighting the food scene in Saint Germaine. Our guide Diane was welcoming, informative & entertaining. The tour was well paced and helped us learn more about the fabulous Saint Germaine arrondissement. Thanks Diane – highly recommend this tour. _____ Fabulous tour in St Germain We had a fabulous tour in the Left Bank with Diane, and it remains a highlight of my trip to France. Diane was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about food, and a great teacher. The itinerary was perfect and well paced, relaxed and so much fun. The tour ended with a fabulous tasting of wine, cheese and charcuterie which we enjoyed immensely – so many delicious things! We learned so much and by the end, guided by Diane’s deft hand, this lovely and interesting group of strangers made me feel like I was at a wonderful dinner party. Highly recommend Paris by Mouth and I can’t wait to do another tour on my next trip to Paris. _____ The Perfect Tour to Experience the Best of Paris Food and Wine This was my first trip to Paris, and I’m so glad we did the Paris by Mouth tour (the Left Bank Tour) at the beginning of the trip. Our guide, Diane, was so helpful and knowledgeable, she did a fantastic job of keeping the group together and on track while answering questions and sharing information about the city. Our group was small and it was fun to get to know our fellow foodies during the tour. All of the food and wine we sampled was incredible, and after the tour we were able to go back and revisit some of our favorites during the rest of our trip, in addition to bringing home some amazing treats for the rest of our family. Diane shared some really helpful information with us about food and culture in France, I learned so much! I can’t say enough good things about Diane, she was a pro, very kind and excellent at her job. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a taste of Paris, it really was my favorite part of our trip! _____ Great food and wine tour experience Left Bank Incredibly informative food and wine tour. Also lots of history of Paris, France and the left bank. Definitely recommend doing it at the start of your trip – they recommend so many great food spots throughout Paris- you’ll want to hit them all up before you leave. More talking/listening then walking – so don’t be intimidated by the walking tour. Our group ranged from knowledgeable foodies to people who just like to eat and drink! Everyone got a lot out of it! Highly recommend. _____ Excellent Relaxed Food Tour I really recommend the Left Bank Tour with Diane. It was excellent and a lot of fun. Diane was very knowledgeable about the Parisian food scene knew the answers to most questions. I have done a couple of other tours in Paris and they are much more regimented and less fun. This was one was free flowingI think its great that the tour ends in the wine cellar with wine and cheese. Diane would explain the cheese and the wine and then let us discuss among ourselves and ask questions in a very relaxed setting. Overall this was one of my favorite tours, especially because our guide helped create a setting in which questions were encouraged and everyone felt comfortable to mingle. This tour was the perfect mix of education, food, and wine. _____ Well worth our time! Our morning North Marais tour was terrific and turned out to be one of the highlights of our entire stay in Paris. Our guide, Stephanie, was gifted at sharing her knowledge and passionate about Parisian food culture with us. Are expectations were exceeded in every way and we would be very happy to book another tour with Paris by Mouth on a return trip. Highly recommend! _____ Amazing tour with Diane Diane our tour guide was fabulous! Her in-depth knowledge of food and Paris was so informative – learned so many things I was not aware even though have been to paris many times before. Her selection of places to try in the Marais were beyond delicious. The entire group really had a lovely time together – Diane made us feel like we had all known each other berore. My 14 year old niece was with me and everyone made her feel so comfortable and welcome. Beyond a great tour – would recommend the tour and Diane as the tour guide every time. _____ Great tour Marion was fantastic. Her knowledge of wine, cheese, charcuterie and bread was detailed and extremely thorough. She was fun and energetic which added to the overall experience. A must on your paris visit. We visited a speciality chocolate shop. Thank you Marion and PBM. Highly recommend! _____ Tour led by a Joyful well informed guide Marion, our guide was the very best part of the tour. She’s a bundle of JOY and loaded with information about everything we did on the tour and pretty much anything else we asked about in Paris. Perfect English and a fabulouis selection of places for us to visit. An amazing boulangerie, one of the best in Paris, A fabulous fromagerie, charcuterie, chocolate and finally a wonderful little wine bar inside a fabulous market to taste wines and indulge in the other goodies. _____ Perfect first day in Paris with Marion! Paris by Mouth was the perfect way to begin our family’s tour of Paris. Marion our guide is a cheese and wine expert and she took us to the most divine shops! We started w an award winning baguette and the most delicious croissant my family has ever had. Then we went to a cheese shoppe with the most unbelievable assortment (and aroma!). After that a specialty chocolate shop, and next a wine shop to taste it all. We were stuffed and delighted upon leaving for our final stop at a specialty pastry shop. It was a small, friendly group and we had a wonderful time and learned a lot. If only we had room for more!! Thank you Marion and PBM! _____ A MUST ON YOUR VISIT TO PARIS!! This was the best food tour ever – it came highly recommended to me. Deniz is amazing, make sure you get her as your host. She has a great background of being a chef herself and is very knowledgeable. She was also extra accommodating to my parents who were walking a bit slower than the rest of the crowd.The places we stopped were perfect and a great range of food from breads to chocolate to cheese and pate! We enjoyed it all in this adorable wine cellar too with great wines. Sara, one of the owners, was so easy and great to work with. I had a few changes along the way and she got back to me so quickly and was also very accommodating. Definitely do this when you are in Paris — it is a MUST!!! _____ Must take Diane was especially lovely! I had such a fun time on this tour, even as a solo. I learned a lot about French culture and food – how to order a baguette and which cheese is my favorite. Plus she added in history of places and food. It’s a must! Amazing Food Experience The Left Bank tour with Aurélien was wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable about French food and culture. The bread, cheese, chocolates, patisserie and wine we sampled were very tasteful. _____ Marion took us on a delightful journey through Paris’s finest bakeries, cheese, and chocolate shoppes. She was amazing! Marion was a fabulous guide and extremely well-informed about Parisian cuisine. The tour was one of our top highlights of our trip. Highly recommend! _____ Best food tour in Paris! We did the south marais food tour with Neil and it was incredible. We learned so much about the neighborhood and finished it off drinking wine and eating cheese in one of the oldest buildings in Paris which had an underground cave. Can’t recommend this enough! _____ Savory Le Marais food tour a highlight of trip Well worth the 3 hours. We took the savory North Le Marais tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. We learned much regarding the foods we ate, wines we drank, as well as the culture surrounding the creation of those foods. We also saw a bit of the le Marais neighborhood which was lovely. Our guide Andres was very knowledgeable and friendly, patiently answering our group’s many questions. He had good recommendations for wines and restaurants, bars and shops in le Marais aside from those we visited. Ee had dinnerbatva redtaurant he recommended and it was excellent and reasonably priced! I would highly recommend his tour to anyone interested in eating great food while in Paris. _____ Great Tour! Your was great and learned a ton. Had lots of great food from various local places that had won numerous awards. Marion, was phenomenal and was very knowledgeable! _____ Book the Left Bank tour early in your trip! We were on the fence about taking up a whole morning for a tour but it turned out to be one of the best things we did on our trip. Deniz led us through the Latin Quarter, sharing with us where to go for the best croissants and cheese. Then she provided lots of samples along with a wine tasting. We likely never would have found these shops on our own and we happily returned to get picnic provisions and snacks throughout our trip. Deniz also gave us restaurant and shopping recommendations and took us to a pastry shop and chocolate shop for delicious samples. It was a memorable morning/afternoon. Highly recommend! _____ Required experience if visiting Paris. As someone who typically avoids guided tours of any kind, this one is truly an exception. It provided us with a unique perspective of Paris and its culinary culture that we would not have been able to see otherwise. Stephanie was lovely, knowledgeable (while still being approachable), and gave us perfect restaurant/bar recommendations for the rest of our trip. _____ Best intro to French food and food culture! We had the pleasure of enjoying the Left Bank tour with the very knowledgeable and fun Marion Cazes. We were an intimate group of 7 with Marion all to ourselves! We sampled croissant, baguette, patisserie, chocolate, wine and cheese from some of the Meuilleur Ouvrir de France—the best quality! Included was THE croissant supplier to the French president—wow! Though not an extensive cheese and wine tasting, Marion’s wine credentials and knowledge were very helpful. We know California wine well and got a great introduction to French wines and wine regions. She shared many recommendations to cool bars and restaurants. If you are here for only a short time, trust Marion to lead you to Paris’ hidden foodie gems! _____ If you are interested in a food tour, paris is the right place and this is the right tour. This tour, while expensive, was worth every penny. We did the Latin Quarter tour with Deniz, and had some of the most amazing food. Deniz was highly knowledgeable and both interested and interesting. If you’re in the market for a food tour, Paris is the place to do it and this tour is the one to do. Started with the best croissant I have ever had, followed by pastries, bread, cheese, chocolates, a lengthy wine store stop where we ate a generous amount of fabulous cheese with generous amounts of three different wines, and then more pastry to finish. The tour took about three hours, 10am – 1pm. No need for lunch after. Highly recommended. _____ Delicious and informative Stephanie gave us a food tour in the Marais. She was very friendly and the food we tasted was amazing. The temperature was almost 100 degrees and she aptly pivoted to help us avoid the heat. The croissant was so extraordinary that we ventured back from the 7th just to buy another for our breakfast another day. I highly recommend Stephanie and Paris by Mouth!! _____ A must do for food lovers! This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Paris! Stephen was a perfect guide. He taught us all about how to judge a baguette, all about different types of cheeses, fascinating info about the world class chocolatier we visited, and so much more. The food was spectacular (who doesn’t love cheeses, breads, and patisserie???) and the information was just so interesting. I loved it so much that I tried to book another tour during my trip only to find they were fully booked the rest of the week (no surprise there at all). The small group setting was perfect because we were all able to talk with one another and chat with Stephen. I will absolutely be doing another tour during my next visit!

Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in June 2022:

Paris By Mouth is a “must do” city walking tour; you will want to come back for more. My husband and I loved our 2015 tour so much we had to do another when we were in Paris in May 2022; we were not disappointed. The Left Bank Food and Wine tour was great fun. The meet-up instructions were excellent, Deniz was a great guide and the selections for the tour were all very good (the artisty of the chocolatiers was amazing). There is a good bit of walking on this tour (as with any city tour) but the food selections are so generous you will welcome the opportunity to burn some calories. We recommend this tour to any of our friends that plan to visit Paris and we would certainly do another on our next trip back. — If you’re going to Paris put “Paris by Mouth” early in your plans. We made better food choices and restaurants because of information Andres provided us! This was our second tour, the first was the Cheese lovers and both were superb!

We had a delightful tour of the North Marais with Andres, He shared his knowledge and wealth of information about all the shops we visited. We were thrilled to learn about the best baguettes and all of the intricacies involved in baking, shelf life and more!

Also on our tour, we had “to die for” croissants, chocolates, pates, delicious cheeses and wine! It was fun to walk around this bustling neighborhood and check out the market as well. Andres was super engaging and answered all of our questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. He provided us with some tidbits about French culture that were on point and helpful during our stay. He also helped us with some of his favorite restaurants in Nice where we also traveled. — My daughter (age 18) and I enjoyed a fabulous afternoon in the north Marais with charming, knowledgeable Marie! Marie shared her deep knowledge of history, Paris, French food and wine along with her art, restaurant and baking background. We enjoyed the most delicious chocolate, cheese, croissant, baguette, charcuterie and wine at special neighborhood spots. Our Paris By Mouth food tour was the highlight of our trip to Paris! — Do this! Do this on your first day in Paris – then you will have so much information for the rest of your time to ensure you have every chance to enjoy the glory of French cuisine and wine in between the museums, galleries etc. Stephen was endlessly knowledgeable and patient. It will be a highlight of your time in Paris. ___ St Germain Tour Lynne was an amazing tour guide! We got to try so many things and left feeling full! She was able to recommend restaurants and things to do for the remainder of our stay in Paris. Highly recommend the st germain tour! ___ A Delicious Tour in Paris Slow-paced tour to savor some of the best tastes in the town. From elegant croissants to an amazing array of cheeses and chocolates, finishing with France’s wines, this is an experience which fully complements the beauty of Paris. ___ Utterly enjoyable! We loved our afternoon tour with Jennifer in the St. Germain area. It was a small group, very relaxed, and very informative. It didn’t feel like a “tour,” more like an experienced friend sharing her love of wine, cheese, meats, and sweets. Utterly enjoyable; highly recommend. ___ Our guide, Aurelien, was engaging and knowledgeable about the foods of France. Learned so much about French culture and the food tastes and wine pairings were superb! ___ Andres was awesome! Our guide, Andres Medrano, was friendly, insightful, prepared, and very well suited to lead our North Marais food tour! It was an excellent morning that we would have enjoyed for hours more! ___ Emily in Paris (by Mouth)! The small group and length of tour In North Marais with Emily, was perfect! We heard wonderful things about Paris by Mouth and the tour exceeded our expectations. ___ Thank you Andres Great tour with Andres. Interesting, thoughtful, very knowledgeable and he was able to adapt without fuss to all in a group with varied backgrounds and tastes. The places we visited and the tastings were all well thought out and would definitely recommend whether you are a novice or an experienced foodie. ___ The Best Food Shops in Saint Germain Our small group had a truly wonderful tour of food shops in Saint Germain area of Paris with Stephen. It was an exhilarating experience for our taste buds while our knowledge horizons were expanded. We sat in a lovely market to break bread, cheese and meats together with wine. I really recommend doing a food tour with Paris by Mouth to immerse yourself in this taste of Paris. ___ This is a Must Do When in Paris This was our second tour with Paris by Mouth. This time we experienced the Left Bank and all that it has to offer. Our guide was Deniz and she was excellent. She was easy to understand since we have had problems understanding some of the French when they are speaking English. She taught us a great deal about all the different foods we tried. It was a wonderful afternoon and we highly recommend this tour. ___ Cheese Explosion blew away expectations The Cheese Explosion tour was a highlight of our stay in Paris. We tasted a great variety of cheeses with nice wine pairings. Jennifer was an engaging host and very knowledgeable and passionate about cheese. It was great to get an explanation in the shop of the main types of cheeses and how to purchase them. I highly recommend booking this tour early in your stay, as you will come away with a ton of great Paris recommendations. You’ll also know how to buy the best cheese (and bread) while in France! Not only were the visited establishments excellent, but he also had a wealth of knowledge about other local venues that we made part of our trip – in Paris and other parts of France! — A must do tour if you love food! If you want to learn more about French food and wine than this tour is for you. We did the North Marais tour led by Deniz. She was fantastic, so knowledgeable and wanted to learn more about our interests in order to shape the tour. The food and wine was generous with an excellent variety of things to try so much so I will never look at bread, croissants or cheese the same way. Highly recommend! — Excellent small group tour We had an excellent experience with Diane on our North Marais tour. Great communication before and a thorough email after with all the details from our tour. The portions were generous such that there were takeaway portions of cheese afterwards. The food and wine was of course amazing. Our group was delightfully international and included Puerto Ricans, a Kazakh, and a CA winemaker. And the groups size is capped at 8. Diane was very knowledgeable on the subject matter and has quite a gourmet expert resume. I would highly recommend. — Lovely insider tour! My favorite part of our Left Bank food tour with Neil was the detailed knowledge and insider info he shared about each stop and the area’s history related to food. This was a great way to dig deeper and appreciate a selection of truly great spots in the vast ocean of Paris’s food scene. My two teenage daughters even enjoyed the info, selection and tastings! — North Marais with Diane We had an excellent tour with Diane! She was deeply knowledgeable and made the tour both educational and fun! We loved the intimate format and enjoyed getting to know our small group of fellow travelers. Would highly recommend Paris by Mouth and Diane’s leadership! — Must do in Paris / Marais Trip highlight was Paris by Mouth Food Tour. Responsive organizers and clear directions. Wish we could have had Aurelien narrate and navigate our entire stay in Paris. A perfect mix of savory and sweet treats and an engaging and informative presentation exploring a fun area in North Marais. Not to be missed. Will book another area when we return! Thank you! — Magnificent (north) Marias with Marion This tour is simply excellent. Intimate, personalized, and fun. Marion was the perfect tour guide – friendly, entertaining, funny, knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and her passion for food and wine was evident throughout the experience. I learned so much and had a really great time – all while “tasting” our way through the North Marais. Highly, highly recommend it to all audiences. — South Marais with Aurelien This tour and the food were so amazing. Aurelien was a great guide… accommodating the different interests of the group and even keeping my teenagers engaged. Highly recommend! — Marais with Diane We had a fantastic food tour of the Marais with Diane! The food was delicious, the company delightful, and Diane was extremely knowledgable and made everyone feel at ease. Diane also followed up with a detailed email of our itinerary and information about everything we ate and drank which I will absolutely keep for future reference. She even gave us some recommendations for other areas of the city. A highlight of our trip! — Incredibly delightful! We absolutely loved our tour with Aurelien! We toured the Left Bank area and were so impressed with Aurielien’s lovely and kind vibe, extensive knowledge, and good humor! The day was brutally hot but we barely noticed – we were so engaged. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to get an inside scoop on some of Paris’s best foods. — Great Experience! We had a wonderful food tour of Saint-Germaine with some nice touches of history added in. The original Poilane bakery was a highlight. The tour ended with tastings of delicious cheeses, charcuterie, bread and wine that easily counts as lunch. Stephen was delightful and very impressive professionally. — Fantastic start to our trip Our tour of the Left Bank was absolutely phenomenal! Neil, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and made the entire experience such a fantastic start to our Paris trip. We ended up going back to a lot of the stops to pick up more treats while we were in Paris for the week, and grabbed chocolate to bring home with us. The food we tasted on the tour was probably the best we had while in the city – award winning cheeses, croissants, baguettes, pastries, chocolates & wines. We decided to book a tour for our first afternoon in the city (after taking a red-eye flight and landing that morning). Would not recommend that part – we were feeling pretty jet lagged by the time the tour rolled around. But Neil’s passion for the topics, knowledge about the various specialties & general recommendations made it a joy despite how tired we are. We also left the tour with recommendations for restaurants, activities, and Neil’s local knowledge helped us figure out how to get tickets to the Coup de France that was happening that weekend – which was absolutely amazing. This tour was a top highlight of our entire trip. We can’t wait to book another tour on our next visit! — Engaging tour We had a wonderful tour in Marias today with our guide Marion. She was so engaging and knew so much about food. We were lucky to be able to sample a little bit of everything – bread, sweets, wine, cheese and charcuteries. We really enjoyed the day and it was a wonderful way to see a little part of Paris. — Outstanding Aurélien was an extraordinary guide as he navigated us through the most delicious food tour! He was knowledgeable, engaging & kind. Highly recommend him & the tour!!!! — Delicious and Delightful Our guide Neil was as knowledgeable as he was engaging—the best of combinations for a wonderful tour! A particular highlight were the cheeses and his detailed explanations. — A wonderful way to sample a city and it’s food and wine. Lynne met us in front of Poilane bakery for our first stop. She told us the history of the bakery and the Poilane family before entering . Here , as at all the shops we sampled and then she purchased food for our ultimate stop, sitting to sample cheese and wine pairings. I had been on one Paris By Mouth tour previously and both have been wonderful. — 50th birthday treat Neil met us with bottles of water and we tasted our way through the Left Bank and collected treats to eat in a lovely subterranean wine cave. Perfect on a warm day. The group surprised me by singing happy birthday and Neil put a candle in my Paris-Brest eclair. C’est magnifique. — A picky eaters review Let’s start with saying I am a picky eater and my wife will try anything. Doing this was her idea. The whole process was handled very well with communication. Our guide ,Steven was great. Very informative and knowledgeable. he explained the history of the wines, cheeses, bread and meats we tried. Being picky, I was hesitant but did sample some. The rest of the group definitely enjoyed it all. —

Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in MAY 2022: —– Lynne, with Paris by Mouth, gave us a wonderful tour of St Germain. She was a delight and so knowledgeable! A perfect and delicious morning in Paris! Written May 30, 2022 —– We went on the South Marais tour with Stephen, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend others do the same. Stephen was a fantastic guide with a wealth of knowledge about the area and its history, not to mention the fantastic spots he took us to. Great way to explore part of a Paris. Written May 30, 2022 —– Every small shop our guide Isabel took us in was fantastic. We would never have been able to find these places on our on. The cheese shop was over the moon! Written May 30, 2022 —– This was our second Paris by Mouth tour and we would happily do another one. On each tour we learned totally different things about bead, cheese, wine, chocolate and charcuterie, even though we had the same guide both times (DIane). She is great at explaining complex concepts about wine and food while making it relatable and fun. Everything we tried was top notch and we loved the cute wine bar at the end. Written May 29, 2022 —– THE BEST TOUR!!! If going to Paris, if you book anything, book this! Isabelle was AWESOME! The food and wine was amazing! We did the St Germain one! Learned so much about the food! Can’t say enough about it! Go and experience it!!! Written May 28, 2022 —– Amazing time with Diane! Super knowledgeable about life in France!!! Visited some great food stores (Poilane bakery, chocolate store (will not share the name so you can discover it too, wine store, cheese and charcuterie etc… Needless to say, we ate and drank like kings and Queens!!! Thank you Diane! Written May 28, 2022 —– Diane was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide! We had a blast learning about Saint Germaine and enjoying some great food and wine and came away more knowledgeable about food, Paris, and even some of its history! Written May 25, 2022 —– This was our first Paris by Mouth tour, in fact, one of the few food tours we’ve ever done. Diane was so knowledgeable and so open to questions. I wondered how it might go, given different levels of knowledge and interest in the group, but I learned all sorts of things and Diane was gracious and able to answer all kinds of different questions. The weather was miserable but you would not have known it given Diane’s enthusiasm – I loved how protective of the bread she was! What was even more helpful was the information she sent later about the foods we’d eaten and places we’d been, and she followed up with it so quickly that we could refer to it immediately during the rest of our stay in Paris. Written May 25, 2022 —– Wonderful Left bank tour with Diane. This was our first ever food tour and we loved it. Diane was very knowledgeable and walked us thru the maze of French cheese and wines! She was super friendly and hospitable and ever willing to answer all kinds of questions. Strongly recommended. Written May 24, 2022 —– Left bank tour was wonderful, despite the rain! Small group of 7, our guide was fabulous, very knowledgeable and a great teacher, learned a lot. Best croissant in all of Paris, wonderful cheeses, chocolate, macaroons and then a lovely wine tasting. Loved learning about French wines. A must do tour! Written May 23, 2022 —– This was a wonderful tour – highly recommend! The best part of the tour was our guide Stephen, who was so knowledgeable and also just a really nice guy who was fun to be with. The food we tasted was truly extraordinary- the best baguette, croissant, chocolate, cheese, and charcuterie I have ever tasted – and so much of it that we didn’t end up needing dinner after the tour. Book this tour – you will not be disappointed. Written May 22, 2022 —– This tour was recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad we included this fun, informative and tasty activity into our trip’s itinerary. Diane was personable and knowledgeable – overall a fantastic guide. I’d recommend this tour through the historic st Germaine neighborhood to anyone who enjoys delicious bread, cheese, chocolate, pastries and wine. 🙂 Written May 21, 2022 —– Had such a great time during the Left Bank tour! I actually was supposed to attend the Marais tour, but due to flight issues and COVID uncertainty, missed that tour. Paris by Mouth was thankfully very understanding, and rescheduled me for the Left Bank tour happening later in the day. I’m so glad they did because I really loved the Left Bank tour and especially our guide Diane!

Diane is so knowledgeable about food and history, as well as a gifted storyteller! The tour was incredibly interesting and engaging, not to mention, of course, delicious! Diane picked the most exquisite cheeses, chocolates, pastries, and wine for us to try, and I appreciated that she asked us for our dietary preferences beforehand and was so accommodating of them. The places Diane took us were places I wouldn’t have known about on my own, so I felt like I was getting a real local’s tour. I also really enjoyed the small group setting and getting to learn about the other folks in my tour. I can’t wait to come back and try some of the other tours offered, and encourage others give this tour a try! Written May 21, 2022 —– I had such a wonderful time on the Left Bank Tour with Diane! She’s a wonderful tour guide and all of the food we ate – gotta love anyone who shows up with a croissant and a bread knife! I recommend this tour to everyone! Written May 21, 2022 —– This is the second time I’ve done a tour with Paris by Mouth. Deniz was spectacular. She has an encyclopedic knowledge and was just great fun to spend time with. And of course the food was amazing. Couldn’t recommend highly enough! Thank you Deniz! Written May 21, 2022 —– Paris by Mouth is one of our favorite food tours. We have travelled to France many times but still learned a lot about French food and wine. Our guide, Diane, was so wonderful! She was very welcoming and is very knowledgeable about French food, customs, and history. We were so glad to be on her tour, it felt like spending an afternoon with a good friend who was showing us around Paris. The tour started with a croissant, then went to a boulangerie for bread, a fromagerie for cheese, a chocolate shop, and pastry shop before heading to a cute wine store to enjoy all of our food with perfectly paired wine. Along the way, Diane gave a really nice overview of the history and culture of each spot and picked up lots of useful tips. There was a lot of food and wine for each person, definitely enough for a meal. Would highly recommend! Written May 21, 2022 —– Diane’s tour was a perfect mix of food, history, and fun. Every aspect was so thoughtful and the food was incredible. I appreciated that rather than visiting multiple sit down restaurants, we walked around the neighborhood to procure various items from specialty vendors. Bread from classic bakery, chocolate from an unbelievable chocolatier, meats from a renowned butcher, cheese from an incredible cheese monger, and finally wine from a lovely shop. The overall experience was charming, authentic, and delightful. Written May 21, 2022 —– We can’t recommend the Paris by Mouth food tours highly enough. The Left Bank your led by our fantastic and charming guide, Neil, was a highlight of our trip. Each of the stops we made was a thoughtfully chosen, top-notch example of a patisserie, fromagerie, or chocolaterie. Neil’s extensive knowledge of Paris, food, and wine (among other things) made for the most interesting and engaging tour. Our small group enjoyed magnificent tastings at each of the shops we visited before making our way to a wine cave to pair several excellent wines with the treats Neil had collected and carried for us on our journey in St-Germain-des-Pres. We look forward to booking with Paris by Mouth again on our return to Paris! Written May 19, 2022 —– We took the South Marais tour the afternoon we landed in Paris, something we always do when we travel abroad, haven’t slept in 2 days and need a way to stay awake, see a cool neighborhood in a new city, and begin to experience local food. This was one of the best we’ve ever done. 6 stops and an epic feast of wine, cheese, bread and patisserie in a wine cellar at the end. It doesn’t get any better. Both our guide and the food were amazing. Highly recommend! Written May 19, 2022 —– My mom and I had the Paris by Mouth tour in St. Germain with Lynne and it was an unforgettable and amazing experience! We had great food, terrific wine and most of all, we had such a cozy atmosphere with Lynne and our super fun foodie group. She picked out great sweets, cheeses and charcuterie for us to eat – all while giving us interesting tidbits of history. What really stood out for me is how sympathetic and accommodating Lynne was to the entire group. It was a walking tour but Lynne still took the time to accommodate my mom who has mobility issues and ensure that we had enough pauses and places to relax, see some amazing sights and learn about food. All while doing this seamlessly within the tour itself and not making my mom or myself feel like we were a burden for waking a bit slower. We came away from the tour with a new appreciation for Parisian food, wine and our amazing group and guide Lynne. Strongly recommend booking this tour! 🙂 Written May 19, 2022 —– I’ve taken all of the Paris By Mouth tours – this was a repeat tour for me because I wanted to take my sister. PBM tours always exceed expectations and standout as a favorite activity on every visit. Our guide, Marion is from France, spoke very nice English, was excited and enthusiastic to share her in depth knowledge of the best Paris has to offer – pastries, breads, chocolate, sweets, charcuterie, cheese, wine. I highly recommend any and all of the PBM tours. After visiting all of the shops and tasting and collecting food along the way we arrived at a wine cave – le 18 Oberkampf where we spent a lovely couple of hours tasting cheeses and meats paired with wines as Marion did a wonderful job teaching our group about the regions and characteristics of each Written May 19, 2022 —– Lynne was our tour guide and her first-hand experience as a pastry chef gives her some great insights. All the places she took us to were great, and the food was top quality. She was very good at explaining the history behind each of the shops we visited, and she obviously has a good personal relationship with all the people who work there. This tour is highly recommended. Written May 18, 2022 —– Last week I was lucky enough to do a walking foodie tour with Lynne from Paris by Mouth in St. Germain. It was an enjoyable 3 hours filled with interesting foodie info but also tidbit facts about Paris. Lynne was lovely and upbeat and the other people on the tour were terrific. We had a great time. Along the way we nibbled and near the end of this tour we were able to sit at proper tables in the shade and enjoy some charcuterie and wine. Recommended. Written May 18, 2022 —– What an amazing experience! We learned so much during our tour with Stephen! We booked a private tour for six and enjoyed so many wonderful treats it is impossible to pick a favorite. His food knowledge was interesting and engaging. The stops on the tour were unique. The only downside was discovering a delicious cheese we are not likely to find at home. Great reason to return to Paris! Thank you Stephen! Written May 17, 2022 —– Paris by Mouth – North Marais Food Tour with Andres Medrano was excellent! We sampled wines, cheese, charcuterie, chocolates, and of course, the breads. The award winning Boulangerie with the most incredible croissants was amazing. Andres was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions, and went above and beyond to provide follow-up information and also provided recommendations for area restaurants and shops. Definitely one of the best food tours we’ve been on. Highly recommended. Written May 16, 2022 —– North Marais Tour with Deniz was simply the best tour I have ever taken. Deniz was so knowledgeable and warm. Her food choices were impeccable and she explained everything very clearly. I learned so much and it was a great time with a friendly group. Highly recommend! Written May 16, 2022 —– Really good food tour. I’ve done food tours in loads of different cities and this one is really great. Our guide was really knowledgeable, accommodating and enthusiastic. Written May 15, 2022 —– My husband & I were in Paris in April and had a wonderful Left Bank walking tour with Stephen from ‘Paris by Mouth’. It was one of the best (if not THE BEST) tour we have ever taken. We went to learn about & Stephen purchased award winning products – baguettes & croissants, cheeses, chocolate, desserts, and wine. Stephens breadth of knowledge and experience was incredible. We ended up in a quaint wine shop to partake of our delicious food & drink. It was a small group (6 in our tour) and we had a wonderful time. This is truly a tour not to miss. We plan to do another one of their tours the next time we are in Paris. Written May 14, 2022 —– Diane was our guide and she did a tremendous job. She was informative, funny and knowledgeable. It was my favorite tour in Paris. Highly recommended! Written May 14, 2022 —– This guided food tour of the Marais was one of our favorite tours of our whole trip….our guide, Diane…originally from the US with a resume that would impress every foodie….Diane is the real deal and taught us SO much about what makes for the best Boulangerie—award winning croissants & baguettes…fromageries that age the cheese on site…charcuteries w the best meats & pates…the best chocolates…and lastly—awesome wines from the great regions of France where we sat at a table and tasted all of our delicacies together…it is NOT to be missed….We were in touch w Diane later in our stay for other recommendations in the 7th where we tried to replicate our experience and had a picnic in the park…my suggestion is to do the tour early in your stay so you can use your knowledge for the time you are in France Written May 14, 2022 —– Our South Marais food tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. After a warm welcome from Aurelien, our extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide, we spent the next 3.5 hours in food paradise—visiting exquisite shops, learning about the history and uniqueness of each place we visited, and sampling the most incredible wines, cheeses, breads and pastries. This is a not-to-be-missed experience when in Paris! Written May 14, 2022 —– I now understand why the Paris By Mouth tours are so popular: We had a delightful time discovering and eating our way through St. Germaine. The variety of purveyors and food/wine was perfect. We would not have found these places or delectable eats on our own, and the accompanying narrative throughout was great. Lynne was personable and super knowledgeable- She is clearly respected and known by the locals like the charismatic retired butcher and smiling cheese monger in the covered market and the debonaire guys that run the wine shop. This was a highlight of the trip. The size of group (8) was a nice format/pace & I’d highly recommend. Written May 13, 2022 —– It was rainy and freezing but the Left Bank tour with Isabelle was still super enjoyable and delicious. We came home with new knowledge and a taste for ashy French goat cheese! The croissants in California are now disappointing and can never compare. The best part was the wine and cheese pairings at the end. Our two teenagers enjoyed this tour as well. Isabelle followed up the tour with an email summary of the places we went and the cheeses and chocolates we enjoyed. I hope to be able to do this again someday. Highly recommend! Written May 11, 2022 —– The Marais tour with Andres was delightful and educational. The Marais Market, the Boulangerie, Chocolate maker, cheese shop, charcuterie shop were all top quality. Andres generously adjusted his selections to the tastes of some of the tour members. He was extremely knowledgeable about wines and cheeses. These tours are my favorite Paris experience. Written May 11, 2022 —– Our tour of St. Germain was the perfect kick-off for our trip to France. Jen, our guide, made a great tour into a fabulous life experience. She’s a great storyteller and super informed about all things food, but especially, cheese, bread, chocolate, and wine! Additionally, she’s a connector- so I credit her alchemist’s touch with turning what could have been an awkward experience- three couples traveling together and two complete strangers- into a rich and festive experience. We were all hoping to stay in touch by the end of the tour. Can’t say enough good things about the experience. The Olympia-Los Angeles crew. Written May 9, 2022 —– We had a lovely afternoon in Saint Germain with Diane enjoying treats we would never have discovered without this great tour! Diane was personable, knowledgable, and fun. Cannot recommend enough! Written May 8, 2022 —– We had a lovely food tour with Marie this week. We opted for the morning “North Marais” tour. Marie was knowledgeable, friendly and fun. There were only 6 people in our tour, which was nice. We visit a boulangerie and tried croissants and baguettes, a chocolatier and sampled exquisite chocolates. We then visited a few other stores, picking up items and learning about the food along the way. The final stop was at a wine store and Marie layed out bread, cheese and charcuterie to sample with a variety of wines. A different format than other food tours that we’ve been on, but it was delightful. Loved learning about the area as well as the food! Highly recommend!!! Written May 7, 2022 —– We went on the St Germaine tour with Lynne and it was one of the main highlights of our trip so far! Lynne is an amazing guide; very personable as well as extremely knowledgeable about food. Would HIGHLY recommend any tour with her – so fun and enjoyable. We began at Poilane Bakery and its rich Parisien history, next Champon Chocolaterie (oh wow! Leonidas Belgian chocolate is my all time favorite, but this has changed my opinion about French chocolate), then finished at the Marche Couvert St Germain (covered market). I got to try many different things with a great group and a guide truly passionate about food, making it so much more fun! Do it!!! Great experience and sooo fun! What other tours are you doing Lynne? We’re here another week ….. Written May 4, 2022 —– This was my second tour with Paris by Mouth, and it was once again fabulous and informative. I not only learned a lot about food and culture in Paris, but got to meet some fantastic people as well. Jennifer, our guide, was knowledgeable, friendly, and helped all of us enjoy the experience. Would happily attend another tour and would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting an authentic and tasty experience to remember in Paris! Written May 2, 2022 —– We took our first Paris by Mouth tour last week with Stephen exploring Marais. What a fantastic experience! He clearly knows the shopkeepers well and picked out wonderful cheese, chocolate, and wine for us. Stephen is charming and knowledgable and flexed when he needed to – a film was being made at the boulangerie that he had picked out – but he quickly found another for our baguettes! The people in our small group were also charming and interesting. Loved the cave-like setting for our tasting. Written May 2, 2022 —– My husband and I did a food tour of St. Germain with Diane and it was just fantastic. It was our second tour with Paris by Mouth (the last one was pre-pandemic in the Marais.) Diane is an expert and really knows her way around the best that Paris has to offer. I was really excited to start our tour at Poilane, the famous bakery and from there we moved on to chocolate, cheese, charcuterie, and wine. What more could you ask for? The tour ended on a cute little terrace outside a wine cave where we tasted and talked about everything we had seen and more. Highly recommend a tour with Paris by Mouth and Diane on your next trip to Paris! (And I don’t even eat meat.) Written May 2, 2022 —– Diane, was an excellent host as we meandered around Saint Germain, popping into bakeries, chocolate shops, markets & finally settling in for a wine & cheese tasting.

This was my 1st Paris food tour & to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. I’m not a fan of group activities with strangers & I live in NYC, a food mecca. However, my expectations were blown away. First, by the bakery (Poilane), 2nd a chocolate shop we stopped in (Patrick Roger) (both of these were on my list to check out, outside of this food tour) & 3rd, Diane’s knowledge, plus her ability to keep a diverse group of people engaged & very happy (2 NYers were in our group, not an easy feat).

At Poilane, Diane has pre-purchased treats for us to try immediately & some for later. She shared lots of history & helpful tid-bits including how to tell a GREAT croissant from an eh, you don’t want that kind of croissant (I’ve passed on many croissants since gaining this invaluable information). Patrick Roger was not part of the scheduled tour, but when we walked by I asked to stop & Diane was more than accommodating (A+++ customer service). At the market, Diane purchases several kinds of cheese & pate & I took several pictures of cheese & pate. This market is just what you want a French market to be.

Post the market we settled in for the wine & cheese tasting. Our group was lively & the more wine we drank the livelier we got – chatting about who we were & what we’d done since arriving in Paris – in between chatter Diane shared details of the wine & cheese pairings (history, region, seasonality, etc.) We even tried the ‘fancy French way” to aerate our wine (I’m still practicing so I can show off at dinners & parties). Be sure to ask her about this on her tour, it’s impressive! What’s also impressive is that we ALL tried the varieties of pate!

I was quite surprised to receive an email from Diane a few days later with all the details about our tour. This made me so very happy (since I didn’t take any notes). Now I can find all the bread, chocolate, cheeses & pates we had in Paris here in NYC (my new favorite: ash goats milk cheese). Written May 1, 2022 —– We took our Paris by Mouth tour the first full day we were in Paris so that we could get a good understanding of our week-long home – St. Germain. Lynn met us at the local bakery, Polane, where we began our education of the most beautiful French food and wine. Lynn taught us the term MOF which is the most esteemed, hard-earned designation in France. My group then spent the rest of our time while in Paris looking for MOFs and although they are not easy to find, it did make our trip even more fun. Lynn is very knowledgable and made our tour relaxing, entertaining and delicious. Lynn also gave us recommendations for dinner which we followed for lovely, truly delectable French food. I highly recommend this tour! Bon Appetite everyone! Written May 1, 2022 —– Learning about place and culture through the beauties of food creation is especially meaningful in France. The tour we did of North Marais opened up a much deeper appreciation of all aspects of French cuisine. Our guide Isabelle shared both joy and knowledge about the creators and the sellers of stunning delights. We also had a really fun group. Written May 1, 2022 —– Diane was an amazing tour guide and this tour was the highlight of our trip. The cheese, baguettes, croissants, wine and chocolate were the best we’ve ever had. A must see when in Paris! Written May 1, 2022 —–

My husband and my step-grandma took the taste tour in 2008 and we still have a blast nowadays. Everyday when I wake up I still think about this Crémeux de Bourgogne we ate. I wish I could go back to Paris

My wife and I took the wine and cheese tour in August of 2020. We had a blast. Despite having visited Paris multiple times, the tour really provided us with new information, new tastes, and a lot of fun and laughs. Would recommend it 10/10.

Thanks Shawn, we’re thrilled that you loved your tour! – Meg

Hi Katie! We’re hoping to announce that and open bookings next week! We’ll email you 🙂

My friend and I took your French wine seated tour in July of 2017 and absolutely loved it! We learned so much and had a wonderful time! We are returning this July with our husbands and would love to take another of your tours. When do you expect to reopen your tours?

Our Paris By Mouth Tour with Diane on 12/19 was incredible. My husband and I have been coming to Paris for over 20 years so to go to places we haven’t been was a treat. Diane was very informative and made you feel welcome and as though you were an old friend. We will definitely book another tour when we come to Paris again.

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Best Paris Food & Wine Tours

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15 Best Paris Food & Wine Tasting Tours for 2024

What's the best way to experience superb French cuisine while you explore Paris? 

Join a Paris food tour, a wine tasting experience, a dinner cruise, or even a cooking class!  You'll savor fantastic cheese, chocolates, wine, champagne, and pastries while you learn about what makes them special and unique. 

Top Paris Food & Wine Tours

Here are our top recommendations:

  • 3-Hour Montmartre Cheese, Wine, and Pastry Tour
  • Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour in Saint-Germain
  • Champagne Tasting and Lunch Day Trip
  • Marais Walking Food Tour - Cheeses, Wine Tastings, Pastries
  • Bus Toqué Tour with 5-Course Dinner & Champagne

As a bonus, you'll also explore iconic neighborhoods such as Montmartre, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and the Marais, or, if you choose the Bus Toqué, get a wonderful tour of Paris itself and see lots of top attractions.

Take a look at the following descriptions of 15 mouth-watering Paris food and wine experiences - everything from walking tours to gourmet dinners to wine (and beer!) tastings to cooking classes.  Reserve tickets for your favorites, and get ready for a close-up view of Paris's culinary culture. 

As Hemingway famously wrote, "Paris is a moveable feast" - and you're about to experience it on these favorite Paris food tours.  Bon appetit!

Top photo: Display in a Paris produce market in the Latin Quarter neighborhood

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Best Paris Neighborhood Walking Tours with Food & Wine Tastings

Explore Paris's most famous neighborhoods as you sample fantastic pastries, cheese, charcuterie, wine, macarons, and chocolates on these five wonderful gourmet walking tours:

1.  Taste Cheese, Wine, & Pastries in Montmartre

Pastries in a Montmartre bakery

You'll discover why Montmartre, once the home of Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, and other starving artists, has become a favorite of some of the city's best food artisans, markets, and bakeries as you sample their creations on the small-group 3-Hour Montmartre Cheese, Wine, and Pastry Tour.

What you'll eat:   As you walk along the cobblestone lanes past terraced cafes and markets brimming with fresh produce, your guide will take you to the best spots to taste the exceptional quality of the local products.  You'll sip wine as you sample local cheeses and charcuterie, enjoy freshly-made French pastries, and savor incredible  hand-crafted chocolates.  

What you'll see:   Along the way, your guide will show you Montmartre's most famous sights:   Moulin Rouge, Sacré Coeur, the hillside vineyard, historical windmills, and the private mansions tucked away among the neighborhood's picturesque hillsides.

"Tour was so fun and interesting!  Delicious cheese, wine and pastries.  We couldn't eat dinner."

2.  Indulge in Pastry and Chocolate Tastings in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Pastries and confections in a specialty bakery in Paris's Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood

The Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour takes you on a fascinating 3-hour gourmet stroll of the posh Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood, known for its fantastic shops featuring gorgeous pastries and luscious chocolates which look almost too good to eat - but that's exactly what you'll get to do on this favorite Paris foodie experience!

As you stroll through the neighborhood's picture-perfect streets and narrow lanes, you'll make eight stops along the way to sample the fine chocolates, macarons, and pastries and even have a cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. 

What you'll experience:  As you savor all the different confections, you'll learn about the history of this famous neighborhood and its culinary artisans, including some of France's best chocolate and pastry chefs.  You'll even visit famed chocolatier Debauve & Gallais, a favorite of Marie-Antoinette.

Bonus:  You get a wonderful tour of the neighborhood as you explore its hidden passages, boutiques, galleries, and beautiful churches such as Saint Germain des Prés and Saint Sulpice.

"Far exceeded our expectations.  Parisian food is amazing!  Best chocolates in the world!!!"

3.  Enjoy Specialty Cheeses, Wine Pairings, & Desserts in the Marais

Chevre (goat cheese) display in a Paris fromagerie (cheese shop)

A cool feature of the Marais Walking Food Tour is that your guide takes you through off the usual tourist path in this uber-trendy neighborhood to visit the best artisan shops, bakeries, and markets.  You'll savor an explosion of flavors as you sample specialty French cheeses paired with wine, flavorful cured ham and charcuterie, fresh pastries, and a variety of confections.  Note the addresses as you'll want to return on your own!

Special moment: You'll also tour the Marché des Enfants Rouges, Paris's oldest covered market, bursting with fresh produce and specialty vendors who bring together the best local products of the Île de France region around Paris.  As you sample the juicy ripe strawberries, freshly-picked raspberries, or other seasonal treats, you'll discover why Parisians cherish their local markets.

Bonus:  Along the way, you'll also see a lot of the hidden corners of the Marais - superb art galleries, unique boutiques, hidden gardens, bistros where you'll want to return for a meal, and fascinating architecture. 

"Our guide knew so much about food, wine, and Paris.  We loved his passion, and we could have never discovered all these spots on our own.  This is the third Get Your Guide Paris food tour we've done on this trip and each one has been top quality."

4.  Sample the Finest Chocolates on this "Royal Paris" Walking Tour

Gourmet chocolates from a famous chocolatier on Rue Saint-Honoré near Jardin des Tuileries

If you dream about tasting and comparing some of the world's best chocolates, learning about artisan chocolate production in Paris, and experiencing the differences between traditional and modern chocolates, the Pure Chocolate Walking Tour is for you!

Why you'll love this tour:   In two words:  Superb chocolates!  In the company of an expert guide who is passionate about chocolate, you'll visit five master chocolatiers in around Madeleine Church, Tuileries Garden, and Place de la Concorde and savor the different styles and flavors of their chocolates.

Bonus:  You'll also get a wonderful introduction to the shops, boutiques, and arcades in this upscale part of the 1st and 8th arrondissements known as "Royal Paris," once the home of French nobility and now a favorite of fashion designers.

"Our guide was absolutely amazing and so were the chocolates.  Now we need to move to France because ... the chocolates!"

5.  Take a Gourmet Food Tour of the Latin Quarter

Place Contrescarpe in Paris's Latin Quarter

The Paris Gourmet Food Tour  is all about experiencing the flavors and pairings of some of France's most famous products while exploring the narrow lanes and medieval ambiance of Paris's Latin Quarter. 

What you'll do:  As you stroll around this evocative part of Paris, you'll visit a neighborhood market known for its high quality and wide variety of fresh produce and artisan products, stop by a fromagerie where you'll taste a variety of cheeses paired with wine and discover how the flavors enhance each other, and visit several bakeries to sample an amazing variety of freshly-baked French pastries. 

Tour highlight:  At the end, you'll stop by a shop with regional specialties and savor foie gras, France's most luxurious delicacy.

"Wonderful tour, way beyond our expectations.  We'd never tasted real fois gras before, and are amazed by how much we loved it."

6.  Explore the Fascinating Bastille District on a Gourmet Tasting & Walking Tour

Walking along the elevated Promenade Plantée

What's cool about the small-group Bastille District: Food Tasting, Promenade Plantée, & Viaduc des Arts Walking Tour is that not only do you get to taste delicious gourmet treats at specialty shops, but you also will explore one of Paris's most vibrant neighborhoods, a favorite of Parisian foodies.

Where you'll go:  You'll start at Place de la Bastille where the French Revolution began, and then you'll stroll past some of Paris's most iconic lesser-known destinations - scenic Port de l'Arsenal where Canal Saint-Martin and the Seine River meet, the Promenade Plantée elevated walkway, artisan shops at the Viaduc des Arts, and indie boutiques along Rue d'Aligre - as you stop and sample food along the way.

Tour highlight:  Visits to traditional food markets overflowing with beautiful seasonal produce, freshly baked breads, regional cheeses, and fine wines.

"Fantastic food, plus we saw parts of the "real" Paris that we'd have never found on our own.  We'll be back!"

Best Champagne, Wine, & Beer Tasting Experiences

7.  savor 8 champagnes & lunch on this day trip from paris.

Champagne tasting at Mercier's reception room in Epernay, France

On this Champagne Tasting and Lunch day trip, your driver-guide will transport you from Paris to the famous town of Epernay in the Champagne region where you'll spend the day sipping and comparing eight different Champagnes, enjoying a delicious French lunch, and participating in a Champagne Master class held (weather permitting) in the heart of a vineyard.  You'll also learn how the terroir (soil) and climate in this region create the perfect conditions for producing this special beverage.

What's special:  You'll visit three very different Champagne houses:  A world-famous one, plus a mid-sized and a small family-owned one.  This gives you the chance to compare the tastes of all the different beverages and decide which is your favorite.  As a bonus, you can also buy bottles to take back to Paris.

Bonus:  Getting to see the beautiful countryside and vineyards as your driver takes you around the area.

"This was absolutely amazing!  Drank lots of lovely champagne and had a great day with our guide. Loved the lunch with champagne pairings."

8.  Compare Beer vs Wine on the "Bastille Bites" Tour

See if you can spot the glass of beer in this photo of this popular brasserie in Place de la Bastille!

Did you know that the Paris region is home to numerous small producers of excellent craft beer?   C'est vrai!   You'll get to try some of the best on the Paris Craft Beer Tasting Tour.  

What you'll do:  With your expert guide/craft beer enthusiast, you'll stroll through Parisian neighborhoods as you sample brews at three different craft breweries on this small-group tour.  Along the way, you'll also sample snacks of charcuterie and cheese. 

Bonus #1 : You'll learn a bit about the interesting but mostly overlooked history of beer in France.

Bonus #2 - You'll pass through interesting parts of Paris, and will discover some great beer-focused bars to return to on your own.

Bonus #3 - Did we mention the excellent beer and food?

"Fantastic guide and experiences!  Loved all the places we visited, and can't wait to go back!!!"

9.  Take a French Wine Tasting Class with an Expert Sommelier

Enjoying a tasting in a popular Paris wine bar

During the French Wine Tasting Class with Sommelier experience, you'll savor wines from different French regions as you learn what makes each area and its wine unique, how to taste wine properly to detect the subtle flavors and nuances, and how Champagne is made.  A basket of bread is available to help you clear your palate between courses. 

What may surprise you:  How different the wines are from each other, once you get tuned into how to really taste them and "read" their subtle tones and notes.

Bonus:   You'll learn how to read French wine labels, understand the meaning of concepts like terroir and appelation, and tell the difference between wines from Sancerre and Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone.  Get ready to impress your friends! 

Already know these things?  Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the different wine selections - they're really good!

"Sublime.  A highlight of our trip to Paris."

Best Paris Gourmet Dinner Cruises, Tours, & Meals

10.  savor a gourmet dinner on this seine river evening cruise.

Seine River dinner cruise boat getting ready to board passengers for an evening dinner cruise

The Evening Cruise with Dinner on the Seine River gives you the perfect combination of a gourmet dinner and panoramic views of Paris's most famous monuments such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the medieval towers of the Conciergerie, the Eiffel Tower, and the Beaux-Arts architecture of the Orsay Museum as you glide past on a glass-enclosed cruise boat.

Your choices:  Choose the 2.5 hour cruise starting at 8:30 pm if you want to enjoy live music and a more leisurely experience, or the 1.15 hour cruise at 6 pm if you have other plans such as a concert for later in the evening.  You also choose your level of "service," which determines your seating location (pro tip: all tables provide excellent views; choose a round table up front or window table for the most romantic vibe), and whether or not you get extras such as an aperitif, cheese course, etc.  Finally, once you're at your table, you get to select your menu items for each course.

The experience:   You can expect delicious food and wine, and magical views from the windows.

"Beautiful and romantic experience.  Excellent food and wine.  Great value for the money.  We loved it."

11.  Best Gourmet Dining on a Bus Tour: 5-Course Dinner Plus Champagne on the Bus Toqué Tour

View of the Eiffel Tower on the Bustronome gourmet dinner tour of Paris

The Bus Toqué Tour with 5-Course Dinner & Champagne - a double-decker bus with panoramic windows and glass roof outfitted with tables like a bistro - lets you pair a fantastic 5-course gourmet meal of French cuisine prepared in the on-board kitchen with a tour through Paris of top attractions such as the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame.  Includes a glass of Champagne.

The experience:   It's like having a gourmet meal in a top restaurant, but with the added bonus of sightseeing - perfect way to make the most of your time in the City of Light.

"Sublime food and Champagne, plus great views of the city.  Perfect way to spend our first night in Paris."

12.  Best Lunch with Wine & Cheese Pairings

French cheeses arranged for tasting with wine

Wine and cheese make the perfect pairing, and they're the focus in this Wine and Cheese Lunch in a beautiful tasting room in a wine bar near the Louvre.  You'll try five different wines including Champagne) from five different regions of France as your sommelier explains why they pair well with specific cheeses.

Cool to know:  The hotel particulier (mansion) where the wine bar is located once belonged to Madame de Pompadour, the official chief mistress (yes, that was really a title) of King Louis XV back in the 1700s.

Bonus:   You get to sample a selection of smoked ham and saucisson,  and experience how well that also pairs with wine.

"The wines and cheeses were memorable, and we learned a lot.  This was a wonderful afternoon activity, and a relaxing break from sightseeing."

Best Paris Market Tours & Cooking Experiences

13.  visit a paris market & enjoy a cooking class with a paris chef.

Shopping for produce at a street market in Paris

During the Market Visit and Cooking Class with a French Chef experience, you'll explore street market with a professional Paris chef, who will give you tips on how to find the highest-quality fresh produce and other local foods.  Then, you'll participate in a cooking class where the chef will show you how to use simple recipes to make a 3-course meal including first course, main course, and dessert with your purchases.

Highlights:  You get to eat what you cooked!  (And it's also really cool to get to see the chef's personal kitchen, equipment, and Paris apartment.)

Bonus:   The chef will email the recipes to you so that you can make the meal again once you get home.

"I was surprised by how much I learned!  And our meal was fantastic.  My best Paris experience so far."

14.  Learn How Baguettes, Croissants, & Pastries Are Made at a Top Paris Bakery

Hotel Madison guest room with Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church view

If you're a fan of French bread and pastry, 2-Hour Behind the Scenes Bakery Tour, you will be fascinated to see how it's all made.  In this kid-friendly experience, you get to go into the kitchen of a top Paris bakery, where the host will show you the all the different mixers, equipment, and the super-high quality ingredients from different parts of France.  As they go about their regular work, the bakers will demonstrate all the steps and techniques for making baguettes, croissants, tarts, and other goodies.

Highlights:  You'll get to do a few things yourself!

Bonus:   You start your experience with a breakfast of croissants and pain au chocolat at the bakery.  When you leave, you get a fresh-baked baguette to take with you.

"So much fun!  We were thrilled to get an insider's view of a real Paris bakery."     ~ Albert & Jean

15.  Explore Paris's Marche d'Aligre: 3 Markets in 1!

Fresh produce at Marché d'Aligré, with part of the Aligré flea market in the background

Discover Paris's Marché d'Aligre 2-Hour Market Tour unknown to many tourists, where you'll discover and explore one of the city's most sprawling and interesting market areas.  Your guide will lead you through Aligre's three markets:  an indoor covered market packed with specialty products, an outdoor area where vendors display a vast selection of fresh produce, and finally, one of the city's most popular flea markets where you can look for (and maybe find) a vintage treasure.

This tour is for you if:  You want to get off the well-beaten tourist path and explore an authentic part of the "real" Paris.

Bonus:   You get to taste a variety of specialty foods, and sip mint tea in a corner cafe.

Pamela:  "I felt immersed in real Parisian life in this market - fantastic experience."

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Mealtimes are sacred in France, a phenomenon that’s driven by a deep respect for the local gastronomy. Bakers, cheesemakers, wine producers, and everyone in between take great pride in their work, and the results are evident from the first bite (or sip).   

No matter what else your French itinerary consists of, be sure to take a moment (or several) to interact with the local cuisine. From shopping for fresh produce at the market and chatting with the vendors, to sitting down and sharing a long meal in good company, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the local culture.   

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Gourmet Food Tours in France

Self-drive gourmet food tours of france.

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If you’re interested in doing a food tour in France, as well as exploring some of France’s beautiful sites and fascinating heritage , one of our gourmet-focused tours may be just what you’re looking for!  

All our tours give you a taste of a bit of everything: t he city, hidden villages, countryside, art, history and of course, wine and food . French food is varied and will delight your senses! From the coq au vin in Burgundy to the poulet vallée d'Auge in Normandy … or how about a Parisian  Ile Flottante for dessert?

On one of our food tours of France, you’ll enjoy French cuisine in different regions of our country that are famous for their traditional French recipes and fresh quality produce . We recommend restaurants that we have handpicked ourselves because they all have something special: from bistrot food to gastronomic restaurants . You can also get acquainted with French cuisine, taking an intimate cooking class with a local.

See below for a taste of some of the unique gourmet experiences you can enjoy on one of our food tours in France: 

The France Just For You team are real gourmets - you can rely on our recommendations.

Our Self Guided Food Tours for Gourmet Travelers

Dentelles in Provence

Dentelles in Provence Alain Hocquel - CDT Vaucluse

The "Tour de France"

France Just For You has organized its own very special Tour de France. No need for a bike but be ready for a great deal of adventure! This itinerary will take you off the beaten path to all the must sees & dos in four of the most enthralling regions of France.

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France for Wine Lovers

This itinerary is designed for gourmet travelers who aim at discovering and learning more about French wines. Our tours also mix heritage, culture, nice walks, gardens, etc. In this tour, you will stay in wineries, by vineyards & in wine towns. An absolute must for wine lovers !

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Southern France from Bordeaux to Avignon

When the South of France is mentionned, many travelers think of Provence. But there is so much more to discover between the South-West and the South-East of France. This 26 day itinerary is designed to give you a very complete tour of the southern part of France, enjoying the gastronomy, heritage, wine, villages, and scenic roads . . . the best that France has to offer.

Lovely Dordogne town

Lovely Dordogne town CDT Dordogne - Cochise

The Many Facets of France

This itinerary is for independent travelers who may already know the southern coast of France and who are looking for discovering the “inside” of the country. Five regions that are totally different from each other, showing you the diversity of France.

Castelnaud castle and the Dordogne river

Castelnaud castle and the Dordogne river Sarlat TO

A Genuine Trip to the South West of France

Explore the South West of France: fortresses clinging to the cliffs in the Cathar Country and Dordogne, many “most beautiful villages of France”, and a very rich and unique gastronomy. This is where to experience the authentic France.

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The Authentic South West of France

This self-drive itinerary will take you to the South West of France, from the Basque coastline to authentic Dordogne, ending in the bustling city of Bordeaux.

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Provence Gastronomy in a Day

This day is crafted for gourmet travelers only. Get acquainted with Provence gastronomy and gorgeous landscapes. How to Get There This day tour starts in Avignon, Provence and requires for travelers to have car. From Paris, you can take a high-speed train to Avignon (about 3hrs).

From Eze tropical gardens - 10 days in french riviera and provence

From Eze tropical gardens - 10 days in french riviera and provence France Just For You

Hidden beauties of the South-East of France

Provence & the French Riviera are famous the world over, but they still have a lot of secrets, ready to be discovered if you are willing to get away from the beaten paths.

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Olive trees in the South of France A Hocquel

A Real Taste of France

This itinerary will take you from Paris, the city of lights, to Provence in two different locations, and end in the French Riviera. Perfect to relax & get some sun !

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Enjoy the French sweet life ADT Touraine - Stevens Frémont

From Paris to Nice at your own pace

For independent travelers who want to thoroughly explore la belle France - from Paris, through the vineyards of Burgundy, the charming landscapes of Provence, and on to the sunny Riviera!

You may not believe it but this is a Paris street...

You may not believe it but this is a Paris street... David Lefranc - OT Paris

Northern France at your own pace

This itinerary gives you the perfect tour of Northern France, including Paris, the Loire Valley castles and gastronomy, and ending in Normandy with the landing sites, the hinterland and beautiful Giverny.

A market in Provence

A market in Provence R.Cintas-Flores-Provence Tourisme

Provence's Scents & the Riviera's Shades

Enjoy the sweet scents, vivid colors, flavorful tastes, sunshine and warm wind of Provence & the Riviera. To save time and energy, we recommend you fly in and out of Marseille (or Nice) International Airport. Otherwise, we can also help with TGV train tickets.

St Céré on market day

St Céré on market day Cochise Ory

Bordeaux & Dordogne's Heritage

The Bordeaux area and Dordogne are 2 very rich regions in terms of heritage . . . and of course gastronomy & wine. From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (and even prehistoric times), you will find what you like here!

Villandry castle & gardens

Villandry castle & gardens ADT Touraine - Jean-Christophe Coutand

The Loire Valley's Heritage & Gastronomy

Be seduced by France Just For You's very special way of discovering the Loire Valley, its must sees and hidden beauties. In this itinerary, you will experience the "sweet life" in Touraine, stopping over in little villages to savor local goat cheese or taste amazing wines. Take the time to relax in rose gardens, or to enjoy the traditional cuisine in many small restaurants frequented by the locals.

Gordes in Provence

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La Belle Provence

Discover all the beauty and explore the mysteries of Provence, from the Dentelles to the Luberon.

Emilie, Laura and Clelia, the trip planners at France Just For You, sitting at a table in a restaurant

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Table d'hôte: Enjoy a home-cooked meal at your French B&B with fellow guests

We arrange for our travelers to stay at premium B&B accommodations across France that we have tried ourselves, because we think this is the best way to get the chance to interact with French people who speak good English. We also know the B&B hosts personally, so we know they’ll extend the warmest of welcomes to all our travelers. 

On at least one evening during your trip, you will enjoy a ‘ table d'hôte ’ at your B&B. Your hosts will cook a delicious typical French meal for you and the fellow B&B guests, and you’ll experience one of our favorite French traditions: dining with friends and enjoying good food, wine and conversation !

Guests around the table with their B&B host

Food market tours: Explore France's gourmet shops with an expert food guide

If you’re interested in doing a food tour in one of the places you visit on your tour of France, we know expert guides who give some of the best food tours in the world! (in our opinion!). 

Whether you visit a typical French food market or not will depend on the day of the week, as these are only open once a week. 

Normally the guide will take you to local stores where you can try different types of food that are popular in that region. And of course, you will learn about food traditions in that part of France and be able to ask the guide questions.

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Travelers Mita & Bip on a gourmet food tour with their guide in Provence

Mita & Bip from California, USA

Truffle-hunting in Provence & Dordogne

If you’re a gourmet, you’ll definitely know about French truffles (we don’t mean the chocolate!). If you’re doing one of our  Provence tours or  Dordogne tours with us, we can arrange for you to go on a truffle-hunting experience with local truffle-hunting experts (and their owners!). 

The English-speaking truffle experts will explain how to find and recognize truffles - the dogs will show you where they are and you’ll get to dig them up. After the hunt, you’ll try some French delicacies served with the truffles!

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Travelers Carol and Bruce on a truffle hunt with trained dogs and their owners

Carol & Bruce from the USA

Wine & food pairing experiences

Many of our travelers are interested in doing wine tasting in France . We work with excellent wine-tasting experts and guides who offer unique wine-tasting and wine and food pairing experiences. 

Imagine tasting wine on a traditional boat on the Loire river. Or in the cellar of an old castle . Or in an off-the-beaten-track vineyard that you’d never find on your own. We can arrange this for you as part of one of our gourmet food tours of France or part of our France wine tasting tours.

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A couple at a wine and cheese tasting

Carol & Harry from Australia

Your personal guidebook with a whole section about French food & wine (& tips about unusual food to try!)

All travelers who book tours with France Just For You receive a personalized guidebook crafted just for your specific trip. (If you book again, you’ll receive another guidebook for that trip!). 

In addition to your itinerary and recommended activities and places for each place you visit, your guidebook has a section about French food, restaurants, mealtimes and etiquette. This includes insiders’ tips, such as how to choose the perfect baguette, and suggestions for unusual food to try in France. 

If you’re an adventurous eater, you may like to try  cuisses de grenouille (frogs’ legs),  cervelle (brains) or  pied de cochon (pig’s foot). This section of the guidebook will also help you to avoid ordering anything you definitely don’t want to try!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

This is difficult to say, as each French region has its own specialties. However, a couple of delicious, common dishes in France worth trying include  boeuf bourguignon (beef stew, a typical dish from Burgundy) or  blanquette de veau  (veal stew in a creamy sauce) or  coq au vin (chicken in red wine sauce, typical in the Loire Valley and Burgundy ). 

For dessert, try a  tarte aux pommes or  tarte tatin (two different types of apple tart).

Just a few typical French dishes include  soupe à l’oignon (French onion soup),  soupe au pistou (vegetable soup served with a basil and egg sauce),  boeuf bourguignon (beef stew),  blanquette de veau ,  coq au vin (chicken in red wine sauce),  bouillabaisse (fish stew),  cassoulet (meat and bean casserole),  croque monsieur and  croque madame (ham and cheese toasted sandwich, with or without a fried egg on top),  tarte aux pommes or  tarte tatin (apple tart),  crême brûlée (custard with a burnt sugar top) and  crêpe (a very thin pancake). Each French region will have its own culinary specialties, so be sure to find out what these are and try them!

The cuisine of France is famous both for its world-renowned dishes (see the ones we mentioned above), and its wide variety of culinary techniques that give the dishes their incredible flavor. The French have developed techniques such as braising, poaching, sautéing and flambéing, which give irresistible textures and flavors to meat, vegetables, soups and desserts.

In our opinion, some must try food in France includes  boeuf bourguignon (beef stew) or  coq au vin  (chicken in red wine sauce). For dessert, an apple tart rarely disappoints! Look for tarte aux pommes or  tarte tatin  on the menu. See the questions above for more suggestions!

Crêpe suzette (a type of thin pancake covered in orangey, buttery juice),  Ile Flottante (meringue floating on vanilla custard ( crème anglaise ), any " à la parisienne " dish, meat in the  auvergnat restaurants in Paris have the best meat.

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We have several pages in our guidebook about food etiquette and eating out in France, which will be helpful if you book a tour with us. 

Some common points of French food etiquette:

  • Eating lunch between noon and 1pm and dinner between 7.30 and 8.30pm if you’re eating out.
  • Eating bread with your meal - it won’t normally be served with olive oil or butter.
  • Eating the dishes you order as they come, and not asking to substitute any of the ingredients.
  • Bringing you the bill only when you ask for it. This is because restaurants don’t want you to feel rushed - eating well in France means taking your time.
  • The service/tip is included in the price you pay for the food. If you’ve had an excellent experience, you may leave a 5-10% tip, but it is not frowned upon if you don’t leave a tip.

Unless you have a food allergy, it is best not to ask to substitute anything that’s in the dish you order from the menu. It is also not common practice to eat as you are walking along, or to ask for a ‘doggy-bag’ to take leftovers with you. In France, we like to take our time to sit down and enjoy our meals.

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Emilie was a joy to work with - we were completely pleased with our experience! Do not hesitate to use her services - she will do everything to make your trip perfect. We don't care for group/bus "one-size-fits-all" type of tours - but I didn't feel confident enough with my grasp of French to go it alone. France Just For You is the perfect solution, and knowing Emilie was only a phone call/email away was wonderful - not that we needed to contact her. Everything was organized ahead of time, and this gave us the freedom to simply enjoy our visit to France. The accommodations were spectacular and Emilie includes thoughtful little "surprises" along the way. She cleverly found out that we were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary, and on a private wine tour she'd arranged, she surprised us with having a bottle of wine given to us - bottled in the year we were married. By the way it was WONDERFUL. Such a thoughtful gesture. I look forward to booking with Emilie again someday.

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There are not enough superlatives for our experience with Emilie. Prompt correspondence and thorough questions led to the perfect vacation for my family. Her choice of hotels in Paris and Provence were exactly what I would have chosen on my own. Her tour guide recommendations were spot on. The fact that she arranged all of our transfers, train tickets, and rental cars was priceless. I was happy to begin with, but when we received our tour book, I was amazed. It is a bound, personalized several hundred page book of everything from French customs and phrases to personalized walking tour suggestions, to GPS coordinates for points of interest. Pictures of our hotels and hosts, small maps in the book, large maps for each day we ventured out. Even Paris metro tickets to get us started. We were a group of 8, ages 12 to 75 and it could not have been more seamless. For all of this personalized service, her fees were very reasonable. Next time we travel to France, we will surely use France Just For You again. Merci beaucoup!

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Eating paris like a local.

Our food tours in Paris take you to the city’s most iconic restaurants and cafes where you’ll sample some of the best food in France. Experience the world-famous cuisine and culture as Parisians do, led by a fun local guide who will show you the most delicious hidden gems in a city full of history and flavor. You will experience firsthand the culture and history while enjoying incredible Parisian food . Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Paris or a seasoned traveler, we offer several unique tours, including Montmartre and Le Marais Food & Wine Tours, to experience the city’s culinary delights. Book your Paris food tour today to embark on a  food tasting  adventure featuring exquisite food and wine  pairings .

Eating Paris: Montmartre Food & Wine Tour

Learn about Paris' culinary, artistic, and cultural history with award-winning food, fantastic French wine, and breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower, including an innovative wine tasting at an organic wine bar.

Eating Paris: Le Marais Food & Wine Tour

Enjoy a guided tour in Le Marais filled with mouth-watering food from Paris's Jewish Quarter, from one of the city's oldest markets to world-renowned modern eateries.

Eating Paris: Left Bank Food & Wine Tour

Unravel the storied history that lies at the heart of Paris as you taste the very best of French gastronomy near the iconic Orsay museum and the beautiful Seine river. Discover revolutionary (literally) French bread, and farm-to-table French cuisine.

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This experience will take you into the life of America’s most famous French Chef, Julia Child. Learn about the chefs that inspired her, the food that fed her passion, and indulge in a chocolate tour of a royally appointed boutique.

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On our private food tours in Paris, a friendly guide will take you off the beaten path and immerse you in local history and culture. Customize your tour with activities like cooking classes, exploring a traditional wine cellar or visiting the Notre Dame - or even take a day trip including a marke...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What food is paris famous for.

There are so many favorites to choose from, but there are three foods that stand out: pastries like croissants and macarons, steak tartare, and the croque monsieur. Each are delicious, must-have treats when visiting Paris.

Do the tours accommodate vegetarian or gluten-free diets?

All of our food tours are vegetarian friendly. However, it may not always be possible to serve vegan, gluten-free, or kosher foods at many tour stops. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions upon booking so we can try to accommodate your needs.

What’s included in the price of the food tour?

All food and drinks are included in the price you pay for the tour. Some tours may have the option to upgrade to a more luxurious drink package.

Do you tip in Paris?

A gratuity service charge is generally included in your bill. Additional tips are discretionary and not required, though a 5-10% tip is appreciated.

I’m traveling alone. Do you offer single tickets or just group sales?

We love welcoming solo travelers! All of our tours are open to individual guests.

What is Eating Europe’s cancellation policy?

Private tours can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 7 days before tour departure.

Small group tours can be cancelled and refunded up to 24 hours before tour departure. See our complete cancellation policy here.

Is a food tour in Paris worth it?

Absolutely! There’s no better way to experience the beautiful city of Paris and its culture than a food tour with a local guide.

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Lulu was great! She was very informative, gave us good history regarding the stomping grounds of Julia Child. We walked through beautiful neighborhoods and ate at various places which all had great food (crepes, Perisian sandwiches, chocolate, eclaires, quiche, patisserie, wine and cheese). This was a decent amount of walking but not too much. At the end of the tour, including a walk to the Metro, including a quick stop to the Louvre, we were only at 10K steps.

Aneesh Kulkarni

We thought Benoit was an amazing guide on this twilight walking food through Le Marais. Engaging and interesting conversation throughout the tour. Great choices for stops, history and food. We would highly recommend this tour and Benoit. We were a family of four with two teenagers and they loved Benoit and for the tour that they made exciting.

Jessica Lowe McCraw

The BEST adventure through Montmartre BOOK THIS TOUR!!!! Our guide was absolutely FANTASTIC. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and you could tell he has a passion and love for food and the city. He has the best personality and we enjoyed every minute of the tour and learning about the food and history of Montmartre. We had the very best food and wine. We tried escargot for the first time and it was incredible. We had a fantastic group and the most memorable experience.

Kathi L

We were a family group of 12 ranging from 21 to 77 years and this absolutely suitable for everyone! Silvana was phenomenal in her knowledge of the area and her sense of humor was on point. The food and the wine were outstanding - our collective favorite was the pita at Miznon. We thought the food selection was well balanced - we loved that Silvana shared the French influence that has been incorporated in this amazing Jewish district. Absolutely would do this tour again!

rebecca s

We enjoyed Ben and all the food! He bent over backwards to accommodate our luggage so we wouldn’t miss the tour! There was plenty of food so come hungry! One of the best vegetarian pita sandwiches we ever had. Yes they accommodate vegetarians! I’m really hooked on food and wine tours now!

Stephanie Slaviero

Tris was amazing! He was so knowledgeable on everything French cuisine! He taught us so much about French food and how to choose the best! The food was also amazing! So much great food and so much great wine! I really wish we did this on our first day in Paris and not our last so that we could have eaten at some of the place Tris told us about!

Elisabeth Hess

We had a terrific tour with Chef Tris in Momartre! He was so much fun and full of great knowledge. The food was terrific and the day ended with an unbelievably great pastry called a choupette. Wow! Highly recommend this tour if you are in Paris. Yum yum!!

Melanie Abrahams

Claire is an amazing guide! We loved hearing about all the Paris history and the history specifically of Le Marais. She also shared interesting anecdotes about local businesses. And stopped at 2 secret gardens we would have never discovered in our own. The food stops were so delicious! The kouginettes from Maison George Larnicol were perfection. We finished with an amazing selection of cheeses and Pinot Noir at a quintessential Paris spot. The tour was a great way to explore Le Marais, meet some new people and enjoy great food and drinks

Jennifer Edgerton

My husband and I loved the food tour of Montmartre. We learned so much about French cuisine while we were eating our weight in delicious French food! We had escargot, beef bourguignon, cheese and fruit, macrons, and of course some lovely wine. We can recommend this tour enough! Our guide was so knowledgeable and such a fun character. Definitely take this tour if you're in Paris!

Tamarah B

The tour was amazing! Camila was a fantastic tour guide very informative and friendly. We learned so much about the history of Paris Le Marais is filled which such a rich fascinating history and a cool present filled with delicious classic and unusual food, desserts, and drinks.

Amy Tarleton

Chef Tris and Chef Karl provided a most memorable experience with their charisma, knowledge and storytelling. We did exactly what the tour described with walking in Julia Child’s footsteps on an average day in Paris. We started with a delectable crepe that could be either sweet or savory next door to the creperie that Julia regularly visited (sadly now closed). Then we ate Eclairs, shared jambon beurre baguettes, pain aux raisins, sampled various cheeses with a lovely glass of wine that was Julia’s favorite at her favorite restaurant just right around the corner from her Parisian home. Intermixed with the food was sightseeing and walking through the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain neighborhoods. All in all, our group had a tremendous time and would recommend to anyone even if you aren’t familiar with Julia Child.

Bruce Ewing

We went on the Eating Europe Food Tour of Montemartre. We had a blast! It was the best!!! We learned so much -- We ate & drank so much!!! It was an amazing afternoon we had! We are so grateful!!!

David Lee

I don’t normally write reviews. But this Montmartre food tour was hands down one of the very best things we did in Paris. Our host, Tris, was absolutely awesome - knowledgeable, funny, personable and very instructive on food, sourcing high-quality foods and wines, and giving us great insider-tips on local restaurants and specialty shops. This is not a typical food tour where they speed-walk you around town to sample tiny morsels. We learned about Parisian history and food culture and visited several shops, all culminating in a long, relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable (and delicious) lunch with multiple courses and many different wines. All throughout, Tris was simply amazing. This truly is a must-do tour. My daughters (16 and 19) are still talking about it.

Taylor Reeves

Claire was a great tour guide! She gave my sister and I a one of a kind experience in France. We learned all about history, culture, and traditional food of the area. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling to the area!

Tricia Finch

Camile was a delight to have as a food tour guide in the Marais district. Her knowledge of the area and it’s history were awesome, making the afternoon a delight. Camile gave us recommendations for cafes, Boulangeries, places to tempt our tastebuds and hidden areas to relax for the rest of our stay. We highly recommend her as a guide. Thanks Camile.

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11 Best Food Tours In Paris

By: Author Christine Rogador

Posted on Published: September 20, 2023  - Last updated: September 26, 2023

Are you a foodie in search of the top culinary tours in Paris? You’ve come to the right place! Paris is well-known for its romantic ambiance, renowned landmarks , and, of course, delicious gastronomy.

While visiting the Eiffel Tower , Louvre Museum , and Seine River Cruise is essential, no trip to Paris is complete without sampling the city’s rich culinary heritage.

What greater opportunity to do so than with a culinary tour? In this post, we’ll bring you on a gourmet excursion through the center of Paris, introducing you to some of the best food tours that will stimulate your palate and leave you with unforgettable memories.

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11 Best Food Tours In Paris

Meeting Place: 5 Place Blanche, 75009 Paris, France

Price: $116.53 per person

Set off on a guided pastry walking tour of Paris, stopping at eight different locations to sample delectable French food. In Montmartre, enjoy panoramic views while sampling fresh cheeses, charcuterie, as well as chocolate coupled with French wine.

Discover the magnificent windmills and one-of-a-kind vines that make Montmartre not just a Parisian cliché. Wander around the surreal environment, which is home to artists from all over the world.

Discover why Toulouse-Lautrec, Edith Piaf, and other artists have spent years creating songs and paintings about it. Join this delectable culinary trip to uncover the hidden secrets of Montmartre, skillfully escorted by a local foodie tour guide.

Explore the cobblestoned alleyways, café patios, and private houses, and be impressed by the local food artisans’ enthusiasm and the quality of their goods.

Beginning at Le Moulin Rouge to Le Sacré Coeur, only the greatest places and cuisine establishments contribute to Montmartre’s international renown.

Day Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy the greatest sweet and savory pairings with wonderful wine.
  • From the Sacré Coeur, enjoy the most beautiful views in Paris.
  • Follow your culinary guide on a one-of-a-kind walking tour through the heart of Montmartre.

Inclusions:

  • 3 different types of French pastries
  • Homemade chocolate candies
  • Cheese/wine at selected stops

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Le BHV Marais

Meeting Place: 111 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France

Price: $145.15 per person

Begin your trip with a real classic: a flaky butter croissant baked fresh by one of the city’s favorite bakeries. You’ll also get to try some handcrafted sourdough bread and learn more about the family that manages this local staple.

Of course, macarons ought to be at the top of any visit to France’s menu. Your next stop will be to a professional chocolatier for some delectable goodies to start off the trip.  As a Meilleur Ouvrier de France, you can be confident that they are some of the top-quality chocolates in the area.

Then, in a local food market, it’s time for a less well-known but equally excellent snack: chickpea pancakes. Following that, you’ll be led on a short historical tour of Paris’ Jewish district. Learn more about Paris’ Jewish past as you visit a century-old boutique brimming with regional delights.

Enjoy some one-of-a-kind pastries in a family-run bakery, then learn how the French shop for food while sampling a delectable array of cheeses and cured meats.

  • Savor 11 cuisine samples and 2 beverages at 8 restaurants.
  • Visit Paris’s oldest covered market.
  • Discover the heart of Paris’s historic Jewish district.
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Walking tour with a guide
  • 11 cuisine sampling and 2 half glasses of wine at 8 family-owned enterprises

Meeting Place: Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France

Price: $115.93 per person

Join your helpful guide in the heart of Le Marais, near the Temple metro station. Travel through the charming alleyways of this ancient quarter, stopping at one of Paris’s oldest marketplaces.

Enjoy the pleasant ambiance of this lively community center, as well as the variety of sights and smells.

Continue the journey by visiting a variety of well-chosen grocery stores and traditional eateries. Delight your taste buds with a range of French specialties and entrees coupled with great wine at each location.

You’ll also get a personal look at Parisian culture as you mix with the locals. The journey concludes at the famed Rue de Rivoli, one of the city’s principal thoroughfares.

  • Explore the vibrant booths of one of the city’s oldest marketplaces.
  • Discover the local eating culture and the most recent gourmet trends.
  • At carefully selected restaurants, sample a variety of French meals and specialties.
  • Food tastings

Saint-Germain-des-prés

Meeting Place: 3 Pl. Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France

Price: $120.96 per person

Begin your walking tour in the 6th arrondissement with a morning leave at 10:45 AM or an afternoon departure at 4:00 PM right in front of the Church of Saint Germain des Prés.

Visit three separate sweet shops, entering each one for a sample while listening to the success story of a local artisan and interacting with the vendor if desired.

Discover a hidden courtyard where the restaurant narrative began, and where many notable French historical figures went through.

Pass by prominent monuments such as the Saint Germain des Prés cathedral, the Café de Flore, the Saint Sulpice church, the Jardin du Luxembourg, as well as the Fontaine Médicis.

  • Savor the best of Parisian cuisine while touring the city’s oldest neighborhood in the center of the City of Lights.
  • Walk through the small alleyways of Saint Germain des Prés with a local guide.
  • Learn about the accomplishments of the local master craftspeople.
  • Wine tasting

Meeting Place: 40 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France

Price: $127.62 per person

A genuine and tasty French culinary tour will wow your taste buds. Feast your eyes on the Marais neighborhood’s charming cafés, excellent art galleries, high-end stores, and charming architecture.

Discover the pleasant ambiance of a traditional market by venturing far off the usual path of this well-known region. Explore fresh produce and other gastronomic treasures hidden in tight and vibrant alleyways.

Fresh French cheeses are served on a crispy baguette with wine. Taste-cured hams, charcuterie, substantial pastries, delectable chocolates, and a variety of other sweet and savory treats. Discover fascinating anecdotes and fascinating facts about French culinary art.

  • Enjoy the greatest Parisian sweets from Marais producers.
  • Visit one of Paris’s most lovely neighborhoods.
  • An experienced guide will give you the lowdown on French culinary culture.
  • The tour guide
  • Wine and cheese tasting
  • Pastries made from scratch
  • 8 to 10 stops for food sampling

Meeting Place: 40 Av. Junot, 75018 Paris, France

Price: $131.83 per person

You’ll start with a trip to a true French institution: the boulangerie. This particular one has been serving the community for centuries.

As you inhale the aroma of freshly baked products, you’ll learn about the traditional – humble yet delightful – French breakfast and sample one of their delectable sweets.

A few steps down the road will lead you to one of the top delis in the area. They focus on the greatest quality goods from small, independent farmers and are run by two enthusiastic ladies who founded the business during the epidemic.

Learn what to look for when picking veggies, and of course, some delectable cheeseboard options await.

  • 10 meal sampling and 2 beverages at 7 family-run restaurants
  • Experience a side of Montmartre that few people are aware of.
  • Try charcuterie, fresh pastries, local beer, and other treats.
  • Food Tasting
  • Beverage Tasting

Meeting Place: 75011 Paris, France

Price: $279.66 per person

In this private culinary walking tour of Les Marais, you’ll discover the joys of French cuisine. Explore this fashionable neighborhood with a tour and sample a range of local cuisines.

Learn about the most traditional tastes and delicacies of French cuisine. Enjoy refined gourmet cuisine as well as traditional Parisian crepes. Taste a dish of the finest local ‘charcuterie’ and cheeses, complimented by wines and regional brews.

Experience the most beautiful and iconic markets and restaurants in the original and fashionable Les Marais neighborhood with your local culinary guide. Eat a crepe while sitting on Place des Vosges to get a feel for the Parisian way of life.

  • Try at least ten different foods.
  • Try some French wines and beers.
  • Enjoy authentic Parisian crepes.
  • Local expert
  • Stops at four businesses
  • 4 alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages
  • 1 savory crepe

Picnic in Paris

Meeting Place: 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France

Price: $105.42 per person

On a culinary walking tour, join your guide as you discover the lovely streets of Paris . Taste some of the city’s gastronomic pleasures, such as cheese, pâté, pastries, and wine, at a selection of old diners, modern cafés, and fashionable restaurants.

Mix with the locals to get a flavor of Parisian life and learn about the city’s history and gastronomic culture.

  • Take a walking tour of downtown Paris.
  • Explore the city from a different angle.
  • Visit ancient restaurants, contemporary cafés, and trendy restaurants.
  • At least 5 meal stops are required.
  • Water, wine, beer, or soft drinks.

Meeting Place: 22 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France

Price: $127.53 per person

The first destination is artisanal, where you will view and sample some of the city’s greatest chocolates and macarons. Enjoy a freshly cooked crêpe while learning the distinction between crêpe and galette.

Stop into a boulangerie to learn about and try traditional French bread. You’ll enjoy Fromages from the area’s greatest cheese business. Visit a local butcher to sample the finest cured sausages and hams.

Finally, in a hidden location, you’ll feast on all of the food we’ve purchased along the way, accompanied by the ideal wine pairing. As with all excursions, there comes the delectable Secret Dish.

  • Local Information
  • Food is included.
  • Best French cheeses
  • Fresh Pastries
  • Authentic Macarons
  • Cured Meats
  • Freshly Baked Breads

Price: $205.31 per person

Your dedicated local guide will introduce you to the greatest French dishes on offer in this beautiful location during this exclusive 3-hour culinary tour.

Start off on your Le Marias tour after joining your guide at an appropriate time. Discover the hidden gems of little stores and lose yourself inside the Marché des Enfants Rouges, Paris’s oldest indoor market created in 1605.

Then, explore the historic neighborhood of Le Marais and its delightful small streets. As you walk, take in the window displays of cupcakes, pastrami, and others.

Visit local artists who continue to operate in traditional methods and make 8-10 visits to some of Paris’ most delightful businesses.

  • Enjoy Parisian cuisine from Le Marais suppliers.
  • Visit one of Paris’s most lovely neighborhoods and dine at the best restaurants.
  • Chocolate sampling

Meeting Place: 1 Place Colette, 75001 Paris, France

Taste the renowned baguette “Jambon Beurre,” among the French people’s favorite “on-the-go” lunches, a ham sandwich composed of fresh UNESCO-listed baguette cut open, covered with salty butter, as well as filled with exquisite ham slices.

The next stop is going to be one of France’s most recognized French pastry chefs and chocolatiers, in which you’ll have the opportunity to sample the fabulous Macarons, by the Italian chef of Queen Catherine de Medici.

Understand the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” title, a unique plus prestigious award given each four-year period to the best French artisans.

  • Discover traditional Parisian locations and delight in local specialties.
  • Discover some of the greatest French cuisine from award-winning restaurants.
  • Taste over ten well-picked foods and wines.
  • 10+ samples at 5 businesses in Paris’s 1st district
  • Brioche and traditional French pastries
  • Chocolates and macarons that have won awards

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Hi, I’m Christine – a full-time traveler and career woman. Although I’m from the Philippines, my location independent career took me to over 40 countries and lived in 4 continents in the last 10 years, including France. A self-proclaimed Francophile, I love everything France.

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« Carole provided such a wonderful tour. Her knowledge about the shops and the history of Paris as it relates to all the stops we made was perfect. The pace of the tour was great and manageable for the variety of ages in our group. I highly recommend this tour and could have happily spent more time sampling treats while learning about them. »

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When you think of France, chances are your mind immediately jumps to the delicious and varied food that this beautiful country has to offer.

From delicate pastries to hearty stews, French cuisine is renowned for its flavor and complexity. But if you really want to experience the best of what Nice has to offer in terms of culinary delights, then taking one of the many food tours available around town is an absolute must!

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In this guide, you will find the then best food tours in Nice, France.

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  • A walking tour that will show you all the city’s best-hidden gems and local specialties
  • Discovering peaceful vineyards, historic villages, seaside villas + wine tasting, and lunch on the ultimate private tour
  • A private French cooking class at a local home
  • A market adventure in Italy
  • A homemade dinner in the garden
  • A private organic wine tasting
  • Breakfast in a traditional French home

Keep reading for a detailed description of each of the tours.

Also, to make the most out of your trip to beautiful Nice, check out the Best Boat Trips and Tours From Nice , the best Wine tours in Nice , and our guide to the Best Things to Do in Nice.

10 Best Food Tours in Nice

1- nice small-group walking food tour with local specialties & wine tasting.

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⭐️  RATING:  5 out of 5 Stars ⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  3 hours | 🍷 BOOK NOW

Taste some of the most delicious provençal and local dishes in this walking food tour of Nice.

During 3 hours, you will explore the city’s markets and hidden gems while learning about the Niçoise cuisine and how locals really shop and prepare their meals in France – you will even learn how to learn a proper salade niçoise to your friends back home.

Marion, the guide, is absolutely wonderful at what she does and it’s no wonder this tour has more than 350 5-star reviews.

A culinary journey with an excellent guide. Our guide Marion was one of the best I’ve ever had for a food tour. She knew the history and details behind foods and could explain flavor profiles to the group. She was kind and accommodating and genuinely wanted everyone to enjoy the best France has to offer. Great experience. Thank you, Marion! – Misty

2- The “Clos des Roses” Private tour, Wine Tasting & Lunch

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⭐️  RATING:  5 out of 5 Stars ⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  6 hours | 🍷 BOOK NOW

Explore some of the most charming places in the French Riviera on this private tour that is perfect for celebrating a special occasion or surprising a loved one.

Your experience driver will provide you with a personalized tour to fit all your desires and then stop on Vignoble du Clos des Roses for a guided tour of the state, a delicious lunch, and of course, a wine tasting.

3- Private French Cooking Class at a Local Home in Nice

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⭐️  RATING:  5 out of 5 Stars ⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  3 hours and 30 minutes| 🍷 BOOK NOW

Spend an afternoon in a local’s home in Nice learning how to prepare delicious traditional meals.

Afterward, relax and chat with the chef in the company of a cup of tea or coffee.

This was a lovely experience for my food-loving, proud home cooks family. We made five dishes total – pissaladiere (onion tart), la tarte tatin (apple tart), ratatouille mini calzones (I’m not sure what we called them), nicoise salad, and zucchini flower omelette. Each person was responsible for the majority of the prep for one dish, and Marie shared cooking tips and scientific explanations for some of the instructions we received. Our food was delicious, and I would highly recommend this for small-medium groups who want to cook French dishes at a relaxed pace in a private home.

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4- italian coast & markets: full-day small group trip.

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One of the most magical things about Nice is how close it is to Italy!

In this Italian Coast adventure, you will explore the market in Vintimille or Sanremo and stop to visit the medieval village of Dolceacqua on the way back.

I got a really nice review of real italian market (and local life as well but for that we had to go to the small streets without tourists). Our tour guide was a really nice lady, we had interesting conversations and she was really funny. – Visitor’s review

5- Private Organic Wine & Provence Food Tasting Tour

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⭐️  RATING:  5 out of 5 Stars ⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  4 hours | 🍷 BOOK NOW

In this wonderful tour from Nice, you will visit two organic wineries in Provence and taste not only delicious wine but also specialties like marmalade, olive oil, and other local products.

Lovely tour. Our driver was amazing. Gave us a lot of information regarding things to do, places to see and a little history of southern france. The wineries were lovely and they were two very different wineries. One more family owned and the other was very luxury. Would definitely recommend. Our group would do it again. – Stephanie

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6- Nice View: Cooking Class And Dinner

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Enjoy a wonderful night and learn how to cook Mediterranean food like a local in this cooking class.

Together with Marie, your local chef, you will prepare a delicious traditional dinner that you will share together after – with a glass of wine, of course!

My mother and I did this cooking experience and immediately felt at home. Our hosts were very accommodating and friendly, and the food was absolutely delicous! Not to mention a great view while cooking on their outdoor terrace. Awesome. – Chad

7- NO DIET CLUB – Unique Local Food in Nice

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Join a multi-course culinary adventure  on this unique food tour in Nice.

Meet locals and learn about the culinary scene in the South of France while you taste some of the most delicious food the city has to offer.

This was a brilliant way to experience Nicoise food, culture and old town history at its best. We loved the experience and the tour was curated just right with food from small family businesses. Our guide Constance was just delightful and made the day even more special highlighting the features. This tour is a great way to experience Nice. – Gae

8- French Breakfast Gastronomy

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Start the day with a traditional and absolutely delicious French breakfast in a local’s home.

A must-do in Nice. This is an amazing breakfast in a beautiful part of Nice near the Negresco. Your first impression is how elegant Ema carries herself. Her flat is quaint and the dining table is wonderfully decorated for her guests. You will consume a lot of food, but the French toast was most delectable! Ema is a gracious, pleasant, classy, and highly attractive host. – Mary

9- Garden-Fresh Dinner with a View of Nice

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Enjoy a fantastic homemade three-course meal made with locally sourced ingredients in a garden surrounded by olive trees.

Enjoy a glass of wine – or two -, make new friends and chat with your hosts about life in France.

This is a must do as you sit on a lovely patio with the most amazing view of Nice, France. Marie is a most gracious hosts and was very amenable to those of us with allergies. A special treat for those of you wanting a nice at home dinner experience in Nice. – Tom

10- Fruit Del La Mer: A Fishy Feast In Nice

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Last but not least, this is the perfect tour for seafood lovers.

Enjoy a communal 4-course French dinner highlighting local fish and seafood and make friends from all over the world.

Does Nice France have good food?

Nice has really good food. With a mix of Mediterranean and French specialties, from creamy ratatouille to succulent steak tartare, there are plenty of delicious dishes to discover here.

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The most popular food in Nice, France

One of the most beloved and popular dishes in Nice, France is socca. This delicious savory pancake is made from chickpea flour, olive oil, and salt, making it a gluten-free delight. The dough is poured onto a hot plate and cooked until crispy around the edges. It can then be topped with peppers, onions, anchovies, or whatever your heart desires.

Another popular dish is the salade niçoise. This classic French salad combines tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, potatoes, and tuna with a light vinaigrette dressing. And of course, you can’t forget about the world-famous ratatouille! This Provençal vegetable stew combines eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and herbs for an incredibly flavorful meal.

Cost of food in Nice

A lot of people wonder if food is expensive in Nice. And the answer is: no, I don’t really think so.

In most restaurants, a main-course will cost around 20 euros and during lunch, most restaurant offer lunch menus (main course + dessert + a drink) for 19 euros.

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Other tours & fun things to do in Nice

Now that you have read about all the best food tours in Nice, it’s time to start planning what else you want to do in this lovely city.

These are some of the must-do activities:

  • Climb to the stairs of  Castle Hill  for one of the best views of Nice
  • Walk along Promenade des Anglais
  • Go on a  day trip to Monaco, Antibes, and Éze
  • See art at Musée Chagall and Musée Matisse
  • Learn about Nice’s history and Old Town on a  walking tour

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Conclusion: The Best Food Tours in Nice

That’s a wrap! I hope this guide helped you to find the best tour and that you enjoy all the wonderful food Nice has to offer.

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The 7 Best Lyon Food Tours in France’s Gastronomic Capital

Published 06 November 2023 by  Leyla Alyanak  — Parisian by birth, Lyonnaise by adoption, historian by passion

Lyon is known for many things - and great food is at the top of the list. If you're looking for an introduction to the city's food specialties, taking one of these 7 Lyon food tours is the best way to start. 

Walking tours are ideal to discover Lyon and lyonnaise cuisine.

My first Lyon food tour was typical: it involved walking around the Old Town, sampling everything from pralines to saucisson. But the best part was meeting the various restaurant and shop owners, who explained the "why" of dishes, and the stories behind them.

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  • 1. Secret Food Tours Lyon with Private Tour Option
  • 2. Lyon Old Town Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties Tasting & Lunch
  • 3. Vieux Lyon 4-Hour Food Tasting Tour
  • 4. Lyon: Food Walking Tour with a Local Guide
  • 5. Food Tour in Lyon - Do Eat Better Experience
  • 6. Lyon Vegan Food Tour
  • 7. Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide

The 7 Best Lyon Food Tours

Below you’ll find a list of the top 7 food tours to take in Lyon, and they're all highly rated, with a minimum of 4.5 out of 5 stars (most actually have 5/5).

Lyon has over 4,000 restaurants that feature French cuisine, including many local and regional specialties. Food has long been an important part of the local culture, and many of the best-loved recipes have been passed down through generations − that's how important food is here.

Most Lyon food gourmet tours traditionally involve a walk through the historic old town, where you'll visit several establishments and sample food and wine. A few other tours may take you to different parts of town, like the vegan tour that goes to Croix-Rousse or the bike tour that explores several parts of Lyon. 

Whichever you choose will be a great start to your Lyon culinary adventure − and you won't have to face the overwhelming decisions of what to try first, where, and you'll gain plenty of insight into the food culture. 

Let me add that many of the Lyon food tours are similar, varying only in length and the choice of local artisans along the way, whether charcuterie producers or praline makers. They're all highly rated and you'll do well with any of them.

Also, descriptions are accurate at the time of writing but stops and samples may change, so be sure to click through and check before you book!

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1. Secret Food Tours Lyon with Private Food Tour Option

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Indulge in the best of French cuisine including freshly baked pastries, a traditional Canut breakfast sampling, Lyonnais sweet treats, French cheeses, and a secret dish on this tasty Lyon food tour − which also, by the way, includes a tasting of French wine. 

⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  3.5 hours    ✔︎  Sample a traditional Canut (silk weaver's) breakfast ✔︎  Fresh pastries ✔︎  Hot dish in a traditional "bouchon" ✔︎  Creamy French cheeses ✔︎ Walk through the Old Town in the heart of Lyon ✔︎ French red and white wine

🍽️  BOOK YOUR SECRET FOOD TOUR HERE

This secret food tour in Lyon will explore the Old Town Neighborhood of the city. The group is limited to 12 people so it is the perfect way to experience the food culture in Lyon without a large crowd. 

You can also book this as a completely private tour for just your group. Not only does a private tour give you a more personalized experience, but it also can fit better with your schedule as you can select a start time based on your needs.

⭐️  Rating: 5 / 5  ⭐️

“Highly recommended, you get to see some of the sights of Lyon and taste your way through some true culinary delights.” -John

"Charlotte provided us with such knowledge of Lyon (and all of France) and brought us to the most amazing food stops. Would absolutely take another Secret Food tour!! - Samantha E.

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2. Lyon Old Town Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties

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This half-day food tour takes place in Lyon’s historic old town and stops  at 6 different establishments, where you'll taste 10 different local specialities, meet local food producers and learn more about Lyon’s incredible gastronomical scene. Make sure you show up for this tour hungry, because it also includes a delicious lunch.

⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  4 hours    ✔︎  10 food tastings in 6 different establishments ✔︎  Passionate and expert guides ✔︎  Small group with a maximum of 12 people ✔︎  Walk through Lyon’s Old Town and meet local producers ✔︎  Lunch included

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This highly rated food tour is limited to a small group of 12, so you’ll get a personalized experience and be able to interact with the local guide.

The tour takes place in Lyon’s old town and includes a walking tour to learn more about the history and culture of the neighborhood.

⭐️ Rating: 5 / 5 ⭐️

“This was by far the best tour we did while in France! A perfect combination of history, seeing the city, and trying plenty of food (with generous portions)." -Maria

"Wonderful meeting the shop owners and seeing the obvious pride they have in their products!" -Nicol_W "We loved every place we stopped at and appreciated they were all locally owned and operated. The entire tour was wonderful! I highly recommend it!" -Diane_M

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3. Vieux Lyon 4-Hour Food Tasting Tour

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Another exploration of Vieux Lyon takes place with this 4-hour Lyon food tour, during which you'll taste 14 delicious local products. As part of your tour, you'll explore  St Jean Cathedral, along with Old Lyon's traboules, or secret passageways, once used by merchants to keep their silk cloth dry.

⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  4 hours    ✔︎  14 food tastings at 5 different places, equivalent to a typical lunch ✔︎  Expert local guide ✔︎  Walk through Lyon’s Old Town, one of Europe's largest Renaissance areas ✔︎ See the Cathedral of St. Jean and the famous passageways

🍗  BOOK YOUR OLD LYON 4-HR FOOD TOUR HERE

This tour mixes history and food tastings and gives you the chance to explore Lyon’s oldest neighborhood while tasting some delicious food. Your guide will show you 5 different places where you can enjoy local food tastings and learn more about the food culture of Lyon.

⭐️  Rating: 4.8 / 5  ⭐️

“Our tour was outstanding. Three tours in one. Historical, architectural, and, of course, culinary. Superbly well-designed and managed by Erick, who was extremely well-versed in the history and origins of food in Lyon.” - Anonymous

4. Lyon Food Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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This Old Town walking tour stops at 4 different places to meet with local artisans to learn more about French cuisine in Lyon.  This afternoon food tour allows you to sample some of the best French food, including typical dishes – an assortment of regional cheeses, local cold-cut meats, brioche, praline pie and artisanal regional ice cream, along with French wine and local beer.

⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  3 hours     ✔︎  10 food tastings at 4 different places ✔︎ Expert local guide and small group tour ✔︎  Local cold cuts with red wine ✔︎ Selection of regional cheeses with white wine ✔︎ Praline pie and chocolates ✔︎  Alcoholic beverages included

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This food-tasting tour offers late afternoon starting times, which is perfect for anyone wanting to do their sightseeing in the morning, and is capped at 12 people to keep it small and intimate.

⭐️  Rating: 4.7 / 5  ⭐️

"Our guide was both knowledgeable and passionate about Lyon, its history, and its food. The food samples were VERY good. A great way to explore Vieux Lyon.” -Mitch

5. Do Eat Better Lyon Food Tour

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Lyon is the perfect destination for foodies, and this food-tasting tour is sure to meet expectations for some delicious French cuisine. Wander through the Old Town of Lyon while making stops at 5 different places for some unique food tastings.

Try such Lyonnaise specialties as pike quenelle (dumplings) with rice, cervelle de Canut (a creamy cheese dip), praline brioche, and more while your guide explains more details about food culture in Lyon.

⏳  TOUR LENGTH: 3.5 hours    ✔︎  5 unique food tastings at 5 different locations ✔︎  Local expert guide ✔︎  Try cervelle de canut, the artisanal creamy cheese, and taste a pike quenelle ✔︎ Top it off with a praline brioche and a typical Lyon sweet, the "coussin lyonnais" ✔︎ Wine and bottled water included ✔︎ Small group tour

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This small group tour is limited to 10 or fewer participants so that you can sample the foods promptly and have a chance to ask questions. The tour visits local artisan shops, bakeries, and more in the area of Lyon’s Old Town.

⭐️  Rating: 4.5 / 5  ⭐️

“Great to be informed about the local delicacies and introduced to new things we hadn’t come across yet. Perfect sized group.” - Shannon

"We enjoyed the great local people, shops and food and Baptiste's connections across Vieux Lyon. A must experience for anyone." -Neal_E

6. Lyon Vegan Food Tour

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This vegan food tour in Lyon is an incredible food-tasting experience for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet and lifestyle, and as of this writing, this is the only vegan tour in the city of Lyon. 

Not only will you get to experience some of the best vegan food in France, but you will also get to taste foods from a few of the best vegan restaurants in Lyon. Your professional guide will also be able to give you recommendations on where to eat vegan or vegetarian-friendly food during your stay in Lyon.

⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  3 hours    ✔︎  Vegan food tastings ✔︎  Local expert guide ✔︎  Explore the bohemian Croix-Rousse neighborhood of Lyon ✔︎ Perfect tour option for vegans and vegetarians

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This small-group tour features 100% vegan food tastings, but you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy it. It is also a great option for people who want to try something different from the typical food tours in Old Town, whether they are vegan or not.

The tour explores the Croix-Rousse neighborhood of Lyon, which has an artsy, bohemian feel to it. This was once home to the silk weavers and their workshops, and today, it is filled with beautiful street murals, art galleries, and eateries.

⭐️ Rating: 5 / 5 ⭐️

“Lulu is a super guide. In addition to taking us to many fine vegan restaurants and a patisserie, she showed us the Croix-Rousse on a very interesting tour.” -Fred_H

"Don’t eat ahead of time… portions are generous. Guide is super knowledgeable about vegan jam and Croix-Rousse history. All around happy with my choice!" -Naomi_B

"I am a non-vegan (and non-vegetarian) and booked this tour because my children are vegetarians. I was pleasantly surprised and pleased at how good the food was on this tour!" - Anonymous

7. Lyon Electric Bike Guided Tour With Food Tasting

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Combine a food tour in Lyon with sightseeing on this electric bike tour with food tastings. A local guide will take you around the highlights of Lyon by electric bike, seeing all the interesting sites in Lyon’s UNESCO-heritage old town and along the beautiful Rhône River.

Your guide will tell you more about the history of Lyon and how it became known as the food capital of France. In addition to stopping at several historical sites, you’ll wrt stop at a local eatery to sample some of Lyon’s best foods.

⏳  TOUR LENGTH:  4 hours    ✔︎  Electric bicycle and helmet ✔︎  Option to book a 2.5-hour tour or 4-hour tour ✔︎  Local expert guide ✔︎  Explore Lyon’s Old Town pedestrian zone ✔︎ Stop at a local eatery for delicious food samples ✔︎  Glass of wine or drink of your choice ✔︎  Small group tour

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On this tour of Lyon, you’ll see important sites such as the Place Bellecour, Place des Terreaux, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, and more. The food stop at a local restaurant will also allow you to taste some of the famous Lyon cuisine. 

This is a great option for those who want to combine food tasting with sightseeing on either a 2.5-hour or a 4-hour tour. Both tours include food tasting and sightseeing, but the 4-hour tour includes a ride up to La Croix-Rousse for incredible views of Lyon.

“The bikes were fun and the route was quite safe. It is a great orientation to everything you would want to see in Lyon. Bring a refillable water bottle!” —Mike

"Definitely need electric bike to go up steep hills – effortless via e-bike and well worth going." —Awi_K

"A fantastic tour of the overall layout of the city along with a great pit stop for wine and a snack. Do this one early on your trip so you can take full advantage of all their recommendations for food, shopping, and fun local experiences." —Spencer_R

Before you go...

In my story on Lyon as the  world capital of gastronomy,   read all about the Lyonnaise mothers, or mères lyonnaises, who contributed so much to the city's local culture as chefs during the 19th century.

Lyon is home to many regional and local food specialties, many with recipes passed down through generations.

Eating well is important here, and is one of the best things to do in Lyon .

My favorite foodie activity? Spend a few hours in  Les Halles Paul Bocuse , the city's covered market with a wide range of high-end products.

So go out, explore, and eat to your heart's content!

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The French passion for food is celebrated in the village markets. Here, seasonal foods are still regarded as the mainstays of daily living. Farms and gardens grow an abundance of produits du terroir. Each village has its own specialty, such as Cavaillon melons, Carpentras caramels, and Avignon confitures. There are farmers’ markets in different villages every day of the week. You’ll spend a leisurely day in the village of Uzès, one of the best kept secrets of Provence. A mere 25 kilometers north of sunny Nimes , it’s set amidst beautiful countryside. This gem of a village is filled with Renaissance and Romanesque architecture. And it has one of the best Saturday farmers’ markets in the Gard.

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L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue , in the Vaucluse, is the European center for antiques and second hand stores. Every Sunday of the year, L’Isle combines its antique and farmers’ market making it a shopper’s paradise and a delightful feast for the senses. Considered the Venice of Provence, its canals and bridges cut an intricate path through the village. Only 9 of its original 70 water mills remain, powered by the Sorgue River. It’s the perfect place for a treasure hunt.

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Tour one of France’s most important olive oil mills, the Moulin de Corneille. It’s located in the village of Maussane and regularly receives medals for its oil which tastes of dried fruits and almonds. Sweet, fruity, deep green in color, it is produced from the fruit of over 400,000 olive trees that carpet Les Baux valley. Down the road, just outside of the village of Fontvielle , is the home of one of France’s most famous literary landmarks, the Moulin de Daudet. It was here that the writer, Alphonse Daudet, wrote Lettres de mon Moulin (Letters from my Windmill) in 1860.

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Cobbled street lined with cafes and restaurants in Aigues-Mortes, south France

Just across the bridge south of the walled city of Aigues-Mortes in the Camargue, is Les Salins d’Aigues Mortes. Here fleur de sel, salt flowers, have been harvested since 1856. Gathering salt from the sea is an ancient practice. Camargue fleur de sel is the most valued of all the French sea salts. The fine, delicate crystals are scraped by hand from the surface of the water only on hot, dry days when the wind is blowing. After touring the sea salt beds, you will visit the very pretty town of Aigues Mortes. This perfectly preserved, walled village is set among the salt marshes of the Camargue. A magnificent example of Medieval architecture, built by King Louis IX of France, Saint Louis, Aigues Mortes was the Mediterranean port from which he launched his 7th Crusade. This enchanting village has a delightful assortment of cafés, art galleries, shops and restaurants.

View over Chateauneuf du Pape, Provence

Châteauneuf-du-Pape sits towards the bottom of the Rhône Valley.The name means “pope’s new castle.” It refers to a time when the seat of the Roman Catholic Church was in Avignon (between 1309–1377). The region has written records of vineyards dating back centuries. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made up of five communes – Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Courhézon, Orange, Bédarrides, and Sorgues. It was the very first wine appellation created in 1936, and is one of 19 official crus or “growths” of the Côtes du Rhône wine region. These 19 crus represent Côtes du Rhône’s top wine-growing zones. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is considered to be the benchmark of the Cote du Rhône wines. You’ll visit some of these wineries, enjoy tastings, and learn what makes the wine so special.

Then you’ll follow the serpentine roads of the Dentelles des Montmirail. It’s a 9 mile lacework of stunning mountain peaks. Along the way you will stop in one of the exquisite villages tucked into the hills to sample fresh goat cheese, more Côte-du-Rhone wines and Beaumes-de-Venise’s Muscat, a sweet, white, fortified dessert wine.

The French Table

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You’ll learn, hands-on, how to prepare dishes from appetizers to desserts sure to whet the palate from one of the best local chefs in the region. And you’ll discover the subtleties of cooking with wine and eau-de-vie. You’ll also find out how to use the mainstay of the Provençal kitchen, Herbes de Provence. We’ll share everything we prepare at our convivial French table. it’s a chance to share stories, relax and savor the remarkable specialness of this region which only reveals itself to those who take the time to discover it.

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  • Avignon Culinary Vacations: Discover Provence

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Culinary Vacations in Avignon

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Moreover, Avignon serves as the epicenter of local cuisine. With Les Halles, the city’s oldest covered market, and an array of cooking classes available, visitors can delve into Provencal specialties and local delicacies on our Avignon food and wine tours. From delectable honey and nougat to exquisite olive oils AOC and renowned Côte du Rhône wines, there’s a plethora of flavors to discover. With its strategic location, Avignon provides an ideal starting point to explore the surrounding countryside on an authentic Avignon cooking tour, including the breathtaking vistas of the Luberon mountains, the unique ochre landscapes of Roussillon, and charming villages like Chateauneuf du Pape, perfect for an Avignon gourmet tour complete with wine tastings.

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Explore the beautiful south of France on our Avignon foodie tours, centered in the charming town of Avignon. Your week will include two cooking classes delving into local cuisine, along with Avignon wine tastings and cultural excursions.

  • Avignon Culinary Vacations Tour Itinerary

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  • Private transfer from Avignon TGV station to your hotel.
  • Check-in to your 4-star hotel in central Avignon.
  • Welcome dinner tonight.

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  • Meet your driver at your hotel this morning and depart on a private wine tour dedicated to local wines. Start on a scenic drive to the foot of Mont Ventoux through the vineyards of the eponymous appellation. Discover an outstanding wine estate and enjoy a guided tour.
  • Your wine tasting tour will engage all five senses as you taste a variety of wines.
  • Following the wine-tasting experience, a picnic lunch on the terrace will ensue (weather permitting). Taste seasonal products with wines of the domain.
  • Return to Avignon around 3:30 pm, afternoon at leisure.
  • Dinner on your own.

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  • After breakfast, enjoy a free morning on your own.
  • In the afternoon, around 2 pm, meet in central Avignon and depart for a half-day tour with an English speaking driver/guide on a shared mini-bus (max 8 people). ( Please note the specific itinerary for the day may vary if there are special events or activities to take advantage of. )
  • First stop: the ruins know as “Les Antiques” near Saint-Remy de Provence. From there head to Les Baux de Provence, a medieval hilltop village in the heart of the Alpilles hill range, and enjoy some free time to wander around and shop.
  • Finally, visit the Unesco-rated Pont du Gard, which is the best preserved part of a Roman aqueduct that sent the water from Nimes to Uzes during the Roman civilization.
  • Return to Avignon in the evening around 7 pm.
  • Dinner on your own. Overnight.

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  • Depart around 9 am for a private tour to the Luberon. First you will head to the home of a local chef for a hands-on cooking class featuring local recipes. Lunch to follow based on your efforts.
  • After lunch, visit some of the picturesque hilltop villages of the Luberon.
  • Return to Avignon around 6 pm.

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  • In the morning, meet again in central Avignon and take a half-day tour on a shared minibus (max 8 people) with an English-speaking driver/guide to Chateauneuf du Pape. During your Avignon culinary tour, you will have two wine tastings in Chateauneuf du Pape wineries.
  • Return to Avignon around 1:00 pm, lunch on your own.
  • Afternoon at leisure.

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  • Breakfast and make your own way to the covered market. 
  • At 9:30 am meet the chef for a visit to the local market to learn about and select ingredients for your Avignon cooking class. Then head to their professional kitchen for the cooking lesson. Lunch to follow, drinks included, based on your efforts.
  • In the afternoon, time to explore Avignon one last time. Entrance tickets to 2 of Avignon’s most famous sites, the Popes’ Palace and the Pont d’Avignon, will be included for you to explore at your own pace.
  • End the afternoon with a wine tasting at a wine shop.
  • Finally, enjoy a farewell dinner, 3 courses, with a glass of wine.
  • Check-out of the hotel and return to the Avignon TGV train station.

Avignon Food Tour Details

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Accommodations.

Your Avignon cooking holidays include 6 nights in 4* hotel in the center of the city.

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 lunches, local wine included

Classes & Instructors

Your 2 hands-on cooking classes will feature the different facets of the local cuisine. One will take place at the hotel of a local chef in Luberon, and the other will take place at a cooking atelier in Avignon. You will also visit Les Halles, a traditional Provencal food market full of farm products including vegetables, fruit, cheeses, honey, wines, flowers, and poultry, and learn how to create traditional cuisine.

  • Private tour of the Mont Ventoux wine-producing region with tastings
  • Shared tour of the Luberon (max 8 people), including the Pont du Gard, and the Alpilles region
  • Half-day shared tour (max 8 people) to the Chateauneuf du Pape region, including Avignon wine tour with tasting

Transfer Details

  • Round-trip transfers to/from Avignon TGV train station. (Transfers to/from Marseille airport available for an additional price).

Miscellaneous

  • Tickets for the Popes’ Palace

Not Included

  • Local tourist tax (a couple Euros per person per night, paid locally)

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Tour Dates:

Available any dates you choose (except July & August) for a minimum of two people. Please review our complete pricing details .

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Located in central Avignon, just steps from Popes’ Palace and numerous cafes and shops, is the Hotel de L’Horloge. Once a 19th-century house, this hotel now offers 66 modern, cozy rooms with individual a/c and heat, free Wi-Fi, mini-bar, safe, telephone, and satellite TV. (If unavailable a comparable property will be proposed.)

Avignon Food and Wine Tours: Pricing & Dates 2024

Find pricing and dates for our Avignon culinary tours below, and contact us for availability or to book your trip.

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Avignon Culinary Vacation 2024 Pricing:

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US$3540 per person based on double occupancy

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

July pricing and availability: please inquire.

Single occupancy pricing: please inquire.

Transfer also possible from Marseille airport: please inquire for cost.

Avignon Foodie Tour Dates 2024

Our Avignon culinary vacations are available year-round for 1-8 people. Sample dates follow, but other start dates are also possible. (Please inquire for July dates and pricing.)

2024 Sample weeks, other start dates also possible: April 28-May 4 May 5-11 May 12-18 May 19-25 May 26-June 1 June 2-8 June 9-15 June 16-22 June 23-29 July dates: please inquire July 28-August 3 August 4-10 August 11-17 August 18-24 August 25-31 September 1-7 September 8-14 September 15-21 September 22-28 September 29-October 5 October 6-12 October 13-19 October 20-26 October 27-November 2 November 3-9 November 10-16 November 17-23 November 24-30 December 1-7 December 8-14 December 15-21

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Sauté, braise, and flambé your own dishes in the food capital of the world. 

Discover the secrets of French cuisine in Paris alongside food experts and chefs. Each week, step into the kitchen for hands-on classes and explore restaurants and open-air markets to inspire your creations. Through coursework developed with Paris’ world-renowned culinary school Le Cordon Bleu, you'll prepare appetizers, entrées, pastries, and dessert! 

Delve into French culinary history and in-season produce. Meet local food vendors and restaurateurs for tips on ingredient selection and plating. In the end, you’ll team up with other Global Navigators to create a menu and present a meal. 

As the sun sets over the Seine River, stroll Paris’ cobblestone streets, past iconic bistros and brasseries on Rue Montorgueil and the famous Eiffel Tower and Louvre. On excursions to Versailles and Provins, learn about dishes served at the time of Louis XIV and indulge in a medieval lunch. In Paris, you’ll gain a greater appreciation for the art of French cooking, creating delicious meals and memories along the way.

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Real-world experience.

Put on your chef’s hat and make your own dishes using traditional and contemporary French culinary techniques. Come home with a mastery of classic French fares, savory and sweet, and a creative portfolio of recipes.

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Topics for your college essays, experience to inform your future career, a portfolio to document your increasing culinary literacy and to showcase your work with a variety of ingredients.

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Return with greater self-confidence, independence, and improved communication and leadership skills. Enjoy a broader worldview and diverse friendships from across the U.S.

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Welcome to Paris, where gastronomy takes center stage.  

Paris is truly a feast ! With its fresh and seasonal ingredients to its multi-course meals and food presentation—dating back to medieval times—the French capital has been pioneering culinary culture for centuries. Today, the city boasts 132 Michelin-starred restaurants; excellent street food, based on both classic French favorites and international cuisines; and delectable boulangeries (bakeries), whose freshly-baked croissants you’ll remember for years to come. 

With a population of over 2 million, multicultural Paris is abuzz with music, bustling markets, and art. There are beautiful, serene areas, too, like the Luxembourg Gardens and Seine riverbanks, a dream setting for a picnic with friends. Of course, no trip to Paris is complete without a visit to its iconic landmarks and neighborhoods, from Notre-Dame Cathedral to Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe and the Latin Quarter. As you savor the various flavors of Paris, you’ll discover why the city shines as a culture and culinary capital. 

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CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Paris.

Monday–Friday   

Each day offers a balance between interactive instruction and cultural activities with time on your own, too. Morning classes and afternoon activities may swap places.  

  • Breakfast at the hostel/hotel 
  • Hands-on learning with expert instructors, chefs, and food industry professionals 
  • Lunch with your fellow Global Navigators 
  • Out and about for a cultural activity and restaurant visits 
  • Dinner at the hostel/hotel or in the community 

Weekends    

  • Overnight or day excursions to top sites  
  • Quality time with friends 

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Just imagine all the fun you’ll have!

  • Indulge in a cheese tasting workshop and taste exquisite French cheeses while learning about cheese production methods. 
  • Climb all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower to take in panoramic views of Paris. Try to spot the city’s iconic landmarks. 
  • Travel back in time as you explore the Palace of Versailles, the opulent residence commissioned by King Louis XIV. Hear all about the incredible meals served in the royal court. 
  • Cruise along the Seine on a boat tour, passing beneath historic city bridges and admiring Parisian architecture. 
  • Experience spectacular jousts and equestrian stunts during a medieval show (accompanied by a medieval meal) in Provins, a medieval town in the French countryside. 

Please note activities are based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when arranging activities is always to enhance your experience.  

Eligibility

  • Participants must be 14 years old and above. 
  • Program open to current high school students—Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Students must have completed Freshman year of high school before traveling on program.  
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our  Scholarship page . 

For more information, refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria . 

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Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. Find additional details about what’s included with your tuition.    

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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Program Balance = $6,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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What's Included

Interactive classes, 3 meals/day.

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Access to local phone and wifi, all cultural activities and excursions, comprehensive medical and travel protection, 24/7 emergency on-site support.

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A born-and-bred Parisian, Delphine has extensive experience in international education, having worked with American high school students, college students, and adults traveling to France.

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12 Ethical Eats in 2024 – A Journey Through Sustainable Food Tours Worldwide

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<p><strong>Sustainable food tours offer a unique blend of culinary delight and responsible tourism. These tours focus on local, organic, and ethically sourced ingredients, providing an authentic taste of regional cuisine while supporting local communities and the environment. From farm-to-table experiences to street food adventures, sustainable food tours allow you to indulge in delicious dishes guilt-free. This guide takes you on a global journey to some of the best destinations for sustainable food tours, each offering a unique culinary experience that’s both tasty and eco-friendly.</strong></p>

Sustainable food tours offer a unique blend of culinary delight and responsible tourism. These tours focus on local, organic, and ethically sourced ingredients, providing an authentic taste of regional cuisine while supporting local communities and the environment. From farm-to-table experiences to street food adventures, sustainable food tours allow you to indulge in delicious dishes guilt-free. This guide takes you on a global journey to some of the best destinations for sustainable food tours, each offering a unique culinary experience that’s both tasty and eco-friendly.

<p><span>In Tuscany, the farm-to-table concept isn’t just a trend; it’s a centuries-old way of life. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in the rustic charm of the Italian countryside, visiting organic farms where traditional methods are still in use. These tours often include hands-on experiences like cheese-making or olive oil pressing, followed by a meal prepared with the freshest ingredients. As you sit down to eat amidst the rolling hills and vineyards, you’ll enjoy the flavors of authentic Tuscan cuisine and appreciate the connection between the land and the food on your plate.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Try to book a cooking class at a local farm for a hands-on experience with Tuscan cuisine.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>Late spring and early fall offer pleasant weather and harvest seasons.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Florence or Pisa, then rent a car or join a guided tour to explore the Tuscan countryside.</span></p>

1. Farm-to-Table Tour in Tuscany, Italy

In Tuscany, the farm-to-table concept isn’t just a trend; it’s a centuries-old way of life. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in the rustic charm of the Italian countryside, visiting organic farms where traditional methods are still in use. These tours often include hands-on experiences like cheese-making or olive oil pressing, followed by a meal prepared with the freshest ingredients. As you sit down to eat amidst the rolling hills and vineyards, you’ll enjoy the flavors of authentic Tuscan cuisine and appreciate the connection between the land and the food on your plate.

Insider’s Tip: Try to book a cooking class at a local farm for a hands-on experience with Tuscan cuisine.

When To Travel: Late spring and early fall offer pleasant weather and harvest seasons.

How To Get There: Fly into Florence or Pisa, then rent a car or join a guided tour to explore the Tuscan countryside.

<p><span>Bangkok’s street food scene is a vibrant and integral part of the city’s culture. On a sustainable street food tour, you’ll navigate the bustling streets and hidden alleys with a local guide, sampling dishes made with locally sourced and fresh ingredients. Each dish tells a story of Thailand’s culinary heritage, from sizzling pad Thai to spicy papaya salad and sweet mango sticky rice. These tours will not only send your taste buds wild but also offer insights into the lives of the local vendors who are the heart and soul of Bangkok’s street food culture.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Ask your guide to take you to lesser-known street food stalls that locals love.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>November to February offers cooler weather, ideal for walking tours.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and use the city’s public transport or taxis to navigate.</span></p>

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Bangkok’s street food scene is a vibrant and integral part of the city’s culture. On a sustainable street food tour, you’ll navigate the bustling streets and hidden alleys with a local guide, sampling dishes made with locally sourced and fresh ingredients. Each dish tells a story of Thailand’s culinary heritage, from sizzling pad Thai to spicy papaya salad and sweet mango sticky rice. These tours will not only send your taste buds wild but also offer insights into the lives of the local vendors who are the heart and soul of Bangkok’s street food culture.

Insider’s Tip: Ask your guide to take you to lesser-known street food stalls that locals love.

When To Travel: November to February offers cooler weather, ideal for walking tours.

How To Get There: Fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and use the city’s public transport or taxis to navigate.

<p><span>Napa Valley, a renowned wine region, offers a unique experience with its organic wine tours. These tours focus on vineyards that practice sustainable viticulture, ensuring that every sip comes with a clear conscience. You’ll learn about organic grape farming, the winemaking process, and the importance of biodiversity in the vineyards.</span></p> <p><span>Tasting sessions include a variety of organic wines, each with its unique flavor profile influenced by the eco-friendly practices used in its production. This tour is about understanding and appreciating the efforts behind creating environmentally conscious and high-quality wines.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Look for smaller, family-owned wineries that offer a more intimate tasting experience.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>September to November is the harvest season, and spring is for mild weather and fewer crowds.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into San Francisco or Oakland, then drive or take a shuttle to Napa Valley.</span></p>

3. Organic Wine Tour in Napa Valley, USA

Napa Valley, a renowned wine region, offers a unique experience with its organic wine tours. These tours focus on vineyards that practice sustainable viticulture, ensuring that every sip comes with a clear conscience. You’ll learn about organic grape farming, the winemaking process, and the importance of biodiversity in the vineyards.

Tasting sessions include a variety of organic wines, each with its unique flavor profile influenced by the eco-friendly practices used in its production. This tour is about understanding and appreciating the efforts behind creating environmentally conscious and high-quality wines.

Insider’s Tip: Look for smaller, family-owned wineries that offer a more intimate tasting experience.

When To Travel: September to November is the harvest season, and spring is for mild weather and fewer crowds.

How To Get There: Fly into San Francisco or Oakland, then drive or take a shuttle to Napa Valley.

<p><span>Berlin’s vegan food scene is thriving and innovative, making it a perfect destination for a sustainable food tour. These tours take you through a variety of vegan eateries, from trendy cafes to gourmet restaurants, each offering plant-based dishes that are as delicious as they are ethical. You’ll sample a range of cuisines, showcasing how versatile and satisfying vegan food can be. Beyond the food, these tours often touch on the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet, giving you a comprehensive view of the vegan lifestyle in Berlin.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Don’t miss trying a vegan version of the traditional currywurst.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>Spring and summer offer pleasant weather for walking tours.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Berlin Brandenburg Airport and use public transportation to explore the city.</span></p>

4. Vegan Food Tour in Berlin, Germany

Berlin’s vegan food scene is thriving and innovative, making it a perfect destination for a sustainable food tour. These tours take you through a variety of vegan eateries, from trendy cafes to gourmet restaurants, each offering plant-based dishes that are as delicious as they are ethical. You’ll sample a range of cuisines, showcasing how versatile and satisfying vegan food can be. Beyond the food, these tours often touch on the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet, giving you a comprehensive view of the vegan lifestyle in Berlin.

Insider’s Tip: Don’t miss trying a vegan version of the traditional currywurst.

When To Travel: Spring and summer offer pleasant weather for walking tours.

How To Get There: Fly into Berlin Brandenburg Airport and use public transportation to explore the city.

<p><span>Tokyo, a city synonymous with seafood, offers tours focusing on sustainable and ethically sourced seafood. These tours often start at the bustling Tsukiji fish market, where you’ll learn about sustainable fishing practices and how to choose seafood that’s good for the ocean. Following the market visit, you’ll head to a local sushi restaurant specializing in sustainable seafood, offering a chance to taste the difference responsible sourcing makes. During the tour you’ll enjoy sushi and understand the impact of our food choices on the marine ecosystem.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Visit a sushi restaurant specializing in lesser-known but equally delicious sustainable fish varieties.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>Visit in spring for cherry blossom season or fall for mild temperatures.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Tokyo’s Haneda or Narita International Airport and use the city’s efficient public transport system.</span></p>

5. Seafood Sustainability Tour in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, a city synonymous with seafood, offers tours focusing on sustainable and ethically sourced seafood. These tours often start at the bustling Tsukiji fish market, where you’ll learn about sustainable fishing practices and how to choose seafood that’s good for the ocean. Following the market visit, you’ll head to a local sushi restaurant specializing in sustainable seafood, offering a chance to taste the difference responsible sourcing makes. During the tour you’ll enjoy sushi and understand the impact of our food choices on the marine ecosystem.

Insider’s Tip: Visit a sushi restaurant specializing in lesser-known but equally delicious sustainable fish varieties.

When To Travel: Visit in spring for cherry blossom season or fall for mild temperatures.

How To Get There: Fly into Tokyo’s Haneda or Narita International Airport and use the city’s efficient public transport system.

<p><span>Vermont’s artisan cheese tour is a journey through picturesque landscapes dotted with small dairy farms and cheese-making facilities. You’ll visit various cheese producers, from large-scale operations to small family-run farms, each committed to sustainable and organic practices. </span><span>These tours often include cheese tastings, where you can savor various flavors and styles, and learn about the cheese-making process from milk to maturation.</span></p> <p><span>As you travel through Vermont’s scenic countryside, you’ll gain an appreciation for the art of cheese-making and the importance of supporting local and sustainable producers.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Look for tours that include visiting a maple syrup farm for a truly Vermont experience.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>Fall for beautiful foliage, or summer for pleasant weather.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Burlington International </span><span>Airport and rent a car to explore the various cheese farms across Vermont.</span></p>

6. Artisan Cheese Tour in Vermont, USA

Vermont’s artisan cheese tour is a journey through picturesque landscapes dotted with small dairy farms and cheese-making facilities. You’ll visit various cheese producers, from large-scale operations to small family-run farms, each committed to sustainable and organic practices. These tours often include cheese tastings, where you can savor various flavors and styles, and learn about the cheese-making process from milk to maturation.

As you travel through Vermont’s scenic countryside, you’ll gain an appreciation for the art of cheese-making and the importance of supporting local and sustainable producers.

Insider’s Tip: Look for tours that include visiting a maple syrup farm for a truly Vermont experience.

When To Travel: Fall for beautiful foliage, or summer for pleasant weather.

How To Get There: Fly into Burlington International Airport and rent a car to explore the various cheese farms across Vermont.

<p><span>Costa Rica’s coffee region offers an immersive experience into the world of sustainable coffee production. On these tours, you’ll visit coffee plantations that practice organic farming, learning about each step of the coffee process, from planting and harvesting to roasting and brewing.</span></p> <p><span>You’ll walk through beautiful coffee fields, witness the biodiversity supporting coffee growth, and enjoy fresh, aromatic coffee tastings. This tour is not just about sipping coffee; it’s an educational journey into how sustainable practices can produce some of the best coffee in the world.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Some tours offer a hands-on experience where you can participate in coffee picking.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>The coffee harvest season is the best time to visit from October to March.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport and drive to the coffee-growing regions like Monteverde or the Central Valley.</span></p>

7. Organic Coffee Tour in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s coffee region offers an immersive experience into the world of sustainable coffee production. On these tours, you’ll visit coffee plantations that practice organic farming, learning about each step of the coffee process, from planting and harvesting to roasting and brewing.

You’ll walk through beautiful coffee fields, witness the biodiversity supporting coffee growth, and enjoy fresh, aromatic coffee tastings. This tour is not just about sipping coffee; it’s an educational journey into how sustainable practices can produce some of the best coffee in the world.

Insider’s Tip: Some tours offer a hands-on experience where you can participate in coffee picking.

When To Travel: The coffee harvest season is the best time to visit from October to March.

How To Get There: Fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport and drive to the coffee-growing regions like Monteverde or the Central Valley.

<p><span>Portland’s commitment to local and sustainable food is evident in its numerous farm-to-table restaurants and local food markets. A locavore food tour in Portland takes you on a culinary adventure through the city’s best spots for sustainable dining. You’ll sample a range of dishes made with ingredients sourced from nearby farms and producers, learning about the city’s food culture and the impact of eating locally. These tours often include visits to farmers’ markets to meet the growers and producers behind the food.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Explore the city’s famous food cart pods for diverse sustainable dining options.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>Summer and early fall offer the best weather and a variety of local produce.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Portland International Airport and use public transportation or rent a bike to explore the city.</span></p>

8. Locavore Food Experience in Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland’s commitment to local and sustainable food is evident in its numerous farm-to-table restaurants and local food markets. A locavore food tour in Portland takes you on a culinary adventure through the city’s best spots for sustainable dining. You’ll sample a range of dishes made with ingredients sourced from nearby farms and producers, learning about the city’s food culture and the impact of eating locally. These tours often include visits to farmers’ markets to meet the growers and producers behind the food.

Insider’s Tip: Explore the city’s famous food cart pods for diverse sustainable dining options.

When To Travel: Summer and early fall offer the best weather and a variety of local produce.

How To Get There: Fly into Portland International Airport and use public transportation or rent a bike to explore the city.

<p><span>New Zealand offers a unique culinary experience with its traditional Maori food tours. These tours provide an insight into Maori culture through its cuisine based on locally sourced and foraged ingredients. You’ll learn about traditional cooking methods like the Hangi, where food is cooked in earth ovens, and sample dishes that have been part of Maori culture for centuries. This cultural and culinary tour offers a deeper understanding of New Zealand’s indigenous heritage.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Engage with local Maori guides to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the food.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>The warmer months from December to March are ideal for visiting New Zealand.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Auckland or Wellington and join a tour that includes transportation to a Marae.</span></p>

9. Traditional Maori Food Tour in New Zealand

New Zealand offers a unique culinary experience with its traditional Maori food tours. These tours provide an insight into Maori culture through its cuisine based on locally sourced and foraged ingredients. You’ll learn about traditional cooking methods like the Hangi, where food is cooked in earth ovens, and sample dishes that have been part of Maori culture for centuries. This cultural and culinary tour offers a deeper understanding of New Zealand’s indigenous heritage.

Insider’s Tip: Engage with local Maori guides to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the food.

When To Travel: The warmer months from December to March are ideal for visiting New Zealand.

How To Get There: Fly into Auckland or Wellington and join a tour that includes transportation to a Marae.

<p><span>Vancouver’s proximity to the ocean makes it ideal for a sustainable seafood tour. These tours focus on restaurants and markets that serve ocean-friendly seafood, educating visitors about sustainable fishing practices and species conservation. You’ll enjoy various seafood dishes, from Pacific salmon to Dungeness crab, all sourced with sustainability in mind. This tour is not just a culinary delight; it’s an opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting our oceans and marine life.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Visit the Granville Island Public Market for a wide range of sustainable seafood options.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>Summer and early fall are the best times to enjoy Vancouver’s seafood offerings.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Vancouver International Airport and use public transit or a rental car to explore the city.</span></p>

10. Sustainable Seafood Tour in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver’s proximity to the ocean makes it ideal for a sustainable seafood tour. These tours focus on restaurants and markets that serve ocean-friendly seafood, educating visitors about sustainable fishing practices and species conservation. You’ll enjoy various seafood dishes, from Pacific salmon to Dungeness crab, all sourced with sustainability in mind. This tour is not just a culinary delight; it’s an opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting our oceans and marine life.

Insider’s Tip: Visit the Granville Island Public Market for a wide range of sustainable seafood options.

When To Travel: Summer and early fall are the best times to enjoy Vancouver’s seafood offerings.

How To Get There: Fly into Vancouver International Airport and use public transit or a rental car to explore the city.

<p><span>San Francisco’s organic markets showcase Northern California’s rich agricultural bounty. On a tour of these markets, you’ll sample a variety of organic produce, artisanal cheeses, freshly baked bread, and other local specialties. These tours often include interactions with farmers and producers, giving you insights into the farm-to-table movement and the benefits of organic farming. It’s a chance to taste the freshest flavors of the region while learning about sustainable food practices.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Visit the Ferry Building Marketplace for a comprehensive experience of San Francisco’s organic food scene.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>Spring and fall offer mild weather and a variety of seasonal produce.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into San Francisco International Airport and use the city’s public transportation to reach the markets.</span></p>

11. Organic Market Tour in San Francisco, USA

San Francisco’s organic markets showcase Northern California’s rich agricultural bounty. On a tour of these markets, you’ll sample a variety of organic produce, artisanal cheeses, freshly baked bread, and other local specialties. These tours often include interactions with farmers and producers, giving you insights into the farm-to-table movement and the benefits of organic farming. It’s a chance to taste the freshest flavors of the region while learning about sustainable food practices.

Insider’s Tip: Visit the Ferry Building Marketplace for a comprehensive experience of San Francisco’s organic food scene.

When To Travel: Spring and fall offer mild weather and a variety of seasonal produce.

How To Get There: Fly into San Francisco International Airport and use the city’s public transportation to reach the markets.

<p><span>Bordeaux’s wine region, known for its world-class wines, increasingly embraces sustainable practices. An eco-friendly wine tour here allows you to explore picturesque vineyards that prioritize environmental stewardship while producing some of the finest wines. You’ll learn about organic and biodynamic wine production methods and taste wines that reflect the terroir and the winemakers’ commitment to the earth. These tours often include visits to historic chateaux, where you can delve into the rich history of Bordeaux wine.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Look for smaller, family-run vineyards that practice organic farming for a more intimate and informative experience.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>Visit during the fall harvest season to see the vineyards at their busiest or spring when the region is in bloom.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly into Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport and consider renting a car or joining a guided tour to explore the vineyards.</span></p>

12. Eco-Friendly Wine Tour in Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux’s wine region, known for its world-class wines, increasingly embraces sustainable practices. An eco-friendly wine tour here allows you to explore picturesque vineyards that prioritize environmental stewardship while producing some of the finest wines. You’ll learn about organic and biodynamic wine production methods and taste wines that reflect the terroir and the winemakers’ commitment to the earth. These tours often include visits to historic chateaux, where you can delve into the rich history of Bordeaux wine.

Insider’s Tip: Look for smaller, family-run vineyards that practice organic farming for a more intimate and informative experience.

When To Travel: Visit during the fall harvest season to see the vineyards at their busiest or spring when the region is in bloom.

How To Get There: Fly into Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport and consider renting a car or joining a guided tour to explore the vineyards.

<p><span>Embarking on sustainable food tours around the world is not just about savoring delicious flavors; it’s about connecting with local cultures, supporting ethical practices, and understanding the journey of food from farm to table. These tours offer a chance to indulge your taste buds while respecting the planet and contributing to local economies. As you explore these culinary destinations, remember that every bite you take can be a step towards a more sustainable and equitable food system. So, pack your appetite and set off on a journey that’s as gratifying for the palate as it is for the planet.</span></p> <p><span>More Articles Like This…</span></p> <p><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/barcelona-discover-the-top-10-beach-clubs/"><span>Barcelona: Discover the Top 10 Beach Clubs</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/top-destination-cities-to-visit/"><span>2024 Global City Travel Guide – Your Passport to the World’s Top Destination Cities</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/exploring-khao-yai-a-hidden-gem-of-thailand/"><span>Exploring Khao Yai 2024 – A Hidden Gem of Thailand</span></a></p> <p><span>The post <a href="https://passingthru.com/sustainable-food-tours-worldwide/">12 Ethical Eats in 2024 – A Journey Through Sustainable Food Tours Worldwide</a> republished on </span><a href="https://passingthru.com/"><span>Passing Thru</span></a><span> with permission from </span><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/"><span>The Green Voyage</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><span>Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / AboutLife.</span></p> <p><span>For transparency, this content was partly developed with AI assistance and carefully curated by an experienced editor to be informative and ensure accuracy.</span></p>

The Bottom Line

Embarking on sustainable food tours around the world is not just about savoring delicious flavors; it’s about connecting with local cultures, supporting ethical practices, and understanding the journey of food from farm to table. These tours offer a chance to indulge your taste buds while respecting the planet and contributing to local economies. As you explore these culinary destinations, remember that every bite you take can be a step towards a more sustainable and equitable food system. So, pack your appetite and set off on a journey that’s as gratifying for the palate as it is for the planet.

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Under Emmanuel Macron, “culinary diplomacy” is back on the menu, with a lavish dinner fortifying an old alliance at a tense historical moment.

The two presidents and their wives, in formal wear, stand between two men in military dress uniforms.

By Roger Cohen

Reporting from Paris

Beneath the crystal chandeliers of the gilded reception hall of the Élysée Palace, opened in 1889 with a party for 8,000 people, President Emmanuel Macron of France hosted President Biden on Saturday night at a state dinner intended to celebrate a very old alliance and demonstrate that the bond is greater than its intermittent frictions.

Mr. Biden, addressing the French leader as “Emmanuel,” rose from a long table adorned with a bouquet of pink peonies and roses to say that “France was our first ally, and that is not insignificant.” He cited a book titled “The Pocket Guide to France” that he said was distributed to the American forces who, eight decades ago, fought their way up the Normandy bluffs through a hail of Nazi gunfire to wrest Europe from tyranny.

“No bragging,” Mr. Biden quoted the guide as saying, “the French don’t like that!” The book urged U.S. solders to be generous — “it won’t hurt you” — and said the French “happen to speak democracy in a different language, but we are all in the same boat.”

That “same boat” of 1944 has repeatedly been invoked during Mr. Biden’s five-day visit to France as still existing today in the form of joint French and U.S. support for Ukraine in a battle against Russia defined as pivotal for the defense of European liberty. “We stand together when the going gets tough,” Mr. Biden said.

The going was scarcely that at a sumptuous dinner served at tables set between the fluted columns of a room conceived a century after the French Revolution to project the glory of the Republic.

Beneath golden caryatids and a painted ceiling medallion reading “The Republic safeguarding peace,” battalions of liveried waiters in white bow ties, bearing silver trays, served with impeccable precision a four-course meal accompanied by champagne and a 2006 Château Margaux that had taken 18 years to achieve perfection.

There was a light salad that turned plates into minor works of art adorned with fennel, green peas, other vegetables and assorted petals gathered around a puddle of vinaigrette. A dish of chicken, rice, artichoke and carrots followed — which sounds simple, except that, on a base of artichoke hearts, slivers of carrots of various colors had been curled into the likeness of a rose. A cheese course led to a finale of chocolate, strawberries and raspberries, again shaped like a rose, enlivened by a coulis of “carnal thorns,” whatever that may be. In any event, it was very good.

President Macron sleeps little, relishes fine cuisine and has a taste for the wine of the great French châteaus. In this he differs from his immediate predecessors, who had less time for culinary diplomacy, a French tradition that has endured through monarchy, empire and five republics.

“We have institutionalized the diplomatic dinner, especially since Napoleon,” said Marion Tayart de Borms, a historian of French culinary arts. “That is why a new president always salutes his chef as one of his first gestures. Everything at the state dinner has a political and cultural sense, and must be balanced. What is at stake is not just in the plates.”

The balance at the dinner was fine-tuned. Tables had names that included Great Smoky Mountains, Cévennes , Everglades, Redwood, and La Réunion, an island in the Indian Ocean that is an overseas department of France. Gabriel Attal, the French prime minister; the movie director Claude Lelouch (a favorite of Mr. Biden’s for his movie “A Man and a Woman”); and a host of French senators and artists mingled with the likes of Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and John McEnroe, the tennis star turned commentator.

A military band played “Amazing Grace” during the main course, “New York, New York” just after it and “My Way” with the oozing Brillat-Savarin cheese. French contributions to the musical offerings included Charles Trenet’s “La Mer” and a Handel sonata for cello and violin, with which the brothers Gautier and Renaud Capuçon serenaded Mr. Biden and the first lady to rousing applause.

When Mr. Macron opened the dinner, he assured guests that “this will be a toast, not a speech, and very short.” He largely, and a little surprisingly, kept his word. Addressing “dear Joe and dear Jill,” he spoke of the “spirit of 1776” that is always in the air when the French and Americans gather, an allusion to France’s decisive support for a nascent United States during the Revolutionary War.

American G.I.s who on June 6, 1944, “gave their lives for a country they did not know” had helped forge “an unbreakable bond,” Mr. Macron said. “We Americans and French have a mutual fascination. We live the American dream. You live the French way of life. We are possessive of what distinguishes us, and we are the best of friends.”

In fact, the friendship can be prickly, and Mr. Macron, in good Gaullist tradition, is fond of saying that France will “never be the vassal of the United States.” The two countries’ policies toward Ukraine and Israel are not precisely aligned, but, as the dinner demonstrated, a large reserve of good will tends to smooth over differences.

Mr. Biden’s timing was good in that Mr. Macron’s predecessors have been less inclined to culinary diplomacy. “It’s 15 years since we had a president who is a gourmet, who has a deep understanding of gastronomy, of its pleasures, but also its economic importance for France,” Olivia Grégoire, the minister of tourism, said in an interview.

She described François Hollande, who was president from 2012 until Mr. Macron took office in 2017, as “liking good food but always watching his weight, not wanting to be fat, and so he was very strict.”

As for Nicolas Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012, “he never drank wine, and lunched and dined extremely quickly.”

Éric Duquenne, who was the chef at the Élysée Palace during the Sarkozy presidency, said that one state dinner for a visiting head of state lasted all of 35 minutes. “That was the record,” he said. “Sarkozy considered the table a waste of time. All he drank was Coke Zero or cranberry juice.”

Mr. Duquenne recalled a state dinner for the former Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi that had featured lamb cooked for seven hours to form a confit. “It was a perfect marriage of our tradition and theirs, which is what you want, because French hunters have traditionally given lamb to bakers to put in the bread oven for hours until it is unctuous and soft.”

But of late, he said, culinary tastes have grown lighter, even at the Élysée Palace. The days of hunks of lamb, beef cheeks and game at state dinners have given way to poultry and fish, he said. “You no longer need to sleep right after eating.”

A rousing rendering of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” swept away any possible drowsiness. It seemed to sum up the spirit of an evening in Paris dedicated to the idea that an old alliance is still relevant and essential to the survival of Ukrainian liberty.

Roger Cohen is the Paris Bureau chief for The Times, covering France and beyond. He has reported on wars in Lebanon, Bosnia and Ukraine, and between Israel and Gaza, in more than four decades as a journalist. At The Times, he has been a correspondent, foreign editor and columnist. More about Roger Cohen

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