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The 10 best food tours in Paris

Feeling a little peckish? Here’s our pick of the tastiest ways to travel around Paris

Alex Floyd-Douglass
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Time Out editors
Alex Floyd-Douglass

With glistening fruit tarts down one cobbled street and artisanal cheeses down another, Paris presents a particularly toothsome panorama. And to help you discover some neat eats, we’ve gathered some particularly tasty routes to try out below. 

Yep, we’re talking about some great guided tours with resident food experts that’ll add sugar, spice and all things nice to a trip around the city. And if you feel like putting your own culinary skills to the test, sign up for one of the finest cooking classes Paris has to offer. 

Best food tours of Paris

Ultimate Paris food tour
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1. Ultimate Paris food tour

Experience Paris like a local, with a knowledgeable guide showing you all the best spots. The tour kicks off in the fashionable district that houses the lovely Louvre, where you can gaze through its enormous windows to get a glimpse of the art. Then head to a market for a taste of authentic French cheese and a macaron or two, before passing the Centre Pompidou and wandering through the medieval Marais neighbourhood.

Wine museum guided tour
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2. Wine museum guided tour

Take a trip to Les Caves du Louvre, a set of eighteenth-century wine cellars (once used by the King of France no less). Here you'll be led by a top sommelier through each step of the wine-making process, with lots of interactive sessions and the all important tastings.

Small group gourmet food and wine tour
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3. Small group gourmet food and wine tour

Join a small group of likeminded folk on this three-hour walking tour of all the finest food Paris has to offer. Sample as you go, tasting regional breads, cheeses, pastries and charcuterie, while learning about the origins of famous French dishes. This tour also features an authentic Parisian lunch and a flight of French wines.

Gourmet French food walking tour
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4. Gourmet French food walking tour

Sure, Paris is full of calorific cheese, pastries and wine but who’s counting when you’ve got to walk to get to them? This three-hour guided tour will have you wandering all over the capital for tasters of delicious French fancies (and we’re not talking about Mr Kipling). Visit a bakery, a caterers, a patisserie, cheese and wine bar, and a fresh produce market.

Sweet tastings in Saint Germain des Prés
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5. Sweet tastings in Saint Germain des Prés

Take a stroll round the lively Parisian neighbourhood of Saint Germain des Prés and satisfy your sweet tooth. A foodie guide will take you to all the best chocolate makers and local artisans in the area, with eight tastings of pastries, macarons and chocolates included.

Behind the scenes of a Boulangerie
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6. Behind the scenes of a Boulangerie

Revel in the secrets of French baking at this behind-the-scenes tour of an independent Parisian patisserie. Tour the kitchens and witness first-hand exactly how delectable French breads and pastries are mixed, shaped and baked. A pro chef will reveal all and afterwards you’ll be allowed take home some complimentary bread and croissants.

Local food market tour of Bastille
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7. Local food market tour of Bastille

Put aside three hours of your day to explore Paris’s food scene. An expert guide will take you through the Bastille district, sharing stories from history and about the area’s current contribution to cuisine in the city. Visit the bustling Marché d’Aligre, where your guide will point out the best stalls, and drop in on patisseries, wine bars, delicatessens and more. There will be six tastings in total from shops and the market.

Chocolate tour of the Right Bank
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8. Chocolate tour of the Right Bank

Spend two hours strolling along the Right Bank and visiting five master chocolatiers. These artisans will share everything they know about the history of the cocoa bean and combining flavours, as well as a few irresistable samples. 

The Marais and its gourmet highlights
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9. The Marais and its gourmet highlights

Discover the most medieval area of Paris, as well as the heart of the Jewish community, on this gastronomic tour of the Marais. In three hours you'll wander through hidden squares and alleyways to visit independent delicatessens, artisanal producers, Jewish delis and falafel stands. 

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