Join us for the perfect Parisian day! Embark on a delicious adventure with this three-hour private Paris tour that stops off at iconic wine bars, bistrots and brasseries. Time to get your foodie game face on with some iconic French food, wine and craft beers!
The best things to do in Paris often revolve around food and wine. On this Paris tour, you will try some of the city’s famous specialties, from snails, to cheese or charcuterie, always paired with wine or beer. Your call what goes best together with the food!
You’ll start this tour on Place de la Bastille, the place where the former Bastille prison once stood and where the French Revolution started. Learn about that significant part of French history that still defines us. From here we’ll move to our first stop, a historic bistrot that looks identical to how it did a century ago. It’s here that we’ll try our first bite, some iconic French snails with a glass of wine.
We’ll continue your tour in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, formerly a working class neighbourhood, known for its furniture artisans, blue collar feel and… revolutionary vibe!
From there, we’ll reach one of Paris’ most quintessential wine bars. At this friendly wine paradise, the bar serves locals and visitors with the same passion. You might still find old barrels where neighbours can just come and fill their empty bottles for a few euros. Here, you’ll learn about the long history of wine in France, while tasting some wine of course! We’ll also pair that wine with some of France’s best charcuterie: delicious pâtés, rillettes and smoked hams.
From here we’ll move to one of Paris’ oldest markets: Marché d’Aligre. Take a moment to wander on your own on this iconic bustling market full of delicious French products. We’ll meet at the cheese seller stall to grab our beautiful platter of French cheese. After a brief explanation about the different cheeses, we’ll head to a famous beer bar that serves over 300 different beers. You’ll get to try three different tasters from three very different kinds of beers produced in France, which we’ll pair with the cheese. Trust us, while wine and cheese gets all the credit, beer and cheese pairings are becoming more common. This is your chance to discover how well French cheese and Parisian craft beers go together!
If you’re still in the mood, we’ll walk back to Bastille using a beautiful but completely unknown elevated former railway line that’s been turned into a park. The route offers great views over the neighbourhood. The tour will end back at Bastille Square, unless you prefer to keep partying in the buzzing Aligre area!
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Paris Beer vs Wine group tour.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 1 glass/tasting of wine or beer in each place, food (may include cheese, escargots, and/or sausage – please note that inclusions may vary depending on what’s available that day), a visit to the iconic Aligre market, travel advice for your days in Paris.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella on rainy days.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: Because we visit local shops on this tour, some may be closed unexpectedly. Should this happen, we will replace the stop with an equally delicious alternative.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour. Also, please note that while children are permitted, all the stops are alcohol-related, so children might not enjoy the tour as much as you will!