Private Paris Beer vs Wine Experience Tour
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Wine + French food + craft beer = a fantastic way to discover Paris! Join this laid-back, private food and drink-focused walking tour to discover Paris through its bistrots, wine bars, brasseries, and cool local neighbourhoods. Soak up French culture, learn more about the city, and get your fill of wine, craft beer, and local treats along the way.   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. Experience the best travel stories for yourself. Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this city adventure hand-picked by the world's leading travel publisher.

Highlights


  • Learn about Paris through its bars and taverns – sample local wines and beers as you discover the history of Paris

  • Explore the lesser known but übercool areas of Bastille and Aligre
    Experience the buzz of a French bistrot and wine bars

  • Visit one of Paris’ oldest markets

Local English-speaking guide
1 glass/tasting of wine or beer in each place
Food (may include cheese, escargot, 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
Additional food and drink
Tips and gratuities for your guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

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

What isn't included in the tour?

Additional food and drinks, tips/gratuities for guide

Where do we meet?

Bastille Square (Place de la Bastille), on the steps of the Bastille Opera. (Metro 1, 5, 8, exit n°4 r.de Lyon Port de l’Arsenal RER A Gare de Lyon.)

Where does the tour end?

Bastille Square (unless you prefer to stay in the busy area of the Aligre market)

What is the duration of the tour?

3 hours

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

Travelers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted a maximum of 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months, or proof of vaccination. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://intrepid-ua.ventrata.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info.

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

This private 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.

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.

HIGHLIGHTS
MORE INFORMATION

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • All of the bars, restaurants, and stores you visit on your tour are 100% owned and run by locals.
  • One of the stops for a glass of wine on your tour is Le Baron Rouge, one of the last bars in Paris still selling wine straight from the barrel, where one can come with their own bottle and fill it up.
  • By booking this tour you also enjoy a cheese tasting that supports the Fromagerie Hardouin-Langlet, which mainly work with small French farmers.
  • During your tour you will pick up some responsible travel tips from your guide, such as where to find freshwater when you need to fill up your bottle, or where to shop in a sustainable manner
  • 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, bistros, 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.)

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