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Tastes of Paris: Le Marais Food Experience


7 reviews
3 hours | from €85.00 pp
France is truly a nation of gourmands, and spending time enjoying good food is at the heart of French culture. So discover the culinary traditions and gourmet delicacies that are an important (and delicious!) part of Parisian life as you wander through the charming Le Marais district with a local and immerse yourself in the city’s food culture. Like the Parisians do, take your time meandering through the streets to shop for ingredients at boulangeries, fromageries, patisseries and markets, sampling the delicacies at each and enjoy stopping at a classic creperie en route. Savour the tastes of Paris on this experience as you try the most traditional and gourmet treats and enjoy eating and drinking like a local!
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded local to enjoy eating your way around the tastiest fromageries, boulangeries, patisseries, and charcuteries in the historical & charming Le Marais district discovering just how good food is at the heart of French culture.Read more +


Sample classic delicacies like macarons, regional cheeses and cured meats as you visit different food shops and market stalls, or enjoy choosing gourmet products for your very own feast at the end of your experience.

Stop for an authentic crepe or galette at a creperie, then continue on your culinary explorations, learning about French food culture from your local.

Enjoy a glass of regional wine or a coffee at a classically Parisian pavement café, then wander around a market where the locals buy fresh produce and delicious cheeses, pâtés, olives and other delicacies, getting a true taste of local life.


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours of booking by email to find out more about your personality and tastes, as well as any dietary requirements so we can assign a like-minded Local Host who will create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.

Although you will visit well-known eateries and markets in the area, your local will also help you to discover the places, foods, and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make Paris unique.


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* 6-8 foods to tastings selected by your Local Host based on your preferences
* 2 drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks other than the ones included in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.  


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Join a local to discover the heart of Paris’s food culture
* Explore the historical Le Marais district and learn about the food scene of the neighbourhood
* Taste various cheeses, breads, cured meats, macarons and pastries as your local takes you to one of Paris' oldest and best food markets as well as the best neighbourhood patisseries & boulangeries
* Put together a feast as you shop for ingredients at each specialist food store, or indulge and enjoy eating a little of each along the way
* Stop at a creperie and enjoy in a freshly made sweet crepe or savoury galette
* Learn about Parisian food culture from your local and savour the time you spend enjoying good food
* Enjoy a glass of wine or a coffee at a classic pavement cafe 

Total: EUR
per adult
Start when you want

You can specify your preferred start time after booking

Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


Angela M

Merci beaucoup, Marie!

Highly recommended! We spent a lovely morning with Marie in Paris for the Le Marais food tour! Marie carefully planned a lovely walk that allowed us to see key sites and enjoy amazing food along the way. Marie explained both the sites and foods along our journey. She paid special attention to my son’s food allergy and gave us tips for how to spend the rest of our afternoon (including recommendations for non tourist traps for dinner close to Eiffel Tower). I suggest you plan your tour around the lunch or dinner hours to get the best experience.

Victor T

Tastes of Paris in Le Marais

Marie, Thank you so much for hosting us through this food tour of the le Marais neighborhood. It was excellent and much appreciated. We enjoyed the pleasant conversation and information about le Marais, Paris and France. The food choices were excellent and gave us a good footing for the rest of our time in Paris. We returned to le Marais several times over the remainder of our visit. We enjoyed the market (Les Enfants Rouges?) and returned several times. We bought some gifts on the sidewalk outside to bring home. We enjoyed the waffles and madelines. We bought more madelines and stretched the waffles over a few days. I have not found anyone here that makes the waffles. This was an excellent experience. I highly recommend Marie and suggest that anyone visiting Paris invest the time on their first day to enjoy Paris with Marie. Victor

Karen G

Knowledgeable and friendly

Marc was a knowledgeable and very friendly host

Rod B

Food tasting experience in Paris

We could not have had a better time! Marie was amazing. We saw parts of Parisiterally just around the corner from the usual touristy places that we would have never discovered if not for her. Marie was knowledgeable, engaging and with a warm personality that made us all feel at home right away. Our tour focused in Marais . We had been there before but never experienced it with a guide. We have a great time sampling foods and checking out local shops, and it was made even more enjoyable by Marie’s company. We had three other tours during our stay in Europe and none even came close to the wonderful interaction we had with her. She even gave us r commendations on places to go and where to eat in the next leg of our trip which was in Brussels. Of course they were all spot on. If we could give Marie more than five stars we would. She’s the best!