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    Paris Food Tours

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      Tourists dining with a local at a bistro in Paris
      Tourists dining with a local at a bistro in Paris

      The best private food tours with locals in Paris

      In France, food isn’t just fuel – it’s a tradition built on bread, butter, and perfect balance. French food has long been a leader in culinary revolutions, shaping western cooking for centuries. In the country’s historic capital city, Paris, the best restaurants can be uncovered around every cobbled corner. With a local insider to guide you on a walking tour of Paris’s most famous places to eat, you’ll go on a delicious discovery of French food at its finest. In a city where the bread is always fresh, the wine is the best in the world, and it’s totally acceptable to have oysters for breakfast, a culinary tour is a gateway to gastronomic genius.

      Typical artisanal cheese shop in Paris
      Try authentic foods loved by locals

      French foods are all legends in their own right, tucked away in tiny boulangeries, fromageries, and pâtisseries along Paris’ medieval streets. Maybe you’re hankering for flaky pastries and fine chocolates in the cobbled backstreets of the 11th arrondissement? Or perhaps charming Le Marais’ quaint sidewalk cafés and bustling markets top the list on your French food tour. In Paris, you could find yourself standing in line at a bustling street-food stall or away from the crowd in a cozy wine bar for pre-dinner apéro – either way, the French food here is truly decadent.

      Tourist and Paris local sampling cheese at a bistro in Paris
      A history lesson for the hungry

      To eat like a Parisian is to embark on a discovery of a culinary tradition born in the Middle Ages. In fact, a food tour of Paris is a trip through time. Whether you sample crusty galettes (buckwheat pancakes dating back to the 14th-century) at a 400-year-old market, tuck into a hearty bowl of boeuf bourguignon – a slow-cooked beef and vegetable stew that’s been preserved in recipe books since 1903 – or taste cheeses whose recipes have remained unchanged for centuries, it’s impossible to go on a food tour of Paris’ best restaurants without learning about its culinary history.

      Typical selection of confectionery for sale in a local patisserie in Paris
      Traditional tastes and contemporary cuisine

      Over the decades, French food has become synonymous with traditional fare: flaky croissants, freshly baked baguettes, exquisite regional cheeses, and the finest wines. But peer behind the cultural curtain on your food tour of Paris, and you’ll uncover a hidden world of modern gastro-bistros reinvented and revived, tapas bars that throw tradition on its head – and some of the best restaurants in Paris serving some very unexpected cuisine. Creative fusions like Franco-Japanese or French-Korean are just some of the exciting French food styles you could tuck into on your tour.

      Latest reviews from our guests


        November 2023

        Natalia I

        We enjoyed our private tour of the Montmartre area with Monty. In my mind so often the guide makes the tour and this review is because of him. While we had other experiences we enjoyed as much or more in Paris, Monty’s patience, kindness, and knowledge were wonderful. He picked us up at our hotel and showed us how to navigate the Underground. We also made a stop by the Louvre to see the area (another tour booked the next day with a different guide) and then we headed to Montmartre. My wife loved the small shops and restaurants we checked out along the journey and we talked about culture, art and history throughout the walk. Monty was patient as my wife stopped to look and he took some really nice pictures of us along the way, as well as making a list of must-see things for our visit to the Louvre. I believe he would have excelled even more once in the museum because of his love for art history on a different tour of that type. He reminded us lovingly of the humble, but brilliant Nate from Ted Lasso. The walk up from Moulin Rouge to the Sacre-Coeur Basilica was steep and on stone and we loved it, but I could see where those with very young children or elderly adults might find that more difficult. For my wife, the shops and restaurants along the way, as well as the plaza were all fantastic. Our journey was in the late afternoon so we loved seeing the city lights once the sun went down with the view from the Basilica - which was amazing and a must-see as well modern beauty of a church. Well done Monty.

        November 2023

        Chase H

        Jill was an amazing tour guide and we really enjoyed spending the day with her.

        November 2023

        Alexa G

        Del was professional, knowledgeable and has a great personality. The entire family was very pleased and enjoyed the tour immensely.

        November 2023

        Alejandro D

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