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Private Paris: Gourmet Marais

The best-preserved medieval area in Paris, the heart of the Jewish community, the centre of the gay scene — the neighbourhood of Marais is as eclectic as the gastronomic treats you’ll try on this very special private tour! Get ready to eat, drink, and explore your way through the city’s gourmet charms!

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.

Duration : 3-4 hours
Pick-up location: 123 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris (opposite the Pompidou centre by the "Centre Culturel de Serbie"). Your guide will be holding a Paris Urban Adventures' sign.
Drop off location: Place des Vosges/Bastille
Tour details
Tour Provider Urban Adventures
Price From
$224
Number of Days
1
Start Location
Paris, France
End Location
Paris, France
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 12
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Adventure, Day Tour, Food
Physical Rating
Easy
Itinerary Open all
Private Paris: Gourmet Marais


Join a local guide and discover the enigmatic charms of France’s capital on this enlightening private Paris city tour that pairs secret local hangouts with delicious food and wine — a winning combo!


You’ll start your private tour in front in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and then move on to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Learn about the horrible death of Robert-François Damiens, the infamous man who tried to assassinate King Louis XV.


We’ll then move on to the little tangled streets of the Marais to spot beautiful medieval churches, corbelled houses, and narrow lanes. We’ll also pass by an iconic bakery whose baguette was elected one of the best in Paris and we’ll try our first pastry, a delicious meringue known as a ‘merveilleux.’


Next, we’ll visit Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, one of the oldest streets in the Marais, and today the centre of the French gay scene. You’ll learn how this part of city, once sordid, became synonymous with trendy Paris, and a shopping hub for fashionistas and the core of “bobo” culture. While we’re here, we’ll stop and sample a delicious macaron from one of Paris’ most famous pastry chefs.


Just a street away is Rue des Rosiers, the heart of the Jewish community. It’s a vibrant pedestrian street full of falafel stands and delicious Jewish-influenced delis. We’ll enter a fabulous chocolate store to taste a butter-filled pastry, called Kouign Amann, a specialty from Brittany.


Your personal Paris experience will then take us back to the South Marais, where stands the longest remaining piece of the 12th-century defensive wall of Paris. After a walk through impressive Saint-Paul’s church, we’ll stop in at a local wine bar, where we’ll get a professional wine tasting. We’ll sample some iconic French liqueurs like Cognac and Armagnac or “Old Plum” brandy. To accompany our drinks, we’ll also taste some delicious French cheese or charcuterie treats.


From there we’ll move on to Paris’ oldest and certainly most beautiful square, la Place des Vosges, home of France’s national writer, Victor Hugo. From there, it’s only a short walk to our final destination, la place de la Bastille, the former prison that was captured on July 14, 1789, triggering the French Revolution.


The area nearby is full of bars and restaurants, leaving you with plenty of options for carrying on with your evening in the City of Lights!




(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Gourmet Marais 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.



Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shs, and bring an umbrella for rainy days.

Inclusions

Local English-speaking guide, 2 different pastries and the best macaron in Paris, a platter of French cheese or charcuterie, wine and liquor tasting.

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