Experience the local flavors, by shopping like a local. This is a food tour in the heart of the city but away from all the tourists. We'll shop at local producers in the Latin Quarter, chat with them, see the hidden sights, and then have a picnic in a park, just like any Parisian would. What we eat: oysters, 3 cheeses, 2 charcuterie meats, paté, wine, baguettes, and croissants all on one tour. We'll sample along the way then finally eat together in a historic hidden park. Where we visit: the historic Latin Quarter, exploring one of Paris’s oldest neighborhoods--where Les Miserables started, where Julius Caesar lived, where the first King of France was crowned, where Hemingway drank-- by foot and by mouth. We'll toast to new foods and friends in a Parisian park that's over 1,800 years old. In addition to filling your belly, I'll fill you in on the history of the city and how Parisians think. Hear about Paris's evolution from a swanky river town full of barbarians, to an even swankier town full of judgy people in tight jeans. All while drinking wine and knocking back oysters.
I am the founder of The Good Guide Tours ( www.thegoodguidetours.com ), and have a degree in French history. Traveling has been a love story for me. I met my French wife backpacking, and settled in to Paris 5 years ago with her. Ever since I've been searching for the best bites to eat in Paris, connecting with local food producers and wine makers. I love sharing this experience whenever people come to visit.
A true french meal: charcuterie, wine, cheese, oysters, croissants, and lots of baguettes.
Wine, glasses, and waters
We'll head straight to the local food markets: A fish market, where we'll taste oysters. An award winning bakery. A butcher shop to try their latest pates and meats A drunken cheese monger An overflowing Wine shop With stops along the way to hear about strange haunted churches, cursed kings, barbaric beginnings and and visits to Roman ruins in the city. Any foods can be substituted to suit any diet restriction
Dress for the weather. We will be eating and walking, so bring comfortable shoes, an empty stomach, and prepare to be outdoors for the tour. I recommend that you bring a water bottle.
Local Food Tours in the Latin Quarter