1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Place de la Bastille

Paris: 3-Hour Beer vs. Wine - Bastille Bites Tour

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Wine, French food and craft beer equals a fantastic way to discover Paris. Join this laid-back, food and drink-focused walking tour to discover Paris through its bistros, wine bars, brasseries and cool local neighborhoods.
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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

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 über cool areas of Bastille and Aligre
  • Experience the buzz of a French bistro and wine bars
  • Visit one of Paris’s oldest markets
  • Taste delicious French specialties along the way
Full description
Join this tour for the perfect Parisian day. Embark on a delicious adventure on this 3-hour Paris tour stopping off at iconic wine bars, bistros and brasseries. Take the 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 the country. From here, you’ll move to your first stop, a historic bistro that looks identical to how it did a century ago. It’s here that you’ll try your first bite, some iconic French snails with a glass of wine.

Continue your tour in Faubourg Saint-Antoine, formerly a working class neighborhood, known for its furniture artisans, blue collar feel and revolutionary vibe. From there, you’ll reach one of Paris’s 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 neighbors 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. You’ll also pair that wine with some of France’s best charcuterie: delicious pâtés, rillettes and smoked hams.

From here, move to one of Paris’s oldest markets - Marché d’Aligre. Take a moment to wander on your own on this iconic bustling market full of delicious French products. Meet at the cheese seller stall to grab your beautiful platter of French cheese. After a brief explanation about the different cheeses, head to a famous beer bar that serves over 300 different beers. You’ll get to try three different tasters from three different kinds of beers produced in France, which you’ll pair with the cheese. Trust that while the 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, 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 neighborhood. The tour will end back at Bastille Square, unless you prefer to keep partying in the buzzing Aligre area.

 
Includes
  • 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’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/ gratuities for guide

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Meeting point

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).

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Important information
Know before you go
• Closure of sites: because local shops are visited on this tour, some may be closed unexpectedly. Should this happen, the stop will be replaced with an equally delicious alternative
• Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour
• Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour. Also, please note that while children are permitted, all the stops are alcohol-related, so children might not enjoy the tour as much as you will
• Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella on rainy days
• Please notify in advance of any allergies or food preferences
• Small group of a maximum of 12 persons