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Saint Germain des Prés: Food Tour

1. Saint Germain des Prés: Food Tour

Saint Germain des Prés, located in the heart of the most romantic area of Paris, is an inevitable highlight of the Left-Bank. The favorite place for intellectuals, politicians and artists in the City of Light, the area is also renowned as the chocolatier capital in the world. On this guided food tour you will explore the 17th-century arcades and narrow streets of Saint-Germain. You'll also discover charming little food shops that have been selected for you. You'll try freshly-baked bread, as well as charcuterie and cheese assortments. Your local foodie guide will be delighted to tell you everything about the Parisian way of life, and share stories about Paris and its people. You will also listen to the success stories of the local artisans you visit, and have the chance to ask them questions about their craft.

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Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

2. Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Explore the historic neighborhoods of Central Paris from the saddle of a comfortable, lightweight aluminium bike on a half-day small group tour of the Jewish Marais, Latin Quarter, and more. Ideal for those who want to see and experience Paris from a different perspective, your knowledgable guide will take you to where the locals go, revealing hidden courtyards, ancient ruins, and other surprises off the usual tourist path. Groups are limited to no more than 12 people for a more immersive and intimate experience, and the route is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Discover an old city wall and a Roman arena, pedal down the Rue Mouffetard in one of the city’s oldest and liveliest areas, and experience the intellectual exuberance of St. Germain.

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Paris: 1-Hour Tour in a Vintage Car

3. Paris: 1-Hour Tour in a Vintage Car

Marvel at Paris' most impressive sights from the comfort of a vintage Peugeot 404. Admire panoramic views of the City of Lights from your cozy and romantic 1960's vehicle. In the company of your private driver/guide, embark on a journey of discovery. Marvel at the lightwork of the Eiffel Tower, admire the iconic Notre Dame and see the imposing Louvre Pyramid. You will also have the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the Latin Quarter, see Paris' oldest church in Saint-Germain-des-Près, drive along the emblematic Champs-Elysées and visit Concorde Square. Learn more about the history of the city from your passionate driver and pick up tips and insider advice on the best museums and restaurants to visit to make the most out of your time in the city.

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Paris: Champagne Master Class and Gourmet Food Tour

4. Paris: Champagne Master Class and Gourmet Food Tour

Your wine tour starts in front of one of the most famous Parisian brasserie, where you will meet your wine expert guide for a 3-hour walking tour. Throughout the itinerary, you will learn anecdotes about French history, gastronomy, and inevitably, Champagne. You will stop first at a typical fine shop which is owned by a Parisian foodie. There you will find homemade dishes, from charcuterie to desserts, and can pick your first delicacy for the final tasting. Just around the corner, you will explore an amazing place for Champagne lovers, a unique wine cellar in Paris dedicated to Champagne. This fantastic concept emphasizes boutique Champagne producers and the beauty of their terroir. Comfortable in their vaulted cellar, you will taste 3 distinctive Champagnes, each paired with a sweet specialty of the region. Following this first tasting, you should be ready to experience one of the best pastry shops in the city. Selling chocolate, macarons, and cakes, there is something to suit all tastes and desires at this location. You will taste one of their specialty at the final tasting, paired of course with the perfect Champagne. You will then discover an icon of French gastronomy, a traditional French bakery. On your way, you will admire Parisian monuments and charming old streets, served with precious anecdotes from your guide. Last but not least, you will share a good time with one of the best cheese mongers in Paris. There you can learn all about the cheese-making process, and can also immerse yourself in the world of cheese lovers. Finally comes the moment you have been waiting for: the tasting. This tasting will introduce you to famous Champagne houses such as Taittinger and Drappier, as well as the basics of wine and food pairing.

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Paris: Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

5. Paris: Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

Start your walking tour with a morning departure at 10:45 AM or afternoon at 4:00 PM, in front of the Church of Saint Germain des Prés, in the 6th arrondissement (near Saint Germain des Prés stop on Metro line 4). Now, visit 3 different sweet shops, entering each one for a tasting as you listen to the success story of the local artisan, interact with the merchant if you wish. Discover a hidden courtyard where the story of restaurants began, where many famous French historical leaders passed through. Then, embark on an oilve oil tasting much like a wine tasting, discovering the different tastes of olives. Your guide will lead you in the neighborhood introducing you some local restaurants before a new stop at one of the best pastry French chefs'. Learn how to recognize the best pastry chef and choose the right kind or pastry. End your tour with three savoury addresses, where you will sit for a longer tasting with wine: a charcuterie tasting, a cheese tasting, and the best bread of Paris. 

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What people are saying about Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 168 reviews

We had a great tour in Paris with Nadia. At the beginning we got a detailed explanation about the neighborhood and the church. We then visited several grocery stores where we were allowed to try. Great little shops that you might not find otherwise. There was also a glass or two of wine. We can only recommend the tour. Thank you Nadia :)

Paris through it’s less traveled pass is a fabulous experience. I have been here several times in the past but still learned new, interesting spots. Our guide was able to answer the questions asked of her, she knows the city well. I highly recommend this tour if you want to see the beautiful city of lights from a different window.

Hello, it was a very good experience. The atmosphere was great. The guide explained well .. Thank you for everything

Cecilia était une excellente guide. Très belle expérience remplie de découvertes. Merci merci merci

Super interesting and versatile tour! Great guide (Cecilia).