Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais

Wander through the best preserved medieval neighbourhood in Paris. Sample a selection of some of France’s best wines or brandies. Indulge in plates of cheese or charcuterie and taste a creation from Paris's most famed macaron chef. Discover the centre of the city’s Jewish and gay communities. Spot the hidden squares, tucked-away alleyways, and marvellous churches of Marais. This small group tour is limited to maximum 12 guests.

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$151

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Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • 2 different pastries and the best macaron in Paris
    • A platter of French cheese or charcuterie
    • Wine tasting
    What's excluded :
    • Additional food and drink
    • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris France

    Discover the enigmatic charms of France’s capital on this guided Paris tour that pairs secret local hangouts with delicious food and wine. You'll start your Paris tour in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe's largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building 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, visit Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, part 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 you’re here, 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.

    Our Paris tour 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 andArmagnac or “Old Plum” brandy. To accompany our drinks, we’ll also taste some delicious French cheese or charcuterie treats.

    Continue 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 your 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.

    Stop At: Le Marais 3e Arrondissement, 75003 Paris France

    – Located in the heart of Paris and best preserved medieval area in the Marais, le Marais is one of the most visited ones in Paris. During this 3 hours tour of the neighbourhood we will unveil some of the secret of the area and take you to some delicious food heavens including pastries and a cute local organic wine store for a wine tasting session.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris France

    Our tour will start in front of this famous contemporary art museum located on the edge of le Marais. Nicknamed the “pipe factory”, the quite original design made it for a long time quite controversial. It is however the largest modern art collection in Europe and also holds a student library, a cultural centre a book store and some restaurants unveiling a beautiful view over the Parisian roofs.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

    You will get a glance at Paris old cathedral on the île de la Cité that was built in 1163. While it was almost doomed for destruction in the 19th century the book of France’s most famous writer Victor Hugo managed to make Parisian regain interest in their church and saved it! We will stroll past the iconic Parisian cathedral and tell you about its long history.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Place de l'Hotel de Ville Entrée au 5 rue Lobeau ou au 29 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris France

    The townhall of Paris (Hôtel de Ville) is a quite remarkable building but also historically rich. This is on the esplanade in front of it that medieval executions were carried out and that the first beheading with the guillotine took place.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pierre Hermé Paris, 18 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France

    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.’

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: La Rue des Rosiers, Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris France

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Place des Vosges 4th Arrondissement, 75004 Paris France

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Place de la Bastille 75011, 75011 Paris France

    Our tour will end in Place de la Bastille, which names comes from the prison that once used to stand here and was stormed by the Parisian crowd on July 14th 1789 starting the French revolution. Today it’s a big traffic circle that divides different neighbourhoods of Paris

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    123 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris, France
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Place des Vosges, Paris, France
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • For your tour you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    • Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella for rainy days.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge so long as they eat from their parents' meals. Please note that a special, separate meal will not be prepared for them. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • All of the bars, restaurants and stores you visit on your tour are 100% owned and run by locals.
    • Your tour includes a wine-tasting in a wine bar owned and run by Nadine, a professional sommelière. Most of her wines are organic and respect biodynamy principles and the meat and dairy products she serves come from ethical farms.
    • During your tour you will will pick up some responsible travel tips from your guide, such as where to find fresh water when you need to fill up your bottle, or where to shop in a sustainable manner.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Urban Adventures - France

Activity ID: V-5944P3

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