Delicious chocolate pastries
Front view of the Louvre Museum
delicious french cheese
box of macarons
girls chatting during food tasting
Combo Saver Tour

Gourmet Food Tour in the Heart of Paris with Optional Skip-the-Line, Fully Guided Tour of the Louvre Museum

4.90
(2,245 Reviews)
2h 30min / 7h
English
Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat
10:30

  • Dive into the gourmet food side of Paris, a city well known for its delectable dishes and fancy flavors. Taste 10 different foods as you stroll through the historic Louvre area of the city, awakening your tastebuds.
  • Your guide will take you to fall the very best spots, some of which you might not have found on your own, to sample a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes as well as some delicious French wine.
  • Upon booking choose to upgrade your Food Tour and join your guide for a skip-the-line fully guided tour of the Louvre itself. Home to the world-famous Mona Lisa, alongside the Venus de Milo and the Great Sphinx of Tanis, it’s a must-visit when in the City of Love.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide.
  • 10+ food & wine tastings (pastries, macarons, chocolate, brioche, baguette, cheese, charcuterie, Croque Monsieur, and wine).
  • Entrance ticket (22€), and reservation fee (70€) for the Louvre (If option selected).
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide (If option with Louvre selected).
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Sites Visited

  • Bakery
  • 2 Chocolatier and pastry shops
  • Cheese shop
  • Wine bar
  • Les Halles area
  • Rue Montorgueil
  • Louvre Museum (if option selected)

Embark on a mouth-watering culinary journey through the “Belly of Paris,” named as such by the acclaimed French novelist Emile Zola and discover what makes French food so special! Paris is well-known for its incredible gourmet food scene, and you can get in on the action as part of this incredible food tour around the historic Louvre area of the city. In a group of 12 people or fewer, accompanied by an expert, English-speaking tour guide, you’ll visit some iconic foodie hotspots and learn about famous French foods – complete with the opportunity to taste some, of course!

Meet your tour group and begin your day like a local. Our first stop is an authentic French bakery, where you’ll get to taste some buttery French “viennoiseries” such as croissants or “pain au chocolats.” As well, taste the famous and delectable baguette “Jambon Beurre," one of the French people’s favorite “on-the-go” meals, a ham sandwich made of the fresh UNESCO listed baguette (of course) sliced open, spread with salty butter, and filled with slices of delicious ham.
The area you will find yourself in is home to what used to be Paris’ central food market, and as such, there is an unbelievable amount of history here; your expert guide will be sure to share it all with you as you tuck in.

Your next stop is one of France’s most acclaimed French pastry shop and chocolatiers, where you’ll learn all about France’s colorful little macarons – which were introduced by the Italian chef of Queen Catherine de Medici during the Renaissance. Taste these tiny, sweet treats, and listen as you hear all about the Meilleur Ouvrier de France, which is a unique and prestigious award granted to the best French craftsmen every four years.

On your way to your next location, you’ll see the Caves du Louvre which were built by King Louis XV’s sommelier, Trudon, in the 18th century. The third stop on this foodie extravaganza is a hand-selected cheese shop where you’ll get to sample plenty of different cheeses from a country which is renowned for this particular delicacy.
Once your taste buds have been properly acquainted, you will have time to enjoy a sit-down meal at one of our favorite wine bars — a place completely and utterly dedicated to wine lovers. You’ll get to sample authentic cheese and charcuterie with some excellent French wine to go with it.

Craving dessert? After a quintessential stroll down Rue Montorgueil, you’ll see Stohrer – the pastry shop of King Louis XV himself. But our final stop is, another award-winning French chocolate & pastry shop, a multigenerational family-run business that created a very special brioche which you will be sure to enjoy and remember.

Upgrade Your Tour to Include a Fully Guided Visit of the Louvre Museum

Your food tour ends just after 1pm, but we also give you the chance to upgrade your experience upon booking by adding a Skip-the-Line access tour of the Louvre itself with a group limited to 25 people or fewer. You will see Da Vinci’s world-famous Mona Lisa, as well as plenty of other masterpieces across the Sully Wing, the Italian Renaissance Wing, the Apollo Gallery and more. Take a look at Victory Leading the People by Delacroix, Michelangelo’s Slaves, and the Coronation of Napoleon by David.

 

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