Day 1 Start @ 10:00am / Duration 7+ Hours
Day 2 Start @ 12:30 / Duration 7 Hours
The two days can be consecutive or non-consecutive
This wide-ranging 1-day or 2-day tour is my preferred way of combining culinary adventures in Paris with sightseeing and neighborhood touring. It allows you to experience the world’s capital of culinary and beverage adventures through lively markets, select tastings, and encounters with purveyors of fine food and drink, along with much history, sights and neighborhoods along the way.
Since the tour is highly personalized, the sights and neighborhoods covered will be decided after discussing you general interests and whether you’ve spent much time in Paris before. Also be sure to let me know if you have any food allergies and beverage preferences so that I can design the tour accordingly.
In all cases, we’ll visit famous and lesser-known treasures of Paris, explore neighborhoods and discover historical gardens, all the while catching glimpses and enjoying tastes of the evolving food scene. We’ll cover the history of markets and restaurants in Paris and visit neighborhoods that have been the fertile ground for culinary trends over the past few years.
On one day we’ll have lunch in a little bistro or chef’s table where you’ll have the opportunity to meet with an owner-chef. One another day, an extensive tasting of cheese and cold cuts may serve for lunch, perhaps in the form of a picnic feast (weather permitting). If your culinary curiosity doesn’t include cheese then another this day will involve another lunch option. It’s also possible to include a 2-hour cooking class on Day 2.
Day 2 has a later start so that we can continue touring into the early evening. As the sun sets on the City of Lights you’ll segue into wine bar mode and “visit” some of the wine regions of France while partaking the lifestyle of Paris. If especially curious about any specific wine region, grape or type (e.g. Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, etc.) or in French craft beer or cocktail trends, please let me know so that I can include the right place and the right specialist for that.
This tour can be adapted to all ages, with less wine time on Day 2 in the case family touring with children under 18.
For other customized culinary and wine adventures, see Paris By Late Night and Champagne & Other Vineyards. To join on one of the small-group tasting and culinary events, read about Gary’s Curious Tasting & Travel Club.