Bastille was once the heart of working class Paris where most revolutions started from. Today, the area is a young and hip gentrified hub where you’ll find some of the most famous bars, clubs & restaurants in Paris!
Learn about the rich history of the place while hopping from one bistrot to the next one, while drinking wine & beer and tasting some of the most iconic French specialities.
Start your tour on place de la Bastille, on the steps of the architecturally modern opera. There we will talk about the long-rooted tradition of revolution in the hood. From there we’ll walk into the emblematic small lanes of Bastille, once the place where all the craftsmen where working. Today you’ll rather find café, bars and clubs open until the wee-hours.
Our first stop will be in one of the most famous bistrots in Paris. Inside we will drink our first glass of wine paired with the most known French specialty: snails! You’ll learn about the history of the French bistrots.
From there we will be walking into amazing private passages for a real travel back in time.
Our second stop will be in one of Paris’ most famous wine bar. This classic “bar à vin” hosts a joyful mix of locals, expats and tourists who all share the same love for the grape nectar. There you will try some wine before heading to the neighbouring market, marché d’Aligre, one of the oldest covered market in Paris.
After a short visit of all the great products France has to offer, we will stop at the cheese stall where we will pick up some delicious and smelly fromages to taste in a neighbouring beer bar. Yes beer bar! Why not changing the traditional cheese and wine pairing with beer! Craft beer is becoming big in France too. We will taste some delicious French and Belgium craft beer before walking back to where we started the tour!
The price includes:
- Services of an English-speaking guide
- 1 glass of wine or beer in each place
- Food tasting - please note that inclusions may vary depending on what's available that day
- The visit to the iconic Aligre market
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