Sink your teeth into the local culture–and we mean that literally–as you nibble your way through some of Paris’s most talked-about eateries. Enter a bakery that many believe to be hands-down the best in Paris, specializing in pure all-natural ingredients and meticulous savoir-faire. Add some high quality charcuterie, organic vegetables, coffee, and other mouthwatering specialties as you take a picturesque stroll along the water's edge.
A highlight of the tour will be a chance to meet two passionate connoisseurs: a young oenologist and master cheese maker who have combined their passions to launch one of the most promising new gourmet hot spots on the canal. You'll sit down and enjoy perfect pairings of wine and cheese arranged by experts in their fields.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime culinary adventure set against the backdrop of a trendy, ultra-local, up-and-coming hotspot. Catch a glimpse of the true flavors of Paris, far away from the touristy hubs and into the heart of the Paris that real Parisians enjoy. For an experience that’s as delicious as it is authentically French, a tour around the Canal Saint-Martin can’t be matched.
Your gastronomic journey begins with a jaunt through the hidden indoor market of Saint-Martin, where the freshest local produce, wine, and regional specialties are artfully displayed from one stall to the next. Your guide knows how to schmooze each vendor and will show you the ropes of how to shop like a discerning Parisian.
You might even make a new friend or two as you meet the passionate food merchants that make up this trendy market scene.As you make your way to the canal you’ll stop inside the revered bakery of Du Pain et des Idées, where you'll be offered a selection of the most mouth-watering bread and baked goods around.
The baker left a high-paying career as a fashion exec to devote his life to traditional pastry making, and the results are…well, we’ll let you discover for yourself!You’ll continue to La Crèmerie for a tasting of cured meats selected by young passionate professionals who are revolutionizing and revitalizing the regional flavor combos of France. You can even take your treats outdoors to savor along the banks of the canal if weather permits.
Wine merchants, organic vegetable stalls, and several other specialty shops will make up the rest of your tour, with flavorful sips and nibbles along the way. Your guide will give you a thorough overview of what makes the neighborhood tick as you scope out the latest new restaurants to hit the scene. A coffee break among the locals a unique and hip spot called Le Comptoir Général will be a perfect chance to lounge around and digest as you gear up for the tour’s grand finale: a selection of wine and cheese at La Vache dans les Vignes.
Enter the fascinating universe of the Paris gastronomy scene and sample the local flavors that lie hidden from most casual tourists. Get to the heart of what makes French food great by discovering each hidden locale with us and hearing top notch explanations of what you’re eating.
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Further information on your confirmation voucher:
You will receive the booking confirmation of your tour by e-mail, as well as a voucher. Print the voucher and present it to our guide outside the "Jasques Bonsergent" metro station on line 5 before the beginning of the visit.
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