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Paris Le Marais Historical Walking Tour with Wine & Cheese Tasting

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Paris Le Marais Historical Walking Tour with Wine & Cheese Tasting

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Feast your senses on a 2-hour walking and tasting tour of Paris’ fashionable Le Marais district. Stroll through the charming streets with a guide while learning about the aristocratic history of this neighborhood filled with medieval architecture and high-end galleries. Take in the sights and smells of the Le Marché des Enfants Rouges market, and then head to a local bistro to taste a variety of artisanal cheeses paired with French wine. Group size is limited to eight people for a more intimate experience.
  • Walking tour of Paris' Le Marais district with cheese and wine tastings
  • Wander around Le Marais, one of the city's most historic and hip districts
  • Visit Le Marché des Enfants Rouges, a hidden covered market with an abundance of food shops and stalls
  • Visit a French bistro and taste five cheeses and four wines
  • Learn about Le Marais and France's most famous cheeses and wines from your local guide
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide
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Walking Tour of Le Marais
Bilingual Local Guide
5 cheese tastings
4 tasting glasses of wine
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Miss Manon , 87 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France

Departure Point: Miss Manon * Address: 87 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France Directions: Meet your guide outside of the bakery. The closest metro stations are Saint-Paul (line 1) and Chemin Vert (line 8).

4:30 PM
Le Marais , Le Marais, Paris, France
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The minimum age to drink alcohol in France is 18
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A Taste of Paris (Voyages LLC)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Casual and Fun
Camie_H
, Sep 2021
After an initial mix up of the meeting spot, a kind hearted shop owner helped me call the tour operator and with my broken French, we realized his directions and ours were different. David promptly came to us, and even though we started off about 30 min late, we still got a great tour of the area. David lives nearby, and we loved seeing small hidden gems as well as the big sites in the area. The wine and cheese at the end of the walk was delicious. It wasn’t an overly detailed wine education, when we do wine tastings in Napa it can get overwhelming and technical. But David gave us some good advice that we used when we bought wine at a shop on our last day. He also pointed out many small eateries recommended for our return to the area later in the trip.
star-3
Our guide Victoria was fantastic and...
NormanPaul_D
, Apr 2017
Our guide Victoria was fantastic and showed us a lot of great things in the Marais. The tour was however not as I expected. I thought we'd be touring wine and cheese tasting venues but it turned out that we only partook at one location at the end of the tour. The cheese portions were very small but very nice as were the wines selected. Overall very enjoyable but quite expensive for what we received.
star-4
David was a charming guide with...
Bernadette_M
, Jan 2017
David was a charming guide with interesting stories to tell and a good selection of locations on the walk prior to finishing at a cute wine bar for wine and cheese tasting. We returned to the wine bar the next day to enjoy it again.
star-5
Very insightful tour of Le Marais...
Alvaro D
, Apr 2016
Very insightful tour of Le Marais. Very knowledgeable guide David, gave us a great deal of information and historical context to the area. Excellent selection of cheeses and wine well paired to cap a lovely stroll through one of the oldest and nicest areas in Paris.
star-5
The guide showed up a bit late but...
Francis W
, Jul 2015
The guide showed up a bit late but gave a terrific tour of the the Marais followed by a wine and cheese tasting at a local cafe. He I'm sorry but I do not recall his name made the buildings, monuments and statues much more that static structures giving reasons why each was done. All in akll, a very good tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our guide David was excellent...
Karen S
, Jun 2015
Our guide David was excellent, knowledgeable and personable. We loved his anecdotes about the places we saw and the glimpses of what it is like for residents of Le Marais. He shared his love of the community and his favourite spots to escape the bustle of the city and unwind. The cheeses and wine were really great and we enjoyed the opportunity to spend some time with the other guests on the tour.
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This "tour" was the WORST...
prynearson
, Jan 2015
This "tour" was the WORST experience. It was a waste of money because there was no tour. We waited (a total of 7 people) for 30 minutes at the designated meeting place. When the guide finally arrived, she was visibly annoyed. It became evident that she had no plan. She began by walking us to the Place des Vosges. She told us that many famous people ( she did not tell us who) had lived there and we could walk around if we wanted. It was already dark at this point so no one wanted to do that. She then walked us to a museum that we could go into if we wanted. Again, no one wanted to do that. So she walked us to a Jewish area where we could walk around if we wanted to. During this time, she gave no information to the group. She did speak, in a very low tone, to one man in the group but no to the group. At this point, the family group of 5 told her that she was wasting their time and they left the group. She asked me if I was disappointed. So I told her what they website had described the tour to be. She then told me that was not the tour she was prepared to give. My husband and I decided to leave. When the guide joined the group, it was 5:00. When the group dissolved, it was 5:25. Before booking this tour, I had read previous reviews and was anxious to do this. What I got was a big disappointment, a waste of my time and a waste of money.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This tour was awesome! David was our...
Alison H
, Oct 2014
This tour was awesome! David was our guide and we could not have asked for a better person. He was so knowledgable about the history of the area and most importantly the cheese and wine! David made it really fun and easy to walk around Le Marais. He even showed me a really fancy little Macaroon shop that wasn't too far out of the way! We walked for about an hour and then stopped at a little local cafe. I would call it the French Cheers, because it is where all the locals hang out! The service was attentive and kind. The cheeses to die for, and the wine just as good! We enjoyed this tour so much that we signed up for another tour with David the next day! Le Marais is a smaller must see district if you are really wanting to experience the life of the local Parisians. Excellent Tour!
star-1
In June, we went on the "Small Group...
Phyllis L
, Sep 2014
In June, we went on the "Small Group Food and Market Tour of the Bastille District in Paris", and couldn't have been more pleased. We found our guide informative, the tastings were delicious and educational. The Marais Walking Tour with Wine and Cheese tasting in Paris" was extremely disappointing. First we were stood up by Natalie on the appointed day, Tuesday, September 16. We waited 45 minutes in the heat. When we called the emergency number, we were told that Natalie had a family emergency and couldn't make it. We were rescheduled for Thursday. When Natalie arrived, she said that her failure to show up was the result on a mix up in the dates, and didn't mention any family emergency. She was totally unapologetic, and in fact, made light of our having to wait in vain for her earlier in the week. She was very uninformative about the history of the area, and wasn't able to answer any questions we asked. Then we were taken to a cafe. There was no "wine and cheese tasting", but rather a glass of wine and a platter of cheese with little description of the cheese and no description of the wine was given (much less getting to taste different wines). The whole thing was a joke (in fact, the word "sucks" comes to mind. I have been on several food tours in other cities, and have never been more disappointed.
star-4
We had an excellent time on this...
Trent B
, Sep 2014
We had an excellent time on this walking tour in the heart of the Marais. Our local guide was Sara Shroukh who was the perfect guide since she took us to some of her favorite places, including many "secret" gardens that only a local could show you. And after our informative tour of the area, Sara then took us to a quaint neighborhood bar to sample a huge variety of French cheese and generous tastings of French wine. The cheese platter was so generous that we could have made it our lunch. Another great aspect was that the staff chose wines that would complement each cheese, and they even helped us to figure out which wine is best with each cheese, taking the out the mystery for us. And Sara was especially helpful by showing us the order in which one should eat the cheese! Who knew? This tour is a must for those who want to be immersed in a given neighborhood so that they feel as if they have walked away from Paris with a better sense of place--and not that they have just seen the famous sights.

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