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Local Food Market Walking Tour near the Marais

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    Your tour of the most distinguished and picturesque market in Paris—Marché d'Aligre—begins as you meet your guide at a location nearby.

    A stone's throw from Opéra Bastille, Aligre Market sits in the 12th arrondissement on the Rive Droite (Right Bank) of Paris. Every morning (except Mondays), its stallholders welcome you right on the streets of Aligre Square. With your guide, see how the market is actually two markets with two charming atmospheres—under the covered market Beauvau, around the old fountain, you'll find a French and Italian delicatessen, fresh fish, poultry, dairy, and cut flowers. In the outdoor section, discover a curious mix of shouting merchants des four saisons (fruits sellers) and antique dealers, as this is half a food market and half a flea market.

    Explore with your guide to see more food stalls and delis, and perhaps enjoy a wine tasting with cheese on an old wine barrel. You might mingle with locals and sip hot chocolate or hot wine during the winter, or enjoy an aperitif in the summer. However your guide introduces you to the market, you have the chance to feel like a local by chatting with shopkeepers and tasting local cheeses, cured meats, and chocolate. Learn about the history of this very special market, and, of course, sample fresh food from the stalls.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Great tour of various food shops in the Marais. Our guide was passionate about sharing her knowledge of both the food and the local culture. Great variety of savoury and sweet stops and lots of time for questions.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank KateH1313
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Le Marais is already a fascinating place in Paris and adding the foods and the tour guide, Capucine, made it just wonderful. Capucine is not only super charming but very knowledgeable about History in general. She gave many little details. We would highly recommend this...More

    Thank mikebruno1922
    Reviewed 29 June 2019

    Camille was great but I was somewhat disappointed in the food. There was one cheese tasting with wine, a jam tasting, a vinegar/oil tasting, 1 cream puff, 1 macaron, 1 ice cream tasting, 1 falafel ball and one corsican meat/salad plate with wine. I was...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Karyn D
    Reviewed 19 June 2019

    Super disappointed in this tour. For the price we were expecting more actual food and some sweets or at least an equal balance. Camille was very knowledgeable and we appreciated all the info we received, but the tour left WAY more to be desired. I...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank KristinaO1982
    Stefplan, Gérant at Original Food Tours Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

    Dear Kristina, We are sincerely sorry that your expectations on the tour have been disappointed. Usualy our customers are satisfed with the food quantity and more often, people can't finish the food on offer. Our purpose is to make you discover real artisans that could...More

    Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

    We did this tour in our first day in Paris and it was totally worth it. We got to try a lot of local food and also learn about the French history and food culture. In every stop you get to try a few things...More

    Thank DafnaDishon
    Stefplan, Gérant at Original Food Tours Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

    Thank you so much for your review ! We are very glad to learn that you liked your tour with us and your kids too ! Hoping to seeing you again soon, Best regards, The Original Food Tours Team

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