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Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English)
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Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English)

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About
Ever embarked on a food tour where your guide doesn’t simply buy from vendors but cooks for you on the spot instead? Dive into the heart of Toulouse with Alejandro, a trained chef, as he leads you on our 3.5-hour culinary journey through the historic neighborhoods of Carmes and Saint-Étienne. This intimate, small-group walking food tour features 7 stops, 7 stories, and 7 food samples, blending sightseeing, history, and cuisine. At each stop, discover a fascinating tale from Toulouse’s rich past. But history isn’t just told here—it’s tasted. With every story, savor a traditional recipe that embodies the essence of Southwestern French cuisine. And the cherry on top? Chef Alejandro cooks all these flavors right before your eyes on his hipster cargo bike. By the tour’s end, you’ll have not only explored the ancient city of Tolosa but also indulged in its typical delights. Ready for a taste of history? Book now and let your taste buds travel through time!
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Ages 12-100, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Bottled water


Start:
  • Pizza Lopez CARMES, 2 Pl. des Carmes, 31000 Toulouse, France
    The tour starts in front of Pizza Lopez, a small pizzeria to the right of the Marché des Carmes' main entrance.
End:
  • Saint Stephen's Cathedral, Pl. Saint-Étienne, 31000 Toulouse, France
    The Tour ends by the Cathédrale de Saint-Etiénne, only 500 m away from the initial meeting point.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 420224P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We'll be eating on our feet, as there is NO SEATING in the tour - so wear comfortable clothing and shoes and be prepared to stand/walk the whole time
  • Please alert us at least 24 hours in advance if you have food allergies or don't drink alcohol
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English)?
How much is Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English)?
Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English) price starts from $196.27. Discover and book Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English) on Tripadvisor
What is the Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English) cancellation policy?
Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English) cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English) on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English)?
Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English) is hosted by Toulouse Gourmet Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Toulouse Gourmet Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Toulouse Food & History Tour with a Chef (in English) on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 420224P2

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Itinerary
  • 2 Pl. des Carmes, 31000 Toulouse, France
    The tour starts in front of Pizza Lopez, a small pizzeria to the right of the Marché des Carmes' main entrance.
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  • Pl. Saint-Étienne, 31000 Toulouse, France
    The Tour ends by the Cathédrale de Saint-Etiénne, only 500 m away from the initial meeting point.
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  • Toulouse Gourmet Tours
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    Joined in July 2023
  • benjaminbF4342ON
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour of Toulouse
    We had a great tour around the Carmes and Saint Etienne districts with Alex on a freezing January morning. The tour is well paced. The snacks and dishes provided fit well into the tour and were tasty. We especially enjoyed the dishes prepared on the bike with those being expertly presented!
    Written 20 January 2024
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Susan P
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If you enjoy food and history, this experience with Alex is not to be missed.

Due to a technical ‘glitch’, we thought we were not going to be able to take this tour. However, Alex went above and beyond expectations, putting himself out, so that we were able to enjoy the delights of his tour.

Alex is personable, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and has great attention to detail.

The tour was both fun and informative. Alex imparts historical information, interesting anecdotes and stories about parts of the city and those who have lived there. We would not have gleaned this information outside of Alex’s tour. How he links local foods and delicacies to the attractions we visited, is very clever.

Alex’s cargo bike, his ‘USP’ is inspirational and the food he ‘whips up’, delicious.

I cannot recommend Alex’s tour highly enough. Thank you Alex for a wonderful experience. Kindest regards Roger and Susan
Written 26 March 2024
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Bonjour Roger and Susan, Thank you so much for your glowing review! I'm overjoyed to hear that you had a wonderful experience on the Toulouse Food & History Tour. It was my pleasure to ensure you could join the tour despite the technical hiccup. Sharing the city's history, stories, and culinary delights with you was a true delight. I'm glad you found the tour both fun and informative, and that the cargo bike added a special touch to your experience. I hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future. Merci et a la prochaine !
Written 26 March 2024
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Jack K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My partner and I (a couple of kiwis) do a lot of food tours, and this one is something special. The unique blend of stories from history tied to traditional foods with a modern twist - brilliant. A great introduction to the city - can highly recommend this experience :)
Written 4 March 2024
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Bonjour Jack, Thank you for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your partner, coming all the way from New Zealand, found our Toulouse Food & History Tour to be a standout experience. It's always a joy to weave together the city's rich history with its traditional foods, especially when adding a modern twist. I'm glad you felt it was a great introduction to Toulouse. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and I hope to welcome you both back for more culinary adventures in the future. Merci and à bientôt!
Written 4 March 2024
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Joanne F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
My partner and I booked this tour on our first day in Toulouse and had the best time. Chef Alejandro was very personable, organised and a great storyteller, sharing fascinating tales from the Toulouse’s history and linking each back to a food item which we would then sample in a dish. All the food we tried was delicious and included a variety of flavours and local dishes that struck a good balance of the type and amount of food you would expect from this kind of tour. The walk covered lovely areas of Carmes and Saint Étienne without being too intensive and Alejandro shared a lot of information and tips along the way. We would highly recommend this tour to both newcomers and locals alike to get a taste of the region and learn about the history of La Ville Rose. Thank you Chef - we will be back!
Written 6 February 2024
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Bonjour Joanne, Thank you so much for your glowing review on Tripadvisor! I'm delighted to hear that you and your partner had a wonderful start to your visit in Toulouse with our tour. It's always a joy to share the city's history and culinary delights, especially when I can connect the two for our guests. I'm glad you enjoyed the variety of flavors and dishes we explored, as well as the walk through the charming areas of Carmes and Saint-Étienne. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and I'm thrilled to know you found value in the experience. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more culinary and historical adventures in La Ville Rose. Merci and à bientôt !
Written 7 February 2024
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Andrea F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We took Ale's tour on our first day in Toulouse. It was the perfect introduction to the city and set the tone for the rest of our trip.
Ale knows the history of Toulouse very well and designed an amazing story connecting the locations, events, and cuisine all together. It was a fun way to get to know the old-town area of Toulouse, and we highly recommend joining Ale on his creative degustation menu and tour!
Thanks Ale!
Written 1 January 2024
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Bonjour Andrea, Thank you so much for your fabulous review! I'm thrilled to hear that our tour provided the perfect introduction to Toulouse for you. It's always a joy to connect the city's rich history with its delicious cuisine and to share this with enthusiastic visitors like you. I'm glad you enjoyed exploring the old-town area and the degustation menu. Looking forward to possibly seeing you again on your next visit. Merci and à bientôt!
Written 4 January 2024
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Flyer178898
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Are you a foodie? Do you enjoy interesting stories of historical events that help you appreciate a city’s culture? Do you like to become familiar with a city via an enjoyable walking tour? Take this tour! This tour offers a chef who introduces local cuisine and history and stories while walking through Toulouse. Best tour ever!!!
Written 10 October 2023
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Bonjour, Merci for your enthusiastic review! I'm overjoyed to hear that our blend of history, gastronomy, and exploration hit the mark for you. It's always a joy to introduce guests to the flavors and tales of Toulouse. Hope to see you again on another culinary and historical journey. À bientôt!
Written 11 October 2023
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Jennifer D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Alex is able to combine his culinary experiences to offer a unique walking foodie’s treat which is well-researched. The fact that he purchased and prepared food at varies stop on the walk was a true delight. We recommend his tour anyone interested in food. Jennifer & John
Written 5 October 2023
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Bonjour Jennifer & John, Merci for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the blend of history, walking, and of course, the culinary treats. It's always a joy to share my passion for Toulouse's gastronomy with fellow food enthusiasts. Hope to see you both on another culinary journey soon. À bientôt!
Written 8 October 2023
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thejjms
St. Albans, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm so glad I found Alex's tour online. It was fantastic. I couldn't fault it. Alex was hugely informative, interesting and entertaining. If you want to learn more about Toulouse, in particular these two historic districts, and you love food then I'd highly recommend the tour. Alex is an extremely competent tour guide who kept us all entertained, well fed and informed. The time flew by. Book!
Written 24 May 2024
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Bonjour! Thank you for such a glowing review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on the tour, I also had a blast. This group had such great energy! It's always a pleasure to share the history and culinary delights of Toulouse. I'm glad the tour was both informative and entertaining for you. Your recommendation means a lot, and I hope to host you again in the future for more Toulouse explorations. À la prochaine!
Written 24 May 2024
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Willow S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Magnifique! Alex is an amazing chef and storyteller. He brought delicious specialties from Toulouse was a trooper in the cold weather. He chose really interesting historical places to bring us, and has some great recommendations for other things to do while you are in Toulouse. I can’t recommend it enough!
Written 20 January 2024
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Bonjour Willow, Merci for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor! I'm thrilled to hear you, your wife and parents enjoyed the culinary and historical journey through Toulouse, despite the freezing weather. It's always a joy to share the city's delicious specialties and stories, as well as to offer recommendations to enhance your stay. Your kind words truly mean a lot. Hope to see you again for another adventure in Toulouse. Once again, happy birthday and enjoy today's Toulouse-Bath rugby match! À la prochaine !
Written 21 January 2024
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Charlie
St. Petersburg, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow! We took this fantastic food tour with Alex, a fabulous chef, a great storyteller and full of of knowledge about the history of Toulouse. There were seven stops that included original macaroons, homemade velouté froid, wonderful cheeses, sparkling wine, savory saucisse de Toulouse and finished up with gâteau Fénétra. If you are a foodie this is a must do tour that you will enjoy.
Written 10 October 2023
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Bonjour, Merci for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the culinary journey through Toulouse, from the macaroons to the gâteau Fénétra. It's always a pleasure to share the city's rich history and gastronomy with fellow foodies. Hope to see you again for another flavorful adventure. À bientôt!
Written 11 October 2023
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Joel S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Alex gave a wonderful tour of the Carmes neigbhorhood and combined it with food in an inventive way. I enjoy learning about the history of places, and he delivered! Our small group started at the Carmes Marché (only a 10-minute walk from the center of town) and traveled from place to place in the neighborhood, learning about the history, from Roman times to the modern era. Along the way, Alex introduced us to some of the specalities of France and Toulouse - he even had a cargo bike where he prepared elaborate dishes for us! What a great way to learn about the city, try new foods, and meet interesting people.
Written 29 October 2023
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Bonjour Joel, Thank you so much for your kind review on Tripadvisor! I'm delighted you enjoyed our journey through the Carmes neighborhood and its rich history, all while savoring Toulouse's culinary delights. It's always a joy to share stories and flavors from my trusty cargo bike. Hope to see you again for another culinary adventure. À bientôt!
Written 30 October 2023
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