Private Marias markets tour in Paris
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Marais Food and Market Tour

A half-day of local products and unmissable architecture

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Marie-Bénédicte's TEAM | about the guide

This tour is the ideal opportunity to discover gourmet products, authentic Parisian life and exceptional architecture. As you explore the trendy, charming Marais area, you will learn more about the history of Paris and admire the beautiful mansions illustrating the importance of the French Renaissance. During the tour, your guide will share little known anecdotes, hidden courtyards and local tips as you make your way from the “Carreau du Temple” to the magnificent Place des Vosges. This customized tour combines culture, history and architecture with the delicious delights of French gastronomy. You will be immersed in the vibrant colors and smells of fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers. You will enjoy a glass of wine, aged cheese, salted butter caramel, “grand cru” chocolate, "kouign amman" (Breton specialty), tapenade toasts and many regional specialties depending on the season (the portions are copious and that could be a lunch). Not only will you get a chance to sample a wide range of products, but also find out more about their production as you chat to passionate shop owners and local producers. Get ready for a half-day of subtle flavors, amazing mixtures and beautiful locations.

(2 reviews)
  • Paris - Normandy - Champagne - Loire Valley
    France
  • 4 hrs
    DURATION
  • 10
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Marais, Paris, guided tour, Marché des Enfants Rouges, Carreau du Temple, Place des Vosges, food tasting, French gastronomy, market
transport :
On foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
At the discretion of parents, no age limit
LANGUAGES:
Espagnol/Spanish (fluent), Français/French (native), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Service of your private professional bilingual English speaking guide for a duration of four hours. Gastronomy expert - Food tastings

NOT INCLUDED

- Transport, if required - Pick-up and drop-off - Personal shopping

ITINERARY

On this four-hour tour, from Square du Temple, next to the superb Carreau du Temple, you will gently wander through the Marais to Place des Vosges. On the way, you will stop by the charming Sainte-Catherine market square, numerous beautiful mansion houses, the Carnavalet Museum, Hôtel de Sully and Hôtel d’Angoulême. Your route will be scattered with private courtyards, Parisian curiosities and unusual buildings.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel or directly on the spot: Place des Vosges in front of Louis XIII statue
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Places des Vosges

about
your guide

Marie-Bénédicte

Paris

languages :
Espagnol/Spanish, Français/French, Anglais/English

After 12 years spent in sales and trade marketing, the birth of my 4th child gave me the impulse to change careers in order to fully devote myself to my passion: organizing guided tours in my beautiful city of Paris. In 2006, I created my own company with a small team of professional polyglot guides (Emanuela, Françoise, Xenia...), offering visitors the opportunity to discover Paris in a different way. While many cities are becoming standardized in their offer with the development of numerous chains of all kinds, the French capital retains its authenticity and its unique shops, thus preserving its peculiar charm. This is the concept of my visits which have been increasingly successful over the years. Through my special relationship with partners, merchants and artisans, I offer my visitors a unique sensory immersion punctuated by cultural stops in different symbolic places and neighborhoods of Paris. During my tours, visitors are led in confidential boutiques, carefully selected and conducive for the stimulation of the senses: perfumes, groceries, wines, chocolates and local workshops. My experts and passionate guides love to share their stories and offer fun activities to bring a playful dimension to the tours. Whether you are a gourmet, fashionista, fine nose, or wine lover, I create a customized itinerary to awake your senses: mysterious wine-cellars discovery in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés chic neighborhood, culinary traditions, and french Art of living in a prestigious restaurant, or meeting with fashion designers in the Marais during a show-room. PS : my tours are usually guided by Emanuela, Françoise or Xenia

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2 reviews

average rate :
Rebecca
United States - 25.11.2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable and knew the area well. She was accommodating to my hurt knee and was very kind. As for the food tour, we were disappointed in the small amounts of food. It started off great with a beautiful cheese tray and a bottle of wine but then would walk for 20-30 min and would learn about the place and would only be allocated one chocolate each. It was a nice tour if you’re expecting more walking and less food! The guide we had was great

brooke
United States - 17.09.2017

Emmanuela was a fantastic guide. We all had such a great time and learned so much from her! Definitely recommend this tour to others!

Marais Food and Market Tour Private Marias markets tour in Paris
Rated 4.0/ 5stars based on 2 customer reviews
Product description: This tour is the ideal opportunity to discover gourmet products, authentic Parisian life and exceptional architecture. As you explore the trendy, charming Marais area, you will learn more about the history of Paris and admire the beautiful mansions illustrating the importance of the French Renaissance. During the tour, your guide will share little known anecdotes, hidden courtyards and local tips as you make your way from the “Carreau du Temple” to the magnificent Place des Vosges. This customized tour combines culture, history and architecture with the delicious delights of French gastronomy. You will be immersed in the vibrant colors and smells of fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers. You will enjoy a glass of wine, aged cheese, salted butter caramel, “grand cru” chocolate, "kouign amman" (Breton specialty), tapenade toasts and many regional specialties depending on the season (the portions are copious and that could be a lunch). Not only will you get a chance to sample a wide range of products, but also find out more about their production as you chat to passionate shop owners and local producers. Get ready for a half-day of subtle flavors, amazing mixtures and beautiful locations. Customer reviews:
Marais Food and Market Tour ,
3/ 5stars
Our guide was very knowledgeable and knew the area well. She was accommodating to my hurt knee and was very kind. As for the food tour, we were disappointed in the small amounts of food. It started off great with a beautiful cheese tray and a bottle of wine but then would walk for 20-30 min and would learn about the place and would only be allocated one chocolate each. It was a nice tour if you’re expecting more walking and less food! The guide we had was great
Marais Food and Market Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Emmanuela was a fantastic guide. We all had such a great time and learned so much from her! Definitely recommend this tour to others!