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This post compares Paris food tours in a variety of neighborhoods such as the Latin Quarter and Montmartre.

We also examine some of the most popular dessert and wine tours in the city.

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FREE PARIS FOOD TOURS

Most free food tours around the world are offered as pay-what-you-want, which means a tip is typically expected. You'd also be expected to pay for your own food along the way.

Depending on how much you spend on both the food and the tip, you could expect to pay anywhere from €25-€40 or more for even a free food tour.

At the moment, there aren't many free guided food tours in Paris, but there are a few self-guided tours you might want to consider if you're on a budget.

Each of the following tours provides a map and details about every stop, including tips on some of the best menu items to eat at each location. Best of all, they're also free to use whenever you wish!

In addition to these options, it's worth noting that we include stops at restaurants and cafes on our self-guided Montmartre tour.

Alternatively, you can also enjoy an almost free food tour with a Paris Pass.

While you do have to pay for the pass, if you're already planning to use it for a bunch of additional activities, you might end up saving over 50% off everything.

The Paris Pass includes a lot of different food items at no extra cost, and you can essentially take your own self-guided Paris food tour by visiting all of the locations offering free dishes through this discount pass!

Here are all the food related options currently included with the Paris Pass:

Honestly, there is probably enough included on this pass that you could essentially enjoy both a self-guided Paris breakfast tour and a self-guided Paris wine/beer tasting tour.

The Paris Pass also includes access to dozens of popular attractions in Paris, including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, a Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, a cruise on the river Seine, and the Versailles Palace.

Check our post covering Paris tourist passes to learn more about how to use this type of service to save money.


DESSERT TOURS

This section will cover some of the best dessert tours in Paris, including examples of foods included, how many tastings you can expect, the tour length, and other details you might want to consider.


Secret Food Tours

Dessert tours are very popular in Paris thanks to the wide variety of pastry and chocolate shops around the city.  

There are many different companies that offer dessert tours, but one excellent option comes from Secret Food Tours.

This Chocolate & Pastry tour includes 5-6 stops and up to 7 unique and tasty samples including Macarons, cream puffs, French chocolates, crêpes, and even a mystery dish!

Reviews for this service are very positive, with most guests reporting that their tour guide is very friendly and informative and the food samples were absolutely delicious.


Meeting the French

Meeting the French offers a handful of dessert tours including a Paris Pure Chocolate Walking Tour, Le Marais: Pastry and Chocolate Food Tour, and another which is detailed in our Tours on the Seine post. 

The Paris Pure Chocolate Tour visits the area along the Right Bank and teaches you all about chocolate making and cocoa beans. 

The Le Marais: Pastry and Chocolate Food Tour explores the Le Marais neighborhood and stops by several delicious bakeries, in addition to an ice cream parlor and spice shop. 

Macarons Paris

Both tours are 3 hours and very highly rated. Tastings are included in the price.

Paris Pure Chocolate Walking Tour

Le Marais: Pastry and Chocolate Food Tour

Meeting the French have an excellent reputation with all of their tours (read the reviews) and maintain a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor.

Guests are especially complimentary of the guides, who are all described as kind and knowledgeable.


Voyages

The Paris Chocolate and Tastings Tour offered by Voyages introduces you to some of the best chocolate in the city! 

You visit 4 different chocolate shops in St. Germain and the Latin Quarter over the course of 3 hours. 

Choclates in Paris

You will also learn more about the chocolate-making process and be given special insight from your expert guide. 

Offered in Spanish, French, and English.

Though reviews are limited, they are all very positive. Guests describe the tour as a "sublime experience" and "très bien." 

One reviewer also writes about how much their children enjoyed the tour, making it fun for the whole family.


WINE TOURS

The following section will cover some of the best wine tours available in Paris, including details about what types of wine you’ll be sipping, how many samples you can expect, the length of each tour and more.


Secret Wine Tastings

If you're looking for something a bit different, there are a few things that set this wine tasting apart from others on our list.

This service typically includes one white wine, two red wines, one sparkling wine, one sweet wine, and one ‘secret sip'. 

These 5-6 samples are paired with delicious food that complements the wines. 

While the pairings will not be enough to supplant a full meal, you can purchase an upgraded food package for even more great food!

Secret Food Tours has received an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, and many guests report that their wine tastings are fantastic.


Ô Chateau - Paris Wine Tasting

Enjoy 5 different wines from 5 different regions in France including Champagne, Bordeaux, and others.

The tour takes place in a wine bar located in a hotel particulier that was once owned by Madame de Pompadour in the 17th century.

Cheese and smoked ham are also included in the tour, as well as a bread basket from the same bakery frequented by the President of France. 

Ô Chateau receives excellent reviews (read the reviews) and maintains a 4.5-star reputation on TripAdvisor. 

Many refer to the experience as a highlight of their trip to Paris.


Blue Fox Travel 

If you're looking to have an even greater insight into French wine, then consider taking a day trip outside of Paris. 

Though significantly more expensive, this 11-hour tour takes you from Paris directly to the Champagne region where you will sample three different types of champagne. 

You also get an exclusive tour of the prestigious House of Moët and Chandon. The tour also includes a visit to the chapel and grave of Dom Perignon, the grandfather of Champagne.

  • Champagne Vineyards and Cellars Tour Day Trip from Paris
    • From €210 per person
    • Winter Hours: Mon/Thur/Sat at 7:30 am
    • Summer Hours: Mon-Sat at 7:30 am
    • More info and to book.

Nearly everyone who takes this tour to the Champagne Vineyards writes about how it was well worth the price. 

One reviewer writes "From the conversations to the education, the experience helped shape our stay in Paris."


FOOD & BIKE TOURS

Paris Bike Tour, a popular bike tour company, offers a 4-hour Culinary Tour by Bike. Considering the length of the tour and the fact that it includes both food samples and a bike, it is very reasonably priced. 

Reviews are excellent, so it's definitely a tour you should consider taking!


Paris Bike Tour

Make a food tour even more fun by doing it by bike! The 4 Hour Culinary Tour by Bike takes you around the Beaubourg area, Marais, and Place de la Bastille. 

You will also sample Parisian coffee, a croissant, and regional cheeses and cold meats at a traditional French market. 

While on this tour you’ll learn more about the history of the areas that are visited, as well as the cultural significance of the foods that you try.

  • Paris: 4 Hour Culinary Tour by Bike

The 4 Hour Culinary Bike Tour by Paris Bike Tour is very popular and receives excellent reviews (read the reviews). Guests on TripAdvisor rate the company with 5 stars and praise their impressive customer service.


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About The Author

Christina

Christina studied art history and French literature at the Sorbonne for a year in Paris as an undergrad. Now based in Washington, DC, she visits Paris as often as possible and loves introducing family and friends to her favorite places there. She has worked as a travel writer, museum professional, English tutor, and editor, and her favorite French cheese is Pont l'Eveque.
Updated: October 20th, 2022
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