Paris food and wine tours from Paris by Mouth - the Marais food tour

Food and Wine Tours in Paris


For nearly a decade, we’ve been organizing the most popular food and wine tours in Paris. Here are some key points at a glance, but you can scroll down for more detail or send us an email with your questions (tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com)

  • Our group tours are small (8 people max) and led by English-speaking experts.
  • They last around 3.5 hours, including an hour-long seated tasting. 
  • Small group tours are priced at 125€ per person, including generous food & wine tastings. We don’t offer discounts for children or non-drinkers.
  • Our ability to offer private tours between May-October is limited because all our guides are usually booked with sold-out group tours. You can send us an email with a private tour request, or just join a group tour – they’re great!
  • Because our tours are heavy on information, complex flavors and wine, they’re not always a hit with kids. We don’t advise booking children younger than 12 years old, although we leave this up to parental discretion.
  • We offer 4 different routes that all include very similar tastings of exceptional bread, cheese, wine and chocolate – what we consider to be the very best of Paris. Scroll down for information on the small differences between our routes (two options are vegetarian). We also offer the French Cheese Explosion for those who want a deep dive into fromage.
  • We can easily accommodate guests who are avoiding meat, gluten and alcohol. We don’t recommend our tours for vegans.

EASY TO BOOK & CANCEL

Check our calendar to see what’s available on your desired dates, and book online with instant confirmation. These are uncertain times, so we’re offering a 100% refund for those who cancel with at least 48 hours notice

Click on your desired date to see what tours we’re offering and which options still have available space. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, send us an email (tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com). We’re often fully booked in high season (May-October), but you can email us to join the waiting list for specific days or tours.

UPCOMING FOOD AND WINE TOURS

Questions? Send an email to tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com

SMALL GROUP TOURS

Our small group tours are back, but we’re limiting the size to 8 guests. Tickets are priced at 125€ per person, including generous food & wine tastings. Tours are led by vaccinated food & wine experts and last around 3.5 hours. We’re mostly moving & standing during the first 2 hours, with a seated tasting near the end of the tour. 

Our French Cheese Explosion spends less time on the move. After visiting a cheese shop and selecting cheeses to taste together, the majority of our time is spent around a table, seated and focused on learning about cheese. Tickets for this are also 125€ per person, including cheese, wine, and bread. 

Paris food tours from Paris by Mouth

5 DIFFERENT FOOD AND WINE TOURS

You can read more about our routes by clicking the following neighborhood options (Saint-Germainthe North Marais, the South Marais and the Left Bank), but all our tours provide an in-depth look at (and taste of!) the products that have made France famous: artisanal cheese, lots of wine, exceptional breads & viennoiserie (breakfast pastries like croissants), plus incredible French chocolate.

The South Marais and Left Bank tours lean a little more sweet, with no meat on these tours. These two tours are great options for vegetarians. They do include cheese.

The North Marais and Saint-Germain tours lean a little more savory, including charcuterie. Scroll to the top of this page and click the calendar to see what’s available during your trip!

The French Cheese Explosion is for fromage fanatics, and includes a visit to a cheese shop followed by a seated tasting and deep dive discussion of around 10 different cheeses, representing a wide variety of French regions and cheesemaking styles. Wine and bread will accompany our selection. Cheese is included on all our tours, but the French Cheese Explosion presents double the amount of cheese and three times the amount of cheese-geeky explanation.

* Our tastings for the South Marais tour and the French Cheese Explosion take place in a beautiful vaulted wine cellar and we must descend (and later climb) one flight of steep, irregular stairs. It’s a beautiful space in one of the oldest buildings in Paris, but not ideal for guests with concerns about mobility. If you’d prefer to avoid any stairs, we suggest the North Marais or Saint-Germain tour. 

Questions? Send an email to tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com

PRIVATE FOOD TOURS

Due to extremely high demand between April and October, your only option for privatizing a tour is to purchase all 8 available spots on a small group tour (125€ x 8 = 1000€). We’ll adapt the tour to highlight what you’re craving most & avoid what you don’t enjoy! We also organize events for larger groups and companies by request. We’re limited in our ability to accommodate private requests during high season, but we offer many small group tours every day. You can send us an email with questions and requests (tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com). 

Food and wine tours in Paris

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are mind-bogglingly great. These aren’t part-timers who have memorized a tour script – these are trained chefs, certified sommeliers, food journalists, and other food geeks who know their stuff and are delighted to share. 

RAVE REVIEWS

Our tours are rated the #1 Paris food activity on TripAdvisor with more than 2,000 five-star reviews. We’ve been celebrated by the New York Timesthe Washington PostRick StevesRuth ReichlDorie Greenspan and Travel & Leisure. Even so, more than half our bookings are repeat visitors and referrals from happy friends.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Purchase a gift certificate for a Paris by Mouth tour and share the most delicious food that Paris has to offer. We can make a gift certificate in any amount, and your recipient can use their gift card code – like a promotional code – to book a tour whenever they are in Paris. Learn more and purchase your gift certificate here.

Questions? Send an email to tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com

7 Replies to “Food and Wine Tours in Paris”

  1. Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in June 2022:

    Paris By Mouth is a “must do” city walking tour; you will want to come back for more.
    My husband and I loved our 2015 tour so much we had to do another when we were in Paris in May 2022; we were not disappointed. The Left Bank Food and Wine tour was great fun. The meet-up instructions were excellent, Deniz was a great guide and the selections for the tour were all very good (the artisty of the chocolatiers was amazing). There is a good bit of walking on this tour (as with any city tour) but the food selections are so generous you will welcome the opportunity to burn some calories. We recommend this tour to any of our friends that plan to visit Paris and we would certainly do another on our next trip back.

    If you’re going to Paris put “Paris by Mouth” early in your plans. We made better food choices and restaurants because of information Andres provided us! This was our second tour, the first was the Cheese lovers and both were superb!

    We had a delightful tour of the North Marais with Andres, He shared his knowledge and wealth of information about all the shops we visited. We were thrilled to learn about the best baguettes and all of the intricacies involved in baking, shelf life and more!

    Also on our tour, we had “to die for” croissants, chocolates, pates, delicious cheeses and wine! It was fun to walk around this bustling neighborhood and check out the market as well. Andres was super engaging and answered all of our questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. He provided us with some tidbits about French culture that were on point and helpful during our stay. He also helped us with some of his favorite restaurants in Nice where we also traveled.

    My daughter (age 18) and I enjoyed a fabulous afternoon in the north Marais with charming, knowledgeable Marie! Marie shared her deep knowledge of history, Paris, French food and wine along with her art, restaurant and baking background. We enjoyed the most delicious chocolate, cheese, croissant, baguette, charcuterie and wine at special neighborhood spots. Our Paris By Mouth food tour was the highlight of our trip to Paris!

    Do this!
    Do this on your first day in Paris – then you will have so much information for the rest of your time to ensure you have every chance to enjoy the glory of French cuisine and wine in between the museums, galleries etc. Stephen was endlessly knowledgeable and patient. It will be a highlight of your time in Paris.
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    St Germain Tour
    Lynne was an amazing tour guide! We got to try so many things and left feeling full! She was able to recommend restaurants and things to do for the remainder of our stay in Paris. Highly recommend the st germain tour!
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    A Delicious Tour in Paris
    Slow-paced tour to savor some of the best tastes in the town. From elegant croissants to an amazing array of cheeses and chocolates, finishing with France’s wines, this is an experience which fully complements the beauty of Paris.
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    Utterly enjoyable!
    We loved our afternoon tour with Jennifer in the St. Germain area. It was a small group, very relaxed, and very informative. It didn’t feel like a “tour,” more like an experienced friend sharing her love of wine, cheese, meats, and sweets. Utterly enjoyable; highly recommend.
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    Our guide, Aurelien, was engaging and knowledgeable about the foods of France. Learned so much about French culture and the food tastes and wine pairings were superb!
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    Andres was awesome!
    Our guide, Andres Medrano, was friendly, insightful, prepared, and very well suited to lead our North Marais food tour!
    It was an excellent morning that we would have enjoyed for hours more!
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    Emily in Paris (by Mouth)!
    The small group and length of tour In North Marais with Emily, was perfect! We heard wonderful things about Paris by Mouth and the tour exceeded our expectations.
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    Thank you Andres
    Great tour with Andres. Interesting, thoughtful, very knowledgeable and he was able to adapt without fuss to all in a group with varied backgrounds and tastes. The places we visited and the tastings were all well thought out and would definitely recommend whether you are a novice or an experienced foodie.
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    The Best Food Shops in Saint Germain
    Our small group had a truly wonderful tour of food shops in Saint Germain area of Paris with Stephen. It was an exhilarating experience for our taste buds while our knowledge horizons were expanded. We sat in a lovely market to break bread, cheese and meats together with wine. I really recommend doing a food tour with Paris by Mouth to immerse yourself in this taste of Paris.
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    This is a Must Do When in Paris
    This was our second tour with Paris by Mouth. This time we experienced the Left Bank and all that it has to offer. Our guide was Deniz and she was excellent. She was easy to understand since we have had problems understanding some of the French when they are speaking English. She taught us a great deal about all the different foods we tried. It was a wonderful afternoon and we highly recommend this tour.
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    Cheese Explosion blew away expectations
    The Cheese Explosion tour was a highlight of our stay in Paris. We tasted a great variety of cheeses with nice wine pairings. Jennifer was an engaging host and very knowledgeable and passionate about cheese. It was great to get an explanation in the shop of the main types of cheeses and how to purchase them. I highly recommend booking this tour early in your stay, as you will come away with a ton of great Paris recommendations. You’ll also know how to buy the best cheese (and bread) while in France! Not only were the visited establishments excellent, but he also had a wealth of knowledge about other local venues that we made part of our trip – in Paris and other parts of France!

    A must do tour if you love food!
    If you want to learn more about French food and wine than this tour is for you. We did the North Marais tour led by Deniz. She was fantastic, so knowledgeable and wanted to learn more about our interests in order to shape the tour. The food and wine was generous with an excellent variety of things to try so much so I will never look at bread, croissants or cheese the same way. Highly recommend!

    Excellent small group tour
    We had an excellent experience with Diane on our North Marais tour. Great communication before and a thorough email after with all the details from our tour. The portions were generous such that there were takeaway portions of cheese afterwards. The food and wine was of course amazing. Our group was delightfully international and included Puerto Ricans, a Kazakh, and a CA winemaker. And the groups size is capped at 8. Diane was very knowledgeable on the subject matter and has quite a gourmet expert resume. I would highly recommend.

    Lovely insider tour!
    My favorite part of our Left Bank food tour with Neil was the detailed knowledge and insider info he shared about each stop and the area’s history related to food. This was a great way to dig deeper and appreciate a selection of truly great spots in the vast ocean of Paris’s food scene. My two teenage daughters even enjoyed the info, selection and tastings!

    North Marais with Diane
    We had an excellent tour with Diane! She was deeply knowledgeable and made the tour both educational and fun! We loved the intimate format and enjoyed getting to know our small group of fellow travelers. Would highly recommend Paris by Mouth and Diane’s leadership!

    Must do in Paris / Marais
    Trip highlight was Paris by Mouth Food Tour. Responsive organizers and clear directions. Wish we could have had Aurelien narrate and navigate our entire stay in Paris. A perfect mix of savory and sweet treats and an engaging and informative presentation exploring a fun area in North Marais. Not to be missed. Will book another area when we return! Thank you!

    Magnificent (north) Marias with Marion
    This tour is simply excellent. Intimate, personalized, and fun. Marion was the perfect tour guide – friendly, entertaining, funny, knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and her passion for food and wine was evident throughout the experience. I learned so much and had a really great time – all while “tasting” our way through the North Marais. Highly, highly recommend it to all audiences.

    South Marais with Aurelien
    This tour and the food were so amazing. Aurelien was a great guide… accommodating the different interests of the group and even keeping my teenagers engaged. Highly recommend!

    Marais with Diane
    We had a fantastic food tour of the Marais with Diane! The food was delicious, the company delightful, and Diane was extremely knowledgable and made everyone feel at ease. Diane also followed up with a detailed email of our itinerary and information about everything we ate and drank which I will absolutely keep for future reference. She even gave us some recommendations for other areas of the city. A highlight of our trip!

    Incredibly delightful!
    We absolutely loved our tour with Aurelien! We toured the Left Bank area and were so impressed with Aurielien’s lovely and kind vibe, extensive knowledge, and good humor! The day was brutally hot but we barely noticed – we were so engaged. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to get an inside scoop on some of Paris’s best foods.

    Great Experience!
    We had a wonderful food tour of Saint-Germaine with some nice touches of history added in. The original Poilane bakery was a highlight. The tour ended with tastings of delicious cheeses, charcuterie, bread and wine that easily counts as lunch. Stephen was delightful and very impressive professionally.

    Fantastic start to our trip
    Our tour of the Left Bank was absolutely phenomenal! Neil, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and made the entire experience such a fantastic start to our Paris trip. We ended up going back to a lot of the stops to pick up more treats while we were in Paris for the week, and grabbed chocolate to bring home with us. The food we tasted on the tour was probably the best we had while in the city – award winning cheeses, croissants, baguettes, pastries, chocolates & wines. We decided to book a tour for our first afternoon in the city (after taking a red-eye flight and landing that morning). Would not recommend that part – we were feeling pretty jet lagged by the time the tour rolled around. But Neil’s passion for the topics, knowledge about the various specialties & general recommendations made it a joy despite how tired we are. We also left the tour with recommendations for restaurants, activities, and Neil’s local knowledge helped us figure out how to get tickets to the Coup de France that was happening that weekend – which was absolutely amazing. This tour was a top highlight of our entire trip. We can’t wait to book another tour on our next visit!

    Engaging tour
    We had a wonderful tour in Marias today with our guide Marion. She was so engaging and knew so much about food. We were lucky to be able to sample a little bit of everything – bread, sweets, wine, cheese and charcuteries. We really enjoyed the day and it was a wonderful way to see a little part of Paris.

    Outstanding
    Aurélien was an extraordinary guide as he navigated us through the most delicious food tour! He was knowledgeable, engaging & kind. Highly recommend him & the tour!!!!

    Delicious and Delightful
    Our guide Neil was as knowledgeable as he was engaging—the best of combinations for a wonderful tour! A particular highlight were the cheeses and his detailed explanations.

    A wonderful way to sample a city and it’s food and wine.
    Lynne met us in front of Poilane bakery for our first stop. She told us the history of the bakery and the Poilane family before entering . Here , as at all the shops we sampled and then she purchased food for our ultimate stop, sitting to sample cheese and wine pairings. I had been on one Paris By Mouth tour previously and both have been wonderful.

    50th birthday treat
    Neil met us with bottles of water and we tasted our way through the Left Bank and collected treats to eat in a lovely subterranean wine cave. Perfect on a warm day. The group surprised me by singing happy birthday and Neil put a candle in my Paris-Brest eclair. C’est magnifique.

    A picky eaters review
    Let’s start with saying I am a picky eater and my wife will try anything. Doing this was her idea. The whole process was handled very well with communication. Our guide ,Steven was great. Very informative and knowledgeable. he explained the history of the wines, cheeses, bread and meats we tried. Being picky, I was hesitant but did sample some. The rest of the group definitely enjoyed it all.

  2. Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in MAY 2022:
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    Lynne, with Paris by Mouth, gave us a wonderful tour of St Germain. She was a delight and so knowledgeable! A perfect and delicious morning in Paris!
    Written May 30, 2022
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    We went on the South Marais tour with Stephen, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend others do the same. Stephen was a fantastic guide with a wealth of knowledge about the area and its history, not to mention the fantastic spots he took us to. Great way to explore part of a Paris.
    Written May 30, 2022
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    Every small shop our guide Isabel took us in was fantastic. We would never have been able to find these places on our on. The cheese shop was over the moon!
    Written May 30, 2022
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    This was our second Paris by Mouth tour and we would happily do another one. On each tour we learned totally different things about bead, cheese, wine, chocolate and charcuterie, even though we had the same guide both times (DIane). She is great at explaining complex concepts about wine and food while making it relatable and fun. Everything we tried was top notch and we loved the cute wine bar at the end.
    Written May 29, 2022
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    THE BEST TOUR!!! If going to Paris, if you book anything, book this! Isabelle was AWESOME! The food and wine was amazing! We did the St Germain one! Learned so much about the food! Can’t say enough about it! Go and experience it!!!
    Written May 28, 2022
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    Amazing time with Diane! Super knowledgeable about life in France!!! Visited some great food stores (Poilane bakery, chocolate store (will not share the name so you can discover it too, wine store, cheese and charcuterie etc…
    Needless to say, we ate and drank like kings and Queens!!!
    Thank you Diane!
    Written May 28, 2022
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    Diane was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide! We had a blast learning about Saint Germaine and enjoying some great food and wine and came away more knowledgeable about food, Paris, and even some of its history!
    Written May 25, 2022
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    This was our first Paris by Mouth tour, in fact, one of the few food tours we’ve ever done. Diane was so knowledgeable and so open to questions. I wondered how it might go, given different levels of knowledge and interest in the group, but I learned all sorts of things and Diane was gracious and able to answer all kinds of different questions. The weather was miserable but you would not have known it given Diane’s enthusiasm – I loved how protective of the bread she was! What was even more helpful was the information she sent later about the foods we’d eaten and places we’d been, and she followed up with it so quickly that we could refer to it immediately during the rest of our stay in Paris.
    Written May 25, 2022
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    Wonderful Left bank tour with Diane. This was our first ever food tour and we loved it. Diane was very knowledgeable and walked us thru the maze of French cheese and wines!
    She was super friendly and hospitable and ever willing to answer all kinds of questions.
    Strongly recommended.
    Written May 24, 2022
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    Left bank tour was wonderful, despite the rain! Small group of 7, our guide was fabulous, very knowledgeable and a great teacher, learned a lot. Best croissant in all of Paris, wonderful cheeses, chocolate, macaroons and then a lovely wine tasting. Loved learning about French wines. A must do tour!
    Written May 23, 2022
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    This was a wonderful tour – highly recommend! The best part of the tour was our guide Stephen, who was so knowledgeable and also just a really nice guy who was fun to be with. The food we tasted was truly extraordinary- the best baguette, croissant, chocolate, cheese, and charcuterie I have ever tasted – and so much of it that we didn’t end up needing dinner after the tour. Book this tour – you will not be disappointed.
    Written May 22, 2022
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    This tour was recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad we included this fun, informative and tasty activity into our trip’s itinerary. Diane was personable and knowledgeable – overall a fantastic guide. I’d recommend this tour through the historic st Germaine neighborhood to anyone who enjoys delicious bread, cheese, chocolate, pastries and wine. 🙂
    Written May 21, 2022
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    Had such a great time during the Left Bank tour! I actually was supposed to attend the Marais tour, but due to flight issues and COVID uncertainty, missed that tour. Paris by Mouth was thankfully very understanding, and rescheduled me for the Left Bank tour happening later in the day. I’m so glad they did because I really loved the Left Bank tour and especially our guide Diane!

    Diane is so knowledgeable about food and history, as well as a gifted storyteller! The tour was incredibly interesting and engaging, not to mention, of course, delicious! Diane picked the most exquisite cheeses, chocolates, pastries, and wine for us to try, and I appreciated that she asked us for our dietary preferences beforehand and was so accommodating of them. The places Diane took us were places I wouldn’t have known about on my own, so I felt like I was getting a real local’s tour. I also really enjoyed the small group setting and getting to learn about the other folks in my tour. I can’t wait to come back and try some of the other tours offered, and encourage others give this tour a try!
    Written May 21, 2022
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    I had such a wonderful time on the Left Bank Tour with Diane! She’s a wonderful tour guide and all of the food we ate – gotta love anyone who shows up with a croissant and a bread knife! I recommend this tour to everyone!
    Written May 21, 2022
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    This is the second time I’ve done a tour with Paris by Mouth. Deniz was spectacular. She has an encyclopedic knowledge and was just great fun to spend time with. And of course the food was amazing. Couldn’t recommend highly enough! Thank you Deniz!
    Written May 21, 2022
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    Paris by Mouth is one of our favorite food tours. We have travelled to France many times but still learned a lot about French food and wine. Our guide, Diane, was so wonderful! She was very welcoming and is very knowledgeable about French food, customs, and history. We were so glad to be on her tour, it felt like spending an afternoon with a good friend who was showing us around Paris. The tour started with a croissant, then went to a boulangerie for bread, a fromagerie for cheese, a chocolate shop, and pastry shop before heading to a cute wine store to enjoy all of our food with perfectly paired wine. Along the way, Diane gave a really nice overview of the history and culture of each spot and picked up lots of useful tips. There was a lot of food and wine for each person, definitely enough for a meal. Would highly recommend!
    Written May 21, 2022
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    Diane’s tour was a perfect mix of food, history, and fun. Every aspect was so thoughtful and the food was incredible. I appreciated that rather than visiting multiple sit down restaurants, we walked around the neighborhood to procure various items from specialty vendors. Bread from classic bakery, chocolate from an unbelievable chocolatier, meats from a renowned butcher, cheese from an incredible cheese monger, and finally wine from a lovely shop. The overall experience was charming, authentic, and delightful.
    Written May 21, 2022
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    We can’t recommend the Paris by Mouth food tours highly enough. The Left Bank your led by our fantastic and charming guide, Neil, was a highlight of our trip. Each of the stops we made was a thoughtfully chosen, top-notch example of a patisserie, fromagerie, or chocolaterie. Neil’s extensive knowledge of Paris, food, and wine (among other things) made for the most interesting and engaging tour. Our small group enjoyed magnificent tastings at each of the shops we visited before making our way to a wine cave to pair several excellent wines with the treats Neil had collected and carried for us on our journey in St-Germain-des-Pres. We look forward to booking with Paris by Mouth again on our return to Paris!
    Written May 19, 2022
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    We took the South Marais tour the afternoon we landed in Paris, something we always do when we travel abroad, haven’t slept in 2 days and need a way to stay awake, see a cool neighborhood in a new city, and begin to experience local food. This was one of the best we’ve ever done. 6 stops and an epic feast of wine, cheese, bread and patisserie in a wine cellar at the end. It doesn’t get any better. Both our guide and the food were amazing. Highly recommend!
    Written May 19, 2022
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    My mom and I had the Paris by Mouth tour in St. Germain with Lynne and it was an unforgettable and amazing experience! We had great food, terrific wine and most of all, we had such a cozy atmosphere with Lynne and our super fun foodie group. She picked out great sweets, cheeses and charcuterie for us to eat – all while giving us interesting tidbits of history. What really stood out for me is how sympathetic and accommodating Lynne was to the entire group. It was a walking tour but Lynne still took the time to accommodate my mom who has mobility issues and ensure that we had enough pauses and places to relax, see some amazing sights and learn about food. All while doing this seamlessly within the tour itself and not making my mom or myself feel like we were a burden for waking a bit slower. We came away from the tour with a new appreciation for Parisian food, wine and our amazing group and guide Lynne. Strongly recommend booking this tour! 🙂
    Written May 19, 2022
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    I’ve taken all of the Paris By Mouth tours – this was a repeat tour for me because I wanted to take my sister. PBM tours always exceed expectations and standout as a favorite activity on every visit. Our guide, Marion is from France, spoke very nice English, was excited and enthusiastic to share her in depth knowledge of the best Paris has to offer – pastries, breads, chocolate, sweets, charcuterie, cheese, wine. I highly recommend any and all of the PBM tours. After visiting all of the shops and tasting and collecting food along the way we arrived at a wine cave – le 18 Oberkampf where we spent a lovely couple of hours tasting cheeses and meats paired with wines as Marion did a wonderful job teaching our group about the regions and characteristics of each
    Written May 19, 2022
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    Lynne was our tour guide and her first-hand experience as a pastry chef gives her some great insights. All the places she took us to were great, and the food was top quality. She was very good at explaining the history behind each of the shops we visited, and she obviously has a good personal relationship with all the people who work there. This tour is highly recommended.
    Written May 18, 2022
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    Last week I was lucky enough to do a walking foodie tour with Lynne from Paris by Mouth in St. Germain. It was an enjoyable 3 hours filled with interesting foodie info but also tidbit facts about Paris. Lynne was lovely and upbeat and the other people on the tour were terrific. We had a great time. Along the way we nibbled and near the end of this tour we were able to sit at proper tables in the shade and enjoy some charcuterie and wine. Recommended.
    Written May 18, 2022
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    What an amazing experience! We learned so much during our tour with Stephen! We booked a private tour for six and enjoyed so many wonderful treats it is impossible to pick a favorite. His food knowledge was interesting and engaging. The stops on the tour were unique. The only downside was discovering a delicious cheese we are not likely to find at home. Great reason to return to Paris! Thank you Stephen!
    Written May 17, 2022
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    Paris by Mouth – North Marais Food Tour with Andres Medrano was excellent! We sampled wines, cheese, charcuterie, chocolates, and of course, the breads. The award winning Boulangerie with the most incredible croissants was amazing. Andres was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions, and went above and beyond to provide follow-up information and also provided recommendations for area restaurants and shops. Definitely one of the best food tours we’ve been on. Highly recommended.
    Written May 16, 2022
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    North Marais Tour with Deniz was simply the best tour I have ever taken. Deniz was so knowledgeable and warm. Her food choices were impeccable and she explained everything very clearly. I learned so much and it was a great time with a friendly group. Highly recommend!
    Written May 16, 2022
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    Really good food tour. I’ve done food tours in loads of different cities and this one is really great. Our guide was really knowledgeable, accommodating and enthusiastic.
    Written May 15, 2022
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    My husband & I were in Paris in April and had a wonderful Left Bank walking tour with Stephen from ‘Paris by Mouth’. It was one of the best (if not THE BEST) tour we have ever taken. We went to learn about & Stephen purchased award winning products – baguettes & croissants, cheeses, chocolate, desserts, and wine. Stephens breadth of knowledge and experience was incredible. We ended up in a quaint wine shop to partake of our delicious food & drink. It was a small group (6 in our tour) and we had a wonderful time. This is truly a tour not to miss. We plan to do another one of their tours the next time we are in Paris.
    Written May 14, 2022
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    Diane was our guide and she did a tremendous job. She was informative, funny and knowledgeable. It was my favorite tour in Paris. Highly recommended!
    Written May 14, 2022
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    This guided food tour of the Marais was one of our favorite tours of our whole trip….our guide, Diane…originally from the US with a resume that would impress every foodie….Diane is the real deal and taught us SO much about what makes for the best Boulangerie—award winning croissants & baguettes…fromageries that age the cheese on site…charcuteries w the best meats & pates…the best chocolates…and lastly—awesome wines from the great regions of France where we sat at a table and tasted all of our delicacies together…it is NOT to be missed….We were in touch w Diane later in our stay for other recommendations in the 7th where we tried to replicate our experience and had a picnic in the park…my suggestion is to do the tour early in your stay so you can use your knowledge for the time you are in France
    Written May 14, 2022
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    Our South Marais food tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. After a warm welcome from Aurelien, our extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide, we spent the next 3.5 hours in food paradise—visiting exquisite shops, learning about the history and uniqueness of each place we visited, and sampling the most incredible wines, cheeses, breads and pastries. This is a not-to-be-missed experience when in Paris!
    Written May 14, 2022
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    I now understand why the Paris By Mouth tours are so popular: We had a delightful time discovering and eating our way through St. Germaine.
    The variety of purveyors and food/wine was perfect. We would not have found these places or delectable eats on our own, and the accompanying narrative throughout was great. Lynne was personable and super knowledgeable- She is clearly respected and known by the locals like the charismatic retired butcher and smiling cheese monger in the covered market and the debonaire guys that run the wine shop. This was a highlight of the trip. The size of group (8) was a nice format/pace & I’d highly recommend.
    Written May 13, 2022
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    It was rainy and freezing but the Left Bank tour with Isabelle was still super enjoyable and delicious. We came home with new knowledge and a taste for ashy French goat cheese! The croissants in California are now disappointing and can never compare. The best part was the wine and cheese pairings at the end. Our two teenagers enjoyed this tour as well. Isabelle followed up the tour with an email summary of the places we went and the cheeses and chocolates we enjoyed. I hope to be able to do this again someday. Highly recommend!
    Written May 11, 2022
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    The Marais tour with Andres was delightful and educational. The Marais Market, the Boulangerie, Chocolate maker, cheese shop, charcuterie shop were all top quality. Andres generously adjusted his selections to the tastes of some of the tour members. He was extremely knowledgeable about wines and cheeses. These tours are my favorite Paris experience.
    Written May 11, 2022
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    Our tour of St. Germain was the perfect kick-off for our trip to France. Jen, our guide, made a great tour into a fabulous life experience. She’s a great storyteller and super informed about all things food, but especially, cheese, bread, chocolate, and wine! Additionally, she’s a connector- so I credit her alchemist’s touch with turning what could have been an awkward experience- three couples traveling together and two complete strangers- into a rich and festive experience. We were all hoping to stay in touch by the end of the tour. Can’t say enough good things about the experience. The Olympia-Los Angeles crew.
    Written May 9, 2022
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    We had a lovely afternoon in Saint Germain with Diane enjoying treats we would never have discovered without this great tour! Diane was personable, knowledgable, and fun. Cannot recommend enough!
    Written May 8, 2022
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    We had a lovely food tour with Marie this week. We opted for the morning “North Marais” tour. Marie was knowledgeable, friendly and fun. There were only 6 people in our tour, which was nice. We visit a boulangerie and tried croissants and baguettes, a chocolatier and sampled exquisite chocolates. We then visited a few other stores, picking up items and learning about the food along the way. The final stop was at a wine store and Marie layed out bread, cheese and charcuterie to sample with a variety of wines. A different format than other food tours that we’ve been on, but it was delightful. Loved learning about the area as well as the food! Highly recommend!!!
    Written May 7, 2022
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    We went on the St Germaine tour with Lynne and it was one of the main highlights of our trip so far! Lynne is an amazing guide; very personable as well as extremely knowledgeable about food. Would HIGHLY recommend any tour with her – so fun and enjoyable. We began at Poilane Bakery and its rich Parisien history, next Champon Chocolaterie (oh wow! Leonidas Belgian chocolate is my all time favorite, but this has changed my opinion about French chocolate), then finished at the Marche Couvert St Germain (covered market). I got to try many different things with a great group and a guide truly passionate about food, making it so much more fun! Do it!!! Great experience and sooo fun! What other tours are you doing Lynne? We’re here another week …..
    Written May 4, 2022
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    This was my second tour with Paris by Mouth, and it was once again fabulous and informative. I not only learned a lot about food and culture in Paris, but got to meet some fantastic people as well. Jennifer, our guide, was knowledgeable, friendly, and helped all of us enjoy the experience. Would happily attend another tour and would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting an authentic and tasty experience to remember in Paris!
    Written May 2, 2022
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    We took our first Paris by Mouth tour last week with Stephen exploring Marais. What a fantastic experience! He clearly knows the shopkeepers well and picked out wonderful cheese, chocolate, and wine for us. Stephen is charming and knowledgable and flexed when he needed to – a film was being made at the boulangerie that he had picked out – but he quickly found another for our baguettes! The people in our small group were also charming and interesting. Loved the cave-like setting for our tasting.
    Written May 2, 2022
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    My husband and I did a food tour of St. Germain with Diane and it was just fantastic. It was our second tour with Paris by Mouth (the last one was pre-pandemic in the Marais.) Diane is an expert and really knows her way around the best that Paris has to offer. I was really excited to start our tour at Poilane, the famous bakery and from there we moved on to chocolate, cheese, charcuterie, and wine. What more could you ask for? The tour ended on a cute little terrace outside a wine cave where we tasted and talked about everything we had seen and more. Highly recommend a tour with Paris by Mouth and Diane on your next trip to Paris! (And I don’t even eat meat.)
    Written May 2, 2022
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    Diane, was an excellent host as we meandered around Saint Germain, popping into bakeries, chocolate shops, markets & finally settling in for a wine & cheese tasting.

    This was my 1st Paris food tour & to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. I’m not a fan of group activities with strangers & I live in NYC, a food mecca. However, my expectations were blown away. First, by the bakery (Poilane), 2nd a chocolate shop we stopped in (Patrick Roger) (both of these were on my list to check out, outside of this food tour) & 3rd, Diane’s knowledge, plus her ability to keep a diverse group of people engaged & very happy (2 NYers were in our group, not an easy feat).

    At Poilane, Diane has pre-purchased treats for us to try immediately & some for later. She shared lots of history & helpful tid-bits including how to tell a GREAT croissant from an eh, you don’t want that kind of croissant (I’ve passed on many croissants since gaining this invaluable information). Patrick Roger was not part of the scheduled tour, but when we walked by I asked to stop & Diane was more than accommodating (A+++ customer service). At the market, Diane purchases several kinds of cheese & pate & I took several pictures of cheese & pate. This market is just what you want a French market to be.

    Post the market we settled in for the wine & cheese tasting. Our group was lively & the more wine we drank the livelier we got – chatting about who we were & what we’d done since arriving in Paris – in between chatter Diane shared details of the wine & cheese pairings (history, region, seasonality, etc.) We even tried the ‘fancy French way” to aerate our wine (I’m still practicing so I can show off at dinners & parties). Be sure to ask her about this on her tour, it’s impressive! What’s also impressive is that we ALL tried the varieties of pate!

    I was quite surprised to receive an email from Diane a few days later with all the details about our tour. This made me so very happy (since I didn’t take any notes). Now I can find all the bread, chocolate, cheeses & pates we had in Paris here in NYC (my new favorite: ash goats milk cheese).
    Written May 1, 2022
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    We took our Paris by Mouth tour the first full day we were in Paris so that we could get a good understanding of our week-long home – St. Germain. Lynn met us at the local bakery, Polane, where we began our education of the most beautiful French food and wine. Lynn taught us the term MOF which is the most esteemed, hard-earned designation in France. My group then spent the rest of our time while in Paris looking for MOFs and although they are not easy to find, it did make our trip even more fun. Lynn is very knowledgable and made our tour relaxing, entertaining and delicious. Lynn also gave us recommendations for dinner which we followed for lovely, truly delectable French food. I highly recommend this tour! Bon Appetite everyone!
    Written May 1, 2022
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    Learning about place and culture through the beauties of food creation is especially meaningful in France. The tour we did of North Marais opened up a much deeper appreciation of all aspects of French cuisine. Our guide Isabelle shared both joy and knowledge about the creators and the sellers of stunning delights. We also had a really fun group.
    Written May 1, 2022
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    Diane was an amazing tour guide and this tour was the highlight of our trip. The cheese, baguettes, croissants, wine and chocolate were the best we’ve ever had. A must see when in Paris!
    Written May 1, 2022
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  3. My husband and my step-grandma took the taste tour in 2008 and we still have a blast nowadays. Everyday when I wake up I still think about this Crémeux de Bourgogne we ate. I wish I could go back to Paris

  4. My wife and I took the wine and cheese tour in August of 2020. We had a blast. Despite having visited Paris multiple times, the tour really provided us with new information, new tastes, and a lot of fun and laughs. Would recommend it 10/10.

    -Cheers!

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    Thanks Shawn, we’re thrilled that you loved your tour! – Meg

  5. Hi Katie! We’re hoping to announce that and open bookings next week! We’ll email you 🙂

  6. My friend and I took your French wine seated tour in July of 2017 and absolutely loved it! We learned so much and had a wonderful time! We are returning this July with our husbands and would love to take another of your tours. When do you expect to reopen your tours?

    Thank you!

  7. Our Paris By Mouth Tour with Diane on 12/19 was incredible. My husband and I have been coming to Paris for over 20 years so to go to places we haven’t been was a treat. Diane was very informative and made you feel welcome and as though you were an old friend. We will definitely book another tour when we come to Paris again.

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