Our Food & Wine Tours

For nearly a decade, we’ve been organizing the most popular food & 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.

  • 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 four 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 (some are more savory with charcuterie and extra cheese, some are more sweet with extra dessert). 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.
  • You can book our tours directly online (see our calendar of availability below) and receive immediate confirmation. We make cancellations easy by offering 100% refunds with 48 hours notice

 

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. 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.
 

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. 

Questions? Send us an email

 

5 Delicious Options

You can read more about our routes by clicking the following neighborhood options (Saint-Germain, the 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, highlighting French pâtisserie (desserts) in addition to viennoiserie and chocolate. There is no meat on these tours. 

The North Marais and Saint-Germain tours feature chocolate but lean a little more savory, including charcuterie and extra cheese. 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 us an email

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. 

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. 

Questions? Send us an email

 

Nancy Silverton & Ruth Reichl on a Paris by Mouth food tour

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 Times, the Washington Post, Rick Steves, Ruth ReichlDorie Greenspan and Travel & LeisureEven so, more than half our bookings are repeat visitors and referrals from happy friends.

Questions? Send us an email

 

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.


5 Replies to “Our Food & Wine Tours”

  1. 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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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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