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

Food and Wine Tours in Paris

WHAT’S AVAILABLE

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

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Paris food tours from Paris by Mouth

ABOUT OUR FOOD & WINE TOURS

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.

  • 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 5 different neighborhood tours that all include very similar tastings of exceptional bread, cheese and wine – the so-called “trinity” of the French table, with some bonus tastes added on every route. You can expect to visit around 5-6 exceptional shops and to be quite full. 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.

Questions? Send an email to tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com

SMALL GROUP TOURS VS. PRIVATE TOURS

Our very popular small group tours are limited 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. 

We rarely offer private tours in high season between April and October because of the overwhelming demand for our small group tours. We can more easily organize private tours in the slower months between November and March. Send us an email if you’re interested in a private tour.

Questions? Send an email to tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com

Our small group tours are actually small!

6 DIFFERENT FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCES

You can read more about our routes by clicking the following neighborhood tour options (East Saint-Germain, West Saint-Germain, North Marais, South Marais and the Left Bank), but here’s the bottom line: our neighborhood tours all focus on the so-called “trinity of the French table” – copious cheese, bread and wine, and then we add in extra stops that vary depending on your cravings, the guide’s expertise, what’s open that day. It could be chocolate, it could be charcuterie, it could be pastry, or something else. It’s sure to be delicious. We visit 5-6 exceptional shops in total and finish with a blowout tasting that could double as a meal for most people. If there’s something you really want to taste or avoid, send us an email and we can suggest the best route for you. Most people choose a tour based on what fits best into their schedule, which neighborhood they want to explore, and what isn’t already sold out. If you are a vegetarian, we recommend the East Saint-Germain and South Marais tours, which usually don’t include any meat.

Visiting a chocolate shop on the Left Bank tour

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. 

Sitting down to taste during the French Cheese Explosion

* Our tastings for the Left Bank tour, the South Marais tour and the French Cheese Explosion take place in beautiful vaulted wine cellars and we must descend (and later climb) one flight of steep, irregular stairs. These are beautiful spaces, but not ideal for guests with concerns about mobility. If you’d prefer to avoid any stairs, we suggest the North Marais or East Sain-Germain tour.

Questions? Send an email to tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com

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. 

Food and wine tours in Paris

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.

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9 Replies to “Food and Wine Tours in Paris”

  1. Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in August 2022:
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    You MUST do one of these if you’re going to Paris!
    I am going to say that this should be at the VERY top of your list for Paris, and you should try to do it early in your stay so that you can take full advantage of the knowledge you’ll gain – not just about the very best patisseries/chocolateries/fromageries but also about the food itself! We had **such** an enjoyable afternoon today – we did a ‘left bank’ tour and had an amazing tour guide, Marion. The food was SO good, the information was SO interesting, and it was just so much fun – Marion was super friendly and helpful, and really made it such a positive experience even for our travel group which spans ages 9-71! I spent 9 months living in France during college and even for me, a lot of the information was new. Also, you could spend literally days trying to sort through reviews and articles to find the best food in Paris – this makes it really easy to know that you at least won’t miss some of the top highlights. I honestly cannot say enough about these tours. I will definitely do another one, of a different area, next time I’m in Paris and they will be the #1 thing I urge everyone else traveling to Paris to do. PS – if you do a 3:30 tour, you won’t need dinner that night. I recommend eating a light lunch around 12.
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    Outstanding experience
    Stephanie gave a wonderful tour in the South Marais area of Paris. Stephanie is knowledgeable on the food topics, especially wine, so she is an excellent source of information as well as providing very enjoyable conversation. Highly recommend Stephanie for anyone interested in tasting some of the wonders of French food and wine in Paris.
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    A taste of the Marais
    Marie was our guide from the North Bank Tour. We came away historically informed, with greater local knowledge and full belly’s! I would highly recommend this food tour and will hopefully be able to return for a second tour one day.
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    Perfect way to sample the French trinity of food
    I took the Left Bank Food Tour. Our guide was Neil and he was superb. First stop a boulangerie. We had a croissant each but before the tasting lots of explanations about the art of bread and pastry making. Next the cheese shop, where we were filled with interesting facts. But hold one, where’s our cheese? We had to wait…next stop an amazing chocolate shop. We tried two orgasmical pieces of chocolate. We received a lot of info about chocolate making and this particular chocolatier. On the way to our wine tasting shop we were given more interesting facts about the area. And voila, at the wine shop the magic happened. We tasted 2 wines which were perfectly paired with the cheese from the cheese shop and some amazing baguettes du tradicion. We were talked through the specific cheeses and wines. And last, yet another stop at a patisserie. Neil was a great host and the tour was just perfect. Thanks to the Paris by Mouth team x
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    The best experience you can book in Paris
    AMAZING. Incredible. The best activity/tour we’ve ever done!! Our host (Aurélien) was incredibly fun, easy going, and made so much effort to make sure the group felt relaxed and comfortable. In our Paris By Mouth group was a family, a solo traveller and a couple, so perfect for all ages and styles of travellers. The tour was also incredibly organised and ran very smoothly. He took us to all these hidden spots that we never would have found ourselves, while giving us an excellent breakdown of history – from culinary to cultural to landmarks. We are recommending this tour (and Aurélien to everyone). Book it now. Please! Thank you so much Aurélien!!!! Recommend going on an empty as you get to taste so many delicious things!
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    An Enjoyable Afternoon in the Left Bank!
    We booked the Left Bank tour and our guide was Marion. She was very good! We visited several shops along the way – fromagerie, boulangerie, patisserie, & chocolatier. We got to sample a few chocolates, macarons and baguette along the way. It was an incredibly hot day so we didn’t spend as much time out walking about and sampling as might be done if weather was cooler. We took all the goodies that were bought back to a wine cellar where she paired up the food with several wines and we learned even more about the cheeses we sampled (6 in all). All of the food was very good – and it was filling. The wines that were chosen were very good and Marion told us about the various wine regions and what they are known for, etc. we had cheese, baguettes, croissants, and pastries with the wines. We enjoyed the chocolates & macarons while we visiting the stores. All in all – a wonderful day which all four of us enjoyed. One of the top things we did while in Paris! Would definitely book another tour if back in Paris! Thanks Marion for an enjoyable day!
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    Incredible Food Tour with an Awesome Guide!
    Incredible experience, and super fun way to explore a new neighborhood in Paris. Our guide, Marion, was amazing! She was so insightful, and taught all of us so many new things about amazing French food and wine. Not to mention, everything that we ate and drank was amazing! Best food/wine tour in the city no doubt!!
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    Activity is not to miss
    Stephen was a fantastic guide. We had a really fun time, learned a lot about cheeses, pastries, chocolate, baguette and wine.
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    Great intro to fresh pastry, cheese, and more
    A wonderful way to learn about French food and taste amazing pastry, cheese, desserts paired with wine. We did this on our first day in Paris with guide Isabelle. She was great and our kids ages 15 and 18 thought it was great. Will do another one next time we are in Paris
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    Highlight of the trip!
    We had such a fun time on this food tour, which was a highlight in a city of highlights. I learned so much about bread, cheese, chocolate, pastries and wine, and their importance in France. Neil and Marie were so knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend!
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    Excellent tour, highly recommended!
    I live in Paris and think I know it well. The tour I joined, led by Stephanie, was well-organized, informative and opened my eyes to places and things I did not know. Well worthwhile.
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    Perfect!
    Marion was our food guide. She has a great personality and excellent knowledge of food and wine. We went to the best places for dessert, wine and cheese. I would highly recommend her tour to anyone that really wants to experience the best the left bank has to offer.
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    Incredible food tour!
    If you want to discover the absolute best places to buy cheese, chocolates, dessert, baguettes and wine, take this food tour! Our wonderful guide, Jennifer, not only knows the owners of this wonderful places, but shares the history of the food and delightful stories at each place we stopped. I was a little skeptical of all the positive reviews for Paris by Mouth, but now I know each reviewer is sincere in their praise.

    You will receive many emails confirming the tour and reminding you of the location the tour will begin. I was pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail the company provides in the emails, so you know exactly where to meet your guide. Our guide also tried repeatedly to contact people who did not arrive for our tour; I was impressed how hard she tried to connect with them.

    Groups are very small, so there is ample time to ask questions, talk to the other members in the group and hear the information the guide is sharing.

    And finally, be forewarned- this is NOT tiny little tastings-we were so full of delicious food after the tour, we did not need to stop for dinner on the way back to out hotel.

    I highly recommend Paris by Mouth tours and hope to take another tour the next time we visit Paris.
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    Fabulous Food Tour
    Neil was absolutely fantastic!!!!! So knowledgeable and fun! He is a great conversationalist. We enjoyed every minute of this very special tour!
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    Fantastic Paris food tour with delicious food stops and a wonderful guide
    Although I’ve visited Paris many times, this was my first time taking a food tour. I’d heard great things about Paris by Mouth, so my expectations were high, but the Saint-Germain tour our fantastic guide Neil took us on exceeded them all. Neil is super-knowledgeable, not only about the amazing foods purveyors he brought us to for baguettes, croissants, cheese, chocolates, wine & choux pastries (aka cream puffs), but also the neighborhood, architecture, French customs/culture, Paris food scene, many arcane French laws governing food & wine nomenclature/production, and more. At each stop, we tasted the shop’s specialty (and could procure more if we desired) while Neil gathered items for our fun end-of-tour wine & cheese party in a neighborhood wine shop cellar. Neil has a great sense of humor, and it was an absolute pleasure learning from and spending time with him (& the rest of our small group) as we shopped, ate, and drank for 3.5-4 hours. Afterward, Neil followed up with a comprehensive email detailing all the stops we made, and everything we tasted. What’s more, he shared a list of his favorite restaurants in Paris. I really appreciated the email because we didn’t have to take notes during the tour & could just focus on enjoying. We visited 3 of the restaurants Neil recommended during the remainder of our stay in Paris & each one was absolutely delicious! Neil definitely knows his food! I highly recommend Paris by Mouth Food Tours and especially our wonderful guide Neil!
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    Another excellent Paris by Mouth food tour!
    This was my second Paris by Mouth food tour, the first was three years ago and we had the good fortune of Aurélien as our guide both times. Taste of the Marais was the first tour, it was excellent. This year we did a private Left Bank culinary walking tour with our extended, multi-generational family of 6 ranging in age from two to 72. We all had a wonderful time and learned so much, about foods in France and the history of Paris. We received in-depth information afterwards with a focus on cheeses, the regions they come from and their production. I now live in Paris and having a list of the places we visited and the things we tried is just fantastic, I can return to each and know what to ask for. Highly recommend. Even if you are coming to Paris for just a short visit, make the time for one of these tours!
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    Food Tour in Marais with Marion was EXCELLENT!
    Our food tour in Marais with Marion was one of the highlights of our stay in Paris! We visited a boulangerie, fromagerie, charcuterie and chocolate shop before settling down in a wine shop to taste our cheeses, charcuterie and wines. Can’t say enough good things about Marion who was friendly, entertaining and oh so knowledgeable about all of our foods and wines and what makes them uniquely French. We learned so much from her! Also enjoyed the small group of 8 we were with. There was plenty of food so be sure to come hungry. Book this in advance to make sure it doesn’t sell out – you’ll be glad you did!
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    North Marais Food tour
    We did the North Marais food tour with Marie in early July, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to France. Marie’s knowledge, energy, and passion for food and wine shone throughout the tour, and we loved learning how to pair wine and cheese based on terroir, and we also ate award winning croissants and chocolates. We had to bring our 20 month old toddler at the last minute, and Marie even brought a toy for her to play with while we did the tour! We received a detailed follow-up email after the tour, and we returned to several of the stops since we were staying in the neighbors. Highly recommend this fun and unique way to expand your knowledge of French wine and cheese!
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    A wonderful afternoon!
    A wonderful afternoon. Highly recommended. Neil was a knowledgeable and fun guide. We learned so much about delicious cheeses, pasteries and wine, and the ornate French system and interesting craftspeople that produce them. It was a superb lens on French culture. Definitely do NOT make dinner plans after this tour. One last bite: Neil provided a detailed follow up note shortly after the tour, rife with tasting notes, restaurant recommendations and French classes. A superb resource.
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    South Marais Food Tour
    The South Marais Food Tour with Aurelien was a real highlight of our trip. Aurelien is such a fun, friendly, personable guide who is able to impart his knowledge in a manner that is interesting and accessible to all. He seemed to effortlessly get to know everyone in the group…
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    North Marais Tour
    We did the North Marais tour with Jennifer in late July and had a wonderful time. Jennifer was knowledgeable, friendly, and made sure everybody had enough to eat and drink! Oooh the cheese! We also had croissants/baguettes, chocolates, charcuterie, and of course wine!!!
    Communication was great and there actually was not all that much walking for the tour – it was all within a few blocks of each other. Highly recommend and will try a different neighbourhood with Paris by mouth if we’re lucky enough to be back!
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    Eat great food and learn at the same time!
    We did a South Marias neighborhood food and wine tour with Andres, a long-time resident of Marias and an amazing food and wine navigator. What a great experience! We learned so much about identifying the best food purveyors and how to pick out exceptional cheese, wine and bakery items from the common stuff. A great, stomach-filling way to spend a few hours and to learn about French cuisine.
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    Really fun (and educational too)!
    Paris by Mouth had been recommended by a friend, and I am so happy she did. My travel companion (another friend) and I had Neil as our guide, and he was delightful. The experience took us to an incredible bakery (that I went back to multiple times), a cheese shop, a chocolate shop, a sweets bakery, and a wine store. At the wine store you get to sit and eat what has been gathered by Neil, and learn a great deal more about cheese than I for one knew there was to learn. We had a group of 6, which was perfect, and the entire experience was simply lovely. If you have the chance, and the means, I strongly recommend this tour.
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    Best Paris Food Experience !!
    Had to be our favorite Paris experience and we had a lot of amazing Paris experiences. We were met by Neil who was one of the best guides we had met in Paris and tasted some of the best foods and he later sent an email summary with everything he recommended and everything we tried. Tour went way over and Neil didn’t stress.
    We were in St Germain. Don’t think about it, do it !! Hope to be back again for more !
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    Excellent experience
    Marion was an excellent guide on this food tour. She had a very good mix of facts, history, culture and entertainment. The food, especially the cheeses and wine, were superb. Highly recommended!
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    A truly awesome experience.
    Our guide was Stephen, an Irish Ex Pat living in France for the last 29 years. As a trained chef, Stephen was truly into food and shared a serious amount of knowledge. He clearly loves food, wine, pastry and Paris. We did the Left Bank tour on July 26, 2022. Stephen is the kind of guy you would love to hang out with and have a beer, which is kind of what we did.

    Basically we walked and talked from shop to shop as Stephen purchased items for lunch. We ended up in a wine shop and shared pastries, cheese and wine. The morning went by fast and we truly enjoyed ourselves.

    We ultimately ended up returning to some of the shops to buy more supplies for our journey home. Thank you Stephen for sharing your passion with us.
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    Great Food Tour
    Absolutely wonderful food tour!! Everything we ate was delicious! I never have to eat another croissant in my life because I had the best there is on this tour. The cheeses, the wine, the chocolate…. incredible! Our guide, Neil, was a great host! Book it!
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    Outstanding food tour in the Marais
    We had an outstanding tour with Neil, who was knowledgeable, funny, and candid about his experiences not only living as a british expat in France, but about working in the French food world. We did the south Marais (small) tour; there were 7 of us in total. Our tour was more on the sweet side (no charcuterie) but it ended in a real wine cellar underneath some of the oldest residential structures in Paris sipping wine and eating cheese and bread. It’s a marvelous way to see this part of the city, learn a bit about french gastronomy–I’m a bit of a foodie and I learned a lot I didn’t know. Terrific in every way. There is a lot of walking, and not a lot of sitting, for this tour, so wear your best touring shoes and try not to cry because it is hot in the summer.
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    Fun, informative, and positively delicious!
    I took a Paris by Mouth tour about ten years ago and loved it. So I was really looking forward to trying this one in the Marais, my favorite neighborhood. It was just as great as that first one, in no small part because of Andres, who was so easygoing and knowledgeable about cheese, wine, bread—-well, everything important! His selections of what we tasted were swoon worthy and he’s about as charming as a person can be. A great day with great food and wine and a great guide.

  2. Reviews left on TRIP ADVISOR in July 2022:
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    North Marais tour is excellent!
    We loved the tour with Marion! She is talkative smart and fun! She made us feel very comfortable. Within 5 minutes we learned so much. The small group
    Was lovely and we met a fantastic family from Toronto who really made the tour lovely. Marion took us to places we never would have ventured in to. Also, it made me realize how much we don’t know! Wish we had done it sooner! Merci!
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    Amazing Food Tour in the Marais
    Sharing the experience with others and conversing with Diane who was so informative and personable! The Marais was beautiful too. Lots of history in addition to great cheese, chocolate, pastry and wine. I loved how small our group was. The communication in advance of the tour was also excellent. Very clear on where to meat. This was an outstanding experience. I will absolutely do this again! Thank you ParisbyMouth and Diane
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    Fun wine, cheese & chocolate experience!
    Our wine, cheese, chocolate and bread tour with Diane was one of our favorite things we did in Paris. We learned so much, including about the MOFs (best of France), different wines, how to pair wines and cheeses, and even fun geographic facts. The third generation chocolate shop was amazing. But our favorite part was sitting around in the wine cellar, trying different wines and cheeses and chatting with Diane and the members of our group. It was so good I would do it again when i return to Paris.
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    Take the North Marais food tour with Marion – you will be glad you did!
    Marion was super fun, energetic, and so knowledgeable! It was truly a wonderful experience. We took the tour at the end of our time in Paris, and I wish we would have taken it closer to the beginning, since she gave us so many great tips! I’ll lever guy pasteurized brie again. 🙂 Highly recommend the North Marais food tour with Marion!!
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    Fantastic tour with Neil
    What a fantastic way to learn about the French, Parisians, and their food! We had a super tour from Neil, who took us to five merchants selling extremely high quality foods, ranging from cheese to bread to pastries to macarons and chocolate in the Latin Quarter. Neil proved to be exceptionally knowledgable, was clearly passionate about food, and promoted a great tour atmosphere with wide-ranging insights from food to history. The other tour guests were also fun to get to know, with everyone clearly enjoying themselves. This is the third time we’ve taken a food tour from Paris by Mouth, and we’ve loved every one of them. It has become one of our go-to highlights for every visit to Paris. Oh, and at the end, we got a curated list of recommended restaurants from our guide. We subsequently had several super dinners! Sign up for the tour—you will not regret it!
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    The Left Bank Tour was a great experience!!
    Marion was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all things food! I felt confident shopping for cheese and bread (yes, there is a special baguette!) the very next day. Though my sons and I did not try any wines, we did not feel left out as the cheese and wine tasting were combined. After the tour, Marion emailed us a detailed list of where we went and everything we tasted, which was extremely helpful. She even replied to me several times with other recommendations during our stay. Add this tour to your must-do’s list for your next trip to Paris!
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    Highlight of our trip
    My husband and I went on the North Marais food tour and it was one of our favorite things we did in Paris. Our tour guide Marion was incredible. She was friendly, inclusive, and so knowledgeable about food and wine. I wish we had done the tour earlier in our trip so that we could have taken more advantage of what we learned, but Marion did recommend a great restaurant for dinner for our last night in Paris. Marion took us to a bakery, cheese chop, meat shop, chocolatier, and then we ended in a wine cave where we got to sample everything while Marion explained the different things we tried. Go on this tour, and go hungry!
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    Just do it!
    The best part of this experience (and it was all good) was the end where we got to sit in a wine cellar, eating our cheese, bread, and drinking wine and learning so much about the different kinds of cheeses, where they came from, and also about the wines we were drinking. What our guide Marion didn’t tell us in the beginning is that her knowledge of food and wine is about a mile long and at least two miles deep. She does an excellent job of teaching you new things and interacting with everyone on the tour. This was my first food tour experience and it will certainly not be my last. I couldn’t recommend Paris by Mouth enough. To boot, we even took a couple of restaurant recommendations from their substack which were the most memorable meals we had in Paris. Thank you Paris by Mouth & Marion. It was great.
    Our only feedback is that the shops we stopped in along the way (for bread, cheese, chocolate, and pastries) were relatively high-end chains vs smaller local establishments. It would have been nice to support and learn about some smaller businesses.
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    Amazing way to experience Paris!!
    What an amazing way to experience Paris food and culture!! We had the BEST time with Diane on the Left Bank food tour. She was SO knowledgeable about food, wine and life in Paris! It was very cool to have her American perspective as well as her foodie expertise. I’m still dreaming about the croissants and cheese she turned us on to. Highly recommend the Paris by Mouth tours – you won’t be disappointed.
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    Wonderful experience!
    This tour was a highlight of our trip! The food was exceptional and there was a good variety of things to try. The pace of the walk and information shared was perfect (not too much, not too little). Highly recommend!
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    Best experience with Paris by Mouth walking tour and guide, Marion
    Marion, our PbM tour guide and host, was knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic – her passion for French food and wine is contagious! We learned so much during our short walking/eating/drinking tour and I have managed to retain most of it. My four young adult children and I enjoyed every moment! We want to go back to Paris and take another tour with Marion and Paris by Mouth.
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    Money Well Spent
    Stephen was our guide and we could not have hoped for a more knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly guide. Given his background working, cooking and managing in various restaurants around the world he knew his stuff. We have been fortunate enough to have been able to sample many food tours around the world and Stephen proved to be the best guide so far. Try and get a booking with him. It will be money well spent.
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    A wonderful food tour!
    We had a wonderful time and experience with Marie (from Paris by Mouth) on our North Marais tour. Marie was delightful and informative. We sampled food from an award winning boulangerie (listening to the “music of the bread” while we ate), sampled delicious cheeses, pate and amazing chocolate. We also tried a variety of wines while we ate and listened to Marie explaining all about the food. The experience was definitely worth the money and my family of four (husband and two grown sons) had a wonderful time. We highly recommend this tour!
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    The best food tours!
    We enjoyed a wonderful, fun, informative tour of the northern Marais with Marie. She was generous with her knowledge, warm and friendly, and happy to entertain any and all questions about food and France. This was a delightful way to deepen our experience of Paris and French food traditions. Whether you are a first time visitor or a veteran, these tours are a great choice to enhance your Paris vacation!
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    One of My Favorite Paris Experiences
    The Paris by Mouth Left Bank food tour with Diane R was so worth the money. She was so fun and full of interesting information. She asked the group what we wanted to get out of the experience and then tailored it to us. The croissant, cheeses, chocolates, desserts and wines were yummy and the experience was amazing. There is minimal walking and maximum tasting! We visited all the shops. She had chosen some items and then asked for the group’s input on some additional items for us to take back to the wine shop to have our own cheese and wine tasting. She paired the wines and cheeses and explained the regions. Then we tasted our dessert afterward. She is incredibly knowledgeable and so personable. Definitely recommend!
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    A highlight of my trip to Paris!
    This tour was absolutely fantastic! Diane was incredibly knowledgeable, the food was delicious and I learned so much. Definitely a highlight of my trip to Paris. If you are a foodie, I highly recommend this tour.
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    Great food tour, hosted by Neil
    Although my husband and I have been to Paris many times, this was the first time we took a food tour. This company came highly recommended, and the tour did not disappoint. First, the organizers provided clear instructions beforehand. Our actual tour was both fun and educational – well worth the time even if on a tight vacation schedule. Our tour guide, Neil, shared a lot of information about the food he had selected for us from the excellent shops we went to, and answered our many questions about the various locations we visited – bakery, cheese store, chocolatier, wine store and pastry shop. I particularly enjoyed sitting with Neil and the rest of our small tour, eating the baguette, cheeses and wine that Neil had chosen. The end of the tour was a relaxed and casual mini-meal. We highly recommend Paris by Mouth and a tour with Neil as the guide.
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    Excellent
    Great service! The facilitator, Diane, was very knowledgable and had positive energy 🙂 Thanks so much
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    Fantastic food tour in Paris – fun, educational and tasty!
    I took a great tour with Paris by Mouth in May 2022 and our tour guide, Diane, was awesome. I was so impressed with her background and credentials as a professional food writer. I was traveling by myself, but felt very comfortable with the group and had a lot of fun. Diane is an American who has lived in Paris for many years, and it was great to visit many of her favorite food destinations and learn about the history and importance of each item we were tasting. We stopped at several places in the neighborhood to collect cheeses, bread, chocolates and more and then gathered in the wine cave of a local wine shop to sample our goodies. Everything was delicious and we Diane educated us further during the tasting. I had a great time and would definitely recommend Paris by Mouth – I hope to take another tour with them my next time in Paris.
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    Don’t miss the Marais Food tour with Monsiuer Andres
    I have followed Paris by Mouth for years and found their restaurant recommendations spot on. They now have a nominal subscription fee that is well worth it to find the appropriate restaurant in your Paris neighborhood.
    We have tried to do their tours but they sell out very quickly so don’t dally.
    We did a Marais tour with Monsiuer Andres that was absolutely first class. His tour brought us great food, great wine but, more importantly, he provided an excellent grounding in the history of French boulangeries, fromageries, and various wine regions. It is just as informative for a first time Francophile or someone who has visited for decades. We have had tons of guides and Monsieur Andres is at the top of the list.
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    Fun food tour
    Excellent tour highlighting the food scene in Saint Germaine. Our guide Diane was welcoming, informative & entertaining. The tour was well paced and helped us learn more about the fabulous Saint Germaine arrondissement. Thanks Diane – highly recommend this tour.
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    Fabulous tour in St Germain
    We had a fabulous tour in the Left Bank with Diane, and it remains a highlight of my trip to France. Diane was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about food, and a great teacher. The itinerary was perfect and well paced, relaxed and so much fun. The tour ended with a fabulous tasting of wine, cheese and charcuterie which we enjoyed immensely – so many delicious things! We learned so much and by the end, guided by Diane’s deft hand, this lovely and interesting group of strangers made me feel like I was at a wonderful dinner party. Highly recommend Paris by Mouth and I can’t wait to do another tour on my next trip to Paris.
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    The Perfect Tour to Experience the Best of Paris Food and Wine
    This was my first trip to Paris, and I’m so glad we did the Paris by Mouth tour (the Left Bank Tour) at the beginning of the trip. Our guide, Diane, was so helpful and knowledgeable, she did a fantastic job of keeping the group together and on track while answering questions and sharing information about the city. Our group was small and it was fun to get to know our fellow foodies during the tour. All of the food and wine we sampled was incredible, and after the tour we were able to go back and revisit some of our favorites during the rest of our trip, in addition to bringing home some amazing treats for the rest of our family. Diane shared some really helpful information with us about food and culture in France, I learned so much! I can’t say enough good things about Diane, she was a pro, very kind and excellent at her job. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a taste of Paris, it really was my favorite part of our trip!
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    Great food and wine tour experience Left Bank
    Incredibly informative food and wine tour. Also lots of history of Paris, France and the left bank. Definitely recommend doing it at the start of your trip – they recommend so many great food spots throughout Paris- you’ll want to hit them all up before you leave. More talking/listening then walking – so don’t be intimidated by the walking tour. Our group ranged from knowledgeable foodies to people who just like to eat and drink! Everyone got a lot out of it! Highly recommend.
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    Excellent Relaxed Food Tour
    I really recommend the Left Bank Tour with Diane. It was excellent and a lot of fun. Diane was very knowledgeable about the Parisian food scene knew the answers to most questions.
    I have done a couple of other tours in Paris and they are much more regimented and less fun. This was one was free flowingI think its great that the tour ends in the wine cellar with wine and cheese.
    Diane would explain the cheese and the wine and then let us discuss among ourselves and ask questions in a very relaxed setting.
    Overall this was one of my favorite tours, especially because our guide helped create a setting in which questions were encouraged and everyone felt comfortable to mingle.
    This tour was the perfect mix of education, food, and wine.
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    Well worth our time!
    Our morning North Marais tour was terrific and turned out to be one of the highlights of our entire stay in Paris. Our guide, Stephanie, was gifted at sharing her knowledge and passionate about Parisian food culture with us. Are expectations were exceeded in every way and we would be very happy to book another tour with Paris by Mouth on a return trip. Highly recommend!
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    Amazing tour with Diane
    Diane our tour guide was fabulous! Her in-depth knowledge of food and Paris was so informative – learned so many things I was not aware even though have been to paris many times before. Her selection of places to try in the Marais were beyond delicious. The entire group really had a lovely time together – Diane made us feel like we had all known each other berore. My 14 year old niece was with me and everyone made her feel so comfortable and welcome. Beyond a great tour – would recommend the tour and Diane as the tour guide every time.
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    Great tour
    Marion was fantastic. Her knowledge of wine, cheese, charcuterie and bread was detailed and extremely thorough. She was fun and energetic which added to the overall experience. A must on your paris visit. We visited a speciality chocolate shop. Thank you Marion and PBM. Highly recommend!
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    Tour led by a Joyful well informed guide
    Marion, our guide was the very best part of the tour. She’s a bundle of JOY and loaded with information about everything we did on the tour and pretty much anything else we asked about in Paris. Perfect English and a fabulouis selection of places for us to visit. An amazing boulangerie, one of the best in Paris, A fabulous fromagerie, charcuterie, chocolate and finally a wonderful little wine bar inside a fabulous market to taste wines and indulge in the other goodies.
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    Perfect first day in Paris with Marion!
    Paris by Mouth was the perfect way to begin our family’s tour of Paris. Marion our guide is a cheese and wine expert and she took us to the most divine shops! We started w an award winning baguette and the most delicious croissant my family has ever had. Then we went to a cheese shoppe with the most unbelievable assortment (and aroma!). After that a specialty chocolate shop, and next a wine shop to taste it all. We were stuffed and delighted upon leaving for our final stop at a specialty pastry shop. It was a small, friendly group and we had a wonderful time and learned a lot. If only we had room for more!! Thank you Marion and PBM!
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    A MUST ON YOUR VISIT TO PARIS!!
    This was the best food tour ever – it came highly recommended to me. Deniz is amazing, make sure you get her as your host. She has a great background of being a chef herself and is very knowledgeable. She was also extra accommodating to my parents who were walking a bit slower than the rest of the crowd.The places we stopped were perfect and a great range of food from breads to chocolate to cheese and pate! We enjoyed it all in this adorable wine cellar too with great wines. Sara, one of the owners, was so easy and great to work with. I had a few changes along the way and she got back to me so quickly and was also very accommodating. Definitely do this when you are in Paris — it is a MUST!!!
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    Must take
    Diane was especially lovely! I had such a fun time on this tour, even as a solo. I learned a lot about French culture and food – how to order a baguette and which cheese is my favorite. Plus she added in history of places and food. It’s a must!

    Amazing Food Experience

    The Left Bank tour with Aurélien was wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable about French food and culture. The bread, cheese, chocolates, patisserie and wine we sampled were very tasteful.
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    Marion took us on a delightful journey through Paris’s finest bakeries, cheese, and chocolate shoppes. She was amazing!
    Marion was a fabulous guide and extremely well-informed about Parisian cuisine. The tour was one of our top highlights of our trip. Highly recommend!
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    Best food tour in Paris!
    We did the south marais food tour with Neil and it was incredible. We learned so much about the neighborhood and finished it off drinking wine and eating cheese in one of the oldest buildings in Paris which had an underground cave. Can’t recommend this enough!
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    Savory Le Marais food tour a highlight of trip
    Well worth the 3 hours. We took the savory North Le Marais tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. We learned much regarding the foods we ate, wines we drank, as well as the culture surrounding the creation of those foods. We also saw a bit of the le Marais neighborhood which was lovely. Our guide Andres was very knowledgeable and friendly, patiently answering our group’s many questions. He had good recommendations for wines and restaurants, bars and shops in le Marais aside from those we visited. Ee had dinnerbatva redtaurant he recommended and it was excellent and reasonably priced! I would highly recommend his tour to anyone interested in eating great food while in Paris.
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    Great Tour!
    Your was great and learned a ton. Had lots of great food from various local places that had won numerous awards. Marion, was phenomenal and was very knowledgeable!
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    Book the Left Bank tour early in your trip!
    We were on the fence about taking up a whole morning for a tour but it turned out to be one of the best things we did on our trip. Deniz led us through the Latin Quarter, sharing with us where to go for the best croissants and cheese. Then she provided lots of samples along with a wine tasting. We likely never would have found these shops on our own and we happily returned to get picnic provisions and snacks throughout our trip. Deniz also gave us restaurant and shopping recommendations and took us to a pastry shop and chocolate shop for delicious samples. It was a memorable morning/afternoon. Highly recommend!
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    Required experience if visiting Paris.
    As someone who typically avoids guided tours of any kind, this one is truly an exception. It provided us with a unique perspective of Paris and its culinary culture that we would not have been able to see otherwise. Stephanie was lovely, knowledgeable (while still being approachable), and gave us perfect restaurant/bar recommendations for the rest of our trip.
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    Best intro to French food and food culture!
    We had the pleasure of enjoying the Left Bank tour with the very knowledgeable and fun Marion Cazes. We were an intimate group of 7 with Marion all to ourselves! We sampled croissant, baguette, patisserie, chocolate, wine and cheese from some of the Meuilleur Ouvrir de France—the best quality! Included was THE croissant supplier to the French president—wow! Though not an extensive cheese and wine tasting, Marion’s wine credentials and knowledge were very helpful. We know California wine well and got a great introduction to French wines and wine regions. She shared many recommendations to cool bars and restaurants. If you are here for only a short time, trust Marion to lead you to Paris’ hidden foodie gems!
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    If you are interested in a food tour, paris is the right place and this is the right tour.
    This tour, while expensive, was worth every penny. We did the Latin Quarter tour with Deniz, and had some of the most amazing food. Deniz was highly knowledgeable and both interested and interesting. If you’re in the market for a food tour, Paris is the place to do it and this tour is the one to do. Started with the best croissant I have ever had, followed by pastries, bread, cheese, chocolates, a lengthy wine store stop where we ate a generous amount of fabulous cheese with generous amounts of three different wines, and then more pastry to finish. The tour took about three hours, 10am – 1pm. No need for lunch after. Highly recommended.
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    Delicious and informative
    Stephanie gave us a food tour in the Marais. She was very friendly and the food we tasted was amazing. The temperature was almost 100 degrees and she aptly pivoted to help us avoid the heat. The croissant was so extraordinary that we ventured back from the 7th just to buy another for our breakfast another day. I highly recommend Stephanie and Paris by Mouth!!
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    A must do for food lovers!
    This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Paris! Stephen was a perfect guide. He taught us all about how to judge a baguette, all about different types of cheeses, fascinating info about the world class chocolatier we visited, and so much more. The food was spectacular (who doesn’t love cheeses, breads, and patisserie???) and the information was just so interesting. I loved it so much that I tried to book another tour during my trip only to find they were fully booked the rest of the week (no surprise there at all). The small group setting was perfect because we were all able to talk with one another and chat with Stephen. I will absolutely be doing another tour during my next visit!

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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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