The Left Bank Food Tour

AVAILABILITY

Click on a date within the calendar to see which tours we're offering that day (all our routes are reflected on this calendar, not only the Left Bank tour). If you don't see the option you want, try clicking another date or send us an email at tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com

ABOUT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD

This fantastic tour moves between both the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain neighborhoods along the beautiful, tree-lined Boulevard Saint-Germain. The Latin Quarter is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Paris, and the city's intellectual center. It also has the city's best cheese shop, among other delights. Saint-Germain is filled with historic cafés, independent bookstores, art and antique galleries, fashion boutiques, and exceptional food shops. Some of the best chocolate and pastry shops in Paris (and therefore the world?) can be found in Saint-Germain. 

  • this map shows the general outline of the neighborhood but we will not be covering the entire area shown

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Nearly everything we taste on this tour has won a “best of” prize of some sort. We'll start our tour with a flaky and buttery croissant that was voted the best in Paris. We'll visit a cheese shop that we can confidently say is among the best in the world, run by a fromager who has earned the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) title – the highest rank for an artisan in France. We'll select an array of perfectly aged cheeses to taste later, and then head into Saint-Germain to taste chocolate and pastries from prize-winning producers. While there will be plenty of savory delights on this tour – croissants, baguettes and a large selection of cheese – the Left Bank tour is particularly suited for guests who are excited to try some of the best chocolat and pâtisserie in the city.

After shopping, strolling and sampling our sweets, we'll relax with a seated pairing and discussion of wine, cheese & bread (the so-called “trinity of the French table”).

As with the South Marais route, is no meat on this tour. We recommend the Saint-Germain and North Marais tours for those who want to taste and learn about charcuterie. 

* Most of our tastings on this route take place in a beautiful vaulted wine cellar and we must descend (and later climb) one flight of stairs. It's a beautiful space, but not ideal for guests with concerns about mobility. If you'd prefer to avoid any stairs, we suggest the North Marais or Saint-Germain tour. 

THE LEFT BANK IN PHOTOS

Cheese & wine tasting La Derniere Goutte wine shop caviste in Paris

PRICE & PRACTICAL DETAILS

Small group tours are capped at eight guests, and tickets are priced at €125 per person, including generous tastings. 

Our tours are led in English by passionate (and vaccinated) food and wine experts and last approximately 3.5 hours. You can plan to walk and stand for approximately two hours, with a seated tasting near the end of the tour. Please let us know about any mobility issues in advance by sending an email to tasteparisbymouth@gmail.com

We’ll send you the exact meeting point upon booking, but you can plan to finish near the Luxembourg Gardens. 

We'll be tasting wine along with our cheeses and breads while seated in a wine shop. Water will also be available. Discounts are unfortunately not available on small group tours for those who don't drink wine, because we're opening bottles whether you indulge or not. We're also happy to organize a private tour without wine for anyone interested. 

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

A 100% refund is available for those who cancel with at least 48 hours advance notice. No refunds will be given for clients who cancel with less than 48 hours notice, or arrive more than 20 minutes late without calling, or don’t show up at all (no-shows). Our tours run rain or shine.

Clients who are booking tours for the day of their arrival in Paris should be aware that we do not offer refunds in the case of delayed flights or trains (because this is such a common occurrence).