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South Marais Food Tour


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The southern Marais contains a lively Jewish quarter and is home to a large number of 16th century mansions, many of which have been converted into museums (Picasso and Carnavalet). It’s also home to many art galleries, a large LGBTQ community and world class shopping. The neighborhood’s diversity makes it a joy to explore, and its concentration of outstanding chocolate and pastry shops makes it wonderful for a food tour. This is also one of the only neighborhoods in Paris where high-end food & wine shops are open on Sunday afternoon and on Monday, making South Marais a great option if that’s when you’re looking to tour. 

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


This tour varies by day and what’s open, but we’ll usually visit one of the top fromageries in Paris, where cheeses are aged to perfection in underground caves – a real treat for cheese lovers. We’ll be tasting these along with crusty baguettes and wine at a wine shop located in one of the oldest (if not THE oldest) building in Paris that dates back to the middle ages. In addition to tasting and learning about bread, wine and cheese – the so-called “trinity” of the French table – we’ll include a few sweet treats from this neighborhood that is full of award-winning artisan producers. You can plan on visiting 5 shops of exceptional quality – these vary to reflect the season, your guide’s expertise, and your cravings – and eating enough that you won’t need a meal soon after.

This tour does not include any meat. If you’re craving charcuterie, we recommend our North Marais and West Saint-Germain tours.

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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

We’ll send you the exact meeting point upon booking, but you can plan to finish near the Saint-Paul Métro stop. 

We’ll be tasting wine along with our cheese, bread and sweets 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 happy to organize a private tour without wine for anyone interested. 


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).

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2 thoughts on “South Marais Food Tour”

  1. Hi Edith, thanks for joining us in the past for the North Marais tour! The South Marais tour visits completely different shops, and has more pastry (instead of charcuterie) by comparison to the North Marais tour. Hope to see you again soon!

  2. Hello, I have already done the North Marais Tour. How much overlap is there between the North and South Marais tours? Thx, Edith

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