Paris Latin Quarter Tasting Tour

Highlights

  • Enjoy small bites and drinks in Paris’s Latin Quarter

  • Step back in time as you discover a relic of Roman Paris

  • Taste a cheese selection at a family-run cheese shop

  • Sip sparkling wine in a private tasting space

  • Learn about the historical roots of the modern restaurant

  • Try an artisanal version of a controversial French spirit

Summary

Taste Parisian history and discover how to do aperitif the French way in the historic Latin Quarter.  

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
10
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-99 years)
€89.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

49 rue Monge, Paris, 75005, FR

Dropoff location

Place de la Contrescarpe, Paris, 75005, FR

Why take this tour?

Enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif in Paris’s storied Latin Quarter. As you explore the legendary streets, snacking and sipping along the way, learn firsthand how France's history has formed the way we eat and drink here in Paris today—all while supporting passionate small producers and family-run businesses. You'll try everything from cheese and wine to escargots and absinthe...and everything in between! 

Your evening begins in an ancient Roman amphitheater, one of Paris's most impressive hidden gems. From there, head to a nearby local cheese shop run by two brothers. This old-school spot will give you an introduction to the fascinating world of French cheese: the history, legends, laws, and more! 

Next, step into a private tasting space at a bottle shop located in one of the area’s best-loved bistros. This place specializes in small producers, and there's no better place to learn about natural winemaking, heritage techniques and forgotten grapes. Enjoy a couple glasses of French natural wine paired with a charcuterie spread. 

Then it's off to a neighborhood bistro in the heart of the world-renowned, 13th-century Sorbonne. It's here where you'll discover just how the French Revolution changed the way we eat and drink here in Paris. Taste some unexpected dishes here: a delicious seafood bite and a bistro classic that should be on every foodie's list to try in Paris.

En route to the next stop, enjoy a stroll through the Latin Quarter and discover some of Paris's most legendary monuments. Your final stop of the evening is a bar that dates back to 1520 and is located just across the street from Ernest Hemingway's former home. This spot specializes in historical drinks, and the owner has even written an entire book on absinthe. Drink the controversial spirit in the traditional way and wrap things up with a fun game to test your knowledge of some interesting facts about France.  
 

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • 7+ food tastings

  • 5 beverage tastings

  • Enough food for a pre-dinner snack

  • Small group of 10 pax

  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Those with wheelchairs/strollers should contact us so we can arrange your visit.

  • This tour is not suitable for people who don't drink alcohol, or under 18s.

  • Those with dietary restrictions need to contact us before joining the tour so we can arrange your food.

  • We cannot accomodate vegans or gluten free, but we do our very best with all other allergies or restrictions.

  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information

  • This tour is not recommended for vegans or vegetarians and, due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease.

Before you go

  • This tour is in English.

  • This tour meets 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows.

  • For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify us prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. We will do our very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives.

  • Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.

  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information

  • This tour is not suitable for people who don't drink alcohol, or under 18s.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

Walks (takewalks.com, walksofitaly.com) began over a decade ago (2008, to be exact) in Rome, Italy. We quickly became the premier walking tour company in 7 countries - Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Greece, and Portugal. Our US cities include San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans.

In 2021, we joined The Hornblower Group (cityexperiences.com) expanding our reach and working alongside this powerhouse travel brand.

Our tour products vary but predominantly we #takewalks, exploring the world by foot - we believe, the best way to get into the heart of a city and its incredible people. From introductory strolls to food tours, day trips, cooking classes, and below the surface, in-depth tours, we have our hand in everything a traveler could want. Oh, and we also like to give our clients exclusive access to the biggest attractions in the world...

Despite the big changes in our brand over the years, our focus has remained simple - to relentlessly create tours with the client experience at the forefront and anchored upon the dedicated, intelligent, and above all, passionate local guides who want to share their cities with you.