Paris Food Tours
Many visitors come to Paris to enjoy tours of all the famous sights. These might include the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and cathedral of Notre Dame. Art lovers meanwhile might enjoy tours including the wonderful treasures of the Louvre, modern art collections at the Pompidou centre and Impressionist works at the Musée de l'Orangerie. For the gourmet, however, Paris food tours perhaps get closer to the real soul of Paris than any other. Paris is of course synonymous with food and attracts food lovers from all over the world to sample its many delights. Paris food tours then might include some of the most famous Michelin starred restaurants on their itineraries.
The best elements of Paris food tours
Paris certainly has more than its fair share of haute cuisine dining choices but however brilliant the multi-starred Michelin restaurant, the best Paris food tours will include so much more. A good knowledge of Paris restaurants must include some simple neighbourhood bistros. In the best, the locals will enjoy some robust but flavourful French classics in an informal setting. There should also be a stop of course at some of the best pavement cafes, where the food perhaps takes second place to watching the world go by.
Visiting food markets on Paris food tours
The main Paris food market used to be at Les halles but it moved out to Rungis long ago. Other markets are still within the city centre though and a visit to a good market should be a most enjoyable part of any Paris food tours. Here you will find some of the great French produce which forms the basis of all good French cooking. The next stop on Paris food tours could be a visit to some specialist French food shops. These could include some famous patisseries, boulangeries, chocolatiers and fromageries.
Professional cooking on Paris food tours
Some visitors like to find professional level cooking equipment to take home to their own kitchen and a visit to a good cook shop is a welcome stage on any Parisian food odyssey. Another idea is to join us at Le Foodist for a unique cooking class. Here we learn some of the basic skills of French cooking as we prepare a three course meal to enjoy with matching wines. We also learn how to make the best choices in the food market and our discussions around the table on the place of food in French culture makes for a memorable experience.