Paris Marché d’Aligre Walking Tour with Chocolate and Cheese Tasting

Paris, France

From USD 97.59

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn to shop and eat like a real Parisian on a small-group walking tour of the Marché d’Aligre. Located in the less touristy 12th arrondissement, this energetic market is a favorite with locals and is bursting with vendor stalls selling all manner of goods and gourmet treats. Follow your guide to the best shops to chat with vendors and taste with choice chocolates, cheeses and wine. Group size is limited to eight people for a more personalized experience.
  • Marche d'Aligre small-group food walking tour in Paris with tastings included
  • Explore popular market Marche d'Aligre with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Talk with shopkeepers about their wares and savor tastings of cheese, wine and chocolate
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Tasting of 5 types of cheese
  • Tasting of 5 types of chocolate
  • 2 small (120ml) glasses of wine
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Ble Sucre
    7 Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012 Paris, France

    Directions: Meet your guide in front of Ble sucre bakery, 7 Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012 Paris, France. Return point: Marché d'Aligre

Start time

11:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The market is closed on Sunday afternoon and all day on Monday
  • The minimum age to drink alcohol in France is 18
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
21 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Tour guide did not show up
Alicia_M, Dec 2022
Tour guide did not show up, did not respond to any phone calls or emails. We left after waiting for 30 minutes for the guide to show up. Very unhappy with this service and requested a full refund from Viator.
Worst food tour I’ve ever been on
Shari_P, July 2022
We spent all of 10 minutes in the market and then we were dumped at a flea market across the street for 1/2 hr while our guide visited the cheese shop. We then went to a wine store and ate the cheese and bread he had picked up. We then went to the chocolate shop where we got to pick out 2 chocolates (although the Viator description says 5). This was the worst food tour I’ve ever been on. Honestly I expected to visit more shops rather than our guide visiting the shops while we waited at a dumpy flea market. Not impressed at all. The young guide was nice enough but this was not worth the money
Knowledgeable guide
Jody_H, May 2022
Conversation while tasting wine and cheese was great! Guide was very personable and spoke English that we could understand!
David was fantastic! I thoroughly...
Marilyn C. K, Oct 2017
David was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed our morning walk through the market. I will definitely go to Viator again whenever I'm looking for a new adventure. Many thanks to tour guide David.
The tour was great, our guide...
Yvette_W, Sept 2017
The tour was great, our guide wonderful, and getting the opportunity to walk through some of the markets was fabulous. My only complaint has to do with the directions. We were specifically told to meet at the newsstand next to the Café du Faubourge. Problem is, the Café is there but the closest newsstand is 2 blocks away. So imagine the anxiety of trying to figure out whether you are in the right place. Finally a tour guide with another tour company noticed us pacing back and forth with the papers in our hand and made a call on our behalf. Our guide told us she has repeatedly asked them to correct the instructions for MONTHS to no avail. Perhaps now they will.
If you like getting off the beaten...
Peter D, Aug 2017
If you like getting off the beaten track, this is for you. The two of us were met by a knowledgeable guide named David, who was fun and entertaining. We spent the morning ambling through this old market, listening to the banter, looking at fresh food of all kinds, asking questions and getting answers, being able to see so much fresh fruit and vegetables which we do not see at home. We collected fresh baguettes, cheese and wine then leaned on a barrel eating bread and cheese, drinking wine and watching the world go past. For a quite unique experience, we would so recommend this tour.
This was the best tour we took on...
Christopher S, June 2015
This was the best tour we took on our trip. David Jornet was a great host, he knew so much about the history of the market, the culture, and the food. The real stars of the tour was the fantastic cheeses and chocolate we got to try. We would take this tour again, if we ever get back to Paris!
David was fantastic. He is very...
Kevin F, Nov 2014
David was fantastic. He is very knowledgeable and very friendly. He took time to answer all our questions and never seemed rushed. The wine and cheese were very good. All the merchants were very friendly. I highly recommend this tour.
There were a lot of closed stores...
Bakka, Sept 2014
There were a lot of closed stores, and the meeting point was not clear, causing us to run around looking for the guide. There should have been an address, not just a meeting point store name. The leader was charming and gave us some good insights, but we expected a lot more. The sampling experience was just fair. We stood on the sidewalk while trying some cheese and 1 wine not the 2 promised. The chocolatier was interesting, but again we didn't get as many tastes as promised. We felt the experience should have been richer for the price.
I did not enjoy this tour. I could...
Katherine H, Aug 2014
I did not enjoy this tour. I could have done it without the tour guide. David was unprofessional. Instead of leading the tour the group was leading it.
Great tour and guide but didn't get...
Katherine S, Aug 2014
Great tour and guide but didn't get the stated amount of food and think it was incredibly over priced for what we received.
The lady that led the tour didn't...
Kerry A, July 2014
The lady that led the tour didn't really seem to know much about the area. There was a lot of wandering around and her not saying much. Considering my wife and I were the only two people on the tour, you would think that it would have been easy to give us plenty of details. There wasn't much food on the tour either. It included 5 small pieces of cheese, a half bottle of wine to share between the two of us, and two pieces of chocolate to share. We did a food walking tour in Rome and it was great. Plenty of food and knowledgable guides. This tour, on the other hand, was awful. At least the vendors at the wine and chocolate shops were nice.
This was a great tour that took us...
Cynthia M, July 2014
This was a great tour that took us through some markets in Paris and gave us a nice overview of the finer points of French shopping, wine, cheese and chocolate. Our guide, Francois, was very knowledgable and fun to spend time with. I would highly recommend this tour!
The tour guide was very nice, but we...
Deborah G, June 2014
The tour guide was very nice, but we found the tour terrible value for money. The portions were meagre - 5 tasters of cheese, 100ml of wine and the tiniest portions of chocolate - we could not believe it when the chocolate shopkeeper cut a normal size chocolate in two, giving us each a taster the size of a stamp. Also I felt there was a lot of waffling rather than substance and finally, the joining instructions need re-visiting to make them more comprehensive as if you weren’t travelling by Metro, they were confusing . I feel this provider needs to look at other tours as they fell very short. I felt this tour reflected very badly on Viatour and would be reluctant to book again.
Our tour of Marche d'Aligre was very...
Ruth C, June 2014
Our tour of Marche d'Aligre was very enjoyable! Our guide was David who was very knowledgeable about the area and the people who work in the market. He had been delayed with his earlier tour at the Louvre, but when we called he immediately responded and as promised, arrived in a short while; also, he definitely made up the lost time at the end of the tour. We were with only one other couple so the 4 of us had his undivided attention throughout the tour. On our way to the market David took us by a very popular boulangerie and suggested their croissants. Nothing can compare with these divine treats! He took us through the entire market: the outdoor produce section showcasing items that were works of art - not just vegetables and fruit; followed by the permanent building housing meats, cheeses, and more produce, where he explained some of the butchering and seasoning practices; and last to the "flea market." This was much more than the usual flea market, having some very interesting antiques and exotic pieces from Africa. Along the way he introduced us to the businesses that would furnish our cheese and wine. After the market we returned to collect the cheeses, which he carried to the wine store for our tasting. Then we went to the confectionery for the most elegant chocolate delights. At each stop David offered information about the items for sale, especially the more exotic meats that are not available in the US. He discussed the cheese, wine, and chocolates at our tasting, and facilitated purchases in the flea market for us. I strongly recommend this adventure to anyone interested in such adventures or who loves cheese, wine, and chocolate. So many wonderful choices and sites in such a relatively small space - an excellent morning and a wonderful guide!
This tour was one of the highlights...
Lauren D, May 2014
This tour was one of the highlights of our stay in Paris - great eye candy for foodies. The wine, cheese, and chocolates tasted were all exceptional. Though we walked through the outdoor and indoor markets, I also really enjoyed the shops in the surrounding area. David was an amazing guide with fantastic recommendations. After the tour, we stayed in the area and took his advice and tried the steak tartare at a local bistro and it was delicious, and afterward we walked back to a bakery that David showed us at the beginning of our tour, and enjoyed coffee and the most delicious pastries. It was a great way to spend a 1/2 day.
The guide was wonderful--very...
Christine R, Feb 2014
The guide was wonderful--very knowledgeable and personable. Nice tastings of the products. It's a good way to get to know the market.
This was great fun! It turned out...
Debra S, Jan 2014
This was great fun! It turned out that our party was the only one scheduled for this particular tour, so it was basically a private tour for us. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and the tastings were great. The market was very interesting. We would have never done this on our own.