Discover Paris: Eat, Drink, and Explore Medieval Marais

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From $126.18

Price varies by group size

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


Dive into the gastronomic wonders of Paris on this tasting tour of the Marais. Explore the gay-friendly, eclectic district full of medieval architecture and Jewish-influenced eateries, and hear engaging historical commentary along the way. Crunch into a delicious baguette, try a macaron made by an esteemed pastry chef, and sample French liqueurs. Pass by top attractions including the Hôtel de Ville, Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, Rue des Rosiers, la Place des Vosges, and la Place de la Bastille. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour.
  • Food walking tour of the Le Marais district in Paris
  • Visit a famous bakery, pastry shop, delis, and a local wine-and-spirit store
  • See famous landmarks and hear informative history about the sites you see and the foods you try
  • Small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more memorable experience

What's Included

  • Join Local English-speaking guide
  • Taste 2 different pastries and the best macaron in Paris
  • Indulge in plates of cheese or charcuterie
  • Sample some of France’s best wines or brandies
  • Discover best-preserved medieval area in Paris
  • Spot the hidden squares, and marvellous churches of Marais
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Gratuities
  • Additional Food and Drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 123 Rue Saint-Martin
    123 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris, France

    123 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris (opposite the Pompidou centre by the "Centre Culturel de Serbie"). Your guide will be holding a Paris Urban Adventures' sign.

Start time

03:00 PM

End point

  • Place des Vosges
    Pl. des Vosges, Paris, France

    Place des Vosges/Bastille

What To Expect

Centre Pompidou (Pass By)

Le Marais

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For your Intrepid Urban Adventure tour you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella for rainy days.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge so long as they eat from their parents' meals. Please note that a special, separate meal will not be prepared for them. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • All of the bars, restaurants and stores you visit on your tour are 100% owned and run by locals.
  • Your tour includes a wine-tasting in a wine bar owned and run by Nadine, a professional sommelière. Most of her wines are organic and respect biodynamy principles and the meat and dairy products she serves come from ethical farms.
  • During your tour you will will pick up some responsible travel tips from your guide, such as where to find fresh water when you need to fill up your bottle, or where to shop in a sustainable manner.
  • While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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.

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Traveler Tips

Lots and lots of walking , so wear comfortable shoes.
I would recommend this tour to anyone who had only a limited time in Paris.
134 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Lismarys_C, Mar 2023
Camile was an amazing guide! Super knowledgeable, friendly and great pace for everyone in our tour! Highly recommend!
Marais Tour, Fantastic
Megan_B, Oct 2022
Our guide, Ellie, was so good! Very personable! Loved our wine and pastry stops too. I would definitely recommend this tour and request Ellie!
Walk and eat and drink tour
Karen_W, Oct 2022
Mitch was an excellent guide who has a background in history and is very knowledgeable about wine. We love the tour and loved the things we ate and drank at each stop.
Outstanding tour guide!
Denise_D, Sep 2022
We all loved the wine, bread, cheese and meat tasting. We learned so much about authentic French wine and cheese and where to purchase fresh French bread. We also learned what regions of the country produced wonderful goat cheese that everyone loved! Vivien was very informative, easy to understand, with a pleasant disposition. He also was well versed in Parisian history. A simply marvelous tour.
Great experience
Carol_W, Sep 2022
Vivienne was wonderful, informative, funny and thoroughly entertaining. We learned so much, tasted great foods and wines and has a great time. Highly recommended!
Jennifer_P, Jul 2022
Eli (Elizabeth) was wonderful! She knows so much about art and history and took us through Marais with an abundance of information. She is brilliant and charming and full of tons of historical facts. The places we stopped at were all tasty and delicious and we learned things about wine we never knew before. The sommelier, Eric, was also brilliant. Tasty treats at the Wine Cave and sweet treats after! This tour was one of our favorites! Worth every penny! Thank you, Eli!
Enjoyable walking tour.
Lisa_S, Jul 2022
It was a lovely afternoon walking through Le Maris and sampling some of the local treats. Elly was a wonderful guide.
Lovely Private Tour
Kelly_M, Jul 2022
Had a great time with our tour guide Ellie exploring Le Marais. The treats were delicious and the wine tasting was fabulous. It was just my husband and I so we had our own private tour which was lovely.
Great experience
Robert_B, Jul 2022
Eli was very knowledgeable and friendly. She had a firm grasp of the history of Le Marais and it’s important sites. Great afternoon !
Loretta_G, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was very sweet, but the first thing she announced was that our "Wine, Cheese & Pastry Tasting" would NOT include any Cheese Tasting‼️
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Loretta, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is great to read that our guide did a good job with sharing their knowledge and passion for their city and their great food and wine. We are sorry to learn that you and group were unable to do a cheese tasting after looking into your feedback, it is unfortunate circumstances the cheese tasting location was closed as well as our back up location. We do try to be transparent about what each of our Urban Adventures entails, this can be a difficult task at times as sometimes changing local conditions, like the stores being closed, can result in a deviation. In addition, we do advise that the tour does include either a platter of French cheese OR charcuterie wine and liquor tasting. As unfortunately the cheese locations were closed due to unforeseen reasons were unable to do the cheese tasting, however the guide still provided the wine and liquor tasting instead. Thank you again for sharing your experience and hope this response provided further clarification to what is included on our tours.
An enlightening afternoon
JeaninePerry, Jul 2022
Eli was amazing…friendly and engaging. Her intimate knowledge of the Marias area history was exceptional. She was just a delight to spend an afternoon with.
Our trip was canceled and...
Patti_M, Jun 2022
Our trip was canceled and another guide was not offered (another tour in Paris was offered but not Marais) Disappointed
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for reaching out, we are extremely sorry to hear of this. As we are in the business of providing enjoyable and hassle-free travel experiences, as it benefits no one, neither passenger nor the company, to find out on arrival. We will urgently get in contact with our local operation team to further investigate why you were not provided your tour and respond to you via your travel agent with what happened. Our sincerest apologies again.
Best tour ever
Ndeye_F, Jun 2022
One of my best experience in Paris. Spent a great time. The guide was very friendly. The food were tasty.
Great Tour, Great Food, Great Company
josmith1979, Feb 2020
We had a great time on this tour. Mich was really knowledgeable about food but also about the city, the buildings and French history, all of which were covered. The food that we tried on the tour was also delicious. It should also be noted that we booked our tour for a Monday which is not usually a tourist day in Paris and Urban Adventures asked if we would move it but when we couldn't they honoured the booking and we ended up on an effectively private tour allowing us to set our own pace which was also great. Overall, would thoroughly recommend.
Great tour of Le Marais district!
ragoob, Feb 2020
My tour was fantastic! First of all I was the only person who signed up and Urban Adventures still ran the tour - so it became a private tour. The tour guide Mich was so knowledgeable and interesting. He knew the best places for the 3 different pastries we tasted. We also did a wine and cheese tasting that was terrific. I highly recommend!
Awesome Tour
Steve_M, Jan 2020
The tour was a great experience. The guide was very knowledgeable. We ate lot of food and drunk wine. Great Time.
Loved the tour guide!!
Nfldfran, Sep 2019
I totally loved the lady who was our tour guide. She was friendly, informative and very well versed in the history of the area of Paris that we toured. she also gave us the history of the pastries that we tasted during the tour and explained the significance. the tour itself is not what I was expecting....perhaps it should be re-named. I had envisioned frequent stops with small samples of cheese or wine or pastry at 7 or 8 different places. we did taste 3 different pastries, the first beginning about 45 minutes into the tour. we did not taste any wine or cheese during the tour. we went to a small bar at the end where we tasted wines (red and white) served with cheese and charcuterie plates.
Very nice walking tour
Clifford_B, Sep 2019
Much thanks to Doina for being a kind, knowledgeable and charismatic guide. We walked around learning the history of the area, asking questions, and sampling different foods. At the last stop we sat down and had a few glasses of wine together. The group size was only 4 people.
Best tour
Eleanor_T, Aug 2019
Doina our guide was funny, friendly and regaled us with interesting Parisien history and great food! I would recommend this tour to anyone who had only a limited time in Paris. Unfortunately it was one of the hottest summer afternoons!
Good experience
Divya_D, May 2019
We did the guided tour along with our guide Paul. He was very knowledgeable and sweet. It was a small group tour of just 3 people so each one of us got enough attention. We were taken to Aux Merveilleux, Pierre Herme, and Maison George's for some amazing french Pastries. Wish we could taste more than 1 piece each.