Beer vs. Wine: Bastille Bites Tour

Adult
€79

Wine + French food + craft beer = a fantastic way to discover Paris! Join this laid-back, food and drink-focused walking tour to discover Paris through its bistrots, wine bars, brasseries, and cool local neighbourhoods. Soak up French culture, learn more about the city, and get your fill of wine, craft beer, and local treats along the way.

French Food, Wine, and Beer Tour in Paris Highlights

  • Learn about Paris through its bars and taverns – sample local wines and beers as you discover the history of Paris
  • Explore the lesser known but übercool areas of Bastille and Aligre
  • Experience the buzz of a French bistrot and wine bars
  • Visit one of Paris’ oldest markets
  • Taste delicious French specialties along the way

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one glass/tasting of wine or beer in each place, food (may include cheese, escargots, and/or sausage – please note that inclusions may vary depending on what’s available that day), a visit to the iconic Aligre market, and travel advice for your days in Paris.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Bastille Square (Place de la Bastille), on the steps of the Bastille Opera. (Metro 1, 5, 8, exit n°4 r.de Lyon Port de l’Arsenal RER A Gare de Lyon). View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 4.30 PM
  • Ending point: Bastille Square (unless you prefer to stay in the busy area of the Aligre market).
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  • Join us for the perfect Parisian day! Embark on a delicious adventure with this three-hour Paris tour that stops off at iconic wine bars, bistrots, and brasseries. Time to get your foodie game face on with some iconic French food, wine, and craft beers!

    The best things to do in Paris often revolve around food and wine. On this Paris tour,  try some of the city’s famous specialties, from snails, to cheese or charcuterie, always paired with wine or beer. Your call on what goes best together with the food!

    You start this tour on Place de la Bastille, the place where the former Bastille prison once stood and where the French Revolution started. Learn about that significant part of French history that still defines us. From here, we move to our first stop, a historic bistrot that looks identical to how it did a century ago. It’s here that we try our first bite, some iconic French snails with a glass of wine.

    We continue your tour in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, formerly a working class neighbourhood, known for its furniture artisans, blue collar feel, and… revolutionary vibe!

    From there, we reach one of Paris’ most quintessential wine bars. At this friendly wine paradise, the bar serves locals and visitors with the same passion. You might still find old barrels where neighbours can just come and fill their empty bottles for a few euros. Here, you learn about the long history of wine in France, while tasting some wine of course! We also pair that wine with some of France’s best charcuterie: delicious pâtés, rillettes, and smoked hams.

    From here, we move to one of Paris’ oldest markets: Marché d’Aligre. Take a moment to wander on your own on this iconic bustling market full of delicious French products. We meet at the cheese seller stall to grab our beautiful platter of French cheese. After a brief explanation about the different cheeses, we head to a famous beer bar that serves over 300 different beers. You get to try three different tasters from three very different kinds of beers produced in France, which we pair with the cheese. Trust us, while wine and cheese gets all the credit, beer and cheese pairings are becoming more common. This is your chance to discover how well French cheese and Parisian craft beers go together!

    If you’re still in the mood, we walk back to Bastille using a beautiful but completely unknown elevated former railway line that’s been turned into a park. The route offers great views over the neighbourhood. The tour ends back at Bastille Square, unless you prefer to keep partying in the buzzing Aligre area!

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one glass/tasting of wine or beer in each place, food (may include cheese, escargots, and/or sausage – please note that inclusions may vary depending on what’s available that day), a visit to the iconic Aligre market, and travel advice for your days in Paris.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella on rainy days.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Closure of sites: Because we visit local shops on this tour, some may be closed unexpectedly. Should this happen, we will replace the stop with an equally delicious alternative.

    Child Policy: Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of six are not permitted on this tour. Also, please note that while children are permitted, all the stops are alcohol-related, so children might not enjoy the tour as much as you will!

    Dietary notes

    Please notify us in advance of any allergies or food preferences. You can do so in the ‘Additional Information’ box at checkout or by emailing us at [email protected].

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +33 7 82 36 74 64
    Email address: [email protected]