New York Times Journeys – Paris: Tastes of the Left Bank


This luxury Parisian odyssey curated by Urban Adventures and The New York Times is a celebration of what the city does best.

Tastes of the Left Bank Tour Highlights

Paris has long been the world’s go-to city for gourmet delights and superlative shopping. This luxury Parisian odyssey curated by Urban Adventures and The New York Times is a celebration of what the city does best, from the world’s finest macarons and chocolatiers to quirky taxidermy-inspired homeware and the opulent aromas of the oldest perfumier and candlemaker on the planet. We will explore the many culinary delights of the left bank, focusing on the four staples of French culinary life: wine, cheese, bread and chocolate. Together we will taste exceptional heritage chocolate, exquisite cheese and artisan bread that’s become the symbol of a nation. We will conclude with an oh-so-French aperitif and a stroll through the dreamy Luxembourg Gardens for a glimpse of Gustav Eiffel’s pièce de résistance.

Please contact us if you would like to book this tour for a group of 13 people or more:
Office phone number: +33 7 82 36 74 64
Email address: [email protected]

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a hot chocolate with a pastry sample, a contemporary macaron by Pierre Hermé, cheese tasting with bread and a glass of wine, and a surprise souvenir to take home!

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, additional food and drink, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Tour Details

  • At the concept store Un Dimanche à Paris, meet the managers and chefs to learn about their historic building (the former printing house of one of the leaders of the French Revolution) and laboratory.
  • Talk to the taxidermist at the iconic and quirky Deyrolle ‘cabinet de curiosités’
  • Smell Cire Trudon’s scented candles and perfumes, and guess the natural scents they emit.
  • Meet the owners of the Fromagerie Sanders, a cheese stand at the Marché Couvert that has been run by the same family for four generations.”
  • What to Bring: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella for rainy days.

Schedule Details

  • Duration: 3.5-4 hours
  • Meeting point: 236 Boulevard Saint Germain. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 2.00 PM
  • Ending point: Marché Couvert Saint Germain (4-6 Rue Lobineau 75006)

All details will be included in your confirmation email upon booking