Thinking about going on a Paris food tour with your family?
While Paris may be known as the city of love, it also has plenty of food to tantalise your tastebuds.
From the traditional French markets to freshly baked pastries and gourmet cuisine, Paris has plenty of options to satisfy everyone in the family.
Delve into the wonderful food that Paris has to offer, and don’t hold back on the culinary delights.
With the variety of options available, we’ve curated some of the best food tours and dining experiences to get you started.
1. Taste of Montmartre
Montmartre is an artistic district in Paris that’s also known for its food and wine.
During this three-hour French gastronomic tour, you’ll get to wander through the neighbourhood and explore eateries and shops.
Come hungry, as you’ll also get to sample food and wine while your experienced guide takes you around.
While tasting plays a pivotal role in this tour, you’ll also pass by a variety stores and landmarks.
Take in sights of the Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, the Moulin Rouge and Place du Tertre.
- Departure Point:
1. Anvers, 75018 Paris, France
2. 22 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 11am to 5pm
- Duration: 3+ hours
2. Marais District Food Walking Tour
This food tour will take your family around the Marais Area that’s not only known for its hip boutiques and galleries, but also for its culinary delights.
You’ll start out at rue de Bretagne with the tour ending at the Hôtel de Ville.
During the tour, you’ll also head to Paris’s oldest market – le marché des enfants rouges.
Your knowledgeable guide will take you through neighbourhoods and shops selling some of Paris’s best delights.
There will be at least 8 to 10 stops to sample cheeses, delicacies and wines ranging from cured meats to baguettes.
Are your kids craving for dessert?
Not to worry, you’ll also get to satisfy your sweet tooth by tasting some of the best chocolates and macarons in the area.
- Departure Point: 40 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 10:30am to 5pm
- Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
3. French Gastronomy and History
The French are known for their gastronomy worldwide.
On this tour, you’ll get to deep dive and discover all you need to know about French gastronomy and history.
Start off by selecting either the morning tour of the Latin Quarter or the afternoon tour of Montmartre.
If your family loves food, why not do both?
During this gourmet working tour, you’ll receive expert instruction from your gastronomic guide.
Learn more about the culinary habits of the French, be introduced to specialities in French cuisine, and even learn how to prepare them.
By the end of the tour, you’re sure to be an expert on both French gastronomic delights and its history.
- Departure Point:
1. 47ter Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris, France (Latin Quartier)
2. 5 Place Blanche, 75009 Paris, France (Montmartre)
- Departure Times: 9am or 2:30pm
- Duration: 3 hours
4. Flavors of Saint-Germain Sweet & Savory
While Saint-Germain des Prés is known for its romantic setting its also one of the most elegant and oldest areas of Paris.
Marked by both art and history, this area houses some of the loveliest and most reputable stores in Paris.
This tour will take you around this incredible district, and you’ll make 8 to 10 stops along the way to sample both sweet and savoury delights.
Your professional tour guide will also share with you some local knowledge, and introduce you to some of the freshest and most unique food specialities in the area.
Ideal for families with young kids, some of the items you’ll get to sample on the tour include chocolate candies, pastries and cheeses.
Be prepared to learn the secrets of chocolate making as this district also houses some of the best chocolatiers in the world.
- Departure Point: 6 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 10:30am
- Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
5. Paris Cheese Cellar
The French are experts when it comes to cheese and wine.
On this tour, you’ll master the art of this pairing during a tasting session in an underground cheese cellar in Paris.
A professional cheesemonger will introduce you to a variety of cheese rounds that lie maturing within the underground cellar.
Enjoy a variety of both Swiss and French cheeses, and learn how to expertly match them with different wines.
These cheeses range from cow’s milk cheese to hard cheeses, and you’ll even get to marvel at wheels of cheese racked up.
While the young ones in your family may not fully appreciate the wine, it’s still a great learning experience for them.
The tour is limited to a group of 10 for a more intimate experience.
- Departure Point: Paroles De Fromagers, 41 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 4:30pm
- Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
6. Michelin Star Bistro Experience – Restaurant Benoit Paris
No trip to Paris is complete without a Michelin star experience.
In this exclusive dining experience, you’ll get to dine at one of the last remaining authentic Parisian bistros – Benoit.
It’s the only Parisian bistro with a Michelin star, and first opened in 1912.
Here, you’ll get to enjoy fresh produce and French culinary specialities.
Some items on the menu can include snails in garlic butter, calf’s tongue, and Calf’s head with ravigote sauce.
You can opt for a 3-course lunch menu or select from the a la carte menu instead.
For the adults, don’t forget to pair your dining experience with one of the 350 wines available.
- Address: 20 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris, France
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm-2pm; Dinner Friday to Sunday 7pm-10pm, Monday to Thursday 7:30pm-10pm
7. Local French Market and Picnic tour
Paris is known for their colourful markets that’s filled with delicious delights.
During this tour, you’ll visit a lively local French market and fill your senses with the sights, tastes and sounds.
With the help of your local guide, you’ll learn every aspect of French culture, and even pick up some French phrases to communicate with the locals.
After you’re done wandering through the market, the tour concludes with an amazing picnic at a serene park complete with fresh finds from the market and some great wine.
This is the perfect tour to spend quality time with your family.
By the time the tour is over, you’ll feel right at home and comfortable navigating around the buzzing French market.
- Departure Point: Paris, France
- Departure Time: 10:00am
- Duration: 2 to 3 hours
8. Bastille District Gourmet Food and Market Visit
Bastille is another area of Paris known for having some delightful gourmet food.
During this three-hour tour that’s led by a food-loving guide, you’ll visit patisseries, delicatessens, and Marché d’Aligre.
This bustling market has a treasure trove of stores with fresh French produce at cheap prices.
You’ll start off at the market before heading to the patisseries to sample some of the best French pastries and chocolates.
For the adults, drop by a wine bar for fresh oysters paired with delicious crisp wine.
Throughout the entire tour, you’ll get to a sample a total of six different delights both in gourmet shops as well as the market.
The tour ends with a special insider’s secret that’s sure to take your breath away.
- Departure Point: Place de la Bastille, Paris, France
- Departure Time: 9:30am
- Duration: 3 hours
9. Macaron Walking Tour of Saint Germain
Macarons are a famous sweet treat that’s now sold all over the world.
So how exactly were macarons invented, and where did they come from?
Your questions will be answered during this tour that takes you around the Saint-Germain quarter.
Your local guide will recount the history behind macarons, and you’ll also get to visit some of the most famous macaron shops.
Best of all? You’ll partake in a judging event complete with a judging sheet to decide which macaron reigns supreme.
You’ll be an expert in Macarons by the end of this tour especially after tasting macarons from five different shops.
Your kids will absolutely love this tour!
- Departure Point: 1 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 11am or 5:45pm
- Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
10. Discover Pastry and Chocolate of Paris
If you have a young family, what could be better than the combination of pastries and chocolate?
In this delectable tour that operates in either the morning or the afternoon, you’ll get to sample these French gourmet specialities.
Discover the history and culture of either the Parisan neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, or the Marais.
Led by a local foodie, you’ll visit some of the best bakeries, chocolate shops and pastry shops and learn more about the its rich history.
There’s no better way for you to discover all the sweet specialities that these remarkable neighbourhoods have to offer.
- Departure Point:
1. 19 Rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris, France
2. 35 Rue Rambuteau, 75004 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 10:15am or 2pm
- Duration: 3 hours
11. French Baking Class: Baguettes and Croissants
Have you always wanted to learn the secrets behind making classic French baguettes and croissants?
In this French baking class, you’ll work with a talented Parisian baker who will teach you all you need to know.
This hands-on experience even takes place in a traditional French bakery in Paris.
Learn about the different varieties of baguettes, and how the famous French croissant is made.
With only eight people in the class, everyone in your family will receive personal attention from your instructor.
- Departure Point: Le Petit Mitron, 22 Rue Mouton-Duvernet, 75014 Paris, France
- Start Time: 10:30am
- Duration: 2 hours
12. Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge
In this dinner experience, you’ll get a taste of Paris’s night life with a three-course dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge.
The Moulin Rouge is famous for being the birth place of the modern can-can dance, and is now a must-visit tourist attraction.
Start off your evening by savouring gourmet French cuisine from foie gras to pate.
Once you’re satiated, you’ll be transported to the Moulin Rouge to enjoy the Parisian cabaret show Féerie revue.
Be treated to a show with over 100 talented artists dressed in exotic costumes with a colorful backdrop.
This is sure to be one dining experience that you certainly won’t forget.
However, ensure your kids are prepared as there is a bit of skin showing during the show.
- Address: 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France
- Sessions: from 7pm
- Duration: 5 hours
13. Dinner and Show at Lido de Paris
Located on the Champs-Élysées, Le Lido is an infamous cabaret and burlesque show that captivates its audience.
Your evening begins with a three-course dinner at Lido de Paris.
Thereafter, you’ll be treated to the extraordinary Paris Merveilles show.
Be enthralled by an evening of glamorous and glitzy cabaret and take in the captivating music, sparkling lights, and astounding sets.
Lido de Paris has been offering live cabaret for decades, and this is one experience in Paris that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Like the Moulin Rouge show, if you have young members in your family, make sure they understand there are some revealing parts during the performance.
- Address: 116 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
- Sessions: Daily from 7pm
- Duration: 3-4 hours
14. Luxury Paris Bus Dining Experience
Gather your family to dine on a luxury bus in true Parisian style while admiring the various Paris attractions.
As you take a seat on your glass double-decker bus, you’ll take in the views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and even the Eiffel tower as you enjoy your meal.
This isn’t just any normal bus though.
The double-decker bus is tastefully decorated to recreate a Parisian bistro, and the glass windows give you the perfect 360-degree view.
If you’d like to learn a bit more about the history of the sights, you can also ask for an audio guide.
This tour can be taken during lunch time or in the evening if you’d prefer to see the attractions with the glistening Paris night lights.
All the ingredients are fresh and incorporate carefully selected seasonal produce.
- Departure Point: 2 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 7:45pm
- Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
15. Eiffel Tower Dinner and River Seine Cruise
While Paris is beautiful in the day, it’s exceptionally gorgeous at night.
What better way to enjoy the sights then with a dinner cruise?
Your family’s magical evening begins with a dome dining experience on the 1st floor terrace of the Eiffel tower.
Savour delicious French cuisine as you soak in the views.
After dinner, your cruise will depart from the Eiffel Tower and take you along the River Seine.
Admire the stunning attractions as you pass through Notre De Dame, Musee d’Orsay and more.
You’ll even get to see the mini version of the Statue of Liberty in Paris.
After an incredible evening, your cruise ends at the Eiffel Tower.
- Departure Point: 36 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 5:45pm or 6:30pm
- Duration: 4 hours
16. Dinner Cruises
With Paris known as the city of lights, there are plenty of dinner cruises available to take families around this gorgeous illuminated city.
The exclusive three-course dinner cruise with champagne at Marina de Paris is an absolute treat.
You’ll get to see the incredible sights of Paris while sipping on champagne and enjoying French cuisine.
If your family loves music, the Bateaux Mouches Seine River Cruise is the perfect choice.
As you admire Paris along the Seine River and enjoy your dinner, you’ll also be treated to live music as you revel in the sights.
There are plenty of dinner cruises to choose from depending on what you’re after.
What all of these dinner cruises have in common however is unforgettable and panoramic Paris night views.
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17. Champagne Cellar Visit and Tasting Sessions
France is well-known for their champagne and you can enjoy a glass of bubbly on this tour that takes you to the Champagne region.
While adults may have more appreciation of the incredible vineyards, kids can still learn about the heritage and history of world-class champagnes.
Before heading to the champagne cellars, you’ll also make a pit-stop at the historical Notre Dame.
After tasting world-renowned champagne at Mumm champagne cellars, you’ll get some free time to stroll through the vibrant city of Reims.
You’ll then pass by a few attractions in Remis including the remains of an old Roman crypt.
The tour concludes at an incredible UNESCO world heritage champagne house for your final champagne tasting.
- Departure Point:
1. 2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
2. Hotel Regina Louvre, 2 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 7:15am or 8am
- Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
18. Musée d’Orsay and Gourmet Lunch
Musée d’Orsay is an iconic museum in France that houses some of the world’s greatest artworks by legendary artists.
Discover artworks by Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir and more while learning about this exciting period.
In this unique experience, your guide will take you on a two-hour journey through the museum and share with you their knowledge and passion.
You will skip the lines, and learn more about how these art pieces transformed the period.
Enjoy the breathtaking paintings from Monet’s Water Lilies to Manet’s Olympia.
After your tour, enjoy a sumptuous three-course lunch with your family at the Musée d’Orsay restaurant.
Your lunch will feature traditional French cuisine and you’re welcome to continue to explore the museum at your leisure after lunch.
- Departure Point: Gare Musée d’Orsay, 75007 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 10am
- Duration: 3 hours
19. Versailles Palace and Gardens with Gourmet Lunch
This extraordinary dining experience combines lunch with a visit to the Palace of Versailles and gardens.
Perfect for families, the lunch is designed by world-renowned Chef Ducasse that has a total of 21 Michelin stars amongst his restaurants.
As you wander through the Palace of Versailles, you’ll be in awe of the state rooms, hall of mirrors, and the gorgeous gardens.
With this tour, you’ll get to skip the lines and learn more about the history of the palace and those that have walked its corridors.
After the tour, feast on your three-course lunch inside the Palace of Versailles that’s made with fresh local ingredients.
This is a once in a lifetime experience, and you’ll feel like royalty as you’re surrounded by the incredible views of the palace.
- Departure Point: 1 Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris, France
- Departure Time: 8:15am or 9am
- Duration: 5 hours
As seen above, Paris has an array of food tours and dining experiences for families.
We’re just scratching the surface on what’s available in this incredible city.
If you’re looking for more food adventures to embark on, feel free to take a look at the other food tours available.