Do we share a common passion for Parisian markets? You won’t want to miss discovering the Aligre market with me, your French food & culture ambassador!

I’ll share with you how to shop like a local, ideas to inspire your seasonal cooking, and tips on how to interact with market vendors. Fall in love with this exciting, working-class market. I did, almost 20 years ago, when I lived in the area. It’s a foodie and antique-shopper’s dream!

The Marché d’Aligre, located near the Bastille in the 12th arrondissement, is actually three unique markets: first, the outdoor Marché d’Aligre is full of vibrant seasonal produce. The covered Marché Beauvau is an architectural beauty that consists of three halls filled with a variety of cheese shops, butcher shops, and more. Finally, at the center of the quaint plaza is the outdoor Antiques & Flea Market.

Taste and learn during this in-depth cultural visit. Some of the tasty stops on this 3-hour tour, which can be customized according to your favorites, are :

 

  • a shop specializing in coffee beans and roasting, with a taste of the daily coffee
  • a bakery specializing in traditional and natural French breads, with a tasting
  • a stroll through the outdoor market with commentary by an English-speaking vegetable-monger
  • a walk through the covered Beauvau market with a stop for a charcuterie tasting
  • a cheese shop in the covered market, with an explanation of 5-6 cheeses and tasting
  • finally, a stop for a celebratory glass of wine!

Come awaken your senses and taste this market like a local!
The market tour is by reservation only, for groups of 4-8 travelers.

Back before gourmet dining reached the masses, people ate at bouillons, the first fast-food eateries in France! Or were they??

Come find out more, and explore the world of the bouillon with me, your French food & culture ambassador!

You’ll discover the beauty of the bouillon.

What is it? When did the first bouillons open in Paris? Where can you find bouillons? What can you eat there?

Discover and learn about the area around the city’s most famous bouillons, with its gorgeous covered passages and typical Parisian architecture, not to mention traditional shops and contemporary restaurants!

On this 3-hour tour, you’ll find out :

 

  • all about Parisian restaurant history
  • the bouillon’s specific trajectory to fame
  • and you’ll EAT at a famous bouillon

Art history fans and foodies will love this unique and personalized visit!
Join me on this tour, by reservation only for groups of 4-8 travelers.

Are you looking for a specific type of food tour? Or a week-long deep dive into French food & culture for you and your family or group of learners? I’d be thrilled to be your ambassador!

I’ve organized both short, one-off specific tours as well as up to 3-week programs for well-known universities, and I welcome all types of travelers and learners, both young and experienced.

Would you like a 3-hour tour of the impressive Rungis wholesale market south of Paris? I’ve been to Rungis many times and can organize your trip and accompany you there, with or without a breakfast at the end of this early-morning tour.

How about a day trip to Champagne? I regularly organize and accompany travelers to the area by private coach. We would visit a large Champagne production house either in Epernay or in the gorgeous city of Reims, capital of Champagne. We’d have lunch together, and then visit a smaller, biodynamic vineyard and production in the afternoon. Purchasing Champagne in both locations is possible!

Are you intrigued by Burgundy wines? By bus or by bicycle, I accompany travelers and learners to this famous French area. You’ll learn about the most famous Burgundy wines: I put this complex subject within reach of all types of travelers and learners.

I have years of experience organizing all the logistics of your special-needs tours, and the cultural and linguistic knowledge to accompany you where you want to go. 

Please contact me for a customized quote!

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