French Local Market Tour & Picnic: A Gastronomy Experience in Paris
5.0
20 Ratings
Paris
Embark on a gastronomy adventure in Paris with a local market tour and picnic. Discover the vibrant colors, aromas, and flavors of French cuisine while interacting with vendors and enjoying a convivial picnic in a peaceful park.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • With Love From Paris Tours - This interactive experience is to make you feel at home in the comfortable ambiance of a French market. A picnic will follow with fresh delights picked at the market and complimentary wine. This small group experience will give everyone the chance to interact with your guide and vendors. The assurance of a genuine experience away from the usual touristy vibes.
    • We’ll Leisurely walk along the alleys of a typical outdoor market
    • Get insider tips & useful suggestions on fun things to do in Paris
    • You’ll also get a useful historical and surprising overview of the neighborhood you’ll be in
    • You’ll learn easy sentences to speak un petit peu français
    • You’ll learn how to pick best palatable cheeses, seasonal fruits and other delights
    • A picnic will follow at an inviting location where everyone will joyfully mingle
    • Complimentary French wine during the picnic
    • There is always surprises because you are a VIP (Vacationer in Paris)
    • We will cheerfully part ways from a lovely Paris site.
What's Included
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Market-sourced picnic treats (cheese, bread, fruits, etc.)
  • Choice of wine or champagne
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Small surprises
What's Not Included
  • Your transportation to the meeting point
  • Any of your personal purchases (other than what we’ll have together at the picnic)
  • Your guide’s optional gratuities
Additional Information

This exceptional gastronomical adventure is chosen for a feature on the NBC Today Show with Hoda & Jenna, with Donna Farizan as the host. Paris, renowned for its culinary prowess, offers the ideal starting point - its vibrant and authentic local markets. Join us on an educational, sensory surround tour amidst a local market brimming with scents, hues, and unique local flavors.

Discover the joyous aspects of our French lifestyle in a casual, fun-filled setting. Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will equip you with simple French phrases to engage with market vendors, immersing you in the true Parisian experience. A fun and friendly French picnic accompanied by our handpicked market selection and wine awaits at a serene nearby park. This will add an unforgettable flavor to your Parisian adventure. Delightfully Yours!

  • Meeting point will be received upon booking (and how to easily get to our meeting point).
  • Rain or shine, the tour will be maintained. If the weather conditions (rain, cold weather) don’t allow a proper picnic, we will get snack from the market (like a savory crepe, or else) that we can eat while strolling the alleys. A drink will be offered inside a local café. The experience of meeting new people will remain the same, fun and informative in an exciting environment.
  • You shall wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly for your day ahead.
  • The choice of the market is the guide’s decision based on the day of the booking. Whichever day your tour will occur, you will fully grab the essence of this major French cultural activity.
  • Note that: From December to March (and if weather doesn’t permit a picnic some day the rest of year) , our planned Picnic is replaced by sharing a bite on site at the market (a savory crepe or any homemade snack) + a drink offered at a local café.
Location
Paris
READ CAREFULLY: Meeting point varies! • Thursday & Sunday: 9:30am at metro BASTILLE On line 1, 5 or 8. Get off at BASTILLE. Exit Sortie 4 - rue de Lyon. Meet outside metro entrance. Address is 130 place de la Bastille, along the Opera house. Call +33 6 87 67 02 99 if need help
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
5.0
(20 Ratings)
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
887yashd
Jan 28, 2024
Awesome experience of a French market and a picnic! - The market, the smells and the experience of seeing fresh, stunning produce from fruits to meats to cheeses was amazing. Milan provided interesting trivia and information about the markets and the source of each and everything we got. The trip to a boulangerie for fresh baguette and eclairs was super fun! The picnic spot was very quaint, especially the lovely chickens who accompanied us on the walk!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Alycecherry_e
May 30, 2023
Enjoyable experience! - Milan was awesome as our tour guide! It was such an enjoyable experience for me and my daughter! Something unique activity if ever you are in Paris. Interact with locals, eat good cheese and pates and meet friends! We loved it!
Review provided by Viator
Explorer730844
May 29, 2023
A Fun Picnic with Milan! - The picnic with Milan was so fun! We started our tour with Milan at the Place de la Bastille and he provided a wealth of historical facts about the area and the French Revolution - it was fascinating! We then walked to a nearby local French Market and chose various treats for our picnic. It was so fun to wander through the market and be among the locals while choosing bread, cheese, meats, fruits and wine - the sights and smells were wonderful! We then walked to Place des Vosges and had a lovely picnic in this historic Paris Square. On top of all this fun, Milan was kind enough to guide us to a Metro Station at the end of the tour and helped us purchase tickets. Merci Beaucoup, MIlan! We strongly recommend Milan for any tour of Paris - you will be delighted!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Freddydr
May 24, 2023
Feel like a local on this fun picnic adventure! - What a great experience our family had on our Food Market shopping trip and Picnic with Milan. We met local food sellers at the market who Milan knows so well. Milan showed us a wonderful side of Paris life we never would have experienced! Chatting and trying so many different foods that were offered by many of the friendly vendors. Then deciding what we wanted for our picnic was just so much more fun than you would expect it to be. We learned some real interesting history on the French revolution that happened right by the market and then he brought us to a very unique place for our picnic. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely do it again when we come back to Paris. I do ALOT of research before I bring my family on vacation and I'm certain you will enjoy this tour!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Gabriella_d
Aug 16, 2022
Best day in Paris w/kids - It is often hard to keep the attention of teens and pre-teens. The day in the market in Paris did that. Milan encouraged the kids to interact with the vendors in French. They enjoyed trying different cheese and fruits. We all had a great time! Thanks Milan!
Review provided by Viator
Jodi_g
Aug 3, 2022
Paris market picnic - Milan was a wonderful guide and taught us so much about France and the historical highlights of the great city of Paris. We loved experiencing the informal and friendly atmosphere of the Parisian market. Milan was a great conversationalist and the food was DELICIOUS!! It was really interesting seeing Paris from the local perspective—Highly recommend this tour!
Review provided by Viator
Terry_p
Mar 20, 2022
Wonderful day with Milan - What a great day we had with Milan! We can’t say enough about the experience~ from the market to the picnic and everything in between, we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Thank you Milan for showing us a part of Paris most people don’t see! It was charming and fun and a perfect day in every way! We would highly recommend Milan as your guide! You’ll love every minute!
Review provided by Viator
Fellowtraveler784171
Aug 20, 2019
Our Most Memorable Dining Experience in France - Our most memorable eating experience in France was our food market visit and picnic by With Love From Paris. It is very special. We visited a beautiful food market and then had a wonderful picnic on the grounds just outside a historic castle and church. I recommend With Love From Paris and it’s guide Milan who was friendly and versed in a number of French topics.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Elisa
Aug 18, 2019
Culinary Delight definitely do not miss this! - When we were greeted by Milan it felt as though we had just reconnected with a good friend. The tour of the Farmers Market was absolutely delicious. My husband and my girls had the opportunity to taste wonderful, fresh food. Milan, is extremely knowledgeable and very patient. After collecting all of our delights through the market we went to a medieval castle (Vincennes) to enjoy all of our finds. This is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Highly recommended tour.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Fellowtraveler784171
Jul 14, 2019
Very enjoyable and memorable experience - Enjoyed the guide who was very friendly and likable. We picked out what we wanted for lunch at a local food market which focused on fresh fruit in season, an abundance of cheese, some dried meats (we skipped the fresh horse) and the like. Visited a local bakery for fresh baguettes and then went to the grounds of a castle (via subway) where we enjoyed our picnic on a blanket with beverage of our choice. .
Review provided by Viator
Select Date and Tickets
up to 8 guests
1 Adult
April 2024
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Today