Taste of Saint-Germain food tour
- Travel & Outdoor
- Meet on the sidewalk in front of (not inside) the Androuet cheese shop, 75007 Paris
About this neighborhood: Montmartre, the perched village that's best-known for the Sacré-Cœur church atop the hill, feels wonderfully remote from the rest of Paris. Once covered by vineyards, windmills, and artists' studios, Montmartre is today home to a growing restaurant and wine bar scene, one that mixes seamlessly with the artisanal food shops that have been catering for decades to the local Montmartois. For our tour, we'll avoid the tourist trap area near the Sacré-Cœur in favor of the charming Abbesses neighborhood that provided the setting for Amélie. We'll also descend along the rue des Martyrs, a street that takes its name from the gruesome legend of Saint-Denis, a Christian martyr who was executed here in the 3rd century. The street remains a pilgrimage route today for those in search of delicious food.
What we'll taste: After tasting the city's best bread from a baker who won the prize for Le Meilleur (best) Baguette de Paris, we'll continue to eat our way through some of the area's best shops for cheese, charcuterie, pastry and other artisanal French specialties. Generous tastings at every stop are included in the price.
Montmartre in pictures:
Cobblestone streets and panoramic views.
Loaves from the 2011 winner of the "Best Baguette in Paris" competition
The smelliest souvenir: Eiffel Tower shaped goat cheeses for sale in Montmartre.
Artisanal sausages from a shop specializing in Corsican food and wine.
Friends gathering at a hilltop café.
Montmartre by motorbike from the movie Amélie.
Nearby attractions: The Sacré-Cœur church, the Montmartre cemetery
A refund of 75% is available for those who need to cancel with at least 24 hours advance notice. For those who cancel with less than 24 hours notice, only the unspent tasting fee will be refunded. Our Tasting Tours run rain or shine. Clients who arrive more than 20 minutes late without calling or not at all (no-shows) will be treated as cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.
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In addition to writing, our contributors also lead tasting tours through some of the best food neighborhoods and shops in town.
We hope to break bread with you soon!
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