Food tours, they used to bring me out in a cold sweat. Our first ever food tour was with Devour Seville in 2015 and I remember Marley refusing to eat so many things I wasn’t sure if we would ever go on another again. I was so worried that Jamie our guide would be upset or the stallholders. I was so very wrong.
Fast forward 6 years and again we found ourselves on a Devour Paris food tour but this time Marley was saying yes to as much as she could. Thankfully our guide Jess was ready for her just in case she was in a ‘no’ mood.
Can we go on a Devour Paris Food Tour?
One thing about the Devour tours is they are suitable for everyone, singles, couples, families with old or young kids. It doesn’t matter they make it work and they make everyone feel amazing when they are on the food tour. Our first tour with them was 6 years ago and at the time Marley was 5.
Her age was not an issue and we spoke to our guide Jaimie and he knew she was fussy. There is always an alternative, there is always an option and there are aways smiles at the end of the tour. And as we would find out fond memories from both sides too. For us, Devour Paris was the best kid friendly food tours Paris has to offer.
Where do you go in Paris on your food tour?
The Paris Devour food tour is located in the Marais district. It is a beautiful district in Paris and a lively one at that. Here are some of the coolest restaurants in Paris right now to visit and Devour takes you to them.
What food will I have on the Devour Food Tour?
You will be guided through the Marais district by Jess to some of the best places to eat in Paris that serve the most amazing food.
You will have some of the most traditional foods that France is known for from traditional baguette and croissants to the very French onion soup. Jess will provide you with all the very best Paris food tips as you walk.
You will not walk away hungry I can assure you as you fill up on some of the best French food in Paris!
*We have decided not to include the names and exact things you will have on the tour as we don’t want to spoil it all for you! But Jess will take you to see things on the Paris food tour like what to eat for breakfast in Paris, where to get the best Paris street food and where to eat in Paris with family. You can be assured that you will be in one of the best areas to eat in Paris.
What if I have allergies?
The team at Devour Tours are extremely cautious when it comes to allergies. If you let Jess know when you make your booking and double-check with her when you first meet then you should have no problems.
They will do their best to accommodate your needs during the tour and Jess does check during the tour as well.
Is this a walking tour?
Yes, but there are plenty of rests in between the shops and if you need to sit Jess will make sure that you have plenty of time. It is an easy walk and it is not a strenuous walk. Plus it has to one of the best Paris walking tours because you get to sample some of the best French food in Paris along the way!
What is special about Devour Tours?
For me, it is the fact that they can accommodate anyone. And they not only accommodate you they look after you on the tour. The groups are not huge so you never feel lost in the crowd.
Both of my girls thoroughly love going on the tours with all the guides we have had.
They now have the confidence to say yes or no to food. If they do say no they are encouraged but not forced to try it.
Most of the time they will try and at the times they have said no there has always been something else they can try. The stallholders always seem to want to encourage them too and talk to them like they are just as important as the adults on the tour which we appreciate!
The stallholders are also another reason why Devour Food tours stand out to me. I love the stories that they have behind their shops, stall or their food and I love learning about it. They all have a personality that goes into their food and one that shines in the food they develop.
No stall is the same and no story is the same which I love. History is wound easily into the tour and you are learning while you are eating delicious food.
All the stallholders have a pride in their food because it’s not just good, it is magnificent and they know it.
The pride they have in their food and business is an added element so many stores can lack. It sets them apart as excellence in their fields
We can’t recommend a tour with Devour Food tours enough especially if you are travelling with kids. For us, the Devour team deliver the ultimate Paris food tour, actually the ultimate food tour in any city they do them in!
They give you a brilliant overview of the culinary delights you should be able to find in a city and then you can know exact;y what you are looking for. Our tour in Paris was one of the best we have ever done and we can’t wait to experience another city with Devour on our future trips.
Where to stay in Paris
The city of Paris is divided into twenty arrondissements or neighbourhoods. The lower the number of Paris The lower the number of Paris arrondissements the closer to the city centre you will be.
No matter where in the 20 Paris arrondissements you stay, you won’t be far away from a Paris Metro station that can take you anywhere in the city. Some of the most popular places to stay in the Marias, Saint Germaine de Pres and the Montmartre district.
You will find hotels, apartments, hostels all available to suit most budgets. Paris is one of the most expensive cities in the world so it pays to start planning as soon as possible for your Paris accommodation.
How to get to Paris
Paris is generally served by 3 different airports. The main airport is ‘Paris-Charles de Gaulle’ also somewhat confusingly referred to as AéroportCharles de Gaulle’ (CDG). Then you have Orly which is located 14km south of central Paris.
It has two terminal buildings West and South. Then you have Beauvais which is a small airport 90 km northwest of the city of Paris. I mean really is 90 km actually Paris. Beauvais is home number to budget airlines including Ryanair, Blue Air and Wizzair.
You can get to the city centre from the airport by train, bus, taxi and private transfer. Taxi from Charles de Gaulle to Paris city centre costs 50 Euros (August 2019 price)
Paris is connected to most of Europe by the high-speed TGV network, Direct trains from England, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Spain will get you to Paris by train in no time.
French Highways are world-class providing a smooth driving experience. The french roads are heavily tolled and expensive to drive on. You can pick up a rental car in major cities and airports.
Buses arrive in Paris every few minutes of the day. Paris-Gallieni international bus station is located in Bagnolet in the east of Paris. This major bus station is one of the most important stations for European coach companies. Eurolines and Flix bus departs hourly from here
How to travel around Paris
If your planning on spending a few days in Paris you may be better off to buy a Paris Pass which entitles you to free public transport, Entries and discounts to major attractions and so on
The Paris Metro is 214 kilometres long. It has 302 stations, of which 62 have transfers between lines. There are 16 lines, numbered 1 to 14 with two lines, 3bis and 7bis. It is the fastest and most efficient way to move around Paris.
Paris Bus system has over 400 lines servicing over 13,000 stops along the way. Not as efficient as the metro but still an easy way to commute Paris.
Taxi’s and Uber operate in the city. Expect your journey to be expensive in either of the 2. Uber in Paris charges by distance and time much like a cab.
Money in Paris, France
The official National Currency in France is the Euro. Euro’s come in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 banknotes (the 200 and 500 are very uncommon) as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Euro cent coins. There is also a 1 and 2 Euro coin. You will find it easy to withdraw Euros from ATM’s and there are plenty of options within stores to pay with your card.
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Bec Wyld is a mother, wife and once reluctant traveller. Bec has been to over 30 countries across the globe. I have planned and stressed in all of these places. Becs writing can be found on Wyld Family Travel and as a guest poster and contributor on many other travel websites including Lonely Planet Kids