Lonely Planet Experiences Private Paris Tour: Beer vs Wine

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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • age_requirement 6+ yrs
  • Starts Paris, France
  • Ends Paris, France
  • Learn about Paris through its bars and taverns – sample local wines and beers as you discover the history of Paris
  • Explore the lesser known but übercool areas of Bastille and Aligre
  • Experience the buzz of a French bistrot and wine bars
  • Visit one of Paris’ oldest markets
The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Paris Tour: Beer vs Wine tour starts and ends in Paris. The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Paris Tour: Beer vs Wine is a wine tasting tour that takes 3 hours.

Wine + French food + craft beer = a fantastic way to discover Paris! Join this laid-back, private food and drink-focused walking tour to discover Paris through its bistrots, wine bars, brasseries, and cool local neighbourhoods. Soak up French culture, learn more about the city, and get your fill of wine, craft beer, and local treats along the way.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

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Join us for the perfect Parisian day! Embark on a delicious adventure with this three-hour private Paris tour that stops off at iconic wine bars, bistrots and brasseries. Time to get your foodie game face on with some iconic French food, wine and craft beers! 

The best things to do in Paris often revolve around food and wine. On this Paris tour, you will try some of the city’s famous specialties, from snails, to cheese or charcuterie, always paired with wine or beer. Your call what goes best together with the food! 

You’ll start this tour on Place de la Bastille, the place where the former Bastille prison once stood and where the French Revolution started. Learn about that significant part of French history that still defines us. From here we’ll move to our first stop, a historic bistrot that looks identical to how it did a century ago. It’s here that we’ll try our first bite, some iconic French snails with a glass of wine. 

We’ll continue your tour in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, formerly a working class neighbourhood, known for its furniture artisans, blue collar feel and… revolutionary vibe! 

From there, we’ll reach one of Paris’ most quintessential wine bars. At this friendly wine paradise, the bar serves locals and visitors with the same passion. You might still find old barrels where neighbours can just come and fill their empty bottles for a few euros. Here, you’ll learn about the long history of wine in France, while tasting some wine of course! We’ll also pair that wine with some of France’s best charcuterie: delicious pâtés, rillettes and smoked hams. 

From here we’ll move to one of Paris’ oldest markets: Marché d’Aligre. Take a moment to wander on your own on this iconic bustling market full of delicious French products. We’ll meet at the cheese seller stall to grab our beautiful platter of French cheese. After a brief explanation about the different cheeses, we’ll head to a famous beer bar that serves over 300 different beers. You’ll get to try three different tasters from three very different kinds of beers produced in France, which we’ll pair with the cheese. Trust us, while wine and cheese gets all the credit, beer and cheese pairings are becoming more common. This is your chance to discover how well French cheese and Parisian craft beers go together! 

If you’re still in the mood, we’ll walk back to Bastille using a beautiful but completely unknown elevated former railway line that’s been turned into a park. The route offers great views over the neighbourhood. The tour will end back at Bastille Square, unless you prefer to keep partying in the buzzing Aligre area!

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Paris Beer vs Wine group tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 glass/tasting of wine or beer in each place
  • A visit to the iconic Aligre market
  • Travel advice for your days in Paris.
  • Additional food and drinks
  • souvenirs and personal shopping
  • tips/gratuities for guide.
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Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Paris Tour: Beer vs Wine tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 18 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 January 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Paris Tour: Beer vs Wine tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Paris Tour: Beer vs Wine tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Bastille Square (Place de la Bastille), on the steps of the Bastille Opera. (Metro 1, 5, 8, exit n°4 r.de Lyon Port de l’Arsenal RER A Gare de Lyon.)

Meeting end point :

Bastille Square (unless you prefer to stay in the busy area of the Aligre market).

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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