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In The Footsteps of
The French Chef Food Tour

Immerse yourself in the food, chefs, and artisans that influenced Julia Child, one of the world’s greatest cooks.
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Walk in the footsteps of Julia Child

Ages

4+

Duration

3 hours

Departs

Daily 11:45 am

Embark on a delightful half-day culinary adventure in the heart of Paris’ Latin Quarter, inspired by Julia Child. Wander through the historic streets where Julia once walked, discovering her favorite culinary and cultural spots. Discover the flavors and history of Saint Germain and the Left Bank through the eyes of  The French Chef on this unique Paris culinary tour.

Private tours are available in French, English, Italian, and Spanish.

 

 

Explore St Germain like a VIP. Discover the cooking school that shaped the culinary landscape of Paris.

Eat the best quiches and crepes in Paris..and much more!

Visit a 210 years old chocolaterie and find true happiness.

Taste amazing French cheeses at Brasserie Le Bourbon, one of Julia Child favorites.

Sip on delicious French wines and learn all about them.

Vegetarian-Friendly Tours but vegan, gluten-free, or kosher options may be limited. Please share dietary restrictions upon booking for best accommodation. Note that tastings outside those catered for your needs are at your own risk. The company assumes no responsibility for any food allergies or intolerances.

  • Expert Local Guides: Fun, knowledgeable, and English-fluent Paris locals.
  • Paris’ Hidden Gems: Enjoy exclusive access to local favorites where you’re treated like family.
  • Culinary Diversity: Taste a variety of delicious dishes, and hear the stories behind the food.
  • Cultural Immersion: See Paris through the eyes of a local.
  • Established Expertise: Since 2011 simply the best food tours in Paris!

"This was fantastic. Great food, great sites, great story telling. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon retracing the steps of Julia through Paris. My wife and I loved it. "
— Michael M | Tripadvisor
  • Adult (From 18) from €129

  • Adolescent (13-17 years) from €99

  • Child (4-12 years) from €89

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We really enjoyed this food tour and learning about Julia Child. Benoit did an amazing job leading us and sharing the history. There was so much food on this tour, we certainly did not go hungry!

- Ann Bush – Google Review

Lulu was great! She was very informative, gave us good history regarding the stomping grounds of Julia Child. We walked through beautiful neighborhoods and ate at various places which all had great food (crepes, Perisian sandwiches, chocolate, eclaires, quiche, patisserie, wine and cheese). This was a decent amount of walking but not too much. At the end of the tour, including a walk to the Metro, including a quick stop to the Louvre, we were only at 10K steps.

- Neil McGown – Google Review

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Meet Your Local Paris Tour Guides

Experience the city with a Paris food tour guide and feel like a local.

Sylvana
Sylvana
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Something simple like a crêpe oeuf fromage, a croissant aux amandes or just any kind of cheese
My favourite spot is by the river, anywhere between Pont d'Alexandre and the Ile Saint Louis. Have an picnic and a glass of wine
Lulu
Lulu
I was born & raised in Paris but spent a lot of time abroad, including 6 years in Shanghai, China
I’m obsessed with everything food & beverage related and have a great love for hospitality and bonding with people from all over the world. My fav french food is a very simple, yet delicious tarragon roasted chicken with some roasted potatoes and green beans.
My fav thing to do in Paris would be walking around my neighborhood, le Marais, and discover newly opened restaurants
Isobel
Isobel
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I moved to Paris in 2018 to pursue a Master's Degree in International Relations. Giving food tours combines my lifelong love of cooking & eating with my training in cultural diplomacy.
My favorite French food is foie gras...controversial but so delicious!
My favorite thing to do in Paris is "flâner," to walk without a purpose and enjoy what one encounters, usually ending with a glass of wine on a terrasse.
Camila
Camila
My name is Camila and I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I've been living in Paris since 2018. Spending these years as a local, studying, tasting, absorbing and exploring the city, allow me now to share my knowledge and love for Paris to others. I’m also an actress and a filmmaker.
My favorite French food? All the pastries this country has to offer.
The thing I enjoy the most in Paris is going to a good local restaurant and walking around everywhere, discovering hidden streets, gardens and passages.
Benoit
Benoit
Born and raised in Paris, I started studying law but quit to follow my passion for history in La Sorbonne. I’m specialist in Parisian restaurants and cafés history and just published a book about it.
I love spending time in the great Aligre market and exploring my city, looking for the best food spots—particularly sweet, as a flan parisien or pain au chocolat.
When it's rainy and I'm not working on my thesis, I love listening to music and reading, comics as much as classics, as Guy de Maupassant.
Claire
Claire
I'm a French Kiwi, (we're known as Friwis!) and grew up in New Zealand. I've been constantly exploring Paris for 27 years. I'm a proud Parisienne and passionate about my city, forever in awe of its beauty and quirks and transformation, and I love sharing that passion with visitors.
My favourite French food has got to be a good magret de canard but I love all good food!
What I love most about Paris is that you never know what is around a corner -who or what you'll run into and what will happen. And you may think you know an area well but have you seen the magic that's behind that closed door when it opens, or the wonder of the street behind that one you always take?
Judith
Judith
From Paris, born and raised in the city.
Baguette of course ! With cheese or charcuterie... and French fries but Belgian people will tell you it is not French.
Explore the city by walking, discover new places such as restaurants, coffees, museums! Also reading at a terrace or in a park during the summer season. My favorite one? Parc Monceau in the 17th!
Juan
Juan
I'm Juan french-ecuadorian born and raised in Paris la Bastille.
What's my favorite French dish? I'd say it depends on the terroir, of course, but I can't stay away from French cheese for too long.
I'm in love with my city and I consider myself a flâneur, I like to wander aimlessly through the streets and over the bridges of Paris.
Helena
Helena
I am a Danish and American wine and food enthusiast with a deep passion for storytelling and creating memorable experiences.
My favorite French food is probably Sole Meunier (from Bistro Paul Bert of course) and all of the oysters from Normandie.
My favorite thing about Paris is that every single day contains so many possibilities. I’ll be walking about myself, stumble into a friend on the street, and all of the sudden we will be sharing a bottle of rosé champagne and talking for hours.
Samuel
Samuel
I grew up in Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina and have been living in Paris since 2010 as a published novelist (Slim and The Beast (Inkshares, 2015), The Requisitions (Kingdom Anywhere, 2024)
My favorite French food would have to be la baguette tradition, which can easily accompany a boeuf bourguignon complete with a simple purée.
My favorite thing to do in Paris is to flâner, to leave my home in the morning with a notebook, a book, and no other plan, and see where the city leads me.
Raphaëlle
Raphaëlle
Born and raised in Paris, I have spent my entire life here and only leave the city to travel abroad.
My favorite French food - so many to choose from!-- would have to be a Confit de canard and a Tarte Tatin -with Crème fraîche on top, of course. And a Crème Brulée. And Profiteroles.
My love for Paris is endless, because of Its vibrant cultural scene - always a projection, a theater play, a ballet ... and its culinary offer - truly a heaven for food lovers of all types, budgets and preferences!
Arturo
Arturo
was raised between cannolis and arancine in Sicily but moved to Paris 10 years ago to reconnect with my french, ahem, breton, roots. I love history, especially the history of food and to demolish some well established myths : did you know that the French absolutely loathed potatoes at first? Not a great start for French fries!
My favourite French food has to be crêpes, they bring back childhood memories to me just as madeleines did with Proust.
And my favourite thing to do in Paris is obviously to eat it all!!