In The Footsteps of
The French Chef Food Tour

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Walk in the footsteps of Julia Child

Whether you are already her biggest fan or you just saw the movie, this experience will take you into the life of America’s most famous French Chef, Julia Child, and the chefs that inspired her and the food that fed her passion.  Come with us as we walk in her footsteps and discover the Paris she fell in love with 70 years ago.

Together we will retrace Julia’s life in Paris from the famous English bookshop where her education in French cuisine first started to the iconic places like Cafe de Flore, where she and Paul loved to dine among Paris’s greatest writers and artists.

As we stroll down the picturesque streets going  from the Latin Quarter to St. Germaine, we will stop at some of her favorite places in order to taste the foods that Julia Child savored the most when she lived in Paris like classic French quiche, jambon baguette, eclair, and fine chocolates, wine and cheese.

Our tour will end at 81 Roo de Loo, her former residence and the home of the cooking school that she created there with Simone Beck and Louis Berthole. As we peer into the windows and gaze at her old pots hanging on the wall we will delve into the history of her famed school and share with you some of the best stories from this pivotal chapter of her life.

Highlights:

  • Discover the one-of- a-kind Shakespeare and Company bookshop where Julia used to spend hours reading and discovered the work of the great Ali Bab, one of the early documentarians of French Cuisine. 
  •  Sit down for a Jabon baguette at one of the most photographed cafes in Paris- the legendary Cafe de Flore, just like Julia and Paul did 70 years ago
  • Visit Julia and Paul’s former residence and the home of her famous cooking school
  • Learn the history and provenance of all the foods we will taste on tour
  • Take in many of Paris’s most iconic sites from Notre Dame  to Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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

 

 

Departs

Mon, Tues, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

11:45 am
Duration

3

hours
  • €109

    Adult From 18
  • €99

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €79

    Child 4-12 years
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Tour Highlights Include

Where Julia's journey in becoming America's greatest French Chef all began

Julia loved fresh French Eclairs- there's no wonder why

One of the first dishes she mastered- classic French quiche

We will stroll down picturesque streets passing through 3 beautiful neighborhoods

We hope you have a sweet tooth

Discover why the best baguette, the finest ham, and the most perfect sweet Normandy butter combine in a classic and timeless combination.

Cafe De Flore a favorite spot for artists like Hemingway, Picasso and of course Julia Child

Sit down at the eloquent restaurant that was a regular stop for Julia and Paul

TOUR SIZE

Max. 11 People

DURATION

3 Hours

TIME OF DAY

Late Morning

LOCATION

Latin Quarter, St Germaine and the 7th

DIFFICULTY

All Flat

DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS

Adaptable for Vegetarians

CANCELLATION POLICY

24 Hours in Advance for Full Refund

Private tours

Any of our tours can be made into a private experience just for your group.

The tour had a great variety of drinks and dinner items that represent the uniqueness of Italy and Florence. Omar our guide has a true understanding of not only the food but also the culture and history of Florence.

- Jim&Jane (TripAdvisor Review)

Beatrice was full of stories on our walking food tour. The foods (and drinks) were interesting and part of the good memories of our time in Florence. Meeting some of the shop owners made it very authentic. Thanks!

- Marsha L.

Francesco was awesome and did a great job explaining both the food and history of the great city of Florence. We enjoyed our time and tastings.

- BroBent (TripAdvisor Review)

Touring Oltrarno with our knowledgeable guide Omar was an excellent experience. The tastings of true local foods, meeting the authentic owners of most of the shops & learning about the historical background of the food was very enjoyable.

- Twinmon (TripAdvisor Review)

Awesome experience! Highly recommend. Great for families as well. We have done several Eating Europe tours in other cities and they never disappoint.

- Jenna McGoldrick

Our guide Lisa was incredible and the food stops were all delicious. I will definitely recommend this to my friends.