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Food tour in Paris 1 : Le Marais and Quartier latin

You don’t need a guide to discover Paris! Here’s a self-guided food tour that allows you to savor the flavors of Paris without the rush…

The Marais and the Latin Quarter offer a perfect combination of historic ambiance and culinary delights.

Breakfast in Le Marais (4th Arrondissement)

The Marais is known for its trendy boutiques, historic sites, and excellent food options. Begin your day with a traditional French breakfast of coffee, croissants, and fresh juice at this charming café with a cozy atmosphere at Café des Psaumes (16 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris).

Enjoy your breakfast while soaking in the ambiance of one of Paris’s oldest squares.

Explore Le Marais and enjoy a mid-morning snack

Wander through Marché des Enfants Rouges: a lively and historic market, where you can sample fresh produce, cheeses, and small bites from various stalls.
It’s the oldest covered market in Paris, offering a wide variety of culinary delights. Address: 39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris (metro Temple or Filles du Calvaire)

Mediterranean Lunch in Le Marais

Savor a delicious falafel or a mezze platter at Chez Marianne, a spot known for its Mediterranean cuisine (2 Rue des Hospitalières-Saint-Gervais). A local favorite, perfect for a healthy and flavorful lunch.

Sweet Treats and a flash!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some delectable pastries in the trendy Le Marais district. Call at L’Éclair de Génie and treat yourself to one of their famous éclairs (french name for “flash of lightning”, meaning that it’s so good you’ll eat it in seconds), available in a variety of innovative flavors (14 Rue Pavée).

Now head to the Latin Quarter (5th Arrondissement) for a Cultural Stroll. Walk through the historic streets of the Latin Quarter, famous for its literary past and student life.

Coffee (or tea) break

Take a moment to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at this iconic bookstore’s café called Shakespeare and Company Café (37 Rue de la Bûcherie).
A charming spot with a literary ambiance, perfect for a quiet pause.

Early evening aperitif

Stop at Le Caveau de la Huchette (5 Rue de la Huchette) and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail at this legendary jazz club. Experience a piece of Parisian history and enjoy live jazz in a lively setting.

Dinner in the Latin Quarter

Indulge in a classic French dinner at this cozy restaurant known for its romantic atmosphere, beautiful setting and excellent cuisine (12 Rue de Lanneau). I bet you’ll love this place!

Finish with a sweet treat

End your day with an artisanal ice cream on Île Saint-Louis, right next to the Quartier Latin. Look for “Glaces Berthillon” sign and taste the best ice creams in the world (from my point of view). Berthillon has been existing for decades and is known throughout France for its high quality and wonderfully tasty ice creams. Pistachio, rapsberry, pear, extra-bitter chocolate or salted butter caramel are wonderful (but as usual, it’s a matter of tastes).

Of course, you’ll find plenty of other options on the way.

Check my other food tour : from Little Pigalle to Les Halles, going through Montorgueil…

Check my restaurant recommendations and best bakeries in Paris.

Bon appétit!