Are you going to visit Paris soon? No matter whether you already know this city, or if it will be your first stay, you may be in search of a new traveling experience. Perhaps doing some local activities as a Parisian, such as untraditional cooking tours in Paris can give you an impressive view.
Markets are usually open on Sunday and another one or two days during the week in Paris. But you can also find some popular markets which are open nearly every day. According to your needs and schedule, you can take cooking tours Paris in one or two markets. And that will definitely be an excellent unusual “tourist” experience.
Le marché des enfants-rouges
As the most ancient market in Paris, Le marché des enfants-rouges is located in the 3rd (Marais) arrondissement. This market is so complete that you can find every kind of food here, from vegetables to fruits, from meats to fishes… Even If you are looking for a nosh, you will be able to find snacks from all over the world.
From Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 to 19:30
Sunday: 8:30 to 14:00.
Address: 39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
How to get there:
- Metro 3 Arts et Métiers / Metro 5 République / Metro 8 Filles du Calvaire / Metro 11 République
- Bus 20/75 Square du Temple – Mairie du 3ème, Bus 96 Bretagne
Le marché Bastille
With 115 sellers, Le marché Bastille is the biggest and the most popular street market in Paris. In this market, you can not only find food but also clothes, jewellery, toys etc. However, since there are so many sellers and this is a visitors’ favorite market, you should be very careful about products’ price and quality. When you are looking for something, make sure you compare the price at several stalls.
Thursday: 7:00 to 14:00
Sunday: 7:00 to 15:00
Address: Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
How to get there:
- Bastille (metro 1/5/8) / Sully-Morland (metro 7)
- Bus 65/69/91 Bastille, bus 29/65 Bastille-Beaumarchais
If you are a fan of bio products, then you can’t miss the Raspail Bio market in your cooking tours in Paris. Open since 1989, it is the biggest and the most fashionable bio market in the French capital. Around 50 sellers provide fresh bio vegetables and fruits, meats, flowers, cheeses and even bio cosmetic products. We can also taste Italian sandwiches in the stall “la Cucina”.
Sunday: 9:00 to 15:00
Address: boulevard Raspail
How to get there:
- Metro 4 Saint-Placide / Metro 10 Sèvres-Babylone / Metro 12 Rennes or Notre-Dame-des-Champs
- Bus 68/89/94 Rennes – Raspail, bus 39/63/68/70/83/84/87/94 Sèvres – Babylone, Bus 83/95/96 Rennes – d’Assas
The concept of cook&go is very simple: you come, you cook and you go home with your plate. Of course, a chef will be there to teach everyone how to make your delicious dishes. The themes of the workshop are various: appetizer, main course, hamburgers, pastries, cookies… From 39€ to 79€ per head, you can choose a theme that interests you, learn a new dish and then enjoy what you make by yourself. If you are planning cooking tours in Paris, then why don’t you take a look at their website to know if there is a class that suits your schedule? Moreover, it is possible to book seats for your friends visiting or living in Paris as a sweet gift.
Address: 36 passage Charles Dallery, 75011 Paris
How to get there: Metro Voltaire (line 9) or Bastille (line 1/5/8)
L’atelier des chefs
Do you want to learn to cook from a real chef? L’atelier des chefs may be the best choice for your cooking tours in Paris. If you are taking it seriously, they provide training courses of one-day, two-days, five-days or even longer if you are interested in the French gastronomy. In fact, you will be able to learn from a chef as in a real cooking school, that’s to say, 7 hours every day. But also, you can just choose one theme and learn one or several dishes in 30 minutes to 4 hours.
So, if you have one day more in Paris and you have already visited all the monuments, learning to cook with these chefs could be an excellent and original idea. They have several workshops in Paris so that you can select one which is the most suitable for you.
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