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France is a very popular tourist destination, especially for people in other European countries. The capital of France (Paris) is one of the more common destinations for those visiting the country - with so much to do, it can be very daunting for newcomers to the city. It has a rich cultural history, with lots of food and drink experiences available for foodies. Listed below are several things any visitor should consider doing while in Paris, as well as several accommodation options.

Where to stay in Paris

There are many places travellers can stay when visiting Paris, to suit a range of different budgets. Hotels, B&Bs and apartments are common, with hostels are also available for backpackers - there are several places that those into their food and drink should consider.

Amastan Paris

Amastan Paris is a boutique hotel on Rue Jean Mermoz, which isn't far from the Champs-Élysées. The onsite cocktail bar (Anouk) is very popular amongst guests, and there are lots of fantastic restaurants available in the area. Some examples include Michelin-starred restaurant L’Arôme, or Le Mermoz, known for its wine and small plates.

Hôtel du Petit Moulin

Hôtel du Petit Moulin is based on Rue de Poitou and was the first hotel to be decorated by Christian Lacroix, making it suitable for those wanting something a little more elegant. The hotel has quite a history in terms of food, with it being the site of the first bakery in Paris, a place that Victor Hugo used to frequent. La Cuisine Paris also hosts Macaron making courses here, so this is the perfect hotel for foodies.

Generator Paris

Generator Paris is more for those with a tight budget, but don't be turned off by its hostel status. As well as the fantastic views from the rooftop, the hostel is perfectly situated for those wanting to enjoy Paris' gastronomical delights. Chinatown is a short walk away in Belleville, and there are some fantastic bakeries located nearby, such as Boulangerie Utopie & Du Pain et des Idées.

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What to see.

Paris has a rich cultural history, with lots of things for tourists to see and do in the city. Some more popular examples are listed below, but the list is endless, meaning tourists will have to visit more than once!

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most famous landmark in France, let alone Paris. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Worlds Fair and remains one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. There are lots of fantastic eateries nearby (for example, Divellec & Les Cocottes), but the Tower also has its own restaurant with panoramic views of the city, called 58 Tour Eiffel. The Champ Du Mars park is located nearby, giving another aspect of culture to this area.

The Louvre

The Louvre is one of the most recognisable museums on the planet and is a must-see for those who are into their art. It's home to many famous paintings and sculptures, including the Mona Lisa & the Venus De Milo. There are lots of food options in the vicinity of The Louvre, with Le Café Mollien & Bistrot Benoit being just two that tourists should check out.


Montmartre is a very famous area in Paris, referring to a large hill in Paris's 18th arrondissement. It's a fantastic place for tourists to wander around, but it also has a fantastic food scene, with street food and Parisian style cafés being popular here. Take a stroll through Montmartre if you have time to do so - popular places to eat include Le Café de la Poste & Chez La Mère Catherine. The Montmartre Hill Sweet & Savory French Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting Tour is also based in this area of the city, so those looking to try some French wine and gourmet food should look no further than Montmartre.

Food tours

Other food tours are also available in Paris - there are many options for travellers, but one of the best food tours to try is the Pastry & Chocolate Tours. The tour itself lasts around two and a half hours, giving tourists a taste of a variety of classic French desserts and sweets.

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What to eat/drink.

With Paris having such a culinary reputation, there are a huge range of French cuisines that foodie tourists should visit. Listed below are some of the more popular things to eat in the city.

Croissants and other baked goods

The croissant is famous in France, with the city having hundreds of bakeries to choose from. Other pastries such as Pain Au Chocolat & Eclairs are also worth trying - the French varieties are a cut above those found in other countries. Some of the best bakeries in Paris include (but are not limited to) wheat-free bakery Chambelland, & La Maison d’Isabelle, which won an award in 2018 for having the best croissants in Paris.


The French are known for their cheeses, so Paris is a perfect place to find your new favourite Fromage. The city is full of cheese shops and restaurants that specialise in cheese, with one example of such a restaurant being La Claque-Fromage on Avenue Trudaine. Must try cheesemongers in Paris include La Fromagerie & Barthelemy.

Street food

Street food has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with there being a huge street food trend in Paris at the moment. Food vendors sell a range of things in the city - two things to try are falafel & crepes. L’As du Fallafel is considered to be one of the best street food outlets in the entire city - another fantastic falafel eatery in Paris is Chez H’Annah. Breizh Café is a café in Paris that is well known for making take-out crepes, adored by both locals and visitors to the city. The café also has a restaurant, but this may be fully booked due to its popularity. However, the takeaway option is worth checking out, even if the restaurant is full.

A Guide to Food and Drink Experiences in Paris

Paris is a fantastic city for those into their food, so why not browse the tours and experiences available and take a trip? If you are looking to book a food or wine tour in this incredible country, head to tabl. today to find one that is perfect for you.

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