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FAQ

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME DURING MY STAY TO TAKE THE TOUR?
Generally, we recommend you to take one of our food tours just after arriving: not on the first day but on day 2 or 3 in Paris.
SHOULD I BOOK YOUR TOUR IN ADVANCE?
Definitely! We cannot recommend any availability on last minute request! We might be able to accommodate you but it is much better to book your tour in advance so that we can tailor the tour to your tastes.
CAN I PAY FOR THE TOUR ON THE DAY IN CASH?
We require at least an initial down payment per credit card - a deposit - to secure the tour, you can pay the rest in cash on the day if you prefer or a few days before the tour by credit card.
I AM ALONE AND I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A SMALL GROUP TOUR - CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE ME?
We are sorry but we only provide our clients with private tours, we do not offer small group tours.
WHAT IF IT RAINS? WILL THE TOUR STILL TAKE PLACE?
Our food tours run rain or shine. We spend a good portion of the time indoors, but you will still be out and about in the neighborhood so we strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather, including an umbrella if necessary. And don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.
IS SHOPPING ALLOWED DURING THE TOUR?
Yes, you can do some shopping during your tour with us, but please keep in mind that your guide will stay with you only for the predetermined amount of time you booked him for, so it might be better to shop after the tour is finished if you want to enjoy it fully.
DO YOUR TOUR GUIDES ACCEPT GRATUITIES?
Yes, they do. It is not necessary to tip your guide, however tips are gratefully accepted (around 5-10% in general).
IS THIS TOUR SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN? DO YOU PROVIDE A DISCOUNT FOR CHILDREN?
Our food tours are kids friendly, if your kids are older than 6 years old and able to walk 1-1.5 mile. We suggest that the tours are even more enjoyable for children 10 years and older. We provide a discount of 20 EUR on the regular adult fare for children.
HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT FROM THE COMPETITORS?
We keep our tours private, we spend generously at the best food shops in town, and we only work with expert foodies who have devoted their lives to food & wine.
DO ALL YOUR GUIDES SPEAK ENGLISH?
Yes, all our guides are fluent in English.
HOW DO YOU SELECT YOUR GUIDES?
We follow a very strict recruitment process including:
- Regular interview
- Screening of the reference letters and recommendations
- Sample tours: we try ourselves our guides on a selection of tours to check that they meet our quality criterias in guiding (in terms of knowledge, passion, level of English etc).
On top of all that, we continuously ask for our clients' feedback to help our guides improve the quality of their guiding..
CAN WE TAKE PICTURES DURING THE PRIVATE TOURS?
In most of the shops we visit, it is forbidden to use any camera inside but you are free to take pictures from outside.
CAN I CANCEL MY PRIVATE TOUR FOR FREE?
We provide our clients with a full refund for cancelled reservations up to 7 days before the tour date. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for tours cancelled within a week of the scheduled appointment.
HOW MUCH FOOD IS SERVED ON THE TOURS?
Over the course of our food tours, you will enjoy at least 5 delicious food and/or drink tastings. Most of our clients feel like they just enjoyed a hearty and delicious lunch and do not leave hungry at all!
IS THERE ANY BATHROOM AVAILABLE DURING THE TOUR?
Yes, bathrooms are available at several of the food tasting locations.
WHAT IF I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS OR FOOD ALLERGIES?
Please make sure to let us know if you (or anyone in your group) have a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you book your food tour with us. As long as we know it well in advance, we can usually accommodate most tastings.