The history of the great French luxury food brands

  • Gastronomy
  • Discovery

Alongside your specialist Parisian food tour guide, discover the wonderful history and stories of the greatest luxury French food brands and the art of French dining... some go back over 2 centuries!

The development of these brands through the ages and especially in the 19th century, has had a major impact on the food trade in France: with more substantial means of procurement, they were the first to offer a very wide selection of domestic and foreign products, to present exotic fruit, off-season fruit and the most unusual and rare products. These major brands, wanting to protect their image of prestige, were also the first to develop packaging developed to fight against counterfeiting. Last but not least, these brands are also the result of passionate men and women, precursors and innovators who have revolutionised eating habits.

This is not a shopping session! No pressure/obligation to purchase.

Length of tour : 2h

Other distribution channel :

Direct sale on

Opening and closing times

All year round.


Adult: from 95 € (This price includes a walk with commentary by a guide + a minimum of 7 tastings from delicatessens (caviars, truffle-based products, macaroons...)).


Number of days




Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


Meet in front of Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris.

Metro Madeleine

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