Sightseeing tours

TASTE OF TOULOUSE

Taste of Toulouse offers English-speaking walking food tours that help you explore the French cuisine. You will also experience a slice of local life in “La Ville Rose” and taste local specialties.

About

Find the tour that will give your taste buds a treat! Each walking tours and gourmet food experiences will invite you to explore and taste specialities like a local. You’ll learn what makes the gastronomy of Toulouse so special, from the talented artisans to the wide array of delicious products available here. The tour will also include some history and culture input along the way.

The tours :
«Victor Hugo Market Toulouse Tour»
Spend a morning exploring the Marché Victor-Hugo, experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this market nicknamed the "Belly of Toulouse” and learning the secrets of the French market area with a certified French Wine Scholar and ex-cheesemonger, tasting the best that Toulouse has to offer!

During this tour you will :
- explore the various types of baked products you’ll find in a boulangerie (pain, viennoiserie, patisserie) and the famous «chocolatine» ;
- learn how to spot the best baguettes ;
- sample some of the extraordinary duck products and charcuterie of the Southwest ;
- visit one of the best fromageries in Toulouse and learn to manage a cheese counter yourself ;
- taste unique grape varieties that are only grown near Toulouse and discover the wine regions of SW France ;
- get a crash course in cheese and wine pairing ;
- enjoy a sweet treat as you soak up the ambiance of Toulouse’s most vibrant food hub.

«Chocolate & Pastry Tour»
Indulge yourself in the mouth-watering world of French chocolate and pastry while strolling Toulouse's most beautiful streets. Spend an afternoon indulging in Toulouse’s top sweet creations, exploring chocolate and pastry shops in the charming city centre.

During this tour you will :
- wander through the charming cobblestone streets of Toulouse, mixing a bit of culinary history with interesting stories about the city;
- discover the training, talent and high-quality ingredients that go into the exceptional products created by award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers;
- explore the process of turning cacao beans into chocolate and taste the best ones;
- sip on some of the best hot chocolate in Toulouse;
- sample both classic desserts and new innovations.

«Toulouse Wine Bar Tour»
Take a deep dive into the local wine scene to sip and savor the best that Toulouse has to offer. Kick your evening off in style with this fun and intimate wine bar tour celebrating the tradition of “apéro,” when friends come together for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles while exploring the wine regions of Toulouse.

During this tour you will:
- explore the coolest wine bars in the Toulouse city center, picked after extensive scouting (our job is tough) ;
- learn wine tasting techniques in a relaxed atmosphere where questions are encouraged - and none of them are dumb! ;
- unravel the complexities of France’s AOC/IGP system with a certified French Wine Scholar and discover the little-known wine regions of the southwest ;
- taste the unique grape varieties of southwest France like Négrette, Mauzac, or Braucol, while you savor locally-produced charcuterie and cheeses or other seasonal small plates ;
- develop your wine vocabulary and increase your confidence so you know what you like and are comfortable ordering wine in any situation.

Good to know :
- For the “Victor Hugo market tour”, the meeting point is at Place Wilson.
- For the “Chocolate and pastry tour”, the meeting point is at Place Saint-Étienne.
- For the "Toulouse Wine Bar tour", the meeting point is in front of the Museum of the Augustins.
- The group size is from 2 to 6 persons.
- The tours last between 2h30-3h30.
- Tastings are included.
- It’s possible to organise private tours and tasting workshops on request.
- This activity is accessible to people with motor and hearing disabilities.

Spoken languages

  • English

Equipments

Services

Groups accepted

  •   Prices min.. (in €) Prices max. (in €)
  • Base rate - full rate adult79€89€
  • Child rate>65€65€

    5 to 12 years old

Means of payment

  • American Express
  • Payment cards
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Visa

Metro / Tram nearby

Station:

Toulouse bike station VélÔToulouse nearby

Station:

Period from 30/11/2018 to 31/12/2022
  • MondayClosed
  • TuesdayFrom 10:00 to 13:30
  • WednesdayFrom 10:00 to 13:30
  • ThursdayClosed
  • FridayFrom 10:00 to 13:30
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
  • Victor Hugo Market Tour : (Winter hours) Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am to 1:30pm. (Summer hours) Tuesday to Saturday mornings from 10am to 1.30pm.
Period from 19/02/2019 to 31/12/2022
  • MondayClosed
  • TuesdayClosed
  • WednesdayFrom 15:00 to 18:00
  • ThursdayClosed
  • FridayFrom 15:00 to 18:00
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
  • Chocolate & Pastry Tour : (Winter hours) Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 3pm to 6pm. (Summer hours) Tuesday to Friday afternoon from 3pm to 6pm.
Period from 06/09/2022 to 31/12/2022
  • Toulouse Wine Bar Tour : From Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 8:30pm.