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A ROMANTIC FOOD TRIP IN MONTMARTRE

by John and Mary

Lately married and arrived from Seattle, John and Mary visited Paris 5 months ago and chose the Food Passport to discover one of the most romantic area of Paris : Montmartre. An authentic and original way of wandering through this lovely neighborhood.

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Paris is the most romantic city in the world, it's a fact. But why ? Is it because of its fancy Haussmanian architecture, and its tiny little streets you can find by chance in the bend of a street ? Or maybe because of its little charming «cafés» where you can sit nonchalantly to order «un petit noir», those short and strong coffees, caressed by the parisian rays of sun ? Or because of its sophisticated gastronomy, renowned worldwide ?

Actually, we believe that Paris is the most beautiful city thanks to these different elements. That’s also why we launched the Food Passport, as an experiment of the parisian romanticism through gastronomy and bohemian style of life. A fully sensorial experience strongly appreciated by John and Mary.

« During our honeymoon, our friends surprised us by offering us the Food Passport to Paris. We were glad to try this new self-guided food tour concept giving us the opportunity to wander around Montmartre. We wanted to walk, side by side in this dreaming and historical part of Paris. We were fully amazed by the beauty of the city and the quality of the merchants selected by the Food Trip team. We are cheese lovers, so’ we headed first to the Comté tasting »

« We were amazed by the beauty of the city »

At L’Affineur Affiné, a cheese monger settled in the neighborhood for many years, they met Matthieu and Morgane, the owners of the cheese shop. Comté cheese is a yellow pressed cooked cheese, produced in the Jura region, east of France. « We really enjoyed discovering the different types of comté cheese. The place was so lovely that we decided to seat for a glass of wine,  one of our best memories of our trip.»

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Tiny steep paved roads, accordions, painters, vines, red wine, French sophisticated cheese, jam, chocolate… Eating their way through Montmartre, Jonathan and Mary used their Food Passport to discover the finesse of this district and taste other various authentic food such as olive oil from Provence or crispy butter biscuits from Brittany.

They ended their trip at Ara Chocolat for a chocolate tasting with Andrès, a local chocolate maker. With Sabrina, his wife, he opened this tiny chocolate factory two years ago producing only bean-to-bar chocolate. “That was one of the highlight of our trip, not only their chocolate is an absolute wonder, but Andres and Sabrina have been so nice to us. When they heard that we were on a honeymoon, they offered us some delicious chocolate candies. It was so fun to meet another couple living in Paris. »

Mary had seen the movie «Amélie», and since, she was dreaming about a walk in Montmartre. For the record, Montmartre is an old village, which was tied to Paris in 1860. Very famous for the «Moulin rouge», the district abound with many confidential theaters and cabarets, among one of the most famous : «le Cabaret Patachou» where Edith Piaf sang for the first time.

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Like Jonathan and Mary,  you may discover the district, its scenic landscapes, its streets, its gardens, its  museums, climbing the Butte from the métro Anvers. Then, take la rue Steinkerke street, and Orsel on the left side, la rue des Trois frères, and la rue Yvonne le tac, and to finish the Abesses place et la rue Ravignan. You can also choose to take the funicular... It's spectacular.

Life's lovers, Paris lovers, simply lovers, this trip is an inescapable

JOHN & MARY EATINERARY

Their own self-guided food tour through Montmartre

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