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Rue Montorgueil Tours

Rue Montorgueil
One of central Paris’ storied thoroughfares, Rue Montorgueil—located in the 1st and 2nd arrondissements—has a reputation for culinary excellence. Once home to Les Halles (Paris’ major food market, demolished in 1971), Rue Montorgueil is still lined with bistros, pastry shops, and other delectable addresses today.

The Basics
Once site of the famed Les Halles market, Rue Montorgueil is still a popular destination for food lovers. Home to celebrated highlights like Stohrer (which dates to 1730 and is Paris’ oldest pastry shop), l’Escargot Montorgueil (a restaurant founded in 1832), and Au Pied de Cochon (a 24-hour eatery that specializes in pig trotters and other traditional fare), the street is a veritable treasure trove of must-try delicacies. For dedicated home cooks, the Rue Montorgueil also hosts an array of cooking supply shops. While Le Creuset cookware might be too heavy to take home in your suitcase, smaller utensils and servingware make for appealing souvenirs.

Rue Montorgueil features on various walking-tour itineraries of central Paris and is also easy to explore independently.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • As Rue Montorgueil is closed to vehicular traffic, it is accessible to pedestrians and families.
  • Given its heavy concentration of famed eateries, Rue Montorgueil is perfect for time-pressed visitors looking to embark on a Paris tasting tour.
  • Rue Montorgueil has been immortalized by artists the likes of Claude Monet.

How to Get There
Given its location in the heart of Paris, Rue Montorgueil can be reached by numerous forms of transportation. If traveling by Metro, take line 3 to Sentier station or line 4 to Les Halles station. The street is also served by bus 29, 38, 47, 67, 74, or 85. It can easily be reached on foot or by Vélib’ bike.

When to Get There
As its many restaurants, shops, and cafés are Rue Montorgueil’s main attractions, it’s best to plan a visit during typical daytime opening hours. However, if you do find yourself visiting after dark, the street also boasts a selection of late-night eateries and vibrant bars.

History of the Rue Montorgueil Area
The area where Les Halles once stood has hosted major local markets since as far back as the 11th century. Formal market stalls were constructed by the 12th century and gradually grew into Les Halles: one of the city’s largest, grandest markets. Though it was demolished in 1971, its legacy still lives on today.
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Rue Montorgueil

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Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems

Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems

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Uncover the little-known treasures of Paris on this insider walking tour with a savvy guide. Explore arcaded pathways, hidden alleys and grand boulevards, marveling at Belle Époque architecture and visiting specialty food shops to sample macarons and artisan cheeses. You’ll see top attractions like the Louvre and neighborhood gems like quaint cafes in Le Marais district. As you walk, you'll learn the history of this contemporary city and its ancient roots.
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  • 3 hours
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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

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Eat, shop, and sightsee like a true Parisian on this full-day tour of the City of Light. Soak up the glamour of Paris’ fashion district and historic shopping arcades, browse the stalls of a local market, and peek inside churches only known by locals. Follow your guide through the bustling neighborhood of Le Marais, passing Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. Along the way, taste a host of Parisian delights including macarons, pastries, cheese, wine, and French liquors. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Paris Private Food Tour with your Friendly Local Guides

Paris Private Food Tour with your Friendly Local Guides

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This combination city, history, and food tour is an excellent choice for first-time visitors to the City of Lights. Visit St Germain des Pres with its posh shops and eateries, and Ile St Louis, a small island in the Seine River. Have lunch at Le Procope, the oldest continuously-operated cafe in Paris. The tour also includes stops for ice cream and pastries at one of the oldest bakeries in Paris.
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  • 3 hours
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Fall in love with Paris in 3 hours

Fall in love with Paris in 3 hours

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This tour is not about the usual tourist places - it is about the real Paris. To understand this city, it is not enough to visit the main attractions: you need to get off the familiar Google Maps direction. You will discover the chic passages and galleries, the luxurious Palais Royal and the old streets of Marais. You will live a real French life in the Montorgueil area and find the oldest market in Paris. During the walk you will see the Palais Royal, a magnificent palace of Duke of Richelieu. You will walk around the oldest district in Paris and find out the legend of the mysterious Knights Templar. We will visit the church of Saint-Eustache, where Moliere and Madame de Pompadour were baptized and admire the biggest organ in France. Discover Paris as a real Parisian and fall in love with this beautiful city.
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A Parisian Day

A Parisian Day

This is a 4 to 6 hours private walking tour intended to show you the best that Parisian lifestyle has to offer. Macarons, cheese, wine, shopping, architecture, cafés... you will discover what makes Paris so famous! Your guide is a native Parisian, speaking fluent English, who is willing to show and explain you what makes Paris such an appreciated city for its art-de-vivre. During this tour, you will also see some very nice places such as Le marais, the Passages Couverts or the Madeleine church. We will walk at your pace and make stops when needed. The length of this tour is flexible, from 4 to 6 hours depending on your preferences. This tour is perfect to discover the real Paris by having some typical Parisian moments!
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French gastronomy, from starter to dessert

French gastronomy, from starter to dessert

Discover the neighborhoods of the Marais and Montorgueil while enjoying the dishes of a French gourmet meal. From the appetizer to the dessert, surprises and tastings will follow at the Marché des Enfants Rouges, in a typically Parisian cheese dairy or at Stohrer, one of the oldest pastry shops in Paris. Choosing our agency is a guarantee of quality for your future visits. Our team of guide-speakers is both competent and passionate, which will make your experience unforgettable!
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  • 3 hours
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Walking tour

Walking tour

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Starting from the Opéra via "Place Vendome" before discovering a covered Passage in Paris which is one of Paris best kept secrets. Its elegance and refined decoration will seduce you. We'll keep going to a vibrant pedestrian area in the heart of Paris, it's one of Paris' permanent market streets, along with pastry shops and cozy bistros. We will continue to a unique quarter, known for its deep-rooted Jewish community and picturesque street cafés.
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  • 2 hours 10 minutes
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Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting

Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Immerse yourself in Paris' culinary culture during this gourmet tour. Sample delicious regional products such as breads, cheeses, meats, and chocolates while you explore. If you'd like, you can include a typical French lunch paired with a flight of wines served by a sommelier. Travel with a small group of 12 people or fewer, which guarantees personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.
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Private Paris: 3 Hour Morning Cheese, Art, and Local Life Tour

Private Paris: 3 Hour Morning Cheese, Art, and Local Life Tour

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Immerse yourself in Paris’ ineffable ambiance, and discover both major landmarks and culinary highlights, on this multi-part, private tour. Meet your guide in the morning at the centrally located Église de la Madeleine, and set off on foot. Stop into a bakery for a macaron—a classic French pastry—before venturing to the Tuileries Garden and admiring the Louvre. Next, indulge in a traditional cheese tasting at a bustling French market, explore the trendy Marais neighborhood, glimpse the avant-garde Centre Pompidou, and more.
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  • 3 hours
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Wheelchair Accessible: Private Paris Food Tour

Wheelchair Accessible: Private Paris Food Tour

Sample your way through one of the oldest and most charming Parisian food markets! Escorted by your knowledgeable, native Parisian tour guide, you will embark on a memorable private stroll in the historic “Belly of Paris”, the Montorgueil neighborhood. This fully accessible two hour guided tour is completely step-free. It covers approximately 1 km of walking / rolling in the pedestrianized area of Montorgueil. 
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  • 2 hours
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