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Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

1. Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

Join this 3-hour gourmet stroll in the famous Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood. Explore the art galleries, boutiques, romantic passages and, of course, pastries and chocolate shops. Your local guide will meet you in the heart of Saint Germain des Près. Along the way, he will share with you the history of the neighborhood and its artisans, as well as anecdotes about the pastries and chocolates that you will taste. In total, 8 tasting stops will await you along this gourmet route. You will begin with a visit to Debauve & Gallais, where you will be seduced by their chocolates as Marie Antoinette did in 1779. Since then, the love of chocolate in Paris, especially in this district, expanded. Some of France's best pastry and chocolate chefs, known for their chocolates and macarons such as Pierre Hermé, Patrick Roger, Yannick Lefort and many others, settled in Saint Germain des Près. In this mythical district, as well as the neighboring Latin Quarter, you will admire some of the most beautiful monuments on the Left Bank of Paris such as the Church of Saint Germain des Prés and the Church of Saint Sulpice. You will also tread the cobblestones of the charming rue de Buci and contemplate one of the institutions of Paris, the Café de Flore. During this visit, you will taste chocolates, macarons and pastries. Your guide will teach you everything there is to know about these sweets while enjoying a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

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Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Pastry and Chocolate Walking Tour

2. Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Pastry and Chocolate Walking Tour

In fashionable Saint-Germain-des-Prés, you’ll discover and taste the latest trends in sweets created by chefs who have been celebrated in the gastronomic press. Enjoy what they have to offer on this 3-hour chocolate and pastry tasting tour. Comments in the media have included: the best chocolate maker in France, the Picasso of chocolate makers, a magician of the ganache, and a Bocuse of bakery. The chef confectioners and chocolate makers vie with each other with their latest creations, and the shop windows are the epitome of elegance and refinement. Taste pastries, chocolates, and several sorts of bread in the shops you visit on the tour.

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Saint Germain des Prés: Food Tour

3. Saint Germain des Prés: Food Tour

Saint Germain des Prés, located in the heart of the most romantic area of Paris, is an inevitable highlight of the Left-Bank. The favorite place for intellectuals, politicians and artists in the City of Light, the area is also renowned as the chocolatier capital in the world. On this guided food tour you will explore the 17th-century arcades and narrow streets of Saint-Germain. You'll also discover charming little food shops that have been selected for you. You'll try freshly-baked bread, as well as charcuterie and cheese assortments. Your local foodie guide will be delighted to tell you everything about the Parisian way of life, and share stories about Paris and its people. You will also listen to the success stories of the local artisans you visit, and have the chance to ask them questions about their craft.

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Paris: 2-Hour Sweet & Chocolate Family Tour with Tastings

4. Paris: 2-Hour Sweet & Chocolate Family Tour with Tastings

This exciting Paris chocolate tour combines history and French pastry in the tasteful district of Saint-Germain-des-Près. This yummy adventure is designed to appeal to the whole family, with children invited to solve a few riddles. Start at the Saint-Germain-des-Pres Church for your first tasting of chouquette, a French baked specialty. Then, visit a 200-year-old chocolate factory which specializes in premium chocolates. Then its time to taste a macaron, an almond based cookie created in Italy and brought to France with Catherine de Medicis's chef. After you will be welcomed to the chocolate mousse bar. Here, discover chocolates from around the world in this airy texture.  Since 1830, this next boutique has kept its delicate recipe of calissons, a crushed mixture of candied melons and almonds placed on a sheet of unleavened bread and covered with a thin layer of royal frosting. Then its time to taste the “kouign amann”, which means “butter cake” in Breton. This dessert is also known as Bretons’ crêpes. And to finish in beauty, a chocolate bar personalized according to your tastes will be waiting for you at the end of the tour in a store entirely dedicated to chocolate. Be ready for great fun.

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Paris: Private Food Tour

5. Paris: Private Food Tour

Discover Paris through its gastronomy with this private guided tour. Depending on your interests, the tour will focus on either the Le Marais, Montmartre or St Germain des Près area. Benefit from a flexible starting time if you would prefer to have a lie-in.  During the tour, discover small artisans and learn more about their traditional methods. Stop at up to 10 of Paris' most fantastic shops and get underneath the surface of one of Paris' most iconic districts along the way. Sample wines, cheeses, delicacies, cured meat, French baguette, jams, and other great traditional french delicacies. You will also have the opportunity to sample delicious chocolates and macarons from renowned chocolatiers during the tour. Feel free to let the local partner know about any special requests or bucket list items you want to try during your time in Paris.

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Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

6. Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

Saint-Germain des Prés, located in the heart of the most romantic area of Paris, is an inevitable highlight of the Left-Bank. Renowned as the best chocolatier capital in the world, it also contains some gems of 20th century Parisian culture such as Le Café de Flore, La Brasserie Lipp and Les Deux Magots; the favorite places of the intellectuals, politicians and artists in the City of Light.  Hidden in the narrow streets of Saint-Germain and inside some of its 17th century arcades, you'll also discover incredibly charming little food shops that have been selected for you! Savor the smell of a fresh brioche made before your eyes, a fresh, crunchy ham and butter baguette, or even with the sight of an exquisite cheese assortment perfectly paired with wine. Your local foodie guide will be delighted to tell you everything about the Parisian way of life, and share amusing anecdotes and stories about Paris and its specificities.

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Paris: Private Food Tour in St. Germain

7. Paris: Private Food Tour in St. Germain

Considered to be the soul of the City of Light, Saint-Germain des Prés is known as one of the best chocolatier areas in the world. It has a stunning mix of history, charming little streets, unique art shops, emblematic cafes and restaurants, and of course, is a hot spot for foodies from all over the world. With a flexible time departure, you will begin your private tour in this fantastic area and get introduced to French specialties thanks to your passionate, local guide.  From the oldest Abbey in Paris to the wonders of the Luxembourg Garden, you’ll be amazed by the diversity of the french foods located there and how passionate the local artisan are about their work. During the tour, you’ll have not only the opportunity to taste the food most Parisians are craving, but you’ll also be enjoying the charming streets, art galleries, colorful cafes, restaurants, and fashion shops. You will visit by 8 to 10 of Paris' most fantastic shops. While discovering the area you will try wines, cheeses, cured meat, the french baguette, jams, and other great delicacies. This tour will be also the opportunity to taste chocolate and Macarons from renowned chocolatiers.  If you have any special requests, do not hesitate to ask. The local partner will be happy to try to cater to them.

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What people are saying about Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 98 reviews

Such a fun tour! David is a lovely guide, he took us to the most prestigious places and taught us how to recognize good chocolate and good patisseries and boulangeries. Everything we tasted was just delicious. Much recommended.

The meet up location was easy to find. Our guide had us try new things, but also let us try things we were comfortable with. We tried many different things and I fell in love with so much!

We had a wonderful interesting an tasty tour. Our guide zack had so many knowledge and told us about the history of chocolate and France we had a wonderful time with him

Very pleasant visit in the beautiful districts of St Germain des Prés with a guide.

The guide was incredibly nice and gave us an interesting insight