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Saint-Germain-des-Pres Culinary & nightlife

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Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

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

Take a walking tour of Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood with 8 tasting stops. Explore the art galleries, boutiques, romantic passages and, of course, pastries and chocolate shops. Hear about the history of the neighborhood and its artisans from your guide. Meet your guide in the heart of Saint Germain des Près. Begin with a visit to Debauve & Gallais, where you will be seduced by their chocolates as Marie Antoinette was in 1779. Discover how the love of chocolate in Paris has expanded since then, especially in this district. Listen to anecdotes about the pastries and chocolates that you will taste. 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. 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. Tread the cobblestones of the charming rue de Buci and contemplate one of the institutions of Paris, the Café de Flore. Taste chocolates, macarons and pastries at Paris, the Café de Flore. Your guide will teach you everything there is to know about these sweets while enjoying a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Paris: Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

2. Paris: Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

Start your walking tour with a morning departure at 10:45 AM or afternoon at 4:00 PM, in front of the Church of Saint Germain des Prés, in the 6th arrondissement (near Saint Germain des Prés stop on Metro line 4). Now, visit 3 different sweet shops, entering each one for a tasting as you listen to the success story of the local artisan, interact with the merchant if you wish. Discover a hidden courtyard where the story of restaurants began, where many famous French historical leaders passed through. Then, embark on an oilve oil tasting much like a wine tasting, discovering the different tastes of olives. Your guide will lead you in the neighborhood introducing you some local restaurants before a new stop at one of the best pastry French chefs'. Learn how to recognize the best pastry chef and choose the right kind or pastry. End your tour with three savoury addresses, where you will sit for a longer tasting with wine: a charcuterie tasting, a cheese tasting, and the best bread of Paris. 

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

3. 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.

Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

4. 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.

French Lesson at Cafe de Flore and Paris Guided Tour

5. French Lesson at Cafe de Flore and Paris Guided Tour

Everyone knows Paris is not easy to navigate as a non-Francophone, so enroll in a 1.5-hour French lesson over a coffee with a local Parisian language instructor, and improve your French during your stay in Paris. If you are a beginner to the language, meet with your instructor any day at 09:00, and learn the basics of the language and how to express yourself and your needs. If you are slightly more advanced, meet at 11:00 and improve your language skills with helpful lessons and practice. The lesson is geared towards your level, your goals and your interests; discuss anything from art to sports to the state of French civilization. The lesson takes place in the heart of Paris, in the typically Parisian atmosphere of Cafe de Flore, one of the city's most beautiful cafes and known for receiving many famous writers and artists over its 120 years in the business. Located near to the famous Saint-Germain-des-Près district, the neighborhood is worth exploring, and after your lesson, enjoy a guided visit through the district to appreciate its fascinating history and character.

Paris: Christmas Gourmet Tour of St-Germain-des-Prés

6. Paris: Christmas Gourmet Tour of St-Germain-des-Prés

Discover the magic of Christmas with this special winter gourmet tour in the heart of the bohemian Paris neighborhood of St-Germain-des-Prés. Your guide will escort you to some wonderful specialist gourmet shops, from pâtisseries to boulangeries, introduce you to chocolate makers and invite you to sample a superb selection of delicacies along the way. Learn about the traditional French "13 desserts” and sample delectable nougat, spiced gingerbread and candied fruits. Feel the spirit of the festive season with a stroll around Montparnasse Christmas market, tasting a variety of regional specialties at the enchanting market stalls. You will experience the warm and cozy Christmas atmosphere of a Parisian tearoom, while enjoying a hot toddy. Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you about the history of traditional French Christmas celebrations and introduce you to the sapin de Noël, or French Christmas tree. Bon appetit!

Paris: 2.5-Hour Guided Vintage Car Tour and Wine Tasting

7. Paris: 2.5-Hour Guided Vintage Car Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore Paris on a city highlight tour aboard a vintage Mercedes 280 SE from 1970. Visit the iconic Eiffel Tower and take incredible photos with the classic car. This tour takes you to the many landmarks and sights Paris has to offer, including Hôtel de Ville, Hôtel de Sens, Tour Saint Jacques, Notre Dame de Paris, Institut de France, Place de la Concorde, Grand Palais, Pont Alexandre III, Invalides, and Saint Germain des Prés. Explore some off-the-beaten-track sights and districts of the city like the Saint-Sulpice cathedral or Arènes de Lutèce with plenty of photo stops. Then, stop at a local winery in Latin Corner and discover a selection of unique wines.

Paris: Guided Champagne & Food Tour in St-Germain-des-Pres

8. Paris: Guided Champagne & Food Tour in St-Germain-des-Pres

St-Germain-des-Prés is food lovers’ quintessential neighborhood with its charming little streets lined with cafés and quaint shops ! The perfect area of the capital to discover the Parisian “Art de Vivre” as well as the French gastronomy and most importantly Champagne ! A great way to discover Paris off the beaten track. You will meet your wine expert guide in front of le café des Deux Magots – an emblematic Parisian café. During this 3-hour walking tour you will make several stops to gather different delicacies (cheeses, bread, patisserie,…) while your guide fills you up with anecdotes about French history and gastronomy. Your last stop will be in a wine cellar, where you are going to experience a food and champagne pairing and learn all about champagne ! All in all, in joining this wine tour you might become an expert in Champagne, French culture and gastronomy… you think you could handle it ?

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

We had a great time! Our family was the only ones on the tour so we received a very personalized tour. I was shocked by the number of shops we visited. There were so many in a small area. Our guide was great. She had great knowledge about why certain shops made certain things and what they were known for. She even took us into a cheese shop which was a great change of pace. She also showed us the Bon Marche grocery store - oh my - that was amazing. We had another tour to run to but I wish we had more time to hang around Saint-Germain.

I absolutely loved this tour! Nicolas is a wonderful and kind guide who gave us fascinating information about local history and organized tastings of the highest quality. I really couldn’t have asked for more and highly recommend this tour. I’d take it again!

Our guide was fabulous and extremely knowledgeable. He showed us places we would’ve never found before. He was so kind, informative and patient with our questions. He was also an excellent photographer to help us capture magical moments of our trip!

Simon was a wonderful guide on our food tour. He is quite knowledgeable. We are recommending him to our friends. We enjoyed food a learned about new places in Paris. So delicious!

Very nice walk along known and lesser known places in St Germain. You will discover special shops and learn something about the history of the district. Recommended!!